HERE’S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BETH IN HER OWN WORDS..

Is it ok for eating and drinking to be be number one on your list of interests and hobbies? This is most definitely the case for me.

Cin Cin Brighton, North Laine

My mum is a fantastic cook, so my childhood evenings more often than not were spent routing though recipe scrapbooks and creating home recipes from various different sources together. Of course, mum’s way is the only way, so now when she visits me and I cook for her a ‘please do not enter the kitchen’ policy is strictly enforced to avoid serious disagreements!

Sussex Ox Pub

Out of complete chance, and after a few different career ideas came and went, I was waitressing at a country pub in East Sussex, where my love affair for good food and drink really began.

I spent a few years here, learning more than I could have imagined and developing a passion for the amazing local produce Sussex has to offer.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BRIGHTON FOOD SCENE?

I love the Brighton food scene for its creativity and diversity. Unlike lots of places, everything you could want from Thai food to a traditional british boozer, can be found within a couple of miles from one another.

The Southern Belle Brighton - Picture of their Bar Area

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A RESTAURANT?

Personally, a smiley warm welcome and non fussy service goes a long way. I also look for a simple, short and easy to read menu and as silly as it sounds, warm lighting is a must! My partner and I also have a little Jack Russell, Lyla, who tends to depict where we dine more often than not, so we are very lucky that Brighton on the whole is so dog friendly.

Floyd The Dog - Dog Friendly Brighton

Favourite dish?

To cook? I love cooking indian food as I find I can be most creative with it. I have just mastered a mean Butternut and Coconut Dahl, or at least I think so anyway!

Curry Leaf Cafe Brighton

To eat? Italian, everyday! My partner and I visited the Cinque Terre a year or so ago, and now every bowl of pasta takes me to a very happy place.

Favourite restaurants and why?

The Brighton Beer Dispensary is my go to for a relaxed dining experience with a pint and proper dirty burger, a real guilty pleasure of mine!

Mange Tout Brighton eveining meal
Bistro cuisine at Mange Tout

I also love Mange Tout for the best Eggs Florentine I have ever had, Plateau for gorgeous small plates and natural wine and CinCin for Italian food that will take you right to the centre of Rome!

Wine at Plateau Restaurants Brighton
Wine at Plateau