The time has come to warm yourself up with gooey sharing pots of this Swiss delicacy. A staple of winter feasting, it's no surprise that the golden goodness starts popping up on menus across the city. If that sounds really gouda? Do yourself the curd-esy of checking out our guide to the best places for cheese fondue in Brighton.
The Salt Shed have not only brought their open fire cooking from London's top food halls, but the cheese fondue recipe here is ideal for dunking at Shelter Hall in Brighton. Nab this oozing accompaniment to go with the sharing platter of bavette steak, charcoal chicken, pil pil prawn, skin on chips and charcoal flat bread. It might not be traditional, but it sure is tasty.
While known for the lineup of events like yoga, beach runs, quiz nights and macrame Christmas decoration workshops, Rockwater is also a top fondue restaurant in Brighton. Head over to get stuck into activities, then delve into the bubbling pot of cheese from The Lodge's winter menu. Better yet, the space gives off cosy vibes and has the great views to match.
For cheese fondue in the UK, Bill's is a great shout - and the Brighton branch is no exception. This country-wide favourite is dishing it out in a handy sourdough bread bowl, so there's even more to chow down on. Not only that, but this beauty is topped off by an extra-lavish touch of truffle. To follow? Grab an all-day brunch or mains like nduja burrata meatballs and Goan sea bass curry.
Brighton fondue doesn't get much better than the offering at Zizzi, where you'll have the starter of 'little soul breads' before munching all kinds of crowd-pleasing favourites - think pizza, pasta and chicken Milanese. But, this cheesy haven doesn't stop there, as loaded Bolognese fries and a choice of 'chocolate melt' or tiramisu for dessert also awaits.
One of our favourite fondue restaurants in Brighton, Thewitchez, serves up the stuff all year round. You'll have to pre-order before going in, but it's well worth the extra effort. A selection of fresh or pickled veggies and bread completes the two-person feast, giving you an authentic taste of the dish. To top it off? There's a glass of wine each included too.
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