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The English Restaurant

#1,962 of 17,709 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Spitalfields
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50-52 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG, England
+44 20 7247 4110
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Today
08:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub/restaurant vibe but food really needs to be a lot better for the cost - £100 for 2 with house wine. We had 2 fish starters - whitebait and squid. Squid was unexpectedly deep fried so they ended up pretty much the same. Mushroom wellington more expensive than all the meat dishes and tiny. Liver and bacon was good... More 

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Thank Eddie G
London, UK
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must say I am not a big fan of pubs or food served in most pubs or British cuisine in general. So I went here on a business lunch invitation. Despite the odd choice, it was perfect because the 5 of us were seated on a isolated corner which gave us a lot of privacy and a welcome sense... More 

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Thank KooChoLondon_UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food average for the price. Wasn't terrible but we expected more after the hype. I wouldn't recommend it. No heating in the restaurant either, so the whole meal was spent in the chill. Won't be going back!

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1 Thank Marcus C
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure what they did to my Venison Wellington but it was grey, spongey and encased in soggy pastry. Perhaps it was boiled ? My brother's steak was tiny, thin and gristly. The waiter tried to pass it off as fat but this was a steak in name only. It should not have been served. If you want... More 

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Thank lm262930
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a girls catch up. We were so busy talking we took ages to order but the staff were so attentive and nice. The food was great, steak was gorgeous! Not cheap but worth the money. Would definitely recommend.

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1 Thank Ferrarichick84
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Spitalfields market's charm and attraction is the hustle and bustle and variety of foods available to purchase. But if you need a short, peaceful break, head across the road for refreshments at the English Restaurant. It looks like a traditional pub from the outside but it is far from it. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food... More 

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2 Thank Julie H
Warwickshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Good English food. Believe it or not, disbelievers, there is such a thing! The Venison Wellington was second to none. Service was refreshingly casual (not false) or in other words, it was authentically English. The atmosphere was superb in the function room with a real fire burning away..... in the City! Very enjoyable, I will return.

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1 Thank Lloydys
London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We recently visited with a dozen of friends for a Christmas lunch. Got a private room which was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. It's the food that did not make it for many of us. To speak for myself - chestnut and mushroom soup - weird watery, tasteless coagulation of ingredients, had to return it, which I nearly... More 

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Thank Mi D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The English Restaurant is situated in an historic, 18th-century town house opposite the Spitalfields market. Now a busy area for food, it is lucky to have the English Restaurant here because it is one of the best in the city. The décor looks as if it hasn't changed in 300 years and that produces a marvellous atmosphere in which to... More 

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2 Thank Michael D
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our visit was Ok and meal and service generally OK. We asked for a spilt bill and received two receipts. It was only when we looked at the receipts later that staff had kindly entered a tip on each bill at £2.50 without our permission. Come to think of it they took our cards and used the contact facility on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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