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The Melrose Restaurant

132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (44 reviews)
“dover sole” (26 reviews)
“apple pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in a nearby hotel, and having researched local restaurants, we decided on Melrose. Good choice. My husband had Avocado pear and prawns to start, and I had mussels, both quite sizeable portions and both very fresh. A glass of house wine £3.50,...More

1  Thank Cammorkids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb restaurant, excellent waiter and waitress. Both of whom are very professional, attentive without being obsequious. If you want a feed that is well cooked, contains fresh ingredients and doesn't kick a hole in your wallet. This is the place to go to.

1  Thank joecullinane1525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place at the last minute and after reading the reviews thought we'd give it a go. The service was great and quick and although the decor is worn and dated it's still got a nice atmosphere. The oysters were good and fresh, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for an early evening supper and it was excellent from start to finish and excellent value I would fully recommend a visit great food and great value

Thank Creativesolutons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Seafood Platter for £8.95. See the photo - it was every bit as good as it looks. Instead of a formulaic and tasteless mixture of processed seafood items which one might sometimes expect for this price, I was served a plate of...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the portions were quite big, we couldnt even eat the dessert cause we were very full. I enjoyed my dinner with fish. The staff was quite cold with customers except for one italian girl who has been really helpful and...More

Thank Giulia G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend took the mussels, his sister and I took the fried cod with chips. The fish and mussels were all fresh and well-cooked. The staff is really friendly, helpful. The restaurant looks a bit old but it's great place!

1  Thank Aline C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Been coming to the Melrose for over 20 years and it hasn't changed a lot. Predominantly a fish restaurant, steaks and other favourites are available at reasonable prices. A massive fish platter and chips costs under £10, grilled plaice and skate are also around £10...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I happened upon the Melrose last night. The fried cod is as good as I have ever had, and exceptionally good valve for money. On returning for lunch I had the mixed seafood platter, all cooked to perfection and again very good value for money....More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered a southern comfort and lemonade which came with black bits floating around in the glass, asked for a Sunday roast (which stated outside the restaurant on a big board) was told no they weren't serving it. A few minutes later after I'd ordered fish...More

Thank _bx31998
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, 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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