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Third Avenue

Coming soon to Hove is the new look Third Avenue. Forget all that you know about the venue because it’s back better than ever! With a full refurbishment and new offering of contemporary cuisine this plush Church Road restaurant bar will breathe new life into the neighbourhood. 

You can expect a daytime menu of brunches and plates and a sophisticated evening offering of small plates, worldly wines and cocktails. All dishes will champion modern British cuisine and celebrate the best of Sussex flavours. Diners looking to carry on the evening post dinner can head downstairs to the venue’s luxurious club, where you will be able to enjoy the abundant basement bar while revelling in music from live bands and DJs. 

Third Avenue will be open from late June.

Catch and Grill

Catch and Grill, is set to shine on Church Road, Hove. This exquisite new restaurant will champion the fruits of the sea. Offering fresh seafood platters, daily catch specials and surf and turf grills for you to enjoy in the setting of this elegant and luxuriously decorated restaurant. 

Catch and Grill is due to open mid July.

Tutto – opens July 2022

Set to open in July 2022, Tutto is the newest member of the locally and nationally praised Black Rock Restaurant Group from restauranteur Razak Helalat. Razak’s other venues include Brighton favourites, The Coal Shed, The Salt Room and BRAVO 2022 best restaurant winner Burnt Orange. The restaurant ethos is ‘bring everyone, eat everything’, embracing the heart of traditional Italian food culture which focuses on quality fresh produce prepared simply and enjoyably. The 80 cover restaurant on Marlborough Place will occupy a former 1930s bank retaining many of the original architectural features throughout. An additional 34 covers are available on the street terrace facing the newly regenerated Victoria Gardens.

Read more about Tutto Brighton

The Farm Tavern – under new management

Hove-based residents or visitors will be overjoyed to hear the Farm Tavern pub has re-opened. With the team behind BRAVO 2022 Best Local winner, The Geese, at the helm this popular local is sure to go from strength to strength. 

Capturing our attention is a wine list from local vintner, Butler’s Wine Cellar. Mixed cocktails with two for £10 margaritas on Thursdays. And the build your own bangers and mash menu that consistently keeps The Geese in Hanover, well, banging. 

Lost in the Lanes (re-opening Monday 20 June)

After an extensive refurbishment, this Brighton favourite is due to re-open in mid-June. The dining area has expanded to 50 covers and a new bar has been built. But there’s more to the new Lost in the Lanes than looks alone.

Chef James Flavell (@james_flavell_chef) has been stretching his wings, developing a delicious new menu of lunches with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Worthing-based mixologist Thanasis Karvelis (@thanasis_karvelis) has introduced a selection of signature cocktails. And a new wine list are all helping transform Lost in the Lanes into a luxurious cafe and bar you really will want to get lost in. 

Slicadelica (re-opening soon!)

Slicadelica, from the four time BRAVO winning team behind Starfish and Coffee, opened on Duke Street in the Lanes mid-April. They serve foot long pizza by the slice and freshly baked focaccia sandwiches. 

Unlike most of the pizza you’ll find in Brighton this is Roman-style pizza, found mostly (as the name implies) in Rome. The dough is made with olive oil and baked for longer for a crisp crust with a light and chewy crust. They’re made rectangular and baked in a tray rather than on a stone and are known locally as pizza al taglio, “pizza by the cut”.

If you’ve not had the chance of trying authentic Roman-pizza yet, then give it a go. If you’ve been to Rome and have craved the ubiquitous street food ever since, then Slicadelica will not disappoint! 

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Shelter Hall

Four new food concepts have arrived in Shelter Hall ready for a summer of live entertainment, fun drinks and seriously good food beside the sea side. 

Kenny Tutt‘s, Patty Guy will be brining a nostalgic Americana sandwich menu up to date with high quality well sourced British beef. Tom Samandi continues to prove he’s the boy that won’t grow up with the latest concept to fly out of the Lost Boys brand, Chick Chick Crew. Sear by Salt Shed (Bethnal Green Boxpark) will be reinventing classic grilled dishes with a robatayaki grill and their own special twists. While Tiger and Rabbit will stimulate the palette with dishes that combine the five traditional Korean tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spice.

> Find out more about the new Shelter Hall food concepts

kokedama

Brought to Brighton by the acclaimed team from The Roundhill collective. Kokeadma started its life as a popular plant-based pop-up in Lewes. Following a year of success and a waiting list that far surpassed the pop-up’s capacity, the team have found it a permanent home here on East Street.

You can expect a relaxed fine-dining experience with the offering of exquisite plant-based small plates, alongside an expertly curated a la carte menu. The wine list will showcase some of the finest local and natural wines and plant-based cocktails will be made by masterful mixologists.

Kokedama is set to open its door to you from Friday 1 April. You can book now, via their website.

Oculist

Brighton’s Boyce Street sees the opening of a new stylish late-night venue. Venture through the Lanes and discover Oculist. They’re the new guys in town, and they’ve brought with them a delicious mix of quality food, drinks and entertainment. You can expect seasonal plates, brunch classics and Sunday roast specials. On the drinks side of things, you’ll be able to enjoy cocktails, local beers and a thoughtfully curated wine list. You’ll also get to enjoy the added perk of their sun trap roof terrace. Oculist are electronic music enthusiasts, so if you’re looking for a new favourite spot to decompress, this could be it! Read more about Oculist.

Bonsai Plant Kitchen

Set on Baker Street in an unassuming, unbranded venue, Bonsai Plant Kitchen is the new kid on the block. Their sleek and modern approach to dining is causing some excitement within Brighton’s foodie community.

Serving coal cooked Japanese small plates, bao burgers and creative cocktails, Bonsai has brought something of a new calibre to the area. The menu is sophisticated, the decor minimal with neon illustrations from Japanese heritage and the soundtrack comes as uplifting techno. You’d be hard-pressed to not find the offering from this ultra-cool restaurant deliciously moreish.

2 Church Street

A stylish, intimate and independent wine and cocktail bar that is located in the beating heart of the North Laine. The team behind 2 Church Street take pride in the locality of the venue and therefore are dedicated to infusing the offering with community values, local produce and suppliers and providing a sophisticated yet inclusive space for people to relax, socialise and celebrate.

Offering a delectable mix of handcrafted cocktails, wines from local, independent vineyards and a simple selection of small plates that champion the best of Sussex. 2 Church Street is available for exclusive events and private hire or no-fuss formal socials.

Read more about 2 Church Street.

Post House

Taking over the old Marwoods venue is all-day eatery and bar, Post House.

This is the joint effort of the teams behind SPACE + THYME (The Mesmerist and Black Lion kitchens) and Bigfoot Pub Co (The Pond and Easy Tiger at The Hampton pubs). So those who miss the old Marwoods can at least rest safe in the knowledge that the venue has been taken over by people who know how to deliver an experience that Brightonians love.

Open for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch in the day, Post House transforms into an evening venue with sharing plates and cocktails by night. On Sunday they keep to the Brighton tradition of kicking back with a roast and with plenty of space in the upstairs dining rooms, it’s an ideal spot to gather your whole gang for an end-of-week catch up. Set over two floors with a large backyard area, Post House really does suit every occasion from a quick coffee with a pastry to a romantic meal.

Read more about Post House here.

Knoops Brighton

We have recently been to the opening of a very exciting, and rather delicious concept cafe.

Knoops Brighton, based in The Lanes, is one of a string of venues set up by the ingenious chocolatier Jen Knoop. Originating from Germany and bringing his infectious passion for chocolate to our shores in 2013, he now owns six distinctive venues across London and the South East.

Knoops Brighton offers guests a chocolate drinking experience like no other – with twenty different cocoa strengths on offer and dozens of milk and flavoured extras, settling on the perfect drink is no easy feat. The team of masterful Knoopologists are on hand to guide you through the blend options until you land on the perfect concoction.

The cafe offers these chocolatey treats for a drink in or takeaway. They also have a healthy spread of patisserie treats on offer, which include; croissants, macaroons, brownies and many more.

Read more about Knoops here.

At TEN

Opened in September on Church Street in the North Laine. The intimate and darkly lit bistro is situated opposite the Corn Exchange making it an ideal romantic venue pre or post-theatre trip. The menu is an equally intimate selection of small plates and tapas coupled with an expertly curated wine list.

Behind this latest opening is local Chef Phil Bartley of The Great British Charcuterie, whose artisanal produce, sourced entirely from the British Isles, populates the menu.

Read more about At TEN Brighton.

SOCIALITE BRIGHTON

Socialite Brighton opened in the summer in central Brighton’s busy Lanes area. Set among many of the areas well-established restaurants, the pedestrianised area is a magnet for sun-loving diners. Make your way to the roof for one of the most glamorous roof terraces to sip cocktails and nibble lite bites. The main restaurant is equally stylish with a menu of quality modern dishes, which source locally where possible. There are also private dining rooms for those who like to socialise exclusively.

Read more about Socialite Brighton.

RUM KITCHEN

Rum Kitchen on Black Lion Street is bringing the flavours of the Caribbean to the shores of Sussex.

Think jerk barbeque flavours for feel-good food. Rum cocktails to keep those good vibes going and live DJs to get your tempo up. It’s a carnival every day of the year. Caribbean favourites such as mutton curry and jerk chicken will delight lovers of the cuisine and plant-based visitors can enjoy plenty of choices from crispy fried cauliflower to roasted and rum-glazed jackfruit.

Read more about Rum Kitchen Brighton.

Taste Sussex

Opening in mid-June 2021 Taste Sussex is the latest independent venue to claim back some big-chain space at the Brighton Marina. Taking over the former Ben & Jerrie’s on the Marina Boardwalk, Taste Sussex is the most ambitious project yet of food and drink duo Phil Bartley (The Great British Charcuterie, Hove Place, and Curds and Whey) and Steve Pineau (L’Atelier du Vin and Cases Club). With a nod to large chain lounge diners, Taste Sussex serves all-day family and group orientated menus, but using quality local and seasonal produce, as well as fun cocktails mixed by master mixologists. Alfresco dining with marina views as well as a keen eye on getting the perfect balance between quality and price point will make Taste Sussex a great hangout spot for locals in the know this summer.

Read more about Taste Sussex.

Burnt Orange Brighton

Burnt Orange opened in June 2021 in the former Coach House restaurant on Middle Street. Burnt Orange is brought to us by Razak Helalat, the restauranteur behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room, two of Brighton’s most loved restaurants. Burnt Orange is a little more casual and relaxed, mixing high-end food and drinks with beats from DJ Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim). The 16th century coach house still retains many original features which will be mixed with modern style and comfort in the 54 cover restaurant, with additional seating for drinks and alfresco dining in the beautiful cobbled courtyard. Read more about Burnt Orange.

Bayside Social, Worthing

Kenny Tutt continues to expand his empire on the success of PITCH in Worthing and Ox Block in the newly redeveloped Shelter Hall. Inspired by modern-day beach clubs, and the Art Deco scene on Miami’s South Beach, Bayside Social sits on Worthing seafront with 180-degree sea views. Inside the restaurant seats 40 covers with additional seating outside. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, or you can just pop by for a cocktail.

Photo credit: Justin DeSouza
green plant wall inside the venue with bubbles baby header

Tapas Revolution

Tapas Revolution brings authentic Spanish cooking to North Road. The restaurant is open seven days a week and has a large dining area, bar and streetside terrace with views into The Pavillion gardens.

Tapas sharing plates make for great social meals and traditional paellas are a speciality. There’s also a dedicated children’s menu special offers including lunchtime deals, bottomless brunches and happy hour making this new venue the place to go for fiestas fit for friends or family

Read more about Tapas Revolution.

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