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.
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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)
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22 October 2020
Excellent service and food was great. We always come here when we come to Brighton and it never fails.
17 October 2020
We love to visit English's each time we come to Brighton. Professional and traditional.
16 October 2020
We had a superb Lunch seated outdoors My favourite fish restaurant
15 October 2020
Fabulous restaurant situated in 'The Lanes' Last visited 5 years ago, wonderful both times
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.
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.
13 October 2020
Again,superb food,great service.Felt very safe too
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.
8 October 2020
Amazing food, lovely service and great location.
6 October 2020
Excellent food and service