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£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of England’s oldest restaurants: the Leigh-Jones family’s seafood period-piece, in the Lanes – run by the clan since 1945, but established in the 1890s – has a “huge number of things to recommend”, not least its “lovely fresh local oysters and mussels” and an outside terrace for sunny days.

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£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This revered traditional fish restaurant” – a Lanes fixture in the Leigh-Jones family since 1945 (but actually established in the 1890s) wins high praise for its “gorgeous seafood” and “continued high standards”. “Not as formal as it looks, and kids are well looked after”“excellent value half lobster on the children’s menu is great for promoting more adventurous eating”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Warm welcome, exceptional oysters from Falmouth, entertaining server keeping up parallel conversations with two regulars” – all par for the course at this “most convivial” Lanes veteran (est. 1890s). It has long been traditional reviewers’ tip as the “best seafood in Brighton, particularly if you’re sticking to classic dishes”.

Summary

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “very long-established seafood restaurant” (est. 1890s), in the Lanes, where “the seafood is simply amazing”, and service is “outstanding” too. While it has “had its ups and downs”, and the interior “looks a bit 1980s” (notwithstanding the fin-de-siècle murals), it currently serves some of the “best seafood in Brighton”.

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Owner's description

English’s of Brighton is the oldest seafood restaurant in Brighton, owned by the Leigh-Jones family since 1945. You’ll find us in the heart of the Lanes, nestled amongst its famous winding streets.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional plate of seafood, or in the mood to sample our contemporary twist on classic dishes, our expert staff will make sure you order the right meal for you, with wine to match. We offer a unique dining experience, with intimate dining rooms attended by passionate and informed staff. In warmer weather there is no better place to dine than on our heated terrace. Enjoy plates of fresh seafood, fine wines and warm sunshine, and watch the world go by with live jazz or opera playing regularly. Or take a seat at our stunning marble-topped oyster bar, where you can join us for a platter of oysters or a decadent three-course meal.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.00 £28.00
Dinner £23.00 £28.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £20.00 £3.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
Yes
8, 18, 22
80

English’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of English’s Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of English’s restaurant.
Richard F
Used to be a firm favorite but the food was...
Reviewed 5 months, 18 days ago

"Used to be a firm favorite but the food was fine but not amazing"

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29-31 East St, Brighton, BN1 1HL
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Monday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm

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