What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than enjoying a candlelit meal with your loved one?

It may be a cliché but treating yourselves to some delicious food and taking the time to appreciate one another’s company for a few hours really is the ideal way to spend the most romantic evening of the year.

To make the best impression, choose a fine dining restaurant for fabulous flavours and attentive service.

These sought-after establishments will get booked up quickly though so to avoid disappointment, get your reservation in early.

So, whether you’re celebrating with your other half, the family, your best friend or simply offering yourself some love, here are Tripadvisor’s hottest tables for February 14, in Brighton and Hove.


Top 5 fine dining restaurants in Brighton and Hove


The Argus: Gingerman, Brighton. Picture: TripadvisorGingerman, Brighton. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 21A Norfolk Square, Brighton BN1 2PD
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' ratings: 996
Customer review: Five star experience!
"We had a wonderful evening at the Gingerman. The tasting menu was superb as were the wine tastings.
"There was a little break in between each course which meant we could really relax and enjoy each course and we never felt rushed.
"The staff were brilliant and very knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful evening and we look forward to returning!"
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The Argus: etch. in Hove. Picture: Tripadvisoretch. in Hove. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 216 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' ratings: 299
Customer review: Amazing wedding present!
"We came here for the 7 course taster menu which was gifted to us as a wedding present and it certainly did not disappoint.
"The chefs and all the staff were beyond helpful and so friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and introduced me to flavours I had never even considered before!
"My husband got the wine pairing too and they were just perfect.
"We want to come back for other special occasions! Highly recommend."
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The Little Fish Market

The Argus: The Little Fish Market, Hove. Picture: TripadvisorThe Little Fish Market, Hove. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 10 Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS
Rating: 5/5
Number of 'excellent' ratings: 318
Customer review: A culinary celebration
"The whole dining experience surpassed all of our expectations.
"From the moment we entered the restaurant the ambience, service and quality of the food was exceptional.
"In celebrating a special occasion we couldn't have asked for a better culinary environment.
"It is not possible to identify our favourite course as each one was unique in it's composition, taste & presentation - they were all unique and delicious.
"The wine pairing certainly complemented each dish.
We would highly recommend TLFM for a special occasion &/or celebration of fine food & wine."
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The Restaurant at Drakes

The Argus: The Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton. Picture: TripadvisorThe Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' ratings: 362
Customer review: A step above
"The Restaurant at Drakes is a rare find.
"The service is excellent. The presentation and quality of the dishes is as good as it gets. We were impressed at every step.
"And to top it off, our waiter Mark was wonderful and fun. We highly recommend The Restaurant at Drakes."
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Isaac At Gloucester Street

The Argus: Isaac At Gloucester Street, Brighton. Picture: TripadvisorIsaac At Gloucester Street, Brighton. Picture: Tripadvisor
Where: 2 Gloucester Street, Brighton BN1 4EW
Rating: 4.5/5
Number of 'excellent' ratings: 374
Customer review: A wonderful restaurant with strong ethos and warm heart
"I have been a couple of times and had extraordinary and surprising food served with care and love from the passionate staff.
"The style is friendly and unpretentious and the ethos of local sourcing, innovation and nostalgia in the food makes every meal a wonderful journey.
"Love the set meal style and how the food is curated around seasonal food and wine.
"Love this place and will return many more times."
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