Waking up with a hangover after your first night in Brighton is less than ideal. However, when it leads YOU to stumble upon a heavenly brunch venue just around the corner from your hotel, you just about forgive past you. It’s almost enough of an excuse to make future you want to be hungover, just so you have an excuse to go back (which we did, after a night at BYOC). Introducing The New Club, where I’m pretty sure you HAVE to have a beard to get a job! If you’re hungry, look away now…
We rocked up feeling less than fresh to be greeted by a brooklyn-esque bar, a simple menu with a few brunch + burger options and even more exciting (though what is more exciting than brunch??) a list of hard brunch beverages and much needed hang over cures. I skipped past the usual bloody mary and was tempted by the breakfast club with bacon vodka but plumped for the hard OJ in the end. That turned out to be an excellent decision: refreshing and fruity with a dash of vodka to whip my hangover into shape! A rather delicate Jamie went with a double shot cappuccino which went down rather well. Brownie points for rich, smooth coffee!
I was a little disappointed by the lack of eggs benedict on the menu but I do ALWAYS choose it so I guess it was time for a change. Luckily, the potato hash with fried egg and crispy bacon did the trick. Jamie opted for a full english which looked equally delish! It’s certainly not a greasy spoon style breakfast. That bacon deserves many close-ups; it’s the crispest I’ve had outside of America! We pottered off after finishing with rather happy tummies and feeling a lot less worse for wear.
After a few too many cocktails that evening, it became abundantly clear that we would become temporary regulars at The New Club. Our second visit was a little later in the afternoon the next day so I went for a Passionfruit Caipirinha, my current favourite drink to order (after a long island of course). Jamie doesn’t handle hangovers quite as well so decided to go for a thick and creamy chocolate shake and yet another glorious coffee. Time for food? The dirty burger and truffle mac and cheese called out to me whilst Jamie stuck with the full english.The burger was good but didn’t quite blow my mind the way that mac and cheese did. Perfectly balanced flavours + uber gooey cheese = a rather happy Lucinda. It certainly wasn’t around for long!
That fact that we just kept going back for more is a testament to The New Club! You don’t normally catch me eating in the same place when I’m away for the weekend but we just couldn’t resist! If your nearby, it’s definitely worth popping in.
Have you eaten at The New Club before? Do you like the sound of bacon vodka? Have you travelled to Brighton? Tell me about it in the comments below!
A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!