V and H Cafe | Breakfast Review

V and H has long been a local favourite. After enjoying solid reviews over the last couple of years, they’ve earned a stellar reputation as a top spot for breakfast in Brighton. Although a little way out from us, I’d been getting a little itchy to stop by. One thing I’d been mmm-ing and ahh-ing about…

Three Stack | Pancakes at The Square

If you don’t know already, I really like pancakes. They’re generally my go-to for breakfasts and brunches (and sometimes even early dinners) out. I’d had my eye on Three Stack for a little while, having first found them on Instagram, wondering when I’d get a chance to try their mobile pancake and coffee set-up. And…

Mac Mondays | The Little Blue Smokehouse at Seven Stars

I only really discovered mac and cheese a couple of years ago. Since then it’s become a bit of an obsession, and something I definitely can’t resist when perusing a menu. What maniac can say no to a steaming bowl of pasta absolutely smothered in multiple cheeses? A crunchy breadcrumb topping? Maybe some garlic or bacon bits thrown in? Sorry, I’m digressing…

The Third Place 1st Birthday Giveaway!

The Third Place turns one! If you follow me across social media, you may have seen that I recently celebrated my blog’s first birthday! I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since I threw all caution to the wind and started The Third Place, but I am so glad I did. In one year, I’ve…

Fancy a free drink at Franco Manca this weekend?

Brightonians rejoice, for there is finally a restaurant worth visiting at Brighton Marina! I’ve long had an issue with the restaurant quality down at the marina. Of course, most of your Italian chains are good for a consistent and tasty (if not slightly inauthentic) meal, but up until recently, there had never been any establishment…

Coffefix

Yes, that controversial new coffee shop in Brighton. As much as it pains me to write the word Coffe, I felt a little investigation was needed. As someone who has worked in the coffee industry, I’m naturally very dubious of brands claiming to produce “barista style” coffee for so little. And what does that really mean…

Win 2 tickets to the Brighton Foodies Festival!

This giveaway has now ended. Get your stretchy pants at the ready, the Foodies Festival is coming back to Brighton! The UK’s biggest celebration of food, drink and wellbeing is kicking off at Hove Lawns this May Bank Holiday. I’m super thrilled to be heading over for the foodie festivities this year, as it will be my first…

London Coffee Festival 2017

A whole festival for coffee you say!? Yes, such a thing does exist and it is right up my street! Organised as part of UK Coffee Week (which is happening right now FYI), the event showcases the best coffee roasters and shops, food and drink products and even the best baristas in the business with…

Hash House | A Troll’s Pantry Venture

If you go to one place for lunch in Brighton this week/end, go to Hash House. No, I’m not trying to push anything dodgy, this is a new venture from Brighton’s The Troll’s Pantry. And it’s just brilliant. Located next to Trollburger within the Trafalgar Street arches, this little sun trap offers potato waffles, hashes, hot…

Rust Roasts | Sunday Lunch at Cafe Rust

Cafe Rust is one of those places I always meant to get around to visiting. Tucked in Preston Road, it sits in that strange part of town that actually hosts some of Brighton’s gems – think Señor Buddha, The Joker, Hare & Hounds and Fatto a Mano. Barely a 20 minute walk from my home, I’m kicking…

Afternoon Tea at The Salt Room

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding The Salt Room recently. Not only has the acclaimed seafood restaurant just celebrated its second birthday and been named in the Sunday Times Top 100, they also recently launched a rather unique Afternoon Tea experience. Yes you know, the one with the candy floss that we’ve all been lusting…

Doughbo

I wasn’t going to write a post about Doughbo because my photos are so dark. But a phrase popped into my head earlier – “something to write home about” – and I realised I absolutely had to mention them. Doughbo Episode I: In the beginning Created as an answer to bad street food and the…

Brewed

Brewed is a place that I seriously don’t think gets enough credit. Barely a year old, it’s still a relative newcomer to the Brighton coffee and brunch scene. I remember watching them spring up during my final commutes, and feeling thrilled when I realised it was a coffee shop. Alas, I only got to go a few times…

Edendum | A Tasting Evening

You might remember my review of Edendum, a charming (and authentic) Italian in the heart of the Lanes. After a great first visit, I was super excited to be invited back for an evening of tasting. Pizza, prosecco and… more prosecco With Brandon in tow, I arrived to the familiar, warm atmosphere and found the prosecco already flowing. We bumped…

Three nights in Copenhagen: Day Four

As I’m writing this post, I’m sat on a plane with some bloke’s knees in my back. He’s snoring and the girl next to me keeps slapping her hair in my face. Not the way I’m choosing to end my trip to Copenhagen, I’m bringing you a round-up of the fourth and final day. Brunch…

Three nights in Copenhagen: Day Three

Day three in Copenhagen started, as all days should, with pizza. We’d decided to visit Rosenborg Castle in the city centre, and stopped by a bakery to keep us going. Rosenborg Castle A summer home for the Danish monarchy in the 17th century, Rosenborg revealed extravagant rooms and furniture that wouldn’t seem out of place…

Three nights in Copenhagen: Day Two

Our second day in Copenhagen got off to a sunny start. Before we left the apartment. Whilst dry for the first couple of hours we were out, the rest of the day was pretty wet. Did we take an umbrella out that day? We did not. But did that stop us? It did not! Nyhavn…

Three nights in Copenhagen: Day One

I’m writing this post from the squishiest bed in Copenhagen – although maybe don’t fact check me on that. Rather than write one colossal summary post of my trip, I’d like to bring you a roundup of each day that we’re here. Three nights, four days, let’s go. Day One: I won’t bore you with…

Rosina Makes | Vegan and gluten free bakes

Recently, I received a rather sparkly delivery… in the form of six gluten free AND vegan doughnuts from Rosina Makes. “Wait”, I hear you say, “you’re not vegan or gluten free?!”. It’s true, I’m neither, but it doesn’t mean I can’t taste these from a different perspective. Rosina has her recipes taste-tested by family and friends, allergies or none,…

Trading Post Coffee Roastery

Hold up, there’s a new brunch spot in town: Trading Post Coffee Roastery. Up until quite recently, Rickshaw Oriental stood in its place. I can’t say I’d been although from what I’ve read, things didn’t end too well there. Anyway, Trading Post moved in and began setting up quickly, which of course didn’t go unnoticed by…

Cafe Chilli | Thai food in Brighton and Hove

As we entered 2017, I began compiling a list of all the places I had yet to try around Brighton. One restaurant I’d continually heard great things about was Cafe Chilli, so of course it was on there. Well you can imagine my absolute delight when the owner, Seb, contacted me to invite me down for…

Dizzy Gull at Brighton Beer Dispensary

I’ve not had the pleasure of trying many roasts in Brighton yet. Now I’ve acknowledged that, I’m just realising how weird that is. Although it may have something to do with the insane amount of brunch I eat on a Sunday instead, so swings and roundabouts eh? A couple of months back, I’d heard the name…

Sweet Potato Taco Boats

As I’ve said before, I like to try and create meals that are light on carbs or meat free throughout the week. This is mostly to make up for the fact that from Friday through to Saturday, all I do is go out for food! But also helps to keep meal times interesting, as I…

Bus Stop

I don’t often race off to write a review barely hours after eating, but I really need to tell you all about Bus Stop. Have you heard of Brighton’s latest addition? Straight in from Barbados, Bus Stop brings Caribbean home cooking and cocktails to the North Laine. We stopped by for lunch, making sure we…

Edendum

Brighton is known amongst foodies for struggling to provide on the Italian food front. There are plenty of big names and independents around, but rarely any that deliver in authenticity.  Now, I won’t ever claim to be an expert in Italian food, but I know when a restaurant tries to do too much (Italian hamburgers, anyone?). I also like to…

Looking back at my first year of blogging

Well okay, I’ve only been running this blog for 9 months, but that doesn’t sound as good does it? 2016 was a pretty shit year in terms of current events. But on a more personal level, it saw the start of an entirely new side of myself.  I decided to put my love of Instagramming beautiful…

LangeLees

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to see another pig in blanket until next Christmas. So, I’m diving straight back into business as usual with a breakfast visit to LangeLees. LangeLees is rather unremarkable looking from the front, with the air of a greasy spoon. Actually a South African inspired café, they boast…

Burger Brothers

I’m late the the party, I know. If you live in Brighton, you’ll already know about Burger Brothers. Whether you’ve tried them or not, I daresay you know a cult fan or two. But the cult has grown. Now, I’m known amongst my friends for loving a good burger. If you’ve read a lot of…

Café Plenty | Breakfast review

You might remember my review of Cafe Plenty a few months ago, in which I reviewed the place as a fairly new discovery. Throughout my previous visits, I’d only ever tried the fresh food from the counter, but never off the menu. Luckily for me, the lovely guys at Plenty recently invited me down to try…

Nu Posto Lunch Review

Nu Posto opened last summer down the somewhat shady West Street area, with promises of authentic Neapolitan pizza. Finally, it seemed locals had a reason to venture down that end in the middle of the day and not just to get to the beach. First experience I first visited early this year for dinner with Brandon, after hearing some…