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

Food: The Bok Shop eyes UK expansion after funding boost

Brighton’s The Bok Shop has secured £1.2m in private equity funding and will now look to expand its retail estate across the UK. The pride of East Street, and arguably Brighton’s best chicken joint, The Bok Shop, is planning to open 10 new sites over the next two years following a private equity deal. The £1.2m funding agreement will allow owners to build on their … Continue reading Food: The Bok Shop eyes UK expansion after funding boost

Food: BangBao bringing the vegan buns to Brighton

The Brighton vegan scene now has its own dedicated bao spot – BangBao BangBao, a 100 percent plant-based bao bun restaurant, has opened on North Road, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Opened by Dominic Sherriff, 26, and Amy Bennett, 21, the kitchen takes inspiration from a variety of Asian cuisines and is dead set on sustainability. The pair have more than 13 years … Continue reading Food: BangBao bringing the vegan buns to Brighton

Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

The UK Government has released its four step plan to getting out of Lockdown. Here is what it means to Brighton, Hove, and everywhere. A four step plan for getting the UK back to a semblance of normality has been revealed – with pubs, bars and restaurants still facing lengthy closures. There will be a minimum five week gap between each rule change to allow … Continue reading Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means