Brighton’s Isaac At restaurant to close

By Joe Lutrario

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Brighton restaurant Isaac At to close

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Brighton restaurant Isaac At will close in August after eight-and-a-half years with its chef and owner Isaac Bartlett-Copeland saying ‘it’s now a time for new beginnings’.

In central Brighton’s North Laine area, the tiny restaurant launched on a shoestring budget of £25,000 in 2015 within the site of a former financial advisor’s office.

Isaac At offers cuisine inspired by the ‘agricultural bounty of the Sussex Downs’ with current dishes including the likes of plaice with seaweed hollandaise, dill and sea herbs; and Trenchmore wagyu beef with charred red and padron peppers.

Geared towards tasting menus, the circa 20-cover Gloucester Street site is also notable for being the first restaurant in the country to serve an exclusively-English wine list. 

A Best of Isaac At menu  will be available from the end of June until the restaurant closes with dishes and pricing to be confirmed in due course. 

Earlier this year Bartlett-Copeland teamed up with former Terre à Terre chef Dave Marrow to launch the wood-fired cooking-focused Embers in Brighton’s The Lanes area.

Taking to Instagram, Bartlett-Copeland (pictured left) wrote: “I’m sad to announce that we’ve made the decision to close Isaac At. It has been an incredible 8.5 years and we have loved every part of the journey. 

“Isaac At has been so much more than just a restaurant to us, it’s been about the people that have dined with us and all the incredible things that have happened here. From all the anniversaries and birthdays to proposals and even a few weddings. We have been blessed with the most incredible guests, in the most incredible city! And not to mention all the amazingly passionate suppliers and producers that have inspired us and grown with us along the way.”

Isaac At's last service will be 26 August.

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