My Food Diaries always seem to go down really well with you. I enjoy making them and eating out a lot whilst I’m on my trips so I thought I’d do a Brighton Food Diary. It was my first time visiting Brighton and my Mum and I actually went Glamping at the Caravan & Motorhome Club. I’m not going to lie, we were only in Brighton for two days and we did go slightly overboard with how much we ate. I was doing it all for the blog!
It was past lunchtime when we arrived in Brighton and our first stop was heading to the famous Brighton Lanes. Winding through the narrow alleyways we found Choccywoccydodah. I have been wanting to visit for such a long time and I couldn’t wait to enjoy a chocolaty treat in Bar Du Chocolat. My Mum and I both ordered a slice of the Chocolate Cake served with ice cream and raspberry coulis and a chocolate milkshake each. I must admit, we probably could’ve done with sharing the cake as I was completely over faced. The milkshake was one of the best I’ve had. We basically rolled out of the cafe we were that full.
I did plan for us to have a nice meal somewhere, we looked into going to Meat Liquor as my Mum has never tried it but we were still so full gone 7pm. We ended up walking from the pier to the Marina which took around 30 minutes. The Marina is home to so many different restaurants like Nando’s, Coast to Coast, TGI Fridays and many more. I checked out Mod Pizza as I’ve heard some great things about the Leeds branch. Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed at all and ended up leaving most of it. My Mum got a Five Guys which I basically drooled over as I wish I’d gone there instead.
The next day we got a taxi straight to The New Club which is right by the British Airways i360 observation tower. I’d heard about this place from Lucinda and it looked like a great place. I’m quite a fussy eater when it comes to breakfast as I don’t eat eggs but decided to just order beans, toast and sausage. My Mum ordered a bacon sandwich which looked lovely. The New Club had a great vibe and lovely views out to sea. I wish we had more time as we would’ve definitely have gone back for cocktails.
It wouldn’t be a trip to the seaside with getting a portion of chips on the pier. If you don’t already know, I actually live by the seaside so I’m quite the expert when it comes to fish and chips. I’d have to say that the Brighton Pier chips don’t live up to what I’m used to. After exploring the pier, we headed back over to The Lanes to Dum Dum Donutterie. I had been recommended this place so many times and after peeking through the window, I couldn’t resist. Many of the doughnuts had already sold out but I went for the Blueberry Creme which was filled with blueberry goodness. This was honestly the best doughnut I’ve ever had. My Mum got the Salted Caramel Cronut which is a mix of Croissant and Dough.
That evening we went back to Brighton Marina as I was invited to try out the brand new Franco Manca restaurant. I’d heard amazing things about Franco Manca’s sourdough pizza and I was unbelievably excited to try them out. I’ve written a full review about my experience at Franco Manca’s Pizzeria here but spoiler alert; they were pretty damn good pizzas.
On our final morning before heading over to Windsor for the next part of our trip, we stopped by The Breakfast Club. I’ve been to the one by Spitalfields Market before and was thoroughly impressed. Looking at their menu the pancakes were standing out to me. I went for the Pancakes and Berries which I didn’t realise how big the stack would be when it arrived. It was thoroughly delicious and I couldn’t help but steal a few home-style potatoes from my Mum’s All American Pancakes. I basically had to be rolled out of the Breakfast Club! It was 100% worth it though!
I’m going to be putting together my Travel Diary next from Brighton so stay tuned! I’m heading to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and I’ll probably be doing another Food Diary so if you have any recommendations – leave them below.
Hope you enjoyed my Brighton Food Diary! Have you been to Brighton & ate at any of these places?