Michelin Starred dining in Sussex at 'matt gillan at The Pass' restaurant

Taking the 'Chef's Table' concept and exquisitely developing it, diners at our 28 cover Michelin starred, 4 AA Rosetted restaurant are closely involved in the kitchen drama!

Guests visiting our award-winning restaurant can expect a culinary experience focusing on seasonality. Make your choice of tasting menus bursting with dishes of unique flavour combinations and ingredients before watching the creations of Head Chef, Matt Gillan unfold right in front of you.

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Matt Gillan, Head Chef at Matt Gillan at The Pass features on Great British Menu 2015Matt Gillan - as seen on TV!

Matt was delighted to be invited back to compete on this years BBC's Great British Menu. This year's chefs once again aimed to plate up perfection, as they fought it out for the chance to cook at the dramatic banquet marking 100 years of the Women's Institute at London's historic Drapers Hall. Matt certainly took on the challenge creating four fantastic courses; Sowing and Growing, Jamming and Canning, Teaching and Preaching, and Back to Black (and Yellow). After a tough week Matt was delighted to win the London and South East heat. He then took on his fellow regional winners in a fantastic finals week. And what a week it was resulting in Matt's main course winning straight through to the banquets with 10's across the board, a first in the history of Great British Menu.  Congratulations Matt! 

Matt Gillan, Head Chef at The Pass, South Lodge August 2014 Meet matt!

Matt is delighted to be hosting and teaching a class at SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School on Friday 25th March 2016 where he will recreating his winning Great British Menu dish while giving a masterclass in goat!

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Discover how the culmination of Matt Gillan’s experiences over the years have shaped his career and food philosophy leading to 'Matt Gillan at The Pass' being awarded 4AA Rosettes and its first Michelin star.

The Pass restaurant Philosophy

Michelin Starred Dining at The Pass restaurant, Sussex Tasting Delights

'Matt Gillan at The Pass' specialises in and only offers tasting menus: a number of small 'taster' dishes that complement each other to make a complete menu of various courses rather than a typical number of substantial dishes. The aim is to provide you with a fascinating journey of foods, flavours and textures that you might not ordinarily come across, giving you a dining experience, rather than just a meal. Let us whet your appetite with a selection of our available menus.

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Michelin Starred Dining at The Pass restaurant, Sussex Wine and juice Flights

Let our expert sommelier take you on a journey through your food with his refined choices of wines, matched perfectly with a selection of your courses.  If you are looking for something a little more refreshing, we offer a range of infused juices to accompany and complement your meal.

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'Matt Gillan at The Pass' is available for groups of up to 36 guests when booked privately. You can expect a unique experience of innovative dishes delivered with impeccable, flawless service.

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Opening times

Please note 'Matt Gillan at The Pass' is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Tables are available to book for lunch between  12:00 noon and 1.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Sunday

Tables are available to book for dinner between 7pm and 8.30pm

'Matt Gillan at The Pass' is open to children over the age of 12 years old

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