I almost don’t want to write this post as I don’t want to let the world in on this. But part of me feels really mean not sharing how good this place is. The other part just wants to stop writing and head to The Witchez in Brighton and just eat whatever is put in front of me. This place is AMAZING!
The Witchez looks very unassuming from the front. It’s down a few steps right on Brighton’s Seafront. Inside it’s quite small – hence take the hint – if you want a table, you are going to have to book. But I expect the boutiquey nature of the place is what contributes to its excellent service and mind-numbingly good food. We were recommended the place by the hosts at the place we were staying in Brighton and they couldn’t have got it more spot on.
The place advertises it’s self as a photo design café restaurant, so naturally on arrival I see there are hundreds of photos all around the interior. The bar is stacked high with old books, candles, lanterns and other witch/Halloween related paraphernalia.
We ordered the ‘Little Hooves’ which is potato dumplings with beef stew and gherkins and ‘Lamblicious Steaks’ which are lamb steaks marinated in fresh rosemary and garlic, served with pan-fried aubergine and lemon & coriander couscous. As I’m not a fan of coriander, I asked if there was another option and there was. I chose to have my lamb steaks with chip. Ooh yummy. We couldn’t wait.
When the food arrived, it smelled amazing. My lamb steaks were huge! My husband’s Little Hooves dish looked so delightful. I don’t think my pictures do the dishes justice, but it was quite hard to get a good shot because of the lighting.
The food tasted even better than it looked – which was no mean feat! As much as I wanted to, I couldn’t eat all of the delicious lamb dish – I think the portion was pretty huge. But that was at the delight of my husband, who also tucked into a dessert. But I’ll be honest and say I might have had a taste or two of his dessert. Two stomachs right. One for main and one for a taste of sweet…
The meal cost £52 including drinks and was honestly one of the nicest meals out we’ve ever had. At the end of our meal, we were recommended some other places by the team there, but we were quite full so we retired back to our accommodation. I can’t wait to stay in Brighton again and go back The Witchez.
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