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Breaking news

June 2021:  Dan Kenny has found a new home for his project -- within one of the branches of local coffee chain, Café Rust (moved from 33 Regency Square).

December 2020: The restaurant will close in Spring 2021. Message on Instagram..."After almost six years residing and working alongside Artist Residence this chapter is coming to an end. We will be leaving our residence at the hotel on 31 March 2021. We want to close the chapter by putting out the best food we have ever cooked, so please do book in to come and say goodbye with a final meal with us.

"There are too many people to mention but you know who you are are. Again a huge thanks; your help, support and compassion has fuelled the restaurant and made it something we are proud of.

"We hope the Set will live on. The new year may bring us a new home, or we may look at new projects such as pop-ups, exclusive private dining and some other stuff (once we think of it). We shall keep you posted."

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Eat from a “tempting short menu” (“there’s no longer just a set menu”) at Dan Kenny’s funky former pop-up that’s now permanently parked in a “relaxed and quiet” location, within a trendy boutique hotel. “How can kale taste like heaven? How can sultanas make such an intense jam? How can rhubarb zing in an eclair? Go visit The Set and discover for yourself!” But hurry – in December 2020, Kenny announced that the restaurant would cease trading at the end of March 2021.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Eat from a “tempting short menu” (“there’s no longer just a set menu”) at Dan Kenny’s funky former pop-up that’s now permanently parked in a “relaxed and quiet” location, within a trendy boutique hotel. “How can kale taste like heaven? How can sultanas make such an intense jam? How can rhubarb zing in an eclair? Go visit The Set and discover for yourself!”

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dishes at this edgy former pop-up now attached to a hip boutique hotel are “intricate but powerful constructions”. There’s “little choice” available – just a list of set menus (although there are more options in the adjoining Set bar) – but they have “the confidence not to over-elaborate”. “Sit at the pass if you can to get a great view of the tiny kitchen and learn more from the chefs about the preparation of your dishes”.

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Have you eaten at The Set?

Owner's description

We open Wednesday to Friday with drinks from 6.30pm and dinner service starting at 7pm.
We serve between 14-16 courses during the evening to just 18 customers.
Your dining experience takes approximately 2.5-3 hours, the table is yours for the night.
We serve 1 menu using the finest ingredients and cook food we love eating with lots of big flavours, fat and umami along the way.
Working with British micro-seasonal ingredients, heritage slow grown vegetables, sustainable seafood and native rare breed meats and fine food specialists.
We also offer a drinks pairing using an array of delicious alcoholic beverages.
Due to us being just a 2 team kitchen we don’t cater for dietary requirements.
All Bookings are available online, so please click the book now button to secure a table with us.
We function as a cashless establishment.
Due to Covid-19 you are required to wear a face mask unless in our garden or sat on your table, please sanitise your hands regularly and be respectful of the measures.
We reside within Cafe Rust, 50 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 4QF.
‏‏‎We look forward to welcoming you.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Dinner only 16
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code
18
16
50 Preston Road , Brighton, BN1 4QF
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6.30‑11:30 pm
Thursday6.30‑11:30 pm
Friday6.30‑11:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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