Brighton's new Caribbean-inspired venue offers ‘all-day party atmosphere’

A Caribbean-inspired restaurant, bar and all-day-party concept opens in Brighton today (Friday).

Friday, 11th June 2021, 12:56 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 12:58 am
Staff are ready to welcome customers inside the Rum Kitchen in Black Lion Street, Brighton.
Picture by Jon Rigby
Staff are ready to welcome customers inside the Rum Kitchen in Black Lion Street, Brighton. Picture by Jon Rigby

Rum Kitchen Brighton will seat 300 covers internally; spanning two floors and 7,000 square feet.

Occupying the previous Jamie’s Italian site in Black Lion Street, there is also a private dining area and a separate bar that will be bookable for parties and special events, plus a roof terrace. It is the company’s fourth venue but its first outside of London.

Managing director Mike Parnham said: “Brighton is an incredibly energetic, fantastically eclectic and vibrant neighbourhood with a history rooted in music and the arts – characteristics that chime with Rum Kitchen and who we are; we can’t wait to immerse ourselves in the culture and community, bringing our Caribbean-mix of rum, food and music to the city.”

The Rum Kitchen menu includes more than 100 different rums and signature dishes like Jerk chicken and goat curry.

A spokesman added: "The Rum Kitchen food and drink menu is a celebration of bold and flavourful Caribbean-inspired ingredients, with an all-day party atmosphere and their fusing rum, rotis, jerk BBQ and island flavours. All set to a roaring soundtrack of reggae, dancehall and Soca beats, Calypso-funk basslines and R&B grooves, accompanied by an impressive selection of drinks.

"Each Rum Kitchen venue is an homage to the all-day street party and community that is Notting Hill Carnival – ablaze with vibrant colours and flavours from the islands, set against the soundtrack of steel pan bands and many a sound system."

Bookings to be made to [email protected].