When you live in the city and you visit the seaside, you absolutely have to indulge in good seafood, otherwise it’s a wasted trip in my books! When I mentioned my trip to Brighton, the name that kept cropping up was The Salt Room, so I made a reservation and counted down the days. Even better for us, we were staying in the Hilton which happened to be right next door. I’m wearing my favourite new playsuit that i’m obsessed with – more pictures here! So grab a cup of tea (or a glass of vino, I won’t judge) and share the indulgence…
I went classic with fruits of the sea… otherwise known as a mountain of seafood, and Jamie was straight in for rib eye steak, medium-rare. The Salt room is definitely up there with the best plaice for seafood. The langoustine and mussels where delicious, in fact, I might just mullet over for a while…Okay I’ll scale back the fish puns now! The lobster was perfectly cooked and the steak was deliciously tender. The chips where crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, exactly how they should be. All in all, a pretty dreamy dinner date. We made it to the point where the oysters where kinda staring at us. Well as much as things without eyes can stare. Despite having parents that made me try pretty much everything growing up (mostly without telling me) I someone managed to avoid them until now. But when they’re right there in front of you, you have to give them ago. Bottoms up aye?
Ready for dessert? This was the thing that really got me excited about visiting The Salt Room. The Taste of the Pier dessert looked like something straight out of Great British Menu and it’s even presented on a slab of reclaimed wood from the burnt-out West Pier. Made up of seven different elements, there’s a whole host of flavours to fall in love with. Made from crushed rhubarb and custard sweets, the candy floss was a complete throwback to being a kid. The donuts where scrumptious; crisp and doughy at the same time. The miniature 99’s might be my favourite part. The caramel ice cream in salted cones combination was just heavenly! The chocolate pebble was filled with creamy ganache and the nougat was super soft and chewy. Throw in the incredibly light and fluffy coconut marshmallows and the crisp honey comb enveloped in gooey chocolatey loveliness.
Throw in a cocktail or a whiskey to finish and your golden. The decor at The Salt Room was effortlessly chic, with lots of dark wood and burnt gold accents. Our visit was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend (you can read more about my weekend in Brighton here) and I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you’re planning a visit, you can book right here! The service was impeccable and with seafood that fresh, you need to give it a whirl. I’m not even squidding!
Are you a fan of seafood? Ever visited Brighton? Looking for more places to eat or drink? Drop me a comment below!
A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!