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The new oyster season is cause for celebration at English’s of Brighton

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As we mentioned in our last blog, September is a really special time for us. To celebrate one of the most important dates in our calendar we organised an event out on our terrace to mark the start of the new oyster season, which began on the 1st September. We invited loyal customers and friends […]



September’s always a great month for English’s. There are a lot of changes happening for us, and for our customers, which we’re really excited about. First up we have the opening of the Native Oyster season. This happens on Monday 1st September, which is the first day we can sell Native oysters again. The season […]

Meet our Suppliers: Scoop and Crumb

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Scoop and Crumb are local ice-cream legends, and have been supplying English’s with wonderfully inspiring ice-cream for almost two years. In the latest in our series of interviews with our suppliers, we chat to Jonathan Dickson, owner of Scoop and Crumb, about when his love affair with ice-cream began, and what his personal favourites are. When did […]

Interview with Andre Pienaar, Restaurant Manager


Andre Pienaar has been at English’s of Brighton for almost six years, working as our Restaurant Manager. Here we chat to him about his experience in the restaurant industry, how important customer feedback is for him, and what he likes doing outside of the restaurant. What do you enjoy most about your job? I love working and […]

Interview with Nick Emmott, General Manager

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Nick Emmott has been with us for six years, working as our General Manager. Here we chat to him about his duties as manager, his involvement in menu development and his experience over the years in the restaurant business. Nick Emmott, General Manager (right) What do you enjoy most about your job? The diversity and […]

Laurent-Perrier arrives as English’s House Champagne


After a 15-year relationship with Moutard Champagne as our house brand, we are very pleased to announce that we have moved over to Laurent-Perrier, who will serve as our House Champagne at English’s of Brighton. A few months ago we were invited by Laurent-Perrier to stock their champagnes and to sell the Laurent-Perrier Brut as […]

English’s adds Sauvignon Blanc from Newton Johnson


We’d been searching for a great wine that’s perfect by the glass, and we found it at the Newton Johnson vineyard. The family-run vineyard – situated near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town – have over 30 years of experience in the wine industry, so straight away […]

Interview with Alessandro Colageo, Sous Chef


Alessandro Colageo has been with us for six months now, working as our Sous Chef under the wing of Head Chef Clayton Green. Alessandro is 40 years old, has been married 10 years to Margherita and they have a son, Alberto, who 19 months old. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his […]

English’s visit oyster supplier Richard Haward

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Earlier in the year a handful of our staff were lucky enough to join one of our oldest oyster suppliers out on the boat to experience what it takes to farm the oysters we dish up. Richard Haward and his son Bram have supplied us with rock and native oysters for decades, fishing from West […]

Simon Leigh-Jones, owner of English’s of Brighton, talks wine

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Simon Leigh-Jones has been running English’s of Brighton since the 1980s, and since then he’s taken the wine list from a measly 20 options to choose from, to over 100. Here Simon talks about how he chooses what makes the list, what gets dropped, and what his personal favourites are. How important is the wine menu to you […]