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The English Restaurant

#2,173 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was looking for a restaurant for lunch near to Liverpool Street and i am pleased I found The English Restaurant. It is just across from Spitalfield Market and is like an old wine bar, with open seating and booths. The food is traditional comfort food. I had onion soup followed by fish pie, which were both very tasty. My... More 

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely surroundings, friendly welcome and great beer choice for Belgian and continental ales. Lots of polished wood and interesting nooks and crannies. Look out for the booths made from old church seating and atmospheric dining areas, including upstairs. Lovely.

Thank ManInBlack64
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very warm welcome from the staff . Coffee is excellent. Only had breakfast, but this was very nice. Will be returning

Thank MrMmrsM
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here during a birthday day out in London, on a whim. I had never heard of the place but we decided to eat here as we were both starving. The customer service was incredible. Kevin and Tomas were so personable and friendly. They went the extra mile to make our visit very memorable. When the food arrived, we... More 

Thank Marianne S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this unpretentious restaurant, light and spacious, yet at the same time with an intimate feel. I could happily spend a day here eating, the menu is fascinating and well executed. I had mutton and it was succulent and delicious. The whole party was happy with their choice and no fault could be found with the food. The wine list... More 

Thank DuncanD
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bread (and butter) pudding is worth every pound and all the calories. The custard poured over the pudding is so delicious. Everyone should try this English treat. Trust me, it's worth it!

Thank CookieJavier
London, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday morning for Breakfast and was really disappointed with the food. I had eggs benedict and the hollandaise sauce was really vinegar-y and just made the dish taste horrible, such a shame as the ham was proper ham and the eggs were poached perfectly. My boyfriend had the full English and it was also really disappointing, the hash... More 

Thank Harriet K
Hastings, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly barman in this quaint old pub. Great place to people's watch. Tried several sips of beer before choosing which was helpful

1 Thank ozzie504
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful Dickensian interior which suceeeds in being authentic and old but never stuffy, an excellent and interesting English menu and great service all go towards making this one of my top 5 London restaurants.

2 Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Despite the efforts of developers and Boris Johnson Spitalfields still maintains some character and is a draw for both tourists and people like me who love London. This restaurant manages to combine an old established feel but is also relaxed in a much more contemporary way. It has tables and also booths where you can have a meal and hear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 38
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 4110
English restaurant housed in seventeenth century building with authentic all-wood interior. Traditional recipes and cooking always and only from fresh ingredients with a chef's brigade of six.Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lively bar and live jazz music on Wednesday and Friday evenings.Hosting events and parties for up to eighty people and private dining in fully-panelled room for up to sixteen.Full drinks license, fine wines and draught beers at the bar.

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