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English's of Brighton

29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
+44 1273 327980
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (198 reviews)
“dover sole” (38 reviews)
“dressed crab” (16 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staff were amazing, patient and perfectly attentive, food was absolutely delicious and there was no rush, we had the 5 course set menu and a bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne so reasonably priced.

Thank SallyBallyWally
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate from the set menu (£24.50 for three courses) and thought it reasonable value for what is an iconic restaurant. Particularly good was the 'salt and pepper chilli squid' starter. Our main courses of sea bream and salmon were fine as was the restaurant's...More

Thank nigel1949
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After going to Hove for the last six weeks for back therapy I wanted to celebrate the end of my treatment.Sat at the bar and had oysters to start followed by a Dover sole,just what the doctor ordered,loved it,wasn't to busy so was able to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very helpful staff. Very high quality of food. Small restaurant in the lanes with a good cosy atmosphere. My wife had mussels to start of which I tasted which was amazing. I had chilli squid - amazing/very tasty. Steak for main and then ordered fries...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's a quite pricey, but on the night we went, the service, the food and the ambience was just perfect. Beautiful almost creamy oysters, wonderful mussels and a whole brown crab to die for were all enjoyed with gusto. Good wine list if overpriced,...More

Thank chubzmaglubz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Brighton the family and I where trying to find a nice restaurant, the result was english's seafood grill, we all had a variety of fish from mussels to oysters for starters and lobsters and steak for mains, the service was...More

Thank rog1911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really must say that all 4 of my group were very underwhelmed! This restaurant has a fabulous reputation, however we thought it was very average. I had ordered a certain table but when I got there it had been given obviously to a wealthy regular...More

1  Thank Fjilcp3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a pleasant initial welcome for dinner last week, but the waitress, though efficient, had an overbearing demeanour: brisk and brusque. The risotto was delicious, if meagre in portion size and the two small tail ends of sea bass over- cooked. Dessert was tired...More

Thank Jaxie2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been here a couple of years ago we expected quality food but due to some extremely pleasant weather we were able to have a table outside the restaurant. Food outdoors can be a bit of a let down but this was as good as...More

1  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited this restaurant a few times over the years and as it's got history and a good location and it's Brighton it's expensive. It has always been at the higher end but we've always been very happy to pay for the experience of fine...More

1  Thank rickydodah
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Response from Lucy D | Reviewed this property |
We don't think it does - or at least if it does then it is v quiet as we have the same problem with music! Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$105
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327980
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