Reservation confirmations at English’s

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Due to the ongoing issue of ‘no shows’, which are a major issue in the hospitality industry, from April 1st 2023 English’s will be taking credit/debit card details as confirmation of booking through our online booking platform. No money will be taken from a card unless someone fails to turn up for their booking – […]

Win a three-course Winter Lunch for two!


We’re giving away a three-course Winter Lunch for two in our social media competition. For the chance of winning, head over to our Instagram page, follow us, like our ‘Winter Lunch Competition’ posts and tag a friend you’d bring with you to enjoy a superb three course lunch and a glass of house wine at […]

Winter Warmers at English’s


Winter calls for plenty of nourishing and warming dishes and we’ve got plenty on offer on our new menus at English’s. We recently had the delight of shooting and sampling some of the highlights created by our head chef, Yuri Magni, and we feature these in our latest blog. Prepare to have your taste buds […]

Free Fizz Throughout December!

Free Glass of Fizz

Throughout December we are offering a free glass of fizz for each guest when 6 or more people book (available Sunday – Friday, not bookable with Weekday Lunch or Lobster Day menus). Come and celebrate at English’s in unique surroundings in the heart of Brighton, with superb food and service. To claim the free fizz […]

New Three Course Lunch offer and the return of Lobster Day!


There may not be any such thing as a ‘free lunch’, however, our new three course weekday lunch menu is the next best thing! The menu includes: Starters: Bisque, crab & lobster, brandy cream, croutons; Mussels marinières, shallot, garlic, white wine, cream, thyme Mains: Sussex ale battered fish & chips, cod loin, mushy peas, tartare […]

English’s wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Hospitality

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2022 Award Winner

We’re delighted to have been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner for the Hospitality category. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveller reviews from diners around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, English’s consistently delivered positive experiences to diners. […]

New Autumn Menu

new autumn menu

Autumn is here and we’re very far from spring and its sweet follies, from summer and its exalted passions. The days are shorter, the nights colder, and yet the seasonal dishes from our new Autumn Menu are a perfect mix of warmth, colour and flavour. Head chef, Yuri Magni, has created some gorgeously simple yet […]

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 […]