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“As well as top-quality steaks, they serve an excellent wagyu burger” (plus beef dripping chips and local fish and seafood) at this “always lovely” industrial-style bar/bistro that fans say is “everything a modern British venue should be”. NB Mondays you can BYO wine for a small corkage fee.
“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”.
“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.
“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!
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)
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.
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.
The Coal Shed Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Have been a few times before, but always had the set lunch (a bargain at £15 for 2 courses). This time had a (very expensive) 200gm fillet which was perfect. The (very expensive) price doesn't include any sides. The waiter (David?) was excellent and patiently helped a couple of old geezers with the wine choice, bringing 3 tasters of red to test us. London prices."