2 September 2014

Brighton and Hove voted best UK city for food and drink

Readers of Condé Nest Traveller magazine have voted Brighton and Hove the ‘Best UK city for restaurants and bars’ – better even than London.

In their annual travel awards which invite readers to vote for the places they love to visit and stay in, Brighton and Hove came out ahead of the rest for its variety of bars and choice of eating out in 2014.

As one of the highest scorers, Brighton also nudged into the world’s top 100 which feature luxurious destinations across the globe. At number 86 for its entry as a top UK city, Brighton and Hove finished ahead of The Connaught and Dorchester hotels in London and spa resorts in Italy and the Maldives.

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of the city’s economic development and culture committee, said: “This is yet another feather in our city's cap.  It is a great accolade to be recognised by the readers of such a prestigious travel magazine and is a testament to the amazing variety and quality of Brighton & Hove's bar and restaurant offer."

Brighton and Hove’s award was presented to the city’s mayor, councillor Brian Fitch. He said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have pushed London into second place and it’s a real achievement for the bars and restaurants in the city; demonstrating their diversity and the excellence of their offer. I am delighted for them. No-one should underestimate their value to our economy and the place they hold as one of the key attractions of our city.”