The Coal Shed Brighton

4.6
1235 reviews
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Born from the love of cooking on fire The Coal Shed Brighton is a steak restaurant with relaxed, elegant surroundings in the heart of Brighton. We’ve been named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly awards, and have also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards and many others.


Our method at The Coal Shed is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and expertly cooked. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre theatre menu plus Brighton's favourite Sunday Sharing Roasts.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1235 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hoppy
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal before lockdown. The food and service was fantastic. We really enjoyed our evening and look forward to trying their take away.

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Wildbeast
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th wedding aniversary treat. Absolutely lovely food, service and ambiance. Will definitely return when this lockdown madness subsides.

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BethO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love my steak! Been trying to book this for ages! And it was totally worth the wait! Best steak I’ve ever had!! And the staff were brilliant!

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect every time. Great food and great staff!!!!

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LVBrighton
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went here for a birthday for someone who loves steak and on that front it didn't disappoint. The meat was fantastic. A bit trickier for the 2 pescatarians in our group but the kitchen obliged in changing the fish dish to omit the pancetta so all was good! We felt very Covid-Safe where we were sitting by the door but some of the other tables seemed a little close. Staff were all wearing masks and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was super tasty. Can't go wrong with a good steak! Service was good and very conscious of covid. Will definitely go again!

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AnnaK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable, they were kind and attentive and went the extra mile. The food was delicious. It was a really beautiful experience

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GazzaP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best Sunday Lunch in Brighton, really enjoyed the wine as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice little place for a relaxed meal. Good quality meat and great service

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Jen11
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious service was great and we were very comfortable

Can’t fault it! Will definitely be back

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great birthday meal during Covid times. Delicious and safe. The Coal Shed never disappoints.

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JakeS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best steak in Brighton and a lovely place to go

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CharlieA
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steaks came undercooked but was all
Sorted very quickly and didn’t effect our experience 😃

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ktarchie1975
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great niche little restaurant with fabulous service and the most amazing food with exceptional flavour combinations!

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louisew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails and food especially the starters. Service was also very good . Not cheap but lovely restaurant.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for my birthday meal, steak was amazing, sides were sublime and to top it off I got a birthday rendition with a sparkler and some truffles. Staff were amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you x

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. What more do you want. Loved it

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SteveM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short rub starter was unreal, best tasting starter I've ever had, throughly enjoyed the evening waiter was top notch.
Will defo come again

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JadeF
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First experience at the Coalshed and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. I went with my partner and two friends. You have to book, it’s not the type of place you can rock up to as they are always fully booked. The food, wine and cocktails were all fantastic. It’s definitely on the pricer side of restaurants in Brighton (with the 12.5% service charge the bill was nearly £400 for 4 of us) but we didn’t mind paying that at all as the evening was delightful! Service was friendly and inviting. We didn’t feel rushed. All in all a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Again another great meal at the Coalshed. The seating area is very well spaced and still social distancing. The staff are great and very friendly. The food is superb and very well served.

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KJOHNS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were seated very quickly and in one of my favourite tables in the restaurant. Food was absolutely outstanding and we shall continue to dine at the Coal Shed. Best steak restaurant in Brighton and Hove.

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AdamC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming to our family, the food was outstanding and would highly recommend. Will definitely be visiting again.

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KarahP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate atmosphere with a cosy vibe. Service was amazing and our waitress was very attentive and gave us a personal experience. The food was lovely and definitely worth the cost. Can't wait to return again!

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GeorgeB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family night out to celebrate a birthday, seemed to be several on the same evening! Delicious starters , perfectly cooked steak. Just the right level of service attentive without being intrusive, we where up stairs which has a more intimate feel.

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ClareP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great evening with wonderful food and drinks. We felt safe and it was nice to be in a lively restaurant. All our needs were catered for.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & exceptional food. The beef short rib with bone marrow mash & truffle cabbage was insanely tasty & I recommend the coconut espresso martinis’

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything, from sitting down to leaving. Food was gorgeous, everything was cooked to perfection. A stunning Nero d’Avola to accompany and the soundtrack was mellow but uplifting. A special mention to the waiter and behind the scenes team, well choreographed and always with a smile. Will definitely be back, made our break in Brighton very special....

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RiaD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had an absolutely wonderful meal here. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the food was amazing, and overall it was a brilliant experience. Well worth the money. Definitely be visiting again.

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HuwD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Went for our Anniversary a we were visiting Brighton. Wife had the lamb and I had beef, both were excellent. They also brought us a small surprise for the occasion. Wine selection was also very good. Highly recommend.

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ClareJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was excellent. We had the Short rib of beef between us with hispy cabbage and potatoes and it was all divine. Unfortunately, with the exception of the lovely lady who actually served us the food, the staff seem to be mute. We were seated in silence, and the waiter struggled to do more than answer any questions in as few words as possible, if at all. We weren’t even asked if we would like dessert - the menus were just thrust in our face in passing. Such a shame as the restaurant is lovely and with such good food but bad service, or in this case, none at all, for me it just ruins the experience.

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AnnaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Thoroughly recommend the Tiger Prawns to start and the Fillet Steak.

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RobF
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent even had a waiter that sounded like Gino De Campo.
Would definetly recomend this place.

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MichelleG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great steak, attentive staff, seated upstairs which was quieter, everything is charged as extra, even the sauce! 12.5% service charge is steep for just 2 people, I’d expect this for a group. I’d Definitely return but probably for a special ocassion only.

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LottieS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Equivalent food. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great restaurant with very good food and service was also very efficient and friendly. Cannot fault it at all, well done.

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nana
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always fabulous and delicious. Missed it during lockdown but was pleased with their take away dishes which were lovely - but wish I had a coal BBQ to cook the steaks on.

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Annya
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The service was good the food very good but the wine was overpriced and poor quality. I expect a restraunt which is mid to upper price range to have a decent house wine. I tried the the two least expensive wines neither of which were good. If you didn’t drink wine I would recommend it but it has put me off going back - I drink red and my friend white and it was the same with both. What a pity when the quality of the food was good I appreciate that things are very tough for Restraunts right now, they ask for a deposit which is fine as it is a disgrace how many people just don’t turn up but having bad wine is not the way to go for repeat business.

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MrsKool
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. Amazing food, wine and staff.. we’ve been before and we’ll definitely be going again!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend.

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Vicky1
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious steaks and excellent service! Who could ask for more?

FAQs

The Coal Shed Brighton is rated 4.6 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

The Coal Shed Brighton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://coalshed-restaurant.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/monetary-gift-voucher/.

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.