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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have just been back for our third visit for Sunday lunch, as with the other two visit's the food was fabulous, cooked in natural fats the flavours are outstanding. We shared Langoustine, mussels, shrimp, baby gem, avocado, sriracha, to start which was beautiful and light enough for a starter. We then had the sharing roast, just... More 

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Thank Kev G
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kev Thank you for your great review and for visiting us again for a fabulous Sunday lunch! I have passed on your praise to Claire- she is an asset to the team. We hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I, choose this restaurant because of the reviews we had read and it did not disappoint! The starter of octopus was possibly the best starter I've ever eaten! And the porterhouse steak was lovely! Staff very friendly and helpful! Had a wonderful meal and would highly recommend!

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Thank jonshort2017
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations on your wedding. We hope that you will be back again soon. Best wishes, More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was taken here by my two older sons as a birthday treat. Food was excellent, service was great. I often tell people about it when they are asking about eating in Brighton.

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Thank Yomumma99
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Glad you had a great birthday treat! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again very soon. best wishes, More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a party of 10 people 3 of which were teenage children. The main issue was the time it took for the main meal to be served which was approximately 1 1/2 hours from time of ordering. By the time the meal arrived the youngest of our party were well past it and consequently left their meals. The meal... More 

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Thank judith b
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am very sorry that you had to wait for your food, this is not a standard that we look to uphold. I believe that we have corresponded via email and are rectifying this situation- apologies if this took too long. Best wishes, More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this for my Mums birthday e few days ago and all we can say is wow! The steak we ordered was beautifully done and the source to accompany it was delicious... we opted for sides or creamy spinach, potato and Mac and Cheese; these were all outstanding. Our deserts were lovely as recommended by our waitress, whom was... More 

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Thank Megan T
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your lovely recommendation, do come and visit us again soon. Best wishes, More 

Newhaven, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. A little pricey but food was perfect! Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

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Thank Sue H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the Coal Shed and it was just as good second time round. Its got some of the best steaks and seafood in Brighton but you pay for the privilege. I had the burger which was as good a burger as I have had in the last 12 months. Mrs M had the surf and... More 

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Thank Davidrm1961
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello David Thank you for your review and visiting us again. Great tips, you can book us online before you arrive, we leave the choice of sides to our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, More 

Milan, Italy
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really wanted to go to this restaurant and I could imagine that it would be very busy around Easter time. Their online system had some issues and I wasn't able to book a table, so I tried to call them, but unfortunately in 4 days nobody picked up the phone, and even if the voice mail encourage you to... More 

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Thank LudK13
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review, would you be able to contact us with the details you were using as we do not have a message system on the phones and have no knowledge of our online system not working over Easter. Please contact manager@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, More 

Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my girlfriend. I had steak which was very good. However girfriend had Monkfish. Appreciate restaurant has reputation for steaks but the size of the portion of Monkfish was minute and could hardly justify been called a main course. Spoiled the evening. I have no reason not to return but only with stak eaters.

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Thank 504wardy
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you felt the portion of your monkfish was small, this is not something that we have heard before but will look into this. We do hope that you will come and try us again soon. Best wishes, More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered an 800g Porterhouse and some side dishes. The actual steak wasn't quite as good as we were expecting and was slightly undercooked (rare when mid rare requested), but was still very tasty, and the side dishes (beef dripping chips, garlic mushrooms and dauphinois) were all excellent. It was an expensive meal but I would say worth it, would... More 

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Thank _toby_burgess12
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Toby Many thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that the steak was not cooked exactly as you would have liked, we would have rectified this for you. Thank you for recommending and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, 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
USD 10 - USD 100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?