Michael Bremner, head chef and owner of the Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant 64 Degrees in Brighton, East Sussex, has opened a new beach-front restaurant Murmur with a view overlooking the old West Pier.
“We named the restaurant Murmur from the word murmuration which is the shape that the starlings make when they flock and fly between the two piers here on the coast,” said Bremner.
“The new restaurant will serve healthy and honest food,” he added. “It will be chilled here, and we will serve breakfast and brunches. I want it to be the sort of place where my fiancé and I and our two girls would go to eat.”
Bremner’s fiancé Carla Grassy was responsible for the restaurant’s logo, the interiors and front of house design and has been integral to the opening of the second restaurant. Murmur has 39 covers inside and a further 40 covers on the terrace overlooking the beach.
“We have a fantastic team here, in the kitchen and front of house, and an extraordinary wine list, with a good selection by the glass,” said Bremner. “The aim is to create a relaxed, social vibe, where you can get a good three-course lunch for £30 per head.”
Bremner used two Brighton-based companies to help him with his second opening; the design of the restaurant was completed by Platform and the kitchen design and installation by Commercial Catering Contracts.
Scottish chef Bremner recently reached the final of BBC Two’s Great British Menu where he beat 23 other high-profile UK chefs for one of four places to cook at a summer banquet celebrating 140 years of Wimbledon tennis.
His dish, The Grass is Greener, was inspired by Wimbledon being the only Grand Slam tennis tournament still played on grass. It featured ox tongue topped with a jus-filled ravioli, served with pickled summer vegetables.