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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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Sutton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your choice is fish, this is the place (yes, plaice, if you prefer!). A sound range of starters available and, it would seem, absolutely any fish you can readily think of. My Dover Sole (off the bone, as requested) was perfect! The sweets available are quite adventurous for Brighton (possibly as a result of the restaurant owners background) and... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch on a quiet Monday before going on the i360 and had an excellent lunch. We shared the mixed grilled and fried fish and a whole dressed crab salad - my mum is very partial to dressed crab and a bit of a connoisseur. This one was delicious - beautiful,y presented with two big claws on... More 

Thank Helen L
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice lunch in here yesterday before going on the BA i360. Delicious cooked food, good service and in all a good lunch. Only thing - Kids meals could be improved ie. pasta and not the usual with chips etc. Would come again.. Maybe in you can do sandwiches?

1 Thank MrJ20132013
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the Melrose when in Brighton and are never disappointed. Unfussy but very fresh fish. Perfect

Thank Joofsh
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Melrose for their fish and chips which is always beautifully cooked using quality fish. Good, friendly service at very reasonable prices

1 Thank Paul B
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit from us as not been for a few months. As always superb with our lovely young lady serving us. We had the hot seafood platter to share it was spot on with a nice glass of red wine. We are never disappointed always top class food.....

Thank Julie D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely welcome. Attentive staff. Menu is reliable, excellent quality. Today, a gorgeous starter of mussels followed by excellent quality steak and Greek salad (for the price). Friends with me also had avocado and prawns starter. Mainly enjoyed the Sunday roast but massively liked the scallops wrapped in bacon. Wine list of a very superior quality (again for the... More 

Thank Judith S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch freshly made, £23.50 for two . Fish chips and mushy peas with a pot of tea. Service charge added on the bill. Sea. View from front of dinning area

1 Thank jason j
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We visited by chance as the Regency next door seemed a little chaotic. The staff were attentive and polite, the menu was a little retro "70's posh restaurant" but we loved that. The fish served was excellent the wine properly chilled. The decor is somewhat dated but it is clean and in good order. All in all a very pleasant... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I visited this restaurant several times when I first moved to Brighton, during the summer, you can enjoy the sunshine whilst eating some delicious fish. The waiters are very friendly and the food is consistently good and better value than in the lanes. I recommend the Dover Sole for £18.50. The Chablis is very good too!

Thank Sophie O

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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
US$9 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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