Starfish & Coffee Brighton I have heard the people of Brighton talking about this place constantly. They won ‘Best Brunch’ in the 2018 BRAVO Awards and I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. Inspiration from Prince The Location is definitely worth the trip up the hill. Situated on Egremont Place, it…

Mid-week craving Have you ever craved a midweek roast? I’m not talking about microwaved leftovers on a Monday night, I mean a freshly-cooked, full-on feast with all the trimmings, lashings of gravy and a pudding to boot. Thanks to the Brighton Roast Company (BRC), now you can satisfy your craving any day of the week.…

Dry January: 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 favourites: Cold Brew Tonic – at Plateau If January has you feeling a little lost,…

How to do Veganuary in Brighton and Hove ‘Veganuary’ – going vegan for January – is set to be more popular than ever this year, thanks to increasing awareness about food production, which is blamed for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Recent studies reveal that cutting out meat and dairy could vastly reduce your…

Healthy Eating when eating out 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… 1. Eat a healthy breakfast Do this for better concentration, more energy and easier weight control. Look for a balance of wholegrain and protein which is easy…

Food trends 2019 The past years have seen an increase in awareness of food origins, focus on sustainability and taking responsibility for waste products. Whilst the international, political and environmental arenas all look pretty uncertain for the year ahead, foodies seem united in eating their way to a solution. We ask the people whose job…

Una Bar Review Brighton’s bars can get packed on Friday nights but, after a long week of work, I want to relax and unwind rather than elbow my way to the bar. Tucked away on Regency Square, Una Bar provides such a sanctuary. This boutique escape is the perfect place for a romantic evening, pre/post…

Smorl’s Kitchen Review I imagine the words “artisanal houmous” will have most people outside the Brighton bubble roll their eyes and say things like “that is so Brighton” and “only in Brighton”. But then those poor souls probably haven’t had Smorl’s houmous. Smorl’s is a family run business, set up by Sarah (whose childhood nickname was Smorl) who…

A Sussex staycation at Ghyll Manor There’s something that feels very indulgent about spending a night in a hotel, just a few miles from home. Last Friday, my partner Tommy and I did just that, kicking-off our weekend at Ghyll Manor in Rusper, not far from Horsham. This 17th-century hotel has a historic restaurant and 29 guest…