English's of Brighton

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

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for English's of Brighton
(based on 765 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (18)
  • al fresco (196)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (111)
  • child friendly (39)
  • dinner (596)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (35)
  • lunch (442)
  • luxury (221)
  • private dining (182)
  • romantic (327)
  • trendy (49)
  • value (111)
  • views (30)
  • By Tim C from Northampton
    22 October 2020

    Excellent service and food was great. We always come here when we come to Brighton and it never fails.

  • By Madeleine M from Brighton
    17 October 2020

    We love to visit English's each time we come to Brighton. Professional and traditional.

  • By Michael S from London
    16 October 2020

    We had a superb Lunch seated outdoors My favourite fish restaurant

  • By Lynda S from Oxford
    15 October 2020

    Fabulous restaurant situated in 'The Lanes' Last visited 5 years ago, wonderful both times

  • By Jacques F from Croydon
    15 October 2020

    English's is an unspoilt gem of a restaurant, unchanged through the years, with a splendid fish menu, a decent winelist and reasonable prices, all you need for a leisurely self indulgent lunch with friends. I recommend the Neapolitan waiter, the Polish waitress lovely too, depends what you prefer. All in all a charming experience.

  • By Kevin G from Brighton
    14 October 2020

    It was outstanding. We ate from the £25 set menu and the portions were more generous than I can ever recall. The quality of the food was excellent. Thank you.

  • By ian jeremy W from HAYWARDS HEATH
    13 October 2020

    Again,superb food,great service.Felt very safe too

  • By Molly T from Brighton
    9 October 2020

    Wonderful food excellent service and a great friendly and personal atmosphere. Felt completely safe during these times. Every precaution taken. The staff are so wonderful and couldn’t fault anything.

  • By Jon Charles S from Brighton
    8 October 2020

    Amazing food, lovely service and great location.

  • By Trevor B from Hove
    6 October 2020

    Excellent food and service

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