Lifestyle: A Foodie Day in Brighton

I’ve already mentioned it a couple of times on here, but I LOVE Brighton. The atmosphere, the unique shops, the vintage-y house bits and the FOOD. In December I had THE most delicious sandwich, but when me and Libby had a girls day out a few weeks ago when went one step further to damaging my diet. Actually, two steps…

 photo b785ba77-40c4-4066-a26c-c7e8440adb4e_zpszfx0enic.jpg photo 70f42ff4-0781-43a5-a4fc-62746e43b5d7_zpsvjr1x18z.jpgLunch was the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and my first experience of the chain. I have to say I much prefer Bryon, but it was pretty yummy. The burger was a touch dry, improved with the addition of gooey American cheese and plenty of mustard, and for shoestring fries they were rather moreish. My drink was fab and great value, I highly recommend the elderflower fizz. But burger-wise, Byron blows this place out of the water. And now I’m craving a burger…

 photo 8b381d07-5f4a-4e2c-a5f0-d9725b52e740_zpsl08uastb.jpgCome the end of the afternoon we were starting to crave cake, and stumbled across the cutest little teashop. Catwalk Cakes do amazingly themed wedding cakes, but also tasty afternoon tea-style snacks. They also have a good range of gluten-free and vegan choices too. We shared a huge pot of tea, and ordered a gigantic slice of cake each.

 photo 474fca55-5227-4580-8877-a7e3d623ff13_zpsngoet8iz.jpgLibby had the rainbow cake – and multicoloured it certainly was! This was probably the best rainbow cake I’ve tried as despite all the colouring it wasn’t heavy or dry. It was extremely sweet though!

 photo 2015-02-07 18.20.46_zpsnqdsfkbr.jpgI plumped for the Vegan Blueberry Cake, and am desperate to know what they put in their icing – it was so buttery and creamy! The blueberries gave it a lovely tang, they were sharp and fruity, and the whole thing was pleasantly moist. I’m not always a cake person, but if all cakes were like this I’d be converted!

High on sugar we stumbled back to the train station. I might have only lost 2 pounds in weight that week (and many more from my purse in Boots that day…) but it was worth it!

Are you a fan of an afternoon cake? Where’s your favourite spot?

    • ninegrandstudent

      I know, looks so good! x

  • Wow those cakes look delightful!
    I haven’t been to Brighton since I was super young so would love to have a day trip there!

    Rosie
    x

    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      It’s one of my favourite places! x

  • charliewilliam

    This rainbow cake looks so yummy!

    http://charliewilliam.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      It was, though scarily sweet! x

  • Brighton is high on my list of places to visit in the UK, and that teashop is definitely going to be visited when I finally get to go there! Is it wrong that I want both of those cakes? And a burger as well now. Temptress!

    Rachel x

    The Inelegant Wench

    • ninegrandstudent

      It is definitely worth the trip! x

  • That rainbow cake looks so perfect! Definitely worth the calories 😉

    Bxx
    http://www.b-jolly.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh definitely! x

  • Yum! The cakes look so good. I find GBKs are actually really different from branch to branch! Some are really good and some are a bit average – whereas I find Byron are pretty consistently good. I am off to Brighton for Easter so definitely need to take some of your food recommendations! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Ah, that’s a good point! I’m hugely jealous of your Easter now! x