Welcome to Dirty Mac!

We take Comfort food and kick it in the teeth!

About Dirty Mac

Dirty Mac is an artisan mac n' cheese kitchen currently based in Idle Hands in Brighton and The Goose in Worthing. Our goal is to bring the classic American comfort food to Brighton and kick it up a notch. We also specialise in homemade jerk chicken wings and Vienna beef American-style hot dogs.

We offer an extensive selection of vegan and Vegetarian options, host regular events like fiery food challenges, charity fundraising events and are available to cater at large scale events like the Brighton Marathon.


Come join us at Idle Hands, The Goose or find us at our food stalls at an event near you. 


Located a stone’s throw from the station and a short work from the seafront, Idle Hands is a well-established neighbourhood pub which prides itself on offering home-cooked food and a diverse craft beer selection.


Housed in a Victorian building, the interior of the pub is anything but dull. Transporting guests back in time, walls are adorned with kooky memorabilia, while a number of quirky pictures and prints festoon the cosy space. The gothic-esque pub regularly hosts weekly jazz nights and live music from Brighton-based bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  With a new weekly jazz night every Sunday, a little bit of swing, a whole lot of fun! Follow our social media for regular updates!


The pub is proud of its varied selection of 10 taps dedicated to craft beer that rotate regularly. Shining a spotlight on the best of British brewing, Idle Hands showcase a selection of up-and-coming breweries along with home favourites and some of their own specialist brews. For any beer beginners, the friendly and approachable staff are always on hand to help guide guests discover their new favourite tipple.


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Dirty Mac is now on Deliveroo! Get your favourites delivered right to your door in under 20 minutes.


Click here to order from our Brighton location!


Event Hire

Dirty Mac is available for public and private events. We specialise in serving delicious food in a timely manner. Our past events include the Brighton Marathon (60,000 capacity), Brighton Gin Festival (3,000 capacity), Haywards Heath Science Festival (7,000 capacity), Florence Street Market and the Brighton Christmas market.


If you are interested in us catering your next event, click on "Contact Us" in the menu and fill out the form. 


We look forward to working with you!  

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Get in touch if you are interested in Dirty Mac catering your next event or if you have any questions...