The Lion and Lobster

Our lovely, lively local !


We feel very proud here at The Oriental to have one of the best pubs in Brighton right on our doorstep ! The Lion and Lobster is a large pub and restaurant which can be found just around the corner from our hotel. Split over three floors with a huge smoking terrace – which even has an outside bar (!) – the atmosphere is always fun and relaxed and that is what Lion and Lobster is so well known for. . . that and its mind-blowing food menu. Which includes a selection of generous sized meals, snacks and yummy puds.

For the perfect Sunday , why not head to the Lion and Lobster for one of their incredible roast dinners followed by entertainment from their House Jazz band – every week !!

Gemini Beach Bar


It’s Back !

The forever popular Gemini Bar has returned for another season  of summer drinking and live music. Situated on the seafront and with it’s recent refurbishment , Gemini is going to be buzzing more than ever ! Head down in the weekends and check out performances from local bands and artists who will be there to entertain you whilst you soak up the sun’s rays. It’s places like this that make Brighton such a great City !

That’s a whole lotta Chocolate !!

Brighton’s Chocolate Festival

What more could you want than two days celebrating the yummiest food of them all – chocolate.  Next weekend (April 16 & 17) Brighton will be hosting ‘The Chocolate Festival‘. It takes place opposite the pavilions where you will find samples, recipes, chocolate producers and gifts . . . with Easter coming up you have the perfect opportunity ( or excuse ! ) to go and try lots of scrumptious sweet and savoury nibbles ! We are going to get into the spirit of things here at The Oriental with a choc-tastic specials board in our cocktail bar ! Open all day till midnight every Friday and Saturday night !


ShakeDown Festival

Shakedown Festival, 12pm-12am, Saturday 9 July

wwwvisitbrightoncomStamner Park, Brighton will be the location of this years Shakedown Festival – and what an incredible line up they have ! Including acts and DJs as big as Mark Ronson, Freemasons and Example !

Shakedown is a non-camping event but we still have plenty of availability at The Oriental, so book a room before we fill ! We are situated three minutes from regular buses that can take you directly to and from the park. If you fancy staying out and going to one of the Shakedown after parties then our hotel is open to you all night long so you can come and go as you please. If that’s not tempting enough we offer our guests a gorgeous breakfast menu (included in the price) which will fix any heavy heads in the morning !

Please note we only offer 2 night stays over the weekend, so why not take the extra day off to explore Brighton.
Give us a call on 01273 205050 to chat to one of our friendly team.

Paddle Round The Pier 2011


Brighton Beach is one of the best things about this atmospheric City. Especially during the summer months when it truly comes to life !

Every year ‘Paddle Round The Pier’ takes place on the seafront. It is now known as Europe’s biggest beach festival with people coming from all over the world to enjoy sea, land and sky entertainment ! This year’s weekend will take place Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July and is suitable for all ages. Please follow this link for the official website where you will find all details of events and activities.

Being a stones throw away from the beach The Oriental Boutique is perfect accommodation for this weekend. Especially with our secure storage for your surf boards / Kayaks and any other sports equipment you may be bringing for the weekend. Give us a call or check our website for details.

Brighton and Hove Food Festival Continues . . .

brighton-and-hove-food-and-drink-festivalThis weekend Brighton and Hove’s food festival will carry on delighting people’s tastebuds.  The festival concludes on Sunday so be quick and ‘tuck in’ whilst you can !

Maybe you fancy ‘Tea on the Terrace’ on 8 April at The Grand. . . ?
. . . Or for something more entertaining you could try the ‘Best of British Food and Comedy’ either on Friday night or Saturday lunch !!

Please check the website for more information and the full schedule for the final three days.

Artist Open Houses in Brighton

Every Saturday and Sunday in May.


This year Brighton is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the AOH festival!
Full details of the event will be released on the official website 28 April.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, please feel free to give us a call here at The Oriental. As active supporters of local art scene, we would love accommodate you.

We will update all the information for the Artist Open House Festival as soon as the details go live online , so please continue to check our blog over the next few weeks.

Mickey Mouse Comes to Brighton

Micky Mouse and Friends at the Brighton Centre
12 and 13 April 2011


This April Mickey Mouse and Friends are coming to the Brighton Centre to perform a variety of Disney Classics – LIVE !
They have toyed with the songs, remixing them into many different styles. Including reggae, blues, pop and jazz !

The show promises to be fun, magical, exciting and full of surprises; truly entertaining for people of all ages.
Please click here for more information on the evening and purchasing tickets.

. . . . . prepare yourselves for a night of dancing and singing-along to the Disney’s Greatest Hits !

Great Escape Festival

Great Escape , Brighton
3 Days , 30 Venues, 300+ Bands


The Great Escape ”Europe’s Biggest Music Festival” will be returning for it’s 6th year in the atmospheric city of Brighton. Join in from 12 – 14 May in the celebrating of new music and showcasing of talent from around the world.
The festival is shared between a number of venues across the City and this year’s acts include DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires, Brother, Beardyman and Fionn Regan ( to name a handful !)
For more information on line-up, early bird tickets and venues please visit the
Official Great Escape Website.

If you are looking for accommodation please call us here at The Oriental or visit our website for photos and details on our Boutique Hotel.