The Salt Room

4.4
189 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Grill
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  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Grill, British, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun: Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Tea: 2.30-4.00pm and Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
01273 929488
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dave Mothersill
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Private Party Facilities
The Salt Room in Brighton has a private dining room overlooking Brighton seafront and the famous West Pier. The room is located along he mezzanine level of the restaurant; whereby you may close the room off or enjoy the atmosphere and buzz of the restaurant. The maximum on one table is 16 guests.

With bespoke party menus that celebrate the best of what The Salt Room offers; the finest fish and shellfish grilled over fire.

For a larger party you may exclusively hire the entire restaurant including terrace for up to 100 guests.

Please contact us for further information.
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Private Party Contact
shannon@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 01273 929488
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I would totally recommend The Salt Room. I had heard good things about it and was not disappointed. The food was exquisite- we had a crab salad starter then monk fish, clam and cockles special followed by a really fun sweet involving candy floss! The waiter was fabulous: knowledgable, helpful, friendly and efficient.

Can’t wait to go again when next in Brighton!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service, cocktails while you wait, really friendly and entertaining staff, great ambience and sea view and absolutely sublime seafood. We went here for an anniversary meal and both agreed it was one of the best meals we've ever had. Will definitely be returning. The food is fairly expensive but good value as the quality is excellent. Go for the monkfish for two if you want a real treat.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place to eat for a special occasion. Wonderful food, wine, atmosphere and service.
Slightly higher priced, but well worth it for the quality of food and service. Perfect for a special occasion or celebration.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Once again the food was outstanding. However, the service is still a lot to be desired. Long wait for staters, wrong main so then had to wait another long time for correct main to arrive. 20 minute for a couple of espressos. Staff delightful but need to work on timings with kitchen . So nearly perfect, what a shame

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We go to the Saltroom every year for my birthday and it’s fantastic every single time we’ve been. It’s my absolute favourite restaurant in Brighton and I recommend to everyone.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The service and ambience was really good-the table that we had was in a lovely situation overlooking the sea. The bread boats were plentiful and the most delicious bread and accompaniments I have ever tasted. My dad and I plumped for the sharing seafood platter served hot and the kitchen was accommodating in him wanting to swap clams for extra oysters. The platter arrived and was cooked and seasoned to perfection- in my opinion, the fried squid added nothing to the dish- everything else was pretty spectacular. The other diners chose lamb and steak respectively- the meats we both well cooked , the chips were crunchy and fluffy but both cuts of meat were a little on the fatty side. overall, a really good dining experience overall a little toppy price wise but I would thoroughly recommend

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Love love love the salt rooms! Had a wonderful meal with amazing food and the service was fantastic too. Cannot fault anything at all! We went to celebrate a birthday and it exceeded our expectations, make sure you have the desert!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely outstanding! My husband, 17 year old and I went for dinner on Fathers Day. Each of us were really impressed with the creative menu, the quality of the food, the presentation and more than anything the taste.
Our waiter went out of his way to help with my choices as I am coeliac and so need gluten free options. The evening was pricy but was worth every penny. It's my number one place to go for special occasions. Wonderful!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A great meal - with brilliant and tasty food. the setting right on the beach with a view of the sea made it even more delightful!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

I must say I was very disappointed with the food the oysters were superb but then it went downhill . Octopus very average I had the turbot again very average. My wife had the bream not good at all really with 2 bottles of white wine £200 ! Worth bout half that in my opion

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Just as good as i expected. Would love to go back again

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2.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The Salt room failed to impress and we left feeling unsatisfied with the service and flovours.
While the service was always present there was a distinct lack information forthcoming (no-one told us specials were available and we only found out when the table next to us were offered them by which time we had already placed our order) and little knowledge about the dishes by those taking orders.
The food generally was bland and uninspiring. Flavours we had hoped to experience were distinctly missing and only the tomato starter was above average.
Overall a disappointing experience, such a shame.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Fantasic food, great service - loved it. JUst dont like the idea of having to type a review longer than I wanted - not good. Makes me want to stop giving reviews!!!

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Excellent! Food and service very good, beautiful place in front of the sea. I recommend it!

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Great service - the waiter could not have done more - very attentive but not over the top. The food was amazing and good selection of wine

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Fish and steak specialists. We stayed with the fish and seafood which was excellent. Good sized portions well cooked. Knowledgable and friendly service. Helpful wine list with several off the wall choices and good advice. Asked about a wine I didn't know and was brought a sample. Whole fish to share a special feature. We had a large whole bass seved with seafood trimmings. Expertly filetted at table. Sharing dessert of seaside specials was a delight for all ages. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

The Salt Room never fails to impress! The best fish restaurant in Brighton, hands-down. The food is always incredible, beautifully presented and primarily locally-sourced, so changed up pretty regularly. The staff are delightful and the room is spacious and airy, but the lighting subtle and intimate so one can feel just as comfortable having a romantic dinner as a special occasion with the family. I've not yet had the pleasure of sitting outside, but the tables overlooking the sea look glorious!

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3.0Dined on 10 June 2018

This was my second visit to The Salt Room. It's a nice restaurant and the food is good. However, my issue is that if you are going to pitch yourself at the high end (with prices to match), you have to be excellent - and it's NOT excellent.

The staff are pleasant enough - but their style is too scripted. They don't have the passion and expertise to match staff at Terre a Terre, for example. The staff there really understand the menu and I never feel they are saying what they've been told to say (even if they are!). This surely is the fault of the owners? The staff at The Salt Room are too quick to try and upsale and I HATE this habit of taking your wine away and the staff constantly topping you up - to sell more wine. Most irritating. So in conclusion: lovely views, good food, staff need better training, over priced for what you get :)

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2.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Too many staff rushing around with no personal service...room looked grubby, food was reasonable and well cooked...ambience = soulless, wine was very good...overall expensive

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2.0Dined on 7 June 2018

We were so disappointed. It was a special birthday and we felt the portions were minute and it really wasn't value for money. We have eaten at many very good restaurants (in particular Eneko at One Aldwych ) so we do have a standard . My husband had the special which was hake with oysters.... Actually it was just ONE oyster..... I had the turbet which was fine but luke warm. The mixed bean salad was just some cold green beans , nothing else. We ordered chips and receive a very small dish with about ten chips in it. The starter of scallops (£14!!!!) was just one scallop sliced.....in an over powering vinegar juice. We did complain and a deduction f £16 was taken off the bill. It spoilt my special birthday celebration and I will not be returning or recommending the Salt Room. Having said this our waiter, Geaganio ( hope this is the correct spelling) was really attentive and lovely.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Our waiter was very funny and made us feel very welcome, service was excellent and the food was exceptional! Would recommend this salt room to anyone visiting the area and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal and the dining experience in general. My only criticism would be that we ordered the sharing platter the "Surf Board" and we were advised that there would be crab claws on it and when it arrived there was not. Only slightly disappointing as the rest was simply delicious.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

The food was really nice and well prepared but the portion sizes were very small. The mackerel starter was extremely small.
There were a few items on the menu (and specials) which were not available. Whilst it was a busy Saturday night I feel that they should not have run out.
Again whilst appreciating it was a busy Saturday night, service was a bit too slow.
This is considered one of Brighton's high end restaurants and I feel these little negatives should not have been there.
Value wise if the portions had been bigger I would have given 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Friendly staff, delicious food and lovely interior.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Amazingly fresh seafood, absolutely delicious. Received birthday truffles as a little surprise for desert .

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We have eaten in The Salt Rooms many times now and it NEVER fails to impress.
Everything about this restaurant is fabulous.
The staff are extremely attentive and knowledgable about what they serve. The food is simply the best to be found in Brighton.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Very very good seafood platter and sea bass. Excellent staff- v friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Brilliant fish dishes, well cooked and a good ambiance.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

My boyfriend and I have just visited The Salt Room for our anniversary and cannot recommend it enough. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. We shared a seafood platter which was AMAZING!! We will definitely be coming back!!!

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

We had a wonderful dinner in this relaxed and friendly restaurant. The food and service was excellent in pleasant surroundings with a good atmosphere. Will definitely be visiting The Salt Room on our next trip to Brighton.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Lovely evening, wonderful service, delious food. Taste the pier dessert was a real treat.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Wonderful pre-theatre meal. A very enjoyable experience

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2.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Food is below average, the fish was undercook while vegetables were burnt like charcoal. Service is marginally acceptable, the receptionist was not welcoming at all though we had made the booking. Difficult to call a waiter, no one care about how was our dinner. Table was tiny and food portion was small, like a kid menu. Not recommend!

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1.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Abysmal experience. We went on the strength of the glowing Guardian review but were extremely disappointed. Half the dishes on the menu including the fish of the day had sold out 'because it [was] a bank holiday'. Our waiter was pleasant enough but the manager was distracted to the point of rudeness, at one point questioning whether the wine in the bucket immediately next to our table was in fact our wine. We were twice brought items that we hadn't ordered including a whole sea bass which we had been told wasn't available and which was then taken away. The food was OK although my lemon sole was on the small side and served with grapes, capers and some kind of root vegetable - go figure! Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

The best restaurant I have ever had the pleasure to eat in. The food was outstanding and the staff were fantastic! Just wish it was in London!

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3.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Our party arrived in 2 groups but waited over 20mins to order drinks & then had to get up & find a member of staff.
Ordered different types of oysters but given no explanation of which ones were which.
Ordered fish of day for 2 at £60 which was tasty but mussels served with this were under cooked. We were brought a fresh portionbut the uncooked mussels were left on our plates and although we were given a discount it spoilt the meal.
Service was slow and unattentive, we had to get up to top up our wine which was not cold enough when initially brought to table.
Not if busy terrace crowd meant inside service was second rate but Will not. E rushing back

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

From the moment we walked in and sat at the bar for a cocktail we were struck by the natural friendliness of the staff and this was reinforced during the meal by our waiter.
The food is not complex - just really good fish very well cooked.
Good wine list.
Nice touch at the end to wish us Happy Anniversary which we had just told them on the night (see photo)
All in all a very enjoyable experience and a big thumbs up 👍😎

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Second time I've been - nice atmosphere but I think the food is ok at best. Pleasant staff. Overpriced for quality of food.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Lovely food and excellent service, we had a really nice evening here. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

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2.0Dined on 25 May 2018

My husband and I visited for a pre show dinner on Friday 25th May. We have both been on 3/4 occasions previously and have always found the food to be excellent,so we were really looking forward to a return visit. Table was booked for 6.15pm. As we’d chosen to eat outside, the maitre d informed us it would be 5 mins or so whilst they cleared a table. The bar staff were very attentive; particularly as we ordered a £50 bottle of Rose English fizz.
It was 6.30pm before sat at the table. The waiter was very attentive- in fact, the service was very good throughout our meal.
We decided to order the shellfish platter. Priced at £50 to share, we were expecting great things. We also ordered some salt cod fritters and some bread to start. The fritters arrived and unlike previous occasions when we’d ordered these, it was difficult to believe there was any cod in them; disappointingly - mostly potato. The bread and mayo/fancy butter was lovely.
The shellfish platter then arrived. Everything squashed onto one oval plate - looked like it had just been piled on. For a £50 dish, we’d at least have expected some semblance of presentation - a bit of drama. However, if a dish is cooked well, the presentation can be overlooked.
Regrettably, the tiger prawns, crab legs and langoustine (everything that had been cooked on the grill) was so over cooked, we could barely peel or extricate from the shells as it was all quite mushy. The muscles and clams were the only saving grace. Inevitably, the waiter asked how everything was and we conveyed our dismay. He agreed; it did look over cooked. He offered for us to order something else, however we were restricted with time as we had to get to a show, so delclined.
When it came to paying, £25 (half the cost of the platter) was deducted, but we still felt this was an overpayment for a very disappointing experience. We are therefore unlikely to return, nor would we now recommend to friends. What a shame; it was very good in the beginning.

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