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…

Smorl’s Kitchen Review I imagine the words “artisanal houmous” will have most people outside the Brighton bubble roll their eyes and say things like “that is so Brighton” and “only in Brighton”. But then those poor souls probably haven’t had Smorl’s houmous. Smorl’s is a family run business, set up by Sarah (whose childhood nickname was Smorl) who…

A Sussex staycation at Ghyll Manor There’s something that feels very indulgent about spending a night in a hotel, just a few miles from home. Last Friday, my partner Tommy and I did just that, kicking-off our weekend at Ghyll Manor in Rusper, not far from Horsham. This 17th-century hotel has a historic restaurant and 29 guest…

LIBERATION FROM YOUR AVERAGE LUNCH Central Brighton is home to many cafes and spots for lunch, and high on the list has to be Moksha Caffe: an independent food-led café and restaurant, serving up ethically-sourced and delicious breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats. Moksha (meaning liberation and release) has grown from humble coffee shop to fully-functioning kitchen…

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