• The Coal Shed

The Coal Shed

8 Boyce's Street



Named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly Awards, this gourmet steak and seafood restaurant in the centre of Brighton has also received recommendations from many other broadsheets. The sister restaurant of The Salt Room, its big investment Josper charcoal oven, so good with steaks, helps give a whole new slant to the traditional Sunday roast. How about half a kilo of 35 day dry-aged Roast Sirloin on the Bone for £30 (for two to share) or a Whole Roast Chicken with stuffing? The beef is sourced from the Scottish Highlands, the chicken from Sussex. The Josper generates temperatures of up to 500° celsius, which the menu says is “the perfect way to cook our carefully sourced produce to keep the meat and fish succulent and full of flavour.” It certainly adds a smoky chargrilled vibrancy.

Burger of choice has to be the beautifully charred Steak Burger (£11 (worth the extra quid for the Montgomery Cheddar topping, chips included). It’s 250g of proper Aberdeen Angus pattie served with lettuce, crunchy pickles, tomato, onion, fat meat dripping fries and an in-house relish. They make their own buns, too, sturdy receptacles for a top burger.

As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, there are daily specials and a great value express lunch menu. Specialitiesalso include a wide selection of fish dishes including cuttlefish, oysters, sea bass, bouillabaisse and lobster.

This venue is listed in our Taste of Brighton Taste Charts: