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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Ethel's Kitchen

Ethel's Kitchen
Ranked #162 of 312 Restaurants in Hove
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: A world of buttery biscuits and bold dark brownies, Cream teas served in vintage china tea-sets and good food with no fuss.We want you to feel like you have popped into your grandma's house for Welsh Rarebit and a slice of raspberry and rosewater Victoria sponge to follow, served on vintage china with a silver cake fork.For lunch there is a large menu of freshly prepared dishes, which includes an all-day breakfast section, the Spinach potato Rosti is a favourite, topped with melted cheese and an organic poached egg, and the proper homemade chips are not to be missed.The organic cappuccinos are smooth and fairly-traded and there are freshly pressed juices and fruit smoothies to be savoured. The Rosebud tea is also one to try from the large selection of loose teas, which looks as pretty as it tastes.Our intention is for our cafe and our food to be comforting and nourishing, and have tried to create a little haven in hove where you can maybe forget about the outside world for a brief moment as you enjoy your organic latte listening to Billlie Holiday.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I've been to Ethel's kitchen many times since it first opened and keep returning because it's very good. They offer an interesting selection of dishes, which are nicely presented and very tasty. The staff are efficient and friendly and it is always a pleasant experience to be there. This time I shared a Cream Tea for two and it the tea and scones were excellent. There are any number of mediocre cafés in the local area, my advice is to walk briskly past them and go to Ethel's, since Tea and Toast in Department shut down it's the only decent place left in the Blatch/George Street area.

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Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Ethel's is a pleasant place to sit and watch the world pass while enjoying their cakes which are excellent also the lunches are good (though they always seem to add to crisps, which i leave) best of all is the breakfast.

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Thank Erich09
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This amazing local cafe is cosy and welcoming! The staff are lovely and helpful. The cooked food is yummy and freshly cooked and the cakes and desserts are scrumptious!.
The furnishings are old and and the china pretty and mismatched which all adds to the lovely cosy atmosphere. The only downside is a bit cramped especially downstairs.
When its sunny you can sit outside and people watch.

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Thank KatieBrighton
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Do not expect to have bacon with your fry-up. Apparently the chefs do not cook pork due to religious reasons. Sausages are all beef.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We visited on a bright Sunday morning about 10am. It was busy but we managed to get a table for 5 on arrival. It felt a little cramped inside, there is not much space, and the downstairs area is quite dark but still pleasant enough. The menu had enough options for everyone, and the food was significantly above basic cafe standards - but that was reflected in the price. This doesn't pretend to be a greasy spoon and it certainly isn't with good food put together, cooked and presented well. The service was only ok - things didn't arrive together and we had to ask a couple of times for things - and some of the cutlery wasn't entirely clean - but that didn't really reflect the rest of the experience. We would go back.

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Thank BradTheLad
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