English's of Brighton

(632 Reviews)
English's of Brighton 29 - 31, East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL
Fish & Seafood, British


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.

Customer reviews for English's of Brighton
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  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (143)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (97)
  • child friendly (32)
  • dinner (487)
  • entertainment (27)
  • large parties (29)
  • lunch (361)
  • luxury (181)
  • private dining (158)
  • romantic (265)
  • trendy (40)
  • value (92)
  • views (22)
  • By Lynne S from London
    31 July 2015

    Excellent, attentive service. Beautifully fresh produce, superbly cooked to perfection. Complimentary bubbly on arrival made my daughters birthday meal even more special.

  • By Adelmo C from annemasse
    20 July 2015

    Excellent restaurant, des produits très frais et de bonne qualité. Un endroit incontournable pour tous ceux qui aiment les fruits de mer et le poisson.

  • By Jude H from Brighton
    11 July 2015

    A real family favourite.. Classy, great service, perfect location but most of all the fresh food was utterly delicious as always.

  • By Yvonne S from Royston
    10 July 2015

    Food was excellent, you wouldnt be disappointed eating here. Staff very polite and helpful.

  • By Lynne H from Brighton
    1 July 2015

    Excellent service and delicious food

  • By Mike S from Romsey
    12 July 2014

    Great meal again, service excellent!

  • By Trudy B from Brighton
    12 July 2014

    Terrible service. Had to ask for our order tone taken, wasn't helpfully when we ask questions about the dishes and spent some considerable time with no drinks as the waiter forgot.

  • By Stacy K from Brighton
    7 June 2014

    Fantastic food, great service Pricey, but worth it!

  • By Eva K from Brighton och Hove
    7 September 2013

    varit där tre gånger på kort tid och intrycket växlar från jättebra till ok. Personalen var två av gångerna fantastisk men tredje gången 10/9 mycket medioker.Även maten var sämre 10/9-

  • By Maurice H from Ledbury
    16 August 2013

    Very friendly, tables close so has to be, nothing wrong with that,nice to meet nice internationals

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