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The Melrose

132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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Ranked #106 of 844 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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191 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the melrose for many years now and our last visit on 31st August was as good as the first. They have done some redecorating and it may look a little rough around the edges but it does what it is supposed to do and that is serve excellent food, especially the crab salad, which I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

we ordered lobster and fish platter. the Lobster cooked really nice and love the garlic sauce. Fish platter is okay and good for money. it is less busy then the shop next door but this restaurant is wroth a try. Staffs are very friendly too !

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Turners Hill
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visit Melrose restaurant with a group of friends at least once a year and have an exceptional meal with the freshest fish. The owner always greets us and the service is always good. My husband always has Cod and chips as the cod is thick and white and the freshest we have had. I don't have such a big... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had never been to The Melrose before although we had walked past it often enough. I always looked less busy that the fish restaurant next door so we decided to give it a try. I booked a table. They were very hesitant as they were fully booked, they told us, but we got a table for 19.30. When we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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