Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sam’s of Brighton

I’m always on the hunt for new restaurants to try out in Brighton. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been to every single last one of them, so it’s always a treat when I discover an untouched treasure! Marcus actually found this one – Sam’s of Brighton in Kemp Town.

On our way to the restaurant we spotted behind us the most beautiful sunset. It’s easy to take these things for granted and carry on walking past, but we turned back and walked towards the seaside just to get a better view. We are so blessed to live in a beautiful town, where we can see the sea everyday. It’s always worth taking a second just to appreciate something and savour the moment, even if it does take a few minutes or even seconds out of your day!


When we arrived at the restaurant, we immediately felt welcomed by the friendly staff. It’s clear to see the staff here are like a family, with their photographs proudly displayed on the walls. We were seated at a small candle lit table for two.

The menu is one where I could’ve easily ordered anything! It certainly made it hard to decide what to order – do I go for the Thai spiced monkfish & coconut curry or the courgette, feta & mint filo parcel? 

OR do I completely throw a spanner in the works and choose the roast rump of lamb?! After much debating, I chose the latter; Roast rump of South Downs lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, warm spiced aubergine, tomato & corriander salad & Greek yoghurt. Delicious. See for yourself…


Marcus on the other hand had no trouble deciding what to order, as soon as he saw the word ‘steak’ on the menu! You can see his in the background (I was clearly too interested in my own meal to get a snap of his!) – Char grilled Scotch rib-eye steak with hand cut chips, slow roast tomatoes, salad, wild garlic butter & red wine sauce.


I love nights like these. A glass of red wine, a plate full of finger-licking good food, a beautiful sunset to gaze at, and of course the person sitting opposite you.