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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 #61 of 841 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $132
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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  • Russian first
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a super fish meal here on a day trip to Brighton. Fabulous shared sea food platter to start and excellent dressed crab and french fries with glass of ice cold Spanish white wine. Sat outside, and was entertained by very good street entertainers playing guitar and saxophone. First class service, lovely atmosphere and beautiful food. Will definitely be back!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were taken here by friends to celebrate my 65th birthday. Two of us shared a platter and then I had half a lobster thermidor which was delicious. I had no room for a dessert but the one my husband had looked good. One thing did puzzle me, it's a mountainous climb to the ladies toilet, what if one of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

At last!! a FRESH Dover Sole! This may sound a bit effusive, but try to find one in London. Very difficult. A day trip to Brighton to celebrate a birthday with our grand-daughter and where better to be joined by our closest friends than Englishs. Situated in a little square on the edge of the lanes this is an old... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We tried English's restaurant for a mid week meal and being a fan of seafood I was looking forward to it. My partner and I decided on the smoked salmon starter which was delicious. I had the sole which was good but not outstanding whilst my partner really enjoyed the king sized scallops. with the puddings this was reversed with... More

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

my wife and i, revisted englishs restaurant where i once worked 28 years ago yes that long but still has the excellent quality of the best seafood in brighton was nice to see simon owner of the englishs restaurant would recommend to any one looking for a great meal if you love seafood then its the place too go

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have loved going to English's for many years. Took my sister and niece for my sisters birthday on a sunny Friday afternoon. Lovely table outside, live jazz singer in the background. Started with a delicious vodka martini and selected starters and main from there set menu, everyone was very happy with there meal and the waitress bought my sister... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Rabbit terrine and beet salad for appetizers, fish cake and mackerel for entrees and a nice glass of wine before the theater hit the spot. Good service, reasonable prices and a nice setting. Outside dining available, but it was a bit noisy for us.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We normally eat regularly at The House restaurant in the same square as this restaurant. My husband is a fish lover and always wanted to try this place, so, with stepson in tow, we went. I am not a particular lover of fish so stuck to the bread and pate' and had the sole goujons and chips as a main.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Superlative restaurant. The best in Brighton with Riddle&Finns. Dover Sole perfectly cooked. Excellent quality in general. Fancy location and very good service. Choose the 2 course menu. Great deal. With less than £15 (beverage escl.) you eat like a Prince. The place to be

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Hull
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited this restaurant after reading Peter James's article in the Telegraph. I agree that is possibly one of the better restaurants in Brighton simply because a lot of the others are so average. Dining outside in the cosmopolitan atmosphere on a warm summer evening was delightful but what wasn't were the supercilious waiting staff, why they are like this is... More

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