The Salt Room

British, Fish·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Salt Room

Silver Award

“A real show-off place” overlooking Brighton’s seafront and iconic West Pier ruins, 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 in locally-sourced seafood and meat roasted over coal. ‘Whole fish to share’ is one of the standouts and fans rate the “outstanding” ‘surfboard’ piled with grilled shellfish from the south coast and Scotland.

Elsewhere, the Josper oven delivers some “exquisite steaks” for the red-blooded brigade and even a couple of options for vegetarians. Other notable fish dishes include lemon sole with spiced potted crab butter, cucumber and seaweed roasted potatoes, and Gigha halibut with fennel, samphire and kimchi hollandaise, though really you can’t go far wrong. The weekday set menu offers good value if you’re happy with a choice between two dishes for each course, while the Sunday sharing menu is more of a special treat (though kids under seven do eat free, if that sways it).

Desserts such as peach melba and arctic roll are pleasingly nostalgic, though we suggest you round off with 'a taste of the pier' – a chunk of West Pier driftwood brimming with delights such as doughnuts, fudge, pâte de fruits and chocolate ‘pebbles’.  The bar’s a good shout too with plenty of trendy wines, including fine wines by the glass, though it’s also worth noting the cracking BYO deal on Monday evenings (corkage £5). Slick, friendly service and a lovely terrace for ocean-gazing during the summer months add to the overall buzz of this popular Brighton restaurant.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for The Salt Room

106 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FU

01273 929488


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-16:00
Tue 12:00-16:00
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu 12:00-16:00
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon 18:00-22:00
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu 18:00-22:00
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat 18:00-22:30
Sun 18:00-22:00

Reviews of The Salt Room

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9 Reviews 


13 February 2022  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 1
Atmosphere 4
Value 1.5
Called a "c**t” by staff for not paying full discretionary service charge

The night was good the food was average to good and the service was again very average. The reason for the 1 star is that when the bill arrived, which was well over £300 for 4 of us a discretionary 12.5% service charge was added which was about £40. The squid was chewy, the service wasn't very attentive and things that were offered did not arrived. As a result we paid the entire bill in full but only paid half of the discretionary service charge.
After we had paid the waiter returned to the table and said only half the service charge had been paid. We explain our reasons. On leaving the restaurant the front of house staff on the desk refused to get our coats and made us get them ourselves, were shaking their heads at us in disgust but by far the worst part by a whole 9 yards was the male member of staff on the desk saying "C**ts" under his breath as we walk out. I was absolutely stunned and one of our group challenge the staff member. I wouldnt expect this type of aggressive language in McDonalds let alone after spending £300. Will never return and I'll go out of my way to make sure I share this experience with everyone I know.


08 October 2020  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 2

Easy to book. It was on a Tuesday however. Asked to sample wines. Cheaper ones fine. £40 bottle was told they can't ask they don't have a bottle open. Poor. Beef tartare starter was just tasteless blobs of jelly. For main all five in the party had seafood platter. Lots of over cooked rubber tasting muscles. Very quick to clear table. Had to ask for clean cutlery as they had cleared it away before I had finished meal. When I complained to manager he was more interested in cashing up till. Poor experience wasn't value for money. Won't visit again. Much better places to eat in Brighton 

Lisa D

05 April 2019  
Amazing cocktails, beautiful oysters, wonderful seafood, brilliant atmosphere. Can sit on the terrace overlooking Brighton Beach. In the summer, it is wonderful. Staff and service are fabulous too.

Neil O

27 March 2018  
Amazing brunch.

Justine O

21 March 2018  
Brilliantly cooked, supremely fresh seafood. Friendly and welcoming to all, young and old. Locals good value lunch menu. Private dining room for groups.

Lisa D

21 March 2018  
Lovely food and ambience.

Jo P

10 May 2017  
Great produce used, creative dishes such as Taste of the Pier, excellent cocktails.

Lisa D

04 May 2017  
From the moment we walked in, until the moment we walked out, everything was perfect. The food was outstanding for the price, the staff were attentive, but not pushy, and they allowed us to sit for five hours.

Mary B

04 May 2017  
Excellent food, wine and service.
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