“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). It’s a thrillingly theatrical concept too, with an open kitchen occupying half the space, chefs wheeling out the dishes as they’re ready, and half the punters perched on yellow-topped stools by the pass. On offer is a tersely worded, on-message daily menu of “clever, clever” small plates (four each of meat, fish, veg and desserts), all “beautifully thought out” and presented with real panache – as well as 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. 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.