The Coal Shed


Our Final Summer in Boyce's Street

Coal Shed Boyce's Street

“Thirteen years ago, I opened The Coal Shed in Boyces Street Brighton. After searching for several months, I found the former pub, The Full Moon. Despite its dark interiors and the A-Z map on the ceiling, I took on the task to transform the site into the restaurant I had been planning and dreaming of for several years.

Our ethos from the beginning was to use the best produce, simply cooked over fire, to showcase the quality of the ingredients without any frills. This meant using dry-aged beef, which was rare and expensive at the time. Despite the financial crash and recession, and against all advice, I decided to proceed and follow my heart.

I spent a lot of time researching every detail, from the exact breed of cow we would use for the meat and how long it would be dry-aged, to the type of oven I wanted in the kitchen. In fact, The Coal Shed was one of only a handful of restaurants in the UK to have a Josper oven at that time.

I am incredibly thankful for how The Coal Shed was received. We soon built up a group of regulars and firm supporters who became well-known to the staff and made the restaurant what it has become 13 years on.

It is due to this, that I wanted to thank you personally for all your support and wanted to let you know about some exciting plans that we have in the lead up to our new opening and closing the doors to The Coal Shed on Boyces Street.

Read here about all the goings on and please keep your eyes on your inbox for upcoming news in the following weeks.

I hope you can visit again for our last Summer in Boyce’s Street.”

Many thanks,

Raz Helalat

Owner & Founder

Masters of fire

A contemporary restaurant interior with pendant lighting, wood panel detailing and tables set for service
It’s at the heart of what we do: source great seasonal local produce and cook it over flame

The Coal Shed is a steak restaurant in the heart of Brighton. The Coal Shed celebrates coal roasted rare breed heritage meat and South Coast seafood, inspired by Founder Raz Helalat’s Persian roots.

The menu is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, and expertly cooked over coal. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily sharing specials, a great value express lunch menu, and Brighton’s favourite Sunday Sharing Roast.

Occupying two floors, The Coal Shed Brighton is a neighbourhood grill with an intimate private dining room.

8 Boyce's Street, Brighton, BN1 1AN

Opening Times
  • Mon-Sat12 - 11pm
  • Sunday12 - 9pm

Please note: The Coal Shed now accepts card payments only.

Coal Shed Short Rib

Our menus

Celebrating the art of cooking over coal, our menus deliver a dining experience that is packed with flavour.

The menu celebrates seasonal, sustainable meat and seafood, including a range of 28-day Irish steaks that are expertly cooked on hot coals. The daily changing specials board features rare breed cuts from specialist farms. For seafood fans, there is a selection of fresh fish and crustaceans from the South Coast. Every Sunday, the restaurant puts on a full sharing roast, complete with all the trimmings.

Our Drinks

We take the quality of drinks seriously. Right from the start our expansive wine list was curated with our menus in mind in order to craft the perfect pairing of food and drink.

Whether you order our expertly mixed cocktails, soft drinks wine or beer, you’ll end up with a well-considered and delicious drink in hand.

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Entertain the possibilities

Memorable gifts, experiences, and distinctive event spaces, perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re planning a family gathering or an intimate dinner meeting – add some seafront style to the occasion with our signature seafood dishes, prime cuts, award-winning wine lists and warm hospitality.

What’s going on?

The Latest News & Events

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