Cin Cin customers raise over £1600 for The Clock Tower Sanctuary


Cin Cin customers have shown their sweet side for the Brighton homelessness charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary. Over £1600 has been raised since we offered to donate £1 every time a customer purchased an Affogato at our Vine Street restaurant.  The charity provides support to homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton & Hove. They offer outreach, […]

Cin Cin Wines – Curating an all Italian Wine List

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Cin Cin Western Road General Manager, James Thomson, was recently tasked with revamping our Italian wine list. In this blog, he explains how he spent the past few months creating a diverse list with something for everyone’s tastes and preferences. Over the last few months I have travelled the length and breadth of Italy – […]

Cin Cin makes Street Diner return


Last Friday Cin Cin returned to Street Diner for a special guest spot. In a throwback to our street food days, founder David Toscano and head chef Jamie Halsall served up handmade pasta dishes in the sun. David said: “It was great to get back to our street food roots at Street Diner last week and […]

Pasta Masterclasses at Vine Street and the Community Kitchen


Last week our Head Chef Jamie Halsall imparted his pasta-making wisdom on two groups who attended our pasta masterclasses. We welcomed 34 eager learners to our Vine Street restaurant as they were shown how to create handmade pasta dishes. Attendees received an aperitif and antipasti on arrival before Jamie taught them how to make Farfalle and […]

Stress and Mental Health in Hospitality


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and one industry that struggles to deal with mental health issues is ours – the restaurant industry. Cin Cin founder David Toscano believes it’s time for everyone in this business to open up, so he’s written the following piece about his own experiences and how Cin Cin is trying to […]

Q & A with Cin Cin Vine Street Assistant Manager Lisa

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Lisa De Blauw will be a familiar face to any of our Vine Street regulars. She joined the Cin Cin family in July 2017 as front of house and is now Assistant Manager at our Brighton restaurant. In our latest ‘Staff Stories’ feature, we get to know our smiley, Dutch AM a little better.   Tell us a little bit about your […]

Sign up for a Cin Cin Pasta Masterclass


Ever wanted to learn how to cook handmade pasta just like a pro? Now you can by signing up to our Pasta Masterclass on Thursday 17th May at Cin Cin Brighton. For £35 you will receive an aperitif and antipasti on arrival before being guided by our Head Chef Jamie Halsall in creating (and eating!) […]

Cin Cin & Bison Beer collaboration menu

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Join us at Cin Cin Hove on Western Road on Tuesday 8th May for a very special collaboration menu with Bison Beer. We’ve teamed up with the Hove based independent crafthouse to bring you an exclusive 5 course menu which will be accompanied by specially selected beer pairings. Courses include Brighton Bier cured mackerel, spaghetti […]

Meet Cin Cin Vine Street’s new Lead Chef

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It’s been an exciting few months at Cin Cin! After a hugely successful first year we have expanded by opening a second, larger restaurant in Western Road, Hove. With our Head Chef Jamie Halsall overseeing both sites, we are delighted to announce that Cin Cin Vine Street now has a new and fantastically talented chef […]

More success for Cin Cin at Brighton’s Best Restaurant Awards


Last week we headed to The Komedia for the 3rd annual Brighton’s Best Restaurants Awards and once again Cin Cin enjoyed a hugely successful evening! Last year we finished 6th overall, picking up the Highest New Entry, whilst our founder David Toscano won the Best Welcome award. After getting our heads down and working our […]