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Matt Gillan to open Brighton coffee house and restaurant

06 December 2016 by
Matt Gillan to open Brighton coffee house and restaurant

Chef Matt Gillan, formerly of the Michelin-starred Pass at the five-red-AA-star 89-bedroom South Lodge hotel, near Horsham, West Sussex, has announced a new venture in Brighton.

Gillan left the Pass, owned by Exclusive Hotels and Venues, after 10 years in April to launch a new permanent outlet in Brighton, following a series of pop-ups.

The Red Roaster coffee house will be a "modern day interpretation of a coffee house", serving food in the evening as it transforms into the Pike and Pine restaurant.

The coffee house and restaurant will reside in the existing Red Roaster coffee shop in Kemp Town, where it was launched 16 years ago.

Gillan said: "Our aim is to retain the passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of our coffee, but in addition, add an unbelievable world class food offer alongside it and transform Red Roaster into our modern day interpretation of a coffee shop."

The menu at Pike and Pine will be similar to the style that Gillan is known for, using local and unique food from the area.

The date of the opening of the new business is yet to be announced.

Gillan added: "This has been months and months of planning, design, meetings, more meetings and more planning. The end result will be amazing and I can't wait to share more."

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