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The Copper Clam, Brighton, East Sussex

The Copper Clam

4.2
4.2
927 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01273 323847

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Fresh locally sourced ingredients, finest seafood & shellfish, 35 day local Sussex steaks, buffet receptions on request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties catered for: wedding receptions, Corporate meetings, birthdays etc

What 927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brighton

    Most Booked

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

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  1. KH

    KurtH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gorgeous restaurant with gorgeous food. Each plate was different and full of flavour. No frills just quality food. Beautifully located for fresh sea food and it did not disappoint. Would 100% recommend and will be returning in the future. Service was also to a high standard with a perfect mix of attentive, friendly advice with the menu and being left in peace to enjoy your food. Gorgeous views of the Brighton sea, and they listened to my booking request of a window seat. Overall it is a premium quality meal at a premium price but is certainly not over priced. For the quality and freshness this is a bargain and an amazing find. You are missing out by not eating here
  2. JS

    JoanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food with lovely service. Wine was great. Had a lovely time sat outside and although we were one of the last tables we didn’t feel rushed to finish our meal. Would definitely go again.
  3. MH

    MarkH

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and manager Kay and staff all amazing
  4. MB

    MichelleB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food quality very good including the shellfish and lobster. Service very intermittent attentive at time invisible for long periods of time. Staff seemed a little inexperienced. Ambience lacking and music from kitchen coukd be heard but not creating the right vibe. but very pleasant spot on the seafront and nice shaded tables. Overall would recommend but could make some easy improvements to become really good.
  5. GM

    GeoffreyM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Having visited frequently over past years something has changed ❓The Service was poor, Certainly not usual standard. the food was poor e.g plate of mussels and 40% had not opened properly ❓So poor I deducted Gratuity which I never usually do …What’s gone wrong at Copper Clam ❓
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    family meal
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had an amazing time at The Copper Clam! Beautiful food! Great service, although some staff could’ve been a bit more friendly. Would highly recommend and we will be back!
  8. W

    Wilko

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very nice sea food. Unfortunately, we chose to sit outside when the weather decided to change, which obviously wasn’t the Venue’s fault. However, little disappointed with the service. Quick enough but just not very friendly? Perhaps we caught them on a bad night?
  9. P

    Peter

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Nice casual atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  10. PH

    PaulH

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I've lived in Hove for around 10 years I've not been to the Copper Clam before this evening. The service was fantastic. Efficient, friendly and relaxed. The food was excellent. Superb seafood with no flavours over powering. I couldn't fault the lobster, cod or even the deserts. I'd certainly recommend this place and come here again.
  11. CS

    CatS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was nice, but felt it was slightly overpriced for what it was and the location. Service was good though and staff very accommodating.
  12. S

    Stefanos

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Very small portions and expensive prices for what they offer. Not big variery in menu and lots of shortages. They also charge 12,5% compulsory service
  13. ZS

    ZoeS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food and wonderful service. I would definitely recommend.
  14. SS

    SimonS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood. Fab view and attention to our needs was brilliant
  15. CH

    CeriH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seaside restaurant. Perfectly cooked steak and fries. Very pleasant prosecco perfectly chilled. Staff attentive and helpful - plus good value for money...
  16. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever never fails. Always come here when in Brighton. Lovely food, pointless saying keep it up because it's always on point
  17. AS

    AnnieS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Brusque manner, quick to take drinks order and slow to deliver. Pestered for our food order and stated their drinks licence required us to have food. Took 30 minutes to take the food order then 25 minutes to deliver a plate of fries. Expensive
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good however, the service was very subpar. One waiter was kind asked questions and was brilliant, however another just seemed fed up and was a bit rude. It was the Jubilee time and quite late with a 9:00 reservation. But first we had to stand outside for a fair while behind a rope despite arriving on time for our booking. I got fed up and just moved it out the way as it was getting late and cold. We were seated quickly after this. The other off-putting thing was the rude waiter then turned off the outside lights killing the ambience inside. It's not big things but the whole vibe of this one guy was a bit off putting and when your paying the prices it's not expected. Was not exactly what I wanted from the evening but the kind waiter saved the place from being terrible and overall I did enjoy chatting with him and the food was good.
  19. RI

    RICHARDE

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, amazing food. Really great night out.
  20. l

    lizb

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was fabulous, service very good - friendly staff very attentive. Only thing that could do with noting was that the toilets were horrendous. Really dirty. If these were cleaned up it would be an amazing place to go. Couldn't fault the food but sadly, going to the loo put us off a little.
  21. Y

    Yorkieboy

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Over an hour to get starter and courses brought out in wrong order. Staff didn’t seemed bothered. Plus side food was amazing. Manager said the staff are in training.
  22. KP

    KennethPP

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice tasting food, but presentation needs to be upgraded. E.g., needs more colour. For example the grab pasta was grey.
  23. NB

    NigeB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff, fantastic location. What more could you want from a restaurant??!!
  24. LM

    LindsayM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening sat upstairs looking out at all the action of brighton at sunset. Fabulous cod dish, glazed in whisky, it was glourious, as was the diver sole. We drank picpoulet which was great too. Fabulous service. Highly recommend!
  25. SU

    SusanU

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient staff fitted us in despite our arriving early, on a table overlooking the beach. A small but imaginative menu allowed for our different diets, my vegetarian choice was definitely a chef creation and not an afterthought. Everything was fresh, hot, flavourful and balanced. I really cannot remember when I enjoyed a meal more. We were allowed to linger over our drinks, from a great list, and went home satisfied and relaxed.
  26. E

    Elisha

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most wonderful seafood! I cant wait to return.
  27. SC

    StephenC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is the second time we have visited the Copper Clam and we were equally as impressed. The seafood is excellent and the staff are really friendly. We had a table by the window overlooking the sea which added to our enjoyment. On both occasions we have eaten here prior to a visit to the Brighton Centre which is just across the road, so it couldn't be more convenient. We would most certainly visit again in the future and we have recommended the restaurant to lots of our friends.
  28. a

    andrewj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food Excellent Service Fully recommended
  29. MK

    MaxK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food fantastic location. Would highly recommend anyone to anyone who likes shellfish
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Service great. Even the rain didn’t spoil the gorgeous view!
  31. JH

    JuliaH

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and lovely atmosphere
  32. j

    jonesp

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good quality food and helpful staff even though they were very busy on a hot sunny Saturday evening. Will return.
  33. a

    alysonw

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of 25th wedding anniversary complimentary fizz on arrival and then had the Catalans, absolutely stunning went to the chefs to compliment them. Would highly recommend.
  34. J

    Jonesey

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This was our second visit and we decided to take some friends unfortunately not as good as our first experience. THe service was not great even though it was not busy and the main courses came out over a 15 minute period from 1st to last for 4 people not ideal.
  35. TS

    TimS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We where made to feel very welcome and had a table by the windows with a great view of the beach the food was fabulous and everyone there was very friendly I’m looking forward to going again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great seats with a view, delicious modules mariniere starter and good seafood platter for one.
  37. B

    Brush

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent service. Would definitely return.
  38. AB

    AlexandraB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, perfectly cooked. Service slightly slow but staff very friendly. A couple of noisy groups but our host changed our table.
  39. JP

    JaymieP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Devine! This was our second visit and we loved it just as much as the first time. Will definitely be planning to visit again.
  40. JW

    JessW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but wasn’t blown away by it. Some of my cocktail was split by staff unfortunately, was only a small bit but not ideal

FAQs

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

The Copper Clam is rated 4.2 stars by 927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Copper Clam

143-144 Kings Road Arches Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    01273 323847

  • Catering

    Fresh locally sourced ingredients, finest seafood & shellfish, 35 day local Sussex steaks, buffet receptions on request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties catered for: wedding receptions, Corporate meetings, birthdays etc

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