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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

Lovely restaurant with great food and friendly staff.

Richard Knightley 14 February 2017
from Wivenhoe

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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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Customer reviews for English's of Brighton

4.4 (((() (based on 231 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (188)
  • lunch (135)
  • romantic (100)
  • luxury (70)
  • private dining (65)
  • al fresco (54)
  • business (35)
  • value (33)
  • large parties (14)
  • entertainment (13)
  • trendy (13)
  • child friendly (8)
  • views (7)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Mark Snape from Brighton

    Great food as always. Service was slow though @nd veg side dishes with main came too late to be able eat it!

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Susan Kempshall from Brighton

    Dining experience is always excellent from food, ambience and exceptional service. One concern we spoke to our waitress about was that a man was vaping by a table near us
    We were upset by this, unfortunately she said she hadn't noticed and said that vaping was not allowed..I have rated our experience as a 4 this time. Just felt the situation should have been handled differently.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Patricia Braun from London

    Excellent fish and a lovely place to meet and eat, also quiet with no piped music. Always a pleasure to eat here

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by David Burrows from Haslemere

    Superb food and friendly service.

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Richard Knightley from Wivenhoe

    Lovely restaurant with great food and friendly staff.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Brian Davies from READING

    Good ambience service and food

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Ross Dunworth from Salisbury


  • ((((( 8 February 2017 by Olivia Bassett from Brighton

    Delicious food and wonderful service, highly recommend the crab (although it takes a strong grip to break through the shell), and the New Zealand Sauvignon is delicious!

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Chrissie from London

    Four of us enjoyed The Epicururean Menu, which at £39.00 a head was good value. We love the ambiance of English's, it's old fashioned traditional English Edwardian style and decor and never want it to change! A great place for well cooked and presented fish and seafood, good wine and with the right company a lovely place for a special Sunday lunch.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Stephen Walford from Burgess Hill

    Excellent service in a friendly atmosphere. Superb menu and cooked to perfection.

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