Fire and friendship fuels new Brighton launch

Well-known Brighton chefs Isaac Barlett-Copeland and Dave Marrow (right and left in photo) are to open a wood-fire restaurant called Embers in the seaside town’s historic Lanes in early April.

Embers will focus on Sussex produce cooked in medieval-style in a metal cage suspended above a fire in the centre of the restaurant.

Isaac has made his name with his hyper-local restaurant Isaac@ while Dave has been head chef at Terre à Terre, many people’s pick at Britain’s best vegetarian outfit, for four years. The two have been friends since working together in the kitchen of Brighton’s Grand Hotel – Isaac’s first job.

Isaac said: “It’s always been our dream to open a restaurant together and I’m so excited that this dream has finally been realised. We want Embers to be about big, bold flavours and the sort of restaurant we’d want to go to on our days off – it’s all about fire and friendship!”

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