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The Melrose Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

check out my travels, then you will read that i have tried the best of the best, (ocassionally) the worst restaurants. Brilliant quality food, great service. Unpretentious quality at its best. Fantastic Value.

1 Thank retiredtravelagent
St Albans, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant before and came back to find it continues to be relaxed and welcoming. I really like the old fashioned feel of this place but the food is definitely bang upto date.

1 Thank MomDawn
Hotel Hamiot
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only use this restaurant in Brighton for fish and chips great portions at a reasonable price. The other dishes look great as well but we have not got past the cod and chips.

1 Thank harrysmeech
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint seafood restaurant serving lovely seafood, beautifully cooked. Desserts on display to tempt you and they are lovely too! Not very busy during our visit and can only think this is because it was a cold night and there's no central heating. Big room with high ceiling and only fan heaters so it could have been warmer! Would return for... More 

1 Thank Martin M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this friendly family restaurant over its equally famous neighbour because it looked more comfortable. Reviews on this site suggested that both were equally good and of a high standard. The staff were welcoming and helpful but sadly the food was only average. I had a seafood sampler with several types of fish and some calamari with salad. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold wet Tuesday on our way to a gig at the Brighton Centre ,we happened upon this lovely place. It was very quiet when we first arrived , but were immediately made to feel welcome. The fish menu was very reasonable value and quality was excellent. While we were there it filled up and it was obvious that... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't aware of this restaurant, even though I have lived in the area for 10 years. It was really good fresh fish - the fish and chips from the menu was great, and really huge portions. I have been back again since!

1 Thank JonRankin
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a dinner of 7-8 super king prawns with well cooked chips, plus a G and T in this silver service restaurant (which is situated right next door to the Regency rest) for an amazing £20 including service! Super presentation, with wet wipes, discard plate for shells and amazing friendly service all included!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm reception, just-right service and a delightful meal. Was there with my son, a demanding diner. Prawns and scallops starters were great. Soft succulent and tasty. Main courses were the fried fish platter and muscle pasta. Both very enjoyable, filling, light and fresh. No ifs, no butts, great dining.

Thank CJoutandabout
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite having lived here for nearly 40 years and visited the Recency Restaurant next door several times I'd never been to the Melrose It seems it was my loss. The menu is very similar to the Regency but the experience was much more relaxed and, dare I say it, refined. Quality fish and excellent service means we'll be revisiting.

1 Thank kyairi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Seafood, European, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 326520
Fresh fish, shellfish and seafood restaurant. Scottish Steaks also available. Seafront location. Family run restaurant.(run by the same family for the last 50 years). Outside seating available. Opposite British Airways i360 tower.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?