The Copper Clam

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£26 to £40
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Seafood
The Copper Clam is a seafood, shellfish & steak restaurant located on Brighton beach in the famous historic Arches. Enjoy your meal with stunning sea views from the upstairs dining room and sheltered patio if alfresco is your choice. We specialise in fine fresh seafood served in a relaxed environment, with an extensive selection of beers, wines & spirits.
We have a private dining area and cater for large groups and parties.
What 158 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well what can i say. We were searching for a seafood restaurant whilst in Brighton for the weekend and i have to say we hit the jackpot. From the moment we walked in from the rain the whole place was just so inviting. From how we were greeted to how we were treated the whole evening. Just amazing. And the whole lobster that was still in the ocean that morning was i would say the best i have ever had and so filling. Whenever back in Brighton we will always be back. Its a meal that i will remember for a very long time. Simple and the best.

RH
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted by a friendly and professional staff who went on to make excellent recommendations and show depth of knowledge of their menu. Great ambience looking over the water outside and the warmth of the staff inside!

JD
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had my best ever scallop in this lovely restaurant by the sea in Brighton. They offer very friendly service and good menu even if you want something other than seafood. We ordered a steak and surprisingly, it tasted so good that it’s totally beyond our expectations. Absolutely a place you should go while you’re in Brighton!

BE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Did not like the food here. Was extremely overpriced for the quality of food served- I would not recommend to a friend/anyone. If the food had been more flavourful/had any flavour at all the price would not have been an issue, however as it stands the food was not only bland, but cost significantly more then average.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent meal. Would certainly recommend it.

N
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was made to feel very welcome, best steak we’ve had for a while. Will def come back.

S
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and certainly will not be the last. A great find

CO
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The best aspect of the Copper Clam was the friendly and efficient staff. In fact probably the best service I’ve had in a Brighton restaurant. I also thought the wine list was good and reasonably priced. The food was very good, but it loses points because of the small portions. My delicious (but small) sea bream was served on maybe a table spoon of crushed potatoes; that’s just not enough for a grown man. Similarly my starter was just 3 small crab croquettes. Make the portion sizes a bit more generous and offer some bread and this could be a great little restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will come back again. One of the best restaurants I have been to recently.

v
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My second time dining at the Copper Clam. Food, venue & service very good but there was a crowd of rowdy gentlemen arrived after about 30 minutes who gradually got louder & louder, bad language & were not asked to tone it down by the manager or staffas we would have expected. We were quite disappointed as they could have been moved into the other room. Spoilt the overall experience this time to be honest. There were 5 of us there for our daughters birthday.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well. That was the most amazing evening I’ve had in a very long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 😘

k
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It's ok. That's as much enthusiam that I can bring.
The staff are super friendly and ben over backwards.

the food is average. Oysters super small, prawns under-cooked and sent back, wine average.
we were all underwhelmed rather than raving.

it's a good back up plan of a place, easy to find on the beach and in the summer i imagine great to see the sea.

DC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time here and the food was great even if a little expensive. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent sea food. A nice discovery in Brighton.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, location and excellent service

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly 3rd time visiting A’s love the food and service 😁

PA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food . Very pleased with everything

h
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can highly recommend the copper clam, the food was amazing, topped off with fantastic service. I cannot wait to go back

K
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Copper Clam was just wonderful! Because of its location on the seafront, if I hadn’t seen a blogger review on Instagram, I would have written it off as a tourist trap but that would have been a huge mistake. The staff are so friendly and we were welcomed like old friends despite having never been before. The food was absolutely incredible and we can’t wait to go back!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second trip to Copper Clam and it was just as excellent as the first time I went.

This time we had lovely weather so sat outside.

The food is incredible and the service is amazing.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The seafood was good but the sides were not. The mac & cheese looked like it came from a packet and the green beans with sesame seeds were overcooked and under seasoned and served with water still in the bowl. The service was fine until the manager told off a table for letting their kids run around outside the restaurant. Totally unnecessary and caused a scene that could easily have been avoided. There was a power out so we didn't see what the inside of restaurant was like - it could be nicer ambience than outside. But overall, for price point, wouldn't recommend.

SB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fun restaurant with amazing seafood. There were 8 or us visited on Sunday and the staff could not have been more friendly or attentive to our table. The food was delicious, all served nice and hot. Blankets available when we did get a little chilly outside, but nothing too much of a problem for these guys. We'll definitely visit again :)

H
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forgot my starter bit sorted out and would go back - lovely fish and desert

FG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was generally tasty and well cooked but some dishes could have benefitted from a few more vegetables. E.G. a couple of boiled potatoes to accompany the skate with seasonal vegetables (only greens) would have been great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff who took time to chat. Good food and a good vibe, particularly as we ended up outside right at sunset. We shared the seafood cataplana. Would recommend.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Starter was poor, skate as main course was over cooked, veg undercooked? They took the skate off the bill but at £65 a head was not value for money, asked for some wafers with my ice cream and they had none ! Won’t return

DL
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant underscores the usefulness of Open Table. I had about two minutes to choose Copper Clam and book it in a town I don't visit regularly enough to know the places to eat. Fabulous meal with such a generous seafood platter. Sat outside chatting to a new colleague who is important to me for three hours; felt like I should've added some rent. It's the service from all the team I'll remember most. Outstanding.

OT
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and a lovely meal

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exceptional!! The food & drinks were second to none.

B
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for a girlie lunch. Food and service is lovely.

IH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Briliant restaurant that specialises mainly in fish and seafood. Excellent service, great value, welcoming staff, Will definitely go back!

s
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our first visit here . Great service and good food !

PA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the table, although small was in a lovely spot.

P
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and excellent service.
Wished we had discovered it on our first night in Brighton!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant on the beach, were eat al fresco the view was not great as boarded up area on beach blocked view to sea. Was told the building work will finish in September so it will then go. Looked at the inside 1st floor dinning area looks fab. We will be back to Brighton soon and will dine here again. The food and service was perfect.

R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Do fun and so good.

RD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fantastic family meal at The Copper Clam for my 21st birthday. The staff were friendly and attentive. Food was to die for. Especially the mussels and orange sorbet. Will be back again and again. Thank you!!

JB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a wonderful friendly service with a family run feel. We strongly recommend you try this fabulous restaurant they serve fantastic food!

R
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a new experience in Brighton in a warm lovely place, they have a nice selection of wines too.
Food was amazing and service professional. I enjoyed my evening there, not to mention the nice view over the sea from the windows.

WA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and wine really good evening with friends

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