Breakfast of Champignons My flatmate Dave and I work different hours and don’t get to hang out as often as we would like. What are the chances that we both have a late start on a Thursday? We decide to make the most of it by taking a visit to Joe’s Café for breakfast, having…

One of the UK’s leading food innovators Few chefs get into cooking with a desire to change the way we eat and think about food. One Brighton chef who is doing just this is Douglas McMaster of Silo. He has created a restaurant, and movement, that is looking at sustainability and ethical sourcing and taking…

Not just for overnight guests… Located in the historic Old Ship Hotel on Brighton seafront is Steak-on-Sea. Don’t be fooled by the name though, there is so much more to this restaurant than ‘just’ excellent steak! The Old Ship has a cavernous dining room with a ceiling that disappears into the ether. Separated from the…

Christmas Food Trivia Fun Christmas Food Facts. The average Brit will gain up to half a stone over the festive period, because of the draw to never-ending chocolates, mince pies and savoury snacks. Unless you’re keen to step up your exercise plan over Christmas why not take ten minutes to give your noggin a workout instead with…

Reputation for innovation Silo has gained an excellent reputation for its innovation and no-waste ethos, using ingredients that might otherwise be looked over and methods that create minimal impact on the environment. Douglas McMaster can be seen given talks about the ‘zero-waste’ ideology. I was lucky to enjoy an evening at Silo to see what…

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…

How Have I Never Been to this Pub?! The Black Lion is right in the heart of The Lanes, incredibly popular and, as I was about to finally discover, a real gem! A weird Hammer House of Horrors style building on the outside, inside it is more reminiscent of a Star Wars set, with organic…

#Brighton4Life You discuss the perks of Worthing over £7 craft beers, cutting the commute and moving to London, but we all know it’s never going to happen… 1.Southern Rail No, really. It’s all a conspiracy you see; once we have the day trippers on our turf, Southern Rail have been instrumental in ensuring they can’t…

Now That’s a Breakfast Worth Getting Out of Bed For! In April 2017, Julia and professional chef Andy took up the reins at the multi award-winning Joe’s Café near Seven Dials in Brighton. With a glowing reputation built up over 27 years to uphold, and a loyal customer base to win over, they had their…

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…

Shake it, stir it, set it on fire! Last time I went to a cocktail class, I was wearing a pink wig and had to slurp a bubble-gum flavoured drink through a phallic pink straw. Thankfully, the experience at Merkaba couldn’t be more different. Visiting on a Thursday evening with three friends – Anna, Nick…

Silo… an evolving space Starting their 3rd year trading first as a coffeehouse and bakery and now as a restaurant and cocktail bar, Silo, the UK’s first zero waste restaurant has certainly evolved over the years. Awarded The Observer Food Monthly Best Ethical Restaurant in 2016, Silo continues to blow the minds of foodies and…

As Brightonians, we’re very loyal to our city… which is probably why so many stick around so long after uni! We pity our London dwelling friends, and know they are all secretly planning their escape to the south coast. Who could blame them when you’ve got all this on offer? 1. Naked bike ride &…

‘Grown up’ drinking in the heart of Brighton As anyone acquainted with the Brighton food and drink scene will know, our city is not short of the odd boozer or two. Central Brighton is awash with pubs and bars – barely a street goes by without a drinking den or cocktail bar waiting for your…

From ruling the waves to running a Brunch Empire When owner Tony Marks, Juice FM DJ, decided to change careers, he sat down and asked himself “what am I good at?” The answer he came up with was, quite simply, “brunch”. He wasn’t wrong. If you want proof, head over to his new venue, Starfish…

Chef interview: Alan White, GB1 restaurant Alan has been Executive Chef at The Grand Brighton for the last 12 years, something that is truly a grand achievement. As head chef of the GB1 restaurant, Alan oversees the day to day running of the restaurant and hotel food offerings, catering for up to 1500 guests a…

Fuel up for the day ahead! As you see your little ones run back to school gleefully, you give a huge sigh of relief. A summer of finding fun things to do everyday has you totally exhausted. Back to reality, you then have to organise school uniforms, shoes, and fuel for their day ahead. Nutritious…

Sky Bar to seafront dining – a seamless experience “Every meal in Brighton should start like this,” I grinned to my partner Tommy as I sipped a glass of fizz and gazed down at the Lego-sized people on the beach below. We were suspended 138-metres above the city in the i360’s glass viewing pod, which…

A restaurant for all occasions Overlooking my favourite Brighton landmark, the West Pier, is one of Brighton’s most well known and loved seafood restaurants, The Salt Room. A relative newcomer to Brighton, the restaurant has already cemented itself as one of the best in town and I am a huge fan. Usually I save my…

A venue well deserving of it’s regal title I have a dream, and that’s to live in a country cottage tucked away in a picturesque village, close to a cosy pub. This dream looks pretty different to my basement flat tucked away next to Hove station, next to a slightly less cosy pub. But such…

Celebrating the best food photos on our stream! Each month we avidly scroll through Instagram, mouths watering at the delicious images plated up on the screen before us. To celebrate seven years of using the #eatBrighton on our Twitter and Instagram posts, we’ve chosen our favourite ten Instagram images posted by the Brighton restaurants and…

Outstanding reputation To me, the Restaurant at Drakes holds an almost mythical status. Located on Kemp Town seafront, this fine-dining gem is hidden from view in the basement of Drakes Hotel, so that, even if you walked directly past, you’d be oblivious to the artisan plates of food being savoured beneath your feet. Luckily for…

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…

An other-worldly restaurant experience at etch. At home, in August, it can be easy to forget that you needn’t go far to discover another world. The goal of most top restaurateurs must surely be to become prince of a compact planet contained within a dining room: a carefully curated land of beauty and plenty. After all,…

Panoramic views at The Jetty After successful restaurants in Christchurch, Dorset, Salcombe, Bristol, Guildford and Chichester, The Jetty restaurant opened in Brighton. Situated on the ground floor of The Harbour Hotel on Brighton seafront, it’s a clean, extremely light and modern restaurant. Lively atmosphere There are many window seats offering panoramic views of the sea,…

Go international in Hove… Hola! Buenos dias, y bienvenido a Cafe Malbec! (Just a bit of casual bilingualism, no big deal. *casually brushes shoulders off*) Translation: Hello! Good day and welcome to Cafe Malbec! Located right beside the delicious Argentinian restaurant Latinoamerica, is its shiny new companion, the casual and carefree tapas bar Cafe Malbec.…

Lucky Beach evening review Ten years ago, when I first moved to Brighton, the options for affordable eateries on the beach weren’t great. There were (and still are) some fantastic fine-dining options but, if you didn’t want to fork out, you were faced with substandard sandwiches or mediocre fish and chips – in short, you…

Seasonal ingredients The Chimney House is a short walk from Seven Dials. It has a warm, welcoming and traditional interior and a menu that offers something for everyone. You can enjoy bar snacks or go for a three course meal. All dishes are made with seasonal and local ingredients and the kitchen works with local…

Pike and Pine in beloved area of Brighton Saint James Street is a vibrant and much-loved area of the city. It is an area that is beloved by those who call it home, and one that people are keen to keep as their own. Admittedly it might not be the most beautiful or elegant area,…

Can you remember the first time you took brunch? I can’t exactly, but I’m certain I was a lot older than my daughter is now, ordering off the blackboard at V&H Café on Holland Road in Hove. V&H Café is a multiple award-winning café that has, in its short, four-year existence, become something of a…

Redroaster, where it’s okay to have a pudding after brunch It’s the first day of the summer holidays and I can’t wait to head to the beach and soak up some sunshine. The only issue being that it has consistently rained for approximately 12 hours. Thankfully, there is a saving grace. Ross is working today…

The ever-evolving Terre à Terre If you’ve eaten at Terre à Terre you’ll know why it’s been such a culinary success for the past 24 years. It has become one of the most innovative & exciting vegetarian restaurants in the UK, always surprising you with every visit. Classically trained chefs, Amanda Powley & Philip Taylor,…

Trusty and reliable Everyone has an ‘old faithful’ restaurant that they know they can rely on for a good night out. The House in Brighton is that for me. Each time I go there, I am always left feeling full, satisfied and extremely happy! Independent, family run bistro, the House is tucked away in the…

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…

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…

The sleek & sexy Merkaba bar If there is one thing Brighton is not short on it’s places to have an adult beverage. In fact I’m sure you could frequent a new boozer every day for at least a year without doubling back on yourself. With all this choice, and perhaps being new to the…

Salmon Filleting Masterclass, Alan White – The Grand Hotel Brighton We meet Alan White, Executive Chef at the Grand Brighton and the GB1 restaurant as he demonstrates how to fillet a whole Scottish salmon. Here Alan explains the different techniques in filleting this huge fish as well as explaining all the different cuts and how…

Discover something special I had a distinct feeling of discovery when I wandered down Ship Street last week. Tucked in The Lanes, this historic street is busy with shops and cafes at one end but becomes narrower and more intriguing as at leads towards the sea. Here, between the houses, hairdressers and historic law firms is…

Friday night dinner The Old Bank Steak and Rib restaurant in quirky Kemptown has been open since 2011, almost a newby compared to some stalwarts of Brighton. However, it seems to have quickly picked up the reputation of being a classic. Being an ‘Old Bank’ virgin, I thought I’d go and see for myself what…

A summers evening at Chambers Bistro It was a warm balmy Wednesday evening. I don’t know about you, but summers are when I find myself venturing away from the lures of the ‘box’ and spending more evenings out and about with friends – even on a ‘school night!’ A visit to Shoreham-by-sea This Wednesday evening…

A superb Summer meal at The Rose & Crown Driving into the Downs on a sunny Thursday evening, I could feel the stress of my workday melting away. My friend Hanna and I were en route to Cuckfield – a quintessential English village with winding streets, pretty cottages and a reputation for good food. Here…

Family connection Brothers Chan and Dashal were both working full time when they decided to set up BeFries just 3 years ago. Generously, they decided to share their favourite family food with the public, extending their dinner table whilst retaining an intimate and personal feel. After only 11 months, this independent Belgian chip shop at…

Gin Cocktail at Hotel Du Vin, Brighton We meet Laurence from Hotel Du Vin in Brighton as he introduces us to one of his signature cocktails the Pama Club. Key ingredients include gin, Pama liquer (pomegranate liquer), lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white. Here Laurence takes us through the art of cocktail preparation as…

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…

Wine and dine along Brighton’s promenade It’s the holy grail of summer holidays: finding that perfect place to eat –  a tucked away taverna or trattoria, with fresh sun-drenched ingredients, views across the sea and waves lapping at the edge of the table. New wave of restaurateurs Back home, there’s the weather to contend with…

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…

Culinary heaven at Semolina “I have to take you there” These are the first words I uttered to my husband upon my return back down to earth from culinary heaven last week. Dan had drawn the short straw that night, and rather than play at being my husband shaped plus one, he was being a…

Head chef & director at Petit Pois – David Roy Here we meet David, ex Riddle and Finns Head Chef who has now partnered with his wife, Ivana to realise their dream of opening their own French restaurant in Brighton, Petit Pois. David comes from French town called Royan, which is located on the Atlantic coast,…

A great new discovery A few months ago, I came across The Better Half by accident when I was out on a jog through Hove. Having lived here for almost a decade, I was excited to stumble across a new pub that I never knew existed and, more recently, was thrilled to be invited for…

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.…

Top-Notch Cuisine Tucked away between The Lanes and the sea, Hotel du Vin is known for its top-notch cuisine and outrageously long wine list. It’s been on my list of places to try for years but, assuming it would be all ‘starched tablecloths and silver cutlery,’ I’d been waiting for the right occasion. When I…

More of a hero than a sidekick… On a sunny evening you cannot beat sitting outside at the Mash Tun, situated right in the heart of town. Lucy and I have been meaning to try the new menu here from the Sidekick Kitchen as we have heard great things already from our burger loving friends.…

Five Seasonal Summer Vegetables Buying local seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables are the best for your health and the welfare of the community. Whilst the produce has not had far to travel to arrive on your plate, you can enjoy your groceries at their freshest, cheapest, and at their best nutritional value. Buying British means…

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…

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,…

Latest addition to thriving city pub scene Located in a prime position on Western Road at the Brighton/Hove border is the latest addition to Brighton’s thriving pub scene. Being on the main drag and just a short walk from the sea front, The Revelator is dead convenient to get to on foot or by bus.…

Chef at Curry Leaf Cafe – Kanthi Kiran Thamma As Head Chef of the Curry Leaf Café, Kanthi Kiran Thamma has played a huge role in increasing the standard of Indian cuisine in Brighton and beyond. Along with business partner Euan Sey, the Curry Leaf Café currently has two permanent restaurants in the city in addition to…

What a great way to start the week… …a lovely sunny day at work followed by a delicious meal at Kemptown’s plant-based restaurant, Purezza! We were really excited about our visit to Purezza. We were familiar with it from ordering through Deliveroo and having eaten there before, and with there being so much to choose…

The quintessential English pastime The tradition of afternoon tea has, over recent years, managed to convert itself into one of the more civilised and very fashionable means of socialising with friends. Everywhere from trendy hotels to tiny cafes now offer their version of the service, and Brighton even hosts a couple of venues solely dedicated…

Location Location Location The Cherry Tree café has this in spades; set in the heart of Brighton Marina, with a sun trap of a terrace, and pricey yachts within touching distance. With two very hungry children in tow – they had been up since 6am, little darlings – we strolled through the Marina’s spacious piazza…

Traditional English Breakfast which won’t disappoint! Looking to satisfy that early-morning urge for a classic fry-up that doesn’t leave you feeling bloated and wanting to crawl back into bed? I think I’ve found the spot. You couldn’t call Little Miss Piggies, in Kemptown’s bustling St James’s Street, a greasy spoon. The phrase certainly doesn’t match…

Finally I am eating at Isaac At! My wife and I have been planning a visit to Isaac At for a long time, always with the excuse of having something to celebrate but for whatever reason we haven’t had the chance to book a table. It was an easy choice to accept this review, and celebrate…

Classic Italian Cuisine! It is a lovely evening and after a nice walk, Lucy and I head for a bite to eat at Al Duomo, situated right in the heart of Brighton, next to the Pavilion. Al Duomo is a wonderful family run business, spreading across three generations and this shows through their passion for…

Located in prime position overlooking the picturesque marina is Malmaison Brighton, the latest addition to the thriving hotel chain. It has been completely re-styled and boasts a striking modern décor throughout. Afternoon tea is served in the Chez Mal lounge, which has a mellow, laid-back vibe and is funky and colourful with comfy seating and…

Chef at Señor Buddha – John Reed In a city where there are so many restaurants vying for your attention you need something special to make you stand out from the crowd.  One restaurant that has successfully, and tastefully, done this is Senor Buddha on London road.  The restaurant has taken influences from Asia and…

Asparagus comes into season in late spring and is a nutritional powerhouse. These delicious spears are a rich source of vitamin K which are important for strong bones and blood clotting. With 101% of your daily allowance of vitamin K in one cup, they are full of antioxidants which repair the damage done by free…

Who says sushi can’t be vegan? Moshimo is Brighton’s first conveyor belt style Japanese restaurant, and is very popular with locals along with visitors from afar.  Having a reputation for its quality ingredients and a sustainable ethos, I was really excited about my visit to Moshimo to review their vegan range of food. Moshimo serves…

Escape to the country Brighton Food Reviewer, Ross Byatt, April 2017 It’s a sunny Sunday morning and what better way to enjoy the remainder of the weekend than a drive to the country for a relaxing meal in a beautiful village pub. This Sunday’s venue is The Crabtree, just south of Horsham and a half an hour…

Seafront dining at The Copper Clam I’ve lived in Brighton for a decade but the novelty of dining on the seafront still hasn’t worn off. Whether it’s eating alfresco on a summer evening or sitting inside and watching a winter storm, you really can’t beat it, yet only a handful of restaurants have the privilege of…

Authentic Venetian fare at Polpo I’ve never been to Italy before and, until recently, I thought that all Italian restaurants served pepperoni pizzas and big bowls of bolognaise. Last week, however, I realised how wrong I was when I visited Polpo. Polpo (which means octopus in Italian) is a bàcaro – a Venetian wine bar…

Homestyle American food at Smokeys Dining at Smokeys is like taking your very own road trip throughout the South West of the US. Think, cruising in a Californian Cadillac followed by Texan horseback riding – cowboy style – and then throw in a little New Orleans blues for good measure! And the heart and soul of U.S. cuisine…

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…

Alfresco small plates, perfect for sharing! Hove Place is a friendly gastro pub tucked away on the leafy First Avenue in Hove. They have recently revamped their menu to completely change the concept and offer something new. They have always been known for their locally sourced gastro pub meals centred around pub classics, but now…

Cooking on a Josper Oven Hugely passionate and driven, uncompromising with standards, Matthew Price has been at the Coal Shed since 2016 and cooks the majority of their dishes on the famous Josper Oven which gives ingredients a delicious flame grilled flavour. The Josper Oven Here is a short video which showcases Matt in action…

A new found gem! Situated at the top end of Ship Street on the edge of the Lanes and right next door to the Steamer Trader Cook Shop this new coffee house offering could not be better situated for coffee lovers and foodies alike. With a large black canopy and an al fresco seating area,…

A Charming Sussex Pub Brighton Food Reviewer, Lucy Grewcock, March 2017 Driving down dark country roads on a Tuesday evening, a full moon shining in the night sky, my partner Tommy and I both let out an impromptu ‘oooo’ when we arrived at The Fountain Inn. Illuminated by a canopy of fairylights, the pub’s painted façade glowed…

Food reviewer, Laura Stevens, March 2017 Hub of the community Ladies Mile Pub, or The Mile to the locals, is a cavernous, portico-fronted, family-run, traditional local pub located in the heart of old Patcham village. It is popular, family and dog-friendly and prides itself on being a real hub of the community. Inside, there is enough space…

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…

Classic and small-scale Brighton can be quite a brash, loud and colourful city. It is a place where people express themselves without fear of judgement or prejudice, where they are proud to shout about who they are and what they represent. This is one of the many things that makes the city such a special…

The sort of meal I live for! Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, March 2017 Located in the heart of Hove’s popular restaurant quarter is a shining new star called Latinoamérica. An enchanting restaurant with a high ceiling and simple classic décor of white paintwork, dark polished wood and the odd bare brick wall. The glass frontage and huge…

A proper pub in the center of the city! Brighton Food Reviewer, Ross Byatt, March 2017 What is nicer after a long day at work than to chill out with my girlfriend, enjoy a drink and have some proper pub grub? Tonight, Lucy and I are excited to be going to The Black Lion right in the heart of…

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…

By seasoned beer drinker, Tom Flint I could be exposing a lack of class in saying that I really like a good pub crawl, but I am not ashamed in admitting it. I’m not talking about a pointless trawl through a series of characterless pubs that have little appeal apart from geographical proximity; that would…

A different kind of afternoon tea! Brighton Food Reviewer, Lyndsey Stoner, March 2017 It is a rare occasion that my husband and I leave the house as a couple, without our 2 little girls quite literally hanging from us. An occasion this rare is not to be wasted on an “it was ok” culinary moment. When we…

An Elegant Addition Brighton Food Reviewer, Ed Hamilton, March 2017 Anyone familiar with Brighton Marina will know there’s no shortage of restaurants to choose from. But the vast majority will need little or no introduction. They are, for the most part, exactly the same venues you’d expect to find on any busy high street, anywhere in the…

Our new regular pub Brighton Food Reviewer, Ross Byatt, March 2017 After the usual long slog of moving house, Lucy and I are in our new place in Hanover and very happy.  Now comes the new task of finding a local pub we both love. I’m not complaining as this gives us the opportunity to try nearby pubs…

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…

An Argentine experience Brighton Food Photographer, Xavier D. Buendia, March 2017 Argentina has so much more to offer than steaks, dark rich red wines and dulce de leché; proof of that is in the recently opened Café Malbec which is next door to Latinoamerica Grill. After spending 10 days at home in Barcelona, I wasn’t feeling ready to get…

The ResDiary guide to dining in Brighton in 2017 With the announcement of Brighton’s best restaurant imminent at the BRAVO Awards, we’re soon to find out what the public vote has decided. ResDiary (sponsors of the BRAVO Best Restaurant Category) have put their heads together and come up with ten of their favourite places to…

Lush roasts at Libation Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, February 2017 Located a stone’s throw from the sea, on Second Avenue in Hove is Libation, a modern, stylish new bar and eatery. Comfy outdoor seating There is super comfy outdoor seating for those warm summer months and inside is a clean-lined combination of warm wood floors and…

Impressive building The Plough dates back to the 1840s but was rebuilt at the turn of the last century and refaced in 1937. It is an impressive brick building standing next to the duck pond and village green, at the heart of picturesque Rottingdean, surrounded by beautiful old houses steeped in history. The evening we…

Meeting Matt Ottley from the Salt Room Matt Ottley is the bar manager at The Salt Room on Brighton’s seafront, a modern restaurant located underneath the Hilton hotel offering tasty seafood and delicious cocktails. Find out what makes Matt tick… What do you do and how do you describe your job? My passion is service and…

Meet Lerato Umah-Shaylor, founder & chef at Lerato’s WILD AFRICA Lerato is a British-Nigerian food writer, TV chef and journalist living in Sussex. She writes a food column for The Guardian in Nigeria and creates private dining experiences, cookery classes and supper clubs in London and Sussex. Anyone who comes across Lerato either in person or…

Very Independent Food Tours Food reviewer and photographer, Xavi, February 2017 It’s been nearly a week since I took the VIB Food Tours and I’m still very excited about it. Everyone should take this tour, foodie or not, locals and visitors alike, it even should be taught in schools and universities…. that’s how good it is! I’m at the…

Pancake Day in Brighton By Jodie Wallis Pancake day, or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ is the day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Below Pic, The Breakfast Club  Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter where people abstain from ‘sinful’ treats such as fat or sugar. This is why traditionally ‘Shrove Tuesday’ was…

Guest post by Fleurets, sponsors of the ‘Best Brunch’ category in the BRAVO awards. In the restaurant industry there are many operators and agents who refer to an ‘area of high footfall’, ‘prime location’ or ‘city centre’ etc. and of course there are many brands that require this style of site. However, in Brighton there are many operators…

Meet Sam Ireland, Head Chef at The Independent Pub When The Independent Pub were seeking a chef to take over the reins of their relatively new, but fast establishing pub restaurant they knew it was never going to easy but, when they met with Sam Ireland, previously of The Basketmakers, they knew they had their man! He…

Venetian Tapas Food reviewer and photographer, Xavi, February 2017 What’s not to like about Venice? The Mask Festival, Vivaldi, or a perhaps a Bellini, carpaccio and Soave if you want to get foodie. Well, Polpo is just that; a tribute to all good things from Venice, especially food! Relaxed atmosphere The humble décor and quiet ambiance…

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