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English's of Brighton

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29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
+44 (0)1273 327980
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 425
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
if you like seafood, eat here

Excellent, excellent seafood. With a choice of a la carte or set menu there is a choice of price levels. The menu is varied and the food is fantastic, and the service was also at the same level!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
JoHarrison1969
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent, excellent seafood. With a choice of a la carte or set menu there is a choice of price levels. The menu is varied and the food is fantastic, and the service was also at the same level!!

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High Wycombe
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful meal. We had the tasting menu but chose our own wine. I had intended to have the fruits de mer but our table just wasn't big enough and it would have been too much of a squash. All the courses were fabulous and the wines were reasonably priced. A very enjoyable meal.

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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Brighton on a regular basis for many years and we always try and find time to enjoy English's. Not only do they serve delicious food we particularly enjoyed the quirky and unique environment of downstairs. How disappointed we were to discover that they have totally changed the layout of the restaurant when we visited this week.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely old fashioned feel to restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. Menu was very comprehensive with prices to suit all tastes. We enjoyed our visit and food.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A truly remarkable dining experience and an absolute pleasure. The staff were wholly passionate about the menu and knowledgeable about the source and sustainability of the ingredients in the dishes – all of which are sourced only from accredited farmers. I really cannot more highly recommend English’s. It’s a Brighton gem and a must for seafood lovers.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went here on Saturday the 13 march with a friend we meet about once a month for late lunch we usually go to somewhere in the lanes in Brighton . We thought we would try the set menu 2 courses at 12.95 each and a bottle of house wine at Englishes ..very disappointed I had mussels ttstart sauce was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went with a small group on a Saturday night, and had been a bit wary of what I might find. My general rule of thumb is to distrust any restaurant with carpets (along with food served on breadboards or slates) but I was in fact very impressed with the quality of the food and the pricing. I had the... More 

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Reading UK
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful birthday lunch, sat at the bar! Oysters, champagne and excellent service. What could be better? Can't wait to return.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We have visited English's on a number of occasions and each time it has been a great experience. The food is delicious and the service is always efficient and friendly. We love the ambience, its things like the lovely crisp white linen tablecloths and napkins and the rather faded elegance of its decor. Do visit you will not be disappointed!... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My partner and I visited English's last night as a birthday treat, it's the first time we had been there. First impressions- the lights were really bright and there was no background music, definitely not a place to go for romance! We had some bread and olives while we browsed the menu. After much deliberation we decided to try to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 (0)1273 327980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 115
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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