Isaac At has recently re-launched and we just had to try the new 7-course tasting menu. Going from pop-up to permanent the restaurant, nestled in Brighton’s North Laine, is now open 5 evenings a week – and what an exciting dining experience!
Every dish is locally sourced and every ingredient is used to its maximum potential. The first course was a celebration of the butternut squash. Roasted and beautifully presented the squash was served with the seeds which gave it a great crunch. Alongside each course, we had a juice pairing. Alex, the new restaurant manager, has created this (as well as the alcoholic Sussex flight) which complements the food and, as the name suggests, uses all Sussex ingredients. Our favourite juice was the apple and blackberry juice - the apples came from head chef Isaac’s mother’s garden – as locally sourced as you can get!!
The three courses to follow included a beautifully fresh salted Pollock served with cauliflower puree, crispy pork belly with smoked broccoli and a rich jus, and roast chicken and celeriac in a delicious stock. Each dish was cooked perfectly, bursting with flavours.
Dessert gave us even more tasty surprises. Starting with blackberry and cucumber sorbet to cleanse the pallet and then greengage and pumpkin seed crumble, and if that wasn’t enough, petit fours to finish. We felt very spoilt (and full) by then!
The restaurant’s open kitchen has been extended so you can really be part the action. There are two screens in the corner of the restaurant, where you can watch your food being plated up. We loved watching Isaac and his team professionally and passionately crafting our dishes.
Isaac At was a fantastic experience. The food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Your party will be looked after all evening - with the waiters explaining all the dishes and bringing you something new and exciting each time.If you are pushed for time, there is now a shorter menu on offer Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturday lunchtime, perfect for a pre-theatre stop. And of course there are vegetarian options as well.
Isaac At offers new menus including a four course set menu (£35) – perfect for pre theatre – the full Isaac At tasting menu (£47) and a ‘Sussex Flight’ pairing menu.
Dine with Isaac Tuesday to Saturday evening and Saturday lunchtime.Isaac At
2 Gloucester Street