Q & A with Kensington MD Ellis Mendelson


Kensington is the sponsor of this year’s English’s Chef Off and has been a partner of English’s for decades. Providing installation, service and repairs of commercial catering equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning, they play a vital role in keeping our kitchen in the best possible shape. We spoke to Ellis Mendelson, the Managing Director of Kensington. […]

Chef Off 2018


On May 10th, some of Brighton’s best emerging chefs from the city’s most famous restaurants will be taking part in the second, English’s of Brighton ‘Chef Off.’ After last year’s fantastic event was won by Mike White of The Salt Room, the question everyone is asking is ‘who will be crowned Brighton’s best emerging chef […]

From the sea to your plate: Oysters


At English’s we know our oysters inside and out, rock and native, raw and cooked. We’ve been in the seafood business for over 150 years and we’re the only restaurant in the city that provides our customers with four different types of oyster. In the first of a series of blogs about various seafood we […]

New menu, old favourites

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Nowhere else in Brighton can you find a classic experience quite like English’s. From the moment you walk into the restaurant, the welcome you receive, the unique decor, the high-level service and the food is all of the highest quality. For over 150 years, in our unique restaurant nestled in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, […]

Our General Manager, Nick Emmott, reaches Restaurant Manager of the Year final


English’s of Brighton General Manager Nick Emmott reached the final of the prestigious Academy of Food and Wine Service’s Restaurant Manager of the Year award. He progressed through a strong semi-final that featured 10 of the best restaurateurs the country to reach the final four. We spoke to Nick about this accolade. You must be delighted to have […]

Laurent-Perrier Evening

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Last week we hosted a very special evening with Laurent-Perrier, in which guests were served a delicious 5-course meal each accompanied with a specially selected Champagne pairing. Laurent-Perrier’s rich 200-year history was wonderfully brought to life by Brigitte Hennessy. English’s are proud to call Laurent-Perrier our signature Champagne and this evening was a fantastic opportunity to […]

Enjoy an evening with Laurent-Perrier

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting an evening with Laurent-Perrier at English’s on 23rd November. With a history of over 200 years, we are proud to serve Laurent-Perrier as our signature Champagne, and excited to welcome them to English’s for what is set to be both an informative and inspiring evening. Tickets are priced at […]

National Seafood Week: 6th – 13th October 2017

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It’s that time again! National Seafood Week is coming up this week, and we have an exclusive menu to celebrate. Every day we’ll be serving a different dish to champion our favourite fishy ingredients, from mussels to mackerel, sardines to sea bream, and each dish includes a £1 donation to The Fishermen’s Mission. We’re also […]

British Oyster Opening Championship

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Last week we made our way up to London to take part in another year’s British Oyster Opening Championship. English’s have been taking part for the best part of two decades, and this year we put forward Antonio Lavia, one of our general managers, to shuck his way to the winning place, and the chance to […]

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 […]