“A delicious new place for convivial conversation, cosmopolitan food and wine with a satisfying hit of cultural and culinary class.”
GRAZE ON GRAND is a new stylish yet relaxed wine bar, café, and gallery space, on St Leonards trendy and bohemian seafront. With expansive ever-changing sea views and a modern European flavour that runs through their food, wine, art and décor, Graze’s loving restoration of the former bank building, has revealed an elegant airy interior with a cool, clean, contemporary vibe.
As an independent venture, their focus is on pairing small plates of expertly prepared, seasonal food (succulent scallops, seared lamb breast, fish stew) with unusual, off-beat wines and local brews in a sophisticated grown-up ambience. They serve great sharing boards too, laden with fine charcuterie, potted pates and local, Swiss and French cheeses. Their huge wine list is a key feature, stocking over seventy fine wines, including dessert wines. They will be launching their wine club, GRAZE GRAPES imminently.
The delicious Julius Meinl coffee from Vienna, the divine extra thick Vergnano hot chocolate, their huge range of Bodiam Lighthouse bakery delights, chollah, brioche, apricot and walnut bread, chocolate bread, potato and thyme bread, New York rye, Italian pugilese, make this a perfect place (Wednesday to Sunday) for revitalising your senses and especially good for chilled evenings, indulgent sunny afternoons and laid back Sunday brunch and bubbles.
GRAZE GALLERY showcases significant international and local artists, a fine show by Munich based artist Christine Wieland closes end of August. A new exhibition of Denise Franklin and sculptor Bernard McGuigan opens in September. They also regularly host live jazz and blues with hot musicians from the big city in informal intimate mode, check their website under GRAZE GROOVES for news of these events.
All in all, a delicious new place for convivial conversation, cosmopolitan food and wine with a satisfying hit of cultural and culinary class, highly recommended.
16 Grand Parade, St Leonards- on- Sea TN37 6DN.
Booking: 01424 439 736