The Copper Clam

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337 reviews
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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 337 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michelle
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant and the food was lovely very nice and friendly restaurant

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TomZ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a brilliant time. Great food and location. Tom’s service was excellent! Great guy.

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jck1671
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location, excellent menu. Service was not great. The Italian waiter seemed to be doing everything and was amazing. Two younger waiters were clearly novices and needed telling what to do all the time, and the lady (who I have since found out is the owner) didn’t do much at all and kept disappearing, leaving everyone else to do the hard work. But would go again as the food was delicious.

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NancyD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb crab platter, far more than two hungry people needed but too good not to eat it all.
Well distanced and great service

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MikeM
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please send the manager on a customer service course and explain to him what discrimination means! Will never eat here again or recommend. Worst experience ever!

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LaurenG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good value for money, staff were friendly and food was unreal!

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LynnE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I enjoy a lovely evening celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. The service and food was fabulous. Hopefully one day we will return.

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Rozz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Same dish as last time but didn’t look half as attractive.

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SamanthaS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very limited menu due to delivery issues. The food we had was very good but took a long time to come. Service was friendly.

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EliseC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and great location .
Shame they ran out of the lobster but the crab made up for this

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CASUALEATER
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top quality and being a sunny day was made even better sitting outside it was like being abroad. If you are in Brighton and love seafood you mustn’t miss this place.

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KevinD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was well cooked but at £200 for 4 main courses and a bottle of wine, you can eat more comfortably, with the same quality for the same or less money and feel like you have had a special experience.

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ErikaS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely wedding anniversary meal there. Food was amazing, friendly staff.

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JackieS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and ambience
Very spacious upstairs

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Matt
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing would highly recommend!! Great food and location, lovely staff

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AmyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely everything - food, service, ambiance and excellent wine

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Amie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, great team with being professional but friendly. The quality of the food and presentation was insanely good! Best Fillet Steak I have had in a long time.

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JackJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, helpful and just overall friendly staff. The food was great and the value for money was perfect, will definitely be coming back soon. Also the manageress was very knowledgeable about oysters!! Which I would recommend to anyone.

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AnaA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pros: Good selection of wine by the glass and they can cook fish.

Cons: accompaniments (Where was the samphire? Why were half the peas brown?) and cheese board (bland, rubbery and cut at the start of service I reckon).

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SaraW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for our first meal out in Brighton. We received excellent attention and the meal was delicious. We went twice.

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martino
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service i will definitely add this restaurant on my "must go to list"

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JessH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious lobster! Would definitely go again if back in Brighton.

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markw
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good seafood based restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere and great service. Wine list goes from modest to high end which is great also. The seafood we had was most excellent. We will go back when we are next in town

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Patrick
London
30 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside pity about hoarding obscuring sea view. Food was good somewhat pricey for starters and small portions. Cataplana very good but needed a few more prawns. Only found one. Sea bream excellent. Try English sparkling wine. Service very good.

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GeorgiaS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Copper Clam is just the perfect restaurant! The service was fantastic, very attentive and friendly making you feel comfortable from the moment you are seated. Nothing was too much of an ask and accommodated perfectly. The food was sensation, I’m a massive foodie and must admit that this food was second to none! Flavours were unreal and the portion sizes were perfect! My Partner and I had the most wonderful time and cannot wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely becoming one of our favourite restaurants.

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sharonf
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - staff very attentive and accommodating
will definitely be going back - owner lovely and gave us complementary drinks

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TrishA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I sat outside and it was very pleasant, but for me the Copper Clam was not amazing, i got a glass of bad "stale" wine that was undrinkable, then i was given a glass of the same wine from a "newly opened" bottle and it was fine (not sure how long the other bottle had been open for!!), I ordered the full Lobster and it was good but I have to say I have had much better grilled lobster! Overall good location and pleasant but sorry can't say for me it was excellent or even very good.

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vipjmortim
Hampshire
47 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 9th Wedding Anniversary and we really enjoyed the food we shared some oysters and then my husband had a lemon some special and I had the catapalan for 1 it was all delicious.

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ChrisP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and beautiful seafood. The Copper Clam team have shown how to serve up a wonderful dining experience whilst remaining safe within guidelines. A real treat after lockdown.

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CharlieS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish dishes were excellent. Spacing between guests not as much as other restaurants, for those very Covid sensitive.

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ElliottG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful restaurant on the seafront was delicious. The seafood was fresh and a very good value for money. The staff were very friendly and always available to help.

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JackE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, good value for money and excellent service from James. Only thing that let it down was the toilet facilities.

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ClareB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic end of summer lunch! We agreed the dishes we ordered were 10/10!

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ianh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, shame that some menu items were not available

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andrewW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service - Pete the manager very attentive.

Party had scallops, Oysters, skate and cod Loin all cooked to perfection.

Loved the crab fries, very different.

Overall 5 star 👍

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AdamS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I’ve had in a long time. I won’t be going back or recommending it to anyone.
Truly dissatisfied

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Sophk89
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and lovely friendly waiters. Thank you!

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EugenieC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and food, we had a lovely time. Oysters were sublime and wine list good too, lobster was a tad on the pricey side and the seafood platters looked great, though didn't have one.

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TonyH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening at The Copper Clam, not only was the food amazing, the service and friendliness of the staff was first class. The Copper Clam is a brilliant restaurant and well worth a visit.

FAQs

The Copper Clam offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 323847.

The Copper Clam is rated 4.4 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

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