Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Review: Five Guys, Brighton Marina

Despite my ongoing quest to discover the loveliest eateries in Brighton, I'm no stranger to chain junk food offerings*. That's right dear readers, McMuffins are gleefully consumed, Dominos pizza trackers are refreshed and KFC gravy is ordered in double portions... 

We had a mad rush of pop ups and new openings with burger-centric offerings a couple of years ago, and I know many people in Brighton are a bit *over* burgers - but I ran a Twitter poll asking where people would like me to review next and Five Guys topped the poll with a 60% majority - so here we all are. If you don't already, you can follow me on Twitter here.

*I am fully prepared to get slaughtered in the comments section for this revelation, but whatevs. I do a lot in the way of eating at independent places , but sometimes only a McD's quarter pounder with cheese and 20 nuggets, will do. Sorry about that.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Review: The best and Worst breakfasts and brunches in Brighton and Hove

It's been over a year since my last best and worst Brighton breakfast post, so I thought it was about time I got my act together and documented another year of my breakfast-related greed. 

Rosie Posie's Puddings & Pies actually came about because of my Brighton breakfast challenge, it was the very first review I posted, waaaay back in 2012. My boyfriend at the time, told me he knew where the best breakfast in Brighton was... I told him he was mistaken, because I did, and it certainly wasn't 'Carat's Cafe', it was Billie's. We went to both and he realised his choice was garbage and I was the champion of breakfast pickers. Obviously I posted our findings on social media and loads of our mates commented recommending other places, and so, my Brighton breakfast challenge was born, and somewhere in the middle of all that I started my blog.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Review: Brighton food tours

I first came across the Brighton Food Tours when I was introduced to one of the founders, and as someone who does her own independent (greed-fuelled) tours of my home town, my interest was immediately piqued.

They launched in April of this year on Fridays and Saturdays offering a whistlestop tour of some of the city's well loved and less known, independent restaurants, cafes and shops. As someone whose made it her business to get to know all of the nooks and crannies of Brighton's foodie landscape, there weren't many surprises, but still a couple I hadn't visited.

I actually spoiled the surprise for myself a little by reading a couple of reviews in advance of the tour - in which the entire route, and food on offer was detailed. Sooooo, if you have come here direct (gawd knows I love ya), rather than binge reading lots of reviews, hopefully this will whet your appetite, but leave where you'll be visiting, slightly shrouded in mystery!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

These are a few of my favourite things #84

It's back to earth with a bump after a glorious weekend, and I'm feeling grumpy, so I thought I'd do a favourite things post to snap myself out of it, and remind myself of how peachy my life really is.

I can't believe it's been a month since my last one of these posts, the past few weeks has gone by in a blur, and as if it's September in a couple of days, before you know it I'll be saying the C word every other sentence! (I got an actual shiver of excitement just thinking about it).

After being super busy for most of August this is looking like a quieter month which will give me a chance to catch up on my blog. Thanks for the great response to my review of Thai restaurant Cafe Chilli, I've got plenty of new additions to my 'to eat at' list, I even tried one of your recommendations at the weekend, so I will update you on that ASAP.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Review: Cafe Chilli, Thai restaurant and takeaway, Hove

I get a lot people asking me about good Thai restaurants in Brighton, and other than UniThai, I'm always at a bit of a loss for suggestions. So when the owner of Cafe Chilli (formerly Green Mango) contacted me about coming in to review*, I was hoping I would finally have somewhere to confidently recommend.

A quick overview of the options* (in my opinion) - any I have reviewed are linked up.

'I love Thai' - I really liked it but I was gutted to hear they closed a few months ago.
Giggling Squid - good, if a bit charmless. Their lunch sets are fab value.
UniThai - my favourite but not somewhere you can have a long and leisurely meal, and they don't deliver or stay open after 8:30pm either. What they sell is delicious, and authentic, but there's not a huge variety and the service is very definitely 'no frills'.
Sawadee - is fine, I've been twice in the last few years and it's just... fine.
Kemp Thai - I loved the first takeaway I had from there, but haven't been back, despite it being pretty much on my doorstep. I remember it being pricey, but must add to the revisit list...
Bangkok Express- Used to be a big fan but it's very inconsistent (other than it's seemingly permanent 1/5 hygiene rating) and I had a truly mediocre takeaway from Thai pad Thai recently too.

*I'm sure there are lots more, these are just the ones I have tried.
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