Although in search of just food, the £2 gallery entry fee was still required (although this is seemingly to change in the future) – although This Is Hastings did end up taking the opportunity for a quick post-meal whip round the gallery to top up the culture coffers.
The artwork admittedly deserved more time, but unfortunately its very easy to lose track when perched on the cafe’s balcony overlooking The Stade.
Feeling like the king of the castle, This Is Hastings decided to dine as decadently, sharing a Sussex Weald Smokers Charcuterie Board and a bucket of Spiced Potato Wedges, sided with a couple of bottles of Curious Brew.
The charcuterie board was stacked with all manner of meaty morsels, as well as patte, mustard, bread, pickles and onions. All delicious in their delicacy (with the only conundrum of three slices of bread / meat to share between two!)
The spiced potato wedges almost counted for a meal in themselves – cascading out of their bucket with light fluffy innards and a tangy chilli kick on the outsides.
While the Curious Brew topped off the sunny luncheon perfectly – brewed just down the way in Tenterton, it is made using a fusion of wine and beer making skills – leaving you with an intriguing hybrid of lager, ale and champagne!
So if you’re in the mood for a treat for eyes and belly alike, head on down to the Jerwood Gallery, as the view from the balcony alone is worth the entry fee – better yet, get down on the first Tuesday of the month, for free entry!