This place is great - very good selection of different tapas.
We had 2 jugs of sangria and 2 dishes each with some meats and cheese as a side, and it was £20 each for 5 of us.
Service was decent enough and the food very good.
I first noticed this Restaurant/Bar/Venue on the way to Brighton Pier. Located right on the beach, it has an excellent view of the Pier and the Sea. Its low stone walls and wooden gates separate you from the beach, but still leave that windswept feeling you want for an exceptional dinning experience. The food and friendly staff top of a virtuoso performance. The tables outside are on a deck that has heating and is lit at night. Bizarrely you have to go inside to smoke! They offer live Jazz nights and other events. In fact you can reserve all or part of OHSO – for FREE! They can do any food you want even a BBQ.
Oh, and then there is the food! Well presented fantastic taste and quality and served quickly. Yummmm!!!! Give this place a try!
The closest car parking to OHSO Social can be found at
The Lanes Car Park
Black Lion Street,
I had Breakfast here (served until Noon). I had 2 poached eggs with Wiltshire Ham (pictured). VT Member 'Poons' had Eggs Benedict and 'Gillybob' had Eggs Royale. They looked great!
This restaurant has a really nice ambience and seaview. The non-alcoholic drinks look delicious and the other drinks are good too. It is not a cheap restaurant but not so expensive. Unfortunately, it is only possible to go on the 1. floor if you eat something. However, this restaurant/bar is worth visiting.
Favorite Dish: the non-alcoholic drinks, the hot chocolates, the beer and the softdrinks are delicious.
The KFC is a very common british fastfood company. It's comparable to Burger King and Mc Donalds, but you can find out a huge difference: They offer also fried chicken food for a really low price.
I feel disappointed, that there's no one in Switzerland.
Favorite Dish: "Bergain Bucket": You can choose 6, 10 or 14 pieces of fried chicken with french fries.
The food in this restaurant is so impossible. You can eat such a good salad I swear you never eat before. Then the price of the meals aren't expensive. You eat for a good price. The restaurant is really comfortable. The owner is really lovely and familiar. You will like it.
Favorite Dish: The best thing you can eat there is the lamb with legumes and rice. I've never ate such a good lamb before. A large lamb for a great price.
This is a friendly Spanish restaurant in the centre of Brighton which has a large menu of tapas. We were here in December 2011 and rather than order any mains, just ordered a selection of tapas. There were five of us and we were couldn't finish nine dishes between us so it ended up being very cheap (tapas dishes are around 5 or 6 pounds each). The Ali-oil dip with bread was delicious and one of the seasonal special dishes with scallops was so good we ordered a second one! The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable and I would definitely visit this place again.
La Tasca's is amazing in Brighton. It's situated just behind the royal pavillion gardens. Central to all main areas of the city, it's a great place to enjoy a great meal. The restaurant is immaculate and has an outdoor seating area, aswell as a large indoor area. Quite reasonably priced for the quality too. The paella with the biggest prawns/shrimps and mussells i've ever seen in was to die for. The tapas is lovely too, with such a great choice of dishes. Service was good with plenty of smiles and the staff know when to leave you to enjoy the food and company you're with too.
Favorite Dish: It has to be the seafood paella. Not just the size of the dish, but the fact that it actually tasted better than a a paella i had in Menorca, which until La Tasca's i never thought you could beat. The food here is cooked to perfection in means of taste, texture and the time it takes to arrive on your plate.
"Bill's is a unique cafe and produce store created by a team of people who are passionate about food. Unlike anything that exists in the U.K, Bill's offers a wonderful shopping and eating environment, incorporating a cafe, fresh and organic fruit and vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, groceries, hampers, and an outside catering and delivery service all under one roof. Inside the store you'll find fruit, exotic vegetables and flowers stacked up alongside an array of alluringly colourful homemade cakes, pizzas, quiches, pies and sandwiches.".
A food store and cafe, once you have eaten and shopped here, you will not want to go anywhere else.
Favorite Dish: Try their breakfasts which come in a meat and veggy.
Thai spiced vegetable, tomato and lentil soup
Roasted vegetable, feta cheese, oregano and olive pie all served with a choice of two salads .
Grilled panini sandwich with ricotta and provolone cheese, grilled vegetables, green tomato chutney, rocket and herb leaf salad.
Bill's lunch plate - a selection of olives and pickles, feta cheese and melon, baby jacket potato with roasted peppered humous and crostini with guacamole, smoked chicken and sweet chilli sauce.
Baked orange and gingerbread cheesecake with mascarpone, blood oranges and chocolate sauce - Their cakes, are something else and a work of art.
For the extra health concious, a juice bar.
Bills also do organic wine and have a couple of beers aailable, Leffe and Becks.
Summer opening times:
monday - saturday monday - saturday
cafe: 8am - 5pm
shop: 8am - 6pm
8am - 8pm
10am - 4pm
More often than not, there is a queue.
We decided on Picassos because it was not far from where we were going to be at a gig that night and the prices seemed really reasonable compared to some others in the area. We were shown to a window seat which was great because we could watch the Friday Night Brighton Revellers going past, and typically (for Britain) most of the women under 25 were completely and ridiculously under-dressed for a freezing spring evening - anyway it amused us for a few minutes :)
Favorite Dish: I had the tagliatelli with creamy mushroom sauce and parsley and lashings of Parmesan cheese. Petra had spaghetti bolognese We followed it with profiteroles and tiramisu (yes HORSCHECK! "Another" tiramisu!) LOl! The meal was absolutely fabulous, service was prompt and the waiters very pleasant and friendly. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to eat Italian in Brighton!
With a couple of drinks (rum and coke and vodka and tonic) it came to around £23.00.
"Wot?! Been in the U.K. a week and haven't had fish and chips with mushy peas yet? Blimey!" After six days of gorging myself on steak and ale pies and other thick Scottish meaty dishes (yep, haggis!), it was time to try England's most traditional take-away food. And at a British chain restaurant no less.
We hit this restaurant because it was closest to Brighton Pier, it was chilly and damp out, we were starving, and our feet were absolutely aching--we decided more exploring was not in the program for today.
This restaurant was busy and we had to wait 15 minutes for a table, but it was well worth it. The service was quick and friendly, the menu was affordable, and the portions were large.
Harry Ramsden's has over 150 restaurants worldwide and serving around 6 million people annually. So why the heck don't we have one in Canada!?
The fish was great, the batter was fantastic; it was the second-best fish and chips I've ever had. And the "mushy peas"? It was a first for me though I'd been hearing about them on TV for as long as I can remember. They were really good--kind of like a less-watery green pea soup. I also had a good bottle of "Harry's Ale" to go with it.
Harry Ramsden began his restaurant business 1928 in a small wood shed in Guiseley (near Leeds). Three years later he built the most elegant fish and chips restaurant in the world. An empire of franchises and company-owned outlets grew from there.
After a full day out, this was just what I needed. Oh yeah, they have an outdoor patio so if it's a nice out you can just get some take-away and enjoy the view of the ocean. I would trade England one of our fast-food chains for Harry's any day!
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips with mushy peas! (The "Cod Special" or "Haddock Special") And a bottle of "Harry's Ale".
The fish and chips at the British seaside are the best, you can eat in or take away but if the weather is good then there's nothing like eating your chips on the beach.
The Harry Ramsden website describes it as a 'British institution and the classic seaside food'.
It doesn't really matter where you buy your fish and chips but Harry is considered 'the king'.
Favorite Dish: Chips of course! and if fish isn't your thing then you can't go wrong with a saveloy, battered sausage or a veggie spring roll.
I was recommended to visit this cafe by a friend who works in a supermarket in St James street.
It was opened by two former airline employees and is local to the area.
The cafe serve quality teas and coffees and a variety of tasty sandwiches, toasties, rolls and bagettes at a very reasonable price.
There is a bohemian feel to the place, customers can feel free to spend time in the sheltered garden.
All the staff are friendly.
Favorite Dish: I had a superb toasted sandwich (on granary bread) which had bacon and cheese melt and was served with salad. I had a proper china mug of good tea.
In a narrow street not too far from the pier and promenade, I found this little part of Poland, which opened out into the street as tables were also provided. Called "Nasza" (Our) this little restaurant was open for lunch. Lunch with a soft drink was £4.99, and the selections offered were from heated trays under the front counter. All the Polish traditional dishes were there. The owners are from Poznan, a place I will be visiting next week. They were very willing to talk.
Favorite Dish: I love all types of Polish food but settled for the mushroom and chicken but the pork knuckle looked equally good. I also enjoyed Polish cheesecake with delicious coffee.
*SADLY THIS PLACE IS NO LONGER OPEN *
"el espiritu de España - in the heart of Brighton! Inspired contemporary cuisine direct from the barrios"...
Pintxo People rings the Spanish tradition of sharing food with friends to central Brighton. The food is fresh, innovative and of a high quality. I have eaten in the ground floor tapas bar twice and both times were excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed, the space clean and they have a good stock of good wines (available to buy) - What more could you want.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can even get your early morning chocolate churros here at breakfast time.
There is a more formal restaurant upstairs which offers high quality, modern Catalan cuisine.
Favorite Dish: I know tortilla is a common staple for tapas bars, but the one served here is aprticularly light and delicious.
Pan con tomate i excellent and the squid is highly recommended.
The restaurant looks like it could be a tourist trap. On the beach and all that. But no. This was a surprise find that was definitely looking to impress customers who would return.
We were heading for 'Due South' - a restaurant that comes highly recommended but was full. So checked out Santiago a few doors away.
We started off on the terrace - people watching. When the rain arrived we moved indoors to a table with great views over the beach.
Atmosphere was great on terrace and in restaurant. Nice environment, friendly and efficient service.
We were both very impressed by the food, service etc etc. As a local I plan to return. Seems like the perfect place for a leisurely lunch. Can't wait for an excuse to return.......Maybe next Sunday!
One week later.....
We did return. A much sunnier (and busy) day. Service was excellent. Seafood medley had run out but other options we almost as good. Still recommended.
Favorite Dish: On the first visit I tried a special - seafood medley. Mussels, prawns and squid cooked in wine. Fabulous. The sea bass coms highly recommended too.