The South East offers some of the best restaurants in the UK, it seems. There’s an incredible nine Brighton restaurants featured in a top 100 list just released by Square Meal today; with 64 Degrees and Isaac At claiming spots 7 and 16 respectively, it’s clear that diners in the city are curious about locally sourced, quality ingredients when it comes to eating out.

Isaac Bartlett-Copeland Head Chef and owner Isaac AtDescribed by Square Meal as: “one of the best meals I’ve had outside London in a long time”, the young team at Isaac At have been championing Sussex food and wine since they launched as a pop up three years ago. For Head Chef Isaac Bartlett-Copeland (right), who turned 25 in March, it’s been a strong twelve months of development for the team. Isaac says, “It’s amazing to be placed so highly in the list, especially when Brighton & Hove has so much to offer when it comes to great restaurants. We’re so passionate about our local concept and what we do, so it’s incredible to be able to help put Sussex on the map like this. I started the business with less than £25,000, so to see how far we’ve come in three years is very over-whelming. We love what we do and we’re a really strong team, which helps us stay fresh and innovative with new dishes.”

Also in the top 100, Brighton restaurants include Little Fish Market (19), Salt Room (24), Cin Cin (34), The Coal Shed (39), Pascere (43), The Gingerman (72) and Terre a Terre (83).

The full list can be found here.