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Xmas lunch in Brighton, anyone?

As well as the family meal to prepare, there’s also the works Christmas doo to organise and drinks with friends to sort out.

So, unless you fancy plucking up the courage we’d suggest you book a Xmas lunch in Brighton with one of these beauties and save yourselves the hassle. And look out for our Xmas and New Year hotel breaks if you want to make a holiday of it!

Book soon for Xmas lunch in Brighton Image: Flickr/ Fimb

Book soon for Xmas lunch in Brighton Image: Flickr/ Fimb

We’ve looked around at what’s on offer this Xmas in Brighton, and here’s a selection of deals and dishes of delight.

Should be a nice mix of price and palate here – and plenty of vege dishes, too!

Use the links to the restaurants to find out more detail, availability etc.

Nom, nom,nom…

Fiddlers Elbow

There’s a menu for £17.95 and a Buffet for £12.00pp

Includes starter, main and desert. There’s a tasty looking vege option as well as turkey breast or venison and game pie. And the pub recently won the Crabbie’s Pub Tour Competition.

Terreaterre

Christmas Party menu for £25 and Seasonal Sizzler from £28.95

Multi-award winning vege and vegan fayre. South Lanes location with main course choices that include ‘mistle potato rosti’ and ‘Jerusalem artichoke’ – Jesus!

The Devil’s Dyke

Christmas Day Menu £45

Traditional fireside feast with a Sussex Downs view. Expect choice of all the beasts of the forests: pork belly, roasted turkey or salmon fillet should filla your belly.

Alfresco

From £14.95 to £24.50

Saltimbocca of turkey breast (whatever that is) mushroom leak and truffle tartlet of dill, infused salmon fillet and homemade ice cream and a very reasonable price. Much munch and very special location.

Al Duomo

From £9.95 to £21.95

No need to book ahead, just roll up and they’ll sort you out! Salmon, chicken, turkey and some steak for a small charge – atmosphere comes free!

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Fed up? Weekends in Brighton are filled with top nosh

For food fans there’s nothing better: a whole month of food-related events. Yes, it’s the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival! And it’s on for all of the weekends in Brighton this September.

Munch fest

Munch fest

And if you thought it was just about filling your boots and filling your bellies, you’d be wrong: there’s also cheese rolling…

Other highlights include a session with Antonio Carluccio as he serves up some of his favourite dishes of the last 50 years.

And for those of you who just can’t have a night out without a cocktail, there’s the finals of the ‘Mix Off Cocktail Competition.’

So expect stalls and delights aplenty as once again the city gets its gastro on. Weekends in Brighton have never looked so tasty – there’s always great food and drink in Brighton, so all we need is the weather, and if the current spate of sunshine is anything to go by, we’ll be tucking into those cocktails for a few weeks yet!

More information on the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival

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Wine and dine, it’s food time!

Food fest

Food fest

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in the middle of the Brighton and Hove Food Festival. This week is set to be a special one; not only is it right in the middle of the best foodie festival ever hosted in Sussex, it’s also packed with wine and food tasting sessions – always your favourites!

Some of the events cost, so we’ve compiled the best of the free ones, that way even people who aren’t so interested in foods can learn about good fresh produce without paying for the privilege.

So, here’s what’s on the menu.

Wednesday 15th: Churchill Square farmers market and live food kitchen.

Don’t expect herds of sheep, country types in tweeds, or cows with rings through their noses – that would be a load of bull. However, what you will find is excellent local produce, seasonable fruit and vegetables from local farmers, fresh meat and fish, cheese and breads, and food demonstrations – and those samples, mmm.

Saturday 18th: Cheese tasting at Infinity Foods, North Road/ Wine tasting at 21 Prince Albert Street

If you are new to the town or staying in a hotel in Brighton there’s a chance you haven’t visited Infinity Foods. You really should if you care about organic foods and cosmetics; it’s the largest supplier of both we know. Well, High Weald Diary will be running cheese tasting sessions, so you can tuck into locally made organic vegetarian cheeses.

Ridgeview, a local winery, will be at the Sheridan Coopers Wine Cellar to show off their award winning sparkling wines, so pop along for a frizante or glass of fizzy pop.

Cockney food night, lovely jubbly!

Cockney food night, lovely jubbly!

Now, if you’re planing on eating out anyway, why not set aside the cash for one of the paid events?

There’s Pudding Club at Temptation in Gardner Street, fruit cookery workshops, a Champagne mini festival, a Brazilian night at the seafront Umi Grill, Sake testing at Moshi Moshi, and our favourite: Cockney Night, when under Kings Road Arches £20 gets you fish and chips, drinks, entertainment and a ride on the carousel – all the fun of the food fair!

For more information and tickets, see here.

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Party and Paddle Round The Pier

It's time to party and paddle

It's time to party and paddle

With the sun shining and the sea warming up, it’s time to celebrate summer. So grab a board and paddle around the pier. What? Paddle around the pier? Yes, this weekend Brighton will play host to Paddle Round The Pier, Europe’s biggest free beach festival.

It’s all held on Hove lawns, and don’t worry if you don’t fancy getting in  the water, there are a multitude of other events you can get yourself and the family involved in.

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Spotlight On: Hove

Brighton is like Madonna and Hove is like Christopher Ciccone. Brighton is the famous big sister leaving Hove in the dust. Many people don’t even make it to Hove, which is kind of unfortunate as Hove can be a blessing on a busy day.

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For instance, the beaches are far quieter in Hove. You can take a cycle path all the way to Hove Lagoon, where kids can sail and Heather Mill’s cafe is and onward to the lovely quaint town of Shoreham by sea and further on to Worthing if you really fancy a trek.

First of all, I know for a fact, you can get the best minced pie you ever had at Canham and Sons on Western Road in Hove. I’m vegetarian but I’ve been told this place does pasties and pies to die for.

A lot of the nicer shops in Hove are on the high street but the George Street has some good offerings like home furnishing shop, Burts and some cafes.

The most famous restaurant in Hove is probably Topolino. Topolino Duo serves classic Italian dishes and is always busy. It is one of the few restaurants in the area that has no concept of the recession. Topolino is also affordable. 0809 057

Most of the rowdy kids who come to get drunk in Brighton (and there is a signifigant number) do not venture into Hove. If you party in Hove, your evening will be more civilized.

H-Bar in Hove is a nice venue with a bottom floor lounge and an upstairs club. I also recommend Kobawhich is a cocktail lounge spread over a few floors that does special deas on shots and sells Pimms.

There is also a branch of The Tin Drum which is a really nice little pub to have a chat in and actually hear the person you are sitting with. This is a smaller branch of the pub than the Kemptown one, if you recognise the name.

Probably the best attraction in Hove, other than Hove Lagoon if you like watersports, is Hove Park which is a large rolling park that is actually the perfect place to stop on a nice day.

Another thing to do in Hove is catch a cricket game at the Sussex Cricket Club which holds international matches and is located in Central Hove. There is a very inexpensive pub next to the cricket pitch that offers a meal deal.

If you are staying Brighton for a few days, don’t neglect to visit Brighton’s little brother.

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