Fridays & Saturdays - 11am
Meeting point: Central Brighton
Our signature walking food tour - The V.I.B Tour (Very Independent Brighton) - is a celebration of independent Brighton – packed with the eclectic sights and tastes from the unique makers and producers to the unsung heroes of Brighton’s indy food & drink scene.
Whether you’re a visitor to Brighton or locals like us, we’ll take you on a journey to enjoy the taste of real independent Brighton beyond just the pier, pavilion and the pebble beach.
Over the course of approx. 3 hours you’ll get a chocolate-box selection of the best foodie hotspots that quirky, independent Brighton has to offer.
Because Brighton has such a blooming independent food-and-drink scene, we are able to swap in and out vendors depending on season, weather and what we think will work on the day you visit.
That helps us to make each V.I.B experience that little bit unique - and means more of our city's food-and-drink superstars can feature. You might visit off-the-beaten-track street food stalls, hear about eco-aware sustainable food systems, get down and dirty with the most passionate burger-makers in town, meet food industry revolutionaries, re-live the quintessential old-school seaside Brighton... and a whole lot more.
The V.I.B Tour runs on Fridays & Saturdays: weekly from April - October & monthly from November - March (except December)
Outside of these dates/times we are happy to offer year-round private V.I.B Tours for a minimum of 6 people. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange one.
Praise for The V.I.B Tour:
"Great way to see & taste the real Brighton!"
"Real food for real food lovers"
“Really excellent. Had a great time – just the right time walking and amount of food!”
“It’s local, small & poseur-free. It was real food. A Jay Rainer experience!”
"Delicious & fun"
“People so rarely walk around their own cities. The V.I.B Tour helps people to re-discover and feel closer to the place they live”
You can find our most up-to-date reviews over at Trip Advisor.
This tour is primarily designed for adults
Please do wear comfortable walking shoes as you can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour. 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 action and social media sharing. (P.S Don’t forget to tag us – @BTNFoodTours)
The tour will kick off promptly on time so please aim to arrive at the meeting point at least 5-10 minutes before the start time.
Tickets are non-refundable (unless of course we are required to cancel the tour due to extreme weather or unforeseen circumstances)
How much is a Brighton Food tour?
£35 per person (sorry – no discounts for students, seniors or Brighton residents)
How long is the tour?
Roughly 2.5-3 hours but it sometimes may run over if our foodies are having too much fun!
What is included in the tour cost?
All food and drink tastings + exclusive discounts at Brighton Food Tours participating establishments (should you wish to purchase any products along the way)
How many people are on the tour?
We’re not into big impersonal groups – plus it would be tricky for our lovely vendors to accommodate them – so we prefer an intimate gathering of no more than 10 foodies
How many stops are on the tour and and how much food will there be?
We visit approx. 6-8 different foodie hotspots with bite-size tasters at most places. The samples are not meal replacements.
Do you cater for particular dietary requirements or food allergies/intolerances?
Please let us know of any particular requirements when booking. In most places we can easily cater for vegetarians, vegans and pregnant women. Our vendors will let us know if there are nuts 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.
Do you offer a range of different tours?
Yes! We have lots of plans in the pipeline (Christmas Specials, Drinks Brighton, Veggie & Vegan, Hove, Kemptown... the list goes on). 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 tailored tour, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
What do you do in case of bad weather?
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.
How far do you walk on the tour?
It’s a total of approx 2.5 miles – broken up into about 6-8 stops – at a leisurely pace.
Is there anywhere to sit?
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.
Are there opportunities for toilet stops?
Most of the places we visit do not have toilets so be prepared to cross your legs if you don’t go before we meet.
Are the tours appropriate for kids?
Our tours are not suitable for children under 10 year olds and have been designed with adults in mind. Please let us know when booking if your group includes children.
Do we need to bring anything?
Just bring yourself, in a pair of comfortable shoes. 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 action and social media sharing. (P.S Don’t forget to tag us – @BTNFoodTours)
Are the tours accessible for wheelchair users?
Let us know your requirements when making your booking enquiry and we’ll do our best to ensure the tour is suitable.