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English's of Brighton

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

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  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
  • English's of Brighton - Brighton
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35

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.

Linda 15 April 2019
from Haywards Heath

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 511 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (395)
  • lunch (297)
  • romantic (213)
  • luxury (149)
  • private dining (133)
  • al fresco (120)
  • business (80)
  • value (73)
  • trendy (34)
  • child friendly (25)
  • large parties (25)
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  • views (15)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 18 December 2018 by Mark from Tynemouth

    It had been a while since dining at English’s - probably 6 years. So glad we came back - the staff are delightful and the monkfish to share was perfect - excellent!

  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Geoff from Brighton

    As always, a lovely place to have lunch. Good food, wine and friendly, professional service in a traditional Brighton setting. Recommended.

  • ((((( 14 December 2018 by Helen from London

    Wonderful top quality seafood restaurant. The food is all freshly cooked and not only is it tasty and well presented, but there are also some unusual choices on the menu along with traditional favourites. There are also meat and vegetarian choices on the menu for those who aren't so keen on fish. This restaurant is iconic and with superb customer service to accompany superb food and drink, it's a perfect choice. It isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for and the fixed price menus are excellent value.

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Graham from BRIGHTON

    The four of us had a great time. Food was very good. Recommended wine was nice. Waiter was friendly and fairly efficient.

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by George from Haywards Heath

    Amazing eating experience and excellent service

  • ((((* 19 November 2018 by Tim from brighton

    We had a fantastic evening everyone very attentive. The mussels starter was a little bland and under seasoned but the halibut and dover sole main courses were excellent. We have been before and will certainly visit again.

  • ((((* 18 November 2018 by William from Frant,Tunbridge Wells

    Good atmosphere, we could hear each other speak, sometimes tricky in large places. Interesting decor, clean and good food well prepared and served.
    Staff vy attentive and friendly. Also good value which is key to me

  • (((** 12 November 2018 by Suzanne from West sussex

    We all had an amazing meal, food was e trembly good and we weren’t rushed for another sitting which happens at a lot of restaurants these days. Will definately recommend to friends and will go again very soon

  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Ingrid from Brighton

    lovely food and excellent service

  • ((((( 10 November 2018 by Susan from Hove

    We were recommended English's by a friend. It was mid-week so was not particularly busy. We were given a lovely private table by the window and were pleased that there was no background music playing as you get in so many places. Background music coupled with wooden floors make restaurants very noisy. It was lovely to be able to have a conversation and hear each other speak. The food was excellent, good choices and very tasty. Good selection of wines to choose from too. The service was also excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, but not overly so. It all made for a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely be back.

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