The Salt Room

4.4
381 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 381 People Are Saying
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PL
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic anniversary lunch here. The vegetarian options are amazing and tasty. The fish was cooked well and the service provided was top notch. Goes to show you don’t need to be in London to have good food out

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KF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, setting and service. The food was delicious, and the dessert was inventive and fun (Taste of the Pier). We were sat by the window with views of the sea and the sunset, lovely dining area with the decor and lighting. The staff were attentive, friendly and professional. Really cannot fault anything!

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

Good atmosphere and view. Decent service but the food takes a bit too long to be served. But overall it is good.

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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good fish, but pricey if you go when menu deals aren’t available... delicious desert! Liked the view.

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ME
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

menu disappointing 'same same ' too little variety - ambiance ok but not great . Food was pretty good , had whole fish to share , but no vegetables on the menu !

Starters all a little arty for me -

Needs work on the menu for me to go back

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

We came here for my son’s post graduation meal and my birthday. It was my son’s suggestion as since living in Brighton whilst studying, he had heard it was one of the best dining experiences in town. Being a vegetarian myself with an allium allergy, I did not have any expectations and thought I would have to make do with side dishes of chips and veg, how wrong I was! I can honestly say that more effort was made to accommodate me than any restaurant I have ever been to, including Michelin star restaurants around the world. I experienced tastes I have never experienced before and nothing was too much trouble. And my husband and son loved their food too, my son said the lobster was one of the best meals he has ever had, we’ve set him up to have expensive taste, lol. I can not recommend this lovely place enough. Thank you The Salt Room and compliments to the chef and our lovely waiter.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and we had an enjoyable evening celebrating a birthday. Service at times was a little slow but generally Ok and friendly.

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PC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent meal, fantastic attentive service, strongly recommend. Looking forward to visiting again.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service as ever. Best tables are looking at the sea I think. We had quite a noisy table of about 8 near us but it wasn't very intrusive re noise just a bit. The starters and snacks are amazing. Friends who eat meat say definitely choose fish rather than meat. Really lovely and my favourite special occasion place in Brighton.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good quality food and great service. It's not cheap, but good for business meals or celebrations.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very relaxed atmosphere with top quality food especially the fish and desserts

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, Fabulous Service, Great Night! Would definitely recommend!

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sea food and great service. Probably one of the best sea food restaurants I have been to in the UK in a long while. Try the 'catch of the day' - in our case it was locally line caught sea bass - it was absolutely delicious. Service was perfect and always with a smile.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Very disappointed, no crab claws, no roast beef and a sharing platter of seafood for £50 that was tiny!

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OF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, wonderful food, generous portions

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CO
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here after doing the Brighton and Hove triathlon last Sunday. The pre lunch drinks service in the bar area was great fun and I had a delicious gin and tonic - others had more exotic drinks - servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Two of our party had Sunday roast - it was excellent. They had run out of Yorkshire puddings but made more when they saw our disappointment! I had mussels - really good. To top it all, we got chocolates and a well done plate!!! Would highly recommend this place; it is an achievement to do a good roast dinner when the place is full and everyone wants it!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience last Saturday evening. I had the halibut which was very good and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the sea bream. Staff could not have been more welcoming.
Will definitely return.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, great service
Best meal out in a long time
Highly recommend

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JH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for tea for a joint anniversary celebration and it was really good. Interesting tasty food, good atmosphere, nice table overlooking the front. Not the cheapest place to eat, but a bit special and worth it. Highly recommended

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EP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, would definitely go back. Quite noisy though as popular. Friendly bit professional service.

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B
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal with first class, friendly service both at table and in the bar, by people who actually knew what they were doing. Usually dislike 12.5% service charge, but they were actually worth it here.

The dishes were interesting and good value - so many 'quality' restaurants offer pretty dishes which you have to follow with a visit to a burger bar so you don't starve. The portions here were well proportioned, enough without being too much, very well presented and with interesting tastes. Only disappointment were potato fries which were made using very floury potatoes more suited to making a mash, but after this was mentioned, it was immediately taken off the bill and we still had enough on the plate not to need a dessert.
We were persuaded to go off the 'house wine' selection we usually go for, and were pleased as the wines suggested were really good and worth the additional few pence (well, pound or so...).

Overall, excellent. Will be returning. Need to visit the dessert menu if for no other reason.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot for a special treat lunch in Brighton, the food is fresh and delicious and the End of the Pier desert must be tried!

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EL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The seafood platter was fresh plentiful and amazing as always. Staff very helpful and attentive without being in your face. We had a fab birthday lunch

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OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good!!

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IK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited for a while between courses. Advice re bones in a fish (edable ir not) was not given along with a correct knife to slide the bones out ( was rectified mid course). Advised that the meals do not come with potatoes on a set menu so we ordered chips on a side. Well, ended up with boiled potatoes as well as chips as one of the meals did come with potatoes. Pudding was visually a let down. Just 3 cubes on a large plate. No carnish or sauce to make it more of an experience. Felt that rhecubes had been just lifted out of a fridge to a plate. Service was ok and food itself tasted good. Less of an experience than we had hoped for.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good meal. Excellent service, and decent wine list. Pricey, but good.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great roast,unfortunately i dont luke fish so would only go for the roast

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IC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

4 of us went to the Salt Rooms for my daughter's birthday. We ordered the beef roast but they came back to say that the last portions had just gone - despite it being only 2pm on Sunday. We had to re-order. They took ages with the food, made mistakes with our orders, failed to fill our wine glasses and the standard of service was very poor for an expensive restaurant. Furthermore when we left at about 4.00pm they were still serving others with the roast lunch - apparently you have to pre-order this if you want it.
We had been to the Salt Rooms a couple of times before and I doubt we will go back. The location is good, the food is fine but expensive but the service is consistently poor.

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II
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic and faultless meal. The food was delicious and inventive. The service was attentive and knowledgeable of the ingredients. I have not tasted better fish.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. When our food took a little longer than expected we were given a complimentary dish (without prompting) we were made to feel special and also given chocolates as it was our wedding anniversary.

One slight criticism one of the starters was advertised at £9.00 but on the bill was listed as £11.00 however as we had been looked after so well It didn't seem worth worrying about.

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LC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had a great meal here with my husband. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. Everything we had was excellent!!

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z
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

amazing oysters and fish cooked to perfection! The desert and cocktails let the side down a bit, but overall it is a great place to eat.

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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and ambience. Slight problem with the main course being delayed but overall a very enjoyable experience and good vegetarian food as well as great fish dishes.

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CM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for the pre-theatre special - 6-7 pm. A meal for two, with a cocktail and carafe of wine came in at £85.
The food was very good - using locally caught fish. The menu has some nice wines and unusual cocktails to choose from. The service was attentive, friendly, and efficient.
All in all, it was a lovely meal.
It is pricy: if we had gone a la carte and chosen a more costly wine it would have been an expensive meal.

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M
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very friendly, attentive but not intrusive. The food was perfect, happy with everything which is unusual compared to most restaurants in Brighton! It was my mums birthday and she was chuffed to pieces with her lunch. Very happy!

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

Totally wonderful meal,
The team were amazing, food Devine , atmosphere perfect for our 5 year anniversary. Service was cheeky and on it! Loved it.
Thank you

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DA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices, excellent cocktails and friendly and helpful waiting staff.

The "Taste of the Pier" sharing dessert is a must!

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c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the waiter was terrific, and the 99 desert was epic—but too much for us. Presentation was awesome.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The afternoon tea on my birthday was more interesting and tasty than most and the service was friendly and attentive. The candyfloss to finish was a nice touch.

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EL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Waited 1 hour 20minutes from ordering for main meal- we had been forgotten- and one of group had not had a stater.... Spoilt whole occasion. Another waiter did apologise but no reason given that was plausible. Did not like the soup flavour for the mussels but mackerel starter was delicious and monk fish quite tasty, perfectly cooked. Noone asked us if meal was ok and the waiter seemed to wander past and take no interest- I suspect if waiter had been attentive delay would not have happened. We eat out regularly but tend to just go to a couple of restaurants were service is excellent- I don't plan to go back to the salt room

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