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English's of Brighton

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

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

A lovely experience as always. My go to upscale seafood place in Brighton.

GGibson 01 June 2018
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
Reservations +44 1273447503

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Customer reviews for English's of Brighton

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  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Christopher from Brighton and Hove

    Excellent service and food. Asparagus soup and thr carrot jam wiyh the trout were particularly impressive

  • ((((* 8 June 2018 by Michael from Dorking

    My wife and I greatly enjoyed English's. Our Portugese waiter is an excellent chap ..... very efficient and humorous. We sat outside in excellent weather and enjoyed the overall ambience of the little square with other restaurants around (also enjoyed the buskers). Our shared starter platter was really very good and my wife's crab main course was fine. I chose my favourite fish ... Dover sole meuniere .... The fish itself was excellent but not cooked in the traditional method which would simply entail dusting with seasoned flour, frying in oil/butter and serving with butter and a little chopped parsley with squeeze of lemon. ( I have cooked this many times) but I was disappointed to find my fish over-seasoned with pepper and supplied with a dish of tasteless "meuniere sauce". I have never heard of this sauce and can find no reference to it in my many seafood cookery books. So .... top marks for an enjoyable lunch but suggest you revert to the traditional method of cooking and presenting Dover sole meuniere.

  • ((((* 3 June 2018 by Esta from Brighton

    Very good food and service

  • ((((( 1 June 2018 by GGibson from London

    A lovely experience as always. My go to upscale seafood place in Brighton.

  • ((((( 24 May 2018 by Roger from Stoke

    Excellent food and service

  • (((** 7 May 2018 by Peter from Brighton

    Disappointing - Not enough trained staff on one of the busiest days of the year.

  • ((((* 7 May 2018 by Colin from BRIGHTON

    A very nice dinning experience as seems to the norm at this fine Brighton establisement. I must say the mushy peas were a little disappointing!

  • ((((* 7 May 2018 by Maria from Lake District

    Lovely evening so we sat outside - delicious crab starter but the platter took over an hour after we’d had our starter to arrive & was feeling both cold and past being hungry when it came- but it was delicious and I’d definitely return again.

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Terry from Brighton

    Absolutely fabulous. Quintessentially British. The staff are always warm & professional. Sparkling wine served perfectly cold. Oysters for starters then fillet of sea bass was delicious. It’s such a wonderful treat going there. I love it.

  • ((((( 30 April 2018 by Jake from Guildford

    Fantastic restaurant Food and service where exceptional would love to come back

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