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The Melrose Restaurant

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132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been going to Melrose for fish and chips for the last thirteen years, whether with friends, family or just the two of us. Today, on a sunny day in Brighton, we visited again expecting to be served perfectly battered and fried cod and hot from the fryer thick cut potato chips. Instead we were served a pitifully under... More 

Thank PSGreener
Ryde, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best seafood I have eaten for a long time! The food was plentiful and delicious and the service was very efficient and extremely friendly. Plus the keep 5* Metaxa brandy which they serve in warmed glasses.

Thank islandpixie
Basel, Switzerland
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expected so much more. Yes, a good menu, friendly service, even child friendly, so why this somewhat negative review? Well, the fish was slightly under- cooked, the chips were not thick cut (unlike the published photos), and the tomatoe ketchup was some cheap watered down version served anonymously in a Heinz bottle. All trivia I know but the prices... More 

Thank Lord_Travel
Reading, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best fish restaurants in all of Brighton, and can't be flawed in any area. Great food, good service and a great location opposite the i360!

Thank Dr_P_Pigglestein
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely fish restaurant in a contemporary setting. Very clean, tablecloths are in use. This is not a chip shop sit down, far far better. It's next door neighbour is busier. I don't know why. I've ate in both restaurants and the Melrose has far better food in a much more peaceful environment. Service is excellent too.

Thank chillibang
Paphos, Cyprus
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance and just as well, there was a group of us for lunch and we all ordered individual meals and the fish was amazingly tasty and fresh, whether it be cod or a fish platter selection. Staff very efficient, friendly and helpful. The only negative we all agreed on was that the chips were not traditional for "Fish... More 

Thank TinaP278
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish and chips! Good quality food, friendly staff. Waited a while for the bill which we asked for a few times but to be fair I think that simply reflected how busy they were. We booked a table an hour before and glad we did as it was full after ten minutes of us arriving and probably it opening!... More 

Thank Lorenzo558
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were not rushed as we looked through the menu indeed we had a plate of oysters and fizz while we were choosing the rest of our meal. The food was fresh and presented well, staff were very helpful and provided good advice as we needed it. Food was tasty and we would could not fault the service. A very... More 

Thank dav6wis
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had no booking and needed fish on Easter Good Friday. The service was efficient and welcoming, the kids well catered for. My platter was delicious and scallops well cooked. Yum

Thank Samantha B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

its nearly traditional the my family and i go to this restaurant. this year we had been here twice. the fish and the mousaka are really good. we really like this restaurant. you feel very welcome. very nice owners. you only can recommend this. also our kids loved the food and the mussels, most they loved the chocolate cake. thank... More 

Thank Georgkaltschmid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 30
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 326520
Fresh fish, shellfish and seafood restaurant. Scottish Steaks also available. Seafront location. Family run restaurant.(run by the same family for the last 50 years). Outside seating available. Opposite British Airways i360 tower.

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?