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English’s Restaurant Brighton

English’s Restaurant Brighton – Serving Seafood for Over 70 Years

English’s Restaurant Brighton sits in the heart of Brighton’s narrow eighteenth-century Lanes and is the oldest seafood restaurant in Brighton. It’s a cosy & intimate dining experience, perfect for catching up with friends, family or on a business lunch.

Seafood has been served for over 150 years on this very site, with the high expertise and experience at English’s you’re in for a special treat. Serving only the freshest & finest seafood, a warm welcome is always given and is a firm favourite for many locals.

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English's Restaurant Brighton

English’s Restaurant Brighton – Expert staff and food

English’s serve traditional plates of seafood alongside more contemporary twists on classic dishes like fish and chips. Their expert staff will be more than happy to recommend the right meal for you and suggest a wine that will match your food. Don’t forget to take a look at their hall of fame where you’ll find signed photographs from the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Judy Dench and many others.

English's Restaurant Brighton

Private dining & hire

Parties of all sizes are welcomed at English’s, whether it’s a wedding reception, party or works do, English’s can accommodate your requirement.

English’s Restaurant Brighton – Alfresco Dining

If the weather permits you can take advantage of their heated terrace whilst sipping on a glass of wine and eating stunning seafood. There’s the occasional live jazz or opera playing too! Or if the marble topped oyster bar takes your fancy, you can take your pick from some delicious oysters.

English's Restaurant Brighton

Children’s menu

Children are more than welcome at English’s too, there’s a whole menu dedicated to the little ones. Treat the kids, and choose from the great selection including your traditional fish & chips, to their first taste of lobster! Inside the kids menu they can enjoy colouring Sid the Shark too!


  1. Annie Cullingford

    I went to Englishes yesterday with a friend. As usual the food was superb and service impeccable. No wonder it is our favourite restaurant !!!

  2. Graham2308

    This place is amazing, food is superb both in Fish and Steaks. This place is part of Brighton’s heritage, not many places last 150 years without knowing what they are doing. Really friendly staff and manager. I missed out last night on Lobster, but the manager managed to get me half a lobster as another guest only wanted half……he thought of me and it was superb with my fillet steak. Cannot fault the way it looks and the service we received. Don’t mind paying for excellence, which we received. Guys keep up the great work!!

  3. Pauline Denyer Baker

    I went to this restaurant yesterday, as a treat with an old friend. I was the youngest in our party of three, at 76. Though polite and welcoming, as the staff were, I felt slightly patronised. Our plates were whisked away as soon as we laid down our forks, and all of it was disappointing. I still do not think my Coquilles St Jaques were as described on the menu, and were quite dry. My dessert described as Eaton( isn’t it Eton?) Mess was almost entirely cream, the passion fruit used was minimal as was the meringue, and I left half of it. The americano, however to end with was fine. I was really very disappointed, and as I was a guest, of my friend, in such a restaurant, I did not like to complain.

  4. malcolm

    I won a prize at work for £100 (use it or lose it). We chose English’s for lunch one cold, grey December afternoon as we both love fish dishes. The selection of fishes, wines and sides are more than ample for you to try something new or have your favourite fish dish again and again. We started with oysters and champagne (had to really) followed by two mains which were cooked to perfection along with a really well matched bottle of wine. The staff were attentive and personal so you feel looked after while dining there. It’s not cheap but I can see why this restaurant is still one of the best in town because the dining experience is first class.
    On a separate note, the table next to us had two ladies on it one being Julie Walters (the wife had no clue who she was!)

  5. Angela Simmonds

    One of Brighton’s oldest seafood restaurants and delivered in quite an old school/ classic kind of way. Fresh food, classic dishes – wonderful alfresco dining. Keep up the good work English’s.

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