Kooks Restaurant Brighton
Situated in the heart of the North Laine, Kooks restaurant Brighton is a great place to begin, end, or punctuate your day in Brighton. In summer the outdoor seating is perfect for taking a break in the midst of the lively and colourful Gardner Street, or escape into the arty and chilled vibes of the surprisingly spacious interior.
From their Eggs Benedict with a difference to their not so typical Espresso Martini here’s our seven reasons why everyone should get a little kookie.
A good range of brunch is on offer at Kooks, but the Eggs Benedict is the dish that has become a signature one for them, calling back visitors time and again. The secret is a double whammy of fresh homemade hollandaise and shredded maple ham hock, local fresh eggs and sourdough seal the deal, pimping this classic first past the post.
Stacking them high and built to order, these burgers are no small feat and bustling with home cooked flavour. Meaty classic is beefy, cheesy and a little tangy with red onion marmalade. Vegetarian is that excellent combination of juicy portobello (the vegetarian ‘steak’ mushroom) cut with salty, creamy halloumi, blue cheese and guacamole. Both with chunky hand cut, twice cooked chips.
If the shopping frenzy of the North Laine has just got a bit too much, Kooks is ideally placed for an emergency spot of T.L.C. (Tea, Lazing and Cake). On summer days the outdoor seating is perfect to plonk down the shopping and watch the vibrant street go by as you tuck into a fresh, locally made slice of heaven. Revive yourself with a cup of specialist tea from Brighton’s aficionado tea mixologists Metrodeco, or if you’re feeling fancy add a glass of bubbles.
From brunch through to early evening small plates there’s always a good range of options and alternatives for those with dietary restrictions. The brioche burger buns and sourdough are always available as a gluten free bread alternative and the menu is well catered for for vegans and vegetarians. Cake wise there’s no missing out in either case too – just ask.
Bloody Mary with your brunch or make your cake regal with a Kir Royal? Cocktails are a big part of Kook culture, but if you’re going to have one, make it the Espresso Martini, with fresh espresso and a bit more booze than most, its got a crème to rival a pint of Guinness. Velvety and smooth delivering a rollercoaster of caffeine and Kahlua, it hits every spot.
Harking from Melbourne, Kooks owner Rebecca Monk, wanted to bring the cafe culture she knew and loved to Sussex shores. That’s not just great food and cocktails, it’s an atmosphere made by people who treat the hospitality industry as a career not a summer job. It takes a lot of work to make a relaxed vibe in a busy venue happen without efficiency compromising on friendliness, and the Kooks team bring it.
Get your own crew in Kooks, situated in the very heart of the North Laine, Kooks is a fantastic venue to hire for location and size. With capacity for a DJ, Kooks can provide a canapé menu and a full range of drinks from cocktails to wine and local beer. It’s the winning combination of service and quality that will turn your special occasion extra special.
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