Prices in Brighton have been soaring lately. As the middle-class move in, the artisan coffee shops and pretentious bakeries hike up their prices and push out many of the locals.
This is why Pompoko is such a gem.
Located opposite the entrance to the Brighton Dome, you can easily miss its tiny shop front.
Although it looks like a hidden gem, word has spread about this little Japanese firecracker and the tables, both inside and out, are often heaving with hungry guests.
We plumped for large steaming bowls of Oyako Don (poached egg with fried chicken) and Sesame Chicken Don with massive portions of rice and noodles.
And you just had to have some crunchy spring rolls on the side…
Our bill came to just over £15 for both of us! A single dish costs around £4.70 and you can wash it down with Japanese tea for as little as 90p a cup.
I can also vouch that these dishes act as amazing hangover cures! By far my favorite budget eat in the city.
After the main came dessert…
A very different kind of dessert in the form of Choccywoccydoodah, Brighton’s famous artisan chocolatier. We marvelled over the amazing chocolate constructions and picked up some Christmas gifts.
They also have a shop in Carnarby so Londoners won’t miss out.
A must visit for any sweet-toothed visitor!
With bags full of goodies we headed to the seafront to watch the sun melt away.
I love that Brighton keeps showing me something new. I always thought that Brighton lacked the variety of London but it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
I just simply can’t get enough of Brighton.
What are your favourite places in Brighton? Where should I visit next? Let me know in the comments below or via my social network pages.