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The English Restaurant

50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The four of us decided to try this for breakfast for a change of the hotel menu. So glad we did all had a cracking breakfast nothing left on any of our plates, food was tasty and the freshly squeezed orange juice was very refreshing

Thank Hels72bels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late casual lunch of starters and desserts only which were very good - chocolate fondant is outstanding. Good wine and coffee too. Surprisingly quiet for a Sunday afternoon but good atmosphere and bright seating area which was perfect for us. Extremely good and...More

Thank Albutt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A friend hired the upstairs room for a private dinner on what turned out to be the hottest night of the year. Choice of delicious fishcakes with lovely mixed vegetables and couscous or individual vegetable quiches with salad followed by claret jelly (never had this...More

1  Thank MsSLawrence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we've hired The English Restaurant for a book launch and would certainly use it again. Its location is convenient and accessible. The function room is large and airy, the food is great quality, but the key factor in making this...More

1  Thank mrsaxeman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible, terrible, terrible...We went there for breakfast with some friends from Italy, and we had a very bad time..... pancake uncooked, ask to do it again but some stories, I ask for manager and he really didn't care much.....terrible

Thank Filippo D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional English restaurant in the "city" surrounded by modern skyscrapers. No Wi-Fi. Good choice of beers (also foreigners). Helpful and polite personnel with cockney accent.Traditional English dishes: fish and chips, burger, lamb. In the middle of modernity, try something reminding you the old London. Dont...More

Thank MarcoSpi61
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great for breakfast, great for a quiet after-work drink in the otherwise rammed City. Fav place around Spitalfields.

2  Thank JDS991
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Came for sunday breakfast, been befor , and this visit was just as good as the last. To kick things off to fantastic bloody marrys , then one minute steak breakfast and a full english, everything fresh and hot , this was no hotplate breakfast...More

2  Thank mike j
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The interior is worth a cup of tea at least. Don't get fooled by the facade — the inside is even nicer. I was looking for a quiet place to read a page or two and found it here with comfy chairs and neat lamps....More

1  Thank mnpj71
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I was looking for a restaurant for lunch near to Liverpool Street and i am pleased I found The English Restaurant. It is just across from Spitalfield Market and is like an old wine bar, with open seating and booths. The food is traditional comfort...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
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throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you do Sunday lunch and what time till?
4 March 2016|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, they serve Sunday Lunch from 1pm till closing on Sunday's. If you can book it and request a booth depending on the size of your party. I hope that helps. Best regards and enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 4110
  • E-mail
English restaurant housed in seventeenth century building with authentic all-wood interior. Traditional recipes and cooking always and only from fresh ingredients with a chef's brigade of six.Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lively bar and live jazz music on Wednesday and Friday evenings.Hosting events and parties for up to eighty people and private dining in fully-panelled room for up to sixteen.Full drinks license, fine wines and draught beers at the bar.
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