Born from the love of cooking on fire The Coal Shed is a steak restaurant with relaxed, elegant surroundings in the heart of Brighton. We’ve been named as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly awards, and have also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian, the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards and many others.

Our method at The Coal Shed is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and expertly cooked. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre theatre menu plus Brighton's favourite Sunday Sharing Roasts.

For those special occasions, consider our Chef's Library Room, our private dining room catering for up to 14 people.

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

Our Menus

Cooking over flames, our menu delivers a dining experience that is packed with flavour. Meat and fish of the highest quality are carefully selected and paired with seasonal produce by executive chef, Dave Mothersill. For those with a sweet tooth, our award-winning pastry chef Laura Petersen, has put together an innovative and exciting menu that is a perfect way to end your meal.


From Supper Clubs to wine tastings, our calendar of events is for everyone with a passion for meat and fish.


Every Sunday we have our sharing Sunday roast, served between 12 and 4pm.

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All day, every Monday you can BYO for just £5 corkage.

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