The Coal Shed Brighton

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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

Offers

Dine Local: £10pp off when ordering a dessert with any main course

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Wed 17:00-22:00

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with OpenTable in September to promote our new ‘Late Summer’ A La Carte menu. Not applicable with any other offer, excludes British cheeseboard from the dessert options, must be booked via the OpenTable platform.

What 1109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGary
London
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Was amazing.

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CherylG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Probably the best steak I’ve ever had but very expensive. On top of the steak if you want sides you have to pay separately so your looking at at least another £10 on top of the steak price. 2 of us had no starter or dessert, just the main course, and 2 drinks each and the bill was £119.00.

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Kirstyb
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, such beautiful steak, and I love sharing food, great lunch while my kid started school.

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KimberlyS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, had a great evening of good food and wine.

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Nicko
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When Covid is making it tough to go out, this was a refreshing experience, pretty normal !!
Great food, steak was 10/10.

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scottr
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and flavours
Staff very attentive and helpful

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Carmen
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly service. Good cocktails. Would definitely go again.

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Gabchen
London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We very much enjoyed our evening at the Coal Shed, the food is simply outstanding, great atmosphere too. The only thing, which upset us, was that the waiter initially did not want to honour the £10 off, although I told him I still had their email, which showed the offer. It took a while to convince him. In the end he did........ begrudgingly.

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LaurenG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere service was brilliant and the food was amazing

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BrianD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by Sean of the White House hotel, we were not disappointed. Nice that we were allowed in ahead of our appointed time. Very friendly staff and the food was so good that words fail.

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DamianW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place, Wonderful Staff. Never thought I'd be talking about Salad but Highly recommend The Ranch Salad. Fresh and Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter was very bubbly and friendly .

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ChrisTina
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely and cooked to perfection. The service was good and the waitress’s were very attentive.

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RossW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rushed, overpriced, no starters on the menu. No condiments at table....all other tables had them. Table booked for 8pm and had already run out of certain items. Lack of attention to detail. Seems that they are trying to compensate for the closure due to covid. Just my opinions

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michaelg
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average food but good service from waitress. Quite noisy

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ChantelleK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and attentive staff. Food was amazing so glad to have spent our anniversary there.

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Danskegg
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend to anyone, friendly, tasty, great service!

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Mapple
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & what lovely, accommodating staff. Couldn’t recommend more.

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bettyboo1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, don't be put off by the outside and location, service and welcome more than made up for it.

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ColinH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but so noisy that we would not come again

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff were very attentive and friendly.

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cliffb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

returning customer ,food was very nice ,good service and atmosphere all as per our previous visits

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LauraB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice, even for a vegetarian. Our server was brilliant, the wine was outstanding, nothing to fault at all. Fantastic family reunion dinner.

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helenM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very attentive yet unobtrusive service. We’ve never had a bad experience here. It’s not cheap but for a special occasion you can’t go wrong!

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simonb
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food - the curried cauliflower is one of the best dishes I've ever tasted.

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cdeller
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, perfect for special events.

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DeborahD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, outstanding food thoroughly recommended

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PaulD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sorry I forget to get our waitresses name she was excellent also told us about an amazing bar we went to after that done the best cocktails I’ve ever had
The food was very good. Our steaks were cooked to perfection served with new potatoes that were sautéed lovely
Will be back next time we’re in Brighton

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FNicole
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, steak was cooked perfectly although a little cold. Very expensive for what you get. We ordered the pork belly to share for starters and it was 8 pound for one tiny slice. We came here for a Sunday roast and was told when we got there they cannot serve a roast after 5 when the website states available after 12 and that’s it.

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RhondaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, great food and great service. Nothing seemed like trouble. Would definitely recommend

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UrsuLata
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my friends 50th brithday with lunch at the Coal Shed on Sunday. Of course the food was delicious. We started with a cheeky glass of champagne, Fish Tacos and King Prawns. We followed that with the Chateabriand (which was melt in the mouth and so full of flavour), chips and a tomato salad and still managed cheese for dessert. As we were expecting the food to be great it was even better that the service was outstanding. Between Georgie, Aurora and Alex we were incredibly well looked after! Awesome wine and port recommendations and they made us feel really welcome and made our lunch feel extra special - and were so much fun too. So thankyou to all at the Coal Shed for making our day, we'll be back before the next birthday for sure!

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AdieS
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely waiter, smiley, efficient and helpful. The beef from the roast dinner was delectable, as usual, good roast pots. The other vegetables could do with changing occasionally, especially the leeks in sauce. We shall be going again, Thank You!

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Dannie
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at the coal shed. The staff were wonderful, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was buzzing. Excellent value for such incredible food, already looking forward to returning.

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JasonO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was fantastic, staff could not have been more attentive. Food was fab, great value.

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MarcusP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent meal, the service was fantastic! Not “cheap” but who cares as we had a lovely meal so worth every penny!

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NickB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10....excellent venue, value and great unpretentious service. Would definitely go back.

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JennieW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place excellent service and most amazing steaks highly recommend

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ERICAW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were really friendly and helpful, enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very surprised the quality of food was 10 10 would definitely recommend this place!

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MarkG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, really great and the service was excellent.
Alex, who looked after us was friendly and chatty but never too much and was immediately on hand if we wanted anything - it was a really pleasant evening.
With the current situation making things awkward, the staff were super-accommodating when we turned up quite a bit earlier than our reservation and nothing was too much trouble all evening.
Strongly recommended.

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The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.6 stars by 1109 OpenTable diners.

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