What better way to spend a Saturday lunchtime than with good company and ‘social dining’. sixty four degrees is a new restaurant from Michael Bremner located in Brighton’s busy South Lanes (taking over the premises of Tic Toc). The decor is hip and modern without being intimidating or pretentious with copper highlights accenting a dark interior.
The menu is based around tasting plates which you can either hog to yourself or share (side plates come as standard to get the sharing going).
We went for a selection of 7 savoury dishes between 3 of us. They all came theatrically displayed and the highlights were the cauliflower (with pomegranate on a beautiful bed of creamy puree), and the scallops with bacon and apple. Each dish arrived as it was ready drawing out the pleasure but without too much waiting around.
Feeling decadent we then splashed out on one of each of the puddings. The rum bear jelly came with lots of humour and a good background story as well as a strong kick of rum. The sweetie theme continued with the rhubarb and milk crisps (crafted in a vacuum apparently) reminding me of the milk bottle sweets of my childhood. The sticky toffee pud disappeared very quickly…
The service was perfect, friendly and chatty without being too much. Next time we would love to sit at The Pass and be right next to all the action in the open kitchen, just for some added drama.
Thoroughly recommended, especially if you like a taste of fine dining without a huge price tag, and in a very relaxed atmosphere.
54 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB