Brighton Michelin Star 2019 Round-up

The Michelin Guide is considered the gold standard in the culinary industry, its awarding of one to three Stars representing the pinnacle of achievement for a restaurant. In addition to the Michelin Stars, Michelin Bib Gourmand is awarded to establishments offering a more casual experience than would generally be considered for a star, but whose ethos and delivery is noteworthy as a local ‘hotspot’.

Whils Brighton is still yet to sparkle with its first Michelin star the 2019 roundup makes for some good reading as established favourites hold their own and new faces come into focus.

The small but perfectly formed Cin Cin on Vine Street has for the first time entered the ranks of Bib Gourmand, designating it a venue offering quality cooking at an affordable price and representing an ethos and philosophy worthy of note.

Michael Bremner’s 64 degrees retains its Bib Gourmand status for 2019. Also winner of BRAVO 2018, ‘Best Restaurant‘ the popularity of this intimate fine dining venue remains as consistent and marks them out as a local gem and a destination attraction.

Also holding on to Bib Gourmand status and showing no signs of letting go is Brighton favourite The Chilli Pickle whose street food inspired menu has gleaned many a national and local award. For a larger, busier restaurant the Bib Gourmand shows popularity has not lessened integrity.

BIB in Sussex

Very much a village and locals pub, The Cat Inn also retains its Bib Gourmand status for the 5th year running. A simple menu focuses on pub classics that are excellently executed including Sussex game and locally caught fish. Enjoy a sun filled patio during the summer and a warming log fire in the winter.

Michelin Plates - Brighton

Michelin Plates recognise a standard of good cooking that set restaurants above the average in Brighton there are many well established restaurants who reflect the city’s culture and philosophy including vegetarian bastion Terre a Terre, food waste pioneer Silo, local produce champions Isaac At, the beautifully designed Pike and Pine, Murmur, The Ginger Dog, The Gingerman, new  kids on the block Pascere and The Set

Little Fish Market, Hove, Brighton Restaurant

Michelin Plates - Hove

In Hove Michelin Plate restaurants go out to some pretty spectacular local talent, including MasterChef: ‘The Professionals’ winner Steven Edwards’ Etch, National Restaurant Awards ‘Top 100’ entrant The Little Fish Market and hotel, bar, bistro The Ginger Pig

Michelin Plates - Sussex

If you’re looking to take a jolly out into the Sussex countryside then there’s a good selection of venues that are marked with distinction and represent some of the best qualities of the county. These include The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington, Wingrove House in Alfriston, The Griffin InnOckenden Manor near Cuckfiled and Jeremy’s at Borde Hill. and The Ginger Fox in Henfiled.

Dining Room at Gravetye Manor

Sussex stars

Whilst the majority of stars are focused in major cities such as London New York and Paris, Sussex holds enough to make a small constellation of its own. Head out to Horsham for Restaurant Tristan featuring a fusion of traditional and modern in both decor and menu. A little further afield in East Grinstead is the delightfully picturesque Gravetye Manor