How To Spend A Weekend In Brighton…

Brighton is becoming one of my favourite seaside getaways. Being around an hour travel from London by train, it makes it the perfect place to escape for a weekend. I recently went to Brighton for a birthday surprise planned by my boyfriend and it was so lovely and relaxing. We had been to Brighton before and so knew a few places to visit…. which mostly involved eating, relaxing and strolling along the beautiful pebbled beach. So, I thought I would write about my top picks from spending a weekend in Brighton. These I think you will like…

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Where to stay…

After a short train trip arriving at Brighton station (which btw had the cutest flower stall selling pretty tin can posies)… we arrived at our Airbnb . We had stayed in a Brighton airbnb before and we just feel like you get a bit more for your money and it is generally more homely. Obviously, this stay was a little more luxurious…. champagne on arrival and goodies such as avocado and fresh from the local bakery focaccia awaiting us in the fridge. The host for this accommodation was just perfect!

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Where to stroll…

After arriving in paradise and dropping off our luggage we made a beeline from the beach. Not only is the beach lovely in itself, there are cute gift shops at The West Pier Arches near to the new i360. I particularly liked lavender /room as it contained all sorts of little gems to made your home look that little bit more special. I love all these cute local shops that you don’t get everywhere else.

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Where to eat…

On our first day, we went to 42 Juice (which I had heard such great things about from the blogging world)… this place knows how to make a great juice! We got a “I am Skinny Green” (pineapple, cucumber, spinach, apple and lime) and a “I am Healing Roots” (carrot and turmeric). Both were delicious and it has restored my faith in green juices! Perfect to enjoy whilst walking along the beach! 42 juice is situated in the famous “lanes” which I also thoroughly recommend checking out.

I was treated to the most gorgeous birthday meal at Terre à Terre, an insanely delicious vegetarian restaurant. I am not a vegetarian but I much prefer vegetarian food and I thought it was so sweet of my boyfriend to book this for us! The food was outstanding and made vegetarianism look indulgent and luxurious – just the way it should be celebrated! We shared all the food we ordered (like we usually do hehe) and chose some stunning options.

Our menu…

KFC – Korean fried cauliflower with lots of delicious accompaniments such as khol rabi and pickled mirin ginger jelly.

Sneaky Peeking Steamers – Steamed rice buns filled with Szechuan marinated halloumi and Asian greens.

Chimchimney – Soufflé and Sooty Tops Brighton Blue double baked soufflé served with items like baked Jerusalem artichokes and salt toffee apple tattie pave pie.

Churrosimo – Cinnamon sugar dusted churros served with vodka cherries, delicious sauces – caramel and dark chocolate – and a freeze-dried raspberry garnish.

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We had lunch at i gigi cafe on our last day. It is a cute little cafe hidden in the upstairs of the i gigi shop below. The food is just stunning and perfect for that sophisticated but homely vibe boasting fresh delicious produce. We both had apple juice – one sharp and one sweet – yes, they do different varieties of apple juice! I had grilled tomatoes and a poached egg on toast. My boyfriend had a Welsh rarebit cheese scone with a ham and pear salad. Seriously yummy.

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Julien Plumart do the most delicious macaroons. When is it not appropriate to share a sneaky macaroon? We had a banana and chocolate macaroon and it was seriously flavoursome. This Brighton find is such a lovely place to buy a memorable present for someone special or to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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If you are looking for a treat of ice cream then I can thoroughly recommend Boho Gelato. With the likes of Zoella loving this place then why not? We didn’t have any ice cream this time we went but the Carrot Cake flavour was my favourite last time we were in Brighton.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite Brighton hot spots?

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13 Comments

  1. 21st June 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Great post! Lovely photos, and it looks like you had an amazing time! The last time I visited we stopped in Dum Dum Donutterie, and the cronuts were to die for! Highly recommend going there!

    • 21st June 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it! Brighton is such a great place to go. I just love the atmosphere there! Hehe, we did walk past Dum Dum Donutterie but we couldn’t fit any more food in. We’ve been to the one in London though so we thought we would go there instead on a sneaky doughnut day.

  2. 21st June 2017 / 4:34 pm

    This looked like a lovely weekend away!! I really want to visit Brighton but i live in the North East so i would have to travel down which would take a couple of hours! I will definitely go one time though! 🙂

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    • 23rd June 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you! It was such a lovely weekend! I felt very spoilt. Aww, hopefully one day you will get to visit Brighton. It’s definitely worth the trip and there is so much to do there so no chance to get bored. We went when the weather was wet one time but still managed to hang out in cute cafes and have a little stroll along the promenade.

  3. 21st June 2017 / 9:58 pm

    It’s so sweet of your boyfriend to treat you to such a lovely weekend away! The airbnb you stayed in looks incredible with those views and the extra touches – just how a getaway should be! <3 Thank you for your tips on where to eat as well – I especially loveeee the look of the i gigi cafe! And like you, I'm also obsessed with little gift and homeware shops – I could literally spend hours in them until Dave has to drag me out hahaha. It sounds like you had the loveliest birthday! I'm so happy for you ☺️ xxx

    • 23rd June 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you! Hehe it was so sweet of him. He is a keeper for sure! I would definitely recommend airbnb. You just get so much more value for your money. Also, for some reason, hotels aren’t as good I find in Brighton. Although, there are still some great ones too. You’re welcome on munching suggestions! You would love i gigi! It’s so home from home feeling and the staff are lovely. Hehe, I know what you mean about spending hours in homeware shops! xxx

  4. 20th July 2017 / 6:28 pm

    all this food looks amazing! will have to check some of these places out next time I head to Brighton

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    • 24th July 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Totally recommend checking out these places! Hope you like them! Brighton is such a lovely place to visit.

  5. 17th August 2017 / 11:55 am

    Lovely photos! I live in orkney so it’s super expensive to travel. One day I will travel to Brighton though. I’ve always thought it’s a lovely place. Love this post x

    • 22nd August 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Aww thank you so much! Really hope you get to visit one day. Orkney is quite far! … but it looks a lovely place too!

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