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English's of Brighton

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

(((() Fish & Seafood
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  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
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Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

Excellent food and service, though the mussels on the other side of the channel are better. We were grateful that the table was kept for us although we made a mistake and were late.

Jenny Gibbon 09 August 2017
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
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4.4 (((() (based on 332 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (256)
  • lunch (188)
  • romantic (132)
  • luxury (99)
  • private dining (82)
  • al fresco (80)
  • business (49)
  • value (48)
  • trendy (20)
  • large parties (19)
  • entertainment (16)
  • child friendly (15)
  • views (11)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • ((((( 17 August 2017 by Jenny from DORKING

    A favourite meeting point for lunch with friends

  • ((((( 16 August 2017 by Susan Blackburn from Sheffield

    A lovely quaint English restaurant with exceptional service

  • (**** 16 August 2017 by Sarah Matson from Southwick

    I did not like the oysters. I kept getting bits of shell in with my oyster as I ate, this tells me they were not sufficiently brushed. The Queen scallops were dry and the sauce was unpleasant and my french fries were burnt on the ends. My daughters lobster thermidor was, I felt inedible. All I could taste was mustard. I feel that the huge bill I was presented with did not represent the quality of the food. I thought it extremely unsatisfactory to have had a 20% service charge added especially as our waitress seemed utterly fed up and had no enthusiasm in conveying the merits of your menu. She also did not manage to smile once.

  • ((((( 16 August 2017 by Helen Miller from Sunbury

    Best mussels I have ever eaten. Mackerel pate with complimentary bread a lovely touch. Lobster was delicious. Service was excellent. Only criticism is £8.45 for 3 scoops of ordinary ice cream (in only 4 flavours to choose from) is a bit much.

  • (((** 14 August 2017 by Sim Hughes from London

    Expensive

  • ((((( 14 August 2017 by Reg Easy from Crowborough

    We really enjoyed our visit. The food and service was excellent.
    We will be back.
    Reg

  • ((*** 11 August 2017 by Stefan Clermont from Brighton

    Unfortunately we (3 people) were placed at a table for obviously 2. Our starters (grilled sardines) were not of good quality and the price-quality-relation of the menu in general was not adequate at all. Although the service was really good, we would definitely not come back and also would not recommend the restaurant to others.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Richard Eno from Southampton

    Food was stunning. The jerk sardines was my favourite dish, especially the lemon honeycomb.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Jenny Gibbon from London

    Excellent food and service, though the mussels on the other side of the channel are better. We were grateful that the table was kept for us although we made a mistake and were late.

  • ((((( 8 August 2017 by Alistair Taylor from Hove

    Was a marvellous quiet elegant escape on a town bursting at the seams with revellers for Gay Pride

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