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The Melrose

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132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks also...
Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks also available.
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  • 187
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Defishious

Sounds simple, sea bass, new potatoes and salad. So how do so many restaurants get it wrong? The Melrose gets it right and has been doing so for many years.If you are a fish lover you will not be disappointed. (And it's extremely reasonably priced too).

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Graham M
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London
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London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sounds simple, sea bass, new potatoes and salad. So how do so many restaurants get it wrong? The Melrose gets it right and has been doing so for many years.If you are a fish lover you will not be disappointed. (And it's extremely reasonably priced too).

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1 Thank Graham M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Checked in at Melrose tonight, it's had a make over and looks really great, modern and bright. Such a lovely welcome and the food was as good as always. A mixture of family and couples and groups of friends. Looking forward to another visit before we go home.

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1 Thank Sue N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been eating at the Melrose for many years and consider it to be one of the best place to eat fish and chips! The atmosphere is friendly and the service is excellent..I would recommend it to anyone.

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2 Thank geoff h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my 31st birthday meal here last night & it was perfect. Had an amazing seafood platter with lobster, crab, mussels oysters, prawns & much more. Even had helpful advice on how to eat it as we'd never tried any of it. Lovely friendly staff, cant wait to go again! Thank you all.

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4 Thank Joey D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is our favorite restaurant in Brighton. the staff are so welcoming and friendly and the Dover sole is exceptional. we love the decor, easy parking, good prices and always guaranteed simple well cooked and tasty food.

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3 Thank Lauren-Charnley
Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving in Brighton we were greeted by some pretty awful weather but we thought "oh hum, let's get on with it" we came to the restaurant in a pretty fowl mood but were pleasantly surprised by a lovely selection of fresh mussels and prawns which were a hoot, the staff were extremely friendly and after consuming a lovely dessert... More 

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3 Thank Peter-and-Judith1
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Good service, fresh fish well cooked and very reasonably priced. Easy parking, underground car park nearby. Friendly staff. Lots of regular customers who know the staff by name. Decor is a bit dated, but restaurant has character.

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2 Thank Solotraveller933
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times on our days out to Brighton. The last time during summer we sat outside and enjoyed a nice cold beer and a seafood platter (£48) which included a whole lobster, a whole crab, 6 oysters and loads more. Such a bargain, can't wait to return!

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4 Thank Livvy3000
Notts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Party of 8 , all very impressed with the quality of food and friendly service. Fish really fresh and great value for money

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4 Thank Pep_60_11
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Cold and windy New Years Day 2016. Decided to eat here as looked comfortable and plenty of good reviews. Staff very friendly and accommodating throughout and even though the restaurant became very busy, we had no sense of being hurried. Fish and chips were excellent, King scallops juicy and tender. Coffee, sadly, awful. Overall a very relaxed and pleasant first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 326520

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks also available.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?