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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
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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
Traditional Good Quality Reasonably Priced Seafood Restaurant

Family run friendly established restaurant, been going there for years. Consistently providing very nice fish meals that don't break the bank. My favourite in season is the whole grilled plaice and new potatoes. I personally don't find their deserts that great but that's probably a good thing !

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
HoveGlobetrotter
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Hove, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Family run friendly established restaurant, been going there for years. Consistently providing very nice fish meals that don't break the bank. My favourite in season is the whole grilled plaice and new potatoes. I personally don't find their deserts that great but that's probably a good thing !

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been to Brighton twice, once in December '14 and again in August '15. The one place that was present on my trips, on both the occasions, was The Melrose place. I haven't been adventurous with seafood experience and decided to push my limits during my first trip to Brighton in December '14. We ordered the Shellfish platter with... More 

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Shoreham by Sea England
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife had lobster for the first time on our trip to Mexico for my birthday so booked this for our anniversary this year. Rustic feel, family run, boss man sits at one of the tables surveying his domain, Staff very pleasant and attentive. Not in your face or all flash no substance, a great meal, whitebait to start, portion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was packed - early evening Saturday (what did I expect for Brighton sea front!) so it took an hour before the food arrived but when it did it was good - 2 of our 4 had the house apple pie and declared it delicious. Very good value for money friendly service - the staff and kitchen were a bit... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited here on Sunday night. We chose this restaurant for the location to our hotel and because of the reviews. The initial prices seemed fair, but once you get the bill, service charge is added, bread extra, peas with fish extra, these all add up. Food was ok nothing special. Staff are very friendly. Would I return, probably not as... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Looks quite good outside, looks classier than restaurant next door. But it isn't. Inside a bit disappointing. The service was fair, the food quality was mixed, the prices were high. My Spanish omelette was uninspiring, and my friend's salmon was yucky and overcooked.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Waited nearly an hour to get our food, which rather damaged the experience. Restaurant very busy with sudden deluge of custom so one can understand. The fish dishes were nicely cooked, and fair value. Apple pie was great.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As my friend and I stayed at the Grand, this restaurant is really closeby and based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to try it for dinner. We didn't arrive until 9:30 and to be totally honest, were rather drunk (not rude or boisterous, just drunk!) The waitress said that they shut at 10:00 so we'd have... More 

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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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