I last visited Smorl’s to write a blog in December 2018. I tagged along on a Brighton food tour before being thoroughly overindulged and may have even suggested Sarah and her brother Christian were trying to kill me with a food overdose. The truth is Smorl’s has become a staple part of my eating habit,…

Brunch at Small Batch Coffee Norfolk Square

Small Batch Goes Big Brunch Small Batch Coffee may be named so due to its roasting process (they do it in, erm, small batches to ensure freshness and precision) but it’s fast become something of a Big Batch in Brighton, with sites cropping up across the city. Success has been hard won, in a town…

A wooden chopping board serving slice meat, salad, a pot of coleslaw and a pot of sauce with a glass of red wine.

A Million Miles from Ordinary – Experience at The Better Half The Better Half Pub is like a secret outbuilding of The Pavilion, in the sense that it envelopes you with splendour, opulence and warmth. The décor gleams with grandeur and the lighting is subdued, warm-fire-glow-perfect. You can barely see in from the outside and,…

The Crown Inn review

A quaint, country hamlet Once a hive of industrial activity, Dial Post is a small settlement in Horsham, West Sussex. The impressive Knepp Castle Estate is just two miles down the road from The Crown Inn, with its mill pond, roaming deer and multitude of other grazing animals; proving a great spot to wander and…

Sophisticated and sustainable dining at The Salt Room A beacon of light as we walk along past the storm-tossed sea; The Salt Room, a modern British restaurant focussing on sustainably sourced Josper-grilled fish and meat, resting just below the glowering red-brick Hilton Metropole. Owner and restaurant entrepreneur Raz Helalat was handed the then dormant hotel…

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