Brighton is a vibrant sea side town, only an hours train ride from London. It’s the perfect destination for a day trip away from the big smoke. Brighton reminds me of home (Wellington, New Zealand) as the place is dripping with culture – cute cafes and antique shops line the streets .
Lunch was booked at a place called 64 degrees, a recommendation from one of Kylie’s colleagues. We had no idea what to expect. When we arrived at the restaurant we saw that they only had 3 tables, we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to get in having only booked a few days in advance. Just like most restaurants these days the food is designed for sharing, so of course we ordered the whole menu. The food came out 2 to 3 dishes at a time which was really nice as it gave us time to analyse all of the flavours and really appreciate every element on the plate. Every single plate was drool worthy. One of my favourite dishes was the mackerel, gooseberry and elderflower – something I wouldn’t have normally picked! If you are going to Brighton you have to go here!
After lunch we strolled around the cute streets of Brighton, including the ‘lanes’ (brick paved alleyways twisting in all directions). We spent a lot of time oggling over all of the antique jewellery. Little did I know Kylie was about to receive an engagement ring a week later picked from one of these windows :O
We were still full from lunch and walking it off wasn’t working so we went down to the beach for a lie down and to enjoy the weather – we picked the best day and worst day to go. The weather was stunning but that also meant that half of London was in Brighton.
Situated on the Brighton Pier is a mini carnival with rides and attractions, as it was so busy we decided to stay well clear of the Pier but next time I go back I will have to check it out.
Looks great, will have to put Brighton on my list to visit when I am in London next year!