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I started my food blog back in 2014 and each week I aim to explore a new spot in Brighton & Hove. Since it launched I’ve written over 100 restaurant reviews and I’ve eaten in even more restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere new to dine in Brighton, take a look at my collection of honest reviews below, which cover everything from restaurants and cafes to supper clubs and pop-ups. Or, if there’s something specific you’re looking for, just tweet @foodieeshe or leave a comment on the blog.


  • For a long time, Brighton had a pretty dire reputation for Italian restaurants, with many to choose from but few worth returning to. You’d also be hard pushed to find one that delivered anything close to what you’d experience in Italy. Luckily for us, a few goodies have popped up recently.

  • Italy is one of the few countries I’ve visited more than once. Four times in fact, with a trip to Tuscany last year most recently. The reason I return? Always for the food… Thankfully I can now get a little slice of Italy right in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine for those breaks between trips, at Cin Cin.

  • Having just booked a trip to visit Colombia and Central America, receiving an invite to visit Café Malbec, the new venture from the Latino America team, couldn’t have been timed any better. I’ve visited Latino America several times and always enjoyed the succulent steaks and well-paired wines, so I was intrigued to see what Café Malbec had to offer.

  • The Salt Room has launched a new Afternoon Tea menu with a twist – it’s inspired by the seaside. Introducing locally sourced seafood and its signature candyfloss into the mix, it’s created something sure to turn foodies’ heads. As a fish lover, I thought it sounded like an absolute treat and I snapped up the restaurant’s invitation to try it out.

  • Since I’ve taken the leap from employed to self-employed I’ve been working in a little office space downstairs in our house. Two weeks in, cabin fever set in and Simon and I began to get a little tetchy with each other. He works from home the majority of the time and although I love him to bits, we’re definitely the sort of couple that needs our own space occasionally. Cue my search for coffee shops with good working spaces and free WiFi.

  • Ten Green Bottles: Unpretentious wine tastings showcasing little-known wines There was a time when Catherine and I would spend at least three hours getting ready before heading out to a…

  • One of my fondest childhood memories is going swimming at The King Alfred Leisure Centre, coming out hair all wet and stinking of chlorine, and finding my mum waiting for me with a cone of salty, fat chips, drenched in vinegar. Chips never tasted or smelt as good as they did then and nothing warmed me up as fast either. Until I stumbled across BeFries on West Street, that is.

  • There was a time when Browns on Duke Street, was THE place to be seen. A place for the upper echelons of society – the folk who can afford to park their flashy car on double yellows outside and not bat an eyelid at a £60 parking ticket. However, the calibre of restaurants in Brighton has gone through the roof lately, so like me, you probably haven’t thought to dine at Browns for years.

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