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The English Restaurant

#2,026 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good English food. Believe it or not, disbelievers, there is such a thing! The Venison Wellington was second to none. Service was refreshingly casual (not false) or in other words, it was authentically English. The atmosphere was superb in the function room with a real fire burning away..... in the City! Very enjoyable, I will return.

Thank Lloydys
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently visited with a dozen of friends for a Christmas lunch. Got a private room which was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. It's the food that did not make it for many of us. To speak for myself - chestnut and mushroom soup - weird watery, tasteless coagulation of ingredients, had to return it, which I nearly... More 

Thank Mi D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The English Restaurant is situated in an historic, 18th-century town house opposite the Spitalfields market. Now a busy area for food, it is lucky to have the English Restaurant here because it is one of the best in the city. The décor looks as if it hasn't changed in 300 years and that produces a marvellous atmosphere in which to... More 

Thank Michael D
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was Ok and meal and service generally OK. We asked for a spilt bill and received two receipts. It was only when we looked at the receipts later that staff had kindly entered a tip on each bill at £2.50 without our permission. Come to think of it they took our cards and used the contact facility on... More 

2 Thank johnblackw
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in a large group on a Saturday evening. We managed to score a last minute booking and when we arrived we found a good table squeezed into a busy restaurant. Considering the location, so central, it had a remarkably low noise level which my hard-of-hearing father benefited from, although it was doing a good turn over. The restaurant... More 

Thank Austind88
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late lunch/early dinner on a Sunday. Service inattentive and food ok. But the bread & butter pudding was memorable. Shame.

Thank John B
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for breakfast this weekend. The restaurant is just on the edge of the Spitalfields market and is dead easy to find. It is nicely appointed inside, and has an old english pub feel to it. I was here for breakfast/brunch, and opted to have the full english breakfast. It was brilliant. Often a full english can be... More 

2 Thank nickinheaton
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a fun and historic restaurant in the east end near the large market. Very cozy and comfortable atmosphere and very friendly staff. Everything we tried on the menu was great, but the standout was definatly the bread and butter pudding with yummy custard. To die for.

2 Thank yecats59
Southern Nevada
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379 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The building itself tells a story and holds a place in history, just ask the staff. Have a look around, go upstairs, too. And the menu surprises and astounds. At the end of the meal, you'll know you have dined well. No Mac and cheese from a blue box here. You'll find an excellent array of draft beers and bottles,... More 

2 Thank beetcanner
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We came here after having been on a food tour a few months ago and loving the bread and butter pudding! The food was lovely, especially the desserts! A few little mishaps with service have prevented us from giving 5 stars. Nothing bad just considering it wasn't very busy a few mistakes were made, like taking drinks away before they... 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 - $38
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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