Review on The Salt Room
Razak Helalat, the restaurateur behind The Coal Shed Restaurant with locations in Brighton and South East London, has another venue under his belt in the shape of The Salt Room. It's set between The Hilton and The Grand Hotels with uninterrupted views over the English Channel and the historic West Pier, and just steps away from the iconic i360 tower. It boasts a large terrace which is a magnet during the summer months, while the interiors are flooded with lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Inside it has a contemporary, industrial décor with a mix of whitewashed, exposed brickwork and wood-slatted walls.
The kitchen under Head Chef Lawrence McCarthy are dedicated to the finest local produce and sustainable fish from the day boats, making excellent use of the Josper grill. Among the starters look for South Coast Fish Soup consisting of mackerel, squid ink, rouille and croutons before moving on to Chalk Stream Trout, artichokes, oyster, horseradish and hispi. For those with a preference to meat order the Tamworth pork belly, fillet, cheek, apple and cabbage. Bringing down the curtain is their signature dessert for two called Taste of the Pier with orange meringue '99', pebbles, raspberry and yuzu mallow, blackcurrant caramels, strawberry and white chocolate bark, hibiscus curd doughnuts and candy floss.
The wine list is a comprehensive slate including organic wines and Sparkling English wines, together with colourful signature cocktails.
Modern British / Seafood
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm (2.30 - 4.00pm Afternoon Tea)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express