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Autumn Days

What a year it has been! For our inaugural year on the buzzing Brighton restaurant scene, we have gained recognition from Brighton’s Best Restaurants by being named in their Top 20, made it into The Michelin Guide, being awarded The Michelin Plate, came runner up in The Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards in the Best Newcomer category, and appeared on Sea Cities, a BBC programme about Brighton’s seafront.

Over the past year we have been privileged to collaborate with Masterchef winner, Kenny Tutt, who put on an amazing meal at the restaurant with Michael, as well as our own Chef Alma cooking up a fantastic Mexican feast. We also played host to the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival’s Food Lab, where eight of Brighton and Hove’s best chefs collaborated with eight producers to create an incredible eight-course meal, with a further eight drinks producers providing the drinks flight.

Michael and Kenny during their collaboration at Murmur

The Food Lab at Murmur in September

This summer was incredible! Sitting on the terrace looking out to the seafront: parkour on the art installation, giant bubble blowing, and Punch and Judy shows – there was always something going on. Gone are the days of the old, weathered paddling pool to make way for new-look seafront. During the summer we have gained popularity with our set menu offering two coursed for £15 or three for £20 utilising local produce & foragers to create an affordable lunchtime menu available to all.

Parkour on the reclaimed pier pillars outside the restaurant

Heading into winter we have welcomed our new Head Chef, Liam Brennan, on board who is certainly one of the most creative, enthusiastic (and talkative) chefs we have ever worked with.

We are also moving to a new more winter orientated cocktail & wine menu which launched early November, featuring Our Egg and Bacon cocktail, featured in Diffords Guide and an awesome wine selection supplied by Hallgarten Novum.

 

Come along and try one of our amazing cocktails on the terrace

Keep an eye on our Instagram & Twitter, or visit our website www.murmur-restaruant.co.uk  for information regarding future events, New Year’s Eve, Christmas and new winter menus.

Below is our Christmas menu, and we’re now taking group bookings – call us on 01273 711900 with any enquiries.

We hope to see you soon!

Mid-March Rambles

Well, that was a rather exciting end to February wasn’t it?

There are days on the seafront where the weather feels more extreme than anywhere else, and I can’t stress how lovely it was to see all of our wonderful guests braving the snow and coming to dine with us.

Credit: 23 Digital (https://23-digital.com)

March has rolled in, bringing with it clearer skies and brighter evenings harkening back to the beautiful sunshine that graced us for our opening back in July 2017, all of which I hope you caught on BBC2’s Sea Cities a few weeks ago. It was quite an emotional watch for all of us and a lovely tribute to the late Jim Sutherland, who sadly passed away at the end of the year – without him none of this would have been possible and we’re all incredibly grateful for everything he’s done.

Michael and Jim outside Murmur on opening day

Michael and head chef Josh planning the menu

Michael preparing the first ever dish at Murmur

Odd as it was to relive all the stress and excitement that comes with opening a restaurant, it’s been great to share the experience with you all, and the messages of support have been massively appreciated – we promise not to let the fame go to our heads …

 

Speaking of going to our heads, we’re intensely proud to have been named as one of Brighton’s Top 20 Restaurants.

 

Not to worry though, our newfound fame won’t see us put an end to our Lunch Set Menu. We’ll continue to make Brighton seafront the place to be for an affordable lunch – with 2 courses for £15 and 3 courses for £20 from Monday to Friday.

Lunchtime Set Menu

*This is a sample menu, our Lunch Set Menu changes from day to day.

 

It was a pleasure to host the inaugural Sussex Wineries meeting and to spend the afternoon in the company of some truly exceptional producers. There are very few new frontiers in wine, but it’s fair to say that Sussex is one of the most exciting – particularly the sparkling! To have all this on our doorstep makes us feel incredibly lucky.

We’re proud to have wines from Ridgeview and Wiston on our drinks menu, both of which are available by the glass or by the bottle.

 

Here’s to an enjoyable rest of March.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.