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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks...
Fresh fish and seafood restaurant. Seafront location. Scottish Steaks also available.
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 6
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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
Grilled or fried fish at an affordable price

Don't be put off by the dated interior as this is a great little find ... Our family often visit The Melrose as the food is good value for money and there's something for everyone. You can order fried or grilled fish which is great for those who are (ahem!) watching their weight! They also have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't be put off by the dated interior as this is a great little find ... Our family often visit The Melrose as the food is good value for money and there's something for everyone. You can order fried or grilled fish which is great for those who are (ahem!) watching their weight! They also have other food options including... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Have eaten here 20-30 times now, sitting outside with the dogs, before children, since children, as a couple, as a large group, for lunches, birthday dinners, etc. It is somewhere we always head to when in Brighton, and was our staple place to visit when we lived in London and used to come here for day trips. The experience every... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really enjoy the dish, fresh and tasty. Nice house wine too! Service is good, very friendly and helpful. Although not very close to the Pier, it is just outside of the Regency Square car park, handy if you park your car there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Perfect no complaints will be back very reasonable and very good food lobster Thermidor perfection with retsina wine staff were perfect and very attentive

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best sea bass I have ever eaten and also the Greek salad. The best scallops ever as well. Oxana was delightful and all were very helpful and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fresh, big portion.. Amazing food.. Excellent and friendly staff.. Highly recommend to visit.. Nice view on sea as well.. Can't complain about anything..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a warm weekend in Brighton, the perfect weather for some nice seafood and white wine. We decided to go for this conveniently located restaurant, hoping they would serve fresh seafood. I was very pleased with the meal. We shared scallops wrapped in bacon, their fresh seafood platter, a bottle of Sancerre and two desserts. Everything was delicious and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We visited this place after a very long time..maybe 5 years. It still serves excellent food as before. Great place to be..spend some time eating gorgeous food. Excellent variety, taste and efficient services

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

3 ladies looking for something to eat on a Monday night. We were staying at the Holiday Inn next door and too tired to walk into town after a LONG day shopping! Trip Advisor to the rescue using the "near me now" and came across this. Mary was incredibly welcoming. We all chose the Lobster Spaghetti special and it was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been coming to the Melrose for about 15 years and it never disappoints. We don't visit as regularly as we used to because we have moved but Mary and Tony consistently provide excellent food at an amazing price. Went for lunch today,and were given the usual great welcome. An excellent bottle of the house wine and some delicious... 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
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 36
Cuisine: British

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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 11 - 36
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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