Brighton’s Hottest New Restaurant Cyan at The Grand Hotel

An exciting new restaurant has launched in Brighton offering an all-day dining experience in one of the most loved hotels in the town.

Cyan, which has replaced GB1 at The Grand Brighton on the south coast’s seafront, opened its doors on Friday 29th November.

With a big emphasis on local produce, Cyan aims to use only the best and freshest locally sourced and sustainable ingredients for its small plates and sharing platters. Suppliers such as Great British Charcuterie, B&N Fish and Trenchmore Farm are on board, but it doesn’t just stop at the food.

Cyan’s sustainability interest is also reflected in the restaurant design with bespoke marbled artwork and items made from recycled plastic waste by local artists, Weez & Merl.

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The restaurant’s food and drink menu is inspired by culture, heritage and travel. Its chefs blend locally sourced produce with a handpicked selection of seasonal, unique and high-quality ingredients from around the world to design new and unexpected combinations to create a medley of tastes, textures and flavours.


Cyan aims to provide an interactive and welcoming atmosphere where guests can drink an extensive selection of organic wines by the glass, enjoy watching the bar tender’s flair while making cocktails complete with a selection of garnishes from the in-restaurant micro-herb fridge or see their food being prepared in front of their eyes with live cooking and homemade charcuterie.


Joining the award-winning team is head chef, Kirk Johnson. Kirk, has over 30 years’ experience working in country house hotels and even Royal Ascot and has trained under the watchful eye of MBE Michael Caines.

cyan restaurant brightonKirk is excited to get creative while coming up with the seasonally changing dishes. He said: “The restaurant seats 80, and with 15 to 20 ever-changing dishes we certainly have an exciting challenge on our hands, but we’re looking forward to keeping things interesting for our diners with a variety of options for meat-eaters, pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans.”


While the restaurant has had a contemporary redesign some aspects which made GB1 unique have remained. The 155-year old marble columns are still a central point and continue to be surrounded by a circular bar. However, the bar has been reworked to provide an area for remote workers to settle down in during the day and for groups of friends to be entertained with an interactive dining experience by night.

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Pedro Watson, restaurant manager at Cyan, added: “We are extremely excited to launch Cyan at The Grand Brighton and believe it will breathe a fresh lease of life into Brighton’s dining offering. We want people to feel comfortable and relaxed, whether they are grabbing brunch, wanting a place to work with a coffee or a fun and vibrant atmosphere to share dinner and a glass of wine with friends.

“We’re also bringing theatre to the dinner table with interactive dining experiences, live cooking with our chefs and a flair to drinks with our specially designed micro-herb refrigerator ready for any finishing touches.”

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