Ah, Brighton. For UK veggies, it doesn’t get much better than this.
I use the term “reviews” loosely here, because I am certainly not a qualified reviewer and I only visited these establishments once each. I know it takes more to have an authoritative view. But these are my… impressions, shall we say…
The Prince George
I love pubs. Old pubs and new pubs. Traditional pubs and gastro pubs. Country pubs and city pubs.
Terre a Terre
I have been dying to go to this restaurant since I first heard about it. A vegetarian restaurant which is known for being modern, innovative and bold- we just don’t get enough of these. We all know and love the healthy vegetarian cafes, but I am more of a restaurant person at heart. I want to sit in a dimly lit room, pore over a menu while sipping chilled wine, and spend a couple of hours of my evening savouring my dinner. And that is what I got from Terre a Terre.
We stayed in the Motel Schmotel– what a great find. It’s a really cosy, modern B&B- not a faded floral duvet cover in sight. Everything was clean and fresh. They had a handful of veggie breakfasts to choose from- we opted for the veggie full english one day, and museli with yogurt the next. They were great quality and just the right size. Other options included egg and soldiers, croissants and porridge with maple syrup. They delivered breakfast to the room for no extra charge, but had a nice breakfast room in the lower ground level too. The extra touches made this place really special- the mini fridge contained cold water and milk for us and this was complimentary. They told us to “just ask” if we needed any toothpaste or other commonly forgotten toiletries. They left penguin bars in our room instead of those awful tea biscuits which most hotels leave which are inedible and have a shelf like of appx 9863538 years. We will definitely return here.
Our ice cream cravings brought us to Ice Cafe on the seafront. They had a really fun assortment of flavours, such as cake batter and peanut butter, with a gelato style ice cream base. I am a sucker for novelty ice cream flavours so this went down very well for me. There are a lot of ice cream places on the sea front but if you are tired of Mr Whippy and Magnum, this place is well worth a visit.
Brighton, we will miss you…