The Salt Room

4.6
1843 reviews
£26 to £40
Grill
Boasting uninterrupted views of the Brighton seafront and British Airways i360, The Salt Room is a modern British seafood restaurant that celebrates the flavours of cooking over coal.

Recent winner of the Seafish UK Restaurant of the Year 2017 our menu champions sustainability and showcases the very best local produce.

Continuing the ethos of sharing plates like our sister restaurant, The Coal Shed, our menu champions sustainability and showcases the very best local produce.

Located opposite Brighton’s West Pier, our seaside restaurant has the best sea views which can be enjoyed from our glass fronted mezzanine or for alfresco dining on our shaded terrace. The Private Dining Room allows for a larger party to enjoy the views and menu in style.

Support The Salt Room during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 4:00PM

What 1843 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Thanks to Raz, Ross and the team for making my parents 50th wedding anniversary a day to remember x

AB
vipAdamB
Nottingham
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with super friendly and helpful staff.

Well shielded from the elements.

Thank you!!’

DS
DaniSchaefer
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Salt Room is a great restaurant but the terrace menu is quite minimal. Our food was delicious though. Our server was very friendly and kindly filleted my fish for me, but it took a while for us to get served and we were really hungry by the time our food came!

JO
JackO
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have wanted to try Salt Rooms for a while, so booked it for my partners birthday. Of course hospitality has been so affected that they deserve a lot of appreciation and leeway. Food was pretty nice but limited Menu at the minute. Service was okay, lots of normal steps missed: no napkins, no shell dishes, no cutlery and lack of attention to detail. Overall pretty good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening with outstanding service and food. All the food was made gluten free for us. It was fantastic!!!

LT
LucyT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, great service. Limited but very nice menu.

LJ
LucyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was delicious but the table we were at was squashed in the corner next to an open part and was freezing and not very atmospheric

SJ
SarJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Lovely evening, great atmosphere, food was excellent. Was fantastic to be back at the Salt Room. Restaurant managed COVID-19 restrictions well. Some teething problems with the service aspects but appreciate it's been a hard year for the industry and the restaurant only just re-opened with I imagine a new team to train.

This is not a complaint, we really enjoyed our evening and will definitely return.

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CarronR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Although outside, the ambience was great, it was warm enough and our needs were catered for beautifully. Professional staff and great food

RS
RachelS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, came for our 2 year anniversary and it could not have been better

RD
RobD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service, what a wonderful team who served us

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SteveD
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good often brilliant. Felt very sorry for them yesterday since somebody presumably in the council has put ridiculous restrictions on the use of the screens claiming they were not Covid compliant. They were more Covid compliant than the majority of establishments. Plenty of air circulation but protection from the worst o& the weather.
The staff all did a brilliant job in the face of this unnecessary adversity.
Booked again next week

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband’s birthday

SB
SimonB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Booze pretty pricey. But to be expected in a somewhere like this. Look forward to another visit soon. Hopefully minus the gales force winds next time.

EM
EmmaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted somewhere special for an anniversary dinner and The Salt Room didn’t disappoint. The food was exquisite. Our scallops starter was possibly the best we’ve ever had and the main courses were excellent also. We also had a delightful bottle of wine. Service was top notch. We’ll definitely go back.

DJ
DianeJ
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although it was quite cold we were warned beforehand by the restaurant we wrapped up and enjoyed our meal. Good food, good service and will go again.

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Zara
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly & Franchesco (Sorry can't spell) were wonderful hosts - the food was amazing and we were spoilt for my Birthday! Thanks You! Zara

JM
JoannaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic in every way even though the wind was blowing at 40mph

Really special, fantastic service and outstanding food - we've missed you so much during lockdown!

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SusannaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always but I really must call out the superb staff who were working in the most challenging conditions and they still ensured all the customers were looked after, made to feel welcome and the service was exceptional Thank You

GG
GustafG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Impeccable seaside view.

MR
MarieR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal, totally exceeded my expectations. The staff were lovely, great wine list, delicious food. I was really happy to discover the bill was just over £50 each for two courses, drinks and tip.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location. Can’t wait to return

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Initially given the coldest area despite booking well in advance

Far too cold needed heaters and blankets


Food excellent and also service but all went cold so could not eat anything

Shame as lovely restaurant and I am sure when open fully will be great

SM
SallyM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish, we all ate differently but all very happy with choices. Good portions, friendly efficient service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Shared puddings - amazing!

LM
LiliMarie
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing staff, food and view

PA
PATRICKj
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was very good but they really need more heaters in the outside dining area. It was very cold.

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AngelaB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always. The scallops were the best I have ever tasted. Staff brought us blankets after we said it was a bit draughty. The icing on the cake was when our waiter heard my friend say happy birthday to me, he checked our booking to see if he had missed anything. I hadn’t said it had been my birthday the day before but when he realised he came back from the kitchen with a plate decorated with ‘happy birthday’ in chocolate and a truffle. Thank you x

DC
DougC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Welcoming restaurant. Unfortunately visited on very cold day and thought their outdoor heating would be better than it was. Food was generally very good except for the chips which did not appear to have been freshly cooked.
Atmosphere was warm and friendly.

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Horatio
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent, service average-had to remind waiter for drinks ordered earlier and replacement napkins requested.

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CNick
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a voucher for the Salt Room and we had a wonderful evening spending it. The food was absolutely delicious, the wine was a recommendation and was very good. We had to wait a while for service at the beginning and end of our meal, but that didn't dampen the overall experience. A very lovely evening with a great view!

LF
vipLoveFoodandTravel
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here on a regular basis because the seafood and steaks are great and so is the service. On our most recent visit, the monkfish and hake dishes were both excellent! Nice selection of wines, and tasty cocktails, too. I also want to say that our waiter, Gaetano, was exceptional! His friendly, but professional service made our lunch date a wonderful experience. I hope management takes the time to acknowledge him for representing The Salt Room so well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the chill the staff had heaters and blankets ready. Service was impeccable and food was perfect, as ever.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was cooked to a high standard. Fabulous service and great atmosphere. As it was my partners birthday they added a lovely touch to her desert wishing her happy birthday! Would recommend this place to anyone. Gaetano was our waiter as he was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Impeccable service.

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Judy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is not easy this opening up only to the outside. It was as good as it can be and I would not really want to criticise the food or the ambiance as far as it can go right now.
I would like the Salt Room to sort out their toilet facilities though ... it is very dingy in the ladies and although the sign says clearly one person at a time ... there was no way of knowing that someone was in there. Its a small thing but it matters at the moment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic service. Perfect wine menu..

Only small negatives was that the crab salad was very very tiny portion.

Highly recommend

BT
BeverlyT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a lunch with my friend yesterday for her birthday. I couldn’t fault anything apart from the restaurant knew of her birthday and it would have been nice if she had received a complimentary drink.

BS
BobS
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always have scallops when I find them on a restaurant menu and I had the scallops to start which were perfectly cooked and some of the best I have ever had. My wife had the crab which, again, is her usual restaurant starter and she thought it outstanding. I had the halibut for main and my wife had the hake and both were cooked to perfection and very tasty. The cheeseboard was varied and plentiful and my wife's chocolate dessert was well presented and delicious. Overall this was an outstanding meal and, in my view, great value complemented by a excellent bottle of Viognier. Highly recommended.

MC
MClays
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant service, a great venue for a business meeting. The terrace is also well prepared for British weather with roof, heating and plastic walls to block cold winds. Surfboard to share is excellent.

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AshleighS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and so helpful with food allergens, really great service

BB
BenB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first meal out together since the restaurants reopened. It was a sunny evening & the ourdoor terrace was full. It was such a joy to be back out enjoying delicious food in good company.

Our waiter was fantastic & the food excellent. It’s a great option for outdoor dining & they even have some wind guards for when it gets blustery.

FAQs

The Salt Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1843 OpenTable diners.

The Salt Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://saltroom-restaurant.giftpro.co.uk.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.