New bar-restaurant opens on Preston Street

There’s a(nother) new bar and restaurant in town! Landing on the indie foodie hub that is Preston Street, No No Please combines that sweet spot where dining room meets bar and lounge.

Launched by brother-and-sister duo Euan MacDonald (co-founder of the Brighton Restaurant Awards) and Mel Culcross (Heckfield Place), the brilliantly named No No Please opened over the Easter weekend.

The name is apparently inspired by a family tradition that means you commit to what you’re doing and go all in, Euan told Restaurant magazine.

The team are serving up house-made small-batch cocktails (like the Sea and T, a samphire-infused G&T) created by Golden Pineapple‘s Jack Williams and South East Asian-inspired small plates. Namo Eat‘s Bookie Mitchell is the restaurant’s executive chef, so you’ll see tasty dishes, such as bang bang chicken salad and fiery fingers, aka glazed tofu with go-chu sauce and sriracha pearls on the small but perfectly formed menu.

Decor-wise, the restaurant gives a nod to Parisian-style cafes with half curtains, moody earth shades, wooden-panelled walls studded with vintage Punch magazine prints, and vintage-styled soup cans for cutlery.

It certainly looks like the kind of place where you could settle in for a good few hours. What else? It’s (currently) walk-in only and they’re very dog- (and people) friendly.

Thursdays – Saturdays, midday – midnight; Sundays, midday – 10pm and Mondays, 5pm – 10pm
30 – 31, Preston Street, Brighton BN2 1HQ