1 - 64 Degrees | 64degrees.co.uk | Read my review
Probably no great shock, 64 Degrees remains the worthy poster boy for exceptional dining in Brighton. Owner and Chef, Michael Bremner also won the award for ‘Best Chef’ and there are exciting plans afoot for their next project. I can't wait.
2 - Bincho Yakitori | binchoyakitori.com | Read my review
This is the place where chefs go to on their day off and there was huge celebration for its position (up a mighty 11 places from last year). This is probably the best value restaurant in Brighton, yet the food is consistently good. I absolutely love it.
3 - The Chilli Pickle | thechillipickle.com | Read my review
Got to love The Chilli Pickle - a Brighton institution now. There was almost a protest organised for their pork knuckle to stay on the menu following it's success in the OctoberBEST festival (which is also organised by Brighton Best Restaurant Awards).
Probably my favourite restaurant in Brighton and the only one with three AA Rosettes to its name. Chef and owner Duncan Ray is a true talent who diligently works away at crafting some of the best dishes in the city.
5 - The Set | thesetrestaurant.com
Forever pushing the boundaries and running multiple projects, The Set are worthy winners here. They also took away the Best Roast award for the Dizzy Gull at The Brighton Beer Dispensary.
I was so proud of my fellow Italians Cin Cin who after only recently opening came straight in at number 6. Finally I can recommend some Italian food in the city! Owner David Toscano was also rewarded for his hospitality with the ‘Best Welcome’ award too. Forza Italia!
Reservations are going to be tight following the enthusiastic review from Jay Rayner recently. Its certainly high on my list to visit next.
9 - Silo | silobrighton.com | Read my review
Silo is a real asset to the city. They offer something different with their sustainable, zero waste approach and elegant, unique plates of food.
Proving there are diamonds in the rough on London Road, Semolina is a well loved neighbourhood restaurant, and superb value too.
11 - The Gingerman | gingermanrestaurant.com
You couldn't have a food awards without the Gingers being mentioned and here they are with their original site, still making an impact.
12 - Terre á Terre | terreaterre.co.uk
The well loved Brighton vegetarian restaurant in the top 20 and one of the best places for dessert in Brighton in my opinion. Terre á Terre, placed 12th in the rankings.
13 - Curry Leaf Cafe | curryleafcafe.com | Read my review
I think the Curry Leaf Cafe are going to have a big year. They have a new site in Kemptown and consistently delight with their fresh, vibrant Indian food.
Another of the Ginger group, the more laid back Ginger Pig secures its place with their consistent quality and celebration of Sussex produce.
16 - Fatto A Mano | fattoamanopizza.com | Read my review
A couple of years ago any pizzeria in Brighton winning any award would have been laughable in my book but Fatto a Mano have brought authentic Neapolitan pizza to our door, finally!
17 - The Urchin | urchinpub.co.uk
18 - The Coal Shed | coalshed-restaurant.co.uk
The Coal Shed is the sister restaurant of The Salt Rooms and offers a slightly more relaxed vibe but with solid cooking and one of my favourite places for steaks in the city.
19 - Riddle & Finns | riddleandfinns.co.uk
20 - Fourth & Church | fourthandchurch.co.uk