I love trying new places to eat when I’m travelling. Especially ones that have views over the beach and have really minimalistic decor with a slight nautical theme. This perfectly describes Brighton Beach Club; a place to relax, be mindful and enjoy some delicious food. It’s a great place to grab a glass of wine, a pint of craft beers and treat yourself to a cocktail. Or just as great to take in the view with a cup of tea and a slice of proper good cake!
I made it a great place to grab a glass of wine, a large glass of the Columbia Valley Syrah from Washington, 2016 to be exact. It’s actually a vegan wine with a rich velvety feel and dark berry flavours.
Brighton Beach Club has two floors; upstairs is the Brasserie and downstairs is a more relaxed feel. We dined downstairs as we liked the idea of being so close to the beach, but the Brasserie had a very classy feel as we walked through to the lower level. You are able to order from either menu so I went for a starter from downstairs and a main from upstairs!
As I had eaten veggie the night before, at The Ivy, I thought I’d go all out and have something right from the other end of the spectrum! I ordered the crab, chive and potato beignets that were served on a bed of guacamole and roquito chilli.
This was such an awesome starter! The crab was tasty and they would have even worked on their own with a sweet chilli dip. They just had so much flavour and I really enjoyed them. The guacamole and roquito chilli was also so flavoursome and I actually used some of Hayley‘s bread to scoop it up as it would be a great toast topping! I was really shocked just how great this was!
OK, this is a meat fest, a total blowout and I think it settled all my cravings to happily settle back into my more veggie life after! So this mixed grill was made up from a lamb loin, a piece of fillet steak, a slice of pork belly, a marinated chicken wing, a Cumberland sausage. It was sided with a portion of chips, roasted mushroom and a slice of cooked tomato.
It was all so good, each piece of meat was cooked to how I like it and was very fulfilling. The portion was a really good size and as it was the first time I’ve ever had a mixed grill, I liked having all the little pieces of meat to satisfy the cravings I’d been having. I never buy pork, in fact, I rarely buy any meat anymore so this was a great way to get a little of each!
The chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside; perfect to dip in my ketchup!
Despite being rather full up, there’s always room for dessert, right?
I ordered the Bakewell tart with raspberry sorbet but swapped the sorbet for chocolate ice cream as I’m not a sorbet fan! I was a little disappointed by the Bakewell tart as it was quite hard as if it hadn’t been defrosted properly, but the chocolate ice cream was divine with little chunks of choccy in too!
We had really good service and I’d love to see Brighton Beach Club in full swing with the DJ’s playing, people lapping up the sunshine and good vibed and eating good food. Just means I have to return!