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.

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What 983 People Are Saying
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Louise
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meals I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Tasty, full of flavour meals and perfectly cooked steaks. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and staff were brilliant!

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Katie
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely visit The Coal Shed, food is amazing! Lovely waitress too.

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EmilyBrandrick
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere and food! Sunday roast was incredible.

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MichellaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great atmosphere would definitely recommend

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LaurenN
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Brighton this was a lovely little place food and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Saturday afternoon lunch. Steaks are always great and the service is always

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vipPeterr1
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coal Shed has always been one of my favourite restaurants in Brighton and, for that matter, anywhere in England. Service is first class and the food and wine simply superb. This was the first time I've been able to dine there since lockdown was lifted and it was a joy to return. Nick and his team were superb hosts and we loved every minute of our lunch. Fabulous!

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JoannaS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak! Lovely food and service! Very friendly and attentive.

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NatashaC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Incredible menu and quality of food! Really enjoyed all courses and the kids menu was good too!

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LUISP
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, brilliant steaks. I had the rib-eye. The smoked pork belly starter was gorgeous too. Lovely staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

So, as a Brighton resident of 20 years , Ive eaten in most of the decent places and as I was entertaining a friend, I chose Coal Shed.
So, the good news is the steaks were nice. The wine was nice.
However, there was a plague of flies which one of the waiters was swatting regularly.
The waiter kept removing our one menu after we'd ordered something so had to keep asking it back.
I think my guest didn't notice to much but as the person paying the £175 bill it was a bit irksome as both of the staff kept asking him (not me) if he'd enjoyed the meal and totally ignored me on the way out.
I'm not at all narcissistic, and always measure experiences on balance but if your paying the tab, you expect to be treated accordingly otherwise why bother. I don't need my photo taken with the maitre d' table but it would also be me booking and paying the next time.
I won't be.

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Food
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable meal with excellent service and delicious food.

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vipLymey62
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary 😊

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Laser2000
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Good service. Good Covid precautions. Superb Rib Eye. Overall good value .

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EmiliaF
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was lovely. The atmosphere was also lovely.

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Georgio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, service was very quick and nice. Didnt feel rushed but also didn't feel like we needed to get anyones attention for anything. Was very clean everywhere. I would recommend this place to anyone that likes good meat n a chill experience.

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Mills
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing dining experience, food was exceptional. However if you are going for the steak be aware this is double the price than the rest of the mains.

Definitely worth it for a special occasion however we were not expecting to pay £100 for two mains and a drink.

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Robdeturtle
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like steak come here was cooked to perfection.

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SuzieR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I both agree this is the best steak we’ve ever had! We were served by Jo and she was lovely and joking around with us which made us feel comfortable and welcome. :)

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JasmineL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall lovely experience. Food was delicious and staff where welcoming and friendly. Will definitely return.

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Mary
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious service was a little slow and for the size of the venue not as attentive as I would have expected.
Celebrating our anniversary so we made the most of it together

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SallyG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Some of the staff were great, the food pretty tasty, although our main waiter was a miserable git. Would it hurt to force a polite welcome, especially as you've probably been closed for three months? Kind of put us off to be honest. Fortunately the rest of the staff made up for it. Didn't seem to attempt any social distancing that we could see either... hey ho.

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Lisa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best Sunday lunch available, as close to home cooked as we have had out!

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NickB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Premises were a little dark and cramped (upstairs). The shared sirloin roast was nice although the meat was a little fatty and gristly. Very nice roasties, the cheesy leek bake: a little watery, roast carrots: very nice. Not enough gravy, not enough horseradish sauce. The amount was perfect for us but I suspect that those with larger appetites may struggle

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NataliaM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo our waitress was brilliant 👏 the whole team were friendly and we felt relaxed

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal as always! So much flavour!

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AnthonyW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the coal shed as I got a voucher for my birthday but due to covid was unable to use it however they extended it for me .a very nice quiet restaurant the service was excellent, it initially looks expensive but the quality of the food more than makes up for that cannot fault in any way

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Tacos were awesome. Fricasse as a side to our meat was an unexpected DELICIOUS side to have. I wasn’t a big fan of the chocolate fondant, it had an overpowering taste of eucalyptus. But that’s a personal taste I guess :) everything else was great!

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HollieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak and fantastic service. The buzzing atmosphere made eating out feel ‘normal’ again.

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Stug
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, service was great. I ate too much! A lovely evening was had.

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JacquiA
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, however not a fan of a service charge being added automatically-prefer to decide on the service ourselves!

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JackieR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service made to feel very welcome and staff friendly as recommended the wine was a lovely evening well done

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ClaireB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing
Service very knowledgeable helpful and happy!

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ABC123
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Put upstairs. No atmosphere. Uncomfortable speaking to my partner as other tables could hear every word. Starter was ok. Steak was overcooked, burnt and full of fat. During meal had phone call from restaurant asking why I didn't turn up for my booking. I wish I hadn't.

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Stuart
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks cooked to perfection. Great service and atmosphere

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BigJigBeats
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lovely restaurant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Outstanding food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StuartF
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service.
Really pleasant staff and chatty .
Would recommend this place for food anyday .
I had the fillet and it was perfect.
Will re visit .

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ClaireF
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, came here for my partners birthday with our children! Can’t fault the food was amazing and the staff super friendly 5*

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BiancaL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb! We had a delicious meal and had wonderful service from the staff. We will be back again.

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vipKTompkinsfreshfoodnut
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the coal shed I always have the fish which is delicious and my partner has a T bone steak. All the sides are so good and the oysters and so good!

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