Local restaurant awards were launched by Fatboy Slim last week.

The DJ introduced the 2024 Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online (BRAVO), hosted by Restaurants Brighton, with a special video voiceover on Instagram.

Restaurants Brighton said the video has been viewed 37,000 times and there have already been over 25,0000 votes.

So far, 669 Brighton and Sussex venues are involved.

The awards, which were first hosted in 2018, aim to find the most loved food and drink venues across the city.

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This year marks the seventh anniversary of the awards, which allow the public to vote for who they want to win.

Nominations are still open.

BRAVO are expecting 700 plus venues to be nominated, with the winners to be announced on March 28.

In 2023, Burnt Orange was voted as the best restaurant in the BRAVO awards.

BRAVO founder Nick Harvey said: “Brighton hospitality is continuing to thrive against all the odds and we’d like to think that the BRAVO’s has a part to play in its continued success.

"Every year we see new businesses nominated which shows us the food scene in Brighton and beyond is burgeoning and exciting.

"The thousands of votes from the public shows the local community is passionate about the amazingly good food and drink available in the city.”