Restaurants serving lobster in Brighton?
If you look carefully, you will find that everyone’s favourite crustacean, the humble lobster is available in a number of Brighton’s restaurants from backstreet venues in The Lanes to more classic seafood venues on Brighton’s seafront. Here is the Restaurants Brighton guide to lobster restaurants and venues serving lobster.
Fronted by Dave Mothersill, The Salt Room’s kitchen is stocked with the finest local seafood, including lobster. Appearing twice on their current al la carte menu, you can choose to go simple with a whole lobster served with garlic & parsley butter and chips or add half a lobster to a steak for a surf and turf extravaganza!
Head Chef, Alan White has made a real name for GB1 in Brighton. Traditional in appearance, the restaurant is dominated by the beautiful curved bar and light streams through the huge windows. Grand it certainly is. All seafood served at GB1 is caught along the south coast and comes in to land along the shores of Hove in the early morning. Lobster features heavily throughout the menu, with a lobster burger (made with lobster, salmon and smoked bacon), a whole Lobster Thermidor or simply a catch of the day with a sauce of your choice. feeling decadent? Team with a glass of bubbles for a truly special meal.
But isn’t The Coal Shed all about steak you ask? Yes indeed this is what they are best known for, but no-one can resist the lure of Surf and Turf it seems, and when you’ve got a Josper oven in the kitchen it would be rude not to have seafood on the menu! Choose from a half or whole lobster with chips (market price) or a half lobster with a steak of your choice.
Riding the seafood wave into town, The Jetty Restaurant is as fresh as the south coast lobster they serve. Located on the bustling King’s Road, the Jetty is part of the award-winning Harbour Hotels group who have locations in Chichester and Bristol to name a few. Lobster is heavily featured on the menu, in dishes such as; Jetty Hot or Cold Fruits de Mer, classic South Coast Lobster served with garlic butter or thermidor sauce and chicken and prawns with a lobster sauce.
- Make a booking on: 01273 323221
- View The Jetty menus
- Lobster information: The Jetty source their lobster from the south coast.
Lewes-based Italian restaurant, Aqua, offer grilled lobster with hand cut chips & your choice of thermadore sauce or garlic butter. Their delicious lobster has been sourced from Brixham. Half a lobster is £19.95 or a whole lobster is £35.95.
In a superb location on Brighton seafront, The Copper Clam is just 150m from the new BAi360 attraction. Describing themselves as a ‘purveyor of fine seafood, gin, wines & spirits’ the team are proud to shout about the fact their shellfish and fish are sourced ethically and locally, ensuring you are dining on sustainable delicious seafood. They source their lobsters alive from Newhaven, where they’re served either cold, grilled with garlic & butter or part of a surf and turf with a steak. You’ll also find the lobster as part of the shellfish platter or roasted in white wine, garlic, saffron & herbs.
- Make a reservation on 01273 323847
- The Copper Clam main feature
- Lobster information: The Copper Clam source their lobsters alive from Newhaven.
Can you think of anything more delicious (and decadent) than lobster benedict? Succulent lobster tail tops an english muffin and is smothered with homemade hollandaise for a brunch that will surely fire you up for the day! Brighton favourite, Browns also serves their steaks with an optional lobster tail turning it into a traditional surf and turf.
Head Chef Mat Hudson (previously 64degrees) and his team serve freshly made food seven days a week. Lobster is on both the lunch and dinner menu, with options to have a half or whole served with confit garlic butter and fries. All fish is supplied daily from Newhaven by the responsible fishing company MCB Seafoods so you can rest easy about the source of meal.
Ask around in Brighton about lobster and you can be sure that the name ‘Riddle & Finns’ will come up. And quite rightly too, seeing as they run two very popular seafood restaurants, one in the lanes and one right on Brighton seafront. Sample lobster dishes include; half lobster salad with mango, green beans & citrus dressing, whole grilled lobster with either herb butter or Thermidor and a half or whole lobster featured on their fruits de mer platters.
Both restaurants offer Sussex blue lobsters and they have recently started a new initiative called ‘Buy one set one free‘ where customers can pay a small amount of £1.75 to release a lobster back to the wild. The restaurant then matches this donation and donates it to supporting The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall. Sustainable seafood at it’s finest!
Like a discerning gentleman, English’s just gets better with age. A Brighton institution, English’s is the oldest seafood restaurant in the city, with the Leigh-Jones family serving up locally caught fare since 1945. Passionate about working with the best suppliers on the south coast, most of the seafood comes from Newhaven and is landed fresh every morning. Their whole and half lobster offerings include Lobster Thermidor, Lobster Bearnaise and a chilled Coronation lobster, all of which come served with garlic chips. If you fancy pushing the boat out (sorry) why not try the Lobster plateau de fruits de mer (minimum two persons). *Image by English’s of Brighton
- Make a booking on: 01273 387980
- View the English’s lobster menu
- Lobster information: With possibly the largest selection of lobster dishes in Brighton you’ll be spoilt for choice!