The Salt Room

4.4
526 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Grill
Top tags:
  • 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 526 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Friendly and bubbly staff. Incredible food cooked to perfection. Great selection of drinks alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Amazing atmosphere and vibes. Great décor!

I would highly recommend.

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LB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service was outstanding. Thank you for a perfect evening

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CT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given vouchers as a wedding present.
The Salt Rooms was amazing. We went for Lunch on a Saturday.
We enjoyed a drink at the bar before we were seated at our table.
The service was amazing and our waiter had great knowledge of the specials and the oyster collection on offer.
Would highly recommend to fish lovers.
Looking forward to coming back for afternoon tea, the surfboard and lots of the other options.

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

Great waiting staff and awesome food. Perfect place for a special occasion. Pricey but decent.

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ZB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looked after by frank who is always charming and al the staff are just lovely

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DS
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Visited with my husband. Pre-dinner cocktails took an age to arrive. Had to ask for bread: when it arrived we were not provided with side plates. Asked twice for them. Food was very heavy with rich sauces that completely dominated the main ingredients. Disappointing overall.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Entertaining friends from London for lunch friendly warm and genuine greeting , enjoyable setting ,. Excellent knowledgeable not rushed or intrusive service . various main course fish dishes we had were of a excellent standard. Desserts had an interesting local twist which were fun and enjoyable. Recommended

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L
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! FINE DINING AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!

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m
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food really good,service excellent.our waitress was entertaining,chatty and happy to recommend
dishes.
Very much a special occasion venue for us as it is relatively expensive,although there were some reasonable wine prices which is good news.

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E
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Sunday roast beef lunch I have eaten and good value for money. Will be going again.

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NC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and staff & chef that made it a very special Sunday lunch for my daughter & I.
Hope to visit again!

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a
London
107 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Excellent food. Great flavours, beautiful signature dish of salt bake bream, wonderful octopus as a starter and beautiful presentation in the plates.
Service is not as refined at the food, but our waiter was learning, and the others helping at times. It was pretty busy, which is normal for Sunday lunch.
Nice view from the windows. I asked a table by the window when booking, which they gave us.

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OT
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and friendly. My husband and I would like to thank the Salt Room for an amazing evening.

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

The food was great tasty and very well presented, however when serving the main dish there was a considerable wait for the sides the be served.

The services was fair but our server was over familiar calling both my wife and I lovey and she smelt of cigarettes.

The surroundings are very good along with the decor but there are others that I would return to before coming back here.

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a
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, great food - really good service, ambience very likeable here and good mix of
feeling relaxed yet speccial. the fish is delicious. so is everything else

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

Very charming and knowledgeable waiter who recommended a delicious wine that complemented our food beautifully. The food was exquisite and well presented. A thoughtful touch of a little birthday treat was unexpectedly presented during dessert. A most splendid evening.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable experience and great service. Wasn’t too fond of the bread and butter but rest of the food quality was exceptional

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the salt baked cod. The portion of fish I actually got was very tasty but very small. It came with potatoes and chorizo. This did not arrive and when I asked our waiter for it he apologised. They had obviously been forgotten as I had to wait a few minutes for them to be cooked. When they arrived they were cold and quite hard with no chorizo. We told the waiter and I think he misheard as he just laughed and said “no way”. Fish was nice and dessert was very good but not value for money at all in this case. Our waiter engaged with us a lot and was very friendly and built a good rapport with us. The restaurant was clean and service was fairly quick (apart from the potatoes).

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MR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very noisy, too much for an elderly person. Definitely only for young shouters

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service & location

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful evening for my best friend Julia’s Birthday. Staff made us feel special and the food was excellent.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

They have a 2 hr meal policy, so as our cocktails were a long time coming, quite frustrating, our starter arrived just after the cocktails, and with our wine! We felt rushed, which was a shame as the food is totally delicious. There was also no need, as nobody was waiting and there were free tables. That said, the menu and the food quality are outstanding.

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West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fresh sea food beautifully cooked and served.

The only minor niggle was my partners Cappuccino wasn’t very hot, it was changed without hesitation and deducted from the bill.

We will definitely be back and probably on a regular basis.

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C
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food wasn't great and compared to other restaurants in the same category. Highly overpriced for value. I didn't feel I got value for money.

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MK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as ever. We love taking the children here for a special day out. Always treated extremely well. Thank you Salt Rooms.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were seated and advised what was not available to eat which was a long list! We were told there was not certain desserts available but were being served elsewhere in the restaurant for the next hour. We have been to the Salt Room on many occasions and it has been lovely but this time it was awful.

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

As usual very good food and service but on this occasion let down by cold plates which spoilt the overall enjoyment of our evening. Also for some reason we felt quiet rushed which we have never noticed before.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Salt room never disappoints with its amazing menu, the food is outstanding and a great wine list, I love the fish friendly Reds, all served by great friendly staff! I Highly recommend it for any occasion.

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KW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took by partner for his birthday. We spent amazing time! Food was really Good ! I reccomend to everyone !

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FY
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The seafood was excellent. Friendly and prompt service.

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DU
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value set lunch menu with very tasty food. Friendly service. Decent wine list.

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AB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the three course pre-theatre menu, it was delicious and great value for money too.

We’re definitely trying the taste of the pier dessert next time - it looks amazing!

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious early meal here before heading to the Brighton Centre. Food was beautifully presented and the service was excellent

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are always outstanding, don't question just book. Not the most economic but the food and service are amazing and you won't be disappointed

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NE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I’d heard really good things about The Salt Room, and having been to the Coal Shed I was very looking forward to my lunch.
Nothing about the experience was bad as such, but it was entirely underwhelming and instantly forgettable.
We have no desire to go back and have had better food in Brighton. Perhaps we were unlucky, perhaps November is the wrong monthly for fish, but either way we were both disappointed by our experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

we had a late reservation on a sunday at the salt rooms to celebrate a proposal. the food arrived swiftly and was cooked superbly. we had the surfboard which was amazing, with chips as a side which were perfect. the bottle of wine we ordered was lovely and the service was one of the best i have experienced in a long time and was not expected at all. the waitress was on the ball, funny, attentive and knew exactly what was best for us. i thank her very much for going the extra mile

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C
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Four of us visited the Salt Room for my mother's 70th birthday. It is a good place for a celebration - the atmosphere provides a feel of fine dining and the is food fresh and interesting. My mother and I had the turbot to share, which was cooked to perfection. My aunty and cousin had the plaice - which was uncooked cooked (raw) in parts. However, we all agreed that this was preferable to over-cooked, dry fish and most of it was cooked just right! The restaurant was a little noisy for a small 70th birthday celebration, in part due to one particualrly exhuberant party of people seated close to us. My only complaint was that we were given a table in the middle of the restaurant, rather than being seated at one to of the tables on the edge of the room or by the window, where we would have more easily been able talk and listen without interruption. We had booked the table five weeks in advance and I had mentioned that it was for my mother's 70th, so it would have been more sensible to put us on a nicer, quieter, less central table. Other than that - we were all very happy with the experience, especially the interesting but pleasing menu and good service.

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a fab time although our starters were cold (ordered a fish soup & mackerel).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend away with husband and son

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s
London
45 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and loved it. Had a seat at the window and fantastic view, watched the sun go down over the sea! Service was superb, food and wine fantastic and a great afternoon!

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