One of Brighton’s – and the country’s – oldest fish and seafood restaurants, English’s, is being marketed for sale at £1.75 million, having been owned by the Leigh-Jones family since 1945. Praised in the 2022 Harden’s guide as a “usually buzzing venue serving great fish dishes, including lovely lobster Thermidor”, it has been a fixture of […]

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Terre à Terre, Brighton “Still Mecca for vegetarians” – this “creative and superb” Lanes legend provides cooking that’s “refreshingly different to the usual boring veggie dishes” and is arguably “the best non-meat cuisine in the country”. “When I first heard about it, I wasn’t particularly excited, but all aspects of our evening were amazing – […]

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Michael Bremner, chef-patron of Brighton’s “foodie mecca” 64 Degrees, has launched a new beach-front restaurant overlooking the old West Pier. The restaurant is named Murmur – from the word murmuration, which is the shape that the starlings make when they flock and fly between the city’s two piers. Serving ‘healthy and honest food’, the beach-front restaurant […]

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Brighton’s Chilli Pickle has reached its £700,000 crowdfunding target to bankroll an expansion into four “affulent market towns” in southern England. The first new branch is expected to open this summer. Chef Alun Sperring and his wife Dawn opened the original Chilli Pickle, serving authentic regional Indian cuisine, in Brighton’s Lanes in 2007. Having twice outgrown its surroundings […]

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Brighton grill specialist The Coal Shed is to open a branch in London at the new One Tower Bridge development on the south bank of the Thames later this year. It will be the first foray into the capital for restaurateur Raz Helatat, six years after he launched the original Coal Shed – described by this year’s […]

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