Friday, 17 June 2011

Bill's in Lewes and Brighton

I've just had a much needed break and spent 5 days in Brighton with my mum. While there we went to Bill's Cafe. I've heard a lot about Bill's and really wanted to go there. I nearly went to the one in covent Garden but when I poked my head through the door it was jam-packed full so I went elsewhere, I don't like to wait for an afternoon coffee when there are lots of other places to choose from.
Anyway we went into the Lewes branch for an afternoon coffee and cake, but decided on the Afternoon Tea. Oh what a fab decision it was definately the best scone I have ever had - not dry, slighly warm, a bit crumbly and with really thick clotted cream and tasty jam.
At Bill's in Brighton we had dinner. I had the grilled halloumi and roasted pepper  in a brioche bun. I would never think to have savoury things in a brioche bun, but it was delicious. Mum had a paella, which was tasty but a bit too spicy for me.

On another day we went to Bill's for lunch and had a fab Egg Florentine. Two large slices of lightly toasted bread with spinach and perfectly poached eggs with a very tasty hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds. Very tasty and plenty for lunch. The best drink we had was a hot elderflower cordial with fruit. I like cold elderflower and it was even nicer hot, something I will definately be making at home.

My favourite dessert was the Lamington. A moist square of lamington covered in chunky coconut with vanilla ice-cream and surrounded with a tert fruit compote, in one word - delicious.

So even though we ate at some lovely cafes in Lewes, Hove and Brighton we both liked Bill's the best and would thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my fave places to eat!! Love their veggie breakfast. It's always packed which is a good sign! xx