Brighton has been ranked as the third-best UK city for restaurants, according to the restaurant review guide Harden's.

The city had the third highest number of restaurants to feature in the guide's Top 500 ranking behind London and Edinburgh.

These restaurants will feature in the 32nd edition of the Harden's guide which will be published this week.

It is based on a total of 30,000 reports submitted from a survey of 3,000 diners.

What Brighton restaurants were included in the guide?

The Little Fish Market tucked away on Upper Market Street in Hove is the only restaurant in East Sussex to make it into the Top 100 list.

The intimate establishment, which allows just 20 guests per sitting, is hailed as an "exceptional foodie experience”, by the guide whose surveyed diners say this “absolute gem of a restaurant" is “hard to beat”.

That restaurant is among nine in Brighton on the Top 500 list, including the specialist burger bar Burger Brothers on North Road and the widely-acclaimed vegan establishment Terre à Terre.

Peter Harden, co-founder of Harden’s, said: "Brighton is always such a popular foodie destination for those looking to enjoy of-the-moment trends accompanied by warm service and surroundings that make you feel like a local.

"A coastal bolthole for many London chefs, the talent pool here is impressive and comes through in the creative use of all that superb local produce that comes from land and sea, presented simply with tonnes of flavour and a sprinkling of British seaside nostalgia."