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 socks off to get our new Hove restaurant open during the past year we did not expect a repeat of last year’s success, but we would be pleasantly surprised!
Not only did David retain his Best Welcome award, we jumped up two places to finish 4th overall!
The awards, organised by food experts Euan MacDonald, Patrick McGuigan, Suzanne Lindfors and Andy Lynes, are voted for by over 200 local experts including food writers, chefs, restaurateurs, business leaders, critics and gourmands, all of whom boast an intimate knowledge of the Brighton and Hove food scene.
Our founder David said: “We are over the moon and extremely proud of our Brighton’s Best Restaurant awards! While the Best Welcome award was given to me personally, it’s something we all work on at both Cin Cin restaurants so I feel it’s shared across the team. We love hosting people for a meal so it’s fantastic to see that recognised.”
On jumping up two places to 4th he said: “It’s an amazing surprise given the number of great restaurants that have opened in Brighton & Hove in the last 12 months but again, it’s testament to the hard work that everyone in the team puts in to give our customers the best experience we can every time they come in.”
On a night when the crème de la crème of the Brighton restaurant industry came together to not only support one another and cheer on each other’s successes but also to enjoy a well-earned night off and share a drink or two (or ten!) while catching up with our peers.
Our head chef Jamie Halsall said: “Absolutely chuffed to have finished in 4th place in the Brighton BEST Top 20! And what a party! I may have over celebrated a little but we really did not expect such a great result given the quality of restaurants now available and always growing in Brighton.
“But this stuff really gives me and the team the nudge to keep going and keep pushing. We’ll keep at it. We are building something special here in Brighton and we can’t wait to show our customers how far we can go!”
As well as naming the Best 20 Restaurants, the evening also included a series of awards for Best Chef, Best Barkeep, Best Sunday Lunch, Best Wine List, as well as the Highest New Entry award we took home last year.
David summed up the night, saying: “A massive thank you goes out to Euan, Suz, Andy and Pat for putting on such an enjoyable and successful evening. It was a real pleasure to see everyone from the industry in the one place, relaxed and away from the hard work we all put in to run our restaurants. We’ll treasure these awards this year and work even harder to keep our place there in 2019… or maybe break into the top 3?!”
To book a place at our Vine Street restaurant in Brighton, call 01273 698 813, or to reserve a seat at our Western Road restaurant in Hove, call 01273 726 047.