The Salt Room

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706 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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Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely sea side view for truely excellent innovative afternoon tea. Open table reserv did not allow me to specify it was for tea and Salt Rm requires advanced notice. They kindly baked up fresh scones and savories and organized sweet treats, while we waited we enjoyed endless tea and the sea view. Their 3 tiered afternoon tea selection was worth the wait and their extra effort much appreciated.

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PM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

From the time we arrived (ON TIME) it was pointed out that we where 5 min early. We were seated at the bar, which was not a problem at all. I booked this reservation a good 2 weeks prior and received a call confirming out reservation. Our table was not ready and waited a further 15 minutes. Needless to say I was not impressed and almost ready to leave. The starter was lovely the main was OK but heavily priced and not really worth the money. The service from the waiter/waitress was fantastic. The noise level was very unpleasant. It was a celebration dinner and this was the second time visiting the Salt Room. We will not return.

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

Food and service were amazing! Best meal me and my wife have had out together. Will definitely be returning

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BS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was extremely accomplished food. The service was attentive and informative but not overwhelming. We had amazing dishes served by knowledgeable, friendly people. One criticism only - we were asked when booking if there was an occasion and I said it was a birthday but nobody did anything about it.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere, a really pleasurable early evening meal with my little daughter who they did not charge for. Well done Salt Room.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am sure that the meat courses are excellent, but why bother when the array of fish and seafood options are fabulous, with some great combinations. Also, skimp on the starters and sides to allow room for The End of the Pier. Attentive and helpful service. Can't wait to re-visit in the summer sitting on the terrace as the sun goes down.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very thoughtful staff, brought out some truffles with happy birthday written in chocolate f

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JP
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at The Salt Room and experienced outstanding service from our waitress, and a friendly attitude from all other members of staff.
I noted that the straw potatoes accompanying my main course were way too salty, in fact inedible.
We treated ourselves to the "Taste of the Pier" dessert and shared between the three of us.... perhaps my imagination but it seemed to be nowhere near as imaginative and impressive as the version we enjoyed a couple of years ago?
In any event we had a good time, and would be happy to return!

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JS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Starters were lovely . The main problem was that the restaurant felt like a hotel restaurant. We came for a special meal and the waiting staff did not seem to care about the customers. Lots of fixed grins.

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DW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to The Salt Room quite a few times and have recommended it to friends but our last meal ( four people) was very disappointing. It was a brunch ( although mid afternoon) and what there was of the food was very tasty, but insufficient for a sharing platter. All four of us came out of the restaurant feeling hungry. We did have free prosecco but our primary purpose in going was to eat. In the future I will think twice before choosing The Salt Room to eat.

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LT
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with a buzzing atmosphere. Waiting staff were excellent.

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CB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked bottomless brunch for a friends birthday. Staff were warm and welcoming. Took time to wish my friend happy Birthday. Food was delicious and plentiful and our waiter was hugely attentive and made sure our drinks were topped up. All in all a fabulous experience...we will return!

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AH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and fantastic food. Well worth a visit.

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m
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The octopus was amazing. We enjoyed all the tasting courses apart from the desert which we felt was dry.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational food, great atmosphere and service. Our meal at The Salt room was one of the best meals of the last few years.

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NS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice food but way overpriced for what it is.
Excellent and attentive service.

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PF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Whilst portion sizes are small, the food was absolutely top notch. Probably the tasting menu is the best value to fill you up. Only slight negative was that the service was so efficient we felt rushed - with little time between courses, we were in and out too quickly.

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m
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small celebration lunch for my lovely daughter's 40th birthday exceeded my expectations. Delicious food, exemplary service and a great wine list. Thank you

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NC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service, great experience.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love The Salt Room. We have been here on a number of occasions, and it never fails. Would recommend for a light lunch, celebratory dinner, or just a drink at the bar with a snack.

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LS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They graciously made their signature “Surfboard “ of smoked and wood fired seafood a portion for one instead of for two. It was amazing. Just the taste of the sea that you want in Brighton. Great room and leave room for Taste of the Pier dessert.

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LY
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely celebratory meal and nice atmosphere. Would go back.

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M
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes I would defiantly recommend the salt room to friends and family , we had a lovely time for my sisters birthday celebration . I will defiantly be returning in the summer months with my daughter . It wasn’t very busy and this did worry me at first , but was soon reassured when our starter arrived .

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MH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The meal was for my partners birthday, so for us it was a bit of an occasion. The menu was excellent in terms of choice but when being asked what I wanted (I said a fillet steak in this instance as I don’t do sea food and my partner does) the lady who served us did roll her eyes and corrected me to whatever it said on the menu as a fillet steak is not called that on there - I don’t mind being corrected but the attitude was not good. Aside from that we had a good meal, and it was a lovely evening, service from the waitress just needed to be a little more polite I suppose.

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WS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood platter was very fresh and cooked just right. But it was a slight disappointment as there was no lobster in it (we were told before ordering though), with only king prawns, langoustines, cockles, scallops, mussels, fried squids. Having said that they were perfectly cooked and very nice.
We ordered half a dozen of oysters, they were fresh but were quite small. My salt baked bream was lovely and the waitress fillet it for me at the table. The halibut was really fantastic. My daughter had the rib eye steak which was cooked to perfection. It was flavoursome, fresh and just right.
My dessert, sweet potato semifreddo was very nice too. Had a very nice evening out.

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a
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall I enjoyed our visit. I wonder if the service would get stretched if the place was busier though. On a fairly quiet evening they seemed to be quite pressed. My only negative comment on the food would be that the starter portions were very small indeed! Wine prices are fair and we would visit again but not if we thought it was going to be very busy.
Oh yes the decor is pretty dull but not unpleasant.

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B
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday lunch. Four adults and two kids. As they were under 7 they are for free!

We all shared the roast beef which was amazing as were the trimmings!

Great friendly service. Attentive but not in your face.

Highly recommend.

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the seafood platter and some chips to share, both really high quality, the chips caught us off guard.
Service was slow but they were busy and drinks were great, which made up for it, hard to find a place that makes a decent dry vodka martini.
Overall good experience 👍👍👍

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i
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal & experience, as always. Always a pleasure to eat at The Salt Room

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SC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Salt Room on Saturday, from the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome. The food was incredible as was the service. We can not wait to return.

Thank you sammy x

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LD
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food lovely ambiance. The staff are fun relaxed and great with children too. Food was perfect. Lovely wine list and cocktails.

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RD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A pretty decent meal (some dishes over-salted) made really decent by the five star service and good ambiance. We tried the tasting menu and whilst octopus was badly over-sized, the Bass was superb.
Sadly table top a bit sticky and decor showing signs of high use, but more than made up for by front of house team and certainly worthy of a visit.

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OT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Horrible windy and wet day transformed by this marvellous restaurant. Excellent fish, beautifully served in a deliciously tasty yet unfussy way. We will certainly return.

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RB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly and looked after by the staff throughout, including changing tables to be in a less noisy part of the restaurant. Good food, excellent service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous meal with exceptional attention to detail.
Scallops and John Dory were exceptionally cooked and presented but I was really impressed with the focus put on coping with a lactose intolerant guest.

His suggestions for non dairy alternatives were taken on board and enhanced and he was possibly even more impressed with the quality of food than the rest of us.

Great selection of wines, don't be afraid to choose one of the more minerally focused choices, they really are there to enhance the food. We picked a Majorcan white which had great body and length to suit the Dory

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MN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food tastes good. Rib eye was poorly presented though compared to the halibut, steak was just thrown on the plate with the garnish on top, could do with a small side garnish or veg. The service was very good with the waiter when asked, advising honestly how long the food would take and this was adhered to. Good to know when the restaurant was full. Very, very noisy and no music made for a terrible environment, no real ambiance. Sounded like a noisy pub instead of a restaurant. If there’s music there’s usually a chance people are a bit quieter.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Salt Room staff were welcoming and able to confidently advise on choices. Food was excellent and we enjoyed our experience

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KM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favourites. Everything I have tried here has been delicious.

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DE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food beautifully cooked and presented. The quality of the food was excellent and the portion size - just right. Service was slow with the server exhibiting a disinterested manner.

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CG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The acoustics were very poor so it was very difficult to hear any conversation. Our main courses arrived at 10pm when we were seated at 8.45 pm, by which time everyone was tired and grumpy. Our two vegetarians diners did not fair well, a half a chargrilled leek with a touch of sauce is not a suitable main course and at the main course prices even the meat should come with some sort of vegetable. Sorry but not good enough.

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