Brighton's renowned Coal Shed restaurant is poised to move to a larger venue within the city in the upcoming spring.
The steak and seafood restaurant, established in 2011 by Raz Helalat, is set to reopen in a more spacious 142-cover venue on Brighton's North Street. Simultaneously, a new concept under the management of Helalat's Black Rock Restaurants Group is in the works to assume control of the original location.
The newly situated Coal Shed will inhabit a former orangery building characterised by its lofty glass ceilings and will offer three private dining spaces accommodating up to 60 guests. The restaurant will boast an open-fire kitchen, a dedicated aging room for meats, and a welcoming bar area with banquet seating at the entrance.
The menus will continue to emphasise flame-cooked cuisine, presenting a refreshed à la carte menu in addition to the well-loved signature steaks and daily-changing sharing specials.
'We've always envisioned moving the Coal Shed into a bigger location and now, as we edge closer to our thirteenth year at Boyce's Street, it feels like the right time,' said Helalat.
'The move is all about offering customers the full dining experience that I have always dreamed of.
'Needless to say we'll continue serving our favourite dishes with the same warm hospitality to customers right up until the move in spring, but are really excited about this new era for Coal Shed.'
The Black Rock Restaurant Group encompasses various establishments, including the Coal Shed in London's One Tower Bridge development, as well as the Salt Room, Burnt Orange, and Tutto in Brighton.