An Interview with Alun Sperring Head Chef, The Chilli Pickle, Brighton Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close Alun Sperring has been a chef for 27 years and 15 of those he spent working in great restaurants and hotels overseas in places such as Dubai, Australia, Bermuda, America, Switzerland and on the famous now…

A Great Sharing Experience – Sharing The Love I love eating out, and I love eating out with friends. I’m a sharer – the type that will insist on you trying my dish and expecting the same in return (whether you like it or not). Why have one meal when you can try two (or…

Seriously Good Gluten Free Food Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close What most people who haven’t been to India before think of when they picture Indian food is: spicy, oily curries, naan bread, maybe some tandoori chicken, saag paneer and poppadoms, right? I know that that was pretty much the extent of my…

Not your average takeaway curry… Brighton Food Reviewer, Matt Ainscough, March 2016 This evening’s dinner should be one to savour, being as it’s coming from the Brighton institution that is The Chilli Pickle Canteen via gourmet takeaway specialists Deliveroo. The Chilli Pickle restaurant originally opened in the The Lanes area of the city on Meeting House Lane…

How to Make Pilau Rice We meet Alun Sperring head chef and owner of The Chilli Pickle – as he introduces how to make Pilau Rice. Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close Filmed at The Chilli Pickle, Jubilee Square in Brighton. More About Alun Sperring More about Alun Sperring. Alun Sperring has been…

How to Make Tarka Dal We meet Alun Sperring head chef and owner – as he introduces how to make Tarka Dal. Filmed at The Chilli Pickle Brighton. Tarka Dal Ingredients: Masoor dal – 500g, ghee – 100ml garlic crushed -1 heaped tspn cumin seeds -1 tspn dried chilli sliced – 1 tspn tomato diced…

Seduced Brighton Food Reviewer, Lizzie Enfield, June 2015 Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close Brighton has had a long running affair with the Indian sub-continent. If you need evidence of the relationship, look no further than the Royal Pavilion, its domes and minarets inspired by the Taj Mahal. Or listen to the large…

Takeaway from the Chilli Pickle Canteen Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close Takeaway food seems to have recently taken off in Brighton, and many restaurants are starting to deliver their high quality restaurant food to the comfort of your very own home. Chilli Pickle opened it’s Chilli Pickle Canteen a few years ago,…

A Thai Menu With A Twist! The Green Mango has had a face lift… and a name change. Rebranded and redesigned, Cafe Chilli promises something a little different. Deciding to make some drastic changes to their menu and the decor, the folks behind The Green Mango decided to go the whole hog and came up with…

Mouth-watering summer events across the UK The UK’s biggest food festival, Foodies Festival, is returning to Brighton’s Hove lawns 5th – 7th May 2018, over the bank holiday weekend. This year we will see a brand new stage in collaboration with the Musicians Against Homelessness charity, hosting huge music names including Toploader and The Hoosiers.…

Celebrating Brighton’s thriving food scene 2017 saw 37 new restaurants open in Brighton and Hove, putting the city firmly on the map as a destination for good food and great restaurants. Being at the forefront of the Brighton Restaurant scene, we’re excited to bring the Brighton Restaurant Awards back for another year! The BRAVO awards –…

Pop ups in Brighton and Hove What is a pop up restaurant? Well it can be anything you want it to be, that is the beauty of them. Supper clubs and pop ups have been growing in popularity for some time; all you need is a venue, some creativity and some people to come. They…

1. You thank Brighton for its spectacular Brunches You find yourself ordering every morsel of brunch-grub from Brighton’s finest breakfast haunts the morning after… Sea air with food so good that even your Jägermeister stomach lining approves. Hangover busting brekkie at Starfish & Coffee 2. Social Media is not Barry’s Friend Photos light up social media…

10 ways to treat your plant based pals in Brighton Brighton’s reputation as a vegetarian and vegan friendly city has been long established. The iconic West Pier and i360 on the Brighton Seafront Almost every one of the city’s restaurants and pubs will have plenty of non-meat or dairy options on their menu’s, with many…

A big fish in Brighton’s restaurant scene Duncan Ray is the head, and only, chef and owner of The Little Fish Market in Hove. He has been steadily establishing the restaurant over the past four years, often going unnoticed in the city, but making waves within the food scene. The Little Fish Market is the…

Enlightening visit to The Curry Leaf’s Kemptown Kitchen It is well known that Brighton is spoilt for choice when it comes to great Indian restaurants. Indian food in the city has evolved from the standard post pub curry house of the 1990’s, to modern and innovative takes on a cuisine that has been much misrepresented.…

Deliveroo Editions We’re excited to announce the launch of Deliveroo Editions – a concept that puts an end to postcode food envy. Deliveroo Editions are hubs where we host collections of hand-picked restaurants, all specially designed for delivery. They’re how we make good on the promise that got Deliveroo started: to connect you with great food from great restaurants,…

The Top Restaurants to Visit – OctoberBEST Brighton ** Octoberbest Brighton has now ended ** Unless you are partial to skulls and vampires, October is a month with very little to look forward to. Summer is well and truly over; the excitement of a new school year has eroded into resentment and annoyance; and Christmas…

Meeting Patrick McGuigan Patrick is a well know figure in the Brighton food scene and was part of the powerhouse who launched the Brighton Best Restaurant Awards in early 2016 alongside fellow journalists, Andy Lynes and Euan Macdonald. We caught up with him to quiz him on all things edible… and made the faux pas of…

Foodie Eshé – Brighton Food Blogger Eshé is a Brighton-based blogger with a passion for good food. She shares her favourite food moments and stunning images on her popular blog, www.Foodie Eshe. After shamelessly stalking her on social media for some time we wanted to find out a bit more about Eshé and what she has on her…

The most anticipated Industry Awards in the business… On Monday 27th June the Restaurant Industry gathered at the The Hurlingham Club in London to hear who had made it into the top 100 restaurants in the UK. The Michelin-starred pub restaurant in Kent, The Sportsman was named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2016 National Restaurant Awards,…

So where did the term ‘Flexitarianism’ come from? Some of my ‘vegetarian’ friends have eating habits that appear to defy their principles. They accept dinner invitations with the prerequisite “you know I don’t eat meat,” then appear to have no issues with fish or chicken or sometimes even meat, as long as it’s organic. Their…

The Winners – Brighton and Hove Food Awards These awards are now a few years old The Brighton Restaurants Awards or the BRAVO Awards WINNERS You may also like the Restaurants Brighton Top 20 Book a restaurant online Monday this week saw the very best of food and hospitality across Brighton and Sussex gather together for…

Barrafina wins National Restaurant of the Year Title In the very recent industry awards in London, 150 hospitality and restaurant industry experts voted Barrafina Tapas restaurant in Covent Garden as the National Restaurant of the year. Barrafina At an industry event drawn together by Big Hospitality and Restaurant Magazine – with headline sponsors Estrella Damm, this was the…

Meet Rebecca Weller From Stanmer House I’m the events and marketing manager for Whiting and Hammond, an award winning Pub Company whose ethos is to use fresh, locally sourced produce in all of its sites. All the staff, including myself, are passionate about providing unforgettable dining experiences throughout the company. Whiting and Hammond took on Stanmer…

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Property valuers and surveyors specialising in pubs, hotels and restaurants Sponsors of ‘Best Brunch’ at the 2017 BRAVO Awards Fleurets’ agents specialise in the leisure market of restaurants, pubs and hotels. National coverage with local expertise Although primarily acting for vendors, we do also act for clients in acquiring specific sites. Fleurets offer national coverage, with…

Nick Mosley Interview, Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival www.brightonfoodfestival.com I’ve spent the past 8 years working in hospitality and tourism marketing and events in Brighton and surrounding Sussex, including 5 years at the helm of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival. In that time, with the help of my fellow directors,…

Meet Alex Von Riebech Alex is the Chef and owner of Limetree Kitchen, a modern European restaurant in Lewes, East Sussex. He opened Limetree in 2011 and is passionate about local, seasonal produce which is exhibited in his ingredient driven menus. Limetree Ktichen serves a lunch menu five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday), including a…

Wine and Food Pairing, with a Hint of Spice Book a table at Curry Leaf Cafe Book Close If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine you should definitely check out Brighton’s latest foodie hot spot, if you haven’t visited already. The Curry Leaf Café flung open its lime-green doors on Ship Street for the first…

START SPREADING THE NEWS ABOUT LOST BOYS CHICKEN Lost Boys Chicken Brighton probably knew licking sticky sauce from your fingers is part of any New York chicken shack experience. They must have known they were sitting on a tasty secret when they they took over the restaurant deep inside The Joker pub in Brighton. The…

Introducing the Kari Club recipe box Who is Minesh Agnothori? Well, Minesh’s story is simple, he was lucky enough to be raised on great Indian food, cooked at home by his mother, and received quite a culture shock when he first discovered what most restaurants were serving up, and by extension therefore what most people…

Style and substance at The Coal Shed for spring We’re very blessed when it comes to food in Brighton these days. Looking at the city’s vibrant, pioneering food scene today, it’s easy to forget how different things used to be. As hard as that might be to believe now, Brighton’s been through a huge transformation…

Welcomed as a guest & leave as a friend Food For Friends has been a Brighton favourite for many years. It’s award-winning and if you’ve been there you’ll know why. The restaurant is situated in the heart of the historic Lanes, just moments from the seafront, on the corner with floor to ceiling windows throughout,…

Discovering local seafood at GB1 Brighton has so many great restaurants that its hotel-based establishments tend to slip under my radar. In fact, I hadn’t considered The Grand’s double AA Rosette restaurant, GB1, until I was invited to do a review last week. As it turns out, it seems I’ve been missing a trick. Entering…

Picturesque pub in Rottingdean The Plough Inn is an impressive brick building standing proud next to the picturesque duck pond and village green at the heart of pretty Rottingdean. The pub originally dates back to the 1840s and is surrounded by beautiful old houses steeped in history. Despite the fact that it looks like parking should be…

Giving the people what they want – steak. Which restaurant would you most like to eat at that you haven’t tried? A silly question really as I knew the answer, and of course my partner Tom replied as anticipated, “The Coal Shed”. Decidedly decadent A venue so decidedly decadent in both decor and menu, The…

Restaurant Quality Pub Fare As a Brighton resident, I’m never quite sure where my hometown ends and Hove (actually) begins. All I know is that on the stretch of high street between the two, starting on Western Road in Brighton and ending on Church Road in Hove, there are some great little venues popping up…

Outstanding experience at Indian Summer! Indian Summer is my new favourite restaurant. I’ve always had a love for Indian food, and my trip to South India last year totally concreted it. Indian Summer just took me back to traveling around Mumbai and Kerala through an exquisite culinary experience. In the heart of The Lanes The restaurant…

Moshimo Brighton – Little Plates, Lots of Joy! Widely considered Brighton’s best loved place to grab some sushi, Moshimo Brighton is one of my favourite places to eat. Located in Bartholomew Square, in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, it is a prime location for a spot of lunch or after work dinner with friends. Booking online at…

Iconic lanes Situated near the seafront, The Cricketers stands right in the heart of Brighton’s iconic Lanes. If you were to just happen to go past and wander in off the street expecting your average pub fare you would be in for a pleasant surprise. The talented chefs at The Cricketers pride themselves on using…

64 Degrees Brighton – Best Restaurant Award Winner! Is there anything better than having dinner at 64 Degrees on a Monday evening? I’m not sure there is. Voted by the people of Brighton and Hove as the Best Restaurant in the 2017 BRAVO awards and voted as number one by food critics in the Brighton’s…

Sunday’s at ChezMal After celebrating my husband’s 40th, there seemed no better hangover cure than a proper Sunday roast. Only just open this month, the brand new Malmaison in Brighton Marina was beckoning us to come and sooth our sore heads and bellies with a 4 course Sunday lunch. Malmaison, a sister hotel of the…

Restaurant Reviewer, Lucy, March 2017 Cold, dark and drizzly, it was one of those evenings when dragging yourself off the sofa feels like a real effort. But with a reservation at Market Restaurant to lure us out of the house, my partner Tommy and I zipped up our raincoats and set off in the wind and…

Burgers delight! Lucky Beach is a restaurant on Brighton’s seafront inside what used to be a fisherman’s arch, just a 5 minute walk (if that) from Brighton Pier. There’s a strong essence of sustainability in the way Lucky Beach is run, from the furnishings (which are all up cycled from various sources), to the food (which…

Our gut, in particular the large intestine, is densely populated with roughly 100 trillion bacteria. This is our gut microbiome, which is our body’s own unique ecosystem of gut flora (friendly bacteria). This gut flora is responsible for 70% of our immune system, therefore it is safe to say, if your gut flora is healthy,…

Mexican dining to put a smile on your face! A Firm Favourite Carlito Burrito is one of my favourite places to eat in Brighton, and I’m certain I‘m not alone. From their £5 lunchtime burrito deal, to their authentic range of Mexican street food to share, not to mention their fabulous cocktails. It’s the most…

Teenage Eating in Brighton By Brighton Food Reviewer, Kitty Perrin, Aug 2016 Brighton is a fantastic place to live or spend time as a teenager. There’s always something going on, things to see, shops to browse and people to hang out with. Finding somewhere to hang out is harder if you’re at that in between age…

A Showcase of Vegetarian Flavours – Terre à Terre Brighton A Kid In A Candy Shop The prospect of reviewing the latest Terre à Terre menu is, to a vegetarian, like a being kid in a candy shop. Even for Brighton-based veggies, lucky enough to have a plethora of good quality vegetarian restaurants on the door…

Meet Lee Redman, Head Chef, The Jetty, Brighton Harbour Hotel I’ve been in kitchens since the age of 13! Being moved from pot wash to learning how to prepare and cook (starting with endless amounts of peeling and picking parsley!) yet I still found it interesting… it must’ve been the £3.15p per hour! I completed a three…

Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, June 2016 Old Meets New The Dyke Pub & Kitchen is a vast mock Tudor style pub on Dyke Road just a stone’s throw from Dyke Road Park and the recently installed Brighton Open Air Theatre. Built in 1895, but recently updated with a fresh, trendy new look, it is now…

Something I Can Definitely Get On Board With! Brighton Food Reviewer, Emma Pryke, May 2016 Terre a Terre first came onto my radar around six years ago when I was searching for a vegetarian restaurant to take my sister to. Since then it’s become a firm favourite of mine and I’ve often popped in for…

Not Just A Standard Pub Fare! Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, April 2016 Situated in Black Lion Street, near the seafront, The Cricketers stands proud in the heart of the iconic Brighton Lanes. If you were to just happen past and wander in off the street expecting standard pub fare you would be in for…

Jamie’s Italian – Bloody Marvellous Good Simple Food We all know what we’re getting with the Jamie Oliver brand. The man has made us all more aware of the food we put in our shopping baskets, where that food comes from, what our children eat at school and that having an all-important passion for creating…

A Deli Board of dreams plus mouthwatering steaks Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, March 2016 Hove Place is a brilliant marriage of traditional British pub and high-end eatery. You can still find your classic pub grub, or sit in the beer garden with a pint but you can also indulge your taste buds with some truly…

Climb every mountain… Brighton Food Reviewer: Emma Pryke, February 2016 The last time I cooked a roast at home was 2013. I remember the occasion, my friends were over, it was a Sunday and I felt like going all out. Fast forward three hours and I was a red-faced slightly hysterical mad-woman who had gone…

‘Soul of the Vietnamese Nation – Pho’ I was delighted when Pho opened a branch in Brighton, which I guess means I’m a ‘Pho-natic’, a term they use on their website to describe Pho fans. You may also like.. Venues in Central Brighton Thai restaurants in Brighton and Hove  Foodie Things to Try in Brighton…

The Best Of Both Worlds! Brighton Food Reviewer, Sarah Louise Gathercole, November 2016 Lee Shipley is the man behind Señor Buddha. Well-travelled and well-fed, he used his experiences to create a menu with a twist. And so was born Señor Buddha, which has made its home on Preston Street, Brighton after starting life as a pop-up…

Absolutely Gorgeous! Check availability and make a booking online The Salt Room is a brilliant recent addition to the Brighton food scene headed by the talented folk who brought us the award-winning Coal Shed. It bills itself as a modern seafood and grill restaurant, which celebrates the fruits of the sea and champions sustainable local…

A Serious Pampering of the Culinary Kind Located in the heart of the city, in The Lanes, Terre à Terre is an acclaimed vegetarian and vegan restaurant that proves you don’t need meat and fish to get great tasting food. As they say themselves, they make ‘vegetarianism more about indulgence than abstinence’; one meal at Terre…

Terre à Terre Brighton Food Reviewer, Chloe, May 2015 ‘Wow.’ Is what I have to say about our evening at Terre a Terre. It’s been a dream for me to visit here for a long time, since I have been in Brighton in fact, and I was lucky enough to be invited along one Thursday evening…

Gluten Free Review – Grow 40 I have always loved the idea of rooftop gardens, it’s a great way to allow people at home or who run  a business to still be able to have the opportunity of being as self sufficient as possible without having to leave the comfort and facilities of a city.…

Seasonal Surprises in Spring Brighton Food Reviewer, Matt, April 2015 Book a table at Curry Leaf Cafe Book Close 8pm on a Thursday evening and the atmosphere in the Curry Leaf Café on Ship St is positively bustling. It’s more or less a full house, with rafts of happy relaxed diners enjoying the delights of South Indian street food.…

The talk of the town It’s the talk of the town and the hottest opening Brighton’s seen for some time. After much anticipation Raz Helalat, owner of the Coal Shed, opened his second restaurant The Salt Room in mid February to much fanfare.To celebrate the opening, Raz launched a treasure hunt called the Salt Search,…

Gluten Free Review: The Druids Arms, Big Eats Co A few weekends ago, I met some friends at The Druids Arms as I had heard that their kitchen, the Big Eats Co, were offering an exciting selection of gluten free dishes which, of course, I had to try. Southern American, home-smoked, soul food The Druids…

What a fantastic Iydea for dinner! You might think of Iydea as a café, serving lunch – cafeteria style. This is certainly true of the Kensington Garden’s branch, which for many years now, has been every hungry Brightonian’s answer to a hearty, veggie lunch, quick-smart! However, since expanding and opening the Western Road branch, with…

Alfresco Dining at Jamie’s Italian It’s nearly 17 years since Jamie Oliver first burst onto our TV screens in The Naked Chef. His approachable, cheekie chappie Essex boy persona was an instant hit, prompting people around the country to rush into their kitchens to recreate his tasty, vibrant food. Jamie’s Terrace Jamie’s kept himself very busy in…

Vietnamese food is all about balance. Whether you’re talking about taste, texture or nutritional content, every dish has to be just right. Pho Brighton demonstrates just that, with their own personal twist on traditional Vietnamese dishes. The flavours are exciting, fresh and delicious and are served with exceptional service every time. You may also like..…

Oki Nami – Performance and Cocktails Oki Nami Hana cocktail What started out as a visit to a popular local Japanese eatery turned into a feast of perfectly formed proportions followed by a plethora of delicious cocktails. Everything created in Oki Nami was lovingly prepared and beautifully presented – from the tiny maki rolls to…

Memories to Savour From the Punsab Continent A few minutes on the bus, east of the city centre is the Brighton Marina complex. It’s soaked up a lot of investment over the years and as a result there’s something here for everyone. Should the cinema, casino, bowlplex, health club and numerous boutiques fail to float…

Boys Night at the Bar B-Q shack The World’s End, situated on the no frills London Road, is a large cavernous pub with a long bar, pool table, TV screens, replete with tables and chairs. On this particular night it’s brimming with buoyant youthful folk drinking with enthusiasm and probably some abandon. As well, there…

Brian’s Beautiful Burger Bar Tonight was burger night and I must admit I was really looking forward to it. I was catching up with Miss R once again and I think last time we dined together we had a wonderful night at the Coach House on Middle Street – so quite a while back. This…

Come Hungry. Leave Rather Drunk. Meatliquor has been one of the much talked about openings of the year. To set the scene for you, it’s a little bit of a rock n roll style environment. I’m thinking Fangtasia (Vampire bar from True Blood) meets street food, with a psychedelic cocktail bar twist. Can you picture…

January 2013 is looking like a brilliant month for the Restaurants Brighton team of food bloggers, with numerous food reviews penciled into the calendar which means that there is lots to look forward to with many genres of cuisine to try and report back on. It could be argued that Mr and Mrs RB enjoyed…