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The Coal Shed Restaurant

8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England
+44 1273 322998
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, European, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked to attend The Coal Shed after reading all the good reviews. Our hotel even recommended it in the booklet left in our room. I was also excited to go to the Brighton one before the new one in London opens. I love going...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the 3 course lunch menu (but had a 3 courses for the price of 2 voucher so our meal was even more excellent value than the set menu). Have eaten at the sister hotel (salt room..which is AMAZING) and could not wait to try...More

Thank hayze12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I reviewed the coal shed back in April and was disappointed that our visit felt rushed, so we decided to try it again. My mum was visiting from Surrey and my husband and I wanted to take her somewhere really nice. The service was...More

Thank leahmichaela
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant last night for my graduation dinner with my family and I had a lovely time. I'd like to thank you guys for making it a lovely event for me. Firstly, we got stuck in traffic on our way back into...More

Thank Molly G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Attended a private launch lunch here and had a fabulous set menu - steak, chips, salad and the most amazing shallot & peppercorn sauce, followed by a fabulous doughnut dessert. Service was great, the space is cosy and on point and I left with plans...More

Thank SianM75
Reviewed 4 days ago

To say I was disappointed is an understatement, I had high expectations after reading many reviews. The staff are rude, the food is substandard at best, drinks are served in cans, flies throughout the restaurant, slow service (if you can call it service). Will not...More

Thank Russell H
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for taking your time to leave your thoughts on your experience when you dined with us, we are very sorry to hear this and would like to investigate further, we would appreciate if you could contact us on manager@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk to facilitate this...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We popped in here for food on our final night in Brighton and were not left disappointed! This place is brilliant! We had to wait for a table so popped in to the bar next door for a quick drink and the waitress came in...More

Thank Dan L
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Dan Thank you for your great review! We do love our burgers so glad that you got to try them and our neighbours at the Fiddlers Elbow! Hope to see you back again very soon! Best wishes

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Five of us sat down to a fantastic meal at the Coal Shed for a celebratory work do. The service was great, with a friendly waiter, and the steaks served were spot on. Really tender meat, well aged and cooked perfectly for the eclectic mix...More

Thank AlexH0lmes
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Alex Thank you for joining us with your work team, great to hear that you had a fantastic time and we hope that we can host you all again very soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Coal Shed for the first time for my partners Birthday. As requested he got a surprise truffle with a candle. There was no lamb, but the burgers we got were out of earth good.

Thank Maggie Z
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Maggie great to hear this and we are glad that you choose to spend you partners birthday with us! Hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Best wishes,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything! The best thing about this place is the simplicity of the food. It doesn't try and win custom by making the food look 'gourmet'. You order a steak, you get a steak on the plate by itself (the sides...More

Thank Rachel R
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Rachel Many thanks for your lovely review and thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We do hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes,

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Michael P
13 February 2017|
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Response from TheCoalShedManager | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your enquiry and that you are looking to dine with us this evening. We are looking very busy (pre Valentine dinners) and currently only have later tables available. Please log on to coalshed-restaurant... More
3 February 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely 😊 Cosy atmosphere, good lighting, low. Lovely cocktails and good wine list. Small intimate setting 😊
3 February 2017|
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Response from Monty M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe for dinner, not for lunch. People very close at tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England (Formerly The Coalshed Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 322998
The Coal Shed is a specialist meat and fish restaurant in the heart of Brighton. Recommended by The Telegraph and The Guardian, amongst others, this stylish, relaxed eaterie has quickly become one of the top restaurants in the city.
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