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The English Restaurant

50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All we had was the bread and butter pudding. But what a pudding. Just excellent with the warm cream to pour on and into it. A warming breakfast for a rainy day. We want to come back for more food because we have read that...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the English Restaurant for Sunday lunch today and chose their roast of the day, it was fantastic! Everything you'd expect from a roast was spot on. The roast beef was perfectly pink and tender, the vegetables varied and delicious, the Yorkshire pudding...More

Thank johnandshelaghjessup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday brunch en route to Wembley for NFL. Have to say this has superseded the London brunch venues previously on our list My steak breakfast was perfect and Claudia's Arnold Bennett omelette was amazing (smoked haddock n cheese - yummy but MEGA...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch in this top quality restaurant - a really nice feel about the dining area which has the original booth areas still in tact. The menu is very English, as you would expect. I had the liver and bacon which was delicious...More

1  Thank Yvonnesuffolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst visiting friends in nearby Stratford we all decided to go for a midday brunch. We ended up a seemingly pleasant building which was of good decor and fascinating quirks in and around the building. We were sat in a round table as it was...More

Thank whomenoway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop in for a pint first and stay for dinner. Do make a reservation as this restaurant is gainingin popularity. Good variety of dishes.

Thank welcomehomeworld
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Just across from Spitalfield Market, this is restaurant has the warm ambiance of a wood-paneled, 17th-century townhouse and serves traditional English comfort food. It is a great spot for a lunch on a dreary day. The bread and butter pudding is excellent, and the pies...More

Thank Dave_from_MN
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Step back in time and enjoy a guiness and English pub food while answering the friendly and curious locals. We really enjoyed this, you will also.

Thank laymantommy
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be the best spot in Spitalfields for a coffee, a beer, lunch or supper. Today it was just a Neck Oil! Friendly staff, the owner sat at the bar and my friend loved the pot of English Breakfast tea, would we go...More

1  Thank RevARider2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Not great, popped in on a Saturday afternoon for a meal the place was pretty quiet. Ordered white bait to start, the chef obviously didn't bother to heat up the oil properly as arrived soggy and tasting of stale fat. Next the fish special, again...More

Thank LondonHotelinspector
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its
most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the
next big global trend, the hipster zone of
Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around
the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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3 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
US$7 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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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