Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews and Food Musings


Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and musings on food with you.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Birthday To The Independent Brighton

The Independent
95 Queen’s Park Road
East Sussex

01273 602822

Today I would like to wish my good friends (front and back of house) and neighbours at The Independent a very happy third birthday.

The Independent (founded in 2015) is a true freehouse gastropub in the Hanover/Queens Park area of Brighton, free of any brewery, pub chain or tie. Currently they have four real ales alongside 12 keg beers, which change weekly.

The Independent is the only pub owned by Brighton residents James and Matt, who are passionate about creating the kind of pub they would be pleased to have as their own local.

Managed under the gimlet eye of Jen; drinkers, diners, locals and out of towners can be assured of a warm welcome from her and her experienced, professional, long serving and cheerful colleagues (Brice, Hugh, Natalia, Ruby et al) who have grown used to my "eccentricities".

The ever changing menu, prepared by Chef Sam and his team, mixes traditional British dishes with Mediterranean and other European flavours, including vegetarian options.

By the way, currently both the gigot of lamb and chicken breast dishes are my top tips!

On Sundays they do a full range of roasts, which are excellent.

So a very Happy Birthday to you all, I was there on your opening night and look forward to many more years frequenting your fine establishment.

Every success for the future!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy World Cucumber Day From The Colonnade Bar Brighton

The Colonnade Bar
10 New Road

01273 328728

As per their FB page:
"So Hendricks gin were supposed to do some really elaborate promo for World Cucumber Day on Thursday the 14th to give everybody free G&Ts. But hilariously they haven't actually set their system up for it, even though it was supposed to be up last week. So we'll just cut out the middle man and do it for them. On Thursday, bring us a Cucumber and we'll give you a free Hendricks and Fevertree tonic. Sometimes simple is better. Also, totally unrelated, honest, but we'll also just happen to be selling cucumbers for our charity of choice, Teenage Cancer Trust. 😉 xx"

The Colonnade Bar is marvellous, great drinks and very welcoming professional staff.

Well worth a visit!