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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 good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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 5 days ago via mobile

The steak was great quality. A couple of dinners were mentioning the sizes of the steak portions which I would agree looked a little under weight. The peppercorn sauce was a bit thin, chips, onion rings, spinach etc which were all additional sides were ok....More

1  Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall and excellent meal good setting and service. Starters quail + octopus. We had a shared shared porterhouse for our main - superb! Only slight wrinkle was the some of the broccoli was overcooked, seemed like some florets had been double cooked, but didn't spoil...More

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely steak (if not slightly overdone )- quite aggressive waitress ruined what could have been a great meal - worth a visit if you look beyond staffMore

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

Hello Richard Many thanks for taking the time and leaving your comments on your recent meal with us. I am very sorry to hear that you encounter 'aggressive' service, this is not our standards at all and I am very alarmed to hear this. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined previously at the Coal Shed and the food has always been good. However my illusions are now being distorted. I rang midweek to book a table for next Friday as a birthday surprise for my steak loving partner. I booked table for...More

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

Hello Teresa Many thanks for taking your time to leave your comments on your experience on booking at The Coal Shed. We do have credit card policy in place for the busy weekend days, this is due to the fact that we have such demand...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Coal Shed has to be the best steak house we have dined in, in the whole of Brighton. My husband had the scallops to start and said they were beautifully cooked, my fillet and my his rib-eye were also cooked to perfection, along with...More

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

Hello It is lovely to read your fantastic review of your recent meal with us. We will pass your comments on to our great kitchen team and we do hope that you will be back soon to taste the desserts as they really are special....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked at random from a review of Brightons best eateries for a 43rd Wedding Anniversary lunch, and we were not disappointed. We arrived early for a pre-booked lunch, reception friendly if not the most efficient (see later comments) drinks ordered & reasonably promptly delivered. We...More

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

Hello David many thanks for choosing to spend your 43rd wedding anniversary with us, and congratulations? Thank you for your lovely description of our set menu which is great value. Sorry to hear that you received a cancellation email, this is automatically generated from the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been here about two years ago we knew this could be good but it wasn't good it was first class. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were tasty. The chips were to die for as was the starters and ice cream. The staff...More

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

Hello Bob Many thanks for your review, great to hear we are proud of the food and service we deliver and that it is recognised. We do hope that you will not leave it so long to visit us again next time as we look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't eaten at The Coal Shed for a while but I must say I was very impressed. Great service yes but the good was impeccable. Everyone thinks this restaurant is just about the meat but with a shakey crown about to fall out, and...More

Thank mckarib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute decision to go to this restaurant and we wasn't disappointed.. The Ambiance was great... The food was divine the steak was so tender and cooked to absolute perfection....More

Thank Feebee2610
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello So glad to hear that you found us at the last minute and had a great experience, we work hard to ensure all of our guests are well looked after and the food perfect. We do hope that you will be back to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless Steak to die for and excellent service Busy little place and now that I've sampled the food I'm not surprised

Thank Vicky1970
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your lovely words, we are. proud of the quality of food an service we offer. We do hope that you will be back to visit us very soon. Best wishes,

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Vicky1970
14 August 2017|
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Response from andrew d | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely you have to book. It's easily one of the best restaurants in Brighton and always busy. Town centre carparks are fine for evening, but horribly expensive if it's a day visit, in which case its better to park in... More
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Michael P
13 February 2017|
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Response from TheCoalShedManager | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for your enquiry and that you are looking to dine with us this evening. We are looking very busy (pre Valentine dinners) and currently only have later tables available. Please log on to coalshed-restaurant... More
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4 February 2017|
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Response from Claire O | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely 😊 Cosy atmosphere, good lighting, low. Lovely cocktails and good wine list. Small intimate setting 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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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