Michelin Starred dining in Sussex at The Pass
Taking the 'Chef's Table' concept and
exquisitely developing it, diners at our 22 cover Michelin starred,
4 AA Rosetted restaurant are closely involved in the
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
drama and creations of Head Chef, Matt Gillan and his team
Gillan joins Great British Menu
Great British Menu returned to BBC2 for an
eighth series early in 2013. Chefs from eight regions
competed to win the opportunity to cook for a series finale banquet
and Matt Gillan, Head Chef of The Pass restaurant in Sussex was
delighted to be asked to take part.
With Comic Relief in mind, the chefs were
challenged to create dishes which taste amazing but also bring a
smile to the faces of the judges and this year included a
number of leading UK comedians and comedy writers! The dishes they
presented must celebrate the fun of Comic Relief.
Matt had great fun coming up with some really imaginative ideas
and although did not make it to the final made a great impression
in his first year on Great British Menu. We hope to see him return
to compete again next year!
pass IS awarded FOUR AA Rosettes! September 2012
We are thrilled to announce that The
Pass has been awarded the prestigious accolade of four AA
rosettes. The AA states that restaurants awarded with four
rosettes are “among the top restaurants in the UK, where the
cooking demands national recognition. These restaurants exhibit
intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical
skills, and remarkable consistency. They will combine appreciation
of culinary traditions with a passionate desire for further
exploration and improvement. There are very few restaurants with
Four AA Rosettes.”.
Says Matt Gillan, head chef: “We’re absolutely
delighted to be awarded a 4th AA Rosette. I am tremendously proud
of the team who continue to work hard year after year. To have our
hard work recognised is fantastic.”
The Pass is awarded a Michelin Star!
It was with great honour that The Pass became one of only a handful
of restaurants awarded its first Michelin star in October 2011. The
Michelin guide is arguably the most revered restaurant guide
amongst chefs, restaurant critics and guests alike.
Having opened our doors in November 2008
we were delighted to have been awarded 3 Rosettes by the
prestigious AA Restaurant Guide 2009 just 3 months later! A few
years on and we are delighted to have consistently retained this
award. To receive a Michelin star in addition to this was fantastic
Meet the man behind The Pass
Discover how the culmination of Matt Gillan’s
experiences over the years have shaped his career and food
philosophy leading to The Pass restaurant being awarded 4AA
Rosettes and its first Michelin star.
The Pass restaurant
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
View our fine dining
Let our expert sommelier take you on a journey
through your food with his refined choices of wines, matched
perfectly to each and every one of your dishes
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The Pass is available for groups of up to 32 guests when booked
privately. You can expect a unique experience of innovative dishes
delivered with impeccable, flawless service.
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Please note The Pass restaurant in West Sussex
is open Wednesday to Sunday.
Tables are available to book for lunch
between 12:00 noon and 1.30pm
Tables are available to book for
dinner between 7pm and 8.30pm
The Pass is open to children over the age of
12 years old.
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table at The Pass online
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