Pssst… there’s a new food joint in town… Kooks. Music-loving people y’all need to get yourself down to here! International DJ & producer Tim Healey and his wife Rebecca are behind the boho bistro, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine on Gardner Street.
If you like the sound of seasonal, modern English food, accompanied by a bespoke soundtrack of choice tunes from Tim’s archived music collection, this is the place for you.
Music runs through almost every vein of the restaurant, from Tim’s specially crafted playlists for every time of the day, to the kitsch vinyl LPs fashioned into menu boards and an eclectic collection of album artwork hanging on the walls.
As well as the albums, there is also a series of bespoke murals by Brighton-based multi-media artist and musician Ste McGregor (AKA DJ Kidda). The murals are a surreal mash-up of characters and scenes, from pimped-out Westside lo-riders to a hippie folk-girl, all bound together through cables and analogue synthesis. Basically a bit of a party on the walls!And the menu… Tim and his kitchen team have developed a seasonal selection, where everything is made in-house and from scratch. From the tasters I tried at tonight’s launch party, I was impressed, but I look forward to coming along once it’s open to undertake a full review.
The last thing you need to know is Kooks has an all day breakfast (£9) which is served right until 10pm. Yes people, that’s what I said… you can get breki right up until party time! So get yourself down there tomorrow, when it officially opens, and let me know what you think.
56 Gardner Street
*Disclosure I was invited to the opening launch party but this post is entirely impartial and my own opinion.