RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

Breaking news

January 2020: new head Lawrence McCarthy (ex-Tristan's in Horsham) plans to develop the restaurant's "fin-to-gill" menu.

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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Owner's description

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.

 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £26.00 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
14
No dress code
84
Yes

The chef

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

Reviews of The Salt Room Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Salt Room restaurant.
Bridget E
Excellent and unusual flavour combinations ...
Reviewed 1 months, 5 days ago

"Excellent and unusual flavour combinations give an exciting twist to dishes."

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Jeremy M
It’s all about the fish, and it’s very ...
Reviewed 3 months, 15 days ago

"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"

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Richard F
Good service with a limited menu and very e...
Reviewed 4 months, 28 days ago

"Good service with a limited menu and very expensive for what it was"

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Ian R
The Salt Room is in a brilliant location an...
Reviewed 11 months, 21 days ago

"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!"

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106 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FA
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Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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