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The Coal Shed Restaurant

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8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England (Formerly The Coalshed Restaurant)
+44 1273 322998
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Edinburgh
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why is this not higher up in the best restaurants in Brighton? It's outstanding. The quality of the food, service, decor and experience are perfection. Our steaks could not have been cooked better, our chips better triple fried and the broccoli and bacon - OMG - heaven. The best meal we've had in Brighton so far.

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Thank MariL
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words on our food, service, decor and experience. We work really hard to ensure the perfect guest experience and it sounds like it was delivered, fantastic to hear. Now you know where we are we do hope to see you back again soon - perhaps for our famous sharing Sunday lunch? Thank you... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a find! During a weekend away in Brighton we were lucky enough to dine at The Coal Shed. Wow! From the moment we walked in the staff were very attentive. Even though the restaurant was completely full we were welcomed and seated promptly. Our waiter, Tom, was superb. His service was outstanding and he is a credit to the... More 

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Thank Clark_family000
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Who doesn't like a fillet steak and beef dripping chips? It's a classic dish and we're so pleased that you choose and enjoyed it. We'll pass on your kind words to the team and to Tom in particular and hope to welcome you back to Brighton, and The Coal Shed, again soon More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant has a really good atmosphere and was beautifully decorated. Our server was first class. All our menu choices were gorgeous. Highly recommended but pricey so perhaps better for special occasions, but you would not be disappointed.

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Thank OnlyinBrighton
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words on our atmosphere, service, food and Christmas decorations. We are so pleased that you had a great Saturday night with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Don't forget we have a great value lunch and pre-theatre menu for just £15. Do ask us for more details (info@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk) More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner, very nice service, with absolutely tasty food.. Been here more then 2 times. One for lunch, and once for dinner. Was perfect, wince choice excellent, maybe a little bit pricey, but worth it..

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Thank kristine30nestecka
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks to you and your boyfriend for joining us and for your kind words, which always mean a lot coming from regular guests. We hope to see you both again for your third visit - perhaps for New Year's Eve? Very best, The Coal Shed More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food (one of the best burgers I've ever eaten), lovely atmosphere and fantastic food. High recommend it......but book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Flaps74
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments on our burger, we agree it's pretty good... So pleased to hear you loved the atmosphere and food and we hope to welcome you back to The Coal Shed again soon - come back for Christmas! More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here before going to the Brighton Centre, which is 5 mins walk away. There was also parking, albeit expensive 2 mins away. We arrived at 18:00 and the place was empty, but by 18:45 it was full!. Decent pre theatre menu for £18, but had full menu. Focuses on fish but has excellent steak options including £ per 100... More 

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1 Thank KeithaChalmers
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent pre-theatre visit, we have many Brighton Centre customers dine with us given we're only a five minute walk away. We're do pleased that you enjoyed our a la carte menu and the banter with our staff. To address your point on the 10% service charge, this is optional for all guests. We would... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday for a family birthday lunch from a recommendation . Lovely time all the food was great ,my Granddaughter (only 17 months) was made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the great mac and cheese and vanilla ice cream , perfect steaks loved by all of us , will definitely revisit

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Thank JoJo1964
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

We're always pleased to welcome a young guest to The Coal Shed, hopefully she'll develop a good taste for steak soon. Thank you for your kind words following your family birthday lunch, we hope to see you again soon. Please do let us know when you plan your next trip. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this resturant a number of times and have enjoyed it everytime. The food is tasty, very filling and good value., staff are attentive without being pushy. Had the burger last time, very nice but dud jot allow us any belly space for a pudding, which was a shame😢😢

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Thank Tugbydog
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

School boy error - next time skip breakfast and leave room for a starter, burger, chips and dessert! Thank you for your kind comments, they always mean so much more from a regular guest. We hope to see you again soon, do let us know when you're in. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

wonderful service, stylish and comfortable surroundings. We visited late on a Sunday evening and every table was full. A nice selection of wine, wonderful bread selection for the into. The fillet steak was beautiful with a lovely selection of sides - the thick cut chips were particularly good also.

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1 Thank John M
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

We are huge fans of the beef dripping chips too - the perfect side to any steak. We're really pleased to hear that you had wonderful service, stylish and comfortable surroundings and hope to see you again soon. Please do let us know when you're next in so we can thank you personally. Thank you again, The Coal Shed Team More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tuesday afternoon - so pretty quiet , you might have thought the staff would want us gone but no felt as if we could stay all afternoon. The service was so good that I asked for the names of those involved so big thank you to Fiona and the team Erika,Olivier & Pat. Great oysters and amazing steak but backed... More 

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Thank elestoban
MarketingDirector79, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

We've shared your kind words with Fiona, Erika, Oliver and Pat - thank you so much. We're so pleased that you had great leisurely lunch with us and enjoyed our Oysters and Steak. Looking forward to your next visit - we're open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?