Shelter Hall Raw | August 2020
Have you been to Shelter Hall Raw yet? We’d been excited about the renovations for absolutely ages and have taken every excuse to visit since it opened, trying out all the best of Brighton’s independent eateries under one roof. So imagine our glee when they went and added a bottomless brunch offering into the mix (and invited us for a visit). Read on for our review of Shelter Hall Brighton.
Okay, so first up – a quick overview of the setting. A charming casual food court showcasing the best street food Brighton has to offer, Shelter Hall Raw is the perfect hangout for a quick bite or drink, a casual date or eating out with mates who can’t ever settle on wanting the same thing (we’ve all been there). It’s also a prime people-watching hotspot with its huge outside terrace overlooking the beach, which give all the right vibes for post-work drinks or a sunny weekend.
As it turns out, it also offers a really good spot for a bottomless brunch. The deal is simple, really: choose one dish from any of the street food kiosks on the menu, and wash it down with as much Prosecco as you fancy (but drink responsibly and remember bubbles will get you sloshed faster!) for £35.
We opted for Great British Charcuterie’s Eggs Benedict Muffin and Carlito Burrito’s Breakfast Burrito, which were both totally delicious – exactly what you’d expect from Brighton’s finest independent food outlets. The Great British Charcuterie dish was true to its reputation, simple at first glance but with each and every part of the eggs benny elevated with quality flavour, providing some serious pleasure with every mouthful. The breakfast burrito was seriously awesome too, and super filling, but don’t make the mistake (as we did!) of taking it out of the foil too early. You will make a mess, no matter how hard you try not to. Oops.
Clean Kitchen, Lost Boys Chicken, Fatto a Mano and Curry Leaf Cafe also add some really solid brunch dishes to the menu (particularly the latter – their Vindaloo Bacon Pakora Brioche Roll is delish!), however we have to admit we would love it even more to see a few more options there to choose from.
Overall, we spent around an hour and a half dining and drinking to our heart’s content, getting through about a bottle and a half of bubbly which set us up really nicely for our day ahead – and without being too sloshed.
There’s really very little wrong with Shelter Hall Raw’s bottomless brunch offering, and we’re thrilled to see how much the site has developed, however it’s difficult to ignore the cost – £35 lies on the (much) pricier end for a good bottomless brunch in Brighton. That seaside view may be about as premium as it gets without going up the i360 itself, the Prosecco may be a really delicate and lovely bottle from a UNESCO World Heritage-designated site in Italy, and I really do love supporting the fantastic food of our indies, but that £35 will unfortunately prevent us from visiting as frequently as we’d like to.
Did you enjoy our Shelter Hall Raw review? Check out our other Brighton brunch reviews to find out the best of what this quirky city has to offer.