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    Cin Cin - Vine Street, Brighton

    Well having almost been brainwashed into going here by our Germanic poster the time was right.

    Firstly a very strange place (to me and Mrs Hut) to eat, only 24 people at anytime and around the bar so no tables etc.

    Starters, we shared cured meat and a Rabbit Crochette and they we both very good especially the crochette and both had mains of Salt Cod Ravioli which again was very pleasant and well seasoned all washed down with a very agreeable bottle of Negroamaro il Pumo.

    I was not great fan of this around a bar business and have to say when we left neither of us felt particularly full so to speak after a two course meal but it would certainly appeal to others however the food was very good, well cooked, seasoned and very tasty.

    I will give it an 8 out of 10 however I am not convinced I would return, simply not my idea of how to eat a meal.
    Brainwashed Its fair to say I am a bit enthusiastic about the things I like. I’m glad you (kind of) liked it though. The around-the-bar-high-chairs and not-feeling-full are common comments. I have been a number of times (20 ish I think) , always to Vine Street and always when I’m needing food en-route to something else. By this I mean the visit is not the event or destination itself. Primarily I eat there before football or if I’m in town in between something and hungry. In and out, and I think it works brilliantly like this. But I can understand why the set up might not work if you want a long meal and conversation. And if there’s four of you forget it. Oh, I always have stater, main and cheese and sometimes two starters; I’m generally sated. The rabbit crochette is great. I presume you had the pesto one? At Christmas they replace this with cranberry sauce which I think works better.

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      Brainwashed Its fair to say I am a bit enthusiastic about the things I like. Iím glad you (kind of) liked it though. The around-the-bar-high-chairs and not-feeling-full are common comments. I have been a number of times (20 ish I think) , always to Vine Street and always when Iím needing food en-route to something else. By this I mean the visit is not the event or destination itself. Primarily I eat there before football or if Iím in town in between something and hungry. In and out, and I think it works brilliantly like this. But I can understand why the set up might not work if you want a long meal and conversation. And if thereís four of you forget it. Oh, I always have stater, main and cheese and sometimes two starters; Iím generally sated. The rabbit crochette is great. I presume you had the pesto one? At Christmas they replace this with cranberry sauce which I think works better.

      Just back from Paris, the Frauís mumblemumble-th birthday. Full match report to follow.
      Yes to the pesto one, I will brainwash you for Riddle and Finns

      Anyway Fish Factory, Worthing next Saturday
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      Yes to the pesto one, I will brainwash you for Riddle and Finns

      Anyway Fish Factory, Worthing next Saturday
      I used to enjoy Riddle and Finns. I haven’t been for some time though; 6 or 7 years. They briefly had a branch near to me in Hove as well. I’ll revisit next season.
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      The Little Fish Market
      This was my second visit, having first been soon after it opened. I wasn't terribly impressed then. There was ambition, good ingredients and, at times, good execution. There was also bad execution, and a disappointing wine list -- including an abomination, an apple ice 'wine' from Canada. It seemed to be trying very hard, but not delivering on its ambition.

      In the intervening three? (four?, five?) years, either it's transformed itself and really got its act together, or I (we) was (were) wrong in our assessment. @CHAPPERS has calmly and persistently opined that it's the best restaurant in Brighton. I think I now agree with that. The ambition's still there, but it's delivered on, and I can only think of two 'errors' in the six courses (plus extras) that we had. One of those was with the bread, which was for the most part good, but slightly undercooked at the bottom -- this could easily have been dealt with by cutting away that bottom part, and we wouldn't have noticed. The other was a dish that one in our party described as one that 'doesn't eat well'. That's an accurate description, it was lots of nice things (crab, potato and olive crisps, dried tomato) that didn't go well together. In contrast, all the other dishes transpired to be more than the sum of their parts. Three in particular stand out. First, one of those extras, which was an egg shell, containing an artichoke puree, egg yolk, smoked haddock and a little bit of passion fruit. Another was the dessert, containing lots of different forms of raspberry that @Guinness Boy has already enthused about on this thread. But the final one was the show stopper, which was fish and chips, with tartare sauce. Quite comfortably the best fish, chips and tartare sauce that the four of us had encountered. The cod(?) was in the most delicate batter, but had been brined for 30 minutes which did something wonderful to its texture -- Mr 'Doesn't Eat Well' thought it was moist, I thought it was firm; either way (assuming it can't be both), it was just extraordinary.

      Still not wild on their wine list, which is about the only aspect that could be improved upon in my view -- the best being an impressive Grillo from Planeta. I can see why it's being talked about in terms of Michelin stars as, on this evidence, it's more than worthy of one.
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      Were you in there today? If so - what time?

      We were in from 3:00 - 4:30ish and made the same observations as you. Bozza junior was quite dismayed at the size of his pizza although they weren't far off adult sizes previously,
      Didn't get in there until around 7pm. Do they still make the kids pizza in a fish shape? Mine are too old now.
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      The GLDHI and I are making a weekend of it in Brighton for the Burnley game. We’ve got Little Fish Market booked for the Saturday evening (going with someone off here - I’ll let him tell you who if he’s so inclined. I’d tell you myself but he can be a bit of a male version of a Princess. Someone else was also invited, but he declined, saying he has to wax his man sack).

      Anyway, I’m after recommendations for:

      Friday dinner
      Saturday (light breakfast, and light lunch; or brunch)
      Sunday (lunch or brunch)

      Not to include: fourth & Church (just been), Chilli Pickle (liked it, but didn’t think it was outstanding), Gingerman group - been to two, meh.

      It’d be nice to put an “ethnic” meal in there somewhere (Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian...??)...

      ... and possibly somewhere where the GLDHI can get a Chilli fix. She has a completely ludicrously high tolerance level - quite happy nibbling on raw birdseye chillis as a snack. This last option is not essential, as my experience is that those places that offer a high Chilli index are usually shit in every other respect.
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      The GLDHI and I are making a weekend of it in Brighton for the Burnley game. We’ve got Little Fish Market booked for the Saturday evening (going with someone off here - I’ll let him tell you who if he’s so inclined. I’d tell you myself but he can be a bit of a male version of a Princess. Someone else was also invited, but he declined, saying he has to wax his man sack).

      Anyway, I’m after recommendations for:

      Friday dinner
      Saturday (light breakfast, and light lunch; or brunch)
      Sunday (lunch or brunch)

      Not to include: fourth & Church (just been), Chilli Pickle (liked it, but didn’t think it was outstanding), Gingerman group - been to two, meh.

      It’d be nice to put an “ethnic” meal in there somewhere (Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian...??)...

      ... and possibly somewhere where the GLDHI can get a Chilli fix. She has a completely ludicrously high tolerance level - quite happy nibbling on raw birdseye chillis as a snack. This last option is not essential, as my experience is that those places that offer a high Chilli index are usually shit in every other respect.
      CinCin would be a good option for dinner (and maybe a lunch, just go for a pasta course). Another dinner option to fulfil the chilli fix is New Era (on Queens St). Szechuan, dirt cheap, some might view it as dirty, but consistently good food.
      I'm not too good on brunch/breakfast, but went to The Grand recently and wouldn't recommend it.
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      The GLDHI and I are making a weekend of it in Brighton for the Burnley game. Weíve got Little Fish Market booked for the Saturday evening (going with someone off here - Iíll let him tell you who if heís so inclined. Iíd tell you myself but he can be a bit of a male version of a Princess. Someone else was also invited, but he declined, saying he has to wax his man sack).

      Anyway, Iím after recommendations for:

      Friday dinner
      Saturday (light breakfast, and light lunch; or brunch)
      Sunday (lunch or brunch)

      Not to include: fourth & Church (just been), Chilli Pickle (liked it, but didnít think it was outstanding), Gingerman group - been to two, meh.

      Itíd be nice to put an ďethnicĒ meal in there somewhere (Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian...??)...

      ... and possibly somewhere where the GLDHI can get a Chilli fix. She has a completely ludicrously high tolerance level - quite happy nibbling on raw birdseye chillis as a snack. This last option is not essential, as my experience is that those places that offer a high Chilli index are usually shit in every other respect.
      You could consider https://www.luckykhao.com/ for Friday, it's on my list but not tried it. Ticks your chilli box too. Early review here - https://www.thegraphicfoodie.co.uk/2...-brighton.html.

      I always recommend Mange Tout for brunch but that's because it's good. Oh and I really like Wolfies for breakfast if you are in/near Hove.
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      You could consider https://www.luckykhao.com/ for Friday, it's on my list but not tried it. Ticks your chilli box too. Early review here - https://www.thegraphicfoodie.co.uk/2...-brighton.html.

      I always recommend Mange Tout for brunch but that's because it's good. Oh and I really like Wolfies for breakfast if you are in/near Hove.
      Thanks v much.

      I was really liking the look of Lucky Khao (oh, the wit) review, until I got to the bit where they said that the music was so loud the waitress had to shout to make herself heard. Thatís just a insta-no for me. Shame.

      The other two are added to the (currently short) list for consideration.
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      The GLDHI and I are making a weekend of it in Brighton for the Burnley game. We’ve got Little Fish Market booked for the Saturday evening (going with someone off here - I’ll let him tell you who if he’s so inclined. I’d tell you myself but he can be a bit of a male version of a Princess. Someone else was also invited, but he declined, saying he has to wax his man sack).

      Anyway, I’m after recommendations for:

      Friday dinner
      Saturday (light breakfast, and light lunch; or brunch)
      Sunday (lunch or brunch)

      Not to include: fourth & Church (just been), Chilli Pickle (liked it, but didn’t think it was outstanding), Gingerman group - been to two, meh.

      It’d be nice to put an “ethnic” meal in there somewhere (Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian...??)...

      ... and possibly somewhere where the GLDHI can get a Chilli fix. She has a completely ludicrously high tolerance level - quite happy nibbling on raw birdseye chillis as a snack. This last option is not essential, as my experience is that those places that offer a high Chilli index are usually shit in every other respect.
      Mange Tout for brunch - really, really good and handy for pre-match pubs and the train.

      (I have a vague feeling that you've been there with me before though, but I could be wrong)

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