Simon Leigh-Jones: 50 not out. Part one

Simon at English’s in his early days of ownership of the restaurant

This is a momentous year in English’s history as it marks the 50th anniversary that Simon Leigh-Jones, English’s owner, started working at the restaurant. From cleaning the walk-in-fridge to helping in the kitchen, restaurant and office, Simon has certainly earned his stripes in the restaurant over the years! We sat down with Simon and asked […]

Spring has sprung: new season, new menu


Well, we can at last say with some certainty, that spring has most certainly sprung into life. The weather is more settled and warmer, flowers are getting the right temperature to grow and our terrace parasols are once again visible from their hibernation… As the comedian Robin Williams once put it: “Spring is nature’s way […]

English’s and Rathfinny Wine Estate in new Partnership.


We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between English’s and the esteemed, Rathfinny Wine Estate. Rathfinny is family-owned Wine Estate, established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver, dedicated to producing some of the world’s finest vintage sparkling wines from a perfect site in Sussex, England. Located on a wonderful south-facing slope in […]

Welcome Jonathan Speirs, our new General Manager!


You may have noticed when you’ve visited us recently that there’s been a changing of the guard in the restaurant. Out goes much loved and valued General Manager, Andries J. Pienaar, fondly known to staff and customers alike as ‘Andre’, and into his position comes English’s stalwart and Oysterman, Jonathan Speirs. Whilst we’re sad to […]

Have a glass of Laurent Perrier on us!


Let’s face it, it’s been a difficult time for everyone recently, so we’ve decided to give all of our customers a ‘glass’ of light and bubbly relief throughout January. Until stocks last, every customer that books a table throughout January 2022, will receive a complementary glass of Laurent Perrier. Terms & Conditions are set out […]

Have a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas.


What a(nother) year it’s been! Christmas at least offers us a chance to kick back, to rest and reflect and be with our loved ones, although at the time of sending this, there are still some uncertainties around what the immediate future might bring. One thing is certain, here at English’s we will continue to […]

Autumn at English’s


Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter when the temperature cools considerably, so it’s the perfect time to book your cosy spot inside at English’s and try some of our warming, nourishing dishes from our new Autumn menus. Yuri, our Head Chef, has been busy creating some sumptuous new dishes to complement our existing […]

Homeward Bound


English’s is delighted to be part of the Homeward Bound Festival, which is taking place at sites across The Living Coast on the 2 & 3 October 2021. It’s a celebration of the fishing and maritime industries, as well as the region’s rich folk music tradition and ocean-bound cultural heritage. There’ll be live music and […]

Raising The Roof!


We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we recently had our roof cleared and cleaned at English’s and the transformation is stunning! A huge thanks for Alex and the team at PC COM for doing such a brilliant job – the before and after photographs tell the story more than we could. As a result […]

Stopham Wines Now Listed at English’s


We are delighted to now be listing Stopham Vineyard wines at English’s. Rather than us trying to explain how delightful they are – which they truly are! – we asked Marie Davies, Business Development Manager at Stopham, to tell us the company’s back story and which of their wines will be available at English’s. “We […]