The Coal Shed Brighton

4.7
1295 Reviews
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Born from the love of cooking on fire The Coal Shed Brighton is a steak restaurant with relaxed, elegant surroundings in the heart of Brighton. We’ve been named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly awards, and have also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards and many others.


Our method at The Coal Shed is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and expertly cooked. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre theatre menu plus Brighton's favourite Sunday Sharing Roasts.

Please be advised that The Coal Shed is now a cashless venue

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 1295 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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heather
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal and service but the dining room was quite cold.

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SophieK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food! , service was great, best steak in brighton hands down!

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LillyR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Even at Christmas time the staff were brilliant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service. One of our favourite restaurants in Brighton.

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SaraS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it not rushed out. Food fab! Very efficient and nice staff.

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alexo
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, relaxed, friendly and helpful service; delicious food and wine, and a calm, perfectly judged environment and ambience. A perfect pre-Christmas (and lockdown), child-free lunch date.

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SarahM
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely restaurant. Great atmosphere, beautiful food and good service. It’s not cheap so it’s more of an occasion restaurant. A must visit, can’t wait to return!

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Waifan
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and lovely ambience make a perfect evening.

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PaulJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - the chicken starter was devine, and the steak as one of the best I've ever had!

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FionaH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so friendly and the food was delicious. I did think the service charge was a little pricey but overall a lovely evening.

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CharlotteD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a lovely meal on Sunday, the food was really delicious and the service was attentive. We arrived at 12pm as the restaurant was opening and were ushered upstairs. Had this not been my first visit id have insisted on being on the ground floor which had much more atmosphere. But my son and I had a great lunch and as it was his birthday lunch, they gave him a lovely birthday plate of truffle and marshmallow, which he loved.

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StephenB
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant got everything right - welcoming, great cocktails, delicious food and wine, friendly service and a lovely vibe - just what we needed after a tough year......highly recommended

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Luce
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the coal shed. Highly recommend, the food is amazing

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CF45
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Mark, our waiter, in particular was amazing and really made the experience. Thank you!

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NigelA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal and lovely food. appreciated being moved to a quieter/safer table and did not even have to ask as the staff noticed our concern. we sat upstairs and were very well served by the waitress who was personable, helpful and full of enthusiasm. what a pleasure. I regret I do not know her name . good value and would highly recommend.

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LawrenceS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good best steak in Brighton

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Katie
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe and even better food. Shared the short rib. So much food and so delicious. Can’t wait to return!

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was utterly flawless. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday meal and from start to finish it was a fantastic experience; from the friendly, attentive service to the beautifully cooked steak and the confit duck that simply fell off the bone, they were the best meals we’ve had in a very long time! We would recommend it to anyone visiting Brighton and will 100% be returning in future! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

4 of us met up for my boyfriends 50th birthday. It was a great evening, not a cheap night but food was fab, cocktails were awesome. The staff were helpful at all times and quick with drinks etc
Will definitely go again when we’ve saved up 😜

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LisaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience even during covid times .... really lovely waiting staff and the food was as amazing as always

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AlexO
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the food was wonderful. Thank you.

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DenverK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attention to detail , polite informative staff .
Great atmosphere can’t wait to go again ....

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CellierG
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lovely staff

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EmmaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak I've ever eaten!! Lovely restaurant, friendly staff. Quite pricey but well worth it for the best steak I've ever had.

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SamP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, 10/10
Food, great little restaurant.

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Scan
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, really liked the decor although perhaps a little on the noisy side. Service was also excellent - would highly recommend!

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NickGHeap
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. If you like quality meat cooked very well, then this is the place. Fillet steak, confit duck and octopus / scallops all amazing.

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AlisonG
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely little steak house with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere, tucked away but right in the heart of Brighton. The food was all delicious, especially the fish taco starter, which was way ahead of expectations. The staff were friendly and polite. All in all, would definitely recommend, and in fact have told a few friends about it already.

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the duck & lamb & both were nice,good portions & with flavour.
The waiter did not rush or keep us waiting which also added to a enjoyable evening & will return.

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vipNigelH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Arrived 10 minutes early, sat without being offered a drink as seemed to be a staff shortage exasperated by lack of training. As a customer I felt a hindrance rather than welcomed-most odd, All hot starters on cold plates-may suggest a plate warmer for chrimbo. No Sunday dinner available-apparently they can’t guarantee that after 5pm...told off for asking “we have been busy” Staff and decor seem tired and food pretty bland and garnished by an uncaring bricklayer ? .. not a complainer look at my other reviews.

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Sophie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience, everything was amazing! Thank you!

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DanB
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was not quite as good. We had a beetroot dish and a scallop and octopus dish to start which were both well presented and tasty. For the main course, we had a cod dish wish was fine, but nothing special, and a sirloin steak which was cooked to medium rare, but had not been seasoned, and was quite tough. When this was mentioned to the staff, they were a little less attentive and friendly!
The staff did help choose 2 very nice bottles of wine.
Overall, it is a nice place to go, but perhaps not quite to the standard of some other Brighton restaurants of similar cost.

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DonnaF
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my fave restaurants, the best steak, service and it was my birthday so the sweet at the end was really lovely.

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RobB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flipping love eating here, the food is outstanding and the staff manage to create a progression abut relaxed atmosphere that really helps your enjoyment. Do yourself a favour and pop in for a roast!

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renah
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always abs staff are the best

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giuliagargano
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were so impressed with both service and ambience of The Coal Shed but what we really loved was the food, so incredibly good! Highly recommended!

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Spiff
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great choice and quality of food. We had a wonderful time and staff were very accommodating and friendly.

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EmmaC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious steak, lovely staff. One of our favourites but not a cheap option!

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a difficult time this place stood out from the moment we entered. The staff were incredibly polite and attentive without being to much. Following that the food was unreal. Perfectly match with drinks and ambience. Safe to say we will be back.

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Willisk
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relaxed dining experience, superb food and service Highly recommend a visit, for a special occasion

FAQs

The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.7 stars by 1295 OpenTable diners.

The Coal Shed Brighton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://coalshed-restaurant.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/monetary-gift-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.