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Restaurant & Hotel Reviews

Pret, London & Brighton, UK

Restaurants Posted on Mon, July 08, 2019 05:05PM

Pret is one of the largest chain eateries in the UK and they have over 450 outlets worldwide. They’re deservedly popular and if we’re looking for lunch but can’t find a vegan restaurant that we like the look of, our choice is either Pret or the smaller chain of Leon’s. There are several veggie choices at Pret including sandwiches, baked goods and salads and a great many healthy, organic, tasty drinks. Here’s a look at what we ate in Brighton. The receipt is shown so you can have an idea of what’s available, and the price.
Above you can see our dairy-free turmeric drink with a touch of warmth from ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. They’re made with rice-coconut milk alternative instead of milk.
There are lots of vegan eateries in Brighton but the problem is at the moment either they’re out of the town centre, or they’re fine dining (which we don’t want at lunchtime), or that their seating is limited, and since we were had much to see and enjoy and time was limited we chose Pret because you can walk right in and take a seat (or get your food to go and sit in the park or on the beach if you prefer). Pret are a far easier, more convenient option and the food is fresh, well priced and tasty, too.

Note, if you’re eating in the restaurant your food will cost you more than if you take away.

You can check the Pret menu, locations and their policies in sustainability and organic produce here –

Leon’s in London & Brighton, UK

Restaurants Posted on Mon, July 08, 2019 04:00PM

There are a great many locations of this popular chain restaurant. We ate at the one just outside Tate Modern in London first, it’s so handy if you’re visiting the art gallery. I like to spend a lot of time looking at the exhibitions – they had 2 on the day we visited that I wanted to see – but I can’t do it in one viewing so it’s essential I have a break between exhibitions. The food at the art gallery is quite pricey and of limited choice so the fact that there’s a good value option right outside that gives me several veggie and vegan options was fantastic.

The second Leon’s we ate at was in central Brighton. Just as good as the London branch, and with the same perks, such as, if you bring your own mug the coffee is cheaper, and on the day before the city marathon (in London as well as Brighton) they’ll give our free rice boxes to runners. Basically all you have to do is turn up with your runner’s bib number and they’ll hand over a carb loading lunch. Very cool.
The food is great and fresh, the vibe is fun, check out the Leon’s website to discover the menu and branch locations –

Travelodge Brighton Seafront, UK

Accommodation Posted on Mon, July 08, 2019 03:50PM

Travelodge Brighton Seafront
West Street, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 2RE, United Kingdom
Sat nav postcode: BN1 2RE
Tel: 08719 846405

We’ve become accustomed to the veggie buffet breakfast’s at Travelodge being excellent quality and value, and the one we enjoyed at this Brighton hotel did not disappoint!

There are also plenty of choices for meat eaters as well. The food was freshly cooked and always tasty. It’s a great way to fill up at the start of the day on quality food and it’s served up in a nice environment.
The hotel location is very good – just 3 minutes walk from the seafront promenade, 10 minutes to either the Pier, the Lanes or the town centre and a 20 minute walk to the central train station.

We had a room on the 8th floor which was very quiet and with great views. There are few frills in the room but there is everything you might need, the bed was comfy and everything is clean.

The location is so useful, you don’t have to worry about leaving for the day and taking everything with you. We popped out to the Pavilion, had lunch at Leon’s, came back to pick up some snacks we’d left at the room, walked over to the beach, got a bottle of bubbly to enjoy whilst looking at the waves…

…then back to the room again to get changed before heading out to the Pier then dinner. A hotel location like this makes for a very relaxed stay.

For those looking for a functional room in a good location, the Travelodge hotel chain is always very hard to beat and Brighton Travelodge is no exception. Check their own websites out for the best rates.