We meet Henry Butler from Butler’s Wine Cellar who celebrates 40 years of trading this month. Now in its fourth decade in Queens Park Road, with a second retail outlet in Brighton’s Kemp Town, mail order and internet operations, and supplying many of Brighton’s best restaurants, pubs and bars, Butler’s can claim the title of Brighton’s Oldest Independent Wine Retailer.
We meet Tony Marks, owner of Starfish & Coffee on Egremont Place. Starfish & Coffee opened July 2017 and since then it has become 1st and 2nd in the Brighton Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’ category as well as also winning the ‘Cafe Culture Award‘ 2019 and Brighton Food & Drink Awards ‘Best Cafe’ 2018
We meet Melanie Mann, owner of modern Japanese restaurant Kujira in Brighton. Kujira is a Robatayaki grill restaurant with slick interiors, stand out cocktails and a basement level karaoke bar. Melanie talks about running her own business, her inspirations and influencers and the excitement of winning Best International Cuisine at the Brighton Restaurant Awards.