Friday afternoon, school’s out and where else to head to avoid cooking while the sun’s shining, but beachside. So, with a spring in our step, my 8-year-old son Louis and I headed down to the seafront to sample the new summer menu at OHSO. By day, OHSO meets the family-friendly remit perfectly, combining a stunning seaside vista with laid back café-bar atmosphere. And by nightfall, I’m told, the space transforms into a mecca for sundowner drinking sunset seekers and ocean-loving diners.
|Welcome to OHSO Social|
The restaurant is on the lower promenade behind the kissing wall - look out for the twin mirror balls and head down the steps – and a welcome oasis of calm among the busy pedestrian strip though ideally positioned near to the Pier and trampolines for a spot of pre and after -meal entertainment.
|Louis tucking in to his burger|
|Mum's Tuna Nicoise|
After a natural, pebble throwing, break it was back to business and the task of selecting ice-cream. Louis chose vanilla and chocolate which he devoured heartily – there is always room for ice-cream! - while I sipped a cool ginger beer and savoured the last of the evening sun before it was time to head off, making way for the sundowner crowd. All in all a great finish to a busy week and one that Louis was keen to declare as a ten out of ten as he high fived the good-humoured waiter on his way out.
The restaurant also serves cakes and coffees, a selection of artisan beers and wines, cocktails and a vast array of spirits.
For the full Oh So Social summer menu see http://www.ohsobrighton.co.uk/summer-menu-2015/