What We Ate in Brighton – Day 1

After a long 5 hours of travelling by train, we finally arrived in Brighton. By the time we arrived we were starving, exhausted and irritated by the heat.

After checking into our hotel, we walked to Ephesus which is a Turkish restaurant.

For starters we got the Meze Platter 3 which consisted of sucuk (Turkish Sausage), borek (Pastry filled with Feta Cheese), Calamari and Falafel. This came with fresh Turkish Village Bread and a small platter of Cacik (Tzatziki), Olives & an unidentifiable very hot dip (kind of like Harissa but more extreme). The starters was ok the best part of it was the Borek and Falafel (which was warm, crispy, flavourful and not dry). The Sucuk was good but not the best I’ve ever had. The Calamari was decent. The Bread was fresh and soft which was great for scooping up dips.

The main was also a sharing platter (for two). This came with Adana Kebab, Lamb Shish, Chicken Shish, Lamb Ribs, Chicken Wings served with Salad and Bulger. This was as good as most Turkish places we’ve been to.

This is a good place to go to with a family as you can get a meal for 4 for around £50. The customer service is really good.

Food / Drink: 7/10

Food Options: 6/10

Environment: 9/10

Value for Money: 8/10

Customer Service: 9/10

Later we went for dessert at Sprinkles Gelato Brighton due to all the positive reviews and hype. We finally decided on ordering the Choc Heaven Sundae, Summer Sky Smoothie and the It Takes Two To Mango Ice Cream Float.

The Choc Heaven Sundae is great for sharing between two or even three people! This is probably the best sundae we’ve ever had due to the really good quality chocolate gelato. This is the first time we’ve ever had gelato but if all gelato is a good as this we would choose this over ice cream any day. This dessert is a serious treat and obviously catered for milk chocolate lovers.

The It Takes Two To Mango Ice Cream Float was a pretty interesting concept. It tasted really refreshing at the start but once the Mango Sorbet melted and integrated with the Sprite it didn’t taste as good.

The Summer Sky Smoothie consisted of blended passion fruit, peach and mango. It a pretty good Smoothie and probably one of the better ones we’ve had at a dessert place (or anywhere that doesn’t specialise in Smoothies).

For the three things that we ordered it had cost us £15.40. Considering the quality of the products, presentation, customer service, location, serving sizes and quality of seating this is a reasonable price. If you ever come to Brighton you should definitely try this place especially for its gelato.

Food / Drink: 9/10

Food Options: 9/10

Environment: 9/10

Value for Money: 9/10

Customer Service: 9/10

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