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Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton

If I were to give the Salt Room a colour I think it would be amber, actually, I'd probably give it two colours, black and amber are the colours I'd associate with the Salt Room. 

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

The night W and I arrived to preview the Salt Room October Best menu low-lying fog had shrouded the outside world in gloomy grey.  We reached the Metropole and above us glowed the name of the restaurant.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

Inside we were greeted by the most cheery welcome and taken to a table that on a more clear day would have provided a great sea view. Above us a line of light shades lit the space in warm amber, while beyond the window, the verandah area was framed by its striking black structure.

It was time to focus on the menu, a confit of cod with mussels, Sussex cider, Jerusalem artichoke puree, pressed bacon, truffle potato and shellfish veloute. A dish to perfectly showcase what the Salt Room is all about. Opened in 2015, the Salt Room became the companion restaurant to the already established restaurant, the Coal Shed, with one, put simply, specializing in meat, the other, fish.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

The business has proved so popular that they are now venturing into a third restaurant, this time up in London with their chef from the Salt Room moving up to their new venture at One Tower Bridge, which will be another Coal Shed.

Meanwhile back in Brighton we were about to savour the delights cooked by the new chef freshly imported from another highly acclaimed Brighton restaurant, Silo.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

Anticipation was growing as our glasses of white wine, a Muscadet de Sevre were poured and glasses of water arrived with slices of lemon. A complimentary platter of breads was brought to the table with two spreads, a caper mayo (I absolutely loved this even though I don't love capers) and a milky green chive butter sprinkled with black salt.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

James, The chef joined us to personally deliver our October Best fish dishes, two large white plates that framed two perfectly presented mains. The cod had been supplied by a Seaford fisherman and the mussels although from Scotland, will soon also be supplied locally. 

If I'm honest the cod tasted like no cod I have ever tasted before. Whether it was the combination of factors from the ambient lighting and hearty welcome; or simply down to the way it was cooked, I've never tasted cod so delicate and so meltingly good. The mussels were artfully dotted about the plate and looked like soft apricot-coloured pillows that popped in the mouth. I'd been expecting a dish of black and blue shells, but I much preferred this genteel version. The dish was a delicate balance of vegetable and fish flavours, delicious and filling.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

Draining our glasses the dessert came in two shallow white sharing bowls. One contained two chocolate truffles and the other two matcha macarons. The chocolate truffles, called pebbles, had the dense chocolate flavour that you'd expect from a chocolate truffle and the macaron in contrast was soft and squidgy and super sweet.

October Best Menu, Foodie Friday - The Salt Room, Brighton, photo by modernbricabrac

Our meal over we left feeling delighted. The fish dish from this October Best menu is quite rightly the standout component, but I'd also highly recommend trying a side of breads with caper mayo and chive butter if you get the chance.

There's only two weeks to enjoy this super £20 deal so check days and times available and book in advance to avoid disappointment. To find out more about October Best go to Brightonsbestrestaurants.com

With thanks to the Salt Room for looking after us so well, my views my own.

The Salt Room, 106 King's Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FU

Happy Dining

Sarah xx


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Sarah Agnew
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