Northern Lights

TTW Brighton Northern Lights 1

Written by WILL MARTIN

The Northern Lights is a Scandinavian bar and kitchen situated in a sleepy, old fisherman’s cottage in Brighton’s vibrant South Lanes. This magical, Nordic hangout sells open sandwiches, reindeer flesh and frothing concoctions that will warm the deepest cockles of your barnacled heart.

Try the pickled herring, served with fresh rye bread, salad, beetroot and aioli. Or, the pyttipanna, a traditional Scandinavian brunch of ham (or mushrooms for veggie version), onions and potatoes sautéed and topped with a fried egg.

With two dozen flvoured vodkas – including Scandinavian favourite Salmiakki and the unique, smoky Terva-Tar – cutting icily through your veins, order the Raggmun:  fried pork belly served on rösti potato, creamed spinach, pickled beetroot and lingonberry jam. It isn’t too heavy, and the pork belly infuses with the jam to create a deep, sweet palate.

As they say in Finnish: ‘Hyvää ruokahalua! Varsågod! Vellbekomme! Að velkomnir!’ It means ‘enjoy your meal’.

6 Little East Street, Brighton  BN1 1HT | 0127 374 7096 | | T: @NLightsBrighton | F: Northern-Lights-Brighton

For more of Brighton’s restaurants, check out Good Things magazine’s Best Brighton restaurants.

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