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“A window table gives a good view of the sunset on a sunny evening” at this “excellent seafront restaurant”: a seafood brasserie near the old West Pier that’s again one of the city’s commented-on destinations in town in our annual diners’ poll. Fans say it’s “hard to get into, and not cheap, but everything about it’s good” in particular its “great fish-based menu” (“it’s a great place to share a whole fish at market price”). “The scale of the restaurant can make the service a little frenetic” though and the food can “try too hard to be interesting and only sometimes succeed”. On most accounts, though, it’s “still knocking it out of the park and a great place for a treat”.
“The best terrace of any restaurant not directly on the beach, and serving some of the best fish in Brighton” – the twin key selling points of this successful and “friendly” seafood brasserie near the old West Pier: one of the most commented-on destinations in the city. If eating inside, “ask for a window table” (“most of which have views overlooking the seafront”) “as the lower level is rather charmless” by comparison. In a June 2021 review The Daily Mail’s Tom Parker Bowles acclaimed ‘a feast to sate Neptune’ here. Our reporters are only a tad more reserved, praising its “excellent fresh, tasty, well-cooked and beautifully presented seafood”.
“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.
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The Salt Room Restaurant Diner Reviews
"As ever a very good fish restaurant "
"We are very fond of The Salt Room and find the food consistently very good, though we tend to be conservative in our menu choices (always fish and shellfish). Service is warm, friendly and professional. The wine list is very interesting and not unreasonably priced. The ambience is fine but perhaps looking a bit tired inside. Overall, a great seaside place to get reliable (in the best sense of that word) seafood. "
"3 of us for Sunday lunch. We went for the (excellent value) set menu. Salt Room remains excellent food and I’d you’re still the front it’s a lovely spot, although the prawn and langoustine with the steak were very hard to wrestle apart. The service was wildly inconsistent - the manager was absolutely superb and his colleague seemed unable to understand that we wanted things to be leisurely. Overall still a great place for that and it occupies a largely free niche in Brighton, as it’s “seafood” while remaining very accessible to those less interested in that (contrast Riddle & Finn’s or The Little Fish Market)."
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
106 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FA
|Monday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑9 pm|