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The Copper Clam, Brighton, East Sussex

The Copper Clam

4.2
4.2
987 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


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 987 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • Brighton

    Lunch

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

  • Brighton

    Hot Spot

  • Brighton

    Lunch

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

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  1. SD

    SimonD

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Awful . Got up and left after sitting for 20 minutes. Not a waiter interested . Too busy chatting together. A patient person but 20 mins awaiting for some service not good . Went for a burger instead cheaper and very tasty
  2. TQ

    TinaQ

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was outstanding. The quality of the fish was incredible. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  3. G

    Goodeater

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Good service can highly recommend
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place. The service was great and we were told about the specials. We had the lobster platter which was delicious. It was lovely to see they stock Rathfinny wine. Overall we were delighted to spend time at this great place.
  5. c

    claritadeb

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Beautiful food in a gorgeous setting on Brighton beach. It's got all the seaside vibes you could ask for. The food is absolutely delicious. Melt in the mouth shellfish cooked perfectly, with perfect blends of flavour. The wine selection was on point and served well. Service was a bit slow when it got busy, we had to keep prompting and asking for things. Better organisation on that front would have made the experience truly flawless.
  6. MN

    MalcolmN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, lovely shaded outside table on a warm day. Service was good and dealt with my wife’s allergies extremely well. We had the full seafood platter and whilst expensive,£130, was excellent quality. We we be going back for sure.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal here …. Would definitely recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful shared evening with the owner, her family and the table next to us. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel incredibly welcome. Many thanks. Very memorable evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely family run resturant.
  10. J

    Jamie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had such a great lunch on Saturday for my partners birthday. The service was great, our champagne and wine were beautiful and the food was so, so good. Particularly the oysters, super fresh and tasty. Would totally recommend and come again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is stunning. I had the ribeye with peppercorn sauce. The sauce was out of this world!
  12. CW

    CassieW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood restaurant in Brighton !! Highly recommended
  13. CC

    CopperClam

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff are helpful but the quality of the food such as the moules, particularly bearing in mind you have to purchase side dishes, means poor value for money.
  14. CH

    CarrieH

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Too pricey, miserable staff food was nice but wouldn’t come here again
  15. DC

    DarenC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food. Menu is a bit short on options though
  16. GL

    GeorginaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The menu wasn’t very big- I found it hard to find something I could eat not being able to eat dairy or red meat The seafood platters were very overpriced for what you got which put me off trying. The food that came was ok, small portions and the crab fries were literally crab mayo on chips. Food was disappointing & for the money even more so!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Eric our waiter was very attentive and was very informative. I would definitely say he was the best waiter there. We did have a small issue when arriving at the restaurant as we where told we couldn’t sit up stairs but that seemed to be sort out pretty quickly and our table was ready for ourselves in the upstairs seating area. I would definitely return to the restaurant when visiting Brighton again.
  18. GW

    GirlsWeekendOut

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood was outstandingly fresh and seasoned to perfection. We absolutely loved our meal.
  19. DS

    DanielS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Waiters excellent, very helpful when requesting additional sides and explaining the meals and specials. Very attentive. Food was excellent, would recommend and revisit.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, had a table outside. Amazing fresh sea bass shared between two. Grilled perfectly. Nice bottle of rose.
  21. AG

    AndrewG

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute gem of a restaurant. Food was superb and the staff and Kay were great in recommendations including the wine and the food. This place is a must if you are going to Brighton
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it very time
  23. LB

    LindaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, & actually not a bad price for lobster starter & soft crab main. Home made ice cream too. Right on one of the nicest parts of the beach Lively but laid back ambiance. Good service. Soft shell crab was something else
  24. FB

    FrankB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would 100% recommend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good food. Good service.
  25. MC

    MarkC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely seafood stew
  26. j

    joannel

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice setting and enjoyed the food. The staff were very helpful
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff served us 1at rate food as we sat outside and watched the beach crowd wander by They generously gave us a glass of champagne on the house to help us celebrate our occasion and were attentive and kind throughout. Highly recommended!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in on a Monday evening at 8.00 We we're welcomed with a smile and taken to our table. Phillip looked after us the majority of the evening. He was a fantastic host, very accommodating and on top of everything. We were the last to leave but didn't feel pressured into having to leave. An amazing restaurant with fantastic staff and amazing seafood. Would highly recommend!!!
  29. KB

    KBarb

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice food, kind staff! I would gladly return there!
  30. SP

    SamanthaP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing can’t wait to go back, food was incredibly tasty and super friendly service
  31. N

    Ninaham

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Moules Mariniere were excellent even out of season. The lobster was a good size and succulent and a lovely bottle of Minuty rose to wash it down.
  32. LB

    LizB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great staff, perfect location on the beach. Loved everything about the Copper Clam. Can’t wait to go back again.
  33. KG

    KarenG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely food. Tables a bit small for the platter and sides. Great seafront position. Fairly expensive but overall a good experience.
  34. M

    Mike

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very good sea food certainly recommend a visit. Fresh produce. Good selection to pick from
  35. CH

    CarrieH

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service by one of the waiters with (tall with curly hair - glasses) lobster was a little tough. Scallops (main course)were AMAZING tiger prawns were lovely They didn’t have the scallops starter I wanted though. It was what I’d booked for , that was disappointing
  36. JR

    JaneR

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food, great Service, and fabulous location!
  37. j

    jason

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We defiantly be going again
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly lovely outside area, service excellent and food delicious
  39. E

    Eddy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for food. The food was quality and right in front of the beach. Will be back there.
  40. G

    Gem69

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service. We didn’t have to wait Long for our food & drinks. We had the oysters & Lobster which were fresh and delicious and a side order of crab chips which tasted really good.

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 987 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


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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