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“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.
“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!”
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Have you eaten at The Salt Room?
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.
The Salt Room Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It’s all about the fish, and it’s very good. The bbq brill (catch of the day) was excellent. Wine list was good if a bit pricey. Well worth a visit if in Brighton"
"Good service with a limited menu and very expensive for what it was"
"The Salt Room is in a brilliant location and has a great vibe to it. The staff are lovely and make you feel very comfortable but it’s not cheap. Most of the food I ordered was of very good standard but my battered fish was a little undercooked which I would not expect at these prices, hence a small downgrading in that category. That said, the rest of the family loved everything we ordered so I’m confident my one gripe was the outlier here. Next time I may try the highly recommended steak!"
"Consistently offers a rare and delightful experience: serious food and lovely service on an English seaside front. Despite the busy road between you and the beach, the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. Oysters, 'Little fish tempura', raw marinated bream with passion fruit, and the 'Surfboard' of grilled and steamed shellfish (langoustine, prawns, scallops, mussels and oysters when we went) were all splendid. The wine list is spot-on in variety and value."
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