Third Avenue, Hove

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well.

I wanted to do a little post about my new favourite eating spot in Brighton…well, Hove, specifically. Just quickly, all meals and drinks were paid for with my own money, it wasn’t a PR meal or anything like that…although, if they wanna give me a freebie I’d be over the bloody moon because I’m OBSESSED with this place.

SO, I’ve been to Third Avenue twice now; it’s a new restaurant and bar that’s opened in Hove. If I remember correctly, it used to be Havana, or whatever that place was on the corner that was all white. God, I really do have a way with words, don’t I? Look at how articulate I am. Christ.

Anyway, it’s really spacious, the interior is amazing, and there’s an entirely separate bar area to the restaurant, which I’ve heard becomes quite a dancing kinda situation on a Saturday night; according to their website it does anyway. This can only be a positive thing, as I usually start trying to create a dance floor in places where there really isn’t one once I’ve had a few wines, so it’s good to know that their website says ‘Eat. Drink. Dance.’, as those happen to be 3 of my favourite things. If they added ‘Sleep’ onto there, I’d be 100% down.

The first time I went was a Friday night and it was really busy, and we went in the bar too; the second time, which is where all these photos are from, was a Monday night and pretty quiet, and we didn’t go into the bar, so apologies that there isn’t any photos of that. The first time I went in there, A) I got drunk and my friends thought it was funny to write my number on the back of a receipt and give it to a waiter who never texted me so that was a really big ego boost and B) Went into the bar and saw a man I’d been on a date with, after already seeing him an hour previously, where he’d been incredibly friendly, then after seeing him again he just looked at me like ‘You alright there you fucking weird stalker, this isn’t a coincidence anymore is it, you’re actually following me you strange woman’, so that was also great. I’m rambling, sorry.

Obviously I was drinking prosecco, and my friend had the ‘Passion Punch’ I believe, which was a mocktail.

Last time for starter, I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese, which is absolutely UNREAL, but unfortunately it was unavailable this time, so hopefully next time they will have it as I actually feel emotional thinking about how good it was.

This time, I opted for the Tempura King Prawns that comes with Thai Sweet Chilli Jam..corrrr, these were unreal. Big, succulent prawns, tempura batter that was crispy, flavoursome and not greasy, and sweet chilli jam that had the perfect amount of spice and consistency that wasn’t too thick or sticky. I would definitely get these again.

For main, my friend had the Sirloin Steak, which obviously I can’t comment on but she said it was lovely, and I tried her chips and they were incredible, but for myself I opted for the Corn Fed Chicken, which I had the first time round too.

This is Pressed Leg, Crispy Wing, Creamed Potato, Chorizo, BBQ Leek, and Cider Gravy. This is an UNREAL dinner. Literally, I’m obsessed.

The chicken is so full of flavour, and I love how you’re getting 3 pieces cooked, served and styled in totally different ways which give you completely different tastes. The creamed potato (mash, essentially) is absolutely beautiful, probably some of the best mash I’ve ever had…it was melt-in-the-mouth creamy and seasoned to perfection. I love chorizo and it was a really lovely addition to the plate. As for the BBQ leek, it was quite hard and tough, and if I’m being totally honest, I would’ve preferred some tenderstem broccoli with this instead of the leek, but it’s swings and roundabouts. The cider gravy worried me when I saw it on the menu at first, as I hate anything tasting of apple on a plate of food (pork with apple sauce? Get it away from me), however this tastes almost like a tangy, reduced chicken stock with a bit of a kick and it complimented everything else on the plate perfectly.

I absolutely love this place – the staff (except the waiter who pied me off – joking…ish), the venue, the decor, the food, the atmosphere – it honestly a new favourite of mine and I would seriously recommend everyone visiting.

Price wise, it’s not the cheapest, but also not the most expensive in Brighton/Hove. I’d say for two people who are having a starter and a main and a couple of drinks each, you’re probably looking at around £75 altogether. Because it’s so nice inside and you can get some really lovely food, it would be a brilliant place to come to celebrate a birthday I think.

There website is here http://thirdave.co.uk/ if you want to have a look at the menu or get some more info, and I’d love to know if you do visit and what you think of it. Tweet me @btongirlprobs and send me food pics please.

Speak soon!

All my love BGP xx

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