From the myriad of fish and chippies in Brighton, to fine dining, Brighton has it all.
English’s of Brighton is beautifully set in a row of Victorian cottages, slap bang in the middle of the famous Lanes area.
After some retail therapy or simply browsing the multitude of antique shops, you can settle down in this delightful restaurant and enjoy the ambiance and tasty fish dishes on offer, some traditional and some with their own special twist on a classic.
The menu is quite comprehensive, with nibbles or sharing platters to enjoy before diving into your main course. Oysters and lobster are always available, with that fresh taste of the sea and arriving succulent and glossy on your plate.
Perhaps not in inclement winter months, but you do have the option of dining outside in the pretty garden and terrace and enjoying the sunshine. You can dine a la carte, or choose the set menu, and there is always a choice of potatoes or risotto, not just chips with everything! There are plenty of side dishes such as salads and vegetables, and if you can manage more after your main course, there are a good selection of desserts to choose from.
Try to get a table overlooking the beach at Riddle and Finns the Beach, it really is worth it. As you can imagine, this restaurant gets very busy due to its location, but it does have a sister restaurant located in the Lanes.
Seafood and the normal fish offerings such as cod are available here, but there is always a ‘catch of the day’, such as sea bream, which you know has come straight from the sea.
Oysters are always a house speciality which can be accompanied by champagne or wine from their comprehensive beverages list. On fine days, you can dine outside, or for a special occasion book a private room.
Situated in the marina, this restaurant serves good, honest food in a large but casual dining room. You can dine inside or out and enjoy the sound of the sea.
The usual British fare such as cod and chips, scampi and chips and fish burgers are abundant, but there are other fish and seafood options including French-style mussels in a white wine sauce. Barracuda is well known for its fish grills and skewer selections, giving you the option to taste different fish or seafood all on one plate. Delicious, whatever you choose.
There is a set menu, available Monday to Friday, which does include meat items, should one of your party not eat fish. A good place for a group of friends to enjoy a get together.
Located close to the sea with views of the old West Pier, The Salt Room is more like fine dining than ‘grab and go’. You can enjoy eating inside the modern interior, or outside on the terrace and smell the salty air.
A weekday set menu can be enjoyed or choose from the a la carte. Mondays (not Bank holidays) are BYO (bring your own) days for dinner and only a £5 corkage charge, which is quite rare to find these days.
Large seafood platters are extremely popular here, as are the clever selection of whole fish beautifully cooked on the Josper grill, seared to perfection on the outside and soft and delicate on the inside. Desserts are nothing short of spectacular with real finesse, as are the choice of wines.
Ethical and sustainable fishing is at the forefront of this delightful restaurant. Expect a huge array of freshly caught fish and seafood including lobster, oysters, crab and clams, the latter being the inspiration for the restaurant name, and served ‘cataplana-style’.
The Copper Clam is located in the Arches area of Brighton, and once again you can dine in or out, dependent on weather. Whilst seafood is predominant on the menu, vegetarians and meat-eaters are also catered for.
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