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Summary

“A great place for steak-lovers” – this “upmarket, wood-floor bar/bistro” has a reputation as one of the city’s better places and generally lives up to it. “The friendly staff will chat you through the various cuts and advise you (well) on what to go for”.

£55
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“It’s not quite Hawksmoor, and not cheap”, but this city-centre grillhouse yearling receives a good rep on the whole from reporters who laud its “wonderful” steaks and burgers.

£54
Good
Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Great burgers and steak” are the winning formula behind this “well-run” city-centre grillhouse newcomer; the odd sceptic feels that it’s a “poor attempt to do a Hawksmoor”… but they already seem to have got the “pricey” bit of the formula right!

£51
Good
Average
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Taking great pride in their ingredients”, this new grill-house near Churchill Square is “a very welcome addition to the Brighton scene”, and “not just for its meat”, either.

£51
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Have you eaten at The Coal Shed?

Owner's description

Born from the love of great steak in relaxed, elegant surroundings, The Coal Shed is a restaurant in the heart of Brighton.


We’ve been named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly awards, and have also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards and many others.


Our method at The Coal Shed is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and expertly cooked. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials and great value express lunch and pre theatre menus.


However, our menu is not prescriptive. Instead we offer a variety of cuts and weights of meat and fish alongside various side orders to cater for each individual, or to share.


For those special occasions, hire our offer a private dining room. Catering for up to 14 people, our room is serviced by your own personal waiter and offers group dining menus starting at just £40 (less for lunch) with no hire fees.


Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4pm for lunch and 6pm – 10pm for dinner (10.30pm on Friday & Saturday)

Restaurant details

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Highchair, Menu, Portions,
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Yes
10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm

The chef

Pushing new boundaries in dining, Head Chef Matt Price joined The Coal Shed in February 2016 but has already found himself at home in the heart of Brighton. Matt has worked in some of Sussex’s most respected restaurants including Chequers of Rowhook and the Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst, before spending two years at Amberley Castle.


Creating wonderful grilled meat dishes thanks to, who he claims is, the best meat supplier he has ever known, Matt is looking forward to taking The Coal Shed to an even higher level of gastronomic excellence.

Private dining

Whether it’s a business lunch, product launch, family gathering, Christmas, birthday celebration or wedding breakfast, our private room suits all occasions.


Located above the main dining room, our private dining room seats up to 14 people and is available with no hire fee.


We are able to offer bespoke dining and drinking packages to suit your event along with a selection of Champagnes and wines.


 Exclusive hire of the restaurant is also available.


 

8 Boyces St, Brighton, BN1 1AN
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12–4pm, 6–10pm, Fri - Sat 10.30
Last orders: 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm

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