All aboard! Seafayre at The Independent Fresh, local seafood is landed daily along the South Coast and, while several Brighton restaurants celebrate this sustainable local food source, some do so more than others. One such establishment is The Independent, near Queens Park in Hanover. The Independent has always had a strong reputation for great food,…

THE ZEN ART OF KUJIRA (くじら) If you are not getting your fill on Preston Street right now, please tell me where on Earth you are going to eat? The lively strip of free-for-all dining isn’t called ‘Restaurant Street’ for nothing. For me, it’s a place where you discover hidden gems that you tell your…

5 Course Tasting menu at The Salt Room Sister restaurant to The Coal Shed, The Salt Room is Brighton’s specialist fish and seafood restaurant found below The Hilton Hotel with some of our cities best sea views. We are greeted warmly on arrival by our host and shown to our table which, in a month’s…

Brunch at Red Roaster Red Roaster opened back in 2000, long before coffee shops became trendy hipster hangouts. Almost twenty years later, it’s evolved from a local coffee shop to a world-class café and restaurant, serving contemporary cuisine and cocktails alongside its hand-roasted coffee. By day, Red Roaster Café offers brunches, lunches, coffees and cakes.…

STRAIGHT OUTTA CHIANG MAI In Thailand, it’s those heavenly details that fill you with wanderlust. Those gentle infusions of herbs or lemongrass, or those floating lotus flowers. They remind you that you are an adult and that it is OK to like nice things. You are no longer content to sip cocktails in a joint that looks…

Chard Brighton ‘We are thinking of getting a doorbell and sign saying, ring for dinner’ explains Ciaran as he takes our coats and leads us up a beautifully grand wooden staircase leading to one of the dining rooms Chard has to offer. Stylish and Chic Owners Mae, Ciaran and Benny, have recently moved into their…

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.…

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…

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