Fish dishes amazing
I have been going to English's over the years for forty years about. It is better than ever. On Saturday we got, as usual, a ready and warm greeting, our table - generous - was ready, we had drinks, starters, middles - the Dover sole on or off the bone, is tremendous, pudding, coffee, everything is just right. It is a gem, we cannot wait to go again, especially now that grand-daughter Holly is going to the University of Sussex this autumn for at least three years - we can take her to English's regularly to be sure she is eating properly!
Lively location in the town centre. Service impeccable with proper napkins! Set menu very good. Starters & desserts superb but mains could be refined. For example toast with fried sea bass was slightly incongruous. The rump steak was served with garlic butter which was a very cold lump of liquid looking like cream. A handful of rocket was also on the plate. Wine was expensive but very good. The bill for 2 was over £100!
Returning to an old favourite last visited in the 1970's was not a disappointment. The lunch menu was good- tasty, well cooked and, of course, well-presented. Being able to sit outside in good weather was a bonus. The old slight downside was the repeated plea for 'donations' to music further down the street that we were barely aware of!
The first time I had been there for over 10 years. As good as always. Great food and service, good atmosphere and not overpriced!
Excellent meal and great service in a stunning location.
The meal was lovely and the surroundings were very relaxing.
Our waitress was attentive once she realised that my husband liked to keep his wine glass topped up.
It was slightly off putting when the waiting staff are talking in their own language. This shouldn’t be allowed as diners may think they’re talking about something that they don’t want the customers to hear.
We sat outside, and had a 3 course meal from the set menu which was 3 courses for £28. I had the chicken liver parfait to start (best I have ever had) my partner had lobster and prawn croquet, for mains I had the lemon sole and my partner had the monkfish tail and for pudding I had dark chocolate yogurt semifreddo and my partner had the mango frangipan tart. The whole meal was delicious would highly recommend! The waiters were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The only negative was when a man approached the table for contributions to the music - I hadn’t seen him or really heard his music he was playing outside another restaurant so not sure why he approached us.
Excellent meal and service
As good as ever