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The English Restaurant

50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England (East End / East London)
+44 (0)20 7247 4110
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Ranked #3,802 of 18,114 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $45
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: English restaurant housed in seventeenth century building with authentic all-wood interior. Traditional recipes and cooking always and only from fresh ingredients with a chef's brigade of six.Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lively bar and live jazz music on Wednesday and Friday evenings.Hosting events and parties for up to eighty people and private dining in fully-panelled room for up to sixteen.Full drinks license, fine wines and draught beers at the bar.
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  • English first
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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Came here with a group of friends for dinner and breakfast, having been told about the excellent hospitality and food by a regular guest. Was treated well on arrival in a cosy and pleasant atmosphere, with the wood panels adding a warmth. Enjoyed greatly the whitebait and the chips, both of which were tasty and well cooked, before further enjoying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We are east Londoners who were tempted here having experienced their lovely bread and butter pudding on the excellent east end London food tasting and walking tour. We took a couple of friends along who we hadn't seen in a while. To cut a long review short. The upsides. Its a lovely snuggly venue with very good front of house... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good service and we were treated well on arrival by the willing staff even though we hadn't booked and they were on had for advice etc on wine. It is on the higher end of cost for what it is and the only real criticism of it is that they added a discretionary 12.5% service charge to the bill. This... More 

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A good restaurant benefiting from Spitalfields Market now being a booming area. Good food and service in a quaint setting. A lot better choice than the chain restaurants inside the market.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was a work Xmas lunch and the Kir Royale was fine. We chose a wine for £21 and the waitress advised us to choose a different (more expensive) one as she described our original choice as sharp. The more expensive bottle was no more than ok. The restaurant shouldn't sell wine that the waiting staff have to warn the... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I usually love game when it is nearly rare but this time the grouse I was served was just not cooked enough. I could not even cut it with a knife, let alone eat it. They took it back and returned it to me 5 minutes later. Still impossible to cut or chew. What a terrible experience and a poor... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Having been here before, this time we actually waited for this restaurant to open for our Sunday breakfast we were so determined not to miss out. Being early meant it was a little chilly and not quite as atmospheric as we had remembered, but the menu was the same, and the food we ordered just as good as our first... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The perfect place to visit for good hearty food and a warm welcome. A great breakfast that managed to kick start my day and get me going before I petered out before 11. Really good menu, no pretension, check it out!

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Lennox Head, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The whole establishment is an incredible dining experience and the decor is great, especially all the recycled timber for nearby places. Even if you only are seeking a quick coffee it is worthwhile to pop in and enjoy the atmosphere, but do get tempted by their bread and butter pudding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The pate starter was fascinating. The rest, typical English. I had steak and chips, which was pretty good although the peppercorns in the sauce were slightly overpowering. Good meal.

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Additional Information about The English Restaurant

Address: 50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7247 4110
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 45
Cuisine: English

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