The Coal Shed Brighton

4.7
1310 reviews
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Born from the love of cooking on fire The Coal Shed Brighton is a steak restaurant with relaxed, elegant surroundings in the heart of Brighton. We’ve been named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly awards, and have also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards and many others.


Our method at The Coal Shed is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and expertly cooked. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre theatre menu plus Brighton's favourite Sunday Sharing Roasts.

Please be advised that The Coal Shed is now a cashless venue

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Thu 12:00PM - 4:00PM

What 1310 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience and amazing food!

JM
JonM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service above and beyond . The ribs were exceptional. So glad we booked

AG
AliG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We loved this place the first time we went there and thought the food and atmosphere were incredible. On our second visit the service was great but sadly the food didn’t quite live up to our previous trip. I think this may have been due to staff shortages and the fact the restaurant was very busy so I would still recommend giving it a try.

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wilkinson
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding anniversary, knowledgable about the cuts of meat and we were very pleased with our meal. Should’ve sat downstairs…

LG
LorraineG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good from start to finish

TW
TimW
London
26 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class from start to finish

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Bobby1
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All around a very nice restaurant.
Food was lovely.
We celebrated a birthday and the waiter came with a little desert with candle which was a nice thoughtful thing to do!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing meal and most amazing staff who made husbands 50th birthday meal on le to remember! Would 100% go back and 100% recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was wonderful - we were sat upstairs which was quieter but that was fine for us

Staff was great and very friendly

Would really recommend

AM
AnnaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and staff were very lovely. Will definitely be coming back.

SS
SarahS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve eaten in some time! Fantastic steak, everything had great flavour to it and was beautifully presented.

HL
HelenL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had fillet steak that was excellent quality and cooked perfect

CM
CherylM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service highly recommend. Steak and Lamb were both excellent.

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heather
West Sussex
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal and service but the dining room was quite cold.

SK
SophieK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food! , service was great, best steak in brighton hands down!

LR
LillyR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Even at Christmas time the staff were brilliant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service. One of our favourite restaurants in Brighton.

SS
SaraS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it not rushed out. Food fab! Very efficient and nice staff.

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alexo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, relaxed, friendly and helpful service; delicious food and wine, and a calm, perfectly judged environment and ambience. A perfect pre-Christmas (and lockdown), child-free lunch date.

SM
SarahM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely restaurant. Great atmosphere, beautiful food and good service. It’s not cheap so it’s more of an occasion restaurant. A must visit, can’t wait to return!

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Waifan
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and lovely ambience make a perfect evening.

PJ
PaulJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - the chicken starter was devine, and the steak as one of the best I've ever had!

FH
FionaH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so friendly and the food was delicious. I did think the service charge was a little pricey but overall a lovely evening.

CD
CharlotteD
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a lovely meal on Sunday, the food was really delicious and the service was attentive. We arrived at 12pm as the restaurant was opening and were ushered upstairs. Had this not been my first visit id have insisted on being on the ground floor which had much more atmosphere. But my son and I had a great lunch and as it was his birthday lunch, they gave him a lovely birthday plate of truffle and marshmallow, which he loved.

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StephenB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant got everything right - welcoming, great cocktails, delicious food and wine, friendly service and a lovely vibe - just what we needed after a tough year......highly recommended

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Luce
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the coal shed. Highly recommend, the food is amazing

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CF45
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Mark, our waiter, in particular was amazing and really made the experience. Thank you!

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NigelA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal and lovely food. appreciated being moved to a quieter/safer table and did not even have to ask as the staff noticed our concern. we sat upstairs and were very well served by the waitress who was personable, helpful and full of enthusiasm. what a pleasure. I regret I do not know her name . good value and would highly recommend.

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LawrenceS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good best steak in Brighton

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Katie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe and even better food. Shared the short rib. So much food and so delicious. Can’t wait to return!

CM
ChloeM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was utterly flawless. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday meal and from start to finish it was a fantastic experience; from the friendly, attentive service to the beautifully cooked steak and the confit duck that simply fell off the bone, they were the best meals we’ve had in a very long time! We would recommend it to anyone visiting Brighton and will 100% be returning in future! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

4 of us met up for my boyfriends 50th birthday. It was a great evening, not a cheap night but food was fab, cocktails were awesome. The staff were helpful at all times and quick with drinks etc
Will definitely go again when we’ve saved up 😜

LR
LisaR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience even during covid times .... really lovely waiting staff and the food was as amazing as always

AO
AlexO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the food was wonderful. Thank you.

DK
DenverK
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attention to detail , polite informative staff .
Great atmosphere can’t wait to go again ....

CG
CellierG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lovely staff

ER
EmmaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak I've ever eaten!! Lovely restaurant, friendly staff. Quite pricey but well worth it for the best steak I've ever had.

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SamP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, 10/10
Food, great little restaurant.

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Scan
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, really liked the decor although perhaps a little on the noisy side. Service was also excellent - would highly recommend!

NG
NickGHeap
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. If you like quality meat cooked very well, then this is the place. Fillet steak, confit duck and octopus / scallops all amazing.

FAQs

The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.7 stars by 1310 OpenTable diners.

The Coal Shed Brighton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://coalshed-restaurant.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/monetary-gift-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.