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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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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank justlikesprouts
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days 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
Fleet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and the wife had a lovely piece of Chateaubriand to share with the usual peppercorn sauce, chips, spinach and it was excellent. Cooked to perfection. And the Rioja Grand Reserve was a perfect compliment, so smooth. Great atmosphere for a romantic night and special occasion.

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Thank Rich_Lee4u
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to the sharing Sunday roast with my wife and friends, thought we were in for something special..especially with the price tag. I was disappointed to say the least. Eight people choose the roast and every single Yorkshire pudding was burnt to a crisp..they were replaced,but should never have been served. The roast potatoes were overlooked and tasted... More 

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Thank kram618
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I went here for my birthday in January having wanted to go for a long time. With its reputation for great steak, it was a must. The place itself is very nice. Its got a really cosy feel and the art upstairs is kind of cool. Food is where the title of my review comes in. 6 of us... More 

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Coal S, Manager at The Coal Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Daniel Thank you for your review of The Coal Shed and choosing to celebrate your birthday with us, I am glad to hear that you have voted 5* for the food that you ate with us and experienced the wonderful atmosphere unique to the restaurant. I am very sorry to hear about your girlfriends burger, I have personally asked... 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?