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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

Excellent customer care and fantastic food.

Alexis Pacheco 06 February 2018
from Brighton

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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

4.4 (((() (based on 392 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (222)
  • romantic (159)
  • luxury (113)
  • private dining (99)
  • al fresco (87)
  • business (62)
  • value (54)
  • trendy (25)
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  • afternoon tea (7)
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  • ((((( 22 February 2018 by Sally Bliss from Hassocks

    Food was excellent, service superb. We were running late and had to get to a show. The restaurant went out of their way to accommodate us so we could have a relaxed dining experience despite being short on time.

  • ((((* 21 February 2018 by Sandra Smith from Brighton

    Good service and food, table setting a little cramped for 5 people and too close to other tables

  • ((((* 20 February 2018 by Delia WO from Hong Kong

    This is the 2nd time we have back, food and drink keep the good level. Services are even better! Oysters and seafood platter are highly recommend!

  • ((((( 20 February 2018 by Alison Campbell from Brighton

    We had a delightful meal, with brilliant service, in a quirky, great setting! Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Godfrey Spanner from London

    It's charm remains. Over 40 years of visiting but sadly not the past 10 years. Staff excellent. Food first class but menu seemed more limited. Cost very reasonable.

  • ((((* 19 February 2018 by David Trangmar from Brighton

    Service very good. Quality of food excellent. Was upstairs which isn't as nice as ground floor but it was busy.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Louise Phillips from London

    This was a great find - a lovely little restaurant, great service and delicious food. Well worth the visit when in Brighton! If I was a local I'd be there every weekend!

  • ((((( 17 February 2018 by David Forman from Brighton


  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Stuart Giles from Hastings


    We visited on 11th of Feb, 2018 for my Wife's Birthday meal.

    We'd booked in advance for 6.30pm but were cold and hungry so went about 45 minutes earlier than our booking time, which was no problem, fortunately, as it was quite quiet when we arrived.

    In a nutshell; fabulous welcome drinks (thank you so much!!), a great menu to choose from and wonderful, friendly and helpful staff.

    We ordered the raviolo (without sage; they had run out but told us and we elected to try it anyway) and mussels for starters. The raviolo was tasty and well received but the mussels were something else and honestly, we've never had better! They tasted really fresh and were of a very good size, too. Mains were of sea bass fillet accompanied by fine beans and a smooth-as-you-like creamy mash, surrounded with a tasty buerre blanc that contained a few clams for company. The bass was beautifully cooked and had a lovely char to the skin; just how I like it! We'd had a lot of food that day so elected to skip puddings, but the double espresso I had in lieu of it was lovely and no hint of bitterness, although the crema was slightly on the low side but nonetheless, very enjoyable.

    The service was wonderful: attentive but not overpowering; informative but not pushy. A really nice team and they made us welcome and comfortable.

    We'd definitely go again and certainly will, next time we're in Brighton!

  • ((((( 14 February 2018 by Colin Tate from BRIGHTON


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