What a hidden gem this is….. The food, oh my life, is massive! Smoked! And truly delicious.
Me and Lee both live our food! I know people say that, but they never mean it as we do. We’re not completely satisfied until we have to roll us out the door. Hehe
Smokeys of Brighton is in a great place, right on the seafront of Brighton and Hove. However, it is set slightly back off the main road and down from street level. You could without knowing walk straight past (which you would seriously regret).
Parking isn’t too much of an issue; you are sandwiched between Regency Square and Churchill Square (personally, cost wise its cheaper at Regency Square (at the time of writing this)).
Smokey’s was one of the best places to feed our obsession; we went for starters. I had a quesadilla and Lee had crispy potato skins. Both were good, lovely depth of flavour but mine was a little large for a starter I think.
As we are greedy guts and wanted to try various things on the menu, we went for the sharing platter. These large dishes came out the first was a fruit bowl containing probably enough chips (fries) for six people, the second had a great selection of smoked BBQ meats, and the last was a family sized coleslaw. This also came with every condiment under the sun including their very own Smokey BBQ sauce. Yum Yum.
Prices at Smokeys
I suppose I have to mention that the price does reflect the portions given, our bill came to way over £50 quid. It is a downside but one I would happily go back for a special treat, but not somewhere we would be able to eat regularly.
It looked so impressive on the table, and we certainly didn’t fear that we would go home hungry this night.
The atmosphere was excellent; the low lighting gave it a sense of sophistication. However, the tables were quite close together so any conversation you had would never be private when the restaurant was quieter. However would easily get lost with a packed venue.
When we went, it was barely quiet, but instead of other restaurants packing you in close together, Smokeys of Brighton spread you out, so you still had that level of privacy.