Awarded a Certificate of Excellence and voted a winner for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Trip Advisor.
Customers can choose to eat in the luxurious upstairs restaurant, relax outside on the decked terraces, or enjoy a more intimate atmosphere of the downstairs restaurant. Our experienced management team is both adaptable and flexible so that every event regardless of size leaves our customers happy and wanting to return for more.
Basking in the shadows of the West Pier, Alfresco’s spectacular setting means it offers unparalleled views along the Sussex coast as well as a variety of stunning photographic backdrops unrivalled by any other beachside venue in Brighton.
Built for the Festival of Britain in the 1950’s, the historic Milkmaid Pavilion has undergone a number of dramatic changes since being taken over by our family in 1996. This culminated in the triumph of constructing a glass restaurant on the roof of the existing building which meant that our aim of bringing the beach up on to the promenade was finally achieved.
Occupied by squatters in the mid-1990’s the building had to be completely renovated from scratch and was completed with the erection of the glass restaurant in the Millennium year.
Since then Alfresco has gone from strength to strength and now not only offers a superb dining experience in the upstairs restaurant but also a full events team to assist with family functions and corporate events held in the downstairs restaurant.
All our customers can enjoy both restaurants ‘a stone’s throw’ from Brighton beach.
OUR HEAD CHEF
Our head chef, Francesco Furrielo who owned One Paston Place. Many people will remember this famous restaurant nestled in the heart of Kemptown.
Francesco at 13 played for Italy in the Under 15 team and was picked for Inter Milan football academy before training to be a chef. At 18 Francesco moved to London and in 1988 was sous chef Bertorelli’s in Convent Garden. In 2001 back in Italy, Francesco’s company took over the restaurant at the regional parliament in Naples.
One Paston Place, Brighton’s longest standing and highest rated fine dinner since 1977. Awarded Special Commended Award for outstanding achievement from The Good Food Guide and was named the highest rated Italian restaurant in the UK by Italia magazine. An Egon Ronay star, 2 AA rosettes and a critics choice listing in the Time Out Guide swiftly followed.
Francesco is a local supporter of suppliers where South Downs meat and poultry and Littlehampton for fish are staples. A local presenter at catering colleges and annual Brighton Food Festival Francesco is an asset to our business.
We are very excited to welcome Francesco and want to become the best Italian restaurant in the South of England. It is a bold statement but we believe we have the potential to be just that. We aim to use the best Italian products to produce a freshness and rustic quality which is unparalleled in the market.
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