The Copper Clam

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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.

Special Offers

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

We are a running a special Valentines menu on the 13th to 15th of February - fizz on arrival, three courses for £45 per person. Our normal a la carte menu will also be available at this time.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

What 183 People Are Saying
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MT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked on the back of reading other positive reviews and found them spot on. Food was beautiful and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Brighton.

SP
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible & every fish/shellfish dish was fresh & we could taste the difference! So glad we came here instead of Salt Room! Keep up the good work!

T
Singapore
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

EM
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to the Copper Clam with friends for NYE and had a wonderful time.

Each of the seven courses was beautifully executed and presented. The timing was really good - we didn't feel rushed or under pressure.

The service was second to none, staff were friendly and happy - despite having to work on NYE!

This is my second time in the Copper Clam and will definitely be back.

LT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are amazing and the food is amazing too. 100% reccomend

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and a lovely setting, just so disappointed they didn’t have any lobster left. There was a list of things they had run out of, which doesn’t start of a dining experience well.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and location - a fabulous lunch!

L
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my 50th Birthday weekend and Kay and her team couldn't have been more welcoming or done enough for us. Food/wines/drinks - everything here hits top note again. Service - second to none of any London restaurant yet the the prices are good value for money and excellent food - definitely the best oysters to be had as long as with all the other seafood options. Specials always excellent and a treat to see Lorenzo fillet a whole fish. Love this restaurant and the staff - make every visit special

NL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall a great meal, the staff were very friendly and the food great as usual. Excellent considering this was our Christmas party with quite a few covers.

JQ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, the cataplana was amazing and the oysters too. Service and staff very lovely. We'll come back.

OT
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary. The lobster seafood platter was amazing and the service professional and friendly. We will definitely come back!

MW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Beautiful service. Was just fabulous! Thanks.

BM
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atmospheric and cosy restaurant, friendly and attentive staff, fresh and delicious seafood. Will definitely return.

D
Brighton
14 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Brighton so it was great to find a new place to dine. A friendly welcome got dinner off to a great start, with the waiter finding a hook over a radiator to dry off my rather wet coat.
The menu is unsurprisingly very much seafood based and my only issue was trying to narrow down my choice to scallops for starter and mussels for main. The food was well presented and tasty.
There’s a decent wine list and it seemed that pretty much any cocktail is available.
Would I go again? Definitely.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on Friday and the meal was excellent. One mistake with a starter but they quickly corrected it and gave us the mistaken one for free as well. Going again soon!

HT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Excellent meal and superb service.

PS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A loverly spot on the seafront! The restaurant had a nice vibe to it and The service and food were simply amazing! The food was fresh and was cooked to perfection. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Copper Clam to anyone and will return there myself to try some of the other dishes!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly servers. Great, fresh food.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute booking for dinner pre Squeeze concert - totally soaked walking to restaurant but staff welcomed us with a smile. Excellent meal and staff were superb - would definitely recommend.

MG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and loved it all !

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was incredible, definitely going back

BD
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Visited on a Sunday evening so it was a little quiet.

J
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our experience was amazing. The food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be returing!

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

S
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Canada and wanted to have a nice dinner out with friends. The Copper Clam was the perfect place!!
The food, the room and the service was wonderful!!
Thank you for the lovely experience! :)

BE
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent meal. Would certainly recommend it.

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CO
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

v
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, location and excellent service

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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