The Grand Hotel
The iconic and magnificent Grand Hotel stands proud on Brighton’s seafront, overlooking the English channel. Established in 1864, the exterior of the building was restored to its original beauty in 2019 unveiling original features very unique to this venue. Inside, the grandeur continues with everything from the furniture and decoration to the staff and service all impressing a sense of luxury.
Lucy tries takeaway
Luxury Takeaways from The Grand
I never thought I’d see the day when a whole lobster was being cooked in my own kitchen. Luckily, I’d had a big helping hand, thanks to The Grand’s Luxury Takeaways, which you simply reheat in the oven, according to the instructions. With a choice of six two-person menus, you can choose from the likes of vegan roasted cauliflower, Sussex sirloin steak or Sussex pork belly with burnt Kent apples.
They also do Sunday roasts and Sussex charcuterie boards. Noticed the theme? Locally sourced produce takes precedence here.
Local lobster for two
I went all-out and ordered the grilled local lobster for two, which arrived halved and ready to reheat. All I had to do was pop it in the oven, followed a few minutes later by a tray of fries (which came out fantastically crisp). A squeeze of lemon and dollop of aioli later and I was ready to serve. On the side, we munched a big portion of chopped salad with radishes, artichokes and sweet pickle dressing.
The Grand also has a drinks menu of wine, beer and cocktails (think negronis and espresso martinis). We went for a bottle of White Dot Moschofilero-Roditis Greek wine, which had a floral fragrance and zesty finish – a good option with the lobster.
Desserts, which are paired with the mains, include treacle tart, pineapple tatin, and award-winning cheeses. Ours was a rich and smooth chocolate torte with pistachio crumb, served with lashings of caramel sauce and vanilla bean cream. It was rich, decadent and totally out of league when it comes to home cooking.
The Grand’s Luxury Takeaways can be ordered any day of the week, although roasts should be ordered by 10.30am on Fridays. Check out the all the menus The Grand have to offer and call 01273 224 300 (press 6) to order. Most meals can be collected the same day from outside The Grand.
The Victoria Lounge
A perfect place to relax, the Victoria Lounge is unmissable and inviting. Whether you are an overnight guest at the hotel, a visitor to the hotel for a business meeting, after a quick coffee or looking for a place for overdue drinks with good friends, the Victoria Lounge is a venue to impress all.
The Victoria Bar
The Victoria Bar is located within the lounge area of The Grand Hotel and is one of Brighton’s favourite venues for guaranteed quality drinks. Perch at the bar and chat to the interactive staff members while sipping on a classic cocktail of choice from the menu, that also features innovative cocktail creations, wine, beer, a top-end selection of spirits and delicious fizz. Drinks from the bar can also be served to the Victoria Lounge, perfect for that early evening much needed pick me up after an exhausting day at work.
At the front of the hotel, the sea facing Victoria Terrace sums up The Grand Hotel’s association with luxury. The bright and botanical interior makes for the perfect location for brunch and afternoon tea, and during the evening a brilliant grill menu is served here, especially great during summer sunsets.
Brunch at The Grand
Served in the beautiful Victoria Terrace, brunch at The Grand is a special thing. From the hearty to the super healthy, choose from a favourite Eggs Benedict or a lighter granola bowl. Teas and coffees are also top quality, perfectly enjoyed with their bakery board on a sunny Brighton morning looking out to sea. Don’t leave without checking out their COLUMBUS 1493 cocktail, a rum based drink paired with peach puree for a breakfast twist.
Afternoon Tea at The Grand
The Victoria Terrace at the Grand Hotel has quite the iconic offering, afternoon tea here is something of pure beauty that also tastes fantastic. Choose from two teas, The Victoria Grand afternoon tea or the Victoria Terrace Tea. The Grand option offers three tiers of deliciousness, including quiche and freshly made poached salmon, egg mayo, cucumber and cream cheese and smoked ham sandwiches.
A selection of pastries and cakes curated by executive chef Alan White are also served, alongside fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. To drink, luxury loose leaf teas are on offer, along with coffee brews on request. Refer to their list of sparkling wines for added opulence or choose the Brighton G&T or Moet Moments tea options.
The Grill menu
Designed by executive chef Alan White, the evening option at the Victoria Terrace is the grill menu. Offering a modern take on classic grill dishes, focusing on locally sourced meat and produce. A wagyu beef burger is a firm favourite on the menu, alongside the unmissable Sussex rump steak served with roast plum vine tomatoes and watercress. View their menu here.