Brighton Reviews

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 nothing quite like starting the weekend with a hearty breakfast – especially if Friday night involved a glass of wine, or four. Brighton has a host of great places to fuel yourself but in the main, you’re choosing between a typical fry up or the dish of the moment (and a favourite of mine) avocado toast.

  • The ‘small plate’ phenomenon has been in full swing for a while now, with many restaurants offering this style of dining. Whether it is to encourage us to try a wider variety of dishes, spend more money or make us feel like giants, is up for debate. Curry Leaf is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with their third location, Kemptown Kitchen in, yes, you’ve guessed it… Kemptown.

  • 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.

  • 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.