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The Melrose Restaurant

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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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an international correspondent travelling the world to seek out its mysteries with which to entertain those living a more mundane existence, it has been my good fortune to dine at some of the planet's greatest eateries. Most recently I came to Brighton to interview the eminent art historian, Shan Lancaster, about her forthcoming treatise on Constable and the dirty... More 

Thank dickdurham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant - make sure you order the mussels!! With warm and fresh baguette it is to die for! Seafood here is amazing and also the fish and chips and portion sizes...never had a bad meal here and the staff are always warm and friendly! The menu hasn't got too many pages which I like as it specialises... More 

Thank Danny V
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Melrose Restaurant offers a warm welcome; good food well-cooked, served attentively but without fuss in pleasant surroundings; and very good value for money. It has been family-run for 45 years and the patriarch, Mr Shiarlis, likes to be there to keep a shrewd and kindly eye on things, to greet diners and see to their comfort. We reserved a... More 

Thank Robin P
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant last Saturday, wanting a cosy 30th dinner with the family before going off to party in Brighton. The weather was terrible, so being greeted by the friendly staff who helped us immediately feel the warm, and even offered my sister in particular a hot water bottle, was a God send! I had the seafood platter and... More 

Thank hssanun
Leicester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all take fish and chips for granted but sometimes find ourselve disappointed. I have to say that the food served to us at the Melrose this last weekend was about as good as it gets. It's a small restaurant so nice a and quiet even when busy. The staff are charming and the food was excellent and great value.

Thank dcturner
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a bitterly cold day, we had a lovely warm welcome. 3 of us for lunch - 1 on a mobility scooter, no reservation. Promptly seated and attentively waitered. Menu is simple and food perfectly cooked. Wine selection is small but excellent quality. This is third or fourth Sunday lunch and the quality hasn't varied. We now prefer it to... More 

Thank Judith S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good fish at a reasonable price, right on the sea front. The restaurant isn't flashy looking or even very inviting but don't be put off. This isn't fine dining. So for example, the fish is served with salad and chips, not some flash French dish. However, the fish is the star. Simply but beautifully cooked. We tried two dishes... More 

1 Thank Robin B
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Melrose regularly. It's unpretentious mainly fish restaurant. It also has meat dishes on the menu. However, we go there for fish. It has a good selection of starters including mussels, scallops, avocado and prawns, etc. Fish is always perfectly done. My favourite being dover sole and sea bass. It also has amazing sharing platters. I would definitely recommend.... More 

1 Thank Erikas S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The fish was so Fresh it jumped onto the plate without any assistance! The service was super friendly and Mary is totally in charge.By the way Mary runs the restaurant with Her Family.

2 Thank Richard A
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sit and watch all the goings on around the sea front and I 360 while enjoying a wonderful meal of fresh local food

3 Thank Hattie80

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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 9 - USD 29
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
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, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?