Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Tucked away among the cobbled streets of Brighton's South Lanes, Bohemia is one not to miss. Smart and trendy, it offers a unique ambience with its castle-inspired decor and candlelit tables. Patrons have the option to occupy the heated front patio, the library mezzanine, the Veuve Clicquot roof terrace or one of the lounges.
An incredible range of food and drink is available for every occasion, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and Champagne and cocktail evenings. Bohemia also provides late-night entertainment with popular live jazz on a Thursday and DJ sets at the weekend. Having settled on the mezzanine looking down into the Lanes, a sumptuous feast of Bohemia's famous fish and chips – there's a vegetarian option of deep-fried halloumi – was laid before us, along with sautéed garlic spinach, sweet potato chips, fresh olives and a generous portion of halloumi, mango and cashew nut salad. This was followed by a superb homemade rhubarb crumble with custard.
There was even more stardom to come with the cocktails. Prepared at the Barman's Table by a seasoned mixologist, they were delivered with impressive artistic embellishments and tasted divine. Indeed, Bohemia boasts specialities unlike any other place in Brighton. The Rock and Rhubarb and the Espresso Martini were both out of this world and warrant a visit in their own right. I will certainly be going back to sample more from the menu, perhaps on a Thursday evening, when meals are two for the price of one.