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The English Restaurant

#2,497 of 17,866 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
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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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and near to Liverpool Street station. Lovely food with good service and the atmosphere is buzzing as it gets quite busy in the evening would definitely go again.

Thank BadgerEssexboy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday with my wife and friends, 10 of us in a private room upstairs. The room was plain but cosy with an open fire and a period feel. Service was excellent and the food was great. We had the set menu and all my guests (including two retired teachers of cooking to Sixth formers) commented how good... More 

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Essex, UK
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly quiet on a Saturday night. Delicious traditional desserts and coffee enjoyed by our group.

Thank WrightFamilyEssex_UK
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an "up-market" place to go for breakfast, warm and welcoming when we went (November) and not too busy. The waiting staff seemed half asleep when we were there which was a shame; we were seated ok (booked in advance which is recommended - see below) and ordered but then had to wait forever for the dreamy waiter... More 

Thank Michael T
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say I visit regularly but occassionally. This time for Burn's night. What a disappointment. I had booked the table for the Burn's Night. Alas on arrival something had got lost in the translation between the eastern european and antipodean on duty at the time of booking. Neither of whom had a clue what joy january 25th might hold.... More 

Thank Schylla46
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The problem with out visit was that the restaurant is ran by a couple of people who have no appreciation of what running a restaurant means. We arrived at 12, nobody to greet us and make us seat. The menu were not given, the service was extremely slow. The food was alright but as many others said, way overpriced for... More 

Thank Gru761
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday night having booked. Very pleasant welcome and we were shown to an atmospheric booth and given our menus. I had seen the menu on-line so knew what to expect which as a veggie was one choice of starter and one choice of main. Both sounded nice in advance so I wasn't disappointed. We also got... More 

Thank Ady D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends had a lovely hungover brunch here. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a hearty breakfast at a reasonable price! Only negative was that there weren't any beans with the full English. Very authentic place! :)

Thank Lizzie F
Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast, well recommended staff were very prompt and attentive, of you like old fashion and a proper English dinning experiencing you mush give this a try, well worth a try and fair prices for london.

Thank harry w
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice pub/restaurant vibe but food really needs to be a lot better for the cost - £100 for 2 with house wine. We had 2 fish starters - whitebait and squid. Squid was unexpectedly deep fried so they ended up pretty much the same. Mushroom wellington more expensive than all the meat dishes and tiny. Liver and bacon was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $37
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 20 7247 4110
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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