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English's of Brighton

29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
+44 (0)1273 327980
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Ranked #50 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $128
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very good place. Amazing atmosphere. I really enjoyed the food and the environment. I hardly recomend it for a proper English mish in a lovely old fashion place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Was on tripadvisor lookong for a place to eat as we fancied seafood for dinner and not just fish and chips. Realised this place was 2 minutes walk away from our hotel and had some good reveiws. We were recommended a fish platter for 2 for dinner by the waiter and we said what the hell you only live once.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of our oldest established restaurants, still owned by the same family for decades, it has a great atmosphere and service. The food is delicious and far more reasonably priced than I remembered from the 80's. Never had anything on their board or menu that I've not enjoyed. Lot's of space and outdoor seating too.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Eating outside in the perfect September sunshine the English's experience was a joy. This is not just a fish restaurant for the Brighton tourists, this is gastronomic excellence, top quality ingredients carefully and professionally prepared to create food that it is a delight to eat and to enjoy. We had Sea Bass that was succulent and perfectly flavoured and their... More

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colchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful experience not only in the quality of the food, the perfect service and the ambience! It is an institution which does not rely on it's past reputation. A must for anyone who loves seafood. It is faultless!

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

MrsMG had the Lobster which she said was great... I wasn't as hungry and opted for the "light" option of fishcake with poached egg and curry sauce.. absolutely divine! Great sweets as well... Decent wine list, Prices OK Friendly attentive service Treat yourselves!! ATB,J.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

In Brighton for a quick visit on a slightly gloomy day we were seeking good fish for lunch and as my partner knew of English's from some time ago and they were close by we decided to give them a try. A table was found inside for us and whilst snug in an alcove with a number of other tables... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Were there on the 23rd Aug. Glad we booked the day before. Nice table outside, friendly staff (frenchman from Brittany...?). Food was nice, although our 2 different fish main courses were dry (before being cooked...or was it standing idle in the kitchen for too long waiting for it to be served). Could be better, but nice lunch overall. Not gastronomic.

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After reading the reviews my partner and I decided to go there for our anniversary celebration. We had lobster and crab fruit de mer (£85), starter and white wine. The space is really squeezed and uncomfortable to sit. We sat next to each other and facing other people's table, it feels more like eating at a table seat on the... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We chanced on English's for my birthday after a day mooching round Brighton, so no booking, it was bank holiday Saturday and the place looked really busy. The maitre d' found us a table outside and then arrived with prosecco on the house as it was my birthday! Now that's what I call good service! Our party of four had... More

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