Following the success of award-winning restaurant 64 Degrees, Michael Bremner, opened up sister restaurant, Murmur, in 2017. The restaurant has been designed with a less formal experience in mind as Bremner sought to achieve a venue that is “very chilled and relaxed” with dishes that are “healthy and honest.”
The name of the restaurant was inspired from the murmuration shape formed by the starlings, which can be seen from the restaurant’s beachside location in The Arches overlooking the West Pier.
Visited: October 2017
The great view of the sea from the restaurant
The food was incredible
We had quite a long wait for our food, although admittedly we arrived earlier than our reservation
We arrived at Murmur 30 minutes prior to our original booking and were delighted they could seat us. As we walked in we were pleased to see Michael Bremner’s now very recognisable face in the kitchen.
The enthusiastic waiter introduced himself and we ordered some oysters to share, some bread and wine. The oysters arrived shortly and were deliciously meaty and flavoursome.
I ordered a dish from the specials menu to start – scallops, mash and kale. There was a 45-minute wait for our starters, which was slightly irritating as it was a business lunch and we needed to get back to the office.
But when they did arrive, they were perfectly cooked, and the flavours well balanced.
Two members of our party ordered the catch of the day which, on this occasion was plaice. It came whole and the waiter kindly de-boned it for us at the table.
My main was the ox tongue with smoked bone marrow mash and it was one of the nicest things I’ve eaten in a really long time. The ox tongue was beautifully tender and melted in the mouth into a rich beef flavour. The mash had a pool of liquid in the middle (the bone marrow I presume) which drizzled out when I started to dive into the potato. It was an incredible plate of food that I won’t forget for a while.
I wholeheartedly recommend Murmur and am dying to go back to see if the other dishes are as good as the ox tongue.
Overall Verdict: 8.5/10
Cost: Starters range from £7.50-£10.50 and main courses range from £12.50-£18
Address: 91-96 King’s road arches,