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The English Restaurant

#2,471 of 17,062 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 (0)20 7247 4110
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 :)

Thank Auke
Greater London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Doreilly11
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank OrvalEnthusiast
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53 reviews
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 

1 Thank Mooeuk
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had a lunch party in a private room upstairs at this "olde worlde" restaurant. Whilst the room could do with some softening is was a very nice space and I would consider it again. The food was good but not brilliant and the staff and service were excellent, All in all not bad.

1 Thank Peter L
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Popped in for a post market drink and stayed for lunch.Had the Mussells,and Fish and Chips.Mussels were plump and juicy,and the fish was fresh and flaky.Young and friendly staff.Wine list mainly French.Overall,the food was excellent although the high prices reflected it's city setting.

1 Thank Mike G
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Second visit with an old mate for our annual lunch. First class food and service and possibly the loveliest waitress I have ever had the pleasure to meet. May not wait another year before next visit.

1 Thank David O
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Been here on a couple of occasions and have found that like the reviews, it is all a bit ,hit and miss!! When it is good the service and food are first class(as on my first visit), yet on my second when it was actually less busy ,both were inferior. I feel with a few tweaks this could easily become... More 

1 Thank pec1960
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I visited the English Restaurant for the second time with a large group of international lawyers attending training in London. Once again I was so impressed with the way 22 people choose their menu on the night and there was no delay waiting for food, the food was excellent and the staff could not do enough for us. I will... More 

1 Thank lesleyhills
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The English Restaurant serves English food, I had a fry up, as it has been a while since I could get a good fry up. You will not be disappointed by the food or the service, very attentive and responsive as well as the food being tasty and delicious, if a little bit naughty, as we all know an English... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $40
British, European, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 (0)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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