Qype: Northern Lights in Brighton


I visited this little place for the first time on Friday night – now I’m completely in love with it. As far as I know, it’s Brighton’s only ‘Nordic Bar’ and is so wonderfully delightful I’m not quite sure how to do it justice. In terms of drinks, pretty much everything they sell is Scandinavian (apart from the wine) – ciders, spirits (including the very bizarre ‘fisu’ shots – Fisherman’s Friend dissolved in vodka).

The staff were extremely polite, friendly and happy to recommend drinks from the vast array that we hadn’t heard of, contributing to the novel atmosphere of the whole place. The lighting comes from green rope lights draped all around the walls which, combined with the painted trees all over the walls and the rough wooden chairs, tables and mirrors, makes the place seem almost magical.

Although we didn’t eat there, the menu of traditional Scandinavian dishes looked brilliant – particularly their reindeer steaks, sharing platters and all day breakfasts. I sneaked several peeks at what the table next to us were having and have to say it all looked and smelled wonderful. I’ll definitely be going to sample the food (and their DJ nights) in the near future!

Check out my review of Northern Lights – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype

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