What a great way to start the week… …a lovely sunny day at work followed by a delicious meal at Kemptown’s plant-based restaurant, Purezza! We were really excited about our visit to Purezza. We were familiar with it from ordering through Deliveroo and having eaten there before, and with there being so much to choose…

Classic Italian Cuisine! It is a lovely evening and after a nice walk, Lucy and I head for a bite to eat at Al Duomo, situated right in the heart of Brighton, next to the Pavilion. Al Duomo is a wonderful family run business, spreading across three generations and this shows through their passion for…

Authentic Venetian fare at Polpo I’ve never been to Italy before and, until recently, I thought that all Italian restaurants served pepperoni pizzas and big bowls of bolognaise. Last week, however, I realised how wrong I was when I visited Polpo. Polpo (which means octopus in Italian) is a bàcaro – a Venetian wine bar…

Venetian Tapas Food reviewer and photographer, Xavi, February 2017 What’s not to like about Venice? The Mask Festival, Vivaldi, or a perhaps a Bellini, carpaccio and Soave if you want to get foodie. Well, Polpo is just that; a tribute to all good things from Venice, especially food! Relaxed atmosphere The humble décor and quiet ambiance…

Restaurants Brighton Reviewer, Lyndsey Stoner, February 2017 Jamie Oliver’s famous Italian restaurant chain has always been a firm date night favourite for my husband and I. I have treasured pre-kid dinner and Mojito’s-at-the-bar memories from a time long forgotten. We hadn’t ever thought to take our kids to our go-to haunt until last weekend, when…

A new reason to make your way to Lewes… Having lived in Brighton for nearly 5 years I am embarrassed to say that tonight is going to be my first time in Lewes.  Just a 20 minute drive down the road, we are visiting the recently opened Aqua restaurant.   From taking a quick look…

Delicious Food in A Fun Environment Brighton Food Reviewer – Brittany Hart, August 2015 After a long day at work, I met my hubby for a drink and we decided we needed something fresh and fast. Sometimes date night doesn’t need a white table cloth and wine glasses, but just delicious food that will fill you…

Fatto a Mano Hove – your new neighbourhood pizzeria Brighton Food Reviewer: Sarah Gathercole, October 2016 It’s the new kid on the block, and the residents of Hove are super excited about Fatto a Mano coming to Church Road if the queues outside tonight are anything to go by!  Granted, it is prime time on a Friday…

A Classic Italian Experience Brighton Food Reviewer & Photographer, Xavier, October 2016 A Brighton Institution Al Duomo is an institution in Brighton’s ever growing Italian food scene. What I particularly like of them is the variety in their food offering; the menu is composed of a healthy mix of classic and modern dishes suitable for…

A true Brighton Pizzeria Brighton Food Reviewer – Ross Byatt, September 2016 Lucy and I have been waiting for the refurb of Morelli Zorelli and finally tonight, we are heading back in to Hove to give it a try.  Recently, we have moved to the London Road end of Brighton but visiting Hove is always a treat…

European Dining in Brighton By Lizzie Enfield, September 2016 When I was growing up, in the seventies, the idea of European food was limited to the occasional slice of ‘French cheese,’ spaghetti bolognaise or tinned ravioli. The cheese, more often than not, was not even from France – ‘French’ was just a catchall for anything…

Taking Brighton by Storm Brighton Food Reviewer, Sarah Gathercole, Aug 2016 Franco Manca is one of Brighton’s newest restaurants and already one of its most popular. Having already tested the water across London since 2008, Franco Manca has now arrived in Brighton. It’s safe to say our city has cemented itself as a hotspot for fantastic…

A taste of Italy Brighton Food Reviewer, Sharna Waid, July 2016 Book a table at Edendum Brighton Book Close More than a Restaurant Drawing from vast Italian culinary traditions, Edendum is the latest independent venture to join the Brighton eating out scene. Set up by northern Italian natives Diago and Lorenza, their background story is by…

Italian food done properly Brighton Food Reviewer, Sarah Gathercole, February 2016 Book a table at Edendum Brighton Book Close Edendum (from the Latin, ‘eating’) is a brand new Italian bistro on East Street, taking up residency in the space formally occupied by Indian Summer. Comprising an Italian restaurant, café and food shop, Edendum has a lot…

Affordable Breakfast And Great For The Kids! Brighton Food Reviewer, Georga Bullivant, February 2016 Having seen Eatalio on my travels into town it was a place that had been on my radar for a while, but hadn’t actually found the time to venture in. So, when asked if I’d like to go with the family and…

Classic Italian For A Great Price! Brighton Food Reviewer, Ross Byatt, January 2016 Topogigio, named after an iconic Italian 1960s puppet mouse, is situated on Church Road in Hove, just around the corner from my house. Ashamedly I have to say this is my first visit, although I have been meaning to try it since it’s…

It’s A Wrap, But Not As You Know It Brighton Food Reviewer, Matt Ainscough, November 2015 The Piada, typically associated with the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is an Italian hand rolled flatbread traditionally cooked on a hot flat stone with the principal fillings of meat, vegetables and Italian cheese. It’s an Italian wrap. Eatalio, Queens…

An Italian Brighton Institution! Brighton Food Reviewer, Laura Stevens, October 2015 Donatello is a Brighton institution, everyone has been there at one time or another. It was opened in 1991 by Sardinian-born Pietro Addis following the success of his first restaurant Pinocchio, which is also in Brighton, a stone’s throw from the Theatre Royal. Donatello, now…

Piada masterclass Piada is an Italian style flat bread traditionally rolled or folded – at Eatalio in Brighton they serve the rolled version. The Eatalio menu gives you a choice of three different bases for your lunch or dinner: including their Angel Hair pasta bowl, Piada, or mixed salad leaves. Have a look at the Eatalio video which shows a Piada…

Fresh, Healthy, AND Gluten Free! Brighton Food Reviewer, Chloe McKellar, September 2015 It was a lovely sunny Saturday in Brighton – a Saturday where there were streams of rowdy visitors and locals pouring their way down from the station. A few of my friends from London where among this bunch, and as they had invited me…

Realigning the senses Dinner this evening comes courtesy of Nuposto, the Neapolitan pizzeria based in the heart of the city centre on West St, serving authentic antipasti and pizza, not to mention insalate, coffees and puddings. Do I need to reserve a table? Think about which bus to catch into town? See what the weather…

Authentically Neapolitan Brighton Food Review, Finola Robinson, June 2015 Despite Brighton and Hove’s many restaurants, it’s not always been easy to find decent pizza. Luckily, the last few years have brought a burst of new openings and a much higher standard of pizza available. Nuposto on West Street is the latest to join the fray,…

VIP – ‘Very Italian Pizza’ VIP – The Old Steine Brighton Food Reviewer, Sarah, April 2015 A ‘very Italian’ dining experience! VIP is a lovely little find, situated on the Old Steine, easy walking distance from the North Laine, South Lanes and St. James’s Street. Oozing with Mediterranean personality, this family-run, cosy and rustic restaurant…

Morelli Zorelli’s – Brighton and Hove’s little bit of Italy Brighton restaurant reviewer, Jodie Wallis, April 2015 It was a Wednesday night, and it already felt like we had done a full week. You know that feeling, when the days of the week are dragging by and you’re just living for the weekend. On this…

Jamie’s – Busy and Buzzing Bellissimo Last Tuesday I decided to treat Mr C, he’d worked all weekend and the stress was really showing. The work itself is very stressful anyway but then throw in WW3 with our 2 little boys fighting all weekend and well – it’s enough to put any normal person in…

Classico Italiano I have to be honest, Italian has never been my first choice of cuisine when choosing a place to go for dinner. I am not sure why, but I am now going to be changing my ways, as our evening at Al Duomo made me realise what eating Italian food out is all about.…

Alfresco Dining at Jamie’s Italian It’s nearly 17 years since Jamie Oliver first burst onto our TV screens in The Naked Chef. His approachable, cheekie chappie Essex boy persona was an instant hit, prompting people around the country to rush into their kitchens to recreate his tasty, vibrant food. Jamie’s Terrace Jamie’s kept himself very busy in…

Jamie’s Italian – Bloody Marvellous Good Simple Food We all know what we’re getting with the Jamie Oliver brand. The man has made us all more aware of the food we put in our shopping baskets, where that food comes from, what our children eat at school and that having an all-important passion for creating…