SquareMeal Review of
The Salt Room
“A real show-off place” overlooking Brighton’s Seafront, this sibling of the meat-tastic Coal Shed is a star in its own right. Located behind a sleek black facade, The Salt Room mixes exposed brick and bare lightbulbs with a menu that majors on grilled seafood and meat. ‘Whole fish to share’ is one of the standouts and fans rate the “outstanding” ‘surf boards’ piled with grilled shellfish – although the Josper oven also delivers some “exquisite steaks” for the red-blooded brigade. Alternatively, try sea trout with oyster, spring onion, potato and wild garlic, a fish pie enriched with seaweed hollandaise or tandoori monkfish accompanied by cauliflower, coconut and ginger yoghurt, before rounding off with 'a taste of the pier' – a chunk of West Pier driftwood covered in nostalgic delights such as doughnuts, candyfloss, nougat, banana mallow and chocolate ‘pebbles’. The bar’s a good shout too with its clever cocktails and trendy wines, while slick, friendly service and a cracking BYO deal on Monday evenings (corkage £5) add to the overall buzz.
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