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The Coal Shed Restaurant

8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England
+44 1273 322998
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (751 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (57 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 Boyces Street, Brighton BN1 1AN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was recommended the Coal Shed for a birthday dinner by friends who said it was the best steak they’d ever had. I can’t say the same but it was nice enough or as I’ve said average in comparison to similar steakhouse. Our waiter was...More

Thank Florence_and_Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for 2 in September 2018. As expected the food was excellent, plentiful and the service perfect. Great choice of steaks, starters and deserts prepared and cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Fantastic wine selection and great intimate atmosphere. Expensive but worth pushing the boat...More

Thank DavidPMale
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a lovely review!! Thank you David. Really happy you had such a good time with us. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, Naomi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wedding anniversary meal Booked table online day before without problem even though it was for a Friday. Arrived at 6pm for our table at 18:15 Partner had a cocktail, I a craft beer and some bread that was supplied with smoked butter and beef dripping...More

Thank Mrg9999
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing us for such a special occasion. We are so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Naomi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of friends who are meat eating fans where looking forward to this Place was lovely and staff where friendly and efficient We ordered a sharing porterhouse 1kg between 3, having been told it was the right size. When arrived there were 2 pieces of...More

Thank Ant360
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ant, Thank you for your feedback. A 1kg Porterhouse, should have been enough for 3 of you to share. We recommend 250-300g per person for the sharing steaks.I am sorry that it was a particularly fatty cut that you received, i will certainly pass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large table and never easy. Starter (duck) looked good, but lack of seasoning. Main (rib eye) no seasoning at all, bearnaise sauce thick and with no greens frankly hard work. Cheese board was amazing!!! Had food envy - may have chosen the wrong meals, but...More

Thank Alison M
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alison, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am sorry that you felt your food lacked seasoning, I will certainly pass this feedback along to the kitchen. Our Bearnaise sauce is aerated, which is a different serve to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed the Coal Shed on social media and as in Brighton on a Sunday for a birthday weekend was too good an opportunity to sample the Sharing Roast dish. Wow this dish did not disappoint. The beef and vegetables were perfectly cooked and the roast...More

Thank jjsmiley123
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Roast with us, we think it's one of the best in Brighton. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Naomi

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband took me to Brighton for my birthday meal last week and chose the Coal Shed for lunch. How disappointing. I felt bad for him. The restaurant was almost empty (1 other table). Waitress Service was odd, I thought at one point she was...More

Thank Gail G
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Gail, I'm so sorry that you had a disappointing birthday meal with us. I am surprised you found our menu limited, the usual feedback is that there is too much choice. We have recently changed our menu for Autumn and I think you'll find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an evening hear with colleagues and treated ourselves to a 1kg rib eye, with a selection of sauces and dripping chips. It was easily the best steak I have ever eaten. I normally can’t finish a single portion but I was left wanting more...More

Thank Matt C
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matt, Thanks for your fabulous review. Alex is a great waiter and I will ensure that he sees this review and I'm sure he's sad that he couldn't share the dessert with you, it's one of his favourites!! We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be the one place in town where you could be sure of a delicious steak, perfectly cooked and of the right size and thickness to suit the person's wishes. September the 6th is my Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary (49th this time!),...More

Thank snagga
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you providing your feedback on your experience with us. I'm woefully disappointed that it didn't live up previous experience and that you didn't enjoy your meal and on such a special occasion. Please accept my sincerest apologies and those of the wider team here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had beef carpaccio, tuna tarter and short rib croquettes as appetisers. All were absolutely delicious. Even the bread and (smoked and salted) butter was heavenly. For the main course we ordered rib eye steaks which were both very, very disappointing. We asked for them...More

Thank Dave L
TheCoalShedManager, General Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your steaks. We'd love the opportunity to change your mind about never buying a steak in the UK again.... So, please do come and give...More

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Richard P
1 May 2018|
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Response from cutty2272 | Reviewed this property |
We visited at Sunday lunchtime so was not noisy.
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Sophie S
11 March 2018|
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Response from tats1029 | Reviewed this property |
Coal Shed Brighton - £40 for 2 people..you may check their website for more info.
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Sophie S
11 March 2018|
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Response from jmteeth | Reviewed this property |
The price is for two people to share We went on a Saturday night and the portions are excellent Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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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