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English's Seafood Restaurant

29-31 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL

01273 327980

Fish2fork Rating
3.5 Blue Fish

Last rated: 10/03/2011

What we say

We are delighted to report that English's has focused hard on its sourcing and sustainability and as a consequence has risen in our ratings from one Blue Fish to three Blue Fish. It has a tightly-controlled sourcing policy which sees all of its seafood produce coming from named and certified fisheries. Its cod comes from Iceland, its Dover sole from the Eastern Channel and its squid, sprats and sardines from local boats. If the fish are not wild caught they come from certified farms. The restaurant can be proud of both its history and the way it has come to terms with sustainability in the 21st century.

What they say

English's is a unique restaurant offering a warm welcome in Edwardian splendour. On the ground floor we have the famous marble topped Oyster Bar where you can enjoy half a dozen natives and a glass of champagne or have a full meal whilst enjoying the buzz of a busy bar.

About English's Seafood Restaurant

A traditional seafood restaurant owned by the same family since 1945 and on a site where fish and shellfish have been sold for 150 years. A marble-topped Oyster Bar can be found on the ground floor and the main Red Room restaurant – complete with Edwardian-style red velvet upholstery – is situated on the first floor. Diners can also sit on the heated outdoor terrace.

English’s is proud that all its soups and sauces are made on site and most of its seafood is sourced locally. Celebrity diners have ranged from Lord and Lady Olivier, who used to live in Brighton to Charlie Chaplin and more recently Richard E Grant.

This is a specialist seafood restaurant offering a range of fish and shellfish though it also offers meat and vegetarian dishes. Six native oysters cost £15.90p and a seven-course tasting menu £40. A two course Sunday lunch can be had for £14.95p and three courses for £19.95p.

Four stars on Google.

English's Seafood Restaurant