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The Melrose Restaurant

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132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The clan gathered to celebrate a 21st birthday (the birthday girl being a medical student at Brighton) and we had booked a table for 13 in the restaurant on opposite the Melrose on the seafront. Incredibly the manager of the other place which I shall not name had given away half our table as we were 12 mins late!!!! So... More 

1 Thank Cliff B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Our lunch club, had a fabulous afternoon of good food, copious carafes of wine and perfect attention from both Mary (Joint owner ) and the waiting staff. The seven of us chomped through a range of mains, Sea Bass (excellent), Cod 'n chips , Mushy peas and chips - perfect and the home-made apple pie and ice cream was a... More 

Thank TooFaht2Fly
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

went to the melrose at the weekend...service was really bad..we were visiting and not regulars.The prebooked customers were greeted with enthusiasm at the door.20minutes later our order was taken.Cola was cheap value,cod was full of bones.I could not be bothered to extract so many bones,large and small.The waiter came to ask if everything was ok,when I replied that it wasn't... More 

2 Thank chrisfortfield
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I was there with the girl I'm dating cause we wanted to eat fish on our last night in Brighton without paying a big amount of money. The restaurant it's cozy and nice, I booked a table and when we arrived the waiters was nice and totally at out disposal. I've been served by a waiter from Albania, he was... More 

2 Thank valentinamucaria
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

It's easy to get overcharged when it comes to seafront restaurants, but the Melrose is a little gem. It was a special occasion so two of us had lobster, and the waiter was very funny, joking about catching them himself. The rest of the party enjoyed their fish and chips and the sea views are lovely. Can't beat the service.... More 

2 Thank Lauren G
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This place is overseen by the watchful eye of the owner Tony who started Melrose almost 50 years ago and Roxana (waitress) who has been working there for almost 15 years. The menu has not changed since it started - which says it all. When you walk in, it is a bit of a time warp back to the 1970s... More 

2 Thank Startrecker
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here,both had fish platter which consisted of scampi,calamari, whitebait and battered fish. Really good value for money at only £7.95! Homely atmosphere, friendly staff,a real pick me up on a cold easter weekend! Great find!

2 Thank Emmarcritchley
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Had melon for a starter just a little to cold Main very nice let down by oven chips Cheap cola and tomato sauce Service very good nice happy staff felt at home and relaxed Partner had fish and like me was let down by the chips fish perfect

2 Thank Clattatio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Good meals and very good value. Staff were excellent. Helpful, polite and attentive. Easy to recommend. We will definitely return the next time we are in Brighton.

2 Thank Steve R
Taunton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday in March. Looked a bit shabby from the out side ! Went in, table for one, joys of travelling along. Service was quick, but unhurried. Starters of Scallops at 6.50 ! Excellent. Then the mixed fish platter Excellent. Pint of lager and all for less than 20.00. A bargain and very good food. Would I recommend.......... More 

2 Thank Stu H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 326520
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?