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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Exciting, on-trend cooking in a vibrant hot-spot

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

The man leading the young team in this exciting new-generation Brit eatery is a former BBC MasterChef: The Professionals winner, and since he set up shop at the western end of Hove’s main drag in 2017, the cooking has really gathered momentum. The space is cool with its midnight-blue walls, brass-edged tables and open kitchen adding to a buzzy air of all-round vitality. Monthly-changing set menus of five, seven or nine courses have their heart in Sussex produce, and, the palate primed with an umami hit from Marmite brioche with seaweed butter, creative and intricately detailed combos score hit after hit, among them sea bass with cauliflower in various incarnations, apple, capers and shrimps, then outstanding South Downs smoked venison loin, with a crisp samosa of haunch, plus pickled, roasted and puréed squash. As for sweet ideas, cranberry Bakewell tart is matched with cinnamon ice cream, cranberry gel and poached and puréed pear.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas and New Year
  • Days closed: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday
  • Lunch served from: 12.15
  • Lunch served until: 1.45
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 8.15

Chef

  • Chef(s): Steven Edwards, George Boarer

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 125
  • Wines by the glass: 22

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from: £55
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 32
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • Off-site parking available: On street, King Alfred car park

Getting here

On corner Hove Street and Church Road.

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Hove
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