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Summary

Overlooking the ruined West Pier, this “superb” and hugely popular seafood restaurant doesn’t just have a “great location on the seafront” – with a “standout seaview terrace” and a “galleried interior” with “a nice bright atmosphere” – but provides a great all-round experience incorporating “excellent cooking” (“especially the shared whole fish for two”), together with “friendly and very easy going service”. The talking point remains ‘The Taste of the Pier’: “the best dessert in town: not for the faint hearted but a dizzying array of nostalgic sweet treats!”

£66
Very Good
Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

On an “A1 seafront site” overlooking the ruined West Pier, the Hilton Metropole’s unexpectedly good yearling continues to grow in popularity; it provides “somewhat pricey” but “very accomplished” seafood and fish, “lots of atmosphere” in a “stripped-back” setting, and service that’s “very cool and natural”. Top menu tip – the ‘Taste of the Pier’ dessert: “boy do you need a sweet tooth, but it was ace; so much work in it!”

£58
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Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Overlooking the ruins of the West Pier”, this sleek new restaurant (inside the Hilton Metropole) is an “unexpected gem”, offering “really innovative fish dishes”; being a seriously “buzzy” spot, it's perhaps not one for a tête-à-tête. Top Menu Tip “the dessert called Taste of the Pier is utterly wonderful”.

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

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Owner's description

The Salt Room is a modern British seafood and grill restaurant.  It's focus centres on celebrating the fruits of the sea, delivering the finest seafood and grilled meat cooked over charcoal to the table. Our emphasis being on sustainability, championing local produce and continuing the ethos of sharing plates like it’s sister restaurant, The Coal Shed.


Located opposite the West Pier, this seaside dining retreat has uninterrupted sea views that can be enjoyed from the inside via its glass fronted windows and for when the temperatures rises, outside on its shaded terrace.



At the bar you’re able to choose from one of the innovative cocktails or something from the extensive wine list whilst you wait for a table to sample some of the delights…


Whether dining from the great value set lunch and pre-theatre menu, for BYO Monday, in the Private Dining Room or in the main restaurant The Salt Room will delight every guest.

Restaurant details

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Highchair, Menu, Portions,
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Mon - Thur 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm

The chef


Dave Mothersill’s commitment to the bountiful Sussex coast has seen him move from The Coal Shed to its shoreline sister restaurant The Salt Room. From working at such foodie delights as The Ginger Pig and Hotel du Vin, Dave has amassed a wealth of local knowledge when it comes to the very best suppliers and is able to source the freshest of ingredients for his dishes at The Salt Room.


Dave is always keen to use expert local insight to create a distinctive flavour to everything that is served at this stunning location. 



 


 

The Salt Room Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Salt Room Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Salt Room restaurant.
Alia B
Believe the hype - the cooking is excellent...
Reviewed 1 months, 13 days ago

"Believe the hype - the cooking is excellent. Service, though scatty, is very well meaning."

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Alexandra B
My second visit and I enjoyed it more than ...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"My second visit and I enjoyed it more than the first - a good value set menu, and better service than ion my previous visit."

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Mark R
Our first visit to the Salt Room had been a...
Reviewed 9 months, 9 days ago

"Our first visit to the Salt Room had been a treat so - and inspired by a great Jay Rayner review in the Observer - we were anticipating our second. Our starters were fine, but both mains were overcooked and had clearly been sitting under the heat lamps for too long. Then the 'famed', 'Taste of the Pier' desert was cloyingly sweet. And all for around £140 including a modest bottle of wine. Let's hope it was an off night."

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106 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FA
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Lunch 12-4pm, Afternoon Tea 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Dinner 6-10pm (10.30pm Friday & Saturday)
Last orders: Mon - Thur 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm

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