Jukes Bar & Kitchen’s been on the block for a while now, but it’s looking like the time has come for this contender for the crown of Brighton & Hove’s best Caribbean soul food to punch through to another level. Portslade and Aldrington locals know and love the approach to West Indian cuisine – and plenty of tougher than tough rum varieties to boot – that’s found at Juke’s Portland Road restaurant, but anyone with a yearning for classic Jamaican jerk, ackee and saltfish, jambalaya, Southern-style fried chicken (taking the night train to the USA), vegetarian plantain, avocado and black bean salads and even soused sweets like the homemade Jamaican rum cake, needs to book themselves some room to move at this restaurant. You’re going to be treated to a proper soundtrack (live or otherwise) of reggae, rocksteady, ska and dancehall stylings, too.
We love Jukes! Delicious and homely food in a welcoming atmosphere. We especially like the punch and rum cake which are both reasonably priced.