Recommended Restaurants

Recommended Restaurants

TOM’s Bar here at The Old Market serves a range of wines, draft beers, spirits and ciders before, during and after every show. We also offer a small selection of snacks and nibbles, including: a range of nuts; chocolate buttons; crisps; ice creams and seasonal specials.

If, however, you’re looking for something more substantial to eat before your show, we have some excellent recommendations. Great menus, fast service, fine dining and cheap eats are all available just a short walk from us:


The Paris House
21 Western Road // // 01273 724 195 // 50m from The Old Market
Just around the corner from us, The Paris House is a charming French-styled bar. Along with a small selection of mains, the charcuterie and cheese platters are ideal for pre-show nibbles. (£)


The Hove Kitchen
102-105 Western Road, Hove // // 01273 725 495 // 150m from The Old Market
This popular restaurant and bar boasts an extensive a la carte menu of classic dishes and seasonal specials. Light and airy, The Hove Kitchen is an excellent place to enjoy anything from a light snack to a full meal before your show. (££)


The Verano Lounge
95 Western Road, Brighton // // 01273 205 424 // 500m from The Old Market
From brunch to burgers, sandwiches to sticky toffee pudding, The Verano Lounge is a recent addition to Hove’s eateries, offering bar food that’s a cut above. We recommend trying the tapas menu, ideal for pre-show. No need to book, just order at the bar. [Nb: If you’re walking The Verano Lounge is en-route from Brighton to The Old Market.]  (£)


The Little Fish Market
10 Upper Market Street // // 01273 203 038 // 5m from The Old Market
For fine fish, you’ll find nowhere better than The Little Fish Market, directly opposite our main entrance. Chef Duncan Ray, whose prestigious CV includes working alongside Heston at The Fat Duck, updates the exquisite menu on a regular basis. Booking a few weeks in advance is often essential. [Nb. Dining at The Little Fish Market is best not to be rushed, so we recommend booking either for post-show, or perhaps a late lunch.] (£££)


121 Western Road, Hove // // 01273 779 474 // 50m from The Old Market
A family-run Greek taverna, Archipelagos frequently ranks as the ‘most recommended restaurant’ in Hove. Archipelagos earns its reputation with a delicious array of meze and mains, served with love and pride. Service is quick, making this is an ideal place for pre-show dinner. (££)