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 will aim to plate up perfection, as they fight it out for the chance to cook at a glorious banquet marking 100 years of the Womens Institute at London's historic Drapers Hall.  Tune in to BBC2 at 7.30pm on Monday 21st September to watch Matt in the South East regional heat.

The Autumn of 2014 was a busy one for Matt Gillan, Head Chef at Matt Gillan at The Pass has he once again featured on our TV screens in not one but two BBC TV programmes.

In a new day time  show, A Taste of Britain, Matt appeared in the episode featuring Sussex. Aired in September, Matt's Sussex Wagyu beef dish was a real hit with presenters Brian Turner and Janet Street Porter. The cows are now residents in our own fields so Matt is able to keep an even keener eye on them!

And, in his first foray into live TV, Matt was honoured, if a little nervous, to be asked on Saturday Kitchen in October. Creating a delicious dish with an unusual cut, a short rib of beef or Jacobs Ladder, James Martin and the other show guests - Chef Ching-He


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

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 to each and every one of your dishes.  If you are looking for something a little more refreshing, we now 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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