Updated 19th January 2011. Casa Don Carlos lived up to its reputation again, very welcoming and friendly. Good food and a nice Rioja, which is good as we’re booked there for lunch on Saturday.
25th September. Al Duomo’s also very good. we may go to their music evenings.
11th September 2010. SUMMARY. The ones I’ll always go to:
Casa Don Carlos
Curry Mahal in Portland Road
and in Shoreham By Sea
Indian Cottage Tandoori
The Old Tollgate in Bramber
14th April 2010. Still going regularly to Casa Don Carlos plus also Donatellos for a bit of variety.
31st October 2009. Casa Don Carlos is one of my favourite restaurants. I probably come her every three to four weeks. It’s always good and the people are great. 16th May 2009, and we can add another Indian restaurant, the Eastern Eye, in London Road, near Preston Circus. It’d been a few months since we had Dosas so they were an easy choice and were excellent. Met friends we hadn’t seen for sometime, an excellent party in smart modern Indian surrounds.
14th February 2009, Valentine’s Day. If you want somewhere with exquisite food – gluten free, vegetarian, then we recommend Waves, in Church Road Hove near the Town Hall. We had the South India speciality, Dosas, which are made from lentils and rice, in the form of a large crepe served with coconut chutney and sambar. Another time we’re going to try the Uttapam. Very good value for money.
6th February 2009. Yesterday I was a guest to dinner at the Curry Mahal in Portland Road. Linen tablecloths… and the food was gluten free… all of it except the Bhajis and Naan Bread. I had a meat briyani. Oh yes they also do half litre carafes of wine, that’s 4 x 125l glasses, just right. better than just right, an excellent dinner.
15th January 2009, we went to see ‘Cabaret’ at the Theatre Royal, brilliant and very disturbing, Wayne Sleep and his choreography was outstanding. However beforehand we had lunch at Donatellos, excellent Arrabiata on GF Ligioni, and they serve half bottles of wine.
13th January 2009. Casa Don Carlos served up a delightful Rioja with Tortilla Espanola with Ensalata Mixta, (incidentally I am re-learning Spanish with the intention of having a walking holiday there.) Just what you need at lunchtime.
On one recent visit to Brighton we had a very nice meal at La Strada, just along from the Theatre Royal. So that means Donatellos, Casa Don Carlos, La Strada, Fat Leos and the greek restaurant in Hove are all excellent choices.
27th November 2008, Another visit to Casa Don Carlos again excellent, choose the Chorizo al Inferno, with the house Rioja and you feel as if you’re in Spain.
14th October 2008. First visit to Casa Don Carlos 5, Union Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HA. They say a little piece of Spain in the heart of Brighton and I agree with them. 100% Spanish. I chose Cocida Chorizo, chorizo with lentils, absolutely Spanish and it’s gluten free. Very popular restaurant, so call to book for evenings 01273 327177.
7th July 2008. Another excellent family dinner at Tosca in Shoreham By Sea. It’s wonderful when you can relax and trust the waiters and the chefs.
1st April 2008. The West Quay pub and restaurant in Brighton Marina, JD Wetherspoon, has menus with soe options clearly marked gluten free.
25th March 2008. The Ship Inn, Southwick Street, Southwick, Brighton, on the corner with The Twitten. If you like the ambience of a traditional pub with horse brasses, real ales and all the things we can’t have, then this is the place for you. The landlord and his wife were both horrified that anyone should want gluten free, and then went out of their way to look after me. A lovely lunch and at a remarkably good price.
Updated 14th March 2008. Whilst strictly it’s in Hove, The Indian Summer, Kingsway, Hove, must be included. It’s genuine Indian and the food & decor is excellent.
4th March 2008. This is my ongoing article for restaurants I have visited in Brighton, where they provide a Gluten Free range and where the staff and management act absolutely normally and gracefully, rather than the more usual ‘Man from Out of Space’ style.
First on the list must be Donatellos, in the Lanes, as the one I have been to most frequently. They offer a range of Gluten Free pasta with any of their sauces and willingly check for you with any other dishes you may prefer.
Also the restaurant next to the Theatre Royal, but I need to check the name.
The buffet Breakfast at the Hotel Alias Seattle is absolutely excellent.
The buffet Breakfast at the City College Brighton and Hove is brilliant
The plated Breakfast at Courtlands Hotel is superb, just ask for the ingredients you’d like.
So it’s started, now I’ll keep it up-to-date. 4th March 2008