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.

Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Join us celebrate New Years Eve with a £100 five course menu, including a glass of champagne on arrival and at midnight. A 50% deposit will be taken at time of booking, refundable up to 72 hours prior to the evening

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 1082 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommended

N
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Fantastic fish cookery and great drinks are the only two good features. Aside from the fish the sauces and sides were weak and undercooked (gravy looked like a broth, roscoff onion completely inedible). Bright lighting and noise make it feel like a Nandos inside. Will not return.

WB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were made to feel as if we needed to leave in a hurry as they wanted the table back despite spending hundreds of pounds. It kind of ruined the experience for us. Also, the halibut was slightly overcooked but everything else food wise was stunning especially the scallops baked in the shell with paprika and seaweed, they were outrageous! Jalisco sour was a beautiful cocktail too.

J
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Fantastic restaurant if you get a good seating. For best experience have a later dinner.

WS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service excellent but not cheap.
Our table was poorly located.

VH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...just excellent! ...could not find any fault. Beautiful food in an amazing location with good friends - what more could one want!

c
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

ten minutes before my table was booked for i got a phone call to say
No table for me tonight
Apparently there was something wrong with the kitchen
absolute nonsense that was

CY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked the salt room a couple of weeks before our planned trip to Brighton and then 30 mins before our booking, when it was too late to find another restaurant equally as lovely, I had a call to say there was trouble with the kitchen and they couldn’t take anyone for dinner. It was a huge disappointment for me and my partner.

c
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful just as I had expected!!!!.exelent. Will be back.

E
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Stacey. Great food. Would recommend hugely!

LM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place could be so good but it just isn’t quite there. The maitre d’ was quite offhand when we arrived and could barely look up from his laptop to greet us. Neither of the two English sparkling wines was available and the first two white Burgundies I asked for were out of stock too. The sole was not as described on the menu and had a strange sweet taste. All in all not what I hoped for on my husband’s birthday treat.

KM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salt Room remains our favourite Brighton Restaurant - five stars all round, especially for the staff who are all excellent.
Thank you - we look forward to returning soon. R and K

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food tasty, waiter good. Slow delivery of food between courses. Not all the food or wine available at 8.30pm on a busy Saturday evening.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my partner for his birthday meal. I can’t fault The Salt Room at all! The food was amazing, and the service was also impeccable.
I have coeliac disease so I was concerned that they wouldn’t be able to offer huge amounts as it wasn’t mentioned on their website however I was comply wrong. The waitress explained that basically the whole of the menu can be adapted to gluten free.
The Taste of the Pier dessert was amazing and they accommodated my gluten free needs amazingly!
Will definitely be revisiting

A
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed an amazing dinner for two . Will definitely go back again

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty seafood with a view of the sea and Brighton pier. Lots of great options, from raw to salt-crusted to wood-grilled shellfish and fish, with a good selection of steaks for meat lovers. Good selection of wines by the glass and a moderately priced wine list. Interesting desserts and capable service.

s
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. We always go when visiting Brighton 😎

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu at lunchtime is excellent value. The food is exquisite with incredible flavours & beautifully presented. The staff are very friendly & have a good knowledge of the choices on offer. The atmosphere is relaxed & the views across the sea (even on a stormy day!) are delightful. Thoroughly recommend!

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb evening! Sea bass outstanding, beautiful wine and excellent service. My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and we were looked after in a friendly but professional way. Very expensive but it was a special occasion!

JO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food, not much atmosphere. We had a pleasant evening but wouldn't rush back.

I
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
A perfect restaurant for that special occasion

P
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my wife for her birthday. I cannot fault the experience in any way. The lighting and ambiance were just right, service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Even on a Monday evening there was a nice atmosphere whilst being possible to easily converse. It was also great value (reassuringly expensive?) but certainly worth every penny. I would without hesitation return to the Salt Room when next in Brighton.

JR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service .food was served hot ..and fresh . catered for my gluten intollerance .the shared dessert was amazing and all GF It was a birthday celebration for my husband little touch with the chocolate truffle .really enjoyable evening Thank you

MP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first class meal in lovely surroundings. Its no wonder its won awards. Attentive service and they even gave us a small gift at the end as it was my birthday. Wow so nice!!

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good selection on the food menu and our choices were excellent. Wine list highlighting sea and volcanic wines was very helpful and steered us to a very good Cretan wine that we probably wouldn't have chosen otherwise.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great food, good wine and good service!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated hubbies 50th birthday! Great food - scallops and roast cod amazing! Service was on point, very attentive and smiley, didn’t mind catering to a group of nine. Great spot! Only thing that let it down was the weather, windy and blustery, Salt Room was great refuge away from it all! Highly recommend!

k
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited the Salt Room on a number of occasions and I have never been disappointed, the service and food are excellent , our waitress was very polite and pleasant, and very knowledgeable about the menu and food

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. From the moment you arrive it feels special - great staff, right level of attentiveness, superb food. We enjoyed the seafood platter - dropped one star only because none of our clams were open. Otherwise super.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We are a dining club that visit eating establishments throughout Brighton & Hove. This was our second visit to The Salt Room We were all agreed that the fish was of very good quality and cooked very well. The vegetables were cooked well but were not exiting and lacked finesse A salad served with an olive oil dressing was the "green" portion served with turbot (shared between two diners) and was not very good or, at least, the chef didn't exactly use his/her imagination. The service was indifferent and it was difficult to get our waiter's attention. We were tucked away in a corner so he couldn't see us and we couldn't see him. I expressed our collective views and disappointment to the waiter who did not react. This was a different experience to our first visit. We had cocktails served to us at the bar before we sat down and they were very good. The bill for six persons was just under £300 which included some, but not all, of the cocktails, four glasses of wine and a bottle of red wine. We expected better from The Salt Room.

SD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another excellent visit to the Salt Room taking advantage of BYO Mondays and the opportunity to drink amazing wines (Their wine list is also very good and does not have crazy mark ups )It was marvellous to see other wine fans giving staff the opportunity to taste what they had brought along.
Really enjoyable night and our Aussie visitors loved the Taste of The Sea dessert !

S
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The quality of food was very good but the taste was very salty.

K
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at The Salt Room, celebrating my partner's birthday. The food was absolutely delicious but what made the evening exemplary was the outstanding service. It was appropriately formal and attentive but also the people were so friendly, warm and welcoming, we were very grateful. I hope the management are very proud of their staff.

SB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed informal dining. Staff are lovely, food is excellent.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible but the only poor service we received that 5 main dishes we could not order due to no stock which is odd for a restaurant with this cost. Will need to check they have food before we revisit or tell us before we book again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Waitress was a little sarcastic, maybe trying to be funny but came across slightly rude.
No green beans available which meant with the steaks no possible veg. How hard is it to go to Tesco and buy some veg to offer?
Steak was ok but not great. Scallops starter great as was the Pier dessert and the wine.

M
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ate here during a visit to brighton for the weekend.
It was ok, nothing more.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointingly limited food choice (vs somewhere like The Ivy in the Lanes).
Steak was overdone.
The “special” starter was not available after 7pm.
Service was good but the value overall was poor.

ME
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m a frequent diner at Salt Room . The only slight problem was the steak was tough and dry . Very unusual as it’s usually excellent . Other than that very good

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great meal let down by greedy charge of £3 for 2 small chocolates which should have been free with the coffee.