English's of Brighton

(674 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
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  • afternoon tea (15)
  • al fresco (159)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (101)
  • child friendly (35)
  • dinner (524)
  • entertainment (27)
  • large parties (30)
  • lunch (388)
  • luxury (195)
  • private dining (166)
  • romantic (284)
  • trendy (44)
  • value (99)
  • views (24)
  • By Susan W from Brighton
    1 August 2020

    Excellent as ever fabulous al fresco dining

  • By Georgina P from London
    1 August 2020

    Fabulous! Second visit and loved it even more.

  • By Amanda E from Leicestershire
    31 July 2020

    Lovely food.

  • By Brett N from Uckfield
    30 July 2020

    The food was excellent as was the service

  • By Gunther B from Brighton
    29 July 2020

    Extensive menu to choose from. The fish and chips were the best I have had anywhere. Excellent and polite service.

  • By Angela B from Brighton
    27 July 2020

    Great attentive and friendly staff fantastic food

  • By Richard G from Brighton
    25 July 2020

    English's is simply a Brighton insutution and delivers the best seafood in town. The emnu is always chnaging but they still keep the popular classics. We went there this Sturday on our first outing out since february and the lockdown, it is glad to have them back, the measures they have put in made us feel really safe the servie is impecable as usual. If you like fish you will love it here.

  • By Eve Leaver L from Crawley
    24 July 2020

    We visited last year was so enjoyable we booked again was also as enjoyable, lovely food wonderful service

  • By Laura A from Kent
    23 July 2020

    We had such a lovely meal here. It was our first time staying in Brighton and we wanted to eat at a seafood restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food and the staff were excellent.

  • By John H from Richmond
    22 July 2020

    Not much to say about English restaurant other than it was as good as ever. A very enjoyable experience.

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