Author: The Third Place

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

I headed to Indian Summer, one of Brighton and Hove’s best loved and long-standing Indian restaurants, to review their winter menu and dining experience.

How to make fluffy, American-style pancakes

How to make fluffy, American-style pancakes

I have a thing for pancakes. It’s pretty much my default brunch choice and regular weekend craving. You’ll probably have noticed they feature heavily across my Instagram feed or breakfast review blogs. Believe it or not, despite being such a simple dish to make, pancakes […]

Dining at Bankers Fish and Chips

Dining at Bankers Fish and Chips

If you live around Brighton and Hove, it’s likely a few names will spring to mind at the mention of fish and chips – Bankers will be one of them. With the flagship restaurant just a stone’s throw (lols) from the beachfront, I’d never really […]

Veganuary (and Vegruary?) at Bill’s

Veganuary (and Vegruary?) at Bill’s

Officially entering its sixth year, Veganuary has come around once again. With more and more big brands jumping on the bandwagon to bring out dedicated vegan menus or products, it’s become a more attractive challenge than ever before – in fact, Veganuary predicted that this […]

UK’s first cannabis-infused restaurant comes to Brighton

UK’s first cannabis-infused restaurant comes to Brighton

The Canna Kitchen officially opens its doors in Brighton on 1st December, serving vegan and vegetarian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

Cook with M&S: No-bake strawberry and passionfruit cheesecake

Cook with M&S: No-bake strawberry and passionfruit cheesecake

Celebrating English berry season English berry season is well and truly upon us! Did you know that seasonal berries (think strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums etc.) grow better in the south of England than anywhere else in the country? It’s no wonder they taste so damn […]

Breakfast at Sugardough

Breakfast at Sugardough

Breakfast at Sugardough, Market Street Sugardough is a well-loved bakery and cafe based near the seafront in Hove. Despite its out-the-door-queue popularity, few know of its unique breakfast and all-day menus the Brighton cafe has to offer. Not just your run of the mill avo […]

Breakfast at The Ivy in the Lanes

Breakfast at The Ivy in the Lanes

After a hotly anticipated arrival, The Ivy in the Lanes finally opened its doors to the Brighton public last month. To kick off the new restaurant opening, the modish brasserie held a host of celebratory events across the week including a champagne and canapé launch […]

44 Poets | Speciality Coffee

44 Poets | Speciality Coffee

Tucked along a quiet street just off of Portland Road is 44 Poets, Hove’s newest independent coffee shop. Unlike some of its neighbours, 44 Poets is the real speciality coffee deal and brings with it the vibes of a Melbourne coffee house, coupled with Scandi […]

Cosmic Pizza | Bottomless pizza brunch comes to Brighton

Cosmic Pizza | Bottomless pizza brunch comes to Brighton

Cosmic Pizza has launched in The West Hill Tavern pub, offering a range of tasty topping combinations as well as Brighton’s first bottomless pizza brunch! The West Hill Tavern was taken over around a year ago by Ben and Heather Piston, and restored to create […]

The Ivy in the Lanes | Opening date announced

The Ivy in the Lanes | Opening date announced

The Ivy in the Lanes has announced that the brasserie will open its doors on Wednesday 2 May 2018, with reservation lines open from today.  The Ivy in the Lanes will bring all-day dining, seven days a week, from dawn until dusk. With every location in The […]

The Kari Club | Indian recipe box

The Kari Club | Indian recipe box

Chef Minesh Agnihtori, founder of Brighton’s Indian Summer, has launched the UK’s first Indian recipe box, The Kari Club, giving foodies an opportunity to explore the cuisine at home. Indian food has long been a favourite of mine, ever since I was lucky enough to […]

Brighton cheese lovers left feeling Blue after festival fail

Brighton cheese lovers left feeling Blue after festival fail

What’s got Brighton so cheesed off? (Hint: It rhymes with The Schmig Schmeese Schmestival) What is it about cheese festivals?! We don’t seem to have much luck in Brighton. Let me take you back to last summer to set the scene. Around June time, social […]

Community Kitchen crowdfunder smashes £20,000 target

Community Kitchen crowdfunder smashes £20,000 target

But the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership still needs your help. Earlier this month, the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launched Kit Out The Kitchen, a crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 to transform a disused office space into a community kitchen where local people can […]

The Coal Shed | One Tower Bridge

The Coal Shed | One Tower Bridge

The Coal Shed is probably my most recommended restaurant to those looking for a special dining experience. Loved not just by Brightonians, they’ve received accolades from the Observer Monthly Food Awards, Brighton’s Best Restaurants and praise across national publications. In the last year, I’ve booked […]

A Copper Christmas | The Copper Clam

A Copper Christmas | The Copper Clam

Nesting within the Regency Arches of Brighton seafront, you’ll find relative restaurant newcomer, The Copper Clam. The family owners opened their doors in the summer of 2016, offering freshly caught seafood, as well as local meat and vegetables. Having heard great things so far, I […]

Semola | A new fresh pasta restaurant

Semola | A new fresh pasta restaurant

There is often a slight sense of apprehension when a new Italian restaurant opens in Brighton & Hove. Once a city not so blessed with an authentic offering, the food scene has expanded dramatically and we now have gems such as Cin Cin, Fatto a […]

Introducing The Coffee Break, by Edendum

Introducing The Coffee Break, by Edendum

Hang on, Edendum… I’ve heard that name before, right? You have indeed, and the very same people have been working on something new – Introducing The Coffee Break, by Edendum. From their vision of creating more of a community hub within East Street, owners Diego and […]

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays

Living in Brighton, I don’t often go out of my way to a chain restaurant; so I was a little apprehensive when TGI Fridays got in touch*. Growing up I never had a TGI near me, so when I finally went to one when I was […]

WIN The Brighton & Sussex Cookbook!

WIN The Brighton & Sussex Cookbook!

A brand new cookbook has been released, featuring over 25 recipes from some of our favourite restaurants, cafes and suppliers in Brighton & Sussex. Some of our most loved foodie joints across Brighton & Sussex have shared their secrets in a brand new cookbook, published […]

Isaac At | South Coast Tasting menu

Isaac At | South Coast Tasting menu

Continuing a short series on Sussex produce, I discover some of Sussex’s best secrets with Isaac At. In September, Isaac At celebrated one year as a permanent restaurant in Brighton. Founded by four friends, seasonally changing menus are based on the fresh ingredients that are […]

October Best x The Chilli Pickle

October Best x The Chilli Pickle

As part of Brighton’s October Best restaurant festival, The Chilli Pickle have created Al and D’s Toddy Shop. Based on the roadside drinking shacks in Kerala, the dish reflects some of South India’s best street food and nods to the popular palm wine. Enormous platters […]

The Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival is coming

The Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival is coming

Yes, you heard right – the first ever Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival is coming to Lewes! This Saturday, 30th September, an entire festival for local gin and sparkling wine is being held at Southover Grange Gardens – which gives me the perfect opportunity to […]

LOST IN THE LANES | Nile St, Brighton

LOST IN THE LANES | Nile St, Brighton

After two and a half years, I still manage to take a wrong turn and get lost in Brighton’s twisting Lanes. Of course there are worse places to wander into, but I’ll often find myself passing through to get somewhere else. So I was pleased to […]

Steinbeck & Shaw | New Bar

Steinbeck & Shaw | New Bar

Deltic Group bring Steinbeck & Shaw to Brighton Steinbeck & Shaw is a brand new bar to Brighton’s notorious West Street. West Street?! I can hear you thinking, but do bear with me. Opening within the Tardis-like building that houses Pryzm and Odeon (I honestly can never get […]

Curry Leaf Cafe

Curry Leaf Cafe

The majority of my friends and family will know that I grew up an incredibly fussy eater. The chicken nuggets kind of kid, that was me. But as I entered my mid-teens, I realised how much I was missing out. I was quite lucky then, when my […]

Mojo independent coffee | Lunch review

Mojo independent coffee | Lunch review

An independent coffee house on Queens Road, Brighton It’s been a while since I ventured out to review a coffee shop. Generally, now that I work out of town I tend to spend free time at my favourites – when time is short, it just ain’t […]

Recipe: Stir fried honey soy salmon

Recipe: Stir fried honey soy salmon

This recipe is so quick and easy, I couldn’t quite believe how good it tasted the first time around! Forget overly sweet shop bought stir fry sauces, this can be made with just three ingredients and packs a punch in taste. An incredibly versatile meal, […]

Pascere opens in Duke Street, Brighton

Pascere opens in Duke Street, Brighton

The Brighton food community has been all of a flutter once more with the anticipation of new restaurant, Pascere. In my short experience as a food blogger, it’s a funny thing being part of a food community. News explodes seemingly from out of nowhere, and […]

Pizza workshops at Franco Manca Brighton Marina

Pizza workshops at Franco Manca Brighton Marina

Master the art of sourdough pizza at Franco Manca! Franco Manca started life as a neighbourhood pizzeria in Brixton, London. You may remember, from my first review of Franco Manca when they opened in central Brighton last spring, that the establishment has undergone a swift upscale, growing […]


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