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The Melrose Restaurant

132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
+44 1273 326520
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (46 reviews)
“dover sole” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
132 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch here on a chilly day in December, but the warmth both of the restaurant and the welcome more than made up for the weather. The service was superb and charming, and the choice of fresh fish dishes was very impressive. We were...More

1  Thank TravellingHappily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb starters, my scallops wrapped in bacon were perfectly seared without losing any of the the tender texture. My partner enjoyed the smoked salmon. Our fresh fish platters were sublime. Halibut was amazing with the cod, salmon, scampi and calamari not disappointing in the least....More

1  Thank LOTR1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit after the 360i trip ,Super Seafood Platter & mussels & very reasonable for the Seafront in Brighton .

1  Thank Lynthefox05
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Ate three times at the Melrose in the 6 days we stayed as an 11 strong, 3 generation family ranging in age from 2 to 68 with 6 adults and 5 children. We have been here, and reviewed before. It is a wonderful family sea...More

1  Thank Joofsh
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Walked in, shown to table, and would you like a drink. prompt polite and efficient service, with Good fish and chips, and its licenced. Just what you want after a day out in Brighton

1  Thank JamesKent
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went into the Melrose as we were told it was the locals favourite and had a very nice meal washed down with some pleasant house white wine. Service good but would like hot plates as my husband takes his time over his meal . Just...More

1  Thank nannypenguin
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The fish in the mixed seafood platter was almost tasteless - not seasoned enough prior to cooking? Everything else OK.

Thank paul3061
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Really really nice tasty easy food. We had fish and chips four times, all good!! Good service and a perfect location. Thanks.

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Melrose and The Regency are both fish & chip restaurants looking out to sea opposite the i360, so perfect for being in the hub of things. If one is full then go to the other restaurant - some people like one or the other...More

1  Thank 11London1111
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This restaurant has lovely food and lovely staff. We visited twice and would certainly return. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and were very attentive. It is also very good value

1  Thank Avril A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View
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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