The Copper Clam

4.3
490 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
The Copper Clam is a seafood, shellfish & steak restaurant located on Brighton beach in the famous historic Arches. Enjoy your meal with stunning sea views from the upstairs dining room and sheltered patio if alfresco is your choice. We specialise in fine fresh seafood served in a relaxed environment, with an extensive selection of beers, wines & spirits.
We have a private dining area and cater for large groups and parties.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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artyhenhen
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out in a looong time and ut was great! Fantastic selection of seafood. I would say for the money the starter scallops were quite small...but I guess it depends on the season? they were still very delicious nonetheless. The seafood platter was huge and the quality of the seafood was very good. We asked for the oysters to be in tempura which they did with no problems and it was so so good!! I had 2 little ones with me and staff were very friendly. One of my children dropped a glass of Apple juice and this was cleaned up quickly. The waiter reassured my worried boy that it wasn't a problem and that it was an accident. Great staff. Great food. We will be back next time we visit Brighton!

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ChristineG
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly & helpful & we would definitely recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tables were so close together that the person next to us had their head over our table. The one to the other side i could not get our arm in between, we wanted to order a large quantity of oysters but there was not enough space to place your arms let alone add food items to share.

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luciaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were absolutely brilliant! Lovely meal and vibe.

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LauraH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend this place! Great views and the food was outstanding!

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BrigidG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our nieces 21st here this past weekend ,the staff ,food and service were all fantastic .The freshest seafood with so much choice it made it difficult to decide but it all tasted gorgeous and served in a wonderful manner , no sense of being rushed despite it being a busy Saturday night ,staff interacted with us throughout the meal and made it really relaxed and enjoyable ,and most importantly the birthday girl was really happy .We will return !

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Miniluchka
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food not as good as it normally is sadly. Disappointing.

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Luke
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service by staff, food was cold and expensive for how little we got.

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LisaH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very helpful friendly staff , will defo return

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Pablo
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal lovely setting and staff very good attentive without being too pushy .

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AbigailV
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kindest most accommodating staff, delicious food and perfect people watching spot! We will be back :)

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Missd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was utterly horrific. Service was next to none existent. Avoid at all costs.

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LuciaF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy place, top notch food and outstanding service

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GaynorC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and a great seafood platter. The sea view and ambience made a chilly May evening feel like a holiday meal out even though we’re still in partial lockdown. We’ll be back!

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Nika
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time on a cold and windy day. Service a bit slow but with a smile and they were doing their best in busy conditions

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StephenW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All good on the food front, but slow to get our first course. About 1.5 hours. Slightly high end on the cost, so would make this a venue for special occasions.

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HelenS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal , lovely ambience , lovely weather ! Service very attentive

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Lammy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Lovely location, but that’s the only positive from the visit. No care or attention to detail. Seafood didn’t feel fresh and food was decidedly meh.

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EllaM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so welcoming and accommodating - lovely team! And the food was just as impressive ! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very expensive of what you eat

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natalies
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sublime and the service even better. And we came to sit outside during lockdown on a really windy day. Would come again in a heartbeat :)

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MartinaC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I should give 0 stars, maybe one star as they realised how terrible the service was. When I told the waitress I just wanted a soft drink, she said I should learn to drink alcohol and said I should at least have a mocktail and no one would know the difference which I found very rude. I think she has been drinking herself, we asked for a table near a heater but there were none free, but even when one became available a few minutes later we weren't offered it. We then placed our food orders and one starter came 15mins before the other, which then arrived with the main courses all at the same time! When I complained about this the waiter said it was normal which I tried to tell him this is not normal especially for a restaurant charging their prices. My partners starter was also not as described on the menu so in the end we told them to forget it and we'd only pay for ours drinks which they did give us on the house at least but definitely not worth the hassle!! By this time we had been there over an hour and had to find somewhere else to eat, luckily we managed to find another place that had amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fab little find! Food was incredible and the service was just as good! Moved us under the heater and gave us blankets to keep us warm! We had such a lovely evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab all round dining experience. Great service and delicious fresh fish. Highly recommended 😁

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vipSuj747
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and excellent staff

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff and food were great but the service was slow. We weren’t acknowledged when we arrived and it took 45 mins to get even a drink. It was bank holiday weekend and we did have a great time so I would still recommend it and we would visit again. If I would ask one thing it would be that the service was just a bit quicker

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LouiseC
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely experience overall though we would have liked to be under the heat lamps. The view was nice and some people who requested were able to move to be closer to the heat so that was really accommodating.

We opted for mostly small plates. One item was already out when we ordered and we overheard another item ran out later. A couple items were under seasoned and a couple were slightly over cooked. Service was good but the prices were a bit steep considering some execution errors. Overall we were happy to be there and would probably go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, friendly staff

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KevinS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is our third visit and each time the food has been excellent.

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Gimli
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table by the entrance spoilt it a bit, but otherwise a really good occasion. Busy but attentive service and very good food. I’d recommend it.

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SusanL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening out and excellent food and service. Very good menu and all food prepared fresh, so yummy. Highly recommend for dinner on the beach. Covid safe.

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vipAlky
West Sussex
137 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was disappointed overall as the quality of food did not match the prices. The staff are perfectly helpful and friendly, but the food was of average quality. A pity, as the menu and website were full of promise.

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Silvia
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very nice and the food... was the best I’ve ever eat!!! I’ll definitely come back

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RebeccaT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

friendly knowledgeable service - filleted our fish in front of us expertly.
delicious sea food

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PaschalT
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cataplana and Lobster Thermidor, Oysters devine

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rick66
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How refreshing to be treated so well with courteous Napolese hospitality and drink in such a georgeous panorama. Excellent service and upgraded our wine for same price. Can't thank you enough! Grace Mille! A 1000 thanks!

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Maxine
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality of food.
Slightly pricier, but that reflects the great ingredients and meals - well worth it in my opinion.

GB
GaryB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food and cocktails, thank you!

FAQs

The Copper Clam offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 323847.

The Copper Clam is rated 4.3 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

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.