English's of Brighton

English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
Last week, I was invited to English's for an afternoon of champagne and oysters. The restaurant itself has been around since the 1940's and is one of the oldest restaurants in Brighton. Embarrassingly, I'd never been before - it's one of those places that I have thought of being a place where tourists visit. I now regret this! 

I love seafood. Oysters are one of my favourites they're not loved by everyone, have an acquired taste and don't look that appealing but, I find them really tasty. The Rock Oysters we had were from West Mersea were huge and very slippery in texture! I had mine with a squeeze of lemon, washed down with a lovely glass of champagne by Laurent-Perrier.

Having a little break from oysters, I decided to sample some of the restaurants smoked salmon. They smoke theirs on site and, it's a five day process from beginning to end, using a mixture of Earl Grey tea and wood chips. It was very delicious and I could've eaten a lot more than I did. I'll be back for that soon. 
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
Other canapes were on offer, including battered fish with tartare sauce, king scallops in a garlic butter, and mini fish burgers which, I didn't get round to trying as I'm so limited to what I can have with my braces.
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
English's of Brighton by What Laura did Next
After a couple more glasses of champagne and a few more oysters, I left feeling full and giddy. I had a little browse of their menu when I got home and, I'll definitely be going back, dragging someone along with me for dinner or lunch soon.

29- 31 East Street
Brighton BN1 1HL