Review on Murmur
Murmur is a lively arrival on Brighton's dining scene from chef Michael Bremner, the Great British Menu 2017 winner and the brains behind the popular Brighton Lanes 64 Degrees restaurant, the recipient of numerous accolades. Providing all-day sustenance in unfussy modern surroundings, it's located within the promenade's newly restored Victorian arches overlooking the historic West Pier and British Airways i360, a 450ft futuristic glass viewing pod.
Named after the word murmuration, the shape starlings make when they flock and fly between the two piers on the coast, the restaurant takes advantage of its beachfront location with seating for 40 diners on their terrace. Inside it has an industrial vibe with exposed piping and dangling filament lighting, teal banquettes are set against grey painted walls and there's also bright canary yellow metal chairs.
A venue suitable for all the family, children have their own menu, and dogs are allowed on the terrace. Typical starters that could appear on the concise menu are lobster coquettes with bacon mayonnaise, charred lime and crispy kale or from the land pressed confit duck leg served with braised chicory and blood orange. When it comes to main courses there's crispy spiced trout, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, confit garlic aioli and rocket or slow cooked pork shoulder, kimchi slaw, apple and black pudding salsa, charred iceberg lettuce and crackling. Bringing up the rear are desserts such as custard tart with rhubarb sorbet and poached rhubarb or caramel mousse with hot chocolate and coffee ice cream.
To accompany the food there's a concise wine list with options available by the glass as well as cocktails like Hurri Kane, consisting of gin, apricot brandy, lime, passion fruit and prosecco.
Michael Bremner and Josh Kitson
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 9.00 - 11.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm
Dinner: From 5.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card