The Salt Room

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589 reviews
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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.
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LL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch for my husband's birthday.
Lovely staff and atmosphere.

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c
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew thought it was outstanding when he cane for his birthday for the bottomless brunch but thought there could have been one more item added to the set menu.

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t
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable bottomless brunch, with friendly service and original, tasy food. We will be back.

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SD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch was great. Food was delicious. Glasses topped up continually while we were there. By far nicest. Brunch we’ve ever had

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal, great atmosphere and lovely wines. Service was good, attentive but not over bearing.

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time I've been to the Salt Room after hearing all the hype. The food was very good and there was a nice ambiance in the restaurant and while i would highly recommend i cant say anything stood out to make it that much better than similar fish restaurants in Brighton.

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LD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely setting, busy enough not to have your conversation overheard and good service and cocktails

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable afternoon, great service, great food - will definitely return

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AS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was busy and had an open and friendly feel. The food was excellent and we felt very looked after.

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CN
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service, pleasant ambience. What more could you want?

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CD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We visited in mid-january at lunchtime so it was not busy so lacked some of the atmosphere expected from a friday or saturday... that being side the food was off a high standard and good range within the menu. I am not a wine drinker and the beer selection was below-standard but the wine menu was huge so i am sure that the large percentage of punters would be very happy. Overall I would highly recommend the food.

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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food very much and the staff were lovely. It was an awful day - cold, windy and raining, but that was not the fault of the restaurant! I tried monkfish for the first time. Very nice. The desert - brown butter tart was amazing!

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AS
Liverpool
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

ENJOYED NEW MENU. LIKED BYO AND REDUCED WINE PRICE ON MONDAYS

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KS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely meal at The Salt Room.
Food was delicious, wine was recommended and went perfectly with our fish. The restaurant was busy and buzzy, a great atmosphere for a Saturday night.
Best thing about the evening was definitely the staff, the team were so friendly and had great knowledge about the food and wine!
Look forward to visiting again... would definitely recommend to others!

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waitress was full on

Fish was burnt

Clams came out most closed

12.5 service charge added to the bill

Would not recommend

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service the waiter really went the extra mile!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sharing roast , tentat staff we shall return in the near future.

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KM
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for afternoon tea. The food was delightful and the savoury selection was very different to the usual sandwich option. The squid ink taramasalata was particularly delicious. Beautiful selection of cakes also. Prices for food reasonable, but a couple of drinks and 12.5% gratuity made for a fairly pricey treat. Will definitely go back though because the Sunday lunch looked to be outstanding.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great meal at the salt room on Saturday night. The oysters were so fresh and delicious. Our mains, skate wing and hake were both cooked perfectly. The desserts sounded more exciting than they were in reality, but the chocolate was still pretty enjoyable!
The staff were attentive, but not over bearing.
The only negative was the noise in the restaurant with a busy Saturday night service that is to be expected. Staff responded well to this issue.

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great mains. Well cooked local fish, as you would expect. The halibut fish of the day was beautiful, cooked with muscles. The beef however, was out of the park fantastic. The only let down for us was the lack of vegetable sides. As big vegetable fans with our mains, the sides all seemed a little niche, and odd. We went for the lettuce with blue cheese as it seemed the nearest to a salad on the menu, and it was a whole quarter heart of a lettuce with dressing, blue cheese & nuts on it. All a bit 'trendy'. Some 'prober' vegetables, please!
Deserts were wonderful!

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JH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was busy for the first Saturday in January but the food and service was very good. Our waiter was not only friendly but let us know when the food was about to come out. The food was exceptional with great textures , colours and most importantly great taste will definitely be going back

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NH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were on a weekend break in Brighton and went for an early dinner with our 2 year old. They were lovely and patient with him and his meal was free as we ate before 7. Food was extremely yummy and we had some tasty wine too. Stylish, modern but relaxed vibe. Groups of friends had started to arrive as we were finishing up, looked like a fun place to be.

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c
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely room and staff, excellent with children. Would like to see more vegetarian options or certainly more fish mains that don’t include meat but otherwise we love to come here.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, amazing service, wine list is good value and they cater well for dietary requirements. Have already recommended to friends and family!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent lunch.

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DZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Really excellent fish. Service was poor ( we should not have to pour our own wine). And nobody really knew how to de-skin the fish at the table. Not good enough.
I’d probably go back, but only for the fish.
At £70 per head including wine, the service needs to be better.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding. Waiter? She was amazing. It was my wife’s birthday and just one mention about it to waiter and she created great atmosphere.

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Salt Room always delivers and has been a family favourite for a while now when visiting our daughter in Brighton. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday this time and had an excellent celebratory lunch. It's certainly not cheap but the food is always very good and so is the service.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there on New Years Day for a more fancy lunch with friends and family. There were six of us eating and two babies and the table was fantastic. They are nicely spaced so you feel able to enjoy your own party without affecting or being affected by others. The service was excellent from beginning to end! The food was very good and the wine was great. We all had starters, mains and deserts off the a la carte menu. I would and have already recommemded this place.

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service with peace of mind and great food, flawless every time

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SR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for NYE and had a great time, good food and good service

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RO
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Salt Room was recommended to us and turned out to be as good as we had hoped. We were drawn in by the excellent fish menu, took some friends along and everything was cooked to perfection. I had a salmon starter followed by hake and my partner had skate wing which she was delighted with as it had more meat on it then we had ever seen, again beautifully cooked. Great, friendly and attentive service too.

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JB
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Think my expectations were too high as had been wanting to visit here for a while & maybe it was a bit of an off night with staff saving their energy the day before NYE. Everything was nice enough, and nothing glaringly bad, but equally nothing really blew us away either - though there were some nice little bits. Loved the mackeral butter with the bread - the little bit of couliflower with the halibut was great. Halibut itself was cooked fine but the dish seemed a bit wierd and unbalaced to me otherwise with strong overpowering flavours from whatever else was on the plate. The fish soup I'd been really excited to try made me very sad, didn't tase of fish to me at all, just like a kinda unseasoned, lukewarm tomato/squash soup with a big tentacle in it (a nice bit of octopus though). Wife's cod dish looked nice, cod was prefectly cooked - but again underseasoned for us & didn't taste of anything much, OK it's cod but... and the overwhelming flavour of the plate was the (perfectly nice) mushroom stuff that came with it. Made a change from the obvious chorizo/tomato everyone else usually rolls out though I guess so props for that. The bread was nice too and didn't feel like a rip off despite being £3. Service was friendly but seeemed a bit slow for our table at times - but again think that was just random circumstances. Won't be in a rush to come back TBH, but glad we finally got to give it a go - doesn't live up to the reputation I'd been led to believe though - but maybe that's just becuase of the dishes we ordered on that particular night, or whatever.

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SG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The thing that made it special other than the food was the excellent service

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service, great food and had a lovely belated christmas meal!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great venue 2nd time visiting and really enjoyed it. Great cocktails and Irish coffees, we were in a group of four and all had a fish option and not one of our party was disappointed we will be going again

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Polite service, however did not have half the fish on the menu and offered alternatives. Shame because they did not taste all that great! Maybe due to the time of the year.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

No non alcoholic beverages apart from juices
Service a bit too quick

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AP
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The Salt Room was a very nice restaurant to sit in. The lady at the front desk was proactively helpful and the gentleman who was the manager that night (Spanish chap) was knowledgeable and helpful with the wine list. Our waiter made tried hard but was off his game a little; our order was muddled up with missing side dishes and one of us receiving the wrong meal entirely. The food looked good but perhaps was too complex on the flavours it created rather than the subtle differences intended. Definitely lives up to the name, the food was very very salty. It was strange to receive poor service (inconsistency with topping up our drinks sometimes done, other times bottle just left on the side of the table) with good intentions, I have never come across someone so nice doing a not-so great job! I would give it another go if I wasn't paying to see if it was just an off night.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Salt Room for a couple of years now and every time has been fantastic.The food and the service are spot on.Would recommend this Restaraunt to all.Perry

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