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The Copper Clam, Brighton, East Sussex

The Copper Clam

4.2
4.2
898 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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Booked 14 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 898 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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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. JH

    JuliaH

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and lovely atmosphere

  3. j

    jonesp

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  4. a

    alysonw

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  5. J

    Jonesey

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  6. TS

    TimS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

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

  8. B

    Brush

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, excellent service. Would definitely return.

  9. S

    Susan

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We never ate there as they did not have two of the four dishes we wanted.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. LL

    LizL

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely to have a table by window with view of the sea

  14. GW

    GemmaW

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Delicious food - and it's always enjoyable to sit outside

  15. D

    Danny

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Very strange experience, has so much potential as food and location is great You walk in to an entrance basically next to the kitchen which has loud music blaring out, nobody seems to have specific job roles, got asked multiple times if we had a booking and what name it was under, double booked tables so was squeezed onto the end of a larger table until a 2 seater became available, forgot items we ordered to eat, took drinks to the wrong table, added items on to the bill and service was slow and unorganised Someone who seemed to be the owner walked around calling staff to corners and was stumbling around the restaurant extremely drunk Just a strange experience overall Have to say a young lady called Lilly who worked there was amazing, she kept things above water, just! If she wasn’t there it would have been a shambles Food however was fresh and very tasty, it’s a real shame little incidents tarnished the whole experience Hopefully they can recruit some decent front of house staff as could be a really cool venue if polished a bit

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely seafood restaurant on the sea front, staff were lovely and the food even better!

  17. LM

    LindsayM

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite. Consistently delivering great food, with brilliant service, a delicious menu and great wine list. Dog friendly outside and a great location. What’s not to like!

  18. n

    nicola

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant - food and service exceptional, as were the views. Thoroughly recommend

  19. CG

    CarolineG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent. We had a table in the corner which was nice and warm (at our request) but was a wee bit cramped. Staff initially gave us a bit of a brusque rather than warm welcome at the door and very quick to tell us they were fully booked (we had booked!) rather than give us a big cheery smile and welcome. However once we were seated service was good. Food was slow to arrive but was of excellent quality when it arrived.

  20. S

    Susbar

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It was our first visit to the Copper Clam and definitely hope to return. The scallop and tempura oyster starters were delicious and the monkfish with pork ravioli were also lovely.

  21. TR

    TimR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our food was overpriced and was served cold after we said hot on the lobster platter. The prawns were served with eggs which is illegal in most countries

  22. G

    Gadgetw

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Waited 30 minutes to be served. Very limited menu as they had not had a fish delivery. Portions very small. Taste good but poor service and value

  23. SK

    SamanthaK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We were told upon arrival (at 3pm) that there was no lobster, mussels, crab or prawns as their delivery didn't arrive in the morning. Given that this is a seafood restaurant it would have been appreciated if we had been informed ahead of arrival since this left the menu very limited and we had journeyed a while to get there.

  24. n

    n2oxide

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food is great but service needs attention. Value vs location is as expected. But our gripe…booked online, booking required phone number to confirm. Booked specially for the amazing menu of seafood and shellfish (promised my wife lobster) and drove from North London to Brighton. Turned up, seated, given menus and then told they had no shellfish at all and no lobster. Ended up with pasta and meat…could have got that locally from dozens of places with exceptional ratings. A courtesy call from the restaurant to advise us they did not get their delivery of seafood would have been appreciated. Won’t go back for that one simple reason. Getting you seated and offering only something you didn’t want and drive 85 miles for is not acceptable.

  25. SC

    SukiC

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked to have launch, got to Resturant and then was told no she’ll fish, would had appreciated an email before arrival

  26. DM

    DMullery

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great value and welcoming staff. I'll definitely be back!

  27. m

    molittleo

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Awesome service! Food was average. The oysters were great, the mussels not so much.

  28. GL

    GemmaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Food is amazing and the wine was really good as well. I would say the service needs to be a bit more attentive as I had to ask for a menu after sitting at the table for 15 minutes. However, it was a bank holiday weekend so it was quite busy.

  29. PF

    PeterF

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    This is a great location to enjoy the ambience of Brighton seafront. Food is very good as is the wine list etc. Service isn't great, but the atmosphere and food makes up for it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outside dining in sunny weather over lunch. Good seafood platter with good service

  31. SD

    ShannonD

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing, staff was very friendly, but overall service was exceptionally slow. Took about an hour to receive food.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We 4 enjoyed a wonderful meal here yesterday in the sunshine, the menu including cooked oysters and tasty varied fish dishes was to our taste. Steaks were also on the menu. Varied wine list. We made merry for several hours and managed desserts espresso martini over vanilla ice cream for me.

  33. T

    Tori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant meal - food was incredible and the staff were fab.

  34. A

    Annette

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The location was excellent & the service was superb, the food was good but the portion size was too small, we ordered bread & we were given a small piece of bread each & we ordered again & received the same. The waiters & waitresses were really friendly even though they were very busy.

  35. SB

    SusanB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fish place on the front but remember to book. Loved the steak tartare which was perfectly flavoured. In many places you have to add all the flavours yourself so you are effectively making it yourself. Here the chef has made it perfectly balanced with a lovely tang. I’ll be back on a none bank holiday to enjoy at leisure. We were told the rhubarb and pineapple pie was not on but the waitress came back and said the chef would make it up if we didn’t mind waiting 10minutes. It was lovely and hot with a ginger rum ice cream. Also a plus for me as the only drinker were the option of half bottles of wine.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Lovely food, a welcoming owner, great male staff, poor female staff, moules were very tasty, monk fish was cooked very well, the ravioli with it was cooked well however the tuna ? was ok

  37. LM

    LindsayM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always spot on, wonderful Good and great service!

  38. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We only have one grievance. We opened with two margaritas which were not particularly great and had we known the price (£11.50) would have complained. We have that cocktail in all manner of places all round the country so easy for us to compare. Everything else — food, staff, table etc — was top notch and we will return when we are next in the area.

  39. BS

    BenyaS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was very attentive and welcoming. Oysters were very delicious and fresh and so was the Seabass dish! Perfect date place, we thoroughly enjoyed the scenery.

  40. RB

    RuthB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding, every morsel delicious. Friendly service and a lovely view from our table by the window.

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 898 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 14 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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