Brighton is probably one of my favourite places to visit for a day out. It is crammed with cool and quirky independent shops, tons of delicious places to eat – all being a stones throw from the seaside with its iconic pier. My family and I took a little trip down to Brighton one rainy Wednesday in December and here are a few snapshots from our very enjoyable day by the sea. I say little, it is a two hour car journey. But well worth it to visit this unique town on the south coast of England.
Food For Friends
Sitting in a car for hours can make you quite hungry! When we arrived we headed straight for lunch at Food For Friends. This is Brighton’s original vegetarian restaurant (since 1981). My mum and sister are both vegetarians and I have eaten here before, so was quite happy to visit again for a spot of tasty lunch.
Food For Friends: 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HF
The festive menu looked so appetizing but I knew from past experience their coconut and butternut curry was pretty amazing, so that is what I went for again.
My sister Vicky and I waiting patiently.
My mum looking pretty happy with her elderflower fizz.
Vicky with her hot ginger and spice non-alcoholic beverage.
This is the coconut and butternut curry – grilled baby fennel, romenesco, thai basil served with black sticky rice & plantain crisps (GF/V). So delicious!
When in Brighton I think visiting the pier is a must, even if it’s pouring with rain and the wind nearly blows you into the sea.
A pigeon ready to take your order.
The famous Brighton Pier.
The tinsel on the pier was a nice festive touch.
I’m sure seagulls in Brighton are bigger than regular seagulls.
A bit too cold for Brighton rock today.
The light up igloo in the town centre.
Vicky, mum and myself looking absolutely freezing.
Posing in the igloo.
Graffiti and a random pair of shoes?
I love the street art around the city.
After a little exploring, we stopped for a much needed cup of tea and piece of cake at Coffee Tree in the North Laine. This is their very mouth watering caramel layer cake.
Coffee Tree: 47 Gardner Street | North Laines, Brighton BN1 1UN
A trip to Brighton is not complete without walking down the laines. There are 400 independent shops, cafés and entertainment venues in this unique and vibrant part of the city.
So many interesting shops.
Cakes in the window of Cloud 9.
Brighton is such a colourful city.
I loved the little festive touches dotted around.
There is really something here for everyone.
I hope you enjoyed a few of my snapshots from the day. Have you visited Brighton before? What is your favourite thing to do whilst you are there? Let me know what you thought in the comments!