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Dines Out: Square Meal success

- June 4, 2018


Chef Michael Bremner during the filming of Latest TVs series International Chef Exchange
Photo: Julia Claxton

You probably think that I harp on about the brilliance of our local restaurant scene, I do too. But a recent announcement has certainly rubber stamped the idea that our city is up there when it comes to its gastronomic offering. In the Square Meal restaurant awards Brighton scoops 9 per cent of that prestigious list.

Brighton’s burgeoning restaurant scene has been lauded by many as the food lovers’ destination for several years now, with a host of fantastic independent venues creating that buzz. And it is very much down to the presence of so many fantastic independent restaurants rather than the proliferation of high street chains, not that they are all bad of course.

At the forefront of that swell has been Michael Bremner, Great British Menu winner and owner of two of the city’s most popular restaurants 64 Degrees and Murmur.

Brighton is the best city in the UK to visit for great food

Now his flagship 64 Degrees, has won the accolade of being voted number 7 in the top 100, only one place behind Tom Kerridge at the The Hand & Flowers in Marlow and impressively one ahead of the eponymous Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.

But the acclaim goes on for the city’s finest with a further eight restaurants being named in that top 100:

They are the following
16 Isaac @
19 Little Fish Market
24 Salt Room
34 Cin Cin
39 The Coal Shed
43 Pascere
72 The Ginger Man
83 Terre á Terre

This is an amazing achievement without doubt and one that, on current trends, is merely the start as there are one or two notable new venues that as yet are not listed. It’s a fantastic showing and one that is bound to grow year on year, reaffirming that Brighton is the best city in the UK to visit for great food and that our restaurants make a valuable contribution to the city’s economy.

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