A picnic and umbrella in the Rathfinny wine estate

The Great Escape I’ve desperately been craving an escape, a drive through the rolling hills and stumbling across a vineyard, getting lost for a few hours, totally caught up in the sunshine. What I didn’t know was that I could find exactly what I craved in the South Downs of Sussex. The Rathfinny Estate, located…

Never Normal Brighton The media tells us that all we have to look forward to is the new normal. Brighton was Never Normal anyway. It’s a place that’s always offered escape. It’s always been different. It’s a city with more than a little bit of attitude. A home to free thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs, eccentrics and…

Roof top terraces in Brighton

Things to do – Bank Holiday Brighton Because that blasted COVID scuppered all our May plans this August Bank Holiday feels well overdue. This is our guide to Bank Holiday Brighton, you’ve got three whole days to eat, drink and socialise (responsibly). Use this guide to guarantee you make the most of that bonus time…

COVID-19 Food Resources Here we bring together some ways in which the Brighton and Hove communities are coming together to support food and provisions distribution. As well as ways you can help others in need. This isn’t an exhaustive list, it’s one we’ll keep updating and adding to as we hear of incentives. If you…

Mussels, prawns and copper clams

The Urchin is Five The end of February marks the fifth birthday of The Urchin. Almost exclusively serving shellfish, craft ale and select wine, hidden away on Hove’s Belfast Street (that’s just behind the big Tescos, for those who only know Hove by major landmarks) this local pub has gained national acclaim and bucked the…

Brighton Restaurant Awards

BRAVOs 2020 The BRAVOs (Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) are an opportunity to celebrate your favourite cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Brighton and Hove*. Any venue can enter and the public vote for their favourites. For a local business, winning a BRAVO or even featuring in the top 20 can mean a lot. So join…

Restaurant Interlude

Brighton Michelin Star 2021 Round-up The Michelin Guide is considered the gold standard in the culinary industry, its awarding of one to three Stars representing the pinnacle of achievement for a restaurant. In addition to the Michelin Stars, Michelin Bib Gourmand is awarded to establishments offering a more casual experience than would generally be considered…

Charred corn on the cob with coconut dip

Food trends 2020 This year’s biggest food trends hone-in on health and sustainability. We’re becoming ever-conscious of the impact our food choices have on both the planet and our bodies.   In response, we’re seeing a host of new plant-based products and innovative ideas that are helping us to eat well, and eat responsibly. Here’s…