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English's of Brighton

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

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

One of our favourite restaurants, we don't visit as often as we would like but we live in surrey so bit of a distance. We celebrated my birthday yesterday there and the staff, food was excellent, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Marion Bird 18 March 2017
from Surrey

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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 248 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Jud Hoff from London

    The restaurant is located in the quaint Lanes of Brighton it has a lovely ambience and there is no distracting music. The menu is mainly fish, and we thought the food was very good (and we're all quite discerning eaters!) The service could have been brisker, especially when we first arrived - it was some time before we could order even the drinks, and we were there over an hour before the starters arrived.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Mike Frow from Tenterden

    Excellent overall experience. Great food, lovely informal yet attentive service and pre-requested botteof bubbly on the table when we arrived

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by David Jewell from Hove BN3

    All very happy. The service and food was excellent and we thought your new menu was great. We enjoy white linen and the fact that there is no irritating background music to contend with.

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Marion Bird from Surrey

    One of our favourite restaurants, we don't visit as often as we would like but we live in surrey so bit of a distance. We celebrated my birthday yesterday there and the staff, food was excellent, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by John Ribchester from Whitstable

    A great meal, good Picpoul and lovely waitresses !

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Laura Bird from Cambridge

    We were an hour early for our booking but the restaurant staff accommodated us straight away and found us a table. The menu selection was varied and exciting. We shared a beautiful starter platter and particularly enjoyed the cods cheek, something we had never tried before. For the main course I enjoyed a beautiful sea bass which I couldn't fault. My partner chose the monkfish which was also wonderfully presented but lacked a sauce to really complete the dish. The dessert was my personal highlight as we went for the selection platter. It was absolutely delicious and good value for money. We will definitely be coming back!

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by charles Holcombe from Roedean

    We have been eating here, in this original old terraced property for some 20 odd years.
    Fortunately Brighton has an abundance of interesting restaurants and here at English's it's as good a choice as any, with excellent service from the moment one enters. Wine and food is good and the outside terrace in summer gives opportunity to see what people are wearing.
    Inside, in winter, we always choose the front window, which provides opportunity to again see
    if people generally pass muster. Generally they do.
    We have never failed to enjoy our time at English's restaurant.

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Robin Hugill from Reigate and Banstead District

    I was pleasantly surprised I've booked the table for my 35th wedding anniversary and was very pleased to receive A free glasses of champagne food as usual was excellent service fantastic we've visited many times and will continue to visit many thanks for a lovely day

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by David Winning from Sunbury-on-Thames

    Fabulous food ,service ,wine and ambience.

  • ((((( 3 March 2017 by Terence Ribbens from London

    Excellent experience at English's of Brighton. Top quality ingredients very well prepared and served. The mussels were probably the best I've tasted for a very long time.

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