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A Brighton Foodie Guide

A Brighton Foodie Guide

3 August 2017 | Josh Barrie

There remains a charm to Brighton. Who doesn't love spending a needless fiver on a penny arcade? Or touring the city's labyrinth-like Laines, full of jewellery, nicknacks and ointments. Still, past fish and chips, if there's one thing Brighton has more recently excelled in, it's food. The dining scene is now one of its most prized assets.

64 Degrees

Head chef Michael Bremner has been making waves, having recently appeared on Great British Menu. At 64 Degrees, small plates with a focus on seafood, meat and vegetables, fashionably divide things up without any feeling of pretence or vulnerability. Standout dishes include the torched mackerel draped in yoghurt, flaked among herby leaves; soft and spiked cauliflower with piccalilli; and a salty sweet hunk of beef that just falls off the bone. The menu is inventive and ever-changing - a definite must.


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64 Degrees is located at 53 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB


Terre a terre

Terre a terre is a Brighton institution through and through, and no better restaurants tips its hat to the city's hessian-clad, vegetarian vibe and is stalwart in meat-free high dining (a mythical, near paradoxical sentiment to many!) Be sure to sample the restaurant’s ‘KFC’; deep-fried cauliflower that comes umami-laden with dikon, ginger, mirin and the like. The bouncy aloo sailor is equally charming, bought alive by some of the Far East’s most invigorating spices.


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Terre a terre can be found at 71 East St, Brighton BN1 1HQ


Isaac-At

Isaac-At, not far from the train station in the center of the city, is a homage to the rolling Sussex Downs and the sea before it. It’s quintessentially local and the menu places an emphasis on simple ingredients with added bits of flair and creativity. The set menu comes in at a mouth-watering £35 and is endowed with such delights as locally-sourced plaice, crab and cucumber, and pork cheek with samphire.


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Issac-At can be found at 2 Gloucester St, Brighton BN1 4EW


Semolina

It's easy to revel in the happy simplicity of Semolina. The restaurant is exceptionally affordable, providing a welcome change to Brighton’s otherwise relatively high-end scene. Still, that’s not to say the food isn’t worth mentioning among it. Expect grey mullet, fennel and artichoke preceding perfectly dishes such as halibut, duck breast, and lamb rump. It’s bistro cooking at its best
and is well worth checking out.


Image credits: Semolina Brighton

Find Semolina at 15 Baker St, Brighton BN1 4JN


Pike & Pine


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There’s been much fanfare surrounding the relatively new opening of Pike & Pine, and the menu certainly lives up to the hype, with six courses of intricate ‘snacks’. Don't let that put you off however -  head chef Matt Gillan comes with pedigree, having previously worked at the Michelin-starred South Lodge Hotel. Pike & Pine can be found in Kemp Town, one of Brighton’s most energetic parts of town.

Pike & Pine is located at 1d St James's St.

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