The Coal Shed, Brighton 1

8 Boyces Street , Brighton, BN1 1AN

1 reviews

47 Steak East Sussex

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SquareMeal Review of The Coal Shed, Brighton

Drawing inspiration from the new wave of London steakhouses, The Coal Shed takes its protein seriously with 35-day aged Longhorn beef given star billing on the meaty menu. Slabs of locally sourced fillet, rib-eye and rump sizzle on the kitchen's Josper grill, while the blackboard bristles with larger sharing cuts of porterhouse and prime rib, sold by weight. Grilled bone marrow and braised oxtail maintain the fleshy theme, but there's also plenty to keep surf fans happy – from Irish rock oysters to hake with chermoula. Finish with tongue-scorching mini-doughnuts dunked in molten chocolate. The hard-edged, macho interior (stripped floorboards and industrial pendant lamps) feels right for the food, although it can result in a deafening din at peak times. Sensible prices and a drinker-friendly, international wine list with plenty by the glass or carafe are additional plus points.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Aquarium Station 597m

Brighton Station 977m


Address: 8 Boyces Street , Brighton BN1 1AN

Opening times

Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4pm for lunch and 6pm – 10pm for dinner (10.30pm on Friday & Saturday)

Nearby Landmarks

Royal Pavilion, Brighton 511m

Palace Pier 716m


Telephone: 01273 322998


Cuisine: Steak

Private Dining: 14


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Noel c. 01 May 2012

Six of us went for my daughter's 20th birthday on a Sunday lunchtime. The restaurant is situated in an unsightly part of Brighton not far from the Lanes. The restaurant itself is functional, and was very quiet during our visit. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The menu is slightly confusing, in that you order the more expensive steaks/joints by their weight, and they are priced that way, £6 or so per 100g. We had a selection of starters including the bone marrow, which was delicious, scallops with pancetta and razor clams. The main course dishes were all very good, included half a lobster, calves liver, burgers with a variety of toppings and a rump steak with bone marrow jus. The side dishes at £2 each (including triple cooked chips) were excellent, just the right amount. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely go back, but at £35 per head (including wine and beer) it will have to be a fairly special occasion.

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The Chef’s Library room is located above the main restaurant and seats up to 14 people. Kitted out to look like a vintage library, the space can host everything from business lunches to birthday celebrations, and there is no hire fee. Exclusive hire of the restaurant is also available for up to 44 guests.

The Chef’s Library
Capacity: 14

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