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The Coal Shed

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Flagship restaurant to The Coal Shed & The Salt Room in Brighton, The Coal Shed London is now open at One Tower Bridge. Chef Dave Mothersill’s menu showcases a passion for cooking the very best sustainable fish and rare breed meats over coal. Daily specials boards offer choice cuts and whole fish to share, while showstopper desserts by Laura Petersen include ‘sweets’- – bringing a taste of the Brighton seaside to the banks of the Thames. Perfectly located for enjoying many of the capital’s best-known sights, The Coal Shed London is next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, moments from The Shard, City Hall and HMS Belfast and walking distance to Tate Modern. They are also neighbours with
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Coal Shed. We were greeted warmly as soon as we entered and were shown to our table. The food is sensational! I had the scallops to start which melted in my mouth like butter. Then onto the ribeye...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MamavanO
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mamavan, I have just replied on Open Table, but will do here as well. I am sorry about the waiting experience, and will discuss with the server in particular, but I am glad that the rest of the staff lived up to our expectations...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit for weekend lunch and chose 3 course. Black Angus Sirloin was average, whilst Neal's Yard Cheese was fantastic. Attentive staff.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tochelin
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so pleased that you enjoyed our Lunch offering. It is a shame you did not enjoy the Black Angus Sirloin, it is one of our favorite cuts usually as we age everything in house further from bringing it to the restaurant. The English...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of the new arrivals, geared especially towards the business lunch/dinner clientele. It is handily placed close to two of London's major accountancy firms, although one need not be an accountant to find it difficult to balance price against performance at The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SobermanUK
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Soberman, I am glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, likewise glad to find that the food lives up to Brighton roots and we continue to deliver on this front. It is of course difficult to recommend wine at times, and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor with so many rave reviews. We tried the shared Sunday Roast with Rib steak it was delicious, so many flavours hitting your taste buds. The steak has an amazing seasoning, the roast potatoes were crispy, huge Yorkshires and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank debbiewade2016
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Debbie, I am so pleased to hear of your recent dining experience with us at The Coal Shed Tower Bridge. The Roast is an ever popular item of ours and it is great to hear that it is still doing us justice! The Apple...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Coal Shed on Sunday evening at 6pm. The restaurant had run out of Sunday sharing roasts, crab and John Dory so options were limited. We ordered the tandoori bream, which is simply bream with some spicing, no mint yogurt and undressed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 858benl
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 858benl, Firstly I would like to appolgise for the experience you had on Sunday evening. Unfortunately with Sundays our Roast only runs at lunchtime from 12pm-4:30pm. On the odd occasion we do have any left in the evening they do get snapped up quiet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there to have lunch, and I wasn't disappointed. I had pork and beef and the meat was on point. Also the chocolate bar (dessert) was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GGaitan
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

GGaitan, I am so very pleased to hear of you wonderful experience when you dined with us. We look forward to welcoming you again when, we hope you can try even more of our menu and desserts.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended here on Sunday. Had the sharing platter roast which only comes in steak. The platter arrived and I was completely blown away by how amazing it looked. It came with the best crispy roast potatoes, carrots, greens, Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese. The platter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words regarding our sunday roast. It is an incredible dish and we love having the chance to showcase the restaurant. It is a pleasure to hear about the service and dessert options. I look forward to welcoming you in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at lunchtime for a family get together. The menu has some lovely combinations to choose from although there could be another vegetarian dish on the menu. We had a sharer which was great some veggie sides & a couple of extra bacon chops...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deborahr524
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. It is great to hear you had such a good time and that the bacon chops were a perfect "side" dish for you table! There is a menu change coming in late February and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with attentive helpful staff. Sadly our Thursday night visit coincided with a shortage of wine and vegetarian main meal options. The first 5 wines chosen from the list were not available! That said the final / 6th choice was 1st rate. One of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 997kevins
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kevin, thank you for taking the time to review your evening. I am glad that everything went smoothly other than the wine choices and risotto. We strive to only provide fresh ingredients and where this sometimes falls short we feel its best to rethink...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited on the 8th January to celebrate my sisters birthday. She loves steak so this was the perfect choice of restaurant. The service was great with the head waiter’s great wine suggestions and helpfulness with selecting dishes from a couple of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank katielou777
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Katielou777 for such a lovely review. I am very pleased to hear of your wonderful experience and will be passing feedback to the team. It is always a delight to know people have left after a special occasion having enjoyed themselves so much....More

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Hey Nervous Gluten free eater don’t be afraid. Apart from the mighty meaty portions that are delightful you can choose other dishes to suit your taste, with multiple fish dishes and seasonal veg, and apart from anything else... More
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