English's of Brighton

(772 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 (18)
  • al fresco (197)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (112)
  • child friendly (41)
  • dinner (602)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (35)
  • lunch (444)
  • luxury (222)
  • private dining (183)
  • romantic (333)
  • trendy (49)
  • value (113)
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  • By Andy W from Buckingham
    31 October 2020

    Exceptional food and service !

  • By Tiffany S from Brighton
    28 October 2020

    As always the food was delicious and the service was excellent.

  • By Caroline R from Worthing
    28 October 2020

    The food we had was amazing. The staff were very attentive. It was our first visit. It was my partners birthday and he was given an Ice cream treat with a candle. Will be visiting again.

  • By Jane B from Warwickshire
    26 October 2020

    Beautiful food, reasonably priced and 10/10 for service.

  • By Chanez L from Nottingham
    23 October 2020

    English’s is such a cosy spot. The staff are welcoming from the moment you walk in the door and very attentive. The food was delicious! They made our anniversary very special and I would definitely go back!

  • By Dominique De-Light D from HOVE
    23 October 2020

    Fabulous food - amazing seafood stew, delicious calamari, matched with excellent service - attentive but not over bearing.

  • By Tim C from Northampton
    22 October 2020

    Excellent service and food was great. We always come here when we come to Brighton and it never fails.

  • By D W from London
    19 October 2020

    Disappointing food. They admitted they’d had no fresh fish delivered then argued the seafood was fresh, which it clearly wasn’t! Monday clearly not the best day to go.

  • By Madeleine M from Brighton
    17 October 2020

    We love to visit English's each time we come to Brighton. Professional and traditional.

  • By Michael S from London
    16 October 2020

    We had a superb Lunch seated outdoors My favourite fish restaurant

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