- Main course: £15
- Food spend: £35
Fab service and delicious food
25 September 2019
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
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Customer reviews for English's of Brighton
((((( 11 October 2019 by Mark from Norwich
We dined here on the second night of our stay in Brighton. It was a dinner booking based purely on having walked past during the day, checking out the menu and liking the look of it; only a cursory glance at the reviews on TripAdvisor! Not always the safest approach but we got lucky.
Fantastic, absolutely fresh seafood, great service and a very pleasant atmosphere. Certainly not the cheapest restaurant around but firmly positioned in the "you get what you pay for" category. Excellent!
((((( 8 October 2019 by Clive from London
((((( 8 October 2019 by Caroline from Brighton
((((* 8 October 2019 by Michael from Brighton
Good service and food
((((( 6 October 2019 by Antony from London
Excellent service. Very good food. Comfortable and pleasant surroundings.
((((( 4 October 2019 by Chris from Hove
Excellent service, excellent food, just a great place to eat at.
((((( 3 October 2019 by Lizzie from Newton Abbot
Wonderful evening - it was my birthday so there was some extra touches! We had the seafood platter which was delicious. Dined outside - truly memorable.
(**** 2 October 2019 by Robin from Hayward’s Heath
Meal was very ordinary
bordering on poor
Service was very stereotyped
Ordinary again , not worth 12.5 % already added to bill .
Starter potted shrimp , nothing special
Main course Mussels , Good
Main course Scallops very poor
Sent back because Luke warm
4 very small scallops , Haggis balls the size of peas , consequently tasteless.
£20 absolute rip off, as was extra bread , two slices £4
v ordinary and not worth cost at all
Should have had fish and chips
((((( 1 October 2019 by Martin from Berkshire
We booked on a recommendation from a friend, We had Wonderfull meal to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, we received a complimentary glass of fizz , food was superb & the service was excellent, would highly recommend this establishment
Martin & Lucy
(((** 1 October 2019 by Fiona from Plaistow
Lovely staff very helpful but I had the king prawns meant to be in slightly spicy sauce. There was no heat at all and prawns had no depth. I also had the fish risotto which could have added samphire or mullet row to bring out the flavour of the fish. It was a bit bland. Sauce under the rice was good. My husband enjoyed his mussels. My mother found the Dover sole a bit over cooked.
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