64 Degrees

Modern European·
Gold Award

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Gold Award

“The outstanding performer on the South coast for the past few years”, declares a fan of 64 Degrees – and we’re not about to disagree. Like Brighton itself, it’s edgy, hip, leftfield and idiosyncratic – a rockin’ modern eatery from veteran local chef Michael Bremner (ex- Food for Friends and finalist on TV’s Great British Menu in 2017) squirreled away in an ultra-Brightonian setting in the quirky Lanes.  

It’s a thrillingly theatrical concept too, with an open kitchen occupying half the space, chefs wheeling out the dishes as and when they’re ready, and half the 20 punters perched on yellow-topped stools by the pass; if you’re after something less hectic than larky chef chat, ask for a table at the front, though bear in mind that nowhere in the tiny space could be described as peaceful.  

On offer is a tersely worded, on-message daily ‘chef’s selection’ of “clever, clever” small plates (four each of meat, fish, veg and desserts). The idea is that everything is to share and it’s all “beautifully thought out” and presented with real panache –  as well as a sense of fun.

Picking at random from each section, you might have flat iron misozuko with Bovril and shallot, a fish riff involving brill, grapefruit and chilli or a veggie plate of Gorgonzola, kimchi and hazelnut. After that, keep things sweet with a Rum Bear jelly – a corpulent booze-soaked little beast that looks like a mutant from the Haribo menagerie, sitting alongside a heap of blazing-yellow sherbet.

The drinks list shows just as much character – English sparkling wines, Greek and Croatian whites, a Macedonian red, as well as classic names from Piedmont, Burgundy and the Loire. OK, your wine might be served in functional glasses, but staff are clued-up and accommodating, prices won’t cause any panic, and the whole shebang fizzes.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining
Birthdays, Dates, Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating
Meet the team
64 Degrees

Michael Bremner

Chef Patron

Born in Aberdeen, Micheal Bremner’s CV includes Soho stalwart Quo Vadis and a number of gigs in Canada and the US. His debut solo restaurant project 64 Degrees - which is named after the ideal temperature to slow-cook an egg - shook up Brighton’s restaurant scene with its social approach to dining (plates were all to be shared, which was not a thing in 2013, and diners were encouraged to sit at the pass with chefs doubling up as waiters). Bremner has since opened Murmur - a more conventional all-day restaurant on Brighton seafront - and had huge success on Great British Menu with his creative and at times esoteric dishes.


53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB

01273 770115


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:45
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:45
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-14:45
Mon 18:00-21:15
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:15
Thu 18:00-21:15
Fri 18:00-21:45
Sat 18:00-21:45
Sun 18:00-21:15


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11 Reviews 

samantha C

02 April 2019  
Small and beautiful.

Nadia K

29 March 2019  
Amazing small plates restaurant with incredible dishes and ingredients. Service is also great and there's a real theatre when watching the open kitchen at work.


24 April 2018  
Small, compact atmosphere and just amazing food. Enough said.

Samantha C

27 March 2018  
Superb food with always excellent presentation, with friendly knowledgeable staff. Also really accommodating for all sorts of dietary requirements, without making you (the customer) feel like too much trouble.

Simon C

21 March 2018  
Good food creatively presented.


21 March 2018  
Cosy, great small plates.

James M

21 March 2018  
The outstanding performer on the South coast for the past few years. Influenced a whole new generation of chefs.

Lyana P

19 June 2017  
A fantastic experience. Relaxed, friendly and amazing food. .

Jo P

10 May 2017  
Exciting menus, great atmosphere, excellent service.

Elizabeth L

04 May 2017  
Amazing food, service is always brilliant - the chefs will also come up with great alternatives for dietary needs.
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