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English's of Brighton

English's of Brighton, 29 - 31, East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL +44 1273447503

(((() Fish & Seafood
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

We really enjoy our meal at English's. Great food and very good service. Worth a detour.

Susie 20 November 2016
from London

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Owned by the Leigh-Jones family since 1945, English’s of Brighton is the oldest restaurant in the city, found on a site with a rich 150-year history of seafood. Take a seat at the oyster bar and chat away to the head oysterman whilst your oysters are opened in front of you, and Prosecco flows from a tap. Alternatively, choose from 2 floors of dining rooms, or a table out on the heated terrace.

The English’s of Brighton menu reflects its heritage. Seasonal creations excite and inspire, while all the classics you would expect from a seafood restaurant are also on offer. The extensive wine list boasts over 100 wines, each handpicked by Simon Leigh-Jones.

For those not in the mood for seafood, English’s offer an exquisite meat menu, including steak and kidney pudding in the colder months, and plates that aren’t just for vegetarians.

Tucked away in the heart of The Lanes, a few minutes from the seafront and Brighton railway station, English’s of Brighton encompass everything you’re looking for in a seafood restaurant and more.

English's of Brighton

English's of Brighton, 29 - 31, East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL

Contact +44 1273327980
Reservations +44 1273447503

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4.4 (((() (based on 188 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Jo Bridge from London

    Had a fabulous time staff extremely friendly and helped with choice of wine. This is the second time visted and it didn't disappoint. See you next year.

  • ((((* 27 November 2016 by James H from Brighton

    The two courses that we booked for were very good.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Lisa C from London

    Traditional seafood restaurant in a central location housed in a couple of original houses offering formal dining with crisp linen and efficient friendly service. There is a wide a la carte menu and a well thought out set menu st a bargain price (two or three course options). We ate from the set menu for lunch and all choices were delicious especially the mussels in cream and cider. Fat fresh mussels in a delicate sauce which is a starter option. No empty or closed shells here. The plaice was delicious as was the salmon. We pushed the boat out by having dessert and the chocolate and pistachio tart won out all round. We decided on wines by the glass and the Picpoul and Sauvignon Blanc both very reasonably priced and lovely. Englishness is a family favourite for lunch when in Brighton. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by John Barnett from Worthing

    High quality food. Probably best seafood I have experienced in Brighton. Staff very attentive and showed great attention to detail. Entertained important customer from the Netherlands who seemed to really enjoy the meal. Also a good indication was that the restaurant was really busy on a Monday evening. Will recommend to colleagues and friends.

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Jimi Winstone from Brighton

    we booked the table for 8:30, we we're late and phoned ahead to say we were running half an hour late. The man on the phone said this was fine but no later than 9pm as this was their last sitting. We turned up at 9:10 and were turned away. So we went to Riddle and Finn in the lanes and managed to get a table, lucky we thought as was packed, asked the staff for their other restaurant's number to get a table there in the hope that they might not be so busy. Got a table at the Riddle and Finn by the sea on the same night and they cooked me a fabulous chilli crab linguine and my wife had the lobster, magnificent! we hope to get to English's in time in future.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Stephen Free from Prestwood

    Very friendly staff who were attentive and helpful.
    Food was beautifully prepared.
    They went the extra mile as it was our wedding anniversary and we had a table on the flrst floor looking out of the window and onto the scenery infront of us. Champagne on arrival and a decorated dessert plate .......just for us. My wife felt very special.
    Price for a three course meal ...... including drinks and aperatifs.......£100. (what I would expect to pay for a great night out).

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Dr Gregg Eaves from Lewes

    The meal was excellent, the ambiance very pleasing, the service very attentive. We both had the set menu (starter + main) & thought it represented good value.

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Susie from London

    We really enjoy our meal at English's. Great food and very good service. Worth a detour.

  • ((((( 17 November 2016 by Lucy Dawes from London

    Wonderful meal - some of the best shellfish we have ever had in England. We had the chilled crab platter for two - it was enormous but somehow we ate it all! The wine we chose was good too - a nice bottle of Sancerre. The puddings were very tasty - so all in all a god evening

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Alan Stephens from Brighton

    An interesting menu at a reasonable price. The steak was excellent and the sea bass delicious. The desserts were most enjoyable.

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