The Salt Room

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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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AW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal, great service, would definitely go again.

B
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good except the mussels which were stringy and inedible (we did inform the server), luckily they were just an accompaniment to our main which was the barbecued monkfish which was very good

RC
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time here for my partner's birthday treat. When I looked at the menu on-line it looked a bit pricey. But the portion sizes are large and the additional touches to the menu made it feel luxurious and special. We had the Surfboard which was an abundance of fresh shellfish. The prawns were HUGE and perfectly cooked. We couldn't finish it all. Very good value I thought. Service excellent, a really busy Saturday night but we never had to refill our own glasses. Will definitely go again.

OS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding and our waitress was very attentive. However, I must say we have waited for our food for at least 40 minutes. It was a Saturday night so I guess it’s due to the business of the night.

SM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great position on the seafront. An unstuffy friendly place with great staff & really lovely food, well presented

RH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to The Salt Room. Never disappoints, always impresses.

NS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. Very impressed!

DL
London
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here and very good on all counts. Cost was around £55 per person which is OK for a venue of this standard.

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good so assume new chef had started and wish him all the best.

AF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I had booked The Salt Room for a catch up with the parents of my best friend. I booked it with expectations of a quality meal with service to match, knowing that they appreciate excellent food and service. I arrived in the pouring rain, went to hand my coat (a bulky winter parka) to the waiter who went to take it and then said "Oh actually there is a coat hook behind your table" - I thought this was pretty odd, but accepted it. I wish I hadn't as when I got there I had to negotiated around my companions who were already seated and also arrived to greet them holding a dripping coat - quite frankly, it was embarrassing! Service didn't improve with waiter being unable to answer even simple questions about the menu and what dishes comprised, even when one diner stated an allergy. I would never return based on this experience and will also be warning colleagues to avoid for business lunches as the whole experience opens you up to total embarrassment if you've been asked to recommend somewhere. I would be embarrassed at this level of service at a run-of-the-mill chain, for somewhere that seems to charge as though it is superior to this, it is beyond embarrassing.

RB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a lovely experience they treated us lovely!
We got engaged the day before and they knew about it gave us two glasses of fizz on the house! And did a fancy thing saying congratulations your engaged with truffles! It made our night so thankyou!!

Food beautiful!

CK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I’ve been twice now, I recommended to friends after the first visit, however, the second visit wasn’t as good. Disappointed customer.

DH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great service and an interesting menu. I had sharing roast which was very generous portions. Would go again

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the turbot (special of the day) which was absolutely lovely and beautifully cooked. The white widow cocktail after dinner went down well and the cheese board had a good selection with savouries. Always a very pleasant and enjoyable meal. Love this restaurant! Staff as always helpful and attentive

P
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a great time , food very good as always
Great value

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolute Valentine’s delight. Each dish was mouth watering and beautifully presented. Service was fab. Right on the mark with level of attentiveness. Really grateful to The Salt Room for making mine and my wife’s Valentine’s evening spot on.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue amazing food and service, thanks for a memorable night

GK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for valentines lunch and we’re given a table with a sea view. Fantastic food, great service, can’t ask for more.

SO
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good ambience and service ........,,,,,,,........

SG
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and service. Kudos to Francesco for looking after us so well. Thank you.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food with interesting flavour combinations. Service is very fast - don’t expect a leisurely lunch - but friendly efficient staff who know their wine list. Pudding game is not strong but would definitely visit again

JT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been 3 times now for Sunday Roast Dinner, shared between 2ppl for £40 which is good value as it's ALL so tasty and the beef is cooked to perfection. You need to give preference on how well you want the beef cooked, they don't ask, otherwise is generally comes medium rare. All the Puddings are lovely especially "Fun on the Pier". Cocktails are good £10 each, bit more costly than average. Staff are very inventive and polite. I will no doubt return when next in Brighton to try the Venison.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful and friendly, service was good, at no point did we feel rushed.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely lunch of local produce, with really exceptional service.

KB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So impressed with this place. Food and service over whelming.

ML
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiters couldn’t have been more attentive, lovely setting and delicious food!

WS
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and very friendly service, will be going back soon.

DF
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salt Room is the ideal location for a special occasion. We always start with one of their wonderful cocktails before heading for our table (try and get one looking out to sea). The waiting staff are then superb in answering any questions regarding the menu. Everything always looks good on the menu but I'm a sucker for the fish of the day for two people, which is deboned for you at the table (a little bit of theatre which is always welcome). This dish also feels like good value as it comes with side dishes included, and always tastes good. Starters and desserts are imaginative and, I confess, I am unable to resist a 3 course meal. The whole experience ain't cheap and, for me, it is not somewhere I frequently go but for a special occasion it is hard to beat.

GP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Really dissapointed. Cramped tables, felt like a canteen. Piece of roast cod was size of a match box! Kept pouring wine so that we would drink more. Dont like that. Rip Off!

NS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant, we travelled all the way up from Bournemouth for our anniversary dinner here. Outstanding food and cocktails! Helpful and friendly staff. Just love it her and highly recommended it!

W
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible selection of yummy seafood. Staff are fabulous - very helpful and friendly. We will go back.

MM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portion size of the Cod in relation to portions of other dishes i.e monk fish & steak etc was rather small in comparison & felt this was not value for money. Therefore will be challenging waiting staff on my next visit before choosing from the menu.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, never disappoints.

JN
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting here - It was a lovely treat for our anniversary - food was excellent and the waitress was very attentive even though there were a few big groups - would definately go again and recommend it as a lovely place to go if you want something special

AC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great menu & beautiful food.
We’ve been to Salt Room three times now to celebrate special occasions & each time it’s been fantastic.
We eat out fairly often & it is one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to .
Thanks

TW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance and views to the sea front. The food was excellent both in presentation and taste. The service was also very good.
Thanks for a great dining experience.
Mrs C. Weyman-Jones

JN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seafood starters and mains fish dishes all superb. An offer of plain bread (at no extra cost) to mop up delicious sauces would have been appreciated. Puddings less appealing, particularly the Paupercake (a bit nothingy). Good ambience and room temperature (on a cold evening). Tasty cider, good sparkling wines.
Service good. Our second visit. Will definitely consider a further visit.

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went went for my partner's Birthday and were delighted with the service and food. It is a beautiful setting and the wine list is amazing.

AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful place with excellent food and service. We drive down from London when it’s sunny, and it’s amazing every time. It’s not cheap but you certainly get value!

Highly recommended

AL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service with great recommendations from our server, especially the wine! Asked for a dry white and it was one of the best I’ve ever tasted! Lovely evening for our first visit to Brighton.