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

Would return would recommend.

Great time service and food.

Candy floss dessert was fun

DI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

MY TROUT WAS RAW AND WITH BONES ALTHOUGH WHEN I OREDERED I WAS TOLD IT WAS WITHOUT BONES
WAITER SUGGESTED REPLACING BUT I REFUSED

P
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The fish was over cooked it was also very dry.
One of the servers didn’t know how to cut the fish properly and another came to teach her in front of us. Very unprofessional staff members.

The Salt Room
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to The Salt Room and feedback. I am really saddened to hear elements of your experience were not as you expected. Our team are very friendly but professional, Your waiter was in training after just joining us and clearly failed to inform the manager that there was an issue, we apologise for this and can confirm its not standard service response. I hope this does not hinder a return visit; we always have more to offer and would love to welcome you again soon.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal . Sitting on the terrace overlooking the sea and eating great quality food

I
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and service. Very accomodating for a 90 year old in our party. They handled the return of a bottle of Organic wine that was very young and had zero body. I wish they told us it was a 2018 Chablis. They brought us a complementary glass of champagne for my 60th and my boyfriend’s mom’s 90th birthdays. The oysters were so fresh and delicious, especially with that champagne. The starter crab salad was so light, pretty and healthy. We had a halibut and hake that was prepared perfectly. The lemon sole was way too bony, and a bit mushy. I would not order that again. The dessert with the cotton candy was perfectly celebratory. Very happy with my birthday night.

MW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, lovely meal. Perfect for a relaxed night out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for my sons birthday. We sat outside which was very nice. The starters came quickly and then we had to wait an hour between starter and main course. Because of this we were unable to have a pudding because we ran out of time. Our table was booked for 6:15 pm so when we arrived it wasn’t that busy. The fish for the main course was delicious but my steak looked as though have been sat around awhile and a bit dry. I would definitely go again but this time I would have the fish and hopefully be able to have a pudding

KF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to the salt room. We are frequent visitors to the amazing coal shed. The only gripe I can say we had was with the GM who was on reception when we arrived. We found out he was the GM through the staff. There were a couple in front of us when we arrived, who asked for a table really politely, he was cold to them and abrupt and said no we are full. They then left, we were next in line. He didn’t acknowledge us immediately he finally looked up and said I’ll be with you when I’m finished. He was on the computer. I understand he may have been busy but he was unfriendly and unapproachable and he seemed very grumpy and it made us feel uncomfortable. In fact we both found him rude and dismissive. The complete opposite to the welcome we get in the other resturant where your made to feel special as soon as you arrive.

He showed us to our table and walked off saying nothing. We had a table booked at 6.15pm the restaurant was really quiet at this time. The staff immediately jumped into action with an amazing welcome. I have hearing issues and where we were sat all the staff were behind us and we could hear their conversations which were not offensive but we just thought we’d ask to move tables as I was struggling to hear my partner.

The staff member had to ask the GM. We watched them ask him and he looked annoyed with them. The staff member looked really un easy as he spoke to them. We felt bad for asking to move. The staff member came back apologising saying sorry we can’t move you.

We accepted this and ordered our meal. The service and food were exceptional the lady who served us, her knowledge of the Oysters available and food menu was superb.

On the whole the experience was great but unfortunately was not perfect due to the way the GM made us feel. Would we recommend the Salt Room yes but the way the GM deals with people and the way he made us feel was not acceptable to me.
The resturant was still empty when we left.

RJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, superb food. Couldn’t fault anything!!!

RP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant for a reason food is always on point, amazing service and good atmosphere!

h
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Was really looking forward to the evening, taking friends who’d not been before and was hoping for an experience as good as I’d had before. Didn’t get it. Lazy staffing, very slow to tend to our table repeatedly and started clearing dishes when some of the party were still eating. Just a bit of a meh experience. £450 for 6 of us, with only 3 drinking booze. Hoped for more

C
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sharing seabass is my favourite thing on the menu - so delicious. Their selection of wine also never fails. The Bordeaux we had was so smooth and went perfectly with our fish. Service again was superb also.

PG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening with superb food, however my wife was disappointed as her starter was unavailable. On arrival we were shown to our table by a member of staff who was not very welcoming. However, all other members of staff were extremely helpful and approachable, despite being very busy.

P
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For a place marketing itself as specialising in grilled meat and fish and cooking over coals, we were looking forward to some crispy skinned grilled whole fish. It was very surprising to find no whole fish on the menu and not even a skin-on fillet on the main menu. The food was well cooked and tasty but with no evidence of cooking over coals and so not what we expected. The sable was missing from my dessert, with no explanation, and the whole thing (the frozen blackcurrant meringue) was incredibly sweet, for something mainly supposed to be blackcurrant and lemon. Rather disappointing.

HW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I had an enjoyable evening
At the Salt Room but I am not sure the food was that amazing and I was disappointed with the pudding.
The waiter was very pleasant and efficient and I will return but would hope that the food will be better

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent flavourful seafood cooked perfectly.
The service was excellent. The waitress was very informative.
Would definitely come back.

AM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tea! Great for a special occasion.

JB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service start to finish! I had visited The Salt Room once before so had high expectations returning for my boyfriends birthday. My expectations were succeeded! The waiter knew so much about the food and drinks available and all service was with a smile. Food was delicious and the setting is just stunning. Can’t wait to go back!

SM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Yes i would for sunday roast, unfortunately i am not a fish eater!

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Eaten here before and gave a good review but did make a note on the Manager. The same Manager displayed similar arrogance when attempting to eat there last Saturday when the restaurant was virtually empty but turned away. Despite this my wife insisted on eating there for lunch on the Sunday as she liked the vegetarian options the last visit. Should not have, the same non welcoming Manager was on front desk, of the two servers the first did not serve the second bottle of water ordered but the second girl did and was extremely efficient. No bread was offered at the table, the Oysters were great but came with no bread , the lemon sole was undercooked, bottom side skin was slimy and the bone bloody Wife said her beetroot starter and curried cauliflower was delicious. Ambiance well set out restaurant but the Terence was extremely noisy, the greater and sitter apologized for this but 1. we stipulated the Terrace and 2. the restaurant cannot be accountable for the traffic but mention for those reading the review. Meal without alcohol was £90. Whilst a claimed restaurant was empty so was my wallet....no tip. Difficult hard to find access.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a friend’s 40th and had a lovely meal.
Really loved sharing the taste of the pier dessert. It’s a must try!

BF
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, good friendly and knowledgable staff and very welcoming. Ladies toilet REALLY lets you down. No paper, paper towels all over the floor and bin full. Unfortunately needs regular checks which I appreciate could be difficult. Having said that we had a lovely evening and the perfect table by the window. Thank you

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Excellent friendly service. Looking forward to our next visit!

s
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, perfectly cooked and the service was fantastic

DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. It was disappointing that the menu had changed and we were not informed until after we had ordered. At least we were only charged for our original choice not the more expensive fish we were served. We will still come back.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my fifth time at The Saltroom and it was everything that I’ve come to expect - fab food, friendly service and relaxed ambience. One area for improvement is the ladies toilets which are looking tired and pretty scruffy - broken flusher, chipped paintwork and broken toilet roll holder. Not really acceptable for the standard of restaurant and pricing structure. PS we are also regular visitors to both Coal Sheds which we love........especially Tower Bridge.

TW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good experience here.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to the salt rooms a number of times and would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff are always very accommodating and the atmosphere is always great however, we ordered the surfboard and the fish was very over cooked. The prawns tasted of a burnt BBQ and there was not a big variety of fish. We always order the taste of the pier and it wasn't the best and the ice creams have massively shrunk!
Great location, great staff but food isn't at its best!

Thank you

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food, a professional server with an excellent personality for the role and perfect ambience. The restaurant was busy and bustling but we could all chat easily without having to shout over the table to be heard.

DK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time and as I had just found out I was going to be a grandparent the waitress was very caring and made the occasion even more special with a congratulations presentation at the end of the meal.

Thank you to her for being so kind

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Noisy, poor value, undercooked food, small serves. Good service. Food was very under-cooked. My medium rare steak was almost blue. My wife's monkfish was cold in the middle. We assumed it was pre-cooked it and reheated. She sent hers back. It was replaced by one that wasn't qute cold in the middle. Most of my steak was inedible. The bots I could eat were tasty. Chips on the side were stodgy and there was a shrivelled tomato. My wife has an over-cooked ball of deep fried pulled pork on the side. It was described as Char Siu (Chinese bbq'd pork) but it wasn't. The starters were tasty but tiny. The mains were also rather small. Even a carafe of wine turned out to be a demi-carafe.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great seafood restaurant in a cool, cozy ambiance. The menu is slightly different from the usual seafood place and it was executed really well.

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic ambiance, fantastic food and awesome staff what more can I say, will definitely comeback!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff matched. We dined as a family (3 children under 11), our waiter genuinely cared about our experience. Quality of the meat and seafood was exceptional, we will definitely return. Thank you

RS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent interesting food with the emphasis on fabulous fresh fish and seafood, beautifully presented. The monkfish was the most delicious and well cooked I have ever eaten. Fantastic service from charming and knowledgable Irish waiter enhanced the experience, a lovely, memorable meal.

DB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a lovely evening. They really go out of their way here to make your evening special, and you get what you pay for in the way of service. Food is beautiful, and you feel safe ordering anything and knowing it will be good. No request too big or too small here.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant with friendly staff and great service

S
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Last year we are here and had a good experience. Last week we did not. We ordered the Shellfish platter which looks amazing in the pictures and should feature a selection of shellfish. It did not.

No crab, no mussels, no clams, no calamari. It was langoustine, king prawns, 2 small queen scallops, 2 oysters. Hardly a platter. Manager apologised and explained waitress should have explained what would be missing!

Should not be selling this. He did however take £10 off the platter and didn't add the service charge. Plus supplied an additional side dish and even more prawns! . He did try.

ET
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

delicious food and lovely service! was fun watching one of the dishes being filleted in front of us! only complaint Is that one of the party had to choose a different starter twice, but was resolved quickly and politely by the person serving us, would definitely come here again!

c
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food!
Our waitress couldn't have done more for us and was extremely attentive!
The food was amazing especially the Octupus starter and Steak Tartare.
Sea view was also a great bonus!

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