yobear's Qype reviews
3a Waterfront, Brighton BN2 5WA
yobear wrote on 8 June 2012We were here on the Groupon Fish n Chip deal.
Fish was cooked just right but I've had better batters.
As to the chips, I've had much better.
We ordered the Montepulciano wine by the glass which was very reasonable in price, available in all sizes.
The ladies next to us had ordered Steak, which looked huge and served rare.
The menu is extensive, some of the fish dishes sounded lovely.
Service was a little slow but again adequate.
If I was in the Marina and hungry I'd probably go again otherwise I wouldn't make a bee line for the place.
15a Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
yobear wrote on 5 February 2012
I discovered this place via a Groupon promotion and ate lunch here with my partner.
We both had the Momo Special allowing us to sample three different Dumpling fillings which we had with our choice of Udon Noodles along with Green tea all of which we both enjoyed.
It’s a very small space and not really set up as a restaurant. But if you want Dumplings and noodles at a more reasonable price then this place for yourself or with a couple of mates is a must or just takeaway!
53 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
yobear wrote on 25 July 2011
My first visit so I asked for their speciality – they were good as they asked what sort of coffee I liked. I said Black Americano’s but I wanted something different, so I got a Mocha and it was good.
But Mocha’s are not my speciality so I’m going back again to try the Long Black.
Sandwiches and food looks fab. I had a doughnut (lunchtime) and it was dry, hence the mark down.
BUT I’m going back!
Brighton BN1 1HD
yobear wrote on 29 June 2011
For a simple dinner (1 main course) we each got surprisingly small Kao Phad's (no.34 on the menu).
Though the menu says it comes with rice - this dish 'is' simply rice mixed with the ingredients on the menu!
It also says it's served with with soup - which it is but it's a tiny amount!
For the price, I'm sure you can get better value Thai in the area but truly, if I'd know that for £7.95 for a tiny 'Street Thai' dish AND service charge included as standard on top, I'd have gone to Wagamama's or Bill's where they currently offer 2 courses for £9.95 between 5 and 7.
I will say it's tasty.
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Bills Produce Store The Depot 100 North Road, The Depot, Brighton BN1 1YE
yobear wrote on 18 May 2011
Currently offer a TAKEOUT of Porridge and a coffee for £1.95 though if you ask nicely they'll also do a bacon or sausage or egg in ciabatta (instead of the porridge) for the same price!
If you want to eat in, I cannot recommend the veggie breakfast enough - it is utterly moreish and so filling.
14 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HP
yobear wrote on 10 April 2011
I have heard that people think the food in the cafe is expensive however when you realise the chefs at Aloka only source the finest organic/biodynamic ingredients, you can easily forgive these prices - even the salt is Himalayan Pink Rock Salt!
Five us visited the restaurant on the first floor and had such an incredible evening.
The Waitress was very helpful and explained to us how raw food is 'cooked' and we weren't disappointed, in fact we got the chef out at the end of the evening to explain more about how he got the Corn Cakes so crispy as if they were fried but I won't spill the secret here.
All very clever and one final lasting memory was how FULL we were from so LITTLE. The Chef claims this is because the food is so nutritionally dense.
Certainly we all felt very alive/buzzy the next day.
Simply an extraordinary culinary experience in a lovely setting, for the restaurant is individual. Some great design here.
Beats Terre a Terre in my books.
40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
yobear wrote on 1 April 2011
The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff at Fabrica Brighton involves forty speakers pointing inwards as an oval, each speaker being a separate voice of the whole choir.
The piece subtly starts as if you were attending a Classical concert with the choir murmuring between themselves before focussed by the Conductor to sing ‘Spem in Alium’ (1573) a renaissance choral piece by Thomas Tallis.
It is an extraordinary experience as you first try and focus on sub-groups of B&W speakers that ‘sing’ the parts Tallis requires.
When the whole choir of forty sings for the first time in unison one could not help but feel a cold shudder of emotion and the rising fighting need to not be too emotional.
During the fifteen-minute performance a few things happen. First you forget you are listening to a recorded piece for the singers fill and transform the Fabrica space then the magic begins for you are in effect being surrounded by forty singers singing at you breaking the division of stage/audience – you are in some ways part of the choir.
Once you understand this, an urge may come about to walk about and listen to each individual singer’s contribution to the whole. For me there was a childlike joy walking about the ‘choir’ as one chooses, with no one from the gathered audience balking ‘that you can’t do that’ - I chose to walk around the inside of the whole oval.
And that’s what Janet Cardiff wants to share, the spatial nature of music, wanting you to ‘climb inside’ and you can until the end of May.
The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff opens to the public tomorrow, 2 April and runs until 30 May at Fabrica, Duke Street, Brighton.
72-73 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2HA
yobear wrote on 1 April 2011
Came here for lunch on a Groupon: Had a burger with cheese, Pancetta and caramelised onions which was lovely.
Actually there isn't much on the eat-in lunch menu but worth popping in to see what's on.
What really surprised me was how good a deal the take-away sandwiches (£2.50 for free-range Ham and cheese sandwich) and pies (25% off right now making them £2.71 each) were. There's a meal deal with these too!
I went for the Chicken and Ham pie to take away and seriously, it's a winner. Soft pastry, not to thick - SO MUCH meat inside and incredibly tasty.
I hear the loyalty card is very good there - not only for just the coffee (every 6th one free) but lunches!
46 Windsor Street, Brighton BN1 1RJ
130 Queen's Road, Brighton BN1 3WB