Two Ladies in Garden
The Verdict is a Café, Brighton’s only dedicated Jazz Club, a performance space and a bar. It is an independent family business built on passion, a love of food, great coffee and an interest in people.

We are developing into a Creative Hub with meet ups and consequent Cultural events being launched in our performance space downstairs. The Verdict is active in the Brighton Fringe with extra effort in 2017 to launch more acts than ever before for us May Fringe Festival 2017.

We would like to welcome and develop events and performance of all kinds into our happy, intimate place into our already busy schedule Calendar


It means a great deal to us to be a part of and contribute to our local community. From the dogs & dog-walkers of Dorset Gardens and the local resident population to the nearby student, academic and business communities, our rich and vibrant neighbourhood is at the heart of everything we do.

We pride ourselves on our excellent coffee, made the proper way with quality beans from our friends at Drury. Whether it’s a single shot decaf espresso with a side of warm milk that you’re after, or just a well-foamed cappuccino, we are there to meet your needs.

Where possible we work with local suppliers and use regionally sourced and foraged produce for our ever-changing daily food menu. We believe, genuinely, that our freshly-made sandwiches and salads are among the best available in Brighton. For those with a hankering for something sweeter, we serve home made cakes, biscuits and patisserie, the perfect accompaniment perhaps, to a pot of tea from our exciting range of loose leaf teas and infusions.

We’d like you to feel welcome and valued and hope that our little café can be a warm and friendly sanctuary from a sometimes mad world.

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