- Main course: £15
- Food spend: £35
Excellent service and recommendations - made our anniversary really special.
02 June 2019
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
((*** 14 February 2019 by James from Brighton
So, the service was great and every member of staff was friendly but the atmosphere and quality of the food wasn’t great I am afraid. We were placed upstairs in a room on our own. The food we felt was also quite heavy where certain ingredients overpowered other flavours on the dish. Given the price that we paid, overall we weren’t delighted by our experience.
((((( 8 February 2019 by Dennis from Brighton
Excellent food, excellent service, overall would recommend it if you are in Brighton one of the best restaurants.
((((( 8 February 2019 by Clive from London
((((( 24 January 2019 by Angela from Hove
Service attentive throughout our dining experience experience. Employees knowledgeable in their suggestions of wine selection and food choices. One should not miss trying the fish pie. If a fish pie can be artfully presented this is it. The fish pie arrived topped with a large tiger prawn surrounded by mussels and clams in their shells, underneath creamy mashed potatoes and buttered peas and a beautiful selection of fish in a creamy sauce. Also recommended is the rum baba with chestnuts and Chantilly. A truly memorable dining experience.
((((* 24 January 2019 by Louise from Cambridge
First time there as a toursit. Really good meal and service. A very enjoyable evening. Slightly cold in the restaurant but it was 0 degrees outside.
((((( 23 January 2019 by Peter from Brighton
Once again English’s never fails to deliver. Friends joined us and we had a wonderful meal. The “French Salon” is a beautiful dining area and the quality of all the seafood was exemplary. All staff are helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. This is not a stuffy restaurant, as so many are with this pedigree. Relaxed and amiable. Love you English’s.
((((( 22 January 2019 by Michael from Hove
Excellent evening- food and service exceptional
((((* 17 January 2019 by Ruth from Brighton
very good pate and lobster, lovely table in the window, nice atmosphere and charming service. One glaring exception. Why can't a waiter move water from bottle to glass without splash-sploshing it in such a careless manner? Utter nonsense. A terrible start to lunch.
((((( 7 January 2019 by Sally from Brighton
The staff are excellent and the food delicious. It was a shame there were two young children dining at a nearby table.
((((( 2 January 2019 by Paul from Newport Pagnell
Excellent service and food quality!
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