The Marine Tavern is the latest venue in the village to offer Sunday Lunch.
THE Marine is small but perfectly formed and you can eat at the bar or the tables to the rear where 16 people can be comfortably accommodated.
Bee is the chef in the upstairs kitchen, ably assisted by Joe who cuts a fine image in his chefs whites.
All food is fresh and cooked to order with a choice of lamb, beef and chicken or nut roast for the main course costing just £5.95 or £10 for two people. If you want to have two meats it is £1 per head extra. Amazing value.
I had the thick sliced roast beef, tender and tasty with carrots, broccoli, leeks, mashed potatoes, wonderful crisp roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Make sure you try the cheese sauce which is served in a little pot on the side. I thought it was horseradish and did not try it till it was pointed out that it was a cheese sauce. It was lovely and a perfectly complemented the vegetables.
Everything was cooked to perfection, the beef was not overcooked and the vegetables were not too soft, though personally, I do prefer my Yorkshire puddings a little crisper.
From order to serving the main course took just 10 minutes giving me time to try the salmon and haddock fish cakes which were moist and very fishy, just as they should be. All starters were £3.95 and other choices on offer included deep-fried brie and soup.
Deserts priced from £2.95 include: cheesecake, fruit salad, pavlova and ice cream.
The Marine Tavern is at 13 Broad Street, Brighton. Telephone 01273 90 55 78 and Sunday Lunch is served from 12noon-6pm.