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Slow and Low Smokehouse

Slow and Low Smokehouse | The Bronze | Kemptown

Slow and Low Smokehouse is the resident team that heads up the Kitchen at The Bronze, in Kemptown. This collaboration between the local hospitality heavyweights has been a much-anticipated union and is set to ignite the area with their creative and stylish yet easygoing approach to dining.

table laid out with small plates and drinks

Fine food for casual diners

Slow and Low is one of a small number of local venues that are big on serving the very best quality food and drink while keeping the atmosphere casual and informal. Think fine food but no need for a shirt and shoes.

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The smokehouse

The food at Slow and Low is produced in their Hurstpierpoint based Smokehouse. The team behind it are Emily and David Pearse, who previously ran the kitchen at the Cloakroom and brought much acclaim to The Shepherd and Dog pub in Fulking.

side shot of plate with piece of meat with salada, red drink served in small cup

‘Smokehouse’ traditionally conjures ideas of American or Australian barbeque, so take that as your starting point and then make it all about Sussex produce and style. Or better still, forget what you think you know and visit them, it’s a game-changer.

two small meat plates with big bottle of whiskey on the side

Food offering

Serving a menu like no other in the city, Slow and Low champion the deep and rich flavours of the smokehouse, combine them with top quality, locally sourced ingredients and deliver dishes, with aroma’s that could rouse the gods. Simply choose your smokehouse main, then add a base, a sauce and a side dish.

small plates and small glasses of alcoholic drinks

The simplicity here gives space for the exceptional quality of the offering. The main course options include; Smoked pulled pork or beef brisket, for the omnivores and smoked celeriac steak and BBQ miso-glazed aubergine and peanuts, for the plant-based diners.

overhead shot of the table laid out with ten small plates and two mains, drinks and menus

Sustainable and local

At Slow and Low the sustainability message starts with the team. They are skilled professionals and part of a family that values them. Just as the quality and care of the ingredients emerge from the food that’s served here, it is equally evident in the team and atmosphere which welcomes you.

The Bronze bar

The Bar itself is a nod to its namesake. Fans of the late 90’s TV hit series will know full well that with a name like The Bronze, the venue must invite inclusiveness. However, here it’s less about welcoming the vampires and more about creating a space for the LGBT community of Brighton.

three bottles scotch whiskey on the table next to fire place

Boozy brunches

Bottomless boozy brunches are served here every weekend. The quality of the brunch offering and all the exquisite cocktails will be enough to have you going back for regular check-ins. With breakfast martinis on the menu, it would be rude not to!


Local, loyal and loved

The message of valuing local is at the core, extending way beyond the food and drink. Regular food and drink events, live local bands and working in collaboration with other venues and charities is an important part of their ethos – to create a sustainable, innovative, shining and above all fun, local food and drink scene.

Diners relaxing in the grand interiors of Slow + Low with draping red curtains and chandeliers.


  1. Sanj & Helen

    Wow. We stumbled here by accident as we were trying to find somewhere new to eat. Absolutely incredible. Unbelievably friendly staff and manager. Really great selection of high quality food and drink. Can’t wait to eat here again!!! 10/10!

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