Azure: revival of the East Side

Since opening in mid May, loads of exciting things have been happening down here in our little alternative spot on Brighton Beach.

We have become a favourite for gatherings and celebrations of all kinds; birthdays, weddings, hen and stag parties (the most well-behaved I have to say) and products’ launches. So all of a sudden we found ourselves stormed by buffet requests, wine and food pairing events, all things we hadn’t really planned for, but that have shown to us how flexible and desirable this venue is.

The Cocktails product has got its own faithful following, the Shisha bar has got its own crowd too and the number of locals coming to enjoy our food regularly has been growing steadily.

Over Pride we hosted a party from Code South Radio that was also a good success and the immense crowd that attended has been unexpectedly well behaved, giving us the chance to show that we can manage an even wider range of events and make them a success.

It was never going to be easy to be the new “kid in town”, especially in this location that hadn’t seen anything happening in a very, very long time. In the rainy days (luckily we’ve only had a few so far) customers got to discover the sober decor we have indoors and immediately fell in love with the booths’ tables and the privacy these offer.

Another piece of good news is that the Grill Room is now open, adding dishes to our menu and offering simple things to the passing crowd looking for a take-away that is not just Fish & Chips.

On August Bank Holiday we hosted a Guinness World Record breaking attempt by Francois from Under Lucky Voice bar and in September we will be one of the main venues for the Brighton Cocktail Carnival, while we will also host the closing event of the Food & Drinks Festival, with a themed ‘50s Tea Dance with Cocktails and music from those days.

There is really a lot going on down here and this side of the beach is slowly coming back to life. All of this thanks to the right local suppliers and partners we have chosen from the start.

We are now working on to the best possible product for Winter and we are open to bookings for Christmas Parties, offering no hire charges for private functions and a very original menu, traditionally Mediterranean.


The Brighton Cocktail Carnival will celebrate cocktails, in all forms, through 12 of the best bars the city has to offer. These 12 bars will be showcasing 3 drinks that will give you an insight into the kind of cocktail venue they are and the drinks that they like. The drinks will be listed in these venues for a conveniently discounted price (£4-£6.95), leaving you free to try all the best drink the city has to offer…responsibly.

How does it work?

This celebration is entirely free to register for. You will be sent a confirmation email which you can exchange for a wristband and goody pack, in selected bars, throughout the city. Wristbands will be available from September 1st, 2014. You will also be given a map showing all of the bars taking part as well as the drinks that they will be listing… but that’s not all. The BCC will be working with over 30 different spirit brands to host over 30 different events, all for free!

Wristbands are available to over 18’s only. They must be worn at all times for the discount to apply. For a full list of T&C’s please email

For bookings and enquiries of all kinds text 07816281096. We will get right back to you with the details requested.

Azure Restaurant
9-11 Lower Promenade
Madeira Drive
Brighton BN2 1PS