Shelter Hall Raw Food Hall opens in Brighton

Shelter Hall Raw is a new food hall in Brighton, bringing an eclectic line-up of food & drink businesses together under one roof, with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Located on the seafront in the revamped 15,000 square foot Shelter Hall building, originally built in 1880’s, the concept was designed during COVID-19 to provide a dining experience that meets social distancing and safety guidelines.

Shelter Hall Raw

Shelter Hall Raw is the first venture from Sessions Market Ltd – an ethically driven business building food halls that are cemented in local culture and support local businesses and residents. Set up by ex-Managing Director of Deliveroo, Dan Warne, the team has worked hand-in-hand with Brighton & Hove City Council to transform Brighton’s iconic Victorian Shelter Hall building into a place for local food and drink traders and suppliers to thrive.

Fatto o Mano Pizza
Fatto o Mano Pizza

The food hall features up to ten of the area’s brightest culinary stars on a pop-up, rotation basis, to give support to a vast collection of local businesses. It has kicked off with food and drink from Fatto a ManoLost Boys ChickenCarlito Burrito, Brighton Coffee Works, Toasted by GB Charcuterie and Smorls, all offering their specialties to eat in or take-away. With a focus on fresh artisan produce and supporting local businesses, especially SMEs and start-ups, Shelter Hall Raw aims to help them flourish, particularly in the difficult times.


Session Market’s CEO Dan Warne, says:

Hospitality has been one of the hardest hit sectors in the pandemic, and Shelter Hall Raw provides a new, safe environment from which these businesses can now operate, as many have been unable to fully reopen. In the future, when it’s safe to do so, we will extend this space to local musicians, DJs and artists. Our vision has always been to run a vibrant community-led space on the beach. We want it to feel like a small festival, where visitors and locals will get a flavour of the city’s delicious and diverse food offerings, and its cultural scene, all under one roof.” 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Shelter Halls RAW Brighton COVID safety sign

To ensure the building is safe for a COVID-19 era, extensive safety measures have been taken to avoid any spread of the virus, including minimising contact between staff and customers, with orders taken via a mobile app,, using an apple or android device. Food and drink will be delivered to tables for guests to dine in or ready for collection at a separate takeaway window.

Shelter Halls RAW Brighton COVID safety

All steps have been taken to maximise the large hall space and keep social distance. Access will be via one entrance so staff can closely monitor the number of people in the building at any given time. Tables are distanced, and some fitted with screens, with groups limited to four people.

Opening Times: 
  • Monday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am
  • Sunday it will close at 9pm

All food stalls will stop serving an hour before the venue shuts.