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The Salt Room, Brighton, East Sussex

The Salt Room

4.6
4.6
1934 Reviews
£26 to £40
Grill

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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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Grill, British, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01273 929488

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Brice Lenglet

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    shannon@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 01273 929488

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Local Sourdough£4.00

    Salted Butter, Caper Mayonnaise

    • Maldon Oysters

      Shallot Vinegar, Lemon

      • each£3.00
    • Little Fish Tempuras£6.00

      Seaweed Tartare

      Starters

      • Mackerel 'Nduja£7.00

        Salted Ricotta, Grilled Bread, Pickled Shallots

        • Charred Scallops£12.00

          Mushroom Miso, Pea shoots, Coriander

          • Salmon Gravlax£9.00

            Seaweed, Wasabi Cream, Avocado, Burnt Apple

            • Glazed Pig's Cheek£8.00

              Chestnut Puree, Pickled Walnut Jus, Glazed Parsnip, Parsnip Crisps

              • Picked Cornish Crab£11.00

                Curry Dressing, Ginger, Kimchi, Cashew Nuts

                • Slow Cooked Duck Egg£9.00

                  Celeriac Cream, Truffle, Hazelnuts, Parmesan

                  Mains

                  • Whole Roasted Lemon Sole£22.00

                    Caramelised Endive, Tarragon, Clementine Butter

                    • Barbequed Cornish Monkfish£22.00

                      'Nduja White Beans, Watercress Verde, Sea Greens

                      • Gigha Halibut£26.00

                        Crab Bisque, Leek Fondue, Hispi Cabbage, Pickled Mushroom

                        • Dry-Aged Lake District Ribeye£28.00

                          Roasted Shallot, Béarnaise

                          • Roasted South Coast Hake£20.00

                            Crispy Artichokes, Chicken Vinaigrette, Fennel

                            • Honey Roasted Crown Prince£16.00

                              Crispy Ricotta Dumpling, Winter Greens

                              To Share Cooked Over Fire

                              All sharing dishes served for two and priced per person

                              • Surfboard£30.00

                                Grilled & steamed shellfish, French fries, gem salad, aioli

                                • Butcher's Cut

                                  Please see blackboard for today's weights

                                  • Market Price
                                • Market Fish

                                  Please see blackboard for today's catch

                                  • Market Price

                                Sides

                                • French Fries£4.00

                                  Herb Salt

                                  • Brussel Sprouts£5.00

                                    Silverskin Onion, Lardon, Rosemary

                                    • New Potatoes£4.00

                                      Sage, Garlic

                                      • Green Beans£5.00

                                        Hazelnut Butter

                                        • Cauliflower Cheese£6.00

                                          Truffle

                                          • Gem Salad£5.00

                                            Blue Cheese Dressing, Walnuts, Poached Pears

                                            Sunday Roast

                                            2 to Share. Served Sundays from 12pm. £22.50 per person

                                            • Roasted 500g Dry-Aged Sirloin

                                              Beef fat potatoes, Sunday trimmings, Yorkshire pudding, beef jus, horseradish

                                              Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                              What 1,934 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

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                                              1. LK

                                                LindseyK

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We sat at the back, would have preferred sea view but it was too cold to sit outside

                                              2. N

                                                Nigel

                                                San Francisco

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Excellent roast beef and barbecue prawns as the Sunday lunch special for two people. Above average service and left one feeling that this was above normal experience

                                              3. K

                                                Kevc

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                2nd visit to the salt room and it was every bit as good as the first visit , The halibut was so tasty accompanied by a fine Chablis

                                              4. LP

                                                LouiseP

                                                London

                                                15 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had an amazing meal at the Salt Room, food was superb. Had a lovely table by the window, service was great as well would definitely return.

                                              5. D

                                                Debs

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really great service. Food was cooked beautifully.

                                              6. TD

                                                TeresaD

                                                Essex

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 February 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything great , can’t wait to visit again

                                              7. MN

                                                MandyN

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 16 February 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a fab place for dinner food service and ambiance was second to none. Had a wonderful evening!

                                              8. DT

                                                DeniseT

                                                Brighton

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                This review is mostly about Open Table. We booked a table. Got confirmation with a reservation number. Arrived at venue and they had no booking for us. I showed booking number on 'phone. Told they would try and 'find' us a table. The restaurant was not full and we were placed on a table with explanations that more satisfactory tables were booked. This was 1pm and there were plenty tables - some remained still empty when we left at 2.30 ish. This was an awkward experience which tainted our experience there. The food was terrific. Have subsequently booked at another venue through Opentable but will now 'phone ahead to the venue to make sure that we're actually booked in.

                                              9. E

                                                Eurostar

                                                Brighton

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                it was terrific, most enjoyable ....... the special for 2 - turbot was delicious

                                              10. R

                                                Rabs

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 December 2021

                                                overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                Service has gone downhill. Not attentive. Had to ask for drinks. Took an hour. To bring starters then they brought the main with it and forgot the fries. Dissapointing

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Vancouver

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing lunch yesterday, celebrating my birthday, at The Salt Room. Attentive fun service, really good cocktails and delicious Sea Bass. Everything was perfect - Highly recommend:)

                                              12. JW

                                                JuneW

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 21 September 2021

                                                overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                Certainly overpriced, poorly cooked, a disappointment

                                              13. p

                                                pne1966

                                                London

                                                76 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                76 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                Extremely disappointed by this over hyped fishy flop. Poor value for money and average food at best.

                                              14. BC

                                                BrianC

                                                London

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on 7 July 2021

                                                overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                Not the greatest visit to The Salt Rooms, a birthday surprise spoilt by a below parr menu choice plus the table service was fair, One and only plus point the mackerel starter was probably the best I’ve had. The John Dory cooked to perfection however the side slaw played 2nd fiddle I have always recommended The Salt Room to friends and clients, this certainly won’t be the case based on this experience.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Brighton

                                                2 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 June 2021

                                                overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                Food ok. Service awful. Asked about a wine, didn't have a clue and vegetarians do not eat fish

                                              16. MB

                                                MitzaB

                                                Bristol

                                                6 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 June 2021

                                                overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                Good food but very loud and unpleasant environment. You have to shout to have a conversation which makes it annoying. Staff grumpy and seemingly unhappy to be there, starter arrived along with the main, unjustified service charge

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Brighton

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This restaurant came recommend by a follower on Instagram. Clearly a popular place as reservations were hard to come by (be sure to book in advance). However we managed to get in for lunch. Situated on the front you have amazing views of the sea. Great ambience inside and out. The team were very welcoming and on hand for anything you may of needed. Food was exceptional with lots of choices. Combination of flavours and textures was perfect! Would highly recommend this place. Great drinks, wine, food and service. We were staying at a nearby hotel so passed everyday and each day they were busy which just shows how popular this place is. Be sure to visit!

                                              18. SC

                                                SimonC

                                                Brighton

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 10 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                A truly superb meal. Perfect oysters, lovely prawns, great steak and amazing desserts

                                              19. SB

                                                SimonB

                                                London

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on 8 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fab food and great service. Great for special occasion.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 7 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The best meal I’ve had in a long time. Scallops were incredible, great flavours and cooked to perfection. The surfboard was really good, nice mix of different seafood and the aioli was out of this world. Lovely vibe in the restaurant too. It’s nice inside but not overly smart and the waitresses were lovely.

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great service and food to match with a friend ambience all overlooking the sea.

                                              22. L

                                                Laurie

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 2 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best food I've had in ages. Can't wait to return!

                                              23. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Manchester

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on 28 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                First visit to Brighton and restaurant was recommended and it didn’t disappoint

                                              24. TS

                                                TommyS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I've been here twice, once before 2020 and once yesterday. I've decided it's my favourite restaurant in Brighton.

                                              25. JT

                                                JTC1

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great atmosphere great food staff were friendly and well informed service was quick and efficient no trip to Brighton is complete without a meal at the salt room

                                              26. SB

                                                SallyB

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely evening - great food & great service. A lovely restaurant to return to after so long & a great way to celebrate our anniversary

                                              27. K

                                                Kaylee

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Good service & friendly staff, could have been a bit quicker but it was busy. Drink prices were extortionate but overall nice atmosphere and great food.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 May 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                Fantastic food and service. The place itself is a bit tired but highly recommend if looking for fantastic fish.

                                              29. CB

                                                CarolB

                                                Surrey

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good service, delicious food it was first night of being able to eat inside and our anniversary. Good atmosphere inside. Mackerel pate snd sea bass shared fantastic.

                                              30. GW

                                                GamW

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 May 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Excellent fish dishes but no choice for our vegetarian diner. Music too loud for easy conversation.

                                              31. SD

                                                SteveD

                                                Brighton

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always good sometimes great . This time was great . Seems a shame to order steak but we all did and all had perfectly cooked Rib Eye .

                                              32. LN

                                                LisaN

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food Fantastic service staff very friendly

                                              33. MW

                                                MrsWillingdon

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We came here for a birthday lunch and were not disappointed. The oysters were chilled and very fresh and the Surfboard we shared had a great mix of seafood with fries and salad. All the food was delicious and we'll happily come back.

                                              34. A

                                                Alyssa

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 16 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Excellent food and service. Our waiter was lovely. Nice evening despite the covid restrictions meaning we had to sit outside.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 16 May 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                We had the sharing plater, lovely wine and sat outdoors, watched the sea in Brighton.

                                              36. P

                                                Pammie

                                                Brighton

                                                16 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on 16 May 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Last day of eating outside, we had catch of the day …. Seabass which was delicious and service very good

                                              37. MM

                                                MelissaM

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beyond lovely staff, who were so accommodating! Amazing food and views! We have no faults! Thanks so much!

                                              38. TO

                                                TimO

                                                Brighton

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                Great food and great service but was freezing cold and windy. The outside area is nice but it’s like a wind tunnel. My food was cold after the 2nd or 3rd bite. It was great service though and the staff were really great considering how cold they must have been. I think we were just unlucky with the weather. If it had been warmer or less windy it would have made a massive difference

                                              39. MB

                                                MichelleB

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                We had a lovely meal but it was very windy and chilly. Service brilliant as always. We just need the sun 🌞

                                              40. h

                                                helen

                                                Brighton

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food & service lovely atmosphere would definitely recommend.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                • Contactless payment available
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required
                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                              FAQs

                                              The Salt Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1934 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 3 times today
                                              Google Map for The Salt Room

                                              106 Kings Rd Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FU

                                              Additional information

                                              • Area

                                                Brighton

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
                                                Sun 12:00–18:00

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Grill, British, Seafood

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking Details

                                                None

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Brice Lenglet

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                01273 929488

                                              • 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.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                shannon@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk: 01273 929488

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