SquareMeal Review of FOURTH AND CHURCH
Restaurant, tapas bar and wine shop – Fourth & Church has many strings to its bow, which helps explain why it has become a firm favourite in the neighbourhood. Seasonal menus offer delicious tapas and sharing plates with deep flavours and inspiration drawn from across the world. The curing and fermented arts are fully appreciated in a superb range of charcuterie and Neal’s Yard cheeses. There is huge selection of wines, vermouths and craft beers from small independent producers sourced by much-loved local merchant Butler’s. There are a wide range of hot dishes: saute octopus with XO sauce, potatoes and saffron aioli, perhaps, or ricotta gnocchi, pickled wild mushrooms, smoked pumpkin and pecans. Otherwise, you can choose from a large selection of cold tapas, from beef tartare with tunworth butter, sriracha and candied sea lettuce, to house cured gravadlax or burrata with grilled leeks and lovage vinaigrette. Prices are extremely fair, the atmosphere is informal and welcoming, and our staff are genuine and fun.
A true local hero.
About FOURTH AND CHURCH
As one of the most popular restaurants in the Hove area, this neighbourhood restaurant, tapas bar and deli serves up exciting and enticing dishes made for sharing.
Restaurant owners Sam Pryor and Paul Morgan created the menu taking inspiration from all over the world to think up some unique dishes bound to push your culinary limits (in the best way).
Once focussing on being a deli, Fourth & Church’s main focus now lies on the restaurant side of things offering up tasty dishes which change regularly. A selection of charcuterie, home cured duck pastrami, aubergine caponata, labne with pomegranate and quince, confit salt hake and chicken liver parfait are just a few of the dishes you can expect to find on this varied menu. Desserts of chocolate marquise, slated caramel and praline, or a selection of cheeses are available to finish off your meal.
Although in most tapas bars/restaurants, there is recommended number of plates that should be ordered, at Fourth & Church, the ‘no eating rules’ mean that you can order as much or little as you like depending on how you feel.
Only seeking out the finest seasonal ingredients this restaurant pride itself on supporting independent artisanal producers in all the food they prepare, meaning it will always be of the highest quality no matter no what.
The expertly picked wine list is definitely not to be missed out on either, featuring a number of international wines mixed in with some independent UK based wine producers; the knowledgeable staff will be on hand to recommend the best wine to accompany your chosen dishes.
The private dining room is also available for up to 12 guests with special menus and wine pairings being created to suit you and your guests.
With a large focus on the social aspect of dining, Fourth & Church is the place to be for a casual evening enjoying cuisine inspired from countries all over the world.