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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.

  • There’s been an influx of burger restaurants and pizzerias in Brighton of late and whilst I enjoy both, they aren’t in the least bit healthy. So, the discovery that a brand new noodle bar had popped up in September, had me very excited. Noo Noodles sits on Cranbourne Street, just on your way up to Churchill Square and is independently owned, with two branches in Brighton and Southend-on-Sea.

  • It’s a great concept “naturally fast food, that both tastes good and does you good”, so I can see why people were hyped that LEON was coming to Brighton. The restaurant chain focuses on seasonal, fresh, nutritious, fast food and opened back at the end of September, with an ‘all guns blazing’ PR push.

  • Although there are ample Thai restaurants in Brighton & Hove (e.g. Sukhothai, Street Thai and Chilli Cafe), few live up to the dishes I sampled in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Ko Phi-Phi. Luckily, I’ve now found somewhere that serves Thai food that comes close to what I had on my backpacking adventures – Giggling Squid in Hove.

  • There’s something about the Italian way of life that appeals to me. Firstly and most obviously, the food is quite simply delicious. Secondly, the people are passionate and lively. Thirdly it’s completely family oriented. These three observations perfectly sum up Neapolitan pizzeria, Fatto A Mano.

  • It’s not often you get invited to visit a cave, but at the Hove end of Western Road, there is one that has built itself a great reputation over the last six years – La Cave á Fromage. As David the manager took us through the menu, he explained La Cave is not a deli as many people think, it’s a cheese shop.

  • Walk along Western Road and it’s pretty hard to miss Market Restaurant with its bold Victorian green metro tiled walls. Go inside and you’ll find the gleaming green tiles continue, alongside ceiling-hanging filament lamps and bevelled mirrors. The best seat in the house is up at the high-top bar, which allows you to watch as the chefs prepare your food.

  • Experience has taught me that a restaurant attached to a tourist attraction isn’t usually going to set the culinary world alight. So when I heard The Belle Vue would be using ingredients “sourced from within sight of the tower” and the menu would be designed by MasterChef Professionals winner Steven Edwards, I thought my preconceptions may be wrong this time.

  • I can count on one hand the number of outstanding meals I’ve eaten and the first time I dined at Isaac At, in the North Laine, is one of them. 12 months after that visit the restaurant has had a refurb and gone from pop-up to permanent. On its re-opening night, I went along to see what had changed and whether the food still impressed.