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Burnt Orange Brighton

Burnt Orange is the newest restaurant and bar from the acclaimed Salt Room and Coal Shed family offering a “grown-up, late night hang-out for Brighton residents”.

Burnt Orange Brighton – New

Burnt Orange Brighton opened in June 2021 in the Old Coach House in the historic Lanes. The restaurant and bar is the newest addition of Brighton venues from celebrated local restaurateur Razak Helalat. Razak has already given Brighton two of its most loved restaurants, The Coal Shed and The Salt Room.
Burnt Orange pitches itself as “a new grownup hangout for Brighton”.

enterance to burnt orange

The look

You enter Burnt Orange Brighton through the courtyard, which is a beautiful spot for alfresco dining and drinks. Jasmine grows over the walls and original cobblestones pave the floor. The area is sheltered from winds but open to sunlight.

A view through the flagstone courtyard at Burnt Orange

Inside the restaurant features original cobblestone walls with polished tables and deep comfy seats. The ambience is immediately inviting, relaxed and sophisticated. The open bar and kitchen provide for an element of theatre and anticipation. 

Dining at Burnt Orange

The food at Burnt Orange Brighton is a mixture of small plates made with local and seasonal ingredients, cooked in the classic Coal Shed and Salt Room style which is over flames. Quality ingredients are elevated through exotic and creative flavouring. The presentation is such that you will be eagerly eyeing your neighbour’s plates should they come out before yours. 

Burnt Orange also offers a strong selection of gluten-free vegetarian and vegan options, while other dishes on the menu can be adjusted as everything is freshly prepared. Speaking to your server about your dietary requirements will really open up the menu in this instance. 

Miso Aubergine Crispy Onions, Sour Cream and Pomegranate. Smoky, vegan

Looking for a stylish brunch?

Burnt Orange delivers a stylish brunch every Sunday between 10-4pm. Brunch is the most social of meal times and these delicious and creative dishes will certainly give you plenty to talk about. It’s brunch but with the Burnt Orange twist so expect a fusion of world flavours and pimped classics like, dressed winter berries with rose labneh, candy walnuts and honey to start then perhaps tomato and red pepper shakshuka with poached eggs labneh and zhug. You can see the current Burnt Orange brunch menu here.

A bowl of brightly covered berries with bright pink rose labnef

Add a cocktail or two, again with exciting and creative twists that aren’t afraid of challenging your expectations. The Bloody Pleaser is a twist on the Bloody Caesar, a Canadian variation of the classic Bloody Mary made with clamato juice, smoke and spice. Weekly changing iced teas add a pleasing fruity option if you’re having a dry one. Live DJs take to the decks from midday, making Sundays just enough of a party for you to enjoy without regretting it Monday morning.

four plates of brunch shot from above with cocktails on a wooden table

Something to drink?

As with the food menu, the drinks are all about a level of sophistication coupled with relaxed enjoyment. Cocktails are a must to start with (especially if you get a seat in the courtyard on a summer day). The wine list is carefully curated to reflect a broad range of tastes and budgets.

Majorelle Julep cocktail

Private hire

For those looking to host an intimate soiree or an impressive business meeting, Burnt Orange has a private dining room available for hire. Seating up to 10 guests you will receive dedicated care in preparing your menu and ensuring your gathering leaves an enviable lasting impression.

private hire room

Lasting impressions

Comfort fuses with quality in Burnt Orange making it a place you really will want to return to (if you manage to leave). In a world where so much is rushed, Burnt Orange Brighton seems to be actively encouraging you to eat slower, sip a little more wine, chat a little longer and watch an afternoon turn into an evening, or an evening into the night. 

table next to big window laid out with small plates and drinks

Follow Burnt Orange on Instagram for more sneak peeks at the menu, venue and drinks


  1. DK

    Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. We sat at the bar and loved watching the chefs and bartenders – they were intent but relaxed and seemed to be having a ball. Like us! Thanks for a gorgeous evening 🍊🧡

  2. AK

    Delicious food, tasty cocktails, lovely atmosphere – we’ll be back soon! The miso aubergine was a particular highlight. Hope to see a vegetarian / vegan set menu option available soon as think this would go down a treat in Brighton.

  3. Mr & Mrs Dillon

    I have to say this is our favourite restaurant, absolutely delicious food and my my the cocktails are sublime!! My husband and I can’t get enough the staff are so friendly FANTASTIC atmosphere and so welcoming especially Charlene, so thank you very much Charlene we can’t wait to come back very very soon!!

  4. Linda

    We sat outside by the heater. Would suggest some additional soft lighting as we only had a candle on the table. Kept putting the wall heater on to get more light. Otherwise a truly fab experience. Staff very attentive and caring. We were initially seated inside next to a very noisy table, and the team more than understanding moving us quickly to another area.

  5. Cat M

    Sat in the terrace which is beautiful and had cocktails and some shared small plates. Beautiful colourful food, well prepared and presented, service was also excellent, attentive and friendly – this might be my new favourite spot for an indulgent late lunch!

  6. Judith Balestrini

    Loved the food, the atmosphere and the cocktails!!! Customer service was also superb!

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