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English's of Brighton

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29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
+44 1273 327980
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a special trip to Brighton and looking for a restaurant to eat oysters and fresh seafood. This place was recommended. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. Admittedly the oysters were delicious and service was initially polite. However both my partners and my main courses were overcooked. He had the halibut and I had ordered the... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at the weekend for dinner. Had booked online but then adjusted the booking via email. We were seated upstairs which was fine - interesting to see the photos of all the famous people that have visited the restaurant, dotted up the staircase wall. The food was superb as usual. Absolutely delicious. The staff were very helpful. the eastern European... More 

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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in Brighton for a few days I was hungry for seafood so ended up at English's and it was a great choice.The decor is too old fashioned and art deco for my taste but the restaurant is certainly classy despite being not too spacious. The extensive menu offers any fish you could wish for; we tried their signature smoked... More 

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Thank Giulia G
Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First went into English's in 1986 - with the Editor of the Brighton Argus. It was good then. So I continued to frequent the restaurant until 2001 when I moved away from Brighton. So, having recently returned to the area it was on my list to once again enjoy the experience but in particular the food. I'm delighted to say... More 

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Thank AdamVilliers
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fish, this restaurant is obligatory when in Brighton. However, I was there this evening with my better half (who isn't that keen on fish) so she had the steak, I had the Thermidor and the food was brilliant, really brilliant! But, the atmosphere in the restaurant was awful! No background music makes for a whispering conversation in... More 

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Thank Robwesto1
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love English's. For seafood its a gem in Brighton. Never hesitate to take clients here as the food is excellent, it has a very well balanced wine list, and the service is superb

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Thank KWUK1980
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with oysters then went on to the scallops. Food was extremely good and well prepared. Service was very professional. Apart from being a bit expensive, couldn't fault anything. Would definitely return and highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank JSRD123
London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is excellent. An interesting menu in parts as well as offering the classic dishes you would expect. Wonderful wine list. The service is excellent and special thanks to Jonathan who looked after us above and beyond. Sit at the bar. Not a cheap restaurant but worth the money. I urge you to go there.

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Thank VandR2013
london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit. Once again flawless. Excellent service, delicious food beautifully prepared. Set dinner very good and good value. If you are a big eater, maybe order some sides.

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Thank shadows24
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant many times and enjoy the Victorian decor and wonderful atmosphere. Very good service and the seafood is excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 96
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327980

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?