Pintxo People

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  • Tasty, child-friendly tapas in the heart of Brighton

    Where? 95/99 Western Road, Brighton (01273 732323,

    Mood? Relaxed. Pintxo People is very child-friendly, with a play area and buggy parking. Yummy Mummy Zoe Ball, Richard E. Grant, Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen and Preston are amongst the celebs to have been spotted there.

    Why Go? Pintxo – pronounced ‘pincho’ – is the Basque word for Tapas. Downstairs, there’s a funky bar and deli, upstairs is the restaurant proper, with beautiful Venetian-glass chandeliers and stained glass skylights.

    To drink? A zinc-topped bar serves classic cocktails with a twist: try the smoky Martini, £4, which consists of neat gin and a splash of Scotch served with an atomiser of whisky to spray directly onto the tongue.

    To eat? The super-friendly staff reckon that five tapas dishes will feed two; don’t miss the roasted vegetable terrine with anchovies and a black olive dressing, £6, and the thin slices of acorn-fed Iberico ham with tomato and toast, £12. Leave space for the pistachio brownies with orange custard, mint sorbet and kumquats, £5.

    To avoid? Some of the flavours in the Asian-inspired dishes, such as scallops and mango brochettes with crystal noodles and vanilla, £9, can taste mismatched.

    Need to know? The restaurant is owned by four mates who include Jason Fendick, a cocktail expert who set up award-winning bars at hotspots such as Hakkasan. Another name to drop is chef Miguel Jessen, who has worked in top restaurants in Madrid.,+Brighton&sll=51.512989,-0.128102&sspn=0.015571,0.038838&ie=UTF8&ll=50.851041,-0.132866&spn=0.126439,0.310707&z=12&iwloc=addr&om=1&s=AARTsJrTXgG1Wms7WHUu0OyN0p7Wp7dkLg

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