Another one bites the dust I'm afraid. What a shame, this restaurant, famously visited by Gordon Ramsey had such great potential. Serving a unique cuisine in Brighton is an achievement in itself. We ate there before she moved sites, just after Gordon had been. We had fun, different, tasty food in nice but small surroundings, served by Momma with a big smile. When the restaurant was moved up the road, we returned and it was a very different kettle of fish. The welcome was from someone who must have been a victorian head mistress in another life, the food quality was miserable, the service erratic, and there were no finger bowls for messy food such as ribs! When we asked one young waitress to supply a fingerbowl, she had no idea what we were talking about. We didn't return. Subsequently, the reviews from brighton-eating.com were 99% negative and it's demise was only a matter of time.
Reading the write up in the Leader, it doesn't appear that Momma realises what went wrong, and she is intending to start again. I wish her all the luck in the future; she seems a really nice person. However, if she doesn't use a decent chef, serves up the same double fried, oily food prepared earlier in the day that was reported in the reviews, it won't work! I wish she had read the reviews; she might still have been trading now, if she'd addressed the problems stated therein.