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#1 ggracing

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

Along with a couple of associates I've discovered The Bucket Cafe. It's just by the derelict pier right on the sea front. Generally open at weekends and when the weather is sound.

The food is exceptional.

It's cafe prices. Their specials are the ones to make favourite. The soup is an odds on winner every time and anything away from the basics is worth trying - I had the best fishcakes I've ever had.

As a price guide the soup, coming with a whole warmed baguette, is £3.50.

It's all down to the Jamaican cook who uses some special ingredients (no not what you're thinking) to add a particular flavour. The Jamaican Plate was exceptional on Sunday!

Well worth trying - highly recommended.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

Ya Mannnnnnnnnnnn

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

I was recommended a visit to Shoreham Airport for a taste of a bygone era and in an art deco environment.

It proved a decent tip - there was a jazz band playing in the Lounge Bar and Dining area, we had decent service and reasonably priced food. High teas were available. There were a couple of fly pasts at close range which was an unexpected treat. Cracking views up to Lancing College.

Open seven days 830am to 600pm - well worth a visit for something just a little different. Puts a whole new meaning to Terminal 3 when you seee it!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

Norah Mac Racing Club Co-Ordinator AND Brighton & Hove Tourist Guide! Great stuff Ross! :beer:

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

Many thanks Gazzam.

An update on the Bucket Cafe. Last week's visit ended in disappointment with the 'chef' having gone awol! Oh well it was good while it lasted.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

Thats a shame! Maybe the "Chef" had a 'bladder' problem? And couldn't produce enough of that 'special ingredient' he put in the soup!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:26 AM

Did you stop for that Pizza in the "Nevill" on the way home last night Ross?
If so! We all need an update on the quality now you are the Norah Mac travel Rep! :cheer:

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

There's little wrong with The Nevill given it's location to the track. that said there's plenty of places with better views down by the sea front. We popped into the Nevill last night just after 10pm. The Head Chef was cleaning the kitchen floor. Top marks for cleanliness but no grub!

The Regency Fish restaurant (by the old pier and the Regency car park) on the sea front for lunch today. Excellent Sea Bream for mrs gg, and Mr Chase enjoyed a lovely fillet of Hake. Two bottles of wine and all had starters - change from 'a ton.' Can't be bad.

Great morning racing as well. The kennel is getting into swing and 'Molly' showed plenty for the future - all heads turned as she was cheered home from her 'ping' by her human mum.

Edited by ggracing, 03 June 2012 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:16 AM

Thats good for the Brighton and Hove economy! You take your CALS PATRON winnings straight to the sea front and spend it!
Good on you and Mick! :big_thumbup:

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

The Giggling Squid.

An endearingly bohemian joint serving very classy Thai food in a relaxed manner.

Priced for those that have backed a few losers, especially their lunchtime menu (12pm to 300pm). Evenings, from 6.00pm booking recommended.

Even if you're not too much of a fan because of the 'spice effect' (like me) give it a try as they have a number of dishes that are not hot but have wonderful flavours.

The Giggling Squid can be found in Church Road, Hove, just beyond Tescos - about five minutes by car from the Stadium