Experience the eclectic sights, stories & tastes of quirky, independent Brighton.
Uncover the unique makers and unsung heroes of Brighton’s indie food & drink scene.
Over approx. 3 hours and 7 stops, The V.I.B Tour takes you on a magical mystery tour of some of the best foodie hotspots that quirky, independent Brighton has to offer. Hear the stories, passions and politics behind the food and, best of all, try lots of tasty samples...
You might visit off-the-beaten-track street food stalls, hear about sustainable food systems, meet food industry revolutionaries, re-live old-school seaside Brighton… and a whole lot more. Suitable for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. Also available as a Private Tour.
Suitable for: omnivores, vegetarians and vegans.
Dates: Fridays + Saturdays, all year round.
Price: £55pp +Booking Fee inc. all food & drink tastings (equiv. to a light lunch) +exclusive discounts at participating vendors.
Group Size: 10 People.
(Very Independent Brighton)
Join our award-winning, signature V.I.B Food Tour to get down and dirty with some of Brighton’s best independent food producers and street-food vendors.
Fridays & Saturdays
all year round
We’ve teamed up with local beer experts Beer & Brew to give you a most delicious three-hour afternoon of beer & food delights.
Over approx. 5 stops, we’ll dive into the best food and beer pairings that independent Brighton has to offer, hopping from place to place to give you a unique and very special taste of our amazing city.
Along the way we will learn a little about beery Brighton, hear from those creating what we’ll eat and drink, and why beer and food pairing is important… Also available as a Private Tour.
Dates: Sat 21st Mar 2020 - more dates tbc
Price: £60pp +Booking Fee inc. all drink samples + food tastings.
Group Size: 10 People.
Calling beer-loving foodies! A Brighton Food Tours and Beer & Brew collaboration: an afternoon walking adventure to uncover the best food & beer pairings in Brighton
21st March 2020
Over approx. 3 hours and 6 stops you’ll sample a variety of some of the most exciting and interesting foodie offerings that the Kemptown area of Brighton has to offer.
We’ll show you how Kemptown really does have it all: local micro-breweries, hidden roasteries, vintage tea rooms and some wonderful stories of Kemptown past and present. There is so much to be discovered away from central Brighton and we can't wait to take you on this foodie magical mystery tour! Also available as a Private Tour.
Dates: 4th April, 13th June & 19th September 2020
Price: £55pp +Booking Fee inc. all drink samples + food tastings.
Group Size: 10 People.
A walking food & drink safari of our favourite independent producers and vendors in the wonderful Kemptown area of Brighton. Sample an eclectic selection of Kemptown's best foodie treats.
4th April, 13th June & 19th September 2020
Over approx. 3 hours and 5-6 stops we’ll excite and delight you with a marvellous medley of wine samples, stories and surprises.
Whether you’re a total wine novice, an enthusiastic amateur or even a self-confessed wine snob, our resident Rebel Sommelier will help you explore new ideas, experiment with different wines and learn more about what you enjoy and why. And because we believe that good wine should be enjoyed with great food, we’ll be throwing in some extra tempting foodie tasters along the way too. Also available as a Private Tour.
Dates: 15th Feb, 25th April, 4th July & 12th Sept 2020
Price: £70pp +Booking Fee inc. all drink samples + food tastings.
Group Size: 10 People.
Rebel against pretentious wine snobbery with The BrightonWine Rebellion Tour: an educational-but-fun walking wine tour of the city’s best independent hotspots.
15th Feb, 25th April,
4th July & 12th Sept 2020
We naturally want to keep our customers and guides as safe as possible on our tours and we have been through the "Good To Go" certification system to help us do so. We ask our customers to follow these guidelines:
1) Please do not attend the tour if you have any COVID symptoms - we will happily transfer your booking for you. Guides reserve the right to refuse your attendance if you have any COVID type symptoms.
2) Please bring and wear your own mask.
3) We will work hard to maintain social distancing - please follow the directions of your guide and do not be offended if we ask you to make more space for each other.
4) You will be offered hand sanitiser at regular intervals. Please feel free to bring or use your own.If you have any questions about our full risk assessment or wish to discuss any particular needs you may have please contact us and we will be happy to discuss them.
Each of our tours differ in price – please see the Tour info for more details. Sorry – no discounts for students, seniors or Brighton residents.
Generally our tours last approx. 3 hours but sometimes may run over if our foodies are having too much fun! Please use the 'more info' links above for info on specific tours. Bespoke, private and corporate tours can be tailored to the specific timetables of the groups.
We are always happy to offer private tours outside of the designated dates/times as detailed on our Tours page for a minimum of 8 people. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange one.
All food and drink tastings + exclusive discounts for some Brighton Food Tours participating establishments + your own BFT guide(s).
We’re not into big impersonal groups – plus it would be tricky for our lovely vendors to accommodate them – so we usually prefer an intimate gathering of no more than 10 foodies. If you have a larger group and require a private tour we can split your group into smaller teams and arrange a route where you meet up at different points and join each other at the final meeting point.
We visit several different foodie hotspots on our tours with bite-size tasters at most places. The samples are not meal replacements, however many of our punters tell us they feel nicely full after our tours (sometimes even only half-way around!).
Please let us know of any particular requirements when booking. In most places we can easily cater for vegetarians, vegans and pregnant women if given advance notice. If you have specific allergies we can check with our vendors regarding nuts or other allergens in their products, but we can’t guarantee that foods will not have come into contact with allergens so please do exercise your judgement accordingly.
Yes! We regularly run our signature, tried-and-tested V.I.B(Very Independent Brighton) Tour that has proved to be extremely popular with both residents and visitors to Brighton.We also run a variety of ‘Special Tours’ throughout the year and have lots of other plans in the pipeline. Keep an eye on our Tours page for up-to-date info on all tours we’re currently running. If you’re looking for a private and/or bespoke tour, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Absolutely. Food tour gift vouchers are a great gift for your foodie friends & family. Just choose which tour you’d like to give, then drop us an email with the number of people you’d like to pay for and we can send the voucher in PDF to you by email to self-print. If you let us know the special person’s name and the celebration too, we can even personalise the voucher for you. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and are non-refundable.
Our tours go ahead come rain or shine so be sure to come prepared for all weather eventualities. Umbrellas are pretty redundant in Brighton (it can get rather gusty!) so if it’s wet we recommend waterproof coats with hoods etc. On very rare occasions we may decide to cancel due to extreme weather conditions, and we will always cancel if an official amber weather warning is in place. See our terms and conditions for more information on what happens in this eventuality.
Generally our tours cover some distance (between 1-3 miles)but it’s broken up into multiple stops and we walk at a leisurely pace.
A few of our stops have seating, but you’re not guaranteed a seat. You can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour.
Some vendors have toilet facilities and others do not. However, there are public toilets on our tour routes if you need them.
Our tours are not suitable for children under 12 year olds and have been designed with adults in mind. Please let us know when booking if your group includes children.
Just bring yourself, in a pair of comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. You may also like to bring a bottle of water with you, a bag for any purchases along the way and your smartphone for any en-route photo and social media action. (P.S Don’t forget to tag us – @BTNFoodTours)
Let us know your requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable
Parking in Brighton can be expensive and some of the central car parks charge far more than they should, so here are our recommendations on where to park:
-Trafalgar Street Car Park (North Laine, close to station): approx £10 for 6 hours.
-The Lanes Car Park (very central, seafront): approx £20 for 9 hour.
-Regency Square Car Park (towards Hove, close to i360): approx £12 for 9 hours.
-Churchill Square Car Park (very central, shopping centre): approx £15 for 6 hours
Also, if you have a Smartphone, check out JustPark which has an excellent app for finding the cheapest places to park.
Please note that our tour can sometimes go over 3 hours so please do allow plenty of extra time when planning your car parking.
You can read our full terms and conditions here.
No problem, drop us an email via our contact page.
We're Cat & Angela and we started Brighton Food Tours in 2016 to celebrate our city's community of independent food & drink producers & vendors.
Brighton is so much more than the pier & pebble beach -it's creative, inclusive, innovative, and eclectic. But it's the city's fiercely independent spirit that we're most proud of.
When you're here there's no need to visit global coffee chains, faceless restaurant groups or generic fast food outlets. Our indie food & drink hotspots offer an abundance of foodie treats that outstrip them in quality, taste & most importantly, heart.
We want to share these places - and the people and stories behind them - with everyone.
Whether you’re a visitor or resident, we’ll take you on a food & drink adventure to discover the taste of independent Brighton.
Our guides at Brighton Food Tours come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common - a love of Brighton's independent spirit and thriving food scene.
We have an ever-expanding team who are all regularly given 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor for their hosting skills.
We're very proud of our troop who all hold our Brighton Food Tour values close to their hearts and are unfailingly engaging, hospitable and often go that extra mile to give our customers the best possible tour experience.
If you'd like to join the team, do get in touch and let us know why you'd make a great BFT guide!
The perfect gift for your foodie friends & family. Just let us know which tour and the number of tickets you’d like to gift and we’ll send you a PDF gift voucher to self-print.
Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and are non-refundable.