Random Questions: Brighton Fukers


generic_guy
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9284 posts since 16/9/02

31 Dec 2008 20:06
Going to Brighton for a few days with the ball and chain from the 1st (coming back the 6th) and wanted some local info if poss (been before but not for a while).

Cheap place to park? Probably won't actually use the car much when we're there so doesn't need to be central, don't fancy paying £15 a day though.
Anything on that we might fancy? Thinking of StoneLove on the Friday but not sure if we'd feel too old?
A low-key hip hop night would be good if there are any on.
A gym that is open to anyone (preferably where they won't want an induction before using it)?
Any restaurants you'd recommend?
Any shops we might not find just from wandering around or we shouldn't miss?
Anything else you think we should see or do?

Apologies for all the questions!
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

31 Dec 2008 20:56
Don't forget to 'do' Hove - nice bars up nr Palmeira Sq. I actually prefer it up that end to Brighton proper.

Dog track is good for a craic and a few beers.

You shouldn't really fail to have a good time in Brighton though - just a nice walk up to the Marina or Hove Lawns does the trick for me.

You could try the Moma Cherris Soul Food thing that was on Gordon Ramsey: http://www.brightonlife.com/american-restaurants/momma-cherris-soul-food-shack-100051.html

Don't forget the strip of restaurants on Preston St - China Garden is a v good old school Chinese:
http://www.brighton-eating.com/379.htm


seenmy
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6533 posts since 17/6/06

31 Dec 2008 22:14
parking wise if you dont mind a walk out of town park on one of the roads up from the level (big park with skate park etc in) go up southover street and you should find somewhere on one of those roads where you can leave it relativly safely for a few days just be sure to check any restrictions but when i lived there that was always the closest to central free parking.
generic_guy
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9284 posts since 16/9/02

31 Dec 2008 22:46
Great, thanks for all the info.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

2 Jan 2009 17:43
my mate recommends bistro du vin, french food say its fucking ace
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Jan 2009 18:02
dont go to 'loves' fish restaraunt.
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

7 Jan 2009 13:35
Anyone know if this gaff is ok? Booked up last night but thinking it might be a bit now Puzzled

http://www.greyshotel.co.uk/
Luke
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5711 posts since 21/1/03

7 Jan 2009 13:58
Looks ok and location is alright… i've always stayed in cheap places to the west of the pier and they have always been fine. What's the occasion?
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

7 Jan 2009 14:03
valentines, i've only been once and i was there for about 4 hours for a gig so don't know the area at all. Glad its an alright location. Cheers luke
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jan 2009 14:05
im sure he will love it there mate, good work.


p.s wonder how the bargainator got on, looking forward to his smudges, wonder if he hooked up with mura, jack, seenmy or jake??
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

7 Jan 2009 14:09
In the photographer's thread GG and Jake arranged a meet, I wasn't invited Cry
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

7 Jan 2009 14:13
Oh yeah, and MoB, the area, and that gaff's fine, I stayed about 2 streets over last year for Valentines.

Out of your street, straight over the road is a restaurant called 'Terraces', big glass walled place overlooking the sea. Looks nice, but don't be fooled, the food there is utter shite. Everything's served on a 'bed of jasmine rice' and the bowl or bread cost about £4.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jan 2009 14:30
valentine fuk hook up for you two, get murak involved and do a table for six somewhere??
generic_guy
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9284 posts since 16/9/02

7 Jan 2009 14:34
Had a lovely time.
Didn't hear back from Jake in the end. No-one else suggested meeting up.
Took some nice shots in Sealife (if MoB or anyone fancies going book through lastminute.com for 1/2 price entry) and some nice seagull action Cool will put pics up when I've sorted them out.
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

7 Jan 2009 14:37
Noble Locks wrote: im sure he will love it there mate, good work.
Cunt Laughing out loud
thoMASSS
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541 posts since 4/9/07

7 Jan 2009 14:45
Greys Hotel is a good choice…good food especially. I havn't stayed there but only heard great things about it. It isn't so big that it feels impersonal either.

I think I'm taking my bird to the Hotel Du Vin/Bistro Du Vin for valentines. Definately a place to check out if you havn't already been. Expensive for non-Londoners but worth the price. The wine prices are a bit rape, especially as it could be a £4 bottle from Sainsbo's for all I know.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jan 2009 14:48
MoB wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: im sure he will love it there mate, good work.
Cunt Laughing out loud
took your fucking time Laughing out loud

tho seriously i bet that hotel is run by jeremy and jonathan who will be wiating up for you when you get in at night to meet and greet you and ask if you ahd a lovlee evening etc Smiling
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

7 Jan 2009 14:57
Noble Locks wrote:
MoB wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: im sure he will love it there mate, good work.
Cunt Laughing out loud
took your fucking time Laughing out loud

tho seriously i bet that hotel is run by jeremy and jonathan who will be wiating up for you when you get in at night to meet and greet you and ask if you ahd a lovlee evening etc Smiling

Guy(terry sessions Laughing out loud ) i spoke on the phone to sounded very light on his feet.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jan 2009 15:01
Laughing out loud

glad you posted this shizzle tho, just reminded me i needed to get my arse in gear…i just got the last available room at my second home in reading (phew, thank fuck for that)
Murakami
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13307 posts since 9/5/05

7 Jan 2009 15:17
I dont do posh anything , this is my favourite gaff to eat in Brighton and its cheap as chips

http://www.donatello.co.uk/