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The Melrose

132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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Ranked #92 of 842 restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks also available.
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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Good service, nice wine, and food excellent. We had fillet steak and trimmings £16 each which is very reasonable. Would come here again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at the Melrose a few times, but my recent visit really tipped me over to writing a few words on this place. It resides on the seafront King's Road and has plenty of out door seating to enjoy great food and people watch. On first arriving at the establishment, it has the appearance of a traditional fish... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a lovely lunch.I had crab salad which was delicious,the ctab was juicy and sweet, my sister's and mum all had fish and chips and declared on its arrival that they would never be able to eat it all, but all managed to as it was so good,crispy golden batter and succulent fresh fish. Looking forward to our next visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Two of us went for lunch. I can't fault the service! BUT sticky tables wobbly tables. I had the fish platter and my friend had scampi, both were overcooked. We asked for tartar sauce and mayo which came in those horrible little sachets. A fish restaurant should be able to provide the appropriate sauces on the plate not in tiny... More

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Lancashire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a hot evening when we visited and managed to get a table outside even though we hadn't booked, the family who run this restaurant are very friendly and the service was great, started with the mussels which were the best I have ever had in a restaurant. All the other food and drink were excellent also. It was... More

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London/Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was recommended this restaurant and the one next door (The Regency) by a colleague. Went to Brighton for a day out, and not in a hurry home so decide to have dinner before we left. Picked The Melrose as it seem to have a couple of spare tables, turned out they were reserved, but only had to wait about 5... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Met friends for dinner,the staff were great,and the food is fantastic,all the dishes we had were so fresh,i had the dover sole which was superb,calamari to start and the trifle for desert which was amazing,all in all a great night out.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am so fond of this restaurant. Next door to the more imposing Regency, there is something I prefer about The Melrose, perhaps it is that it is so unpretentious. The value for money is incredible, the food is fresh and tasty and it is a lovely lunch venue when the sun is out and you can sit outside. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

It's mine and ny husbands 1st year anniversary and I really wanted to try lobster as it's a special occasion and saw this restaurant online. Saw the reviews and thought this was a good place to try based on them. We were not disappointed! The food was delish and we highly re commend the platter! We swapped the oysters for... More

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London
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, delicious fresh fish and perfect location on the seafront!We had a lovely dinner in Melrose and we'll go back soon! thank you! Valentina & Alessio

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