Tag Archives: oysters

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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: Making the Video  


In case you haven’t spotted it yet, over on our About Us page we have a brand new video. It takes you behind the scenes at English’s of Brighton, giving you an insight into what a day’s work is like here – from start to finish. It was great fun to put together, and reflects […]

Wine Tasting with Bibendum

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Following on from our recent morning of wine training with one of our favourite suppliers, Luca from Passione Vino, we were joined by another one of our fantastic wine suppliers; Simon Greenhalgh from Bibendum. We’ve worked with Bibendum for almost three years, they’re a fantastic supplier, and it’s always a great afternoon spent trying a number […]

A weekend of champagne and oysters with Brighton bloggers


Last weekend we invited some of our favourite Brighton bloggers to join us at our marble-topped oyster bar for a spot of champagne and oyster tasting. (Top-Bottom: Jacquie from Bite Me, Brighton//Laura from Places I Eat Brighton//Alexis from Style Memos//Fran from The Graphic Foodie) Some were experienced oyster tasters, some were determined to enjoy our […]

Interview with Jonathan Speirs, Head Oyster Shucker

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Jonathan Speirs has been with English’s of Brighton for 10 years, shucking oysters with the stars throughout his 32-year career in the restaurant business. We asked Jonathan a few questions about his time at English’s, serving up someone’s first oyster, and what he loves about shucking his favourite oysters. What’s your favourite aspect of the […]