SquareMeal Review of
The Salt Room
“From the moment we walked in, until the moment we walked out, everything was perfect”, noted a fan who was also mightily impressed by the staff at this sibling of the meat-tastic The Coal Shed – ‘they allowed us to sit for five hours”, he added. The Salt Room’s sleek black seafront facade conceals exposed brick and bare lightbulbs, while seafood is the main culinary theme. “Fabulous whole fish to share” is a standout, while the Josper grill also delivers a luxurious lobster/steak surf ‘n’ turf. Alternatively, try soft, buttery Sussex cod and braised octopus with shellfish bouillon or hake with pickled mushrooms, fennel and tarragon, before rounding off with 'a taste of the pier' – a chunk of West Pier driftwood covered in nostalgic delights such as doughnuts, candyfloss, nougat and rich chocolate truffles made to look like pebbles. Don’t miss the bar, where “great cocktail bartenders” dispense first-class takes on classics. Slick, friendly service and a cracking BYO deal on Monday evenings (corkage £5) top off an experience that shifts Brighton’s restaurant scene up a gear.