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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 558 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (431)
  • lunch (321)
  • romantic (230)
  • luxury (160)
  • private dining (141)
  • al fresco (134)
  • business (85)
  • value (81)
  • trendy (36)
  • child friendly (26)
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  • views (19)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 30 July 2019 by Claire from Brighton

    We had the hot fish platter and it was absolutely amazing!! Every bit was delicious.. also the best makers pate starter I’ve ever had..

  • ((((( 30 July 2019 by Howard from Brighton


  • ((((( 28 July 2019 by Eileen from Southampton

    Welcoming friendly atmosphere. Wine choice amazing. Superb quality fish and desert choices amazing.

  • ((((( 19 July 2019 by Luke from Poynings, West Sussex

    Englishs is a must visit destination for visitors to Brighton. The food (especially fish and seafood) is exceptional and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. A brilliant experience and proves why it has been there since 1945!!! I will go again, and again...!

  • ((((( 17 July 2019 by Dr. from Brighton

    Excellent room, elegant and welcoming, with comfy seats and a bright fresh décor. Wonderful service, with a welcome from the M.D. on our arrival, and a charmingly efficient, unobtrusive waitress. Food fresh, crisp and beautifully presented, with a day menu that was remarkable value for money The entire experience was quite faultless.

  • ((((( 17 July 2019 by Peter from Bromley, Kent

    Wonderful food, superbly served in glorious summer surroundings.

  • (((** 9 July 2019 by Jerry from Gloucester

    Average .. staff very professional, friendly and welcoming. Decor a little jaded and in want of a bit of care and attention. Food tasty but a bit fussy and over priced for what we got.

  • ((((( 7 July 2019 by Adrian from London

    Picked this restaurant based on it's extensive seafood menu whilst on holiday in Brighton. It was an excellent choice. We had a roasted fruits de mere to share which is something you don't often see on menu's and it was great. A combination of white fish (whole Sea Bass and Plaice), and shell fish (Oysters, Jumbo Prawns, Clams Scallops) etc, all cooked the way they should be - moist and flavoursome. The staff were very knowledgeable about both the food menu and wine list which was good to see. This is not a cheap restaurant, but we thought it was worth it based on the quality of what we had and would recommend it to anyone who likes their seafood.

  • ((((( 7 July 2019 by Wanda from brighton

    Wonderful, old-fashioned, discreet service.

  • (((** 3 July 2019 by Carolyn from London

    The menu was impressive which is what attracted us to English's. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Sadly, while the food was generally okay, it did not really match up to our expectations bearing in mind the a la carte prices charged. There were only two scallops in one of the starters. The Dover Sole was almost tough. The Lemon Sole fillets were very small and I am still not convinced that Lemon Sole goes well with a mushroom sauce! On checking the retail price of the wine, it appears that the mark up was nearly 200 per cent, ie from about £10 to £32.

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