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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


Mark Fisher 10 January 2017
from Brighton

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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 217 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (177)
  • lunch (127)
  • romantic (94)
  • luxury (69)
  • private dining (60)
  • al fresco (53)
  • business (34)
  • value (30)
  • entertainment (13)
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  • child friendly (8)
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  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Tim Bowling from Brighton

    Superb restaurant, the best in Brighton. Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Claire Smart from Warwick

    Excellent, old fashioned, seafood restaurant in the heart of Brighton (on the edge of The Lanes). Good service. Highly recommend the oysters and lobster (with garlic chips). And love that you can order good wines by the carafe. Could only be improved if they dimmed the lights, it was too bright.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by John Barrell from Herefordshire

    I don't think you should 'require' fields in questionnaires like this. It was excellent. Enough said.

  • ((((* 12 January 2017 by Kim Edmonds from Brighton

    Staff very friendly and informative. Food was excellent . My husband loved the oysters and scallops and I loved the lobster thermadore. Haven't been here for a year but standards are just as good.

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Mark Fisher from Brighton


  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Annette Sherrington from Brighton

    The whole English's experience made this a truly good night. We were greeted in a friendly manner and our coats taken for us. There was a nice lively atmosphere in the restaurant and our seats were very comfortable. The waitress was attentive and caring. Although the dish some of the party had wanted to order was not being served that night, the alternative was probably superior and exceeded all expectations. The fish was cooked to our specific request and all dishes were delicious. I would like to make a particular mention to our Greek waitress who helped make our night so special.

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by David Crawford from Bedford

    Great food. Oyster bar if that's your thing. Good location

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by Richard Betremieux from Ruckinge

    Never "plateau fruits de mer"no taste,water cooking, the taste of water!!!
    I could recommend your restaurant for fishes....

  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Julie Bealey from Brighton

    Lovely meal, great service and surroundings though had hoped to be able to choose starter and main as opposed just being offered main and pudding - otherwise enjoyed everything

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Carolyn Brown from Melbourne

    unfortunately this dining experience was disappointing and we will not be back - there was one staff member who was kind and inviting however her shift must have ended and the remaining staff were aloof and mechanic in their interactions - lacking any guenuine approach. The food was mediocre and the menu stuck in the seventies - no signs of any creativity or development. This average and expensive experience was topped off with my husband spending the night vomiting - we ate exactly the same food except for this meal - so extremely upset to put it mildly!

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