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The Coal Shed, Brighton

8 Boyce's St, Brighton BN1 1AN, UK
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4 Star Rating
14 November 2017The Coal ShedTags: Brighton, UK, Steakhouse reviewsThe Bill: £43 per head

The Coal Shed restaurant can be found located in the back streets of Brighton, just steps from the city centre. The Coal Shed is a relaxed restaurant, where you will find wooden floors, wooden table tops, brick walls and industrial elements throughout, which all create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy their impeccable cuisine.

When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We decided to begin our evening with a couple of pre-dinner drinks. I opted for the East London Liquor Company gin and tonic, and my partner went for a glass of the Champagne Hébrart. We sipped on our drinks as we perused the menu and made our choices.

To start, I chose the potato and watercress soup, served with a poached egg and croutons. The texture of the soup was delightful, it was well seasoned and full of flavour, with the poached egg adding a decadent edge. My partner chose the coal roasted scallop served with seaweed and lime butter. The sweet, plump and perfectly cooked scallop was simply divine.

For our main courses, I chose the 200g fillet steak with a side of dripping chips with smoked salt, and my partner went for the 300g rib eye with creamed spinach. We also added a side of spring greens with pancetta. The cuts of meat we experience were absolutely delicious. They were extremely flavoursome with a melt-in-the-mouth texture meaning the meat was perfectly rested.

“Brighton has no shortage of great dining options, The Coal Shed is certainly a strong contender that fails to disappoint.”

For our desserts, I chose the warm chocolate mousse served with miso caramel, banana and peanut, which was an interesting dish, adding miso to a dessert is an unusual twist, however it worked extremely well. My partner chose the blood orange trifle, served with custard, olive oil sponge and curd.

Throughout our meal, we enjoyed a full bodied bottle of 2014, Château Cruzeau Saint Emilion Grand Cru, France that accompanied our meal perfectly.

The Coal Shed delivers meat dishes extremely well. The food is beautifully prepared and presented and we cannot fault it. For special occasions you might like to consider their Chef's Library Room, which caters up to 14 people.  The room is also serviced by your own personal waiter.

Brighton has no shortage of great dining options, The Coal Shed is certainly a strong contender that fails to disappoint. We were very well looked after throughout our entire meal and were left wanting for nothing. We will certainly be returning on our next trip to Brighton to sample some more of their fabulous food.

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