*Press Trip to Artist Residence*
Last Thursday I was invited for a little overnight staycation in the amazing Artist Residence hotel in Brighton and to try out their new restaurant, the Club House. Our flat in Hove is basically the size of a shoebox, so let me tell you I jumped at the chance for a change of scenery after staring at the same four walls for the past few months. During lockdown our flat was full to the brim of vintage clothes with the shop being shut. I feel like I had been VERY lenient on letting Oliver take over the living room to do music all day or play COD (he’s now sold it) until the early hours of the morning, and I basically lived in the bedroom all day everyday. So I was definitely looking forward to a change of scenery and I was ever so grateful I was able to stay over for the night. It was an absolute treat to get dressed up and go for dinner too-I’ve not done that in such a long time !
I’ve only ever been to the Brighton Artist Residence hotel either for press days or for shoots so I was so excited to be able to stay overnight, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages as the whole hotel aesthetic is just so cool. I have eaten at the previous restaurant several times, both for breakfast and for tea so I was looking forward to seeing and trying the new menu. After the stay it’s definitely cemented my view of it being the coolest hotel in Brighton, that’s for sure. It’s situated in the heart of Brighton on Norfolk square and is basically practically on the beach(ish), ok it’s like a two minute walk to the sea. See it is close!
So I arrived on Thursday afternoon (by myself first) as I wanted to just chill out by myself in the room for the afternoon, do some work and make the most of that incredible bath ! The room was absolutely lovely, absolutely massive and just look at that bed, and we had the perfect sea view. To be honest it’s now inspired us to invest in a new mattress after sleeping on said bed, it was the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages. I brought a couple of outfit options with me, my Doen sale dress from Net a Porter (sadly sold out now but I’ll keep a lookout in case it restocks) and my new Omnes pink leopard print wrap dress. You may remember I have the lilac colourway of this and I loved it so much I had to get it in this pretty pink colour too. Anyway I’m going off topic here-back to the hotel, and let’s talk FOOD.
The Clubhouse menu was my kind of menu-basically one of those that you can either choose lots of small plates or a large and sides, or if you are feeling particularly hungry, go small and large. I love that kind of Mediterranean style menu that has amazing small plate options as I can never decide on a ‘main’, and I always, always get food envy. Not this time. I went for the burrata, padron peppers, and the smoked almonds and lemon and ricotta flatbread (to share) and Oliver went for the Plaice and tender stem broccoli. It was absolutely delicious- in particular the flatbread (I could have eaten that twice) and if it was acceptable to lick the plate, I probably would have. Finished with a cheeky amoretto sour for dessert, the whole meal was a taste sensation from start to finish. The restaurant looked absolutely lovely and was perfectly intimate, great for a date night, as you can book just for a meal and not to stay, so we will definitely be back for sure.
PS: I wore the Omnes dress for dinner with my Chloe sale clog bargains.
After a beautiful nights sleep it was time to check out, but not before we had chance to sample their Club House breakfast. I’m usually a very basic avocado on toast kind of girl for breakfast (don’t hate me I just love avocados ok) so I thought I would try something completely different and go for the pancake option (complete with berry and vanilla compote) and it did not disappoint. Honestly I have such a sweet tooth I don’t know why I’ve not had them for breakfast before.
This won’t be the last time either, I definitely need to go back soon to get my pancake fix. We went home after we checked out, as we needed to go see our fluffy baby who had his own sleepover at our neighbours, but if you wanted to explore Brighton from the hotel it’s a two minute walk to the beach, and about a 5-10 minute walk to town and the shops. It’s in such a great location in the heart of Brighton and everything is walkable from there including the train station. If you’re looking for a great hotel in Brighton with a cool vibe, interiors that could have come straight from a Pinterest board, sea views and great food, then this is the one for you.
Thank you so much Artist Residence and Club House for a wonderful staycation!