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Coal Shed founder Razak Helalat opens his third Brighton restaurant in The Lanes in June 2021 (there's also The Coal Shed and The Salt Room) serving "wood-fired flavours and well-made drinks", and a specially curated music programme from Fatboy Slim.

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

Brighton success story the Black Rock group’s “packed” two-year-old is a “fun, open, casual restaurant” that doubles as a DJ-fuelled late-night hangout. The Middle Eastern small plates, “centred around wood-fired cooking”, can be “too much on the same theme”, but the majority verdict is that it’s still amongst “the best culinary experiences” in town. Italian fan? The empire (inc. The Salt Room, and The Coal Shed, now with a London spin-off) also spawned Italian haunt Tutto, in a former Brighton banking hall, in autumn 2022.

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

“Currently the ‘in’ place in town” – Razak Helalat (founder of Coal Shed and Salt room) has another hit on his hands with this sophisticated-looking yearling, which fans say is “deservedly popular, thanks to its exciting and seriously good Middle Eastern-inflected small plates”, “very imaginative cocktails, and a 70s-but-cool aesthetic”. Boosted by Giles Coren’s upbeat review in The Times, it is the most commented-on venue in town in our latest annual diners’ poll and “there’s a great buzz around the place”. The overall rating is dented though, by an unusual number of mixed or disappointing reports. The sceptics say “there are good flavours, but just too many of them, nor are they as good as the hype suggests”.

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

Coal Shed founder Razak Helalat opened his third Brighton restaurant in The Lanes in June 2021 (there's also The Salt Room), serving food cooked over a wood fire, with a specially curated soundtrack from Fatboy Slim. It has inspired immediate enthusiastic local feedback: “Wow! The most delicious food” and particularly “fabulous cocktails”.

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59 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

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Burnt Orange Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Burnt Orange Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Burnt Orange restaurant.
S R
Really nice restaurant with great food. Alw...
Reviewed 5 days ago

"Really nice restaurant with great food. Always with a special idea"

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Andrew M
Fantastic, innovative and very tasty small ...
Reviewed 1 months, 19 days ago

"Fantastic, innovative and very tasty small dishes - excellent cocktails and great service .. one of the go to places in Brighton "

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Adam E
Went for the Burnt Orange food experience, ...
Reviewed 4 months, 5 days ago

"Went for the Burnt Orange food experience, allowing the chef to choose small plates. Great evening with more than enough food but more importantly really interesting flavours. This allows you to experience the whole ‘wood’ concept of cooking. Wine can be ordered in carafe sizes. Really buzzing in the restaurant."

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S R
Very good food. Great fun at the bar. Fair ...
Reviewed 4 months, 30 days ago

"Very good food. Great fun at the bar. Fair priced wines"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£13.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £14.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
59 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑1 am
Friday12 pm‑1 am
Saturday10 am‑1 am
Sunday10 am‑11 pm

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