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English's of Brighton, BN1 1HL Brighton
Average price £45


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Good value for money
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  • Matt P.1 review

    25 November 2023


    A great range of options to choose from, absolutely delicious food and wine. Service very good however the ambience was somewhat lacking, we were seated upstairs in a quiet room with no music. Downstairs ambience was much better. For an upmarket restaurant a bit of music, although not too loud, would have made it feel a bit more special. However, the food was excellent, which was the main thing and we would go again.

  • Amanda B.2 reviews

    3 November 2023


    Wonderful find! Food and drinks were all delicious, well presented too. Lovely staff, very welcoming and attentive. Traditional restaurant, which we really enjoyed, relaxed ambience. Restaurant was full. Would have got 10 but the bill was initially overpriced so had to be re-done. But immediately resolved. Would visit again. Recommend.

  • Edward O.1 review

    31 October 2023


    Fantastic meal and excellent service. We came here for our wedding meal during Covid and this time was for our 3rd wedding anniversary. Both times the staff were absolutely brilliant, as well as the food. We love the old-school vibe as well.

  • Paul T.1 review

    29 October 2023


    Superb Sea food, lovely friendly service.

  • Marcus W.1 review

    28 October 2023


    A wonderful evening - amazing service and food the perfect location on a rainy Saturday night. Thank you and see you soon

  • Gwendoline B.1 review

    27 October 2023


    Très bon restaurant et excellent service

  • Elaine K.1 review

    21 October 2023


    Brilliant Restaurant - love it every time - this occasion was special celebrating what would have been my mother's 87 birthday - but she passed in May so we had Champagne and Lobster to celebrate her life - just fabulous - great location and wonderful staff and food. Thank you xx Elaine, Chas and Amanda xx

  • Mitch J1 review

    15 October 2023


    Delicious food, gorgeously presented and friendly staff. I would only suggest adding light music for background ambience. Thanks for a lovely meal!!!

  • Michael W.3 reviews

    7 October 2023


    80th birthday for a friend. Lovely meal great service.

  • Victoria P.3 reviews

    6 October 2023


    Always a brilliant atmosphere. The service is fantastic and very detailed.


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  • Luke L.2 reviews

    29 September 2023


    English’s is consistently one of the best restaurants I visit, if not the best. The seafood is wonderfully fresh and beautifully cooked, and the staff always warm, well informed, and welcoming. A great experience whether for a special occasion or informal lunch. They have something for everyone. Highly recommended.

  • Glenys C.6 reviews

    21 September 2023


    Have been to this restaurant on many occasions. Unfortunately todays experience did not come up to previous high standards. My husband had the potted crab starter and described the water melon that was served with this as disgusting. We had a shared hot platter which was nice but not worth the £78 price tag. The Eton mess was ok but nothing special for its cost. Altogether a disappointing lunch with a bottle of wine brought the cost to nearly £200 Noisy and sadly we will not be returning as we feel that standards have fallen. As previously said we have visited many times and didn’t receive a warm welcome Corporate and mechanical

  • Katie F.2 reviews

    9 September 2023


    The new menu was an utter delight along with the staff. The MD has a wonderful manner and didn’t have a single complaint. Considering how much we had we were shocked at how reasonably priced it was.

  • Emma H.1 review

    8 September 2023


    Little gem! Had a very lovely meal here - we went looking for somewhere that would serve excellent fish and we didn’t leave disappointed. Staff were attentive but discreet. Oysters were fabulous

  • Liz R.1 review

    7 September 2023


    A fabulous restaurant with delicious food, great ambience and attentive staff! I can't wait to go again!

  • Deborah S.1 review

    27 August 2023


    Fabulous lunch we all had the hot platter to share with excellent Rose wine . The whole experience was even better because of the exemplary service from Laura our waitress . I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Sharn S.1 review

    22 August 2023


    Never disappoints. Lovely food, fabulous, traditional atmosphere, lovely staff. Very relaxing.

  • Michelle S.3 reviews

    19 August 2023


    The service is always spot on. The food wonderful & fresh We never leave disappointed

  • Bruce B.1 review

    19 August 2023


    English’s was recommended to me and I am very grateful for the tip. Once you’ve found it, you’ll never lose it again but the exact location is a little tricky to find (it’s slightly tucked away). We were having different parts of the menu so went quite big on wine. Then thought we’d have oysters to go with the wine. After a glass or two, deep into the meal, we realised there’d been no oysters. We didn’t need them but I never found out why. Lovely food, quiet but attentive service, great setting. I might even wear a jacket next time; it’s that sort of place. If they’ll have us back. I don’t think there’s anywhere quite like it in Brighton. Make sure you book!

  • Emily C.1 review

    17 August 2023


    I have always loved this restaurant but this was the first time dining here with our children. They were as impressed as we always have been. Fabulous service and perfect food. Beautiful.

  • Shirley C.2 reviews

    15 August 2023


    This restaurant has always been excellent in every way over the 21 years I have lived in Brighton and whenever I have eaten there. Our visitors love going there for the Brighton experience.

  • Stanley Z.1 review

    12 August 2023


    Very quaint restaurant. Located in a very old building. That was likely a house at one time. They have a very nice selection of oysters, raw and cooked which were good. We were disappointed in the pot of muscles, however. They had absolutely no flavor whatsoever as far as seasoning, it was as if they were just boiled in water with some parsley. They were quite fresh and tender but no flavor. Service was very good and the ambience was nice, but there was no music and it was definitely quiet which is not good when you were trying to have a conversation and people are sitting right next to you

  • Michael K.1 review

    10 August 2023


    The restaurant food was good but our server was inattentive. Seafood choices were essential to the menu, as expected, though the focus seemed on shellfish.

  • Richard H.3 reviews

    8 August 2023


    We really enjoyed ourselves. Restaurant is cosy with charm. Service impeccable. Our fish was the freshest of the fresh, perfectly cooked and presented. We went for the summer set (throwback!?), menu…classical and do well done. A mainstay of Brighton- now we know why! We went for the set

  • felicity M.1 review

    5 August 2023


    Fantastic restaurant nestled in the heart of Brighton, a real gem. The service is sublime, and so attentive that it allows you to focus on talking and delighting in the perfectly cooked and delightfully pared food. Thank you so much for making our evening so special. Josh turned to me as we left and said it was the best restaurant he had ever been to!

  • Michael M.4 reviews

    5 August 2023


    Brilliant as usual. Best in Brighton.

  • Stephen m.2 reviews

    21 July 2023


    Always lovely ambiance and great food.

  • Carly C.1 review

    8 July 2023


    The staff were friendly, but food was disappointing! We ordered the shared platter which we believed was £39. But it was actually £78 for two. This should say £78 for two instead of £39pp. Just a bit misleading. The waiter should have made that very clear when we ordered, as when I questioned the bill at the end, they even said then that a lot of people often get confused by It. So either change the menu or make it clear to your customers when they order. As there was far too Much batter for two people to eat. Just ruined our meal entirely! We could have ordered so many other fresh seafood for the price we paid!

  • Anita D.1 review

    30 June 2023


    Had the most lovely evening. I used to come here with my Grandparents for a special occasion, and I booked for my nieces 25th Bday. Was as I remembered extra special food

  • Caroline R.1 review

    28 June 2023


    We have had a 3 day break in Brighton and googled Fish restaurants. The reviews pointed us to English’s . These reviews were spot on. Very traditional tasty menu . Very professional service and fantastic tasting food. Wish we had found you on the first night so we could have eaten there all 3 nights. Will definitely be back.

  • Michael M.4 reviews

    23 June 2023


    Eaten at Englishs many times. Always excellent with a great ambiance. By far the best restaurant in Brighton. Too many Brighton restaurants are style over substance and well over priced.

  • Peter W.1 review

    17 June 2023


    We have visited this restaurant on more than one occasion. We visit Brighton once a year for a birthday celebration and usually try to get a table here. The food and service always meets expectations. A wonderful place that should be experienced.


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  • susan w.1 review

    15 June 2023


    Every time we come to Brighton we book a table at this restaurant it never fails, the food, presentations, the staff are all fabulous

  • Isabella P.3 reviews

    4 June 2023


    I have to say how good the service was and indeed the seafood was amazing.

  • David F.5 reviews

    31 May 2023


    Superb perfect food wine and staff

  • Katy E.1 review

    30 May 2023


    Excellent food that was absolutely worth going for, as well professional service and 1st class experience, thanks very much. We'll be back again :)

  • Francesca N.1 review

    30 May 2023


    Excellent quality of food and fantastic service. Very impressed with all of it. Waiter was very kind, friendly and professional. Foot looked and tasted 10/10.


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  • Barry W.2 reviews

    30 May 2023


    The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere wihout background music, (which is refreshing in itself), however as a less busy time was difficult not to eaves drop

  • Claire L.1 review

    19 May 2023


    Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service , amazing food. Everything about this place is perfect, we had a beautiful meal, fresh oysters and the fish of the day and a great bottle of wine

  • Alan L.1 review

    8 May 2023


    Our server today was very profession and made our dinning experience perfect. Prices are high end, but well worth the money, portions were big and all seafood were fresh and cooked well. A dated building with character. Highlight was the server, a value asset to the restaurant.


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