RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

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Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “usually buzzing venue in the centre of Brighton serving great fish dishes” (including “lovely lobster thermidor”) since 1945 under current owners the Leigh-Jones family – and around since way back in the 1890s. The terrace is perfect for soaking up sunny days amid the appealing bustle of the Lanes.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* 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.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* 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.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* 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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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
8, 18, 22
No dress code
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.
John H
Always a pleasure to dine here but the food...
Reviewed 4 months, 27 days ago

"Always a pleasure to dine here but the food quality does vary. Safer to stick to the traditional seafood dishes some of the other choices are hit and miss"

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Martin B
Lovely surroundings and caring service. Se...
Reviewed 8 months, 21 days ago

"Lovely surroundings and caring service. Seafood pasta odd as sauce was lovely and generous in its constituents but pasta whilst homemade was undercooked and chewy (not al dente). Fish and chips delicious. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £29.50 £34.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 79.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £30.30 £4.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%
29-31 East St, Brighton, BN1 1HL
Opening hours
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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