When you think about casinos, you don’t think food, but that wasn’t gonna stop me heading to Grosvenor Casino in Brighton to try the new menu.
Before we get to the food, just check out their bar! So bright and colourful. That brings me onto to the first order of the evening. DRINKS! My Nan went for a classic white wine, whereas I was feeling something a bit more exotic. I asked our waitress to recommend a sweet and fruity cocktail, and she did not disappoint! The Solero Sunrise is about as fruity as they come with passion fruit and Kraken black spiced rum, finished with a drizzle of grenadine . Yum!
For starters my Nan went for fried calamari, dusted in salt and pepper with garlic mayo, fresh lemon, and a bed of salad. It tasted fresh. As though it had leapt from the sea across the street and straight onto the plate. It wasn’t too greasy either. I decided to go for a small plate as a starter, because the satay chicken sounded too good not to, and my goodness, was it goooood! Succulent chunks of chicken meat pierced on a stick, smothered in sweet peanut sauce. Absolutely scrumptious.
Now, my main was a bit of a let down. I’d ordered the Cajun spiced fried buttermilk chicken burger. Sounds good, right? Well unfortunately the chicken itself was overcooked which made it very dry and a little tasteless. Thankfully I had a bowl of sweet potato fries that had been cooked to perfection; fluffy on the inside, with just a little crispiness to the coating. My Nan’s main was much more of a success than mine. Her beetroot & goats cheese tart was a tower of flaky pastry, thick chunks of beetroot, a block of cheese, more pastry, a dollop of red onion chutney and rocket. It looked amazing. If only I liked beet. My Nan said it was very filling, but that didn’t stop me ordering us a dessert to share.
Dessert. My favourite part of every meal. The chocolate roulade was the perfect end with it’s fluffy chocolate sponge rolled around salted caramel ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce. I was worried it would leave me feeling heavy, but it was surprisingly light. Although my main was a bit of a disappointment, my starter, dessert and cocktail kept my taste buds very happy.
If you visit on any week day, be sure to take advantage of their daily deals, from a bucket of beer for £10 on a Wednesday, to 2 steaks & a bottle of wine for £25 on a Thursday, and these guys know a thing or two about steak with 4 different types that can be cooked 6 different ways. You’ll also be pleased to hear that the kitchen serves food 24 hours a day!! The menu is a little smaller in the late/early hours, but still just as delicious.
* I was invited to The Grosvenor Casino Brighton for free, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂