The Salt Room, Brighton – Sumptuous Sea Food Dining By The Sea
July 31, 2017
Heading to Brighton for the weekend? The Salt Room on the sea front is guaranteed to satisfy your seafood cravings in stylish surroundings this summer.
With a huge outdoor terrace, the weather was more suited to an indoor table and I’m really pleased we did venture inside, because the restaurant is so beautiful, it would’ve been a great shame not to have enjoyed it!
Modern and inviting, The Salt Room is a mixture of teal furnishings against quality wood and shiny copper in a light airy setting. Exposed brick walls,, shiny drop lighting and floor to ceiling glass allows in an abundance of natural light.
Ask the servers absolutely anything about fish and they’re guaranteed to know the answer, down to the taste description of every oyster on the menu (we did ask!)
To accompany our deliciously crisp bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, we decided on the Jersey oysters (£2.75 each) to start – sweet, small and with a deliciously minerally flavour, these slid down beautifully with a dash of shallot vinegar and a pinch of lemon.
Having seen some rather impressive Salt Cod Fritters (£5) roll up to the table opposite, we ordered the same. These crispy balls of deliciousness gave way to the creamiest, whipped, smoked cod’s roe imaginable – a delightful combination of textures. We also gave in to the tempting Burrata (£8) on the menu which had an unusual twist to the usual accompanying tomato with a mixture of fennel, salami, dill, olive tapenade and green olives. Another superb choice!
As I’m not that much of a fish eater normally, I went on the waitress’s recommendation. She suggested I try the Sea Bream (£19) which had been cooked on the barbecue for that wonderfully smokey flavour. It came to the table whole, but was filleted and de-boned for me in the daintiest of fashions! With a crispy garlic coated skin which has seeped right through into the fish, I’ve got to say this is one of the best cooked and tastiest fish dishes I’ve ever eaten. Miso, fennel and radish added some extra oomph, while the buttery green beans with toasted almonds on the side were a most delicious addition.
And so to dessert, too full to order one each, we decided to share the Strawberry Eaton ‘No’ Mess (£9) – when it arrived we both wished we’d ordered one each. This is what all desserts should look like! Perfectly pastel pink, a mouthwatering combination of creme fraiche, strawberry sorbet and meringue with a casual sprinkling of Szechuzn pepper and basil. One pound from every purchase of this dessert is also donated to The Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice in West Sussex which I thought was a wonderful touch.
After such a wonderful and filling lunch, it was lucky we had the whole of Brighton seafront to stroll down so we could work it all off! The location of the restaurant really is brilliant and for seafood, the Salt Room really is one of the best.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield