January 2020: new head Lawrence McCarthy (ex-Tristan's in Horsham) plans to develop the restaurant's "fin-to-gill" menu.
Harden's survey result
“It’s all about the fish” (“amazing” albeit “very expensive”) at this “great seafood brasserie in a lovely location on Brighton seafront” – although they also turn out “brilliant quality steaks” (with “sharing plates for two – fish or meat – a particular feature”). The venue elicits reams of feedback – amongst the highest quantity of any venue in town – all highly positive.
With its “great location on the seafront, with a bank of windows overlooking the sea affording fantastic views” and outside terrace – the city’s most commented-on dining destination is, say fans, “an absolute must do for any visitor”, delivering “beautiful and inventive British cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh seafood”. “London prices” sap some enthusiasm however, leaving to the odd accusation that it’s been too “hyped”, but some cognoscenti tip that “the set menus (lunch and pre theatre) are much more reasonable that the more costly à la carte”.
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!”
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!”
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 rise, 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.
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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.
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