The Coal Shed Brighton

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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.

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malcolmp
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Have been before and have to say te new menu is not as good as the old one

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TeagueR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing, menu was slightly overpriced and service was great

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TrevorH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to this place at the weekend after a recommendation from a friend.... glad we did.
The team are really accommodating, we changed the booking time twice due to travel issues.
The steaks are excellent, we had the Chateaubriand and it was one of the best I’ve had. Great selection of wine...
really worth a visit

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TimH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic porterhouse steak, cooked to perfection! Would have chosen a larger one but 900g was the largest they had. Still, it was just for me and with a generous portion of garlic butter on top I was a very happy boy :)

Oh and the desert, oh boy, that was scrumptious :D

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just AMAZING!!

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AlecC
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in a long time!
Great food great service and a good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and lovely staff in a charming atmosphere. If pushed for a negative, I would suggest that the food is possibly a little overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience, staff are very attentive and friendly. Delicious menu and options.

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Topspur
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food cooked well. Attentive service and very knowledgeable about the menu....

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was prompt and courteous. Wine list is a little expensive with limited choice under £40 per bottle, that said the wine we had was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing Sunday lunch!!

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FrancescaB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Until last Sunday we would have rated the coal shed as one of our favourite restaurants but sadly the manager’s approach/ restaurant policy last Sunday has greatly tarnished that.

The food was once more exceptional and our main waitress was very good, but the rest of our experience was poor which for a£300 bill for four plus a 12:5% service charge left a rather sour taste.

I would think very carefully about going again or recommending the coal shed to friends & family.

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GeraldO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Despite coming in on the Saturday to request that nobody enquires after the rest of my party as it was a surprise for my wife on her birthday, and this information being entered into the IPad, the first thing the waitress asks is about the other guests. I thought I had managed to bluster her away but my wife twigged it and it really spoilt my surprise. Why do your staff not prepare for their guests and research the information. Thank God I do not suffer from a nut allergy because with that useless waitress, I could well now be dead.

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SallyC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, would highly recommend for a roast

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Martyn
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Told them it was our anniversary and a complimentary pudding came out. Staff and food was amazing. Would recommend.

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Bella32
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining area and really helpful staff. Food was a good quality and full of flavour.
Made to feel welcome with two children.

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LaraO
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at the Coal
Shed, the rib eye was great as ever along with the bernaise sauce. Slightly disappointed by the chips although they had a great flavour not overly hot. Still overall great service, food and ambiance.

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JaneD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really worth a visit food and service was great . Now we have found it we will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was spot on, exactly want we wanted , yes it's expensive BUT very worth it. Only downside was the addition of a service charge to the bill.

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GeoffreyG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a simply succulent steak-based dinner, impeccably cooked and served, as we've come to expect from Brighton's Coal Shed team.

It's always worth our journey from South London for food that good.

Keep up the good work 'Coal Shed'

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & location off the main streets. Great recommendations on food & wine. Overall a great evening, thanks!

The option for a carafe of wine is a great one that is often missed by most restaurants.

Will be recommending

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OonaE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ambience lovely food. Will be back.

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DebbieE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times, food and service always good

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LorraineD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a Sunday sharing roast and it was superb! Really tasty food, beef was cooked medium rare as requested, which you usually find is over done.
The service was very good, friendly, attentive and quick.
Only thing I would change was how crowded it felt as it was a busy Sunday.
We will definitely visit again and recommend.

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Brightening
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Sunday lunch - Black Aberdeen Angus steak was superb and well produced vegetables and accompaniments. Service was excellent throughout. Very friendly, polite and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food. Lovey lunch out with friends. A great restaurant. I would return more frequently if I could afford it!

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RohanV
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coal Shed is a go to favourite. It was a 'special' birthday and the wait staff were exceptionally helpful on the day. The wine selection was amazing and we were helped to select the best food and wine combo. I would highly recommend the Coal Shed to anyone who likes their beef and veg but particularly good steaks and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We used to be big fans of the Coalshed but the last 2 visits have been very disappointing. Ordered a fillet steak - which for £28 should have been amazing - it was overcooked and dry. Another member of our party had to send hers back. The meat was unseasoned and had absolutely no flavour - such a disappointment as this used to be one of my favourite restaurants!

The Coal Shed Brighton
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your review. I'm really sorry to hear that both your visits have been disappointing. With regard to the fillet steaks, we felt this was quickly rectified on the night, the bill was also discounted in light of the complaints, with this particular fillet being given on the house and the other discounted. We were of the impression that your party was happy with this. So I am sorry if that was not the case. We do hope you will give us another try. Many Thanks, The Coal Shed Team.

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Nicky
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Super overpriced.steak was £28 and you had to pay extra for a sauce or chips. Only 1 veggie option

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KimberlyE
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for her birthday dinner. We wouldn't recommend the smoky lardy cake--it was tough and dry...we chose poorly. However, we shared a steak and sides and they were fantastic. If we were to do it again or give advice order 3 sides for two.

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JakeD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Incredible food and good service

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vipRenais
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, lovely knowledgeable staff. Food was AMAZING, the short rib starter was out of this world, I cannot fault anything!

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JocelynR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice lunch, steak was delicious. Portion sizes a little small.

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DaveS
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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LeeG
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to the Shed, because the first time in December was great. Busy even for a Monday night. The food was excellent. I wanted to try a different starter, but the Jacob's Ladders were so good last time I couldn't bring myself to do so. The ensuing meat coma was bliss. Perhaps I should try the fish for a second course next time? I'd recommend the Primitivo. A little pricey, but worth it.

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RhonaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Warm welcome. Attentive, knowledgable and friendly service. Good food.

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Ronald
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointing. Bland food. ‘Beef dripping chips’ were just like plain McDonalds chips.

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RoyR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place fantastic steak great staff well worth a visit if your in Brighton

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CharlieL
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent meal and service. Already looking forward to going back. Loved it.

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SuzieB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our second visit for Sunday lunch we were again very impressed with everything. Jo the waitress was professional, efficient and friendly. A really good experience. We had the Sunday roast which is cooked to perfection. The meat was very tasty (if I was with my son he would have wanted to whole rib to himself!) The vegetables also are cooked perfectly and the leek dish is superb. We will definitely be back again and have already recommended The Coalshed to several friends.

FAQs

The Coal Shed Brighton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 322998.

The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.5 stars by 942 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/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.