Brighton Marketing and Food Photography: Nick

Nick has been in Brighton since 1999 and has a strong background in hospitality and all that comes with it. Local ingredients, simple food and service are high on his agenda and you will often hear of him tucking into a hearty meal with Mrs RB. Industry work in Brighton has seen him at the Drakes Hotel, Stanmer House and the Hilton group for a number of years. Nick is also the founder of Restaurants Brighton.

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Brighton Restaurant Marketing & Wine Enthusiast: Beth

Beth loves the Brighton food scene for its creativity and diversity and enjoys nothing more than a visit to The Sussex Ox, Mange Tout, Cin Cin or Plateau. Also where there’s an incredible wine list Beth will feel really at home. Beth leads on the Restaurant Marketing alongside Nick and is Sussex born and bred.

Cocktail Making at HarBAR Brighton

Content Creation & Social: Rhys

Rhys is a freelance writer and professional artist who divides his time between London and Brighton. He tries not to be an ‘in your face vegan’ but admits it can be hard not telling complete strangers at random, like when travelling on the tube in rush hour. Rhys inspires social and content creation working alongside the rest of the RB team.

Cocktail Making at HarBAR Brighton

Brighton Food & Interiors Photography: Jo

Jo graduated with a degree in photography from Brighton Uni in 2004 and specialises in Travel, Food and Interiors photography. Jo travelled after Uni and feels very lucky to have photographed cuisines from all over the world. She describes food and photography as a combination of two passions for her and loves photographing fantastic food for Restaurants Brighton.

Brighton Food Reviewer & Travel Writer: Lucy
Cooking has always been a big part of Lucy’s life, and working in restaurants throughout her teens and twenties really added to her passion for good food! Lucy is a travel writer, which also helps with broadening her horizons when it comes to food, tasting new flavours is a real highlight of the job!

Brighton Food Reviewer: Jodie
Sussex born and bred, Jodie has a strong passion for local produce and her family like to ‘eat like kings’! Join Jodie on her food journey as she helps discover the best of what Sussex has to offer as she hunts for that perfect steak. Jodie would much prefer to eat a mediocre quality meal which is presented by genuinely warm and natural staff who take the time to find out what it is you want. 

Food reviewer: Kat
Kat is absolutely, utterly, 110% obsessed with food. From its source, to the process, to the creative minds that bring it to life in the pan and on the plate, to – surprise surprise – the actual eating of it. She is at her happiest when she is  pouring over the 32-page ramen recipe courtesy of Ivan Ramen she swears one day she will genuinely do. Her favourite food is the humble egg and her most memorable meal to date was at The Gingerman in Kemptown.

Food reviewer and travel enthusiast: Lauren
Writing about food has allowed Lauren to act out a secret compulsion for snooping in restaurants and kitchens, and has led her to literally eat my way around South East Asia and set up Australia’s largest reggae and street food festival. The food Lauren is most passionate about is simple and innovative, and she can’t wait to find even more of it in Brighton and Hove’s independent restaurant scene.

Food reviewer: Gemma
Food and travel are Gemma’s greatest passions in life. She is at her happiest when eating or exploring a new destination and she thinks there really is nothing like sitting on a plastic stool beside a street food stall, surrounded by chattering locals, tucking into freshly cooked pad thai / satay / pho. Wherever Gemma travels she samples the local cuisine. Gemma is exited to see what international delights Brighton had to offer. 

Food Stylist & Photographer: Emma
Emma is a trained photographer with a penchant for baking and Indian food. She runs her own photography blog and loves to try out Brighton’s restaurants whenever possible – taking plenty of photos as she goes. Currently Silo is here favourite place to eat in Brighton due to it’s innovative flair and wine-matching waiters!

Brighton Food Reviewer: Ross
Food has always been important for Ross and growing up watching his Dad grow fresh vegetables and eating the icing when his Nan made cakes for the local baker has had a strong influence.
Ross is a big fan of the Chilli Pickle, thinks Tom Kerridge is a nice bloke and says food puts a big smile on his face!

Freelance Journalist: Finola
Finola is a skilled and experienced writer, editor and journalist who’s spent two decades producing material for print and digital media. Finola has an immense passion for food and comes highly qualified with a long background in food journalism. Finola will let the words do the talking as she entices you to many of Brighton and Hove’s top food destinations as she presents her mouthwatering reviews.

Writer and Food Reviewer: Emma
Emma has been involved with the food industry for over a decade and this has given her a good idea of what makes a great dining experience. Her current favourite restaurant in Brighton is Bincho Yakatori – simple concept, buzzy atmosphere and delicious Japanese menu.

Brighton Food Reviewer, ex-restaurant industry: Georgie
Georgie has always enjoyed since a young age the excitement of going to a restaurant, the feeling of the unknown – what will she choose, what will it taste like and more importantly, will she have room for pudding! Georgie has worked in the hospitality industry since she was seventeen, so has worked with or been around food her whole career.

Brighton Food Reviewer, vegetarian: Natalie
Natalie is Sussex born and bred and since moving to Brighton 18 months ago has been eating her way around the city’s culinary top (and not so top!) spots.
She loves to cook as much as she loves to eat, and as a vegetarian is always on the look out for her next new recipe or enticing menu.

Brighton Food Reviewer: Sarah
Known as one of our more adventurous diners among reviewers, Sarah has a real taste for strong flavours and well spiced foods, but at the same time is equally fond of the light, delicate nature and detail of Japanese dishes. Sarah is huge fan of Asian food – a passion encouraged through travel and her own cooking. Favourite restaurant – Unithai Noodle Bar in Hove.

Brighton Food Reviewer: Laura
Laura was born in Brighton but was soon whisked off to travel around England and France by her bohemian mother and didn’t return to Brighton until she flew the nest at 18. A huge fan of Tom Kerridge and Yotam Ottolenghi, Laura is also a dab hand in the kitchen herself. Favourite restaurant in Brighton is the fabulous Bistro Du Vin/ Hotel Du Vin which she describes as ‘mouth-watering food in classy surroundings’.

Brighton Food Reviewer: Brittany
For the last 8 years Brittany has travelled to 40 countries and has lived in California, Australia, Canada, and now Brighton. Therefore each time Brittany choses a new place to call home it has to be by the sea. Brittany’s family also own shrimp boats on the Mississippi gulf coast, so seafood is her preferred genre of cuisine and she loves trying different styles of seafood all round the world.

Brighton Food Reviewer, vegetarian: Anna
Born and bred in London, Anna has lived in Brighton for over a decade and lives to eat her way around the many restaurants in the city which offer great Vegetarian options. A Digital Marketer by trade and a new mum to twins, Anna is relishing the opportunity to get out and about for lunch dates and the odd night out sans babies!

Family Reviewer: Lyndsey
Lyndsey has lived in and around Brighton her whole life and now resides in Seaford with her partner and two little girls (2 & 5). Her family reviews focus on the following: buggy space, high chairs, quality of the children’s menu, entertainment, speed of service, rest room facilities, attitude of waiting staff & other diners towards children- ultimately are families welcome? And of course the quality of the food and drink menus for grown ups!

Brighton Food Reviewer: Isabella
Also studying Journalism, Isabella has a passion for all things South American after travelling extensively around the continent. Spending a year in Argentina has given her a taste for cerviche, and she is extremely partial to a Pisco sour. Isabella credits her Polish grandparents for developing her ferocious appetite so we’ll be keeping her busy with eating assignments during her time in Brighton!

Brighton Food Nutritionist: Jayne
Jayne is an important member of the team and contributes useful educational food posts rather than food reviews. Jayne specialises in food nutrition and more specifically Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy. Jayne has found that learning about the therapeutic uses of food and the potential impact it can have on health and lifestyle will increase your fitness and zest for life. Jayne’s favourite restaurant in Brighton is Riddle and Finns.

Restaurants Brighton Food Reviewers

Restaurant or food reviews by food bloggers, food journalists and aspiring foodies mean that you can get a really good feel for where’s good to eat in the Sussex culinary world.

Now of course, everyone has their own opinion, but we hope that our varied panel of foodies will give you a good gastronomic representation of the different restaurant offerings across Sussex. We also hope that our food reviews educates you about the different genres of cuisine, maybe the different price points for restaurants or even answering questions about your specific dietary requirements across Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

Some of our food and drink writers have their own active food blogs too and occasionally we accept guest reviews from other aspiring Brighton food reviewers.

What next?

There is plenty of inspiration available on Restaurants Brighton and these two lists are a good place to start: