Restaurants

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2024

April

  • Permit Room, Brighton (£££): we finally get our own one! Pretty much the same as London but right in the middle of town
  • No No Please, Brighton (£££): the hotest new restaurant on Preston Street; bring your spicy trousers, this is going to be busy in summer

March

  • Ola, Bilbao (££££): Michelin-starred food in a really curious building (never got to the bottom of what it was)
  • Mina, Bilbao (££££): outstanding Michelin-starred Basque cuisine by the river
  • Adador Sagarra, Bilbao (£££): cracking steak and wine in the old town
  • Restaurante Aura, Bilbao (££):
  • Zaharra Plaza nueva, Bilbao (££): very good pintxos
  • El Callejon de Cervantes, Bilbao (£): three course lunch on an industrial estate, if you've ended up in this end of town you are far from the tourist trail!
  • Côte, Brighton (££): solid French chain

February

  • Bonsai Plant Kitchen, Brighton (£££): very stylish Japanese skewers, and you would not know it was vegan
  • Etci, Brighton (£££): pronounced: "et-chi", best kebab in Brighton?! Posh sit-down affair, very tasty and you won't go home hungry

January

  • SIX, Hove (££): slick brunch and dinner in a cool bit of Hove, pooch friendly too
  • Carne, Hove (£££): solid meat specialist in Hove

2023

December

  • Burnt Orange, Brighton (£££): excellent sharing plates with a Middle Eastern twist
  • The New Club, Brighton (££): top notch Sunday roasts by the seaside

November

  • Plateau (£££), Brighton: back to form for this French sharing plates restaurant in Brighton
  • Zoilo, London (£££): perfectly good steakhouse near Selfridges
  • Maison Bab, London (££): gyros style kebabs, quick and tasty.
  • The Clove Club, London (£££££): two-star in Michelin in Shoreditch... I had to add another pound to my rating system for this one!
  • Dishoom (King's Cross), London (£££): very slick Indian chain; quick and tasty

October

  • Etch, Brighton (££££): tough call between Etch and Furna, but Etch just pips the new boy
  • Furna, Brighton (££££): the newest fine dining in Brighton
  • Wild Flor, Hove (££)
  • Bincho, Brighton (££): it's always hard to get in here, defo book
  • 64 Degrees, Brighton (££££): fine dining by acclaimed chef Michael Bremner

September

No dining? Wait... what?!

August

  • Rocco, Lisbon (£££): a very slick Italian, styled much like The Ivy in the UK
  • Bar da Praia, Odeceixe (££): great spot overlooking the river (was getting slightly nippy after sunset), very prompt service and some cheeky pinchos: namely the Gilda, of which I could have eaten many

2021

  • Goemon (ramen)
  • Aji Sushi - 27/09/21
  • Halisco (Mexican) - 21/09/21
  • atTEN (small plates) - 22/09/21
  • Terre à Terre (long-running vegetarian restaurant) - 23/09/21
  • Burnt Orange (small plates) - 27/08/21
  • Coalshed (steaks) - 02/09/21
  • Saltroom - 25/12/21
  • The Set - 18/01/22
  • Naninella (Neapolitan Pizzeria)
  • Etch (fine dining by Masterchef winner)
  • Bincho (Japanese Yakitori skewers)
  • The Market
  • The Ivy
  • Little Fish Market
  • Block
  • Murmur (seafront fine dining, 64 Degrees' sister restaurant)
  • Lucky Khao (Thai)
  • Shelter Hall
  • Cyan (main restaurant in The Grand)

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