West Street, North Road, Old Steine, Middle Street; no, not a game of Brighton Monopoly or a tour of Quadrophenia, but a list of some of the roads where we’ve plied our trade over the past six years. Now we’ve kicked the tyres to the creative caravan, taken it for another spin around the block and we think we might just have arrived at our spiritual home.
You’ll now find us in Spaces, which is right near Brighton station. According to their website: “Spaces originated in Amsterdam and was built on the idea that success breeds more success. We want to redefine the way work is done. That’s why we’ve cultivated a community of thinkers, achievers and imagineers. Plug into our energy and watch your world accelerate.”
All of that of course, but we also couldn’t resist the cocktail bar on the roof terrace, the café and deli on the ground floor, the four meeting rooms equipped with the latest tech, the free parking space, onsite yoga and puppy therapy. Yep, that’s right, cute, cuddly, fluffy puppies for you to take your stress out on. The clincher.
So if you’re a morning person fond of your flat whites, come and see us in the ground floor cafe, but if you fancy a late afternoon cocktail on the roof terrace, we won’t be complaining either.
See the map for how to find us.
Many consider Grubbs Burgers to be a Brighton institution, and rightly so. First incorporated in late-December of 1979 (according to Companies House), Grubbs has been inebriated Brightonians’ go-to dirty burger ever since. Be you young or old, student or professor, everyone remembers the first time the mingling, congealing fats of a Grubbs burger slipped down their throat.
Grubbs isn’t your typical independent Brighton business. There are no frills when it comes to their menu, or their locations. The price is also considerably lower, with a single burger, fries and drink only £5.50 – one pound more than the same order at McDonald’s, for arguably better quality. They also have a surprising lack of online presence, with no official social media or website, making it unbelievably difficult to find out any information about them apart from their menu and locations. With nothing promoting the restaurants, their sales must rely solely on the word of mouth of drunken partygoers craving some grease.
The four locations are scattered around central Brighton, in St James Street, Western Road, London Road, and Lewes Road respectively. These locations are perfect for their target audience; people looking for a quick, cheap, filling meal after a night out in town.
As Pleece & Co’s apprentice, I was presented with the opportunity to take on the job that no-one else wanted; to eat a Grubbs burger in the middle of the day, sober. Armed with a camera and some antacids, I set off to visit each of the four Grubbs restaurants in Brighton.