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The Salt Room

4.4
97 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Grill
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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.
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

Special Offers

Jing Afternoon Tea: £24.95

From a set menu. Jing Flowering afternoon Tea £26.95, East London Liquor Company G & T £29.95, Hebrat 1er Cru £34.95.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 March 2018

Ends: 29 April 2018

Availability: Daily 14:30-16:00

The Salt Room Classics- Sharing lunch- £45 per person

Glass of fizz
Salt Cod Fritters & Homemade Bread
The Salt Room Surfboard or a sharing market fish with seasonal accompaniments
The Taste of The Pier
£45 per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 March 2018

Ends: 29 April 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00

What 97 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a mixed experience. The ambience, style and location of the restaurant was good. Our starter was delicious but main course was very disappointing and the flavor of fish was quite bland. The dessert menu had nothing which appealed to us unfortunately so even though we wanted a dessert we didn't have one. Service was pleasant but flawed. The bread we ordered didn't arrive and we had to chase for our potatoes.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff, fabulous evening

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The portions of fish were tiny and my daughter ordered hake with mussels and got two!! The meals were very salty.We were so disappointed as it was a birthday meal.Service was very good but value for money no way.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent ambience and service great staff.
Food very good but spoiled by slightly undercooked prawns which were therefore hard to shell. "King Prawns' were more like young princes (i.e. rather small esp as they were £3 each!
We had a shared sirloin on the bone. We asked for medium rare but it came back more rare than medium which was pity because it was tasty and tender.
Mackerel starter was nice but overpriced for what it was.
We had a Portuguese white wine and a spanish red, both of which were excellent but pricy at nearly 4x the retail price of the bottle.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I enjoyed the meal at the Salt Room, perfectly cooked fish, well presented etc, nice ambiance. The service was ok, although it felt a little clumsy and rushed at times. I was hoping (expecting) to be 'blown away', I enjoyed it but felt it was slightly overpriced. Given the venue and location I think it's more that they need to improve some of the food and the service rather than make it cheaper.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

For a restaurant with such a big reputation we found both the food and service to be mediocre. My wife and I were there for our wedding anniversary on a Monday night and the restaurant was busy but not completely full. Despite that we waited around 15 minutes for someone to take our drinks order and when they did, they also took our food order. Our aperitifs were delivered 10 minutes later followed very shortly by our starters so I enjoyed my octopus starter with a negroni… which was odd. After a much longer wait for our mains, which was reassuring, my monkfish arrived lukewarm with very chewy ‘tender stem’ broccoli. It tasted OK and I ate it but I did let the waiter know my thoughts when he checked if everything was OK. My wife had the cod which she was very happy with so I suspect my main had been sitting on the pass for a good while before it made it to the table. The saving grace was the Brighton Pier themed desert which was fun and tasty and most people in the restaurant seemed to be ordering the same. I expected the cost of my monkfish main to be taken off of the bill, especially as I had turned down the offer from the waiter to have a new dish prepared, but it wasn’t. They did take the cost of the desert off though which was £18 for two versus the £24 for the monkfish main! All in all it was a very disappointing evening given the other options we have in Brighton & Hove for special occasion dining.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Their fish was amazing and the staff were very friendly and prompt.

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

We had the sharing roast and it was amazing! The best roast I've had so far. Very happy with the service. The staff were also fantastic

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

We booked a lunchtime reservation at the Salt Room during Brighton Wine Week which the SR was participating in. So glad we did! Wine was delicious, excellent pairing with the seafood. Waitresses' suggestions (Aga) was spot on! She was lovely and wonderful and we had such a nice time. The view is spectacular as well by the window. A must do on the sea-side.

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1.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Waited 25 mins with not even a drink, had to complain, then bread, starters and oysters all served at once. Dirty wine glass. Steak then came the second our starter plates were cleared, complained again. They did take them away and waited 10mins. Forgot one of the aide orders, complained again. Still had to pay over £100 even though they had knocked some off the bill. Never again!
Over rated

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had a very good waiter and other staff made us very welcome. We had a great experience!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

we went for a birthday meal, party size was 5, food was excellent, would recommend the surfboard ( food envy) around the table. great service but expect to pay for it but won't be complaining

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The food and service were spot on, no complaints at all, particularly the service.
The main problem with this restaurant is the noise, the sound of other people’s conversations bounce all around, especially when there is a large group on a table.
There needs to be more soft furnishings or sound baffles to absorb the noise.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Exceptional food and attentive staff, can’t wait to come back in the summer and sit out on the veranda overlooking the seafront.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service. Great with the kids and the food was outstanding, especially the seafood platter..mussels very plump.
Free kids meals which made the price more palatable

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

We enjoyed a supurb dinner and cocktails. Service was perfect, excellent Mixologist at the bar! A very special night out in an atmospheric restaurant with great views. The meal was to die for! Excellent for fish lovers with some meaty options too.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

A great restaurant for a special treat and for fish lovers in particular. The food is beautifully presented and of high quality. The service is impeccable. A highlight is a dessert called ‘Taste of the Sea’ which is for two people to share. It is an imaginative and visually exciting treat including candy floss and ice cream. This is at the higher end of the market in terms of quality and cost.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The Salt Room. Perfection. Beautiful food, amazing wine and fantastic service from our waiter, Guy.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Excellent staff, good food. Make sure you ask about prices for today’s catch though!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Lovely food , great atmosphere, very knowledgeable and friendly waitress good value outstanding food. Sorry can’t remember the waitress name .

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Salt Room - fantastic as always. Wonderful, tasty, inventive food. And brilliant, attentive service.
If you haven’t been, GO. If you have been, go again!
The lunch set menu is good value...

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Fantastic service, perfectly paired in season ingredients.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We had our 9th anniversary meal at The Salt Rooms, it was the first time we had been there and we'll definitely be back.

How lovely to find a top quality restaurant, with great service in Brighton - something we have always thought it was lacking.

It also had the best cheeseboard we've ever had in terms of diversity and flavour.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Excellent and novel mixture of spices and ingredients made one wish to try more

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Good service, lovely food that arrived very quickly in between courses. Nice atmosphere, overall a great evening! (Portions could be a TINY bit better though)

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Lovely. Had a fabulous birthday here. Staff were helpful and attentive. But most importantly, the food was some of the best I've ever had in Brighton.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Fantastic experience all round.! Alfonso, our waiter was knowledgeable and entertaining. Food was superb, for all courses and a fine choice of wines.! Would heartily recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, it was our wedding anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed it.! Just a little on the pricey side but worth it.!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Fantastic tasting food, very creative 'pier' dessert the standout!

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We went to Salt Room for Easter Lunch and had a great meal. Great service and really good food.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We had a lovely meal, the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were great. Thank you we would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Wonderful service

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Simply the best food I have had in years! I took my girlfriend who is a budding chef and enjoyed the raw beef as a starter ( my favourite) but the main course lamb was a revelation. Succulent, moreish and melt in the mouth. Excellent service and advice on a light red by the staff.
Will be booking again and again.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great experience - Went on a Saturday for lunch with my wife and three daughters (all under 7). Great service from friendly staff. The food was fantastic, my wife and I had some incredible seafood and a couple of glasses of fizz, whilst the girls had typical kids food (but just very well done). Would definitely recommend for high quality food in a very elegant contemporary setting. PS: There is a dessert to share that is just brilliant!

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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Had afternoon tea which was good very cheap too. Salmon sandwich would be good and maybe on the upper level as we were in lower level which was hot and sandwiched between two tables of four having full lunches. The restaurant always has a strong fish odour which is not nice. Proper upmarket fish restaurants don’t have odour, fact.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

As always excellent. Would recommend the fish pie for 2 to share, packed full of fish with the best mash! Delicious bread.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

We went to the Salt Room (on the recommendation of a local resident) for my 'surprise' 65th Birthday Celebration and could not fault anything! The welcome, lovely and warm. The food was stunning. The service was perfect with great advice and discreet when necessary. Would we recommend this restaurant to anyone? Yes- Everyone, and we already have done.

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4.0Dined on 27 March 2018

The set lunch was fine if not especially generous: starters (fish soup and salmon tartare were best). The cod fritters which we nibbled at from the main menu to start were outstanding. The carafe of Sardinian vermentino quite delicious. Service was attentive and friendly if not polished.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

A lovely way to end a perfect weekend away. Service was very good and the food lovely

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Top quality restaurant with a warm vibrant atmosphere and top notch food and service. Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Saturday lunch, had fish of the day, whole John Dory, with a glass or two of crisp White House wine, we’ve been before and been impressed, this occasion didn’t disappoint either. Super service from a very knowledgable and helpful young staff member. The ambience was very good,tables not crammed in, and people enjoying what looked to be an amazing afternoon tea. We will try that sometime. We travel from woking to visit the salt room, worth the drive.

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