Fusion Food

  • 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.

  • Around this time last year, I went down to Preston Road to review newly launched Spanish/Asian fusion tapas bar, Señor Buddha. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the food as much as I did, which is the best part of being a food blogger – you get to try places that you might not have heard of or been drawn to naturally.

  • As a Brighton resident for almost three decades, I remember SIX before it was The Good Food Club, Hove Kitchen and Barneys. Before all of those, it was Richards and it was “the place to been seen”. On a sunny afternoon, it wasn’t uncommon to see Mercs, Audis or BMWs parked out front of the five-shop stretch on double yellows, unconcerned by a guaranteed parking fine.

  • Do you remember Graze Restaurant on Western Road? It was a 2AA rosette restaurant serving modern British cuisine, recommended by both the Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide. Well, it’s recently had a big old revamp (in September) and hell does it look good. It’s now known as MARKET and is a gorgeous green colour, both inside and out.