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The English Restaurant

#1,961 of 17,126 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 (0)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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bread and Butter Pudding is worth a trip to England. We visited the English Restaurant as part of the East End Food Tour. We sampled 13 restaurants; this was my favorite.

1 Thank Linda N
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times for a quick drink, but this time popped in for a late breakfast/brunch. Warm welcome and taken two a nice table , strait away bottle of water and menues brought over, order two large gin and tonics two start, well i did say it was a late breakfast, then one full english ( best ive... More 

3 Thank mike j
Stafford, United Kingdom
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived Hank Marvin and left all flup. Lovely sausage and bacon, very well presented with a choice of eggs, black pudding, toms, toast etc. Very lovely, 4 happy diners. Big pots of tea, traditional surroundings.... If we come back...we'll be back if that makes sense. Recommended.

2 Thank ryjoel
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, service and surroundings. Salamogundy salad was truly an experience. Meatloaf was tasty juicy and filling. The fish and chips took me back to my youth. The best bread pudding on the planet!!!! Worth it just for that however all the staff were friendly attentive and responsive to all our questions and requests. Certainly a restaurant we will keep... More 

1 Thank fkher
Boynton Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on the Food Tour. I have never been a fan of bread & butter pudding but this will make a believer out of you. They have a sauce to add on top and it is outstanding. Do't miss it.

1 Thank jag33437
Tring, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab place opposite old Spitalfields, the Crab Sprig roll i had to start off the specials menu was bloody lovely! Packed full of juicy crab with a light crispy coating. Both had the steak and onion pudding with cabbage and bacon, this was delicious, could have done with more gravy, i am sure they would have provided if i had... More 

1 Thank jillcornell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blueberry pancakes are fantastic!! Covered in maple syrup and a good glob of sour cream, these beauties are a gem waiting to be discovered. Opted for them at breakfast as a sub for a full-Eng plateful. No regrets - they're very filling! Been back twice now to get my day started off well. I would certainly recommend.

Thank cha n
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Inoku
Bordon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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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
$6 - $39
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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