The New Club
There’s no better feeling than a lush new club to chill out, kick back and get down to the latest tunes. And I’m delighted to say that Brighton’s newest offering is competing on par with the best spots in town. The vibe at The New Club is not what you will find at your average new nightclub – they pride themselves on being super laidback and relaxed above everything else. There are no shiny poles, throbbing beats or sticky-floored dance floors – The New Club brings with it an edgy, super hip New York loft-style bar and diner vibe that will leave you wanting more.
My local The New Club in Brighton city centre has been open just over two years now, but it has already established itself as one of the more popular places to eat lunch and meet friends in Brighton, Brighton Town Press (brightontownpress.co.uk). From its trendy décor to its eclectic menu, The New Club is a perfect combo of traditional American diner meets chic SoHo diner – a kind of east coast meets west coast feel. The new club is located on Western Road, very close to the junction with London Road and just a few minutes walk from Brighton Station.
New Club Brighton was conceived in London, a little over a year ago. It was the brainchild of David Smith, proprietor of the renowned Jabberwocky Jazz, and entrepreneur parents. The plan was to open a boutique indie style coffee house/bar/restaurant somewhere in central London. A place where friends could meet and relate over good food, good drink, and good music. But then, they just didn't do that; instead they opened one in Brighton yes even better.
The New Club is a bit of everything in one. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a coffee shop and an event space. I got to go there during the Brighton Blogger Meetup last month. Some people went there for lunch and some went there to have a beer or two (or more!). The New Club is more than a cocktail bar, it’s a club. In the mornings as you see the sun come up over the sea and smell the fresh air, it is a magical place to sip on something refreshing or try one of their Proseccos made their way in Sicily.
La Choza is a great example of street food with amazing flavours that is presented simply. The menus on each guest table are inspired by the visiting Mexican artist, whose work is for sale. There are some exciting people involved in this venture that always make it interesting. The space is informal and easy going with benches instead of chairs and straw hats instead of napkins! La Choza was named Brighton's best Street Food for 2016.
La Choza has been causing quite a stir! They invite potential diners to drop in and enjoy affordable, healthy, tasty slow cooked Mexican street food. The menu is simple and uncomplicated as the fresh and vibrant ingredients speak for themselves. They also have a venue on Church Road in Hove. La Choza has been causing quite a stir! They invite potential diners to drop in and enjoy affordable, healthy, tasty slow-cooked Mexican street-food. The menu is simple and uncomplicated as the fresh and vibrant ingredients speak for themselves.
Lost Boys Chicken, The Joker
Lost Boys Chicken at The Joker is the second venture from The Lost Boys team who’ve just opened The Winchester, their third bar on the same site. I’ve been a couple of times now and like it, liked it on my first visit more. It seems to have struggled a little with opening jitters but really enjoy the vibe in there, relaxed and easy-going with some unique decor touches. I absolutely love the chickens hanging in baskets that’s all kinds of awesome.
The Lost Boys Chicken website has a smart layout with the site menu and Twitter feed prominent on the page. The background image displays some great typography and helps give the brand a unique identity. Use of simple navigation allows visitors to browse restaurants, takeout menus and deals. It's worth adding that Lost Boys Chicken can cater for all dietary requirements such as vegan or gluten free options. Huh? Jerry's Gotham Galley was only the second restaurant that I ever reviewed on this blog.
It was a quick lunch, and I didn't take any photos. I will end my chicken-and-beer rant before it begins, though, by saying that I really need to go back. Readers seem to agree. I have received numerous emails asking about Lost Boys Chicken, which I haven't been back to since that first visit. My second visit to The Joker is a welcome and tasty follow up. From the outside it looks smart yet edgy with its New York style brick work and exposed sprinkler system but inside it's an enjoyable mixture of industrial space including bare walls, steel and wood.
There's a corner bar and some funky art on the walls – in particular a nice little mural that made me smile. At the corner of Lonsdale Street and Bourke Street – two of Melbourne’s most central thoroughfares – sits the brightly painted and beautifully graffitied Lost Boys Chicken van. I was stoked when I found out they were setting up a shop together with The Joker, a bar that offers an awesome craft beer on tap selection along with an impeccable rotating bunch of cocktails.
London Road is a little enclave of calm in central Brighton, within walking distance of the city centre. It has undergone a considerable transformation in recent years, with new cafes and shops popping up all the time. One that caught my eye whilst walking along London Road was Moksha Café (formerly Indigo Café), finally open after having been given an extensive makeover following heavy flooding last year. Moksha is a cosy, friendly café that serves a huge range of dishes including many vegan options and a wide range of drinks from coffee and tea to smoothies, juices and cocktails.
On the corner of London Road and George Street, this coffee shop really stands out from the crowd. Not only are there plenty of comfy seats (including a pineapple sofa!) to relax in but Moksha is completely free from any allergens so anyone can enjoy their amazing food without worry. Whether you want a quick bite in your lunch hour or somewhere to put your feet up and unwind with friends, Moksha has something for everyone.
Moksha Caf is an independent, not for profit, social enterprise cafon York Place. It has been created to provide meaningful work for adults with learning disabilities and to be a welcoming place for all members of the community. As well as creating employment opportunities, the caf offers a relaxed and welcoming environment where customers can enjoy great coffee and food, unrushed service and pleasant surroundings. Moksha is a friendly café on York Place, a stone’s throw from London Road.
Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch, providing a huge range of dishes including a wide free from range. Their coffee is amazing and to go with it they always have a tempting range of homemade cakes. If you just want a quick bite in your lunch hour, or enjoy a relaxed, leisurely lunch with friends, Moksha is a great choice. Just two weeks after opening Moksha Caf in York Place and they are already getting some great reviews on yelp.
From people being impressed by the range of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options to the decor and friendliness of the staff. I've eaten here a few times, its a cozy little place with a relaxed atmosphere and I have always been welcomed by the friendly owner of Moksha caf. In a city that has many vegan-friendly eateries, Moksha Caf is one of the best ones. It’s a charming, cozy cafe with an ever-changing menu of healthy options.
I am a huge fan of Mexican food and you can say that Carlito Burrito has become one of my favorite restaurants. One day, me and my friends had plans to hang out in Brighton so I decided to check their Instagram page. Okay, they looked gorgeous but I wasn’t entirely convinced. After reading their reviews and being quite impressed with the general vibe I decided to try out their new menu. A reservation was made and it turned out that Muy Bueno was the place to go after all.
I have been to Carlito more than a few times. I love the burritos, tacos and flautas. If I know I am going, I usually order a large salad, too. For me, the food is hands down the best Mexican restaurant in town. The atmosphere inside is perfect. The staff are friendly and attentive. If you want to grab a bite for lunch or dinner, you need to go there. Google Reviewer. It’s been a while since I went to Carlito Burrito, but I had such a great meal there and thought it was definitely worth writing about.
Not only did I get to sample some great food for the first time, but I got to catch up with one of my close friends while having fun with her two-year old son who kept me entertained throughout the meal. Time and time again, Carlito Burrito is voted one of the best restaurants in Brighton. Not only are they dedicated to their customers but also the wider community. In addition to supporting Prostate Cancer UK, they run a monthly fundraising brunch for the homeless charity Just Zilch.
Food is an essential part of life. A meal to bring us together, with friends and family, or simply to indulge in the joy of eating. With Carlito Burrito's genuine and vibrant Mexican restaurant you can be sure that the food is a big part of the experience. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is pleasant and calming. I love this place because it is always packed with people who are clearly regulars.
A cool idea loved it. Food was really good and better than most London restaurants that I've been to. Really interesting food, great design. It's like a mix between a high-end bar and a burger place. this place is incredible! Great music, amazing service and of course the food is awesome. The Dead Hippie Burger is unbelievable, delicious and tastes like heaven. Perfect. Oh I could wax lyrical about Meat Liquor, a new London concept by its American owners, but rather than indulge in hyperbole it’s better that you try it for yourself.
If what you’ve read is accurate, this will be a hit. It’s a restaurant more than bar although with their cocktails and imagination they could have something truly wonderful here. Hard Rock Cafe. With pretty much every tourist on this planet visiting one of the 246 cafes around the world, a restaurant such as this one would be a good fit. American diner is become trendy. The menu is extensive and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can't miss with BURGERS simply join the queue outside. No one really knows how to pronounce/spell the name. Is it Meat Liquor or Meate Liquor? Or perhaps even Meat Liquour? If we can't get the name right, surely we'll be able to remember where it is just round the corner from Liverpool Street Station. Steak & Spruce. closest steakhouse to the airport. I'll take this over Nandos any day. They use a wood burning stove to cook their meat and they have a choice of 4 cuts of steak plus a chateaubriand option.