The Copper Clam

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203 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.
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G
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Celebratory Dinner!
Tempura Oysters with aperitif followed by 3 lovely courses. Stand out dishes were the Seared King Scallops with roasted cauliflower and stunning Fish Cataplana - perfect for a wet and windy night!
Service was very friendly attentive and well paced even kindly adding a candle and song to the indulgent Chocolate Fondant desert in birthday fun!
An absolutely delightful evening in a lovely local little restaurant in the seafront arches!
Many thanks to all - will definitely return when next in Brighton and recommend!

LR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing little find! We booked dinner here last minute as we were staying in Brighton for the night. Beautiful little family run restaurant under the arches. Owners and staff couldn’t have been more friendly and attentive (I’m 6 months pregnant and they were especially caring about finding us somewhere to sit with enough room for the bump!) food was incredible. We had moules followed by the freshly caught skate and a fillet steak. Everything tasted super fresh. Lovely cosy atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommended, excellent all round ,made to feel very welcome,never rushed able to fully enjoy the evening.

D
London
131 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

March. Weather: average. View, not what it might have been. Everything else: fabulous!

A great menu, with sensible specials on top, a good wine list, very personable staff throughout and then the food arrives and it really is very good.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Copper Clam during the lunch period and were given a lovely table by the window upstairs. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel welcome. The service was excellent from start to finish, the menu had plenty of options without feeling cumbersome and the wine options accommodated all tastes.
We had moules, oysters and a dish from the specials which was monkfish (wrapped in parma ham) with a lovely hot sauce and cooling coconut ice cream.
The meal was all well cooked, seasoned and presented and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The restaurant was quite quiet when we dined with perhaps 30% of the tables occupied, the noise was low with tasteful music in the background. I can imagine the space feeling a little more lively with a few more covers but I would happily dine here again.

MB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are every visiting Brighton you must visit this beautiful restaurant by the sea. Just beautiful. We will be back

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly relaxed but professional waiting staff, good quality food and a warm and intimate ambiance. Hard to fault, we will return.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant the food was amazing, a really great dinning experience was had. Definitely will be going back soon

TW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a great setting.

SN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Food was more than perfect, and staff were very friendly and gave excellent recommendations.

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Copper Clam was a gorgeous treat. Once we found it (do not us a google link - it takes you to the wrong place), we were greeted by a small, charming and wonderful team who gave us a window table. The restaurant is wonderfully decorated, unpretentious with a large and reasonably priced wine list with a great selection of food for fish lovers and for those who aren’t partial to seafood. We had a lovely romantic dinner in the small warm haven of the Copper Clam while the winter hurled around outside. What a lovely place to discover - we will definitely be back.

a
Brighton
18 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Highly recommend, brilliant service.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday.
From the minute we walked through the door the lady that greeted us was so nice friendly and welcoming. We was the taken upstairs the welcome from the waiter was very warm and friendly. The whole atmosphere and decor was amazing. The service we received and the food was first class we can’t wait to go back. Thank you for making my husbands birthday special.

SB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, the food was wonderfully cooked and all tasted delicious. The tables were very close together would be my only fault, we felt like we were dining with 4 other people! The waiting staff are fantastic and very attentive, very helpful with questions on the menu and help with recommendations.

JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at this restaurant during our short stay in Brighton. Food was absolutely delicious, brilliant service, we can’t wait to return.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first trip to this restaurant - great food and service - only slight negative was the accompaniments being a bit delayed in being served and the ‘green beans ‘ side dish was actually mostly broccoli! Otherwise, no complaints! PS the Sussex bubbly was fab!

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my birthday as well as Valentines night

KM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic meal the food was exceptional the service absolutely on point with a friendly atmosphere, Kay and her staff made us feel so welcome we cant wait to go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish and seafood and friendly staff and surprisingly child friendly. Highly recommend.

DD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious, the service is great and friendly, great location, but price a bit steep.

MT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
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 on 18 January 2020
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
10 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
3 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
16 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 !