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The Copper Clam, Brighton, East Sussex
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The Copper Clam

4.3
4.3
1067 reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
The Copper Clam is a seafood, shellfish & steak restaurant located on Brighton beach in the famous historic Arches. Enjoy your meal with stunning sea views from the upstairs dining room and sheltered patio if alfresco is your choice. We specialise in fine fresh seafood served in a relaxed environment, with an extensive selection of beers, wines & spirits.
We have a private dining area and cater for large groups and parties.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01273 323847

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Fresh locally sourced ingredients, finest seafood & shellfish, 35 day local Sussex steaks, buffet receptions on request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties catered for: wedding receptions, Corporate meetings, birthdays etc

What 1,067 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Romantic

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Romantic

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

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  1. R

    Reginald20

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty delicious food 1st and 2nd visit, friendly staff - and even met the owner. Would it be possible to add to your menu a chowder or bouillabaisse in future? Thank you. Your Lobster Thermidor was delicious as are scallops and steaks - the crab fries also very good! Will come back soon!
  2. KO

    KevinO

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and very good food Very good location overlooking the beach Good value for money and good friendly service would definitely come back
  3. CA

    ClaireA

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely setting and great food. A little bit chilly but it was early and not very busy.
  4. B

    Bellaw

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly mine and my partners favourite restaurant as we love sea food! The food is absolutely amazing the service from K is fanatics. Also can not forget the Chefs who cook the seafood platter with the amazing flavours and the quality of the food 🦞🦀🦪 we travel to Brighton so we can eat at The Copper Clam! Honestly wish we lived closer as we would be going daily!
  5. K

    Kardar

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant situated in an excellent location on the sea front. Service was excellent throughout and the owner gave us two glasses of champagne on the house which was a lovely touch. We had the oysters Kilpatrick and the half lobster Thermidor which was very nice. Would most definitely return the next time we are in Brighton . Throughly recommend.
  6. SR

    SteveR

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    If you like fish then this plaice is a must. Fresh, varied menu and good, friendly service. Try it and you won't be disappointed.
  7. M

    yasminM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner is lovely and staff service is remarkable. Despite having a reservation on a day when there was a set menu with options I would not have chosen, I throughly enjoyed 4/5 dishes and would definitely return.
  8. TH

    TinaH

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault it. Arrived really early but it wasn’t a problem shown to our table, the food was absolutely divine to die for, definitely going back soon
  9. t

    tifq

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Lovely location (though weather was super windy on approaching) had their superb scallops / risotto Then Cataplina and some lovely brill for mains Very tasty and well presented
  10. C

    Christine

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very tasty and the service was really good :)
  11. IJ

    IanJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great last minute booking had a great lobster platter
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Over priced, especially the alchol
  13. DC

    DamianC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful meal. Wonderful staff. Fine cocktails. A lovely evening all round. I’d definitely go again.
  14. BJ

    BaselJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice food, nice table and presentation… view is nice
  15. CA

    CASUALEATER

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks. The staff were polite and very efficient I would recommend a visit for a special occasion or just a terrific meal out.
  16. JB

    JulietteB

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful. Gorgeous oysters and simply the best Ribeye steak I have ever had. Wonderful evening. Thank you
  17. EW

    EllaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. We were there for a mid afternoon Sunday meal. Outstanding. Loved it.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good selection of wine - nice setting, we loved it and will be back
  19. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!! Food ambiance everything! Lobster Thermidor 👍
  20. RC

    RogerC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    First time there, food was very good but the waiting staff who were very polite and friendly were just not very efficient or professional!
  21. KI

    KIME

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As a seafood restaurant I thought I would try oysters for the first time, choosing to have them cooked. I therefore chose oysters in tempura, which tasted only of the batter and so quite disappointed. The lemon sole however, was excellent with a nice salad and new potatoes. My husband opted for the steak which he said was also excellent. I would recommend the house red a smooth lovely wine.
  22. RD

    RD24

    Hampshire

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and the food was just as delicious as before. Gorgeous seafood, delicious steaks - keep on doing what you’re doing! Fabulous!
  23. AV

    AnjaV

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great seafood (we had the lobster platter) & attentive staff. Happily come again, and very happy to recommend. Spectacular sea views are an added bonus!
  24. PH

    PaulaH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fabulous - our server really made an effort to chat and she was very smiley. The food was outstanding.
  25. F

    Foodie

    Dallas

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best oysters I’ve had in a long time
  26. a

    andrewb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    awesome food - we had the sharing platter which was superb.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely evening, fun and attentive staff made the experience positive. Food was excellent and the window table was romantic. Thanks
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice fresh seafood and good service.
  29. JM

    JM86

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely place and great service. We were only disappointed at the lack of fish choices. Lots of shellfish though.
  30. GW

    GraemeW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ‘Fine dining in a casual environment’. The food was amazing, presentation great. Really friendly staff. Very good value for fresh tasting seafood! Extensive wine list. Would definitely go again.
  31. LL

    LauraL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food ...fresh well coked and well presented...big portions for the sharing platters ...we couldn't finish all ...but was so nice
  32. AC

    AbbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Inventive menu and cooked to perfection. The king scallops with whisky froth were heavenly and the lobster was a good size and also delicious. Lovely views and great service. Becoming one of my favourite restaurants in Brighton.
  33. HD

    HeidiD

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Lovely atmosphere and fantastic service
  34. TW

    TashaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food, great staff friendly helpful food arrived quickly
  35. DT

    DebbieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, fantastic fresh tasty food, knowledgeable friendly staff. The perfect treat night for couples or group. This place has got it right!
  36. O

    Octanniv

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Thai was our third time at the Copper Clam. We had the seafood platter. It was delicious. Service was pretty slow. The food was on the table before all the right plates, tools, water bowls arrived. We had to ask for our bread which we thought would come before the platter and when the seaweed butter was missing and we asked for it, it seemed an inconvenience. The table was very slow to be cleared away. The restaurant was full and the staff were very busy but it is the little things that make a difference. Our service charge was £25 which was extortionate given that we had a seafood platter and ice cream and had to ask for missing things. However, we will be back as the food is so good and the owner Kay is lovely and spent time talking to us. It could just be a bit slicker even when it is busy as the things we identified as an issue are easily resolved.
  37. K

    janeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really love this restaurant. Always great staff. So appreciated the manager moving us to a bigger table when we arrived, it made the whole experience more relaxing & comfortable- with amazing views of the sea.
  38. U

    2ofUs

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood. Highly recommend and very reasonable prices.
  39. JB

    JasonBurrill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, staff and Kay were friendly and attentive. Def go back again. One of the better independent fish restaurants in the town Jason Burrill
  40. AM

    AlisonM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch, very reasonably priced with good quality food. I throughly recommend as a great beach front restaurant.

FAQs

The Copper Clam offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 323847.

The Copper Clam is rated 4.3 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Copper Clam

143-144 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    01273 323847

  • Catering

    Fresh locally sourced ingredients, finest seafood & shellfish, 35 day local Sussex steaks, buffet receptions on request

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties catered for: wedding receptions, Corporate meetings, birthdays etc

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