New Student in Brighton? Get a Wriggle on!
Arriving in a new city can be tough, but that’s not about to stop the 6,000 new students descending on Brighton over the coming weeks. You’ll want to explore the best bars and restaurants, find your favourite study spot (preferably where there’s good coffee) and rest easy in the knowledge you’ve settled in before even starting your lectures.
With more restaurants per capita than any other city in the UK, it wouldn’t be too tall an order to claim Brighton as the food capital of the country. Boasting a smorgasbord of choices, from Mexican to Moroccan, Szechuan to Sicilian and everything in between, there’s so much on offer for all budgets – including those of students.
Feeling overwhelmed? Luckily, help is at hand at Wriggle, with advice in abundance and a multitude of discounts for students in Brighton so you don’t end up spending all your loan money through trial and error. Prepare to discover a whole new world of flat whites, herb cocktails and what may feel like the best pizza of your life – at least when you need to power through those difficult weekdays*…
Small Batch Jubilee Street
£4 for any hot drink and cake, 4pm-7pm
If there’s something Brighton does better than anywhere else in the UK it’s coffee, and Small Batch – the chain with a difference – offers the smoothest flat whites in the city. Expect the friendliest of baristas at their Jubilee Street café, and the perfect ambience for a hardcore study sesh. And if you prefer total silence, the huge Jubilee Library is just next door.
£5 for any signature eggs brunch dish, 10am-4pm
The brainchild of international DJ Tim Healey and his wife Rebecca, Kooks may just be the coolest place to eat in Brighton. An amazing playlist compliments the Catalan-inspired backdrop and the food is fantastic – their brunch dishes in particular being a great antidote to the obligatory mid-week hangover.
£2.25 for any main dish, 6pm-7pm
The very epitome of good food done cheaply, Foodilic’s buffet is unlike any that you will have seen before, with everything from vegetarian moussaka to chicken and chorizo skewers served with excellent salads. It’s also right in the middle of town, so you needn’t go out of your way to find it. The laziest, cheapest five-a-day you’ll ever have.
£5 for a choice of pizza or pasta, 12pm-6pm
When is pizza ever a bad idea? Sat at the bottom of West Street, NuPosto is in the perfect location for everything a student may need: the cinema is next door, LaserZone is across the road, the beach is barely 100m away, and there are a number of bars and clubs within stumbling distance…
£4 for any cocktail, 5.30pm-9pm
An exclusive champagne and cocktail bar in the North Laine, Dandelion by 1847 sits secretly below the trendy vegetarian restaurant, serving a delicious range of plant-based plonk in a classy atmosphere where the drinks cost less than a pint in your local thanks to Wriggle. The perfect start to school-night shenanigans; they may begin with sophistication, but we all know they won’t end that way!