Mother’s Day 2016 in a 1920s speakeasy with a 5 year old you say? Sure why not!
I have to give a shout out to Dirty Blonde just off Brighton sea front, local families may have walked past it many times and not dreamed of going inside- but I say do it! It has the look of a old prohibition era joint- combined with an intriguing curiosity store. Not for the little ones you’d think, but DB welcome kids, they even let them eat free on Sundays. Check it out next time you fancy a meal out, if not to enjoy the decadent setting, go for the cheap deals – check their website as they have offers all week (ribs, burgers, quite a decent looking menu). We had an outstanding roast £10 per adult, though mums ate free. Also well worth noting, the veggies were bottomless and were pretty darn good. Whilst we ate, in our extremely cosy booth (Mr C tried to take a nap..), we took in the music from Dirty Blonde’s excellent musicians-gorgeous chilled Sunday fare. My 5 year old loved taking it all in, the restaurant and bar has all kinds of trinkets dotted around (some of which you can buy and take home), we looked at antique lockets, a peacock feather head dress, an old gramophone… so glam, I absolutely loved it. I would say take your big kids or babe in arms, its not the sort of place for weaning babies, high chairs and food fights, but great for mums and dads who want to get out and eat something other than pizza. At night time its undoubtedly a completely different crowd, the cocktails look fab and I for one want to go back to sample a few, you know just in the name of research. Thanks for a great mothers day lunch Dirty Blonde, this brunette was very impressed. Lx
(H would not put down her chocolate pud for one second, best shot I could get!)