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Brighton and Hove’s culinary scene has received a delicious accolade, with four local bakeries being named among the best in the UK by the prestigious French ranking and restaurant guide, La Liste. The Flour Pot Bakery, Julien Plumart, Real Patisserie, and Sugardough have all earned their spot on this esteemed list, showcasing the crème de la crème of pastry shops and bakeries.

La Liste’s 2024 edition of the Pastry Special Awards highlighted 25 winners across 10 award categories, with Darcie Maher’s Lannan in Edinburgh being the only UK award recipient. However, the guide also compiled a list of the top 3,000 pastry shops and bakeries worldwide, which can be explored via an interactive map on the La Liste app. Impressively, 198 of these top spots are in the UK, with Brighton and Hove proudly hosting four of them.

The Flour Pot Bakery

With multiple locations across Brighton, Hove, and Worthing, The Flour Pot Bakery is celebrated for its artisan bread, pastries, and sandwiches. Their commitment to quality is evident in their handmade goods, crafted with care in Brighton. The bakery also prides itself on responsibly sourced coffee, roasted locally by their sister company, The Milk Shed Coffee Roasters.

Julien Plumart

Located at 48 Queens Road, Brighton, Julien Plumart is described as "a little slice of France in the heart of Brighton." This patisserie offers award-winning pastries, intricate French patisserie, and savouries, all made from scratch daily. With high ratings on Google and Tripadvisor, Julien Plumart has become a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike.

Real Patisserie

Founded by Paris-trained patissier Alastair Gourlay and his wife Annie, Real Patisserie has several locations in Brighton and Hove. Known for their quality ingredients and authentic baking, Real Patisserie maintains a commitment to honest pricing and respect for every loaf they bake.


Situated at 5 Victoria Terrace, Hove, Sugardough offers a wide variety of baked goods, including pies, tarts, and croissants. Customers can enjoy their treats in the cosy bakery or take them away. Reviews highlight the bakery’s amazing pastries and beautifully baked bread, making it a treasured local gem.

These recognitions not only celebrate the exceptional quality of Brighton and Hove’s bakeries but also underscore the city’s vibrant food culture. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these bakeries are a must-visit for a taste of the best the UK has to offer.

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