Hello everyone, I hope you’re all good!
Firstly, an apology for my late posting – generally, I post on Monday’s and Thursday’s (although not strictly) but I haven’t done so this week. I’m at home on Easter break from university and everything’s all a bit unorganised and up-in-the-air at the moment!
Last week I paid a visit to the restaurant SIX on Western Road in Brighton, and absolutely loved it. It was my choice for a family meal out (pressure on) so I was hoping it would be great, as my parents are bloody fussy. Luckily, everyone enjoyed it! *Phew*
I’m one of those people who always read the menu online before visiting a restaurant, so I basically knew what I was going to order about 10 years ago. I mean, it wasn’t even ‘SIX’ a decade ago, but you get the picture. I was super impressed with the menu – they had so many really unique dishes and something to please everyone.
I also really love their focus on organic ingredients and fresh, ‘pure’ dishes, if you like. It genuinely felt like a healthy meal out, rather than being a guilt-ridden food binge.
We started off sharing the Organic Artisan Sourdough Bread with Rye, Walnut and Fig. I have to say, I wasn’t a massive fun of figs and walnuts in bread! Mine was an unpopular opinion, though, and my family really enjoyed it. I personally spent most of the time trying to pick out the ‘bits’ like a little child… oops. The bread itself was delicious but I just wasn’t keen on the unique concoction!
For starter, I couldn’t resist the Tofu and Aubergine Organic Satay.
You could also have this dish with chicken. I absolutely looooove satay, but hardly ever see a veggie option with it. As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance of ordering this and it was so deliciously light and fresh tasting.
For the main course, I opted for the Organic Hot Buddha Bowl with Basmati Rice and Coconut, Chilli and Garlic Sauce.
The photo I took admittedly doesn’t do it much justice, and in all honesty, it looks like a bowl of rabbit food.
Underneath was loads of rice and it also came with a separate pot of the sauce. I felt so healthy after eating this (but was dismayed that after consuming it I still didn’t have me a summer body) and didn’t feel all uncomfortable and bloated like I usually do after dining out. Mostly, restaurant food is indulgent, fattening and usually laden with cheese. So, this was a welcome, more nutritious change from the norm.
I also loved how the bathrooms were decorated, and they were super clean which is obviously always vital! You don’t want to eat food in a restaurant where the toilets smell like babies nappies and there are suspicious looking hairs in the sink.
You can’t see too well, but there were cute plants dotted around and pretty rose gold/copper taps. Because, of course, the colour of taps are very important.
Another very significant advantage of this restaurant was its service. I have no idea what her name was, but a particular highlight was the lovely waitress we had serving us for the first half of our meal before she finished her shift. She was genuinely so friendly and chatty and I really do think this makes a huge difference when deciding if you want to return to a restaurant or not! I was surprised she kept her cool to be honest because my Mum and Dad spent about 50 hours deciding which wine they wanted. She stood there and smiled politely whereas if that was me I’d probably be gritting my teeth.
Overall, as I’m sure you can see, I had a really great experience at SIX and would thoroughly recommend it. I really want to go back and try some of their other dishes!
If you’ve been, let me know your thoughts!
Love, Dayna x