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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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12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Popped into Brighton to see friends for the weekend and booked at the Coal Shed for Sunday lunch and it didn't disappoint, the roast wood pigeon and charred octopus were our choice of starters and these were delicious, full of flavour, we went for the 500g sirloin on the bone for 3 to share for the main event, this was... More 

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Thank MLFIT
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing! Had the most delicious ribeye steak! All the food was really tasty and well executed, really enjoyed the salmon starter, but the main was heaven and although we were stuffed I'm really glad I didn't skip dessert. Great cosy ambiance and attentive service. A fantastic night with cocktails to start and a good selection of wines on offer. Really... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had sirloin steak and my husband had the fillet, we thought as so popular and busy we would get an outstanding meal, this was not the case, it was just OK, very disappointed!

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Thank debbieowen2016
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Debbie Thank you for commenting. on your experience with us, we are sorry to hear that it was not as you expected. We try to take on board all comments to ensure that our guests get the best experience. Please e-mail me on manager@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk so I can look into this further. Many thanks More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the coal shed for my friends birthday as a treat. The bill ended up coming to quite a bit, which I wouldn't mind at all if the food had been a little better. I regret not getting the steak in a steakhouse. But it seemed boring in comparison to the other dishes described on the menu and... More 

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

Dear Ayla Many thanks for your feedback, can you confirm when you came to visit us as we have not had a Scallop dish on the menu since last summer? Please email us on manager@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk so that we can address with this issue with you in person. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal at The coal shed last night on a quick break in Brighton, very disappointed, the starter I had of pigeon breast and black pudding was cold and tasteless and the lamb main course was also not much better, my wife had the grilled octopus starter and steak for main both where disappointing with no seasoning and very... More 

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your meal with us. We are very sorry to hear that the experience was not as it should have been, we will raise your comments with the team. Can I ask that you email us on manager@thecoalshed-restaurant.co.uk so that we can address this with you personally. Many thanks More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we came here for lunch all was not great but overall, we have had very good food usually at this restaurant, so last time we thought it was a blip and the owner did contact me and sent a voucher to encourage us to return. We did on a Thursday at lunchtime and arrived just before 12... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a trip to Brighton, the staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The staff knew the menu well . I was looking for a high quality "proper" burger and they delivered, it was first class and would highly recommend.

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Thank fifij712
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely feedback from your trip to our wonderful city. it is great to hear that we delivered exactly what you were looking for and so come and visit us again when you are next in Brighton. Best wishes, More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was amazing, had a lovely time there. We had the sharing roast on a Sunday and I was stuffed. Will be going back!

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Thank clairefisher2017
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Claire Many thanks for your lovely feedback, glad to hear that the Sunday roast filled you up and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best wishes, More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my favourite wife booked us a table at the coal shed on Saturday night. The tables were full of beef-based satisfaction-seeking adults, not a minor in sight. Funny I thought, given the name but I let that slide... Our friendly waitress clearly knew her meat, and I went with her recommendation for the rib-eye" while my partner in crime... More 

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

Hello Chris Thank you for your wonderful review of your steak-tactic Saturday night with us here at The Coal Shed, we love the fact that you and your favourite wife, had w brill-iant time with us. Please do come again very soon, we will be waiting to welcome you back! More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high expectations for this place, whilst the waitresses were all charming and attentive sadly our food was disappointed, little or no seasoning on any of the food and the dauphinois potatoes were bland beyond belief, we decided to try our luck with some deserts - mine was completely inedible which at least was promptly taken off the bill,... More 

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

Hello Thank you for taking you time to leave a review on The Coal Shed, I am very sorry to hear that on this occasion we did not live up to your expectations, this is not the standard that we strive for. I have passed your comments on to the Kitchen team for review and I am glad to hear... 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
US$10 - US$100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?