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English's of Brighton

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

(((() Fish & Seafood
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
  • English's of Brighton - East Sussex
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

Excellent service and recommendations - made our anniversary really special.

Marina 02 June 2019
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

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Customer reviews for English's of Brighton

4.4 (((() (based on 535 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (412)
  • lunch (311)
  • romantic (222)
  • luxury (155)
  • private dining (137)
  • al fresco (127)
  • business (83)
  • value (76)
  • trendy (34)
  • large parties (26)
  • child friendly (25)
  • entertainment (24)
  • views (17)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • breakfast (4)
  • (((** 13 May 2019 by Emma from Hampshire

    Overall an ok dinner. Unfortunately shell in my husband's crab starter wasn't a great start. Mains we're good, and pudding very good. our pat cakes we're missing with our cheese, buy we're brought to us when this omission was pointed out. Sad really as we were hoping for a great experience and it didn't quite live up to that. The cost of the starter was taken off the bill without asking, but a restaurant that prides itself on seafood should be able to produce a dressed crab with very minimal / zero shell.

  • ((((* 13 May 2019 by Gary from Brighton

    Excellent food, very attentive staff, a very enjoyable night.

  • ((((( 5 May 2019 by Michael from London

    superb food

  • ((((( 1 May 2019 by Keith from WINCHESTER

    We love dining at English's. We use it for special celebrations as we live two hours away and cannot come as often as we would like. We have been coming for years and love the fact that the decor and ambience is just as we remember it but the comfort and facilities are first class. The menu offers a good choice of fish dishes which are always fresh and cooked without masking the delicate flavour of the fish by overindulgence in spicy ingredients. The staff are very welcoming and attentive. Full marks to the chef, his team and all the waiting staff.

  • ((((( 25 April 2019 by Mark from whitstable

    hadn't been to English's for about 4 yrs as relocated,
    however it was absolutely fantastic food not just the food but the whole dining experience nothing was to much trouble will be returning very very soon

  • (((** 24 April 2019 by L from London

    Good food but bad service

  • (((** 19 April 2019 by Christine from Brighton

    I took my friend for a birthday meal and we had the set menu, which had plenty of choice. We had a great evening and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the main course - the fish pie was delicious! Overall we both thought it was good value for money and will return.

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  • ((((( 15 April 2019 by Linda from Haywards Heath

    The food was delicious, everyone said they would come back. The tuna cigar was the favourite starter. The bill was reasonable considering the amount of wine drunk and the number in the party.

  • ((((( 9 April 2019 by Sam from hove

    Warm friendly service. Fabulous food. A great deal for lunchtime set menu. Thoroughly recommend.

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