If your someone who is interested in fine dining but likes a relaxed atmosphere then I would highly recommend to you Isaac At by Isaac Bartlett- Copeland. I’ve have got to admit, the term pop up restaurant is something I am really very familiar with and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was surprised to find an intimately small restaurant situated on Gloucester St in Brighton. Everyone sets down to eat together at 7:30pm and each set course is brought out at the same time, A really unusual concept for a restaurant.
Offering a set menu that changed on a weekly basis, my starter was charred, roasted and pureed carrot with puffed rice and star anise and my next two courses baked cod, salt baked celeriac, smoked apple and rosemary & a beef Jacobs ladder, parsley root, wild garlic and wilted gem are made with fresh locally sourced ingredients which is something the restaurant prides itself on, even down to the beverages. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfections, the beef was a total hit with everyone on my table and cut like butter.
For dessert we were offered Rhubarb sorbet, I was in love when I read it on the online menu before I even got there. It was only served In a small amount as a palette cleanser but the bright pink dessert was sprinkled was thyme and I loved that it had been made from scratch! The second of the desserts was apple, oats and whiskey ice cream, another course that I couldn’t get enough, the dish was decorated with wafer thin meringue, and to be completely honest I’ve got a massive sweet tooth, but it was easily the best meringue I’ve ever eaten.
Isaac At is a restaurant that I would truly recommend to anyone that’s looking for a fair priced high end food restaurant, the large table benches and low lighting in the perfect atmosphere for socialising and meeting new people, and the attentive staff just made the experience all the more enjoyable.
2 Gloucester Street, Brighton, east Sussex, BN1 4EW