The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Walking Food Tour
Fridays & Saturdays - 11am
Meeting point: Central Brighton
Our signature walking food tour -
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 independent Brighton has to offer.
Because Brighton has such a diverse 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 make each V.I.B experience that little bit unique - and means more of our city's food-and-drink superstars can be featured. You might visit off-the-beaten-track street food stalls, hear about sustainable food systems, get down and dirty with the most passionate burger-makers in town, meet food industry heroes, re-live the quintessential old-school seaside Brighton... and a whole lot more.
Suitable for: omnivores, vegetarians and vegans - please specify any dietary requirements on booking.
The V.I.B Tour runs on Fridays & Saturdays: Fridays weekly from April - October & fortnightly from November - March and Saturdays weekly throughout the year.
Outside of these dates/times we are happy to offer year-round private V.I.B Tours for a minimum of 8 people. Please
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”
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Advance booking essential.
This tour is primarily designed for adults.
* Wear comfortable walking shoes as you can expect to be standing or walking for the whole tour.
* Bring with you - a bottle of water, a bag for 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 –
The tour will kick off promptly so please aim to arrive at the meeting point at least 5-10 minutes before the start time.
Tickets are non-refundable.
By purchasing tickets from Brighton Food Tours you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to our
How much is a V.I.B Tour?
£45 per person (sorry – no discounts for students, seniors or Brighton residents)
How long is the tour?
Roughly 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 usually no more than 10 guests to one guide (there is the odd occasion we will stretch to 11 but very rarely).
How many stops are on the tour and and how much food will there be?
We visit approx. 6-7 different foodie hotspots with bite-size tasters at most places. The samples are not meal replacements. Most people describe the entire event as amounting to food equivalent to a light meal.
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 if given advance notice. Our vendors will let us know if there are 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. See our T&Cs.
Do you offer a range of different tours?
Yes! We run a Wine Rebellion Tour, Beer & Food Matching Tour and all kinds of bespoke and tailored events throughout the year and across the city. Keep an eye on our
If you’re looking for a bespoke, private and/or tailored tour, please
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.
Tours are cancelled very rarely and usually only in the event of an amber weather warning.
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 but there are few places where you can take a quick comfort break.
Are the tours appropriate for kids?
Our tours are not suitable for children under 12 year olds and have been designed with adults in mind. Babes in arms can come along but we would ask they are in slings rather than in buggies. The tour is not suitable for toddlers. 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 –
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.
Do you offer gift vouchers?
Absolutely. Food tour gift vouchers are a great gift for your friends & family. Just choose which tour you’d like to give, then
Any advice on parking?
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:
Also, if you have a Smartphone, check out
Terms and Conditions?
You can read our full terms and conditions
Any other questions? No problem,