The Salt Room opens on Brighton seafront


In February 2015 the team behind Brighton’s award-winning The Coal Shed will launch their sister restaurant, The Salt Room right on Brighton’s seafront. Centred on celebrating the Fruits of the Sea, The Salt Room will be focused on delivering the finest seafood to the table.

Located opposite the West Pier, this seaside dining retreat will have uninterrupted sea views that can be enjoyed from the inside via its glass fronted windows and for when the temperatures rise, outside on its shaded terrace.

The interiors showcase natural materials such as reclaimed wood and ceramic tiles which reflect the shoreline and rural landscape that the restaurant overlooks. Set against an urban palette of charcoal and white including stripped back materials, these combine to create a chic space that blends well with its seaside location. The large and open restaurant can seat 84 in the dining room, 16 at the bar and a further 55 on the terrace which will be fully heated and open from March to October.

The bar is located immediately as you walk through the glass lobby. It consists of a charcoal stained rough softwood exterior with vertical wall panelling, a chunky zinc bar top and simple blackened steel box frames which suspend from the ceiling to carry the scaffold plank shelving with copper trims. You’ll be able to choose from their innovative cocktail list: sailor’s tipples, gin & tonic and bloody mary box sections or perhaps something from their extensive wine list whilst you sit at the bar in one of their industrial style bar chairs and wait for a table…

Head Chef Dave Mothersill has created a menu that offers a wide selection of sustainably sourced seafood dishes including impeccably fresh cuttlefish, oysters, lobster, seabass and their signature whole market fish to share cooked over charcoal. The legendary Coal Shed classic – 35 day dry aged Scottish steaks from the North Highlands cooked on the Josper grill will also be making an appearance. Seasonality plays a key part in the eclectic menu ensuring regular changing dishes that will have you coming back for more time and again!

The restaurant is owned by Razak Helalat who opened the Coal Shed almost 4 years ago and has quickly made a name for itself as serving the best steaks in town. Raz has teamed up with Dariush Tamadon-Nejad, previously Group Manager of Restaurants Etc Ltd (Mark Hix), to act as General Manager of both The Coal Shed and The Salt Room. “I’m so excited to be bringing great seafood to Brighton in one of the city’s most spectacular settings” – Razak has said.

Offering peerless coastal views, the freshest of fish and charming service, The Salt Room heralds a very welcome addition to Brighton’s burgeoning food scene.


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