Interview with Andre Pienaar, Restaurant Manager

Andre Pienaar has been at English’s of Brighton for almost six years, working as our Restaurant Manager. Here we chat to him about his experience in the restaurant industry, how important customer feedback is for him, and what he likes doing outside of the restaurant. What do you enjoy most about your job? I love working and […]

Interview with Nick Emmott, General Manager

Nick Emmott has been with us for six years, working as our General Manager. Here we chat to him about his duties as manager, his involvement in menu development and his experience over the years in the restaurant business. Nick Emmott, General Manager (right) What do you enjoy most about your job? The diversity and […]

Laurent-Perrier arrives as English’s House Champagne

After a 15-year relationship with Moutard Champagne as our house brand, we are very pleased to announce that we have moved over to Laurent-Perrier, who will serve as our House Champagne at English’s of Brighton. A few months ago we were invited by Laurent-Perrier to stock their champagnes and to sell the Laurent-Perrier Brut as […]

English’s adds Sauvignon Blanc from Newton Johnson

We’d been searching for a great wine that’s perfect by the glass, and we found it at the Newton Johnson vineyard. The family-run vineyard – situated near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town – have over 30 years of experience in the wine industry, so straight away […]

Interview with Alessandro Colageo, Sous Chef

Alessandro Colageo has been with us for six months now, working as our Sous Chef under the wing of Head Chef Clayton Green. Alessandro is 40 years old, has been married 10 years to Margherita and they have a son, Alberto, who 19 months old. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his […]

English’s visit oyster supplier Richard Haward

Earlier in the year a handful of our staff were lucky enough to join one of our oldest oyster suppliers out on the boat to experience what it takes to farm the oysters we dish up. Richard Haward and his son Bram have supplied us with rock and native oysters for decades, fishing from West […]

Simon Leigh-Jones, owner of English’s of Brighton, talks wine

Simon Leigh-Jones

Simon Leigh-Jones has been running English’s of Brighton since the 1980s, and since then he’s taken the wine list from a measly 20 options to choose from, to over 100. Here Simon talks about how he chooses what makes the list, what gets dropped, and what his personal favourites are. How important is the wine menu to you […]

Behind the Scenes: Making the Video  

In case you haven’t spotted it yet, over on our About Us page we have a brand new video. It takes you behind the scenes at English’s of Brighton, giving you an insight into what a day’s work is like here – from start to finish. It was great fun to put together, and reflects […]

Wine Tasting with Bibendum

Following on from our recent morning of wine training with one of our favourite suppliers, Luca from Passione Vino, we were joined by another one of our fantastic wine suppliers; Simon Greenhalgh from Bibendum. We’ve worked with Bibendum for almost three years, they’re a fantastic supplier, and it’s always a great afternoon spent trying a number […]

A weekend of champagne and oysters with Brighton bloggers

Last weekend we invited some of our favourite Brighton bloggers to join us at our marble-topped oyster bar for a spot of champagne and oyster tasting. (Top-Bottom: Jacquie from Bite Me, Brighton//Laura from Places I Eat Brighton//Alexis from Style Memos//Fran from The Graphic Foodie) Some were experienced oyster tasters, some were determined to enjoy our […]