The team visit the Haward family on West Mersea Island

Staff team out on the boat at West Mersea Island

Two weeks ago, Jonathan (head oyster shucker), Sara (waitress), Carlos (Jnr Sous Chef) and Yuri (Head Chef) headed up to West Mersea Island to spend the day with Richard Haward and his son, Bram out on the boat. The family have been farming rock and native oysters in the Blackwater Estuary for seven generations, and […]

Meet Yuri Magni, our new Head Chef

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Yuri Magni joined us a few months ago as Head Chef, and has created the new menu we’re serving this summer. Find out how his love of family and food sparked a career in cooking, and what his favourite ingredient is. What’s your favourite food memory? I’m Italian, where food is rooted deeply in our […]

New to the oyster bar: Menai Oysters

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You might have seen them featured on Great British Menu, when Ellis Barrie stole the show with his fish dish – now it’s time to try Menai Oysters for yourself at our oyster bar. Hard to come across in the UK, these oysters are served at a select few restaurants and oyster bars in the […]

Congratulations Mike White from The Salt Room – Best Emerging Chef 2017!

Banner for English's Chef-off, featuring the event sponsors and logos

Joined by some of the best restaurants, food critics and journalists from across Sussex, we hosted the inaugural English’s Chef-off in May 2017. It was a tense afternoon as our competing chefs cooked live in front of a crowded audience, before presenting their finished dish to our panel of judges, who critiqued each entry based […]

English’s Chef-off: Watch it live!

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On Thursday 11th May we’ll be pitting some of Brighton’s best junior chefs against each other in English’s Chef-off. Working in Chef de Partie level or lower across Brighton and Hove, they will be cooking and serving their signature dishes out on the terrace in front of our panel of judges, audience of food experts and competition […]

Win! 6 pairs of tickets for English’s Chef-off 2017


The Brighton food scene has never been so exciting; awards, press coverage, new restaurants popping up – and whilst we’ve been celebrating the big names of Brighton, now we’re looking to champion the next generation of budding chefs. In a brand new annual cooking competition, we’ve invited the brightest talent from across Brighton and Hove […]

Last chance for Lobster Night and Dover Sole Night – don’t miss out!

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Last year we wanted to introduce more people to lobster and Dover sole, two of our favourite ingredients, at an affordable price. We put together two exclusive set menus, with each dish cooked in a different classic style, and every meal served with complimentary Prosecco and a side dish or two. We held weekly Lobster and […]

BRAVO Awards: Vote for English’s!

Vote for English's of Brighton in the BRAVO Awards. China lobster with BRAVO card

If you haven’t heard of them, or haven’t already voted, now’s the time to find out who the Brighton Restaurants Awards Vote Online (BRAVO) are, and to tell them who you think the best of the Brighton food scene is. Voters can win up to £350 worth of foodie prizes – including £200 to spend at […]

Celebrate the end of Dry January with cocktails

Three cocktails - espresso martini, cosmopolitan and mojito

Dry January is finally over, and we’re serving a line-up of classic cocktails to mark the occasion – including Hemingway’s favourite, the ever-popular Mojito, and Sunday morning saviour, the Bloody Mary. Handmade at the bar, there’s nothing quite like front-row seats as the cocktails are shaken and the oysters are shucked right in front of you. Our […]

New Year, New Menu

Pan-fried scallops, creamed celeriac, bacon, salsa verde

The sunshine’s somewhat deceiving, there’s a distinct chill in the air and the memory of snow hasn’t quite faded, but we couldn’t resist adding a sprinkling of spring to our brand new menu. Bursting with winter warmers, we’re serving English’s fish stew, and seabass with garlic pomme purée, spinach, chanterelles & red wine jus - or enjoy plates that prove […]