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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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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have just been back for our second visit for Sunday lunch, as with the first visit the food was fabulous, cooked in natural fats the flavours are outstanding. The staff have excellent customer service skills, attentive without being all over you. Our waitress, unfortunately I don't have her name, was lovely, first calls service, friendly with... More 

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

Hello Kev Thank you for such a lovely review, we like to add a good sense of humour to what we do well! we really hope you will be back, perhaps for a nice dinner very soon. best wishes, More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite easily the best steak I've ever had. It's a bit pricy yeah but as a great or a special occasion you won't regret it. A go-to place in Brighton for a meal.

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

Hello Many thanks for your review and we love to hear that we serve the "best steak ever!" We hope to see you again next time you are in Brighton. Many thanks More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all this place does steaks and it does them well. I had the 400gram Ribeye and it was excellent...but it comes at a price. If you were to add chips and say garlic mushrooms to your steak order then you are talking £40 for a main course. The service was excellent, our waiter was very good but unfortunately... More 

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

Hello Adrian Many thanks for. your review and visiting us. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some of your visit. Our steak and ingredients are of a very high quality and the prices we charge fairly represent this. We do hope that you will come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've all eaten at the coal shed before on numerous occasions and have always found the meal good. Slightly expensive but good all the same, however on this occasion our experiences divided the table. My friend ordered the well done ribeye ( I know, but each to their own ) we were told as it's well done they'll be an... More 

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review The Coal Shed and I am very sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectation on this occasion as you have seen in the past. I have fed your concerns back to the kitchen and we will be looking into this. If you had let us know... More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited again yesterday lunchtime for our wedding anniversary . This is the only restaurant we can remember that cooked her fillet steak BLEU and served it on a cold plate as requested . such a simple request but so difficult to get .The chips are to die for and the vegetables superb . WE recommend this... More 

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

Dear Bill Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations on your wedding anniversary. We do try to accommodate all of our guests requests and I know the chefs love to cook to perfection to our guests tastes! Thank you for recommending and hopefully we will see you again very soon. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Coal Shed early on a Saturday night prior to going to the theatre. The restaurant is tucked away on a quiet street. From the moment we walked in the entire experience was wonderful and the steak was cooked to absolute perfection. We will definitely be back!

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

Hello Thank you for visiting The Coal Shed before your theatre show, a great way to start the evening and I am so glad you tried our steak, cooked to perfection. Do visit us next time you are in town, maybe for a lazy Sunday lunch! More 

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

This place is amazing. It's tucked away in a quiet street ( Boyce's St) just outside the hustle and bustle of the Lanes. The interior is clean and chick and the atmosphere- relaxed and cozy. The sharing steaks but I opted for the surf n turf ( Ribeye and 1/2 Lobster). The steak was cooked to perfection and my lobster... More 

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

Dear Jolene Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we only use the freshest produce from the best suppliers and yes the Chimichurri sauce is just heaven! I have passed your lovely comments on to the staff and do pop in again next time you are on a day shopping in the Lanes. Best wishes, More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ambiance and great service. Food was patchy. My Jacob's Ladder starter was a minuscule piece of dry beef with the bone thrown in to make it less risible. Co-incidentally, we'd eaten at the Manoir aux Quat'Saisons the previous week and I had the same cut there - a truly unctuous dish and memorable for all the right reasons. The... More 

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

Hello Tom Thank you for leaving your review on The Coal Shed, all feedback is very valuable to us. We are sorry to hear that your starter did not live up to expectations, especially as this is one of our most popular dishes. Please do visit again to gain a real Coal Shed experience. Best wishes, More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is always on my list to "must go restaurant" and my husband booked a table and surprised me! We welcomed warm and friendly, and start the night with a bottle of Chilean wine. I have ordered chargrilled octopus and my husband ordered pigeon for a starter. As a meatlover, I was waiting to my steak. I choose rib-eye... More 

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Thank RanaD1
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rana Many thanks for your review and congratulations on your anniversary, great to hear that your husband booked a surprise for you. Steak that melts in your mouth is what we pride ourselves on. Do make sure you come and visit us again and try the dessert, totally with it! More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here and it was great. We had one starter and main off the lunch menu which was great value and a steak and a number of sides, the steak was cooked to perfection and extremely tender. The waiter was really friendly and recommended us some really nice IPA beers, as we were keen to... More 

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Thank debee19
TheCoalShedManager, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for joining us for lunch and giving such a great review on the food and beer pairings, we do try to list as many unusual IPA's for our guests to try. Do come back and visit us for dinner very soon. 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?