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Find out where to eat in the UK, Europe and further afield, with my selection of food guides. All restaurants, cafes and bars visited and reviewed by Eshé or Simon.


  • No sooner have you received that long-awaited paycheck for January in the bank then you realise that the national day of love and romance is fast approaching. If you haven’t the culinary skills to treat your special someone to a home cooked dinner to show them how much you love them, then here are a few of the best restaurants in Brighton to book up this Valentine’s Day.

  • Back at the start of November one of my readers asked me: “where is the best place in Brighton for mulled wine?” I had an idea of where I’d like to recommend but further research was needed to be sure. So I went on a mission to find out which pubs were serving mulled drinks, how much they cost and most importantly, which tasted best.

  • Last Saturday was ‘Small Business Saturday’, a campaign that encourages people to support small businesses in their communities by shopping local – something very close to my heart. I wanted to get involved and help and what better way than to create a guide to Brighton’s best independent coffee shops.

  • While many Brits head to the more popular Mediterranean coast of Spain or the Balearic Islands for sun, sea and sangria, there is a town nestled in the Basque region of the Northern coast that attracts those whose holidays have a different focus; food.

  • I’m Efiah, Eshé’s cousin. I’m 15 years old and still in school. As part of my work experience, I’ve been staying down in Brighton with Eshé and shadowing her. In this post, I’ll share my foodie experiences around Brighton over the past week and particularly, how different restaurants and cafés have catered for my severe nut allergy.

  • Back at the end of January Takeaway Boy and I set out on our first of many euro foodie adventures planned for the year (the others being Berlin, Copenhagen and San Sebastian). Our aim? To sample as many local delicacies in each country and report back on the best places to drink and dine that we discover.

  • A couple of weekends ago I went on a gastronomic adventure, the International Food Tour of Soho with the London Food Lovers. The tour explored the diverse culinary landscape of London and uncovered some the hidden food gems of the infamous foodie playground that is Soho.

  • I’m always being asked to recommend good places to eat and drink, so I thought it was about time I put together a directory of all the places I’d highly recommend, what sort of food they serve and where they are in the city. A little black book of sorts.

  • At the end of May I went on holiday to Kalkan, on the south coast of Turkey and in terms of food it was great. Kalkan is an old fishing town that’s become a very popular tourist destination amongst the British, and it’s not hard to see why when you try the food.