with mismatched bars stools, real ale, interesting spirits and the likes of johnny cash and hank williams playing through the speakers, the mesmerist in brighton is a lovely place to grab a tasty homemade burger or cold drink with friends day or night.
on my first ever trip to brighton, for new year, i ended up staying a cheeky extra day and stumbling upon this place for a bite to eat. i had seen it on new year's eve, and although we didn't go in because the queue looked massive, it looked like a bustling place to be. especially with a "blitz" themed night for the last day of 2012.
i had a lamb burger with goats cheese and chilli jam. as it was a special that day it was only £5 - and this included yummy black pepper chips. my friend had a chargrilled chicken ciabatta with chorizo and red pepper relish (£4.75), along with roast sweet potato wedges (£3.00) it all looked and tasted divine!