New to our cheese board: Testun formaggio imbriago (‘drunken cheese’)

Testun formaggio imbriago  - cheese with purple rind

New to the Cin Cin cheeseboard we have Testun which is a formaggio imbriago (‘drunken cheese’). Made in Piedmonte, Testun means ‘hard head’ in the local dialect. Made using a technique established over 100 years ago, the cheeses are aged for approximately 140 days before being moved to wooden barrels filled with wine pomace from Dolcetto, […]

Support The Clocktower Sanctuary at Cin Cin

Espresso poured over vanilla ice-cream to make affogato

We’re proud to announce that from 1st April, every classic affogato dessert sold at Cin Cin will include a £1 donation to The Clocktower Sanctuary. The Clocktower Sanctuary is a drop-in service for homeless young people in Brighton & Hove, open six days a week to offer advice and support to 16 – 25 year […]

Happy Birthday, The Set!

A sign promoting the Set restaurant

On Sunday night, we were chuffed to be a part of Brighton favourite The Set’s birthday celebrations, joining some of Brighton and Hove’s best chefs in serving a five-course menu to 20 lucky diners, who snapped up the limited tickets. Working alongside Brighton and Hove gems The Little Fish Market, 64 degrees and The Chilli […]

Brighton’s Best Restaurants: We won!?

The team at Cin Cin receiving their award at the Brighton Restaurant Awards

Last Monday we headed down to Brewdog for the annual Brighton’s Best Restaurants Awards, organised by food experts Euan MacDonald, Patrick McGuigan and Andy Lynes. The Awards celebrate the very best of the Brighton restaurant scene, with big names like 64 degrees, The Little Fish Market and The Set in the running for best restaurant, as […]

We are hiring


We are looking for a 2nd chef for our Brighton restaurant. Since 2013, we have grown from a vintage street food van serving up great Italian food & drink at festivals and events to hosting supper clubs and private bookings as well as working with big food brands across the UK including Birra Moretti and […]

Prosecco Magnum winner!

David with prosecco

The inaugural winner of our draw for a magnum of Prosecco is…….. DRUM ROLL…… Marina Chisholm!  Congrats, auguri and we look forward to seeing you at Vine Street soon to collect your prize! Thanks to everyone who entered and for your support so far. We’ll be giving another magnum away shortly so stay tuned to our social […]

Gift vouchers now available


We are now selling gift vouchers at Vine Street – just in time for Christmas! So give the gift of great Italian food to your loved ones with a Cin Cin voucher. Available in any denomination and valid for three months from purchase.

Our first six weeks and Christmas already?!


It’s hard to believe it’s already been six weeks since we opened our little restaurant on Vine Street in Brighton’s North Laine. There has been a lot of little tweaks and improvements from us already but one thing that has remained constant has been the fantastic support we’ve received from you, our customers. We really […]

Meet Fabrizio – our head of front of house


Head of front of house, sommelier, chief pusher of cured meats/cheeses/digestifs – Fabrizio Manconi wears many hats at Vine Street. Fabrizio is always there to help you with any questions on the menu including our great range of antipasti, wines, aperitifs and digestifs. But most of all, Fab loves to make sure everyone is having […]

Meet Jamie – our head chef


We are very proud to have Jamie Halsall onboard as our head chef at Cin Cin. For those of you lucky enough to have enjoyed his dishes at Vine Street so far, you will know that Jamie’s focus on seasonal ingredients and modern Italian cooking means each plate is bursting with flavour and colour. Jamie completed […]