GROW 40 BRINGS A SEA CHANGE TO BRIGHTON It’s easy to assume Grow 40 is just the busy cocktail bar on the roof at the corner of Kensington Gardens. The stuff of legends, that cocktail bar may have once been a roof garden where the food was grown, but the only thing cooking up there…

Polpo Brighton Vegan Review Polpo Brighton is one of the UK’s first Venetian tapas restaurants. Opening with its first venue in London they then expanded, opening up a number of other venues in London before venturing down to Brighton. A taste of Italy And what a perfect spot for it. Situated in central Brighton along…

The weekend buzz at GB1 I discovered GB1 – The Grand hotel’s seafront restaurant – last year when I visited on a Thursday night. Impressed by the seafood-focused menu and relaxed ambience, I was delighted to be invited back for a Friday night, when the restaurant and adjacent bar have a real weekend buzz. The…

Aren’t Country Clubs just for members? Wickwood’s Country Club and Glass House Restaurant (rosette awarded) is tucked away down a tree-lined road between Hove and Henfield. It’s an unassuming building from the outside and easy to drive past without really noticing. I’ve never ventured inside a Country Club before, so was unsure of what to expect. To…

Breakfast at Grow 40 ‘Early morning Saturday’ in almost any other town or city is probably around 8am, the North Laine however has it’s own opinion on that, a slow start at 10am seems the standard, with 11am feeling a little over zealous on weekdays. So it was that at an ‘early by Brighton standards’…

HarBAR Cocktail Masterclass The conversation goes something like this: RB: Would you like to review cocktail making at the Brighton Harbour Hotel, HarBar? We’re doing a photo shoot too. Me: Yes, but I don’t want to be photographed, a camera lens in my face has the same effect as nerve gas. RB: Really? Me: Really.…

Savouring Sussex Tucked away in the North Laines, Issac At is an unassuming restaurant, which has been making waves since it opened in 2015. It’s owned by 24-year-old Isaac, who runs the kitchen with his team of young chefs. I’ve been hankering for an excuse to visit for a while, so I readily agreed to…

UNAPOLOGETIC FLAVOURS AT FOURTH AND CHURCH It actually feels like summer as we head off to sample small plates at Fourth & Church. The restaurant’s modest, tasteful wooden tables and glass shopfront is drenched in warm light. The lucky ones have already settled in to enjoy a bottle at sunset with their nearest and dearest.…

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