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The Coal Shed Brighton

4.6
1210 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.

Support The Coal Shed Brighton during COVID-19

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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

£10 off when you order a main and a dessert

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 17:00-18:00

Early Dining Rewards: a little treat for those of you who dine early evening with us - to thank you for your support as we continue to adapt to the new legislation - any booking between 5pm - 6pm Monday to Wednesday will receive £10 off when you order a main and a dessert.

What 1210 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & exceptional food. The beef short rib with bone marrow mash & truffle cabbage was insanely tasty & I recommend the coconut espresso martinis’

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SteveS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything, from sitting down to leaving. Food was gorgeous, everything was cooked to perfection. A stunning Nero d’Avola to accompany and the soundtrack was mellow but uplifting. A special mention to the waiter and behind the scenes team, well choreographed and always with a smile. Will definitely be back, made our break in Brighton very special....

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RiaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an absolutely wonderful meal here. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the food was amazing, and overall it was a brilliant experience. Well worth the money. Definitely be visiting again.

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HuwD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Went for our Anniversary a we were visiting Brighton. Wife had the lamb and I had beef, both were excellent. They also brought us a small surprise for the occasion. Wine selection was also very good. Highly recommend.

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ClareJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent. We had the Short rib of beef between us with hispy cabbage and potatoes and it was all divine. Unfortunately, with the exception of the lovely lady who actually served us the food, the staff seem to be mute. We were seated in silence, and the waiter struggled to do more than answer any questions in as few words as possible, if at all. We weren’t even asked if we would like dessert - the menus were just thrust in our face in passing. Such a shame as the restaurant is lovely and with such good food but bad service, or in this case, none at all, for me it just ruins the experience.

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Thoroughly recommend the Tiger Prawns to start and the Fillet Steak.

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RobF
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent even had a waiter that sounded like Gino De Campo.
Would definetly recomend this place.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak, attentive staff, seated upstairs which was quieter, everything is charged as extra, even the sauce! 12.5% service charge is steep for just 2 people, I’d expect this for a group. I’d Definitely return but probably for a special ocassion only.

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LottieS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Equivalent food. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant with very good food and service was also very efficient and friendly. Cannot fault it at all, well done.

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Annya
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was good the food very good but the wine was overpriced and poor quality. I expect a restraunt which is mid to upper price range to have a decent house wine. I tried the the two least expensive wines neither of which were good. If you didn’t drink wine I would recommend it but it has put me off going back - I drink red and my friend white and it was the same with both. What a pity when the quality of the food was good I appreciate that things are very tough for Restraunts right now, they ask for a deposit which is fine as it is a disgrace how many people just don’t turn up but having bad wine is not the way to go for repeat business.

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nana
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fabulous and delicious. Missed it during lockdown but was pleased with their take away dishes which were lovely - but wish I had a coal BBQ to cook the steaks on.

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MrsKool
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Amazing food, wine and staff.. we’ve been before and we’ll definitely be going again!

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AdamT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend.

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Vicky1
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks and excellent service! Who could ask for more?

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AliceT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for my husband's birthday. One of the best meals we've had in brighton. For starter I had the tiger prawns and husband had the pork belly - both were delicious!! And then we both had very tasty medium rare sirloin steaks. Husband can be hard to please and he was really impressed! Excellent professional but friendly service and lovely ambience with just the right level of music to create an atmosphere but not overpowering. And all COVID measures properly followed. Would love to come back for another special meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find!!! Incredible food and amazing service. Wouk defo recommend!

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JayC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth its value and mouth watering food with great service!

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AmandaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The restaurant itself was a bit dark and gloomy. The food was excellent but we just felt it was a bit overpriced for what it actually was. I'm ok with paying £28 for a steak but when I then have to fork out for potatoes and veg separately I get a little miffed.

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Banksy
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the Roast Beef some bits were a bit tough and reheated potato’s bit dry. Vegetables were good and plenty of food for two of us. Overall very tasty. Service was great as was the wine.

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AngieW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic roast, the beef was perfect. I will definitely return

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traceye
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always brilliant.
Sunday roast is our usuall, superb, staff always so attentive and friendly, always a great vibe and a massive plus...if there is only 2 of you, you are seated not too close to anyone else.

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ClairH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for Sunday roast and it didn’t disappoint.
Only minor issues which wouldn’t stop us going back food could’ve been hotter. And could’ve make gluten free Yorkshire’s for our gluten free guest.

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joanneH
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.
Very attentive and friendly staff.
Excellent wine list.
I would recommend for amy special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and helpful and friendly staff. Despite dealing with Covid-19 etc . Had a fantastic evening.

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Lou77lou
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and a brilliant team running the show. We will be back.

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MarioA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent as well as the food! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food, by far the best meal
I have eaten for a while. The churros, fish tacos and ricotta and peach dish were outstanding.

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GuillaumeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Evening with delicious food!!!

Cocktails were great as well as the filet steaks, would definitely recommend and re visit in when in Brighton again. Very good value for money.
Special shout out to Claire and all the ladies that looked after us :)

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CharlotteE
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal! Staff were so friendly and lovely to chat too, great recommendations! We had the beef short rib to share and it was great value and one of the best meals I’ve had in Brighton!

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Gabchen
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sampled the OctoberBEST menu on Thursday, which was absolutely fantastic. Great value for money and the food was outstanding. Very pleasant staff too.

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EwenB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. The service was very attentive and tables were well spaced out given the circumstances. Most importantly the food was incredible, compliments to the chef indeed for our steaks!

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Mehdi
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service was great, I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who haven’t been there yet.

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TimM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as ever . Safe environment and beautiful food !!

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RubyM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal. Best steak I have ever tasted in my life. Staff were super friendly and they were able to give good recommendations on wine which was helpful :) 10/10 brilliant birthday meal would recommend very highly!

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JackC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very nice and was cooked excellently. The staff were kind and attentive and the atmosphere was very cosy. Ideal for a dinner date. The only issue was that I wish it wasn’t so expensive.

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majobor
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast and setup. Generous wine list to ho with it. We will book back.

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DavidB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the excellent beef Sunday roast.
I've given only 4 stars for food and value just because the portions aren't terribly generous for £20 per head.

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HenrikL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb Sunday lunch, especially the starters of fish tacos and prawn/ octopus. Nice touch w local sparkling wine - Goring Blanc de Blanc. Will visit again.

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Fabio
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter v good, attentive but not intrusive.
As a general comment, would ask that the Coal Shed enforce the wearing of face coverings by all patrons when they come into the premises or when moving about.

FAQs

The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.6 stars by 1210 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.