The Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton offers a welcoming dining venue with enviable seafront views and delicious food to match…
If you’re local to the Brighton and Hove area, you might be familiar with the Flour Pot Cafe – a cute, nordic-style bakery tucked away in the lanes. Well now they have taken their offerings beyond rustic breads and delicious bakery good to a licensed restaurant in Kings Road Arches next to the Brighton i360 – The Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton.
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If you are already a Flour Pot fan, then the thoughts of their already delicious menu being extended is enough to get you down there, but if you haven’t heard of them before, the enviable seafront location makes it the perfect spot to try it. I headed down on a cold winters day and there were tables sat on the forecourt complete with faux-fur throws and blankets – the ideal coupling for if you want to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and watch the waves.
Instead, I pushed open the door and was greeted with a delicious wave of warmth, smells of freshly baked bread and rich, roasted coffee. The restaurant has a host of delicious offerings both for lunch and dinner, ideal as a place for lunch with friends, dinner with your other half on a candle-lit table, or somewhere to relax with a glass of wine at the end of a day. I headed down for lunch and they had a number of hot offerings such as a lamb stew and spiced carrot and coriander soup as well as cold dishes such as sandwiches and muffins. The menu differs slightly from the dinner menu where you can find a mix of small plates and dishes such as pizzas and skillet-cooked dishes. In the summer you can order your food to takeaway for your very own beach picnic.
Being a cold wintery day, I was desperate to warm up, so ordered the Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton’s spiced carrot and coriander soup and a hot chocolate to start – though the tantalizing cake selection on the counter was hard to tear myself from. (I made a mental note to leave space for a chocolate brownie.) The hot chocolate was deliciously creamy and extra hot just as I had asked for. The soup was packed with flavour, warming the insides from the very first mouthful – and an ideal winter warmer. It was accompanied with croutons and delicious artisan bread that was lightly toasted so it was delicately crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the in and finished with a soft dusting of flour.
I then moved onto one of their savoury muffins – bacon, cheese and sweetcorn. I can be wary of savoury muffins (why go savoury when you can have double chocolate chip instead?!) But I was pleasantly surprised at just how delicious it was. It was light and fluffy and utterly divine.
To finish I rounded off by sampling a couple of their cakes – and again, was not disappointed. The hard part here is choosing what to have as each and every choice looks just as good as the last. Be sure to come here hungry! There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options – just let them know if you have any dietary requirements.
The Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton ticks all the boxes. You can come here to fill your boots with food, for a coffee when it’s cold, or for an ice cold beer when it’s warm. It’s cosy, welcoming and inviting, with the food, drink and location to match. An ideal Brighton eatery no matter the time of day.
The Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton
Kings Road Arches 85-90