Trenchmore Farm Sussex Trenchmore Farm Sussex is run by husband and wife Andrew and Joanne and their children Oscar and Rachel. They bring us meat from beautiful happy cows, nutritious heritage wheat and wonderfully nostalgic Sussex apple cider. Supplying some of our favourite restaurants in Brighton and Sussex including L’Atelier du Vin, Etch and The Sussex…

The BIG interview Trained by some of the best chefs in the country, Steven Edwards of Etch in Hove trained at the 5-star South Lodge Hotel in Horsham before going on to win MasterChef The Professionals in 2013. Following the launch and great success of Etch in 2017 and finishing runner up in the 2018 Brighton…

The Wardroom Brighton Evening Review The days lengthen, the clouds lift and summer beckons like a long lost friend; there is perhaps no better city to be in right now than Brighton. As the sun dances across the English channel and the pull of the water becomes undeniable, locals and tourists alike flock down to the…

The Salt Room: substance and style by the boatload Turn up without a plan at a tourist hotspot in any given city and you’re exposing yourself to the world of overpriced, overhyped and overcrowded restaurants. If you’re unfortunate enough to end up in such a place, you’ll find no shortage of stressed out families, exhausted couples…

Visit Brighton – the official queen of cool Brighton is one of those special places with a magic so unique it can cast a spell on your heart, mind and spirit and capture you in an instant. There’s a lot more to the city than just sun, sea and pebbles, so here are 6 reasons…

COSMIC PIZZA: COSMIC BY NAME… Whilst pizza seems like quite a straightforward dish – essentially a dough base smeared with tomato paste and topped with a combination of cheese, meat and veg – I can’t be the only person who is regularly underwhelmed when I dine out on this Italian staple. Surely delivering up a…

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…

Jo Glazebrook, Community Kitchen Coordinator Can you tell us a bit about your role? I’ve been at the Food Partnership for 6 years now supporting community food growing projects and coordinating volunteers. Coordinating the kitchen is a new role for me and super exciting! My days are so varied Today I’ve been checking artwork for…

Outstanding French cuisine at Le Nantais Bistro! Le Nantais, literally “The Man from Nantes”, is a fantastic French bistro on Church Road, just west of Palmeira Square. On the bus route, and with a taxi rank nearby, it’s dead easy to get to and well worth the journey. Le Nantais in question is the brilliant…

Shh, it’s our little secret! Through a discreet entrance next to Grow 40 in Kensington Gardens, North Laine, is L’Atelier du Vin, Brighton’s newest and arguably most enchanting wine and cocktail bar. The 1920’s-style prohibition bootlegger bar Is the brainchild of award-winning cocktail-maker Steve Pineau and Master Sommelier Dimitri Mesnard who, between them, designed and…

Alison Nightingale – Albourne Estate Brighton restaurant goers will be familiar with Alison Nightingale and her wine, identifiable by its wildlife labelling and produced just eight miles out of the city on the Albourne Estate boutique vineyard, close to Hurstpierpoint. This spring her range of award winning still and sparkling wines are being joined by a…

The best way to do brunch in Brighton Going out for brunch always feels like a treat, but when’s the last time you did it properly? Forget standard bacon sarnies and builder’s tea – I’m talking eggs royale with smoked salmon, or a BLT with extra trimmings, plus coffee, cocktails and something sweet. Long, sociable…

Crowned Masterchef Winner 2018 Kenny Tutt Joins Foodies Festival in Brighton Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to Hove Lawns 5-7 May Bank Holiday with a mouth-watering summer event and this year is excited to welcome MasterChef 2018 champion Kenny Tutt to the stage, who will be showcasing his award…

Award Winning Cafe Plenty Cafe Plenty Brighton is a cafe just off Brighton’s buzzing London Road. By day it serves up delicious cafe food and drinks, and by night it is a tap house. Cafe Plenty were winners in our Brighton Restaurant Awards Best Family Friendly category. They also placed in the top 20 for Best Tea…

Murmur Restaurant Brighton – Review It’s been quite a while since I went out as a reviewer, but when the opportunity popped up to go to Murmur I couldn’t resist. I even got to bring along my friend Annie. Tucked away under the arches Murmur is tucked away under the refurbished arches very close to…

Meet Jai from Brighton’s Oui Chef Hi. My name’s Jay Foster aka ‘Jai’. I was born and raised in Brighton and have been running Oui Chef Recruitment from early 2016. Since then I’ve helped a vast amount of people find work, as well as finding chefs/ KP’s for kitchens in and around Brighton, all the while…

Award winning Tropical Sushi. Tropical Sushi is the first Latín – Japanese restaurant in Brighton and are winners of this years Brighton Restaurant Awards Best Budget Bites. Here we meet the team behind Tropical Sushi and find out what it means to be crowned Brighton Budget Bites in 2018. How did the fusion of Japanese…

Julien Billet interview – The Salt Room Brighton Julien has been living and working In Brighton for three years, traveling to the UK to initially improve his English and expand on his passion for mixology from his native France. On arriving to the UK the draw of ‘London by the Sea’- Brighton with its electric…

Meet Michael Bremner and 64 Degrees This is the second year running for Michael Bremner’s 64 Degrees to scoop first place in the BRAVO awards. Watch our quick fire Q & A with Michael below.  From Scotland to London Michael Bremner was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1978. He remained in Aberdeenshire to study…

The Wheatsheaf review – Brazilian in the Sussex countryside Brazilian cuisine and Sussex country pub. Not two phrases you would usually put together. The Wheatsheaf in Albourne, West Sussex is an exception. Chef proprietor Nilton, grew up on a farm in his home country Brazil. It was here he found his lifelong passion for creating…

The Sussex Ox review – Perfect escape from the city Nowhere showcases William Blake’s “green and pleasant land” better than the utterly charming Sussex Ox near Alfriston in East Sussex. The Sussex Ox is a large, traditional, family–friendly country pub, with its own organic farm, serving the very finest local food and drink. It lies…

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.…

Vegan review at Tropical Sushi Brighton Tropical Sushi Brighton is a fusion sushi restaurant fusing Latin and Japanese flavours in the heart of Hove. Some might think this is a new concept, but it’s actually been around for a long time. Japanese immigration to South America resulted in a tantalising cuisine that merges the two cultures…

And the BRAVO 2018 Winners are… We’ve had a fantastic response to this year’s BRAVO awards, over 27,082 votes cast across 16 categories and around 420 venues. Here at BRAVO HQ we’ve heard first hand from you, the public, about which venues you love and want to win. To us that says that Brighton’s only…

Check availability and make a booking online Date Night at NuPosto My husband and I don’t usually go in for the whole ‘date night’ thing, preferring to chill out at home. It’s no reflection on our relationship, we’re just a bit lazy! However, something inspired us one Thursday night to venture off the sofa and…

Mange Tout review – A Jewel in the Laine Between Brighton Station and North Street is a network of interconnecting streets that even most locals struggle to correctly name. Is it the North Lanes, or North Laine? North Laines or the North Lane? Whatever you call it, the area is home to dozens of cafes,…

My New Happy Place! I was smitten with this utterly charming little restaurant as soon as I set eyes on it. There’s something a touch magical about how out of time and place it seems, as if it’s actually supposed to be on some whimsical film set somewhere… Outside Grow 40, Brighton Aesthetically pleasing! Sitting…

Jazz and Cocktails, The Perfect Remedy for Those Mid-Week Blues! Open for barely two years, Brighton Harbour Hotel and Spa has already won accolades aplenty. Named as the ‘Number 1 Seaside Hotel’ in the Ultimate 100 Best British Hotels by Sunday Times Travel, this substantial waterfront hotel boasts relaxed, modern interiors, a unique underground spa,…

A lunch well worth the winter trek! On the snowiest day in Brighton, with the beast from the east in full swing, hubby and I pulled on our woolly hats and wellies and braved the elements to have a taste of one of Brighton’s new-ish eateries, The Bok Shop. I have heard rumours about this…

Grand surroundings at Proud Country House I have a rule when it comes to birthdays. No work. I don’t really mind what I do, as long as I’m with a good friend, eating good food, and definitely not at work. This year was no exception. My best friend and I decided to start the day…

Taking the bakery game to a new level In Brighton’s highly competitive café market, one name that stands out from the crowd is The Flour Pot bakery. From their first café on Sydney Street, it was clear that their dedication to producing quality artisanal products was going to win over Brighton’s discerning café dwellers. Building…

We’re pleased to welcome back the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership back for a second year as sponsors of the Best Budget Bites category in the 2018 BRAVOS! For those who aren’t familiar with the organisation, read on to find out the fantastic work they are doing in the city, including Brighton food banks and…

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 –…

More than ‘just’ a great restaurant I first heard about Semolina a couple of years back, when I noticed it topping the charts as one of Brighton’s best restaurants. Yet, somehow, almost two years passed and I still hadn’t been. Last Thursday, I finally made it. Located just off London Road, Semolina has been making…

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day in Brighton Family dining in Brighton has never looked so good, and if you’re taking your mum out for Mother’s Day in Brighton she’ll surely be in for a treat. From the best Sunday Roasts to exciting vegetarian spots we can point you in the direction of the best restaurants in…

Why book your table online? Have you ever noticed that if you visit a restaurant’s site, social media, or search for them online, you’re usually encouraged to book online at every turn? Venues rarely say, “call us,” or “drop in,” anymore. There are loads of reasons that restaurants do this, not least that it saves them…

Pancake Day in Brighton Pancake day, or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ is the day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Pancakes at Starfish & Coffee Starfish & Coffee, Hanover Starfish & Coffee in Hanover are well worth the trip as they’re going all out with their own “Panquake day”, they have a mixture of savoury…

Is plant-based dining the way forward? Veganism has come a long way since 25 people came together in 1944 to decide upon the term and create the Vegan Society. The group were led by woodwork teacher Donald Watson, who created the “Vegan News” newsletter to spread word of the movement. Watson created each edition by…

With the Christmas decorations safely back in the loft and the New Year hangover just about cleared up it is back to business as usual for most people. Here at Restaurants Brighton we are planning for 2018. Last year was a superb year for Brighton and Sussex food, and we loved being a part of…

Dry January mocktails: six sin-free drinks Going alcohol-free for ‘Dry January’ doesn’t have to be all about tap water and fruit juices. In fact, many of Brighton’s non-alcoholic options are more tempting than beers and wines. Here are six of our favourite Dry January mocktails: 1. Name Drop – at Merkaba A blend of apple…

Determined to eat out more healthily in 2018? There’s no need to let your good intentions slip when you eat out. Here are ten healthy eating tips to keep you on track… Eat out more healthily in 2018 – Picture Terre A Terre 1. Eat a healthy breakfast Do this for better concentration, more energy and…

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…

Cure your hangover with these easy steps… Have you ever uttered the words, I’m never drinking again… knowing only too well that the awful pain in your gut and the thumper of a headache will disappear tomorrow, and you will probably do the whole thing again the following weekend, or the next festive party? Yes,…

Everything you want in a brunch and more! Moksha is located in central Brighton, just opposite St Peter’s Church, near London Road. They first opened in 2007 as a coffee shop, pure and simple, but have since evolved into a food led café. Now they are proud to serve top-notch breakfasts, brunches and lunches, expertly…

Food Trends 2018 As we near the new year we all wonder what it may bring. It is a time of optimism and excitement. What will be the food trends 2018 that we never knew would be a thing? What will be the next dieting craze or detox demon that we cannot live without? What…

Sunday indulgence at The Better Half Tis the season to get bundled up, head out into that crisp winter air, and find a cosy corner to enjoy a steaming hot roast, hooray! Even if you miss the sunny days of summer, you can’t deny the appeal of a hearty meal and a beautiful glass of…

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…

Definitely worth the dough Just a stone’s throw from Brighton seafront and the i360, West Pier Pizzeria sits proudly in its new desirable location, having opened its doors at the end of August this year. The restaurant offers a light and minimalist environment with wooden chairs and white tables. As we enter the restaurant, my…

A proper pub with a modern take The West Hill Tavern has had a refurb this year. It’s situated just two minutes up the hill from Brighton train station and then another two minutes from the Seven Dials area. It now boasts a fantastic menu, delicious G&Ts and a cosy atmosphere being lit with fairy…

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,…

The Schooner, Southwick It had been a miserable and manic Monday. The sky a few shades darker than it had been, and a fine drizzle all day. Not to mention the usual feeling the first day of another working week can bring. Of all the days of the week, Monday is the one where I…

Market Restaurant Hove – Small Plates and Tapas If you struggle with food related decisions, Tapas restaurants make life a little easier. Market Restaurant Hove is a tapas and small plate restaurant on Western Road in Hove that brings together English and Spanish cuisine with local produce and Spanish favourites. You can sit at the…

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…

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…

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, Introducing New Dawn Rum – Dinner Review Silo restaurant is 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…

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 Ten Green Bottles Review. 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…

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…

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