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“Special indeed”

The Melrose Restaurant
Ranked #82 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh fish, shellfish and seafood restaurant. Scottish Steaks also available. Seafront location. Family run restaurant.(run by the same family for the last 50 years). Outside seating available. Opposite British Airways i360 tower.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Special indeed”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at Melrose for lunch and liked the relaxed atmosphere and attitude of our waiter while also being attentive. He was an older gentleman who was very charismatic and made the afternoon for us. We tried the pepper steak, tiger prawns and scallops and we were happy with all of it.

Visited July 2013
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7 Thank steveuzoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Embarrassing!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Me and my partner visited this place last night, vhich was a week day. We have really fancied a fish and we were heading for Regency restaurant next door but decided to try melrose. What a mistake! Even though food was tasty, the service spoiled it all..the young Italian waitress looked she is stoned or drunk but we assumed she was just tired from long day serving in the sun...she forgot to give us napkins and talked just silly. .the waiter (older gentleman) actually put our starters in front of people at the next table and then gave it to us without asking which starter is for who..anyway the whole thing was just little flustered and chaotic and to top it of, when we asked for bill, we paid in cash and we had to wait for our change for over 15 most embarrassing minutes...and then we were asked : 'how much money are we waiting for!' we are guessing that this was their attempt to earn some tips, un- deserved may I add but out of principles we asked for our money and left..after all, service charge was included in the bill. Advice; pay by card only! You may even get decent bill printed like it should be and not written by hand.! Sooo embarrassing. ..sadly.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank leyla0302
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Moscow
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Seafood is good”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Main dish was a hot shellfish platter + some starters
meals were fresh and good-cooked, waiters are prompt and quiet, prices are adequate.
Placed is opposite to beach so main disadvantage is vicinity to busy King's road.

  • Visited July 2013
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5 Thank JeyKey
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic Again!! - Quality Food & Service”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was my second visit to the Melrose and I wasn't disappointed, it was a busy day but again the service was excellent. We ordered a variety of starters, Oysters, Scallops, King Prawns which were all perfect, for mains we ordered Dover Sole, Shellfish Platter and Sea Bass the presentation was delightful and the portions massive!

While I did not have a dessert, my friends were thrilled with their choices.

Overall this is a great restaurant for good food and good value.

  • Visited July 2013
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6 Thank Mike W
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salisbury
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome fish and service you won't forget”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you love fish come here!we have been twice now and cannot fault it. The fish is excellent and the price very reasonable. I love mussels and these are great and plentiful. The house red wine is a bargain if you buy tiny the half litre. Two in my part had sea bass and it was gorgeous. So what if the chips aren't handmade they are always hot and crispy. The service is hilarious but always great. It can be very busy so don't come if you are in a rush and would always recommend booking a table in the evening. It is a quirky old fashioned white table cloth dessert trolley restaurant serving great fish what more could you want.

  • Visited July 2013
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5 Thank pip172
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