A bank holiday weekend is the perfect excuse to get away and take advantage of your extra day off. Last weekend the boyf & I went to Brighton for a short break from Friday-Monday – The excitement was real!
I’ve put together a little Brighton travel guide including all my favourite things we got up to!
I’ve been to Brighton before but not for a good couple of years so I was looking forward to exploring the city and eating at all the restaurants I’d heard about through friends (TripAdvisor).
We drove down after work on the Friday evening and I was honestly expecting hours worth of traffic but we managed to get there in 1 hour 40 minutes which was just the best start to our weekend!
With the weather being so damn unpredictable lately, I pretty much packed twice over – one set of summer clothes and one set of winter clothes. We were so lucky though, Saturday and Sunday were perfect. Bright and warm with no rain.
What we got up to
*Eating features strongly here*
On our first night we ate at Alfresco which is right on the seafront and when you’re inside you actually kind of feel like you’re on a boat #dreams. With the gorgeous views and even more gorgeous Italian food, we were in our element and excited to start off our weekend!
On the Saturday we played crazy golf, went on the Brighton Ferris Wheel, ate crepes on the pier and shopped! We had dinner that night at 24 St George’s Street which was a kind of posh, not massive portions restaurant which was fine for me but not for my 6″3 hungry boyf – kind of expensive for what you got but perfectly yummy.
On Sunday we had a huge breakie at All Bar One, played crazy golf again and shopped some more! During our day we strolled passed Indian Summer and decided to book a table for later that evening and woooowwww are we glad we did. Easily our best meal in Brighton, the menu was unreal, not a Korma in sight (although it’s totally fine if that’s what ya into). The dishes were so different but not in a confusing, offputting way, we wanted to try them all!
After our dinner on Sunday we headed a couple of doors down to Dirty Blonde for some cocktails, I would definitely recommend this place, especially if you’re going with a big group of friends looking for a night out.
On Bank Holiday Monday our luck with the weather changed, but we didn’t mind as we (just me) were slightly hungover and planning to head home that afternoon. We’d tried to go to The Breakfast Club on the Sunday but there was a queue. On Monday the queue was much smaller so we waited and it only took 5 mins. It was pure curiousness which lead us to eat there as I’ve seen people queuing in London before. Now our breakfasts were delish, as were the milkshakes and we had really good service but I still feel like I’m missing something with the queuing up in the rain?? Answers on a postcard please.
Things to definitely do in Brighton
Shop – The shops in Brighton are so lovely. If you haven’t been you won’t understand the prettiness of the lanes and streets that you can stroll down for hours. We did so much walking!
Eat – I think I’ve harped on about the restaurants enough so I won’t say any more.
Go on the ferris wheel and pay £2 extra for an alcoholic bevvy! – We chose to pay £2 more and got a wine or beer each, a nice little marquee to sit in while everyone else queued and some fantastic pictures (yes we bought the keyrings and fridge magnets….)
So that was my very foody weekend in Brighton, if you visit let me know what you thought of it and let me in on any places I missed!
FYI! – I have ordered the Olympus PEN so no more rubbish pics (seriously, I’m sorry about them) and I should have that by the end of Sept (I wanted the white one and I can’t have it until then, booo)