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Cin Cin Restaurant
Cin Cin is home to high-end, high chance of encountering the word ‘Venetian’ Italian dishes. It’s also home to a warm date-ready wraparound bar and an arancino that comes with a side of lip-smacking garlic aioli and, inevitably, delighted expletives. This tennis-ball sized medley of rice, tomato, and slow-cooked pork ragu is a hero of the BN3 Hove postcode and the perfect way to start a meal in Cin Cin’s private garden. It’s all very idyllic San Gimignano by way of Western Road. Be aware that prices can stack up quick here, but stick to any dish involving the words ‘ragu’, ‘artisan', or—ding ding ding—‘saffron gnocchi’ and the spend will be entirely justified.