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The Belle Vue Brighton

This week we’re celebrating the best of local Sussex food and looking forward to opening our British Airways i360 brasserie.

Sally Gunnell at the 10th Sussex Food & Drink Awards | BrightonLast week, the 10th Sussex Food and Drink Awards, presented by Sally Gunnell OBE and hosted by BBC Sussex’s Danny Pike were hosted at the Amex stadium.
These now established awards showcase and celebrate the best of local Sussex food and drink. Farmers, food and drink producers, the variety of outlets serving local fare and the most talented young chefs in the region.

This year’s Sussex young chef of the year award went to Ryan Tomkinson, from The Pass at South Lodge. He follows in the footsteps of two previous winners from the Pass: Tim Sheed and our very own British Airways i360 brasserie creative director Steven Edwards. Steven went on to win the prestigious ‘MasterChef: the Professionals’ competition and found catering company ‘Etch’ with Josh Stanzl.

Steven Edwards

A Passion for Local & Sustainability
We share a passion with Steven for local Sussex produce. British Airways i360 brasserie will serve delicious local Sussex food that has been caught, reared or grown within the 26 miles you can see from British Airway i360 viewing pod.

One particularly innovative process we will be using is turning our food waste (such as vegetable peelings which cannot be donated) into water in order to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

Another important aspect of our dining experience will be sustainability. Using local Sussex food keeps our food miles down. We will also be cooking using ‘green’ energy with no gas and using A-rated energy appliances.

One particularly innovative process we will be using is turning our food waste (such as vegetable peelings which cannot be donated) into water in order to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

We can now reveal that British Airways i360 brasserie will be called The Belle Vue Brighton (which fittingly means beautiful view).

Customers at The Belle Vue Brighton will enjoy beautiful sea views, whilst enjoying the signature dishes created by Steven from delicious local produce, which is so abundant in the Sussex region.

The Belle Vue Brasserie Brighton | British Airways i360 Restaurant
CGI by F10 Studios Ltd

The History of the Belle Vue Name
We are located opposite Regency Square, originally called Belle Vue Field in the 18th century; a popular site for travelling shows and fairs, military parades and other gatherings. The field even housed a windmill until 1797.

As Brighton developed into a popular seaside resort in the 18th Century, Belle View Field became an important area in the town. With the military threat from France, Belle Vue Field housed a 10,000 man military camp.

The camp quickly gained a reputation as a place for women to find partners! Jane Austen used Belle Vue Field in Pride and Prejudice as the location where the heroine’s sister, Lydia Bennet scandalously elopes with army officer, George Wickham.
Another fascinating part of Brighton’s history!

We look forward to welcoming you to the The Belle Vue Brighton, later this year.

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