Culture: Brighton sees first big weekend of 2021

It took until mid May, but Brighton finally saw its first big weekend, with pubs, bars and restaurants opening for alfresco pints, rides spinning on the Pier and a big bomb on the beach. Pubs reopen Brighton city centre was a tidal wave of joy over the weekend as hundreds of the city’s pubs, bars and restaurants welcomed customers back for outdoor shenanigans. Mercifully the … Continue reading Culture: Brighton sees first big weekend of 2021

Food: Cin Cin coming to London

Cin Cin, arguably the best Italian restaurant in Brighton and Hove, is bringing its wonderful food to London. The chain will mark its first foray into London with a Foley Street site in Fitzrovia. The site is expected to open its outdoors space towards the end of April, before a full launch in May. Founded by David Toscano, and head chef Jamie Halsall in 2016, … Continue reading Food: Cin Cin coming to London

Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Leading voices from the UK pub and hospitality industry have branded vaccine passport entry plans as ‘unworkable and baseless’. There have been suggestions that landlords may be required to check the vaccine status of patrons on entry, if they wish to operate without social distancing measures. Leading figures within the British hospitality industry have lambasted any such suggestions, claiming that they are not only baseless … Continue reading Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Mr Tipsy, an alcoholic ice cream brand, is coming to sunny Brighton and Hove this summer. The brainchild of Tom Gathercole, Mr Tipsy has been granted the necessary alcohol licence to operate in sunny Brighton and Hove – or to be exact, 46 George Street! One as-yet-unnamed councillors had objected to the move and quite ludicrously claimed that alcohol-infused ice cream may lead to an … Continue reading Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Brighton vegan fried chicken experts, Really Happy Chicken have brought back their house-made buffalo burgers and wings, which is just the best news going. Having recently relocated to a swanky new site on West Street, Really Happy Chicken have gone from strength to strength since they first opened in early summer. An unexpected casualty of this success, however, was the vegan fried chicken experts housemade … Continue reading Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Brighton vegan heroes, the aptly-named Vegan Noms have completed a total rebrand. Having started operation at The World’s End on London Road, the kitchen has quickly risen to prominence over lockdown. With its mix of innovative burgers, loaded fries and sides, VeganNoms has grown far past expectation, as owners admit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vegan Noms (@vegannomsuk) The business is … Continue reading Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

High profile members of the British pub industry have stated intention to sue the government over post-lockdown reopening plans. Sacha Lord, the night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, and Hugh Osmond, found of Punch Taverns, have written to Boris Johnson, stating their intention to legally challenge the phased reopening schedule. The main point of contention is that under current rules pubs would not be … Continue reading Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

Food: Two Wolves Kitchen open at Brighton station

The brilliant Two Wolves Kitchen have opened up in a mobile unit outside Brighton mainline station. The legendary vegan chefs have developed a brand new deli-style menu for the new venture including a club sandwich packed full of facon, seitan furkey, tofam and chipotle rarebit. Frankly, we can’t wait to wrap our face round that on a hungover train up to London, we will never … Continue reading Food: Two Wolves Kitchen open at Brighton station

Food: BangBao, the best new vegan restaurant in Brighton

BangBao, a fully vegan bao bun restaurant in central Brighton is everything you could ever want and a whole lot more. At a time when most of us have been screaming into the abyss and wondering just how we are going to make it to summer, BangBao, a vegan bao bun joint in Brighton’s North Laine, has come to save the day. Nestled among the … Continue reading Food: BangBao, the best new vegan restaurant in Brighton

Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

More than 200 business leaders from the pub and hospitality sector have called on the government for immediate emergency support. A letter, co-signed by more than 200 members of the British pub and hospitality sectors, has warned that without immediate financial assistance a wave of closures is inevitable. UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and a raft … Continue reading Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support