After so many great memories of visiting Brighton to see bands at the Great Escape Festival – Vincent Vincent and the Villains, anyone? No, I didn’t think so, go click here. Seriously, do it now. We visited the lovely seaside city for a briefly sunny, then very wet weekend. It’s over five years since my last visit but The Mock Turtle is still standing strong with it’s outrageously large and delicious doughnuts to take away, the delights of playing games on the pier never wanes and the eateries are pretty endless. These were some of our recommendations if you make down there, just don’t forget your waterproof trousers.
The Flour Pot – 40 Sydney St
Go seek this bakery it out. We ate the Hummingbird Cake and it is one of the best cakes we’ve ever eaten. Big talk we know.
Lucky Beach – 183 Kings Road Arches
The fish, the burgers even the bloody soft drinks were awesome (Apple & Rhubarb Soda comes recommended) and if you visit soon please let us know how the Maple Shay Shay tastes.
The cafes are really close to one another and perfect for watching the world go by.
The Black Dove – 74 St James’s St
Cocktails and DJs in a Kemptown bar with outside seating, because you’re on holiday!
Workshop – 13a Prince Albert Street
A lovely homeware store with a practical and minimal aesthetic.
Tribeca – 21 Bond St
A beautiful boutique, Tribeca carries Acne and Isabel Marant in a pared back setting with friendly staff.
Peggs & Sons – 39 Duke St
A menswear haven that carries all the big labels and everything in between.
Stay at Guest & the City – Broad St
For all the lovely hotels Brighton for us at least, it is all about B&Bs. Frankly, Dan and Mardi’s place is more hotel than not and the breakfast and their friendly charm are recommendation enough.
Store images taken from each store’s social media.