9-year-old Izzy shares her dining experience at The Sportsman Carvery, Withdean, Brighton
I’d like to introduce you to one of my favourite Brighton food bloggers, Izz Eats. Unlike most 9-year-olds, Izzy’s food palate is very discerning and she regularly enjoys tucking into winkles, oysters and mussels. In fact, Izzy tried her very first oyster at just 18 months old. Ever since then she’s been a lover of the delicacy.
I love dining out with Izzy as she knows what she likes and she’s never afraid to tell you exactly what she thinks. Yesterday we went along to The Sportsman Carvery at Withdean to see what Izzy made of it. Here’s her review:
IZZY’S CARVERY REVIEW
“Today I went to The Sportsman, a restaurant in Hove to guest blog with a fellow blogger Eshe, my mum’s friend from work who also does a food blog. We went for the Carvery being absolutely honest it wasn’t one of the best restaurants I have ever been to but it was good fun all the same and did I mention it was free, if not it was. The point in a carvery is that you go up and help yourself to food.
Here is a list of all the things we ate.
Normal Carvery (Me): Including chips (with not nice potato skin on them blurrrrrrr) ,turkey (drrrry), peas, yorkshired puds, sausage (the waiter said I couldn’t have one but I had one anyway – ha waiter), stuffing – yum, roast pots ok but had skin, really thick skin.
King Carvery (Eshe): Same but with beef and onion gravy and carrots (yuk).
yum yum except for the carrots.
Mum had a sandwich, well-done mum very imaginative.
I also ordered what I called death by ice-cream but what was actually called bottomless ice-cream but the cool thing about it was the fact that you could go up over and over and over until you burst.
But there wasn’t a wide variety of choice only vanilla but there was choco sauce and strawberry so it wasn’t all bad.
Although the drinks were also very decent my lemonade was fizzy cold and it looked like mum and Eshe were enjoying their wine, 7 up and sparkling water, again very imaginative mum.
But I’m sorry restaurant owners but your toilets had a strong odour of urine. PS: that’s not a nice smell
After our meal I read some poetry mum and Eshe, here is one I know of by heart:
Small brothers blame you
Big ones skulk
Mothers shame you
Dads won’t budge unless you shove em
But there family so you might as well love em
But the poem they found funniest was called the day the telly broke down but that one is really long so I can’t do it now.
Eshe is one of the nicest food bloggers I have ever met, even if I haven’t met any other she is still the nicest. I feel a poem coming on:
We made a deal
To take me out for a meal
The staff were ok I guess
With no drink spillages or mess
It was so like Eshe
To stop mess hey
We laughed and laughed
Until we nearly barfed
I started choking
But I was only joking
And with the humour of a clown
And never a frown
Eshe I really like you
That’s all folks (copy cat from Looney tunes) see you soon bye.”
Izzy will be making more guest appearances in the future, but it you want more of her, you can follow her brilliant blog IzzEats over here: https://izzeats.wordpress.com/
NEED TO KNOW
PRICING: £27.77 for 2 adults & 1 child (£5.95 for a large carvery, £4.39 for a standard & £1.99 for ice cream)
RATING: 3.5/5 – Izzy’s rating