Friendly Comfort at The Mesmerist Famed for cocktails and reverie, The Mesmerist may seem like an unusual choice for a quiet Wednesday night dinner but, I am here to let you know that the Mes, much like my winter dressing choices, has many layers and one of those layers makes for a chilled and enjoyable…

New Steine Bistro Review Sometimes when you want to go out for dinner, you know exactly what you want. Not just in the way of food, but the service you want to receive and the atmosphere you want to eat in. The New Steine Bistro in Kemptown has such a classically unique personality of its…

Moksha Cafe: A flavour liberation Sitting proudly in the centre of York Place overlooking St Peter’s Church in central Brighton, the bright and spacious Moksha Cafe was opened as a coffee shop more than 12 years ago by hospitality extraordinaire Oliver de Trafford. Humble beginnings With support from his family, Oli’s vision of his café…

Baqueano – Argentinian Steak Brighton I had high expectations when I walked into Baqueano last week. This new Argentinian Steak Brighton restaurant has received nothing but rave reviews since it opened earlier this year, so I was excited to find out if it lived up to the hype. Entering the simply styled restaurant, I was…

Vegan Tapas in Brighton on Tuesday Market is a Spanish restaurant in Hove, a short walk from town along Western Road, serving authentic tapas with a modern twist along with a carefully chosen wine list. The restaurant has been open for a fair few years and has gone from strength to strength; …we went on…

Something for everyone at the Better Half As a Kemptown local I very rarely have a reason to venture further than my front door, some call it tribalism I would call it laziness, if everything you need is right in front of you why bother? This lazy approach to living has been thoroughly debunked by…

Upstairs at The Joker Review Even if you’ve not been into The Joker before, you’ll know the place. Standing proudly at the helm of Preston Circus, the two-storey Neighbourhood Cocktail Pub boasts delicious gin bowls, first class cocktails, excellent food courtesy of Lost Boys Chicken, and an energy that’s unique to the area – and…

Simple is Sexy at Al Duomo Italian Restaurant Al Duomo has been around for so long (celebrating its 40th birthday this year) that in the constant newness that is Brighton’s restaurant scene it is often overlooked. I am here to tell you to overlook no further – Al Duomo is some of the best Italian…

Zama Restaurant Review There was a time when a typical visit to an Indian restaurant in the UK involved dining on oily, made-for-British-tastes curry, accompanied by pilau rice that looked like it had been sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. Brass food warmers topped orange-stained tablecloths; sepia images of Colonial India adorned the walls and traditional…

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