English's of Brighton

(635 Reviews)
English's of Brighton 29 - 31, East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL
Fish & Seafood, British


Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for English's of Brighton
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  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (143)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (97)
  • child friendly (32)
  • dinner (489)
  • entertainment (27)
  • large parties (29)
  • lunch (361)
  • luxury (181)
  • private dining (158)
  • romantic (266)
  • trendy (40)
  • value (93)
  • views (22)
  • By Vince M from Sandwich Kent
    22 February 2020

    Excellent as ever. We make a point of eating in Englishs whenever we visit Brighton because we love the food and ambience. It's a real treat that we first discovered 12 years ago and never fails to feel special.

  • By Nev K from Bromley
    20 February 2020

    Absolutely delicious!

  • By Lottie K from brighton
    15 February 2020

    This was such a lovely experience for us. Very friendly staff right from the off, accommodated my online request to be seated in a corner due to my hard of hearing mum. The restaurant was nicely laid out and had a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent, & service throughout was fantastic. We will certainly be back!

  • By Sue M from Brighton
    14 February 2020

    Loved it. Great service, fabulous food, fantastic restaurant. Moules were amazing and enjoyed soaking up the sauce with bread - yummy.

  • By Jen C from Brighton
    14 February 2020

    Have been going to English’s since the 90’s and am never disappointed. Delicious food, amazing fresh fish and great, friendly service too. I’m coeliac and they have a good selection of gluten free items. Beautiful venue too.

  • By James F from Brighton
    13 February 2020

    A haven of civilisation.Good food and wine in a great location and no noisy children running around.Staff friendly and efficient.

  • By Annie G from Brighton
    12 February 2020

    Wonderful food and service here. Would definitely return.

  • By Nicholas T from Dorking
    2 February 2020

    Good varied menu. Warm welcome from the staff. Very helpful. Food was well prepared and cooked. Delicious. Great desserts as well.

  • By David C from Brighton
    31 January 2020

    Visited last week for Lobster Friday. Everything was perfect, food, wine and service. Wonderful eating experience.

  • By John B from Shoreham
    31 January 2020

    Good service, good food, nice evening out.

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