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The English Restaurant

#2,120 of 17,085 Restaurants in London
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Spitalfields
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 (0)20 7247 4110
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great restaurant serving excellent food in a good environment with good service. Used this as a location to catch up with friends during our visit from Australia. We were provided a private room and could not fault any aspect of the experience Thank you a great experience

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only came here for dessert - heard it was one of the best bread and butter pudding in london and I was not disappointed!

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here as part of a Food Tour of the East End and will certainly return. Hidden away among the high rises, this place looks more than a little incongruous with its understated brown painted exterior more reminiscent of Victorian times. The interior is both cosy and atmospheric and the menus and wine list look interesting and prices not unreasonable... More 

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Thank alis0nhead
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And it massive... lovely did the job all free range and as mentioned in other reviews not too expensive... so why not?

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Thank Matt D
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back to Spitalfields for breakfast, we were disappointed to find that Smiths had closed but after a walk around we decided upon The English Restaurant, very pleased that we did, we had a great breakfast and the staff were very friendly. We will go back and you cannot ask for better than that.

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Thank john E
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to the restaurant, previous occasion was dinner. Lunch for 8 adults and 3 children aged 3 & twins aged 1. Used private room that was ideal size for the occasion. Ideal for privacy and comfort.

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Thank Bobsilverfox77
Utrecht
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice typical English restaurant/pub. Was there on a Sunday afternoon giving my legs a rest from exploring the East End. They serve a excellent Sunday Roast. Very tasty and good serving. Very friendly waiter/barman. Also serve German weiss beer. Also tastes great with Sunday Roast :)

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Thank Auke
Greater London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a solid restaurant with a nice exterior and interior, good food, decent menu and great staff, and it's not overly expensive. What more do you want from a restaurant? I came here for a quick bite to eat whilst on my lunch break to meet some family members. I had passed by many times and although it looks... More 

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Thank Doreilly11
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, classy joint. Relaxed, friendly polite service. Food is not cheap, but well executed simple classic dishes. Nice looking French wine list and good bottled beers too. Great place to relax for an hour or two between meetings. Almost dock a star for lack of wifi but waitresses are too nice.

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35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The full English had the potential to be lovely but it was served luke warm and so I had to eat it so fast to retain any sort of enjoyment the whole experience was just a bit ruined. If my friend hadn't have been paying as a birthday treat I would have complained. At £10 a plate plus service charge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $39
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7247 4110
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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