The SEO team at Vertical Leap is heading to Brighton on the 22nd of April for perhaps one of the most important events in the marketing calendar – Brighton SEO. There, our experts will rub shoulders with other industry specialists to learn new strategies, swap ideas, and – of course – discuss our love of food.

Don’t look so surprised; a good SEO team marches on its stomach. Consequently, every year the restaurants and cafes of Brighton fill up with marketing professionals looking to grab a quick bite to eat or socialise with their peers. There are hundreds of options throughout the city, so we’ve created this handy guide showcasing where we think are the best locations. Think we missed anything on the list? Let us know by using the #BrightonSEO hashtag

Breakfast

You’ve arrived at the train station an hour or so early and your stomach is rumbling – it’s time to get your fill of the most important meal of the day. Here are some of the best places for grabbing a spot of breakfast:

The Breakfast Club

Located on Market Street, the Breakfast Club is a great place to get a hearty morning meal before settling down for a day of SEO. Also stocking vegetarian and gluten-free options, it’s a great choice for those with specific dietary needs.

Renowned for its friendly staff and speedy service, it’s also about 5 minutes’ walk from the conference – bonus!

The Breakfast Club

Address: 16 Market St, BN1 1HH

Phone: 01273 947080

Little Miss Piggies

An independent family café specialising in traditional English food, Little Miss Piggies is famous throughout Brighton for having an old fashioned feel and classic charm. As an added bonus, you can start the day with an English breakfast for just £3.95 – you really can’t say fairer than that.

Little Miss Piggies

Address: 85 St James’s St, BN2 1TP

Phone: 01273699029

Café Coho

The winner of ‘Brighton’s Best Loved Café’, this little gem easily stands out as it occupies a grade II-listed building. For all the history, though, Cafe Coho possesses free WiFi and enough seats to keep you and your colleagues happy. It’s a great place to quickly grab a coffee before heading to the conference.

Café Coho

Address: 53 Ship Street, BN1 1AF

Phone: 01273 747 777

Infinity Foods Kitchen

An ideal stopping point if you have specific dietary needs, Infinity Foods prides itself on being Brighton’s original organic vegetarian café. Also stocking gluten-free items, this friendly eatery can cater for a wide variety of customers. Furthermore, if you think being vegetarian means this café will only stock the smallest of portions, clearly you’ve never ordered the full breakfast.

Infinity Foods Kitchen

Address: 50 Gardner Street, North Lanes, BN1 1UN

Phone: 01273670743

The lunch guide to Brighton SEO

With breakfast out the way, now comes the most important part – finding a place to relax in for lunch. Here are some of our team’s favourite options:

Grow 40

A cosy restaurant which prides itself on independent, home-grown ingredients, Grow 40 is an underrated place to sit back, relax, and enjoy some great grub. If you fancy getting out in the open air, their roof garden is certainly a lovely place to watch the world go by. Menu prices are reasonable and their open sandwiches are always worth grabbing.

Grow 40

Address: 40 Kensington Gardens, BN1 4AL

Phone: 01273 622519

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

A firm-favourite where you know exactly what to expect, Gourmet Burger Kitchen has a fantastic branch in Brighton, just off Gardner Street. A quick option for when you want to get back to the conference, this is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Dome and offers excellent vegetarian and gluten-free options – should they be required.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Address: 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Phone: 01273 685 895

Discounts

As an added bonus, those wearing a Brighton SEO lanyard can get 15% off food.

Pompoko

Fancy something a bit different? Pompoko is a Japanese restaurant which offers so much more than just sushi. It possesses a wide range of Japanese dishes which are sure to impress. Word to the wise – try the rice bowl dishes for a hearty fill.

Pompoko

Address: 110 Church St, BN1 1UD

Phone: 07796 001927

Pizza Express

Pizza and marketing go together like salt and pepper so it stands to reason that we’d put include a pizza restaurant in our list. This particular branch, on Jubilee Street, is just round the corner from Brighton SEO so it’s also a convenient place to get your fix. However, I’m pretty sure the conference organisers frown on bringing in your leftovers in a takeaway box…

Pizza Express

Address: A3 Block, Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE

Phone: 01273 697691

Discounts

If you’re wearing the Brighton SEO lanyard, you can also get 20% off food here.

La Choza

Although you might not associate Brighton with Mexican street food, La Choza has this corner of cuisine covered. Also stocking authentic Mexican drinks, this is probably about as close to Mexico as you can get without actually leaving Sussex.

La Choza

Address: 36 Gloucester Road, BN1 4AQ

Phone: 01273 945926

Al Duomo

Al Duomo is Brighton’s longest-serving Italian restaurant and just a short distance away from the Dome. Sourcing all its ingredients from native suppliers, it also caters to a wide variety of different dietary needs. All in all, a traditional Italian with plenty of decent options.

Al Duomo

Address: 7 Pavilion Buildings, BN1 1EE

Phone: 01273 326741

Discounts

Walk in wearing your lanyard and get 20% off food.

Carluccio’s

A personal favourite, Carluccio’s stocks a wide variety of Italian dishes that also benefits from being conveniently located in the centre of Brighton’s North Laine. Furthermore, while you’re there, check out the deli. It normally has some nice bits you can take home and experiment with.

As an added bonus, Carluccio’s has great WiFi access – handy for updating your social media accounts while enjoying some quality pasta.

Carluccio’s

Address: Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE

Phone: 01273 690 493

Tortilla

Tortilla was founded with the purpose of serving the very best burritos in the UK. Visit their Brighton restaurant and you can decide for yourself if they’ve achieved the goal! With a menu containing loads of fillings and options, there’s plenty of variety if you’re treating yourself to a lunchtime burrito.

Tortilla

Address: 37 West Street, BN1 2RE

Phone: 01273 748069

Where will you be eating at Brighton SEO?

Although we’ve mentioned several great options, if none of these float your boat why not let us know where you’ll be eating instead? If you’ve discovered a great little gem, please share it with us. Finally, if you wish to see a full list of discounts for those going to the conference, take a look at this page on the Brighton SEO website.

Featured image courtesy of Carluccios