Red Roaster Brighton

Red Roaster serves up some fine coffee and picturesque brunch plates in a dining room that sort of reminds me of an Art Deco swimming pool. The place is filled with greenery and feels calm and soothing. The waitstaff are all young and trendy and pierced but not snooty in the way some young and trendy and priced people can be. There is liberal use of the micro herb amaranth.

Even at 11am on Friday the restaurant was relatively busy (probably down to the favourable review in the New York Times) and although it was possible to bring the buggy inside we would have been parked right at the back so we settled for the outdoor seating which is always the safest place with a baby. And coldest. Hey ho.

What’s good? The herb waffle with bacon jam, black pudding, streaky bacon, fried egg and apple was Proper. Yum.

Kid friendly? They’re fully equipped for kids and there’s space but we were the only family there and we felt a little out of place. Overall it’s completely doable but I’d have preferred to leave Max with grandma and meet a mate here.

✓baby change facilities

✓highchairs available

✓cool with breastfeeding

✗loads of other parents

✓space for buggies

✓children’s menu

✗toys/play area

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