Food & Drink- Brighton
Published: Wednesday 21st Oct 2015
Written by: Abi Radford
If good quality food and top notch watering holes are what rocks your boat then Brighton is a destination that is sure to tickle your tastebuds.
In a laissez-faire fashion this city is undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan places in the UK boasting everything from gourmet food festivals to vintage and quintessentially British cream teas, vegan and vegetarian culinary wonders to award winning vineyards.
Coffee culture is a good place to start, aflood with independent artisan coffee shops you will be able to find a fine cup of coffee almost anywhere. Offering a unique experience, the award winning Small Batch Coffee Company is a favourite, with seven shops across the city these venues offer a rich, flavoursome perfect cup. If tea is your thing then you will not be disappointed, hidden in the North Lanes you will find the quaint Mock Turtle, Brighton’s oldest tearooms famous for their delicious donuts. The sea facing Grand Hotel is famous for its decadent and delicate afternoon tea ritual and Treacle & Co hidden in Hove is a pioneer of exceptional quality cakes with a nostalgic feel that promises to make your mouth water.
If you’re on the coast treat yourself to a fine fish supper. English’s has to get a mention here, open since 1945 they offer a delightful mix of both traditional and contemporary dishes with service to match. Then there’s Riddle and Finns – think New York ‘cool’, vintage Finn chandeliers, muted lighting and tiled walls complemented by scrumptious Fruit De Mer and oyster platters – a definite thumbs up from us. For traditional fish & chips you can’t go wrong with the Regency on the seafront.