Divino Wine Bar
63 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD
Divino Wine Bar has it all – elegant decor, an impressive drinks list and excellent service. It is also a great deal more than that, doubling as a child-friendly Italian restaurant by day and boasting a stylish nightclub in the basement, while the covered outdoor decking area is ideal for warmer days. The presentation of the food is as elegant as the interior design, with appetising bar bites such as garlic king prawns or stuffed chicken wings presented on fine white porcelain and decorated with colourful sauces and edible flowers. Starters from the restaurant menu range from the simple but delicious tomato bruschetta through to more sophisticated dishes such as scallops with bacon. The sumptuous seafood platter can be enjoyed as a starter or a main dish, and there is a great range of other appetising meat and seafood dishes. The fresh pasta is all homemade and is utilised in the classic and vegetarian lasagne, as well as in house specialities such as duck cannelloni with mushroom sauce, and pappardelle with chicken, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and spinach. The menu also showcases a good selection of pizzas, with old-fashioned favourites such as Hawaiian, authentic classics like Napoletana, and the delicious Divino pizza, made with squid ink and seafood. The striking contemporary bar offers an excellent wine list, helpfully categorised by description, so you know exactly what to choose whether you’re after a dry, light, delicate white or a spicy, peppery, warming red. There is an impressive range of Champagne and sparkling wine, a good list of classic cocktails, and a diverse selection of beer and cider. The drinks offering also includes premium spirits and Italian coffees. Divino makes the perfect venue for a special occasion, and the whole nightclub can be hired for private events. With its fantastic food, relaxed opulence and excellent choice of drinks, this friendly and welcoming wine bar has genuine all-round appeal.