We tried to get a table for a Sunday roast at The Earth & Stars a few weeks back, but it was a last minute decision so for once we hadn’t actually booked. Needless to say, we got turned away as The Earth & Stars is a small pub, and on Sundays it gets very busy.
So this time we booked to make sure that we wouldn’t be disappointed, and we arrived just before 12pm for our table booking. We were a bit early, and the pub wasn’t open yet, so we had to wait outside for a few minutes!
Once inside and sat down, we did our usual thing of looking at the menu, before ordering the same meat options that we always go for with a Sunday roast – beef for me, and pork for my girlfriend. We also opted for a side dish as well – Cauliflower, spring onion, and cashew cheese.
The pub started to fill up quickly, but as we were first in the door and one of the first tables to order, our food didn’t take long to arrive.
When it did arrive, it looked great. The beef was lovely and pink, although one of the two slices that I had was quite fatty, which was a bit of a disappointment.
The roast potatoes were good, but not as crispy as some. There wasn’t anything wrong with them, just not cooked to my liking.
The roasted carrots were good, but I didn’t enjoy the roasted butternut squash all that much though. It felt a little undercooked to me.
The cabbage was good, and the only green veg on the plate. It would’ve been nice to have some more green on there, but that is just my personal preference, and what we had was just about sufficient.
The Yorkshire pudding was definitely on the small side when compared to other pubs in Brighton, and tasted like it had spent just a little bit too long in the oven.
Finally, the gravy was good, it was nice and rich. There just wasn’t enough of it for me. To be fair, I could have asked for me to see if they could’ve got me some, but I didn’t.
The cauliflower, spring onion, and cashew cheese side dish was excellent though. The sauce was rich, creamy, and cheesey, and the addition of the nuts and the spring onion was subtle enough not to overpower the cheese sauce.
For me, this was a good, but not a great roast. For me, there wasn’t enough green veg or gravy, and I felt that the roast potatoes and the Yorkshire pudding could have been better, if I were to compare them to other Sunday roasts I’ve enjoyed in other pubs in Brighton.
I would definitely recommend booking if you want to visit The Earth & Stars for a Sunday roast, especially in the winter months, as we found out recently.
Phone Number: 01273 722879
Address: 46 Windsor St, Brighton BN1 1RJ