Enjoy an evening with Laurent-Perrier

Laurent-Perrier at English's poster

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

List of seafood dishes, which can be found below

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

Sign with 25th National Oyster Opening Competition

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 […]

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

Oyster tray

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!

English's of Brighton terrace

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!

Lobster thermidor

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 […]