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This week's Tip Jar highlights:
  • Henry Butler celebrates 40 years of trading
  • James Thomson at Wild Flor
  • Restaurant Brighton Jobs update
  • How to poach an egg with Small Batch Coffee
  • New hospitality jobs in November
  • More industry discounts and new offers
Plus all the latest news, vacancies, and general goings on.

Brighton hospitality interviews

Brighton's oldest independent wine retailer

Meet Henry Butler from Butler’s Wine Cellar who celebrates 40 years of trading this month.
We talk to Henry about where the family business started, how buying habits have changed and his relationship with the Brighton community.
Read more. 

Meet James Thomson at Wild Flor

James Thomson, one of the three restaurant owners of Wild Flor in Hove talks about the dream of running his own business and where he'd be dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner if he had the time. Read more. 

Restaurants Brighton Jobs update

A big thank you to everyone who has used Restaurants Brighton Jobs since its launch, summer 2019. It is extremely pleasing to see that out of the hundreds of job applications so far we have helped place plenty of hospitality workers into new careers. 

Over the next few months, we envisage that RB Jobs will generate a much larger share of this niche market as we move up the search engine rankings and awareness of RB Jobs increases.

Current indicators of growth and success are:
  • We are number 1 on Google for 'Restaurant Jobs Brighton'.
  • We are number 5 on Google for 'Commis Chef Jobs Brighton'.
  • We are number 6 on Google for 'Waiting Jobs Brighton' and 'Chef Jobs Hove'.
Find out more about searching for a job here. If you are a business looking to recruit then here is further information about how RB Jobs works

Thanks once again for all your patience and support from partners, friends and Brighton hospitality as a whole, while we move forward with this new service. 

How to poach an egg

Small Batch Coffee Roasters recently installed kitchens and launched a delicious brunch and lunch menu across its stores. Featuring everything from avocado on toast to a nutritious Buddha Bowl, the menu is varied and thoughtful for that all-day dining experience we all love. We speak to Laura about all things Small Batch and learned how to make the perfect poached egg.

An appetite for fair tips

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Brighton and Hove, there are over two thousand restaurants and pubs which serve food after all. We usually rate our visit by the quality of the food and drink that we are served but, too often, we take the service for granted. Read more. 

Brighton's new seafront food hall 

Brighton's renovated Shelter Hall is set to become home to up to ten independent local restaurants and street food vendors. Sessions Market has signed a lease to turn the rebuilt seafront building into a food hall, while the Rotunda Cafe above will become champagne and oyster bar Riddle & Finn's new seafront location. Read more. 

New Event | Club Fromage at Plateau

They melt it, you eat it - a monthly event in celebration of the love of cheese and natural wine, showcasing some of the most awesome cheese specialities of the universe! 

Next event 'Raclette' on the 4th of December (Industry welcome!)

Bookings available online, or phone 01273733085
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In the news

PizzaFace win award

PizzaFace in Kemptown has been named Pizza of the Year at the Casual Dining Magazine, Pizza Awards. Read more. 

National Trust vegan cream tea 

The National Trust, which owns over 500 heritage properties across the UK, has announced the launch of a vegan cream tea in its café menu. Read more


Where to donate food, time or money this Christmas 

Find out where you can donate food, money or time over the festive season to spread some goodwill, benefit people experiencing hardship and do something good for yourself as well. Read more. 

New hospitality jobs 

Latest roles on RB Jobs this week include: Find out who's recruiting this month.


Industry Monday at The Walrus

Enjoy a roast dinner plus a drink (beer/wine/soft) for just £13.95 (Mondays only) at The Walrus on Ship Street. 

Have a look at all our industry discounts here. 

Forward it to your friends, and let them know they can sign up here.

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