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The Melrose

132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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Ranked #95 of 840 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $11 - $37
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Melrose is situated opposite the West Pier, towards Hove. It is also opposite the new Tower which is currently being built on the sea front (Oct 2014). Two of us chose salmon with chips, and one had a fish platter of a variety of fish. Salad and peas were served with the salmon and it was a tasty meal.... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We dropped in here after walking around the local area. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The fish was fresh and there was a good selection of wine to go with it. I would go back there next time I visit Brighton.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Melrose will give you good portions of freshly cooked fish and chips from around £7.00 for say fillet of haddock or cod. The Sea bass costs £15 . Calamari starter for £3.50, garlic Mussels starter for £6, The children's menu is around £3.50. The restaurant is clean, if a little dated. It's well managed with friendly staff. It reminds me... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I went here based on positive reviews of this fish restaurant. I came in quite late on a friday night, totally underdressed and solo, but they were very friendly and seated me at a good table. Seafood and fish dishes that passed by me all looked great. I only had (fried) plaice and chips, which was exceptionally fresh and tasty.... More

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Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My daughter booked this restaurant for a family outing by mistake. I wish she would make mistakes like this more often. Yes, as you approach the building, it does seem a little tired and sitting outside, because of Brighton’s traffic problems, is noisy. But the menu is extensive and the prices reasonable and the service smiley and pleasant. The food... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This restaurant is like having a meal with old friends. Fresh, honest food served with love. I love this place. Keep your trendy fish restaurants, they really have got it all.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Looking over to the old skeletal pier is this old fashioned simple fish restaurant. More popular than the restaurant next door and appearing to be frequented by elderly regulars enjoying a family meal this restaurant delivered big portions and freshly prepared food. The haddock was not the freshest but the batter was golden and delicious. The staff were very friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had passed the Melrose many times and thought it looked a bit tired compared the the fish restaurant next door. I probably would have gone to the other place on looks alone. My Father booked a family meal at the Melrose and it was great. A friendly atmosphere with very nice staff and good service. 6 of us spanning... More

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Moray, Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wifey and I were spending a few days in Brighton and chanced upon the Melrose. For that first meal wifey had fried plaice and I had fried haddock. We were both delighted with the quality of fish and batter, and we were back for our next two evening meals because we knew we would get great food and service at... More

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Leicester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was a memorial visit for my 94 year old Father who had not visited for 26 years and he was not disappointed, and either were we. My wife had 6 juicy oysters whilst my father and I had fish soup all were good, particularly the oysters. For mains we had three Dover soles with chips and a side order... More

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Additional Information about The Melrose

Address: 132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 326520
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Average Prices: USD 11 - 37
Cuisine: English

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