The Salt Room

4.6
1671 reviews
£26 to £40
Grill
Boasting uninterrupted views of the Brighton seafront and British Airways i360, The Salt Room is a modern British seafood restaurant that celebrates the flavours of cooking over coal.

Recent winner of the Seafish UK Restaurant of the Year 2017 our menu champions sustainability and showcases the very best local produce.

Continuing the ethos of sharing plates like our sister restaurant, The Coal Shed, our menu champions sustainability and showcases the very best local produce.

Located opposite Brighton’s West Pier, our seaside restaurant has the best sea views which can be enjoyed from our glass fronted mezzanine or for alfresco dining on our shaded terrace. The Private Dining Room allows for a larger party to enjoy the views and menu in style.

Support The Salt Room during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1671 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
RM
RMJT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and attentive service. Good buzz in the room. Bill was high but overall a four star experience and would certainly return.

SC
SandraC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening. Good food and wine.
Ambience and service first class x

p
philipd
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good setting, excellent professional service and food of a good although not exceptional standard,

R
Rabs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Saddened by the first poor experience I had. Seafood was over cooked and so was the steak. It was way too expensive to get wrong. Disappointed it even left the kitchen like this!

SD
SteveD
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A long term fan of the Salt Room , just 2 nights before Lockdown number 2 so busier than usual . Service was still great , the scallops even better than usual, Surfboard was excellent and very good value .
Look forward to next visit whenever that may be ........

L
Lisa2
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has to be one of my favourite restaurants in Brighton, I’ve never been disappointed with the food, service or general ambiance. I’m looking forward to going back post lockdown!

C
Chris
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The covid precautions have slipped from last visit. The bar man’s mask was under his chin the 2 hours we were there. Clearly marked one way routes were routinely ignored by all staff. There are 3 double tables just as you enter that are barely 1m apart, all 6 seats were occupied. And there was a party of 10 going on.

Our food ticket was apparently lost, 70 mins after ordering we received an apology, the food arrived shortly after - our 1 course meal was just short of 2 hours.

S
Stylo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local seafood within a relaxing venue and fantastic service.

NM
NicolaM
Perth
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch in a lovely location. Staff were delightful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For my wife’s birthday she loved it and it was amazing food

CF
CoffeeFish
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely food except octopus starter was tough and sent back but a substitution offered. Other starter, mains and sides all good - hot and perfectly cooked and the fish was delicious.Limited dessert menu. Not the best table for 2 by the till and staff etc having to go past all the time but it was busy.
Efficient but not particularly friendly service. Not cheap but reasonable value for money. I would return for a special occasion

AD
ADee
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend said it was the best meal she’s ever eaten and I concurred

E
Emily
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the set lunch as part of a family celebration and it was great. We all really enjoyed our food and felt comfortable and looked after. We will be returning.

DA
DigitalAntelope
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere!! You will have a great dining experience

JR
JasonR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Sunday roast, seemed like a popular choice as it was what other diners were all ordering, food was absolutely amazing, a lot of effort went into presentation and taste, did not seem a lot of food when it was brought up but struggled to finish. Service and atmosphere was very good, chilled out background music, my wife did comment that it was a great choice of restaurant, thanks to all who made the visit so nice

VM
VicM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, helpful staff and good value for money.

LH
LeeH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great evening last Saturday, we could not have asked for more, our waitress Louise was so helpful and is a asset to your company.She was there from start to finish and made my wife's birthday weekend special.
We will be revistingwhen we are back in Brighton next.
Lee & Jayne

KM
vipKevinM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great evening thanks guys. We hope to see you in December after lockdown 2!

j
jamesd
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food,service & views
First time to ever experience filleting my own sea bass yum yum

AJ
AdamJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We went to the salt room for a birthday meal but found the service substandard. We had to ask for napkins and glasses and the service was quite slow. The food was good although we had better meals during our short stay in Brighton. Would not rush back.

JC
JacquesC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic evening with great food and service. Highly recommended.

M
Morgyfluffyhead
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Food lovely, ambience good. Service was friendly but not too competent (I was shown to a different table from my friend who arrived first, bit awkward as we do not share the same social identity). Prices are high, as we expected. What was really disappointing was that after 1.5hrs we were told we would have to vacate the table. As we had booked an early, quiet spot and there were at least 3 other tables not even laid on the way out, this put a dampener on the evening. We might have ordered another bottle and carried on chatting otherwise. I understand that businesses need to maximise their income right now, but for the dwindling number of customers the experience of going out is increasingly unrelaxed and this doesn't encourage a repeat outing.

N
Nadia
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Great food and lovely waitress! My partner had significantly less fish than others portion and most of it was batter. A little more substance of white fish meat would’ve taken it to 4/5 stars.

J
James
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A reasonable meal - nothing amazing this time, and a little disappointing in places. Bearnaise sauce was a very odd clotted mayonnaise, steak was under seasoned, but a mackerel starter was good, and service was excellent.

J
Jacquie360
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Would have been a terrific view if the weather wasn't a monsoon! Great building and lovely service. Portions not massive(Monkfish tail) and a high price point. However to cheer yourself up in these times it was lovely.

SG
SimonG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I’m normally a big fan of the Salt Room but the latest experience was not as good as previously. The reception was certainly not as warm as usual and I was disappointed with the table allocated.
Food was ok but the fish and chips was more batter than fish. Late delivery of my wife’s side dishes too although they were taken off the bill (didn’t ask them to).

MB
vipMelanieB
Brighton
19 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit - Fantastic again, love the food and will be back

R
Rachandco2020
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were second to none! I would highly recommend x5**

G
George
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good value for money. The fish for two people was excellent but be prepared to serve it and de-bone it yourself due to covid-19 restrictions. If you like seafood this is an excellent restaurant.

D
Deano
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had not been for a couple of years and was very impressed.
Excellent food and very pleasant staff. Knowledgeable and attentive.
Lovely afternoon.

RS
RaymiS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Overall a good lunch set menu. The fish and chips let it down as the fish was not that large and there was more batter than fish.

M
Megadiner
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Professional yet very welcoming and friendly staff. Seated immediately. Excellent service throughout.
Octopus starter was exceptional as was the Dover Sole. Indeed all the dishes were very well prepared and presented. They tasted great.
Would certainly recommend this restaurant and would most certainly return.

B
Bertie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

The Salt House is conveniently located between The Hilton and The Grand so an easy choice. However, the service and the food let it down in my opinion. Even taking into account the time of Covid the service could have been friendlier and the food certainly could have been much better.

M
Mazebe63
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening, great food and cocktails. Waiting staff were friendly and helpful. Looking forward to visiting again

MT
MarkT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal and very good service. Would recommend to others for a grand occasion.

d
danielc
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Great food.
Ask for a table near the front windows. Ours was at the back right next to the waiter station so not ideal. Lots of clattering of cutlery

CC
ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience, great food, good service. Posh but not too posh,

JF
JaneF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

we were seated at the table next to ladies toilet and staff kitchen area so it was busy, always someone queuing given only one in, one out of the toilet. The table next to us had 6 people and was extremely loud at times, so much so we couldn't hear each other. Pity because the food and service was excellent. That said, I notice the food and drinks/cocktail menu were substantially reduced from previous experience, I assume due to COVID which was a shame. In future I would book directly with the restaurant in order to ensure a better table location

MF
MarkF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Kids fish was served with curry flavour batter - I thought it was delicious but neither child would touch it - kids food should be served plain without unusual flavours. So from a quite expensive kids meal all they ate was a plate of chips and a blob of icecream.
Thr adults had the Sunday roast which was delicious apart from being served with boiled potatoes rather that the advertised potatoes.
Over all quite nice but not worthy of the price tag.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, amazing views and amazing staff. We will definitely be returning to the Salt Room!

FAQs

The Salt Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1671 OpenTable diners.

The Salt Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://saltroom-restaurant.giftpro.co.uk.

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.