This place looks fascinating. I must visit................
24 George Street, Brighton BN2 1RH
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Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tues - Wed: 17.00 - 23.30
Thurs - Sat: 12.30 - 23.30
109 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN39 3LB
Fine indian cuisine
10 reviews of Bom-Bane's in English
Well you've already heard about the wackiness of the place, a unique little slice of Brighton. I can also testify to the friendliness of the staff - when our party started taking own the musical instruments from the walls and having our own jam session they seemed to be delighted and joined in... The food for group booking was very plain fare but well made and served in an atmosphere you won't experience very often. Go. Enjoy!
Those with eccentric characters suit this best. I went here with a group from work for our Christmas meal tonight. The food was excellent quality and downstairs had a homey feel. (the back car seat was a little odd) they had singing and offered us to join in however the majority of my colleagues and I are a little too reserved. That aside I had an enjoyable evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food!
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This is a Very Brighton cafe in a Very Brighton street.
The tables have glass tops and under these are Brighton dioramas. But that is just the start of the oddness.
Bom Banes put in music nights and other themed nights - plays, films - and these are then times when it really comes into to its own.
Make sure you book ahead whenever you are planning on going. This place is extremely popular and has a following.
I have just found out that they also do a homework club for secondary school kids every Wednesday 4-6pm. So if you can persuade your Mum/Dad to cough up 7.50 then any teenager can practice at being an eccentric Brightonian.
Bom-Bane's is another Brighton speciality tucked away in a little assuming side street - but its well worth the trek. We were a party of birthday celebrators and quite happy in our own group but we just loved the entertainment that was fresh from their spot at the Edinburgh Fringe! Go and see for yourself
From the plaster figure of a Jane Bom-Bane herself above the front window to the mechanical tables inside, everything about Bom-Banes is eye-grabbing.
Luckily style does not completely swamp content – the menu features hearty Belgian fare which should ensure you leave the restaurant with a full stomach and a head full of music and laughter. At the heart of the cooking here is stoemp –mashed potato, vegetables and, if you like, bacon.
After a plate of stoemp and sausages washed down with Belgian Beer followed by a Big Bombowski (vodka, Kahlua, milk and cream), you might think your mind is playing tricks with you as the entertainment unfolds. Just to prove it isn’t here is the inimitable Jane Bom-Bane performing for the diners.
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thesussexidler, 6 May 2010:
Bom Banes is an absolutely fantastic one of kind place that you'll only find in Brighton. It has a sort of rustic Mediterranean/Moroccan theme with deep colored walls and instruments placed around the place. The menu is primarily Belgian, they also function as a day time coffee house and have regular live music and movie night. The fab feature of this pace is the 'musical evening' where customers are entertained by the staff who burst into song!
This place is utterly unique and full of the quirkiness that you associate with the laid back and whacky side of Brighton. I absolutely loved it!
It’s just stuffed with character. Why, is actually very hard to explain. It’s going to sound weird when I write it. Each table upstairs has eccentric qualities that you won’t see anywhere else (I can’t tell you more as that would spoil the surprise). Which is just like the owners; who are friendly, helpful and crazy. We only went in for lunch but ended up having an impromptu rendition of their fantastic song 'reverse boy’. It’s all totally mad. In a really good way.
They have regular musical and film events which I’m definitely going to go to. Sing-along-a-Wickerman anyone?..
And the food tastes fantastic too. Good European fare with off the beaten track beers and cocktails. But frankly, it all plays second fiddle to the atmosphere in the place. You have to experience it at least once. I bet kids would love it too - they have a homework club on Wednesdays 4-6pm.
Wonderful quirky little place which is only open a few days a week, so check before you head there. The food is delicious and hearty, with a real home cooked feel. Bangers and mash are the best I’ve had in Brighton. The ground floor only has a few tables, one of which has a working model of the pier inside it. Each table has a quirky name. Downstairs is a cosy room that looks like a brilliant space for a birthday party. Well worth checking out.
When in Brighton it definately pays to move inland from the seafront and explore the restaurants to be found there..one such restaurant is “Bom Banes” in George Street…The restaurant is owned by Jane and Nick…who make you feel really at home…the menu is varied with fresh ingredients…I had a beautiful lamb dish with dates,apricots and almonds with cous cous…divine, washed down with an excellent Belgium fruit beer.Here isa typical menu
Rump steak with parsley and garlic butter £5.95
Free-range chicken with roast pepper and almond sauce £5.50
Sausage, caramelised onions and choice of homemade relish (veg option) £4.50
Dishes and Casseroles of the Day from £4.50
Stoemp and Sausages
Mashed potatoes mixed with fresh seasonal vegetables and served with O’Hagan’s ‘Nothing added’ sausages, caramelised onions and Belgian beer gravy (veg option)
1 (large) sausage £6.95 2 sausages £7.95
Tartines (open sandwiches) –
Hummus, slow roast tomatoes and olive £3.75
Goat’s cheese, tapenade and walnut £4.75
Toast with choice of topping £1.50
Cinnamon Toast £1.75
Bom-Bane Plate (share it or have it all to yourself)
Home made hummus, tapenade, red pepper & almond pesto, olives and roast tomatoes, served with bread and salad £5.95
With feta cheese £6.25
Belgian Waffles, hot off the iron
Just the waffle £2.50
- with fresh fruit or cream £3.00
- with both £3.50
Four chocowafflettes £2.50
Ice Cream made with all natural ingredients £2.00
There is however one other reason for going there! The tables there have a life of their own. But I will leave you to discover that for yourself..Enjoy!.
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