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 […]

Wine Training at English’s with Passione Vino

Earlier in the week we were joined by one of our favourite wine suppliers, Luca from Passione Vino. Passione Vino have been supplying innovative and exceptional wine since 2003, and we’ve been working with Luca for three years, having met him in London at a wine fair – it was love at first sight! Luca came […]

Interview with Clayton Green, Head Chef

Clayton Green has been with us for almost four years, starting as our Senior Sous Chef before climbing his way to the top as Head Chef. We asked him a few questions about his cooking career, favourite dishes and where he gets his cooking inspiration from. When did you first start your career in the […]

Interview with Jonathan Speirs, Head Oyster Shucker

Jonathan Speirs has been with English’s of Brighton for 10 years, shucking oysters with the stars throughout his 32-year career in the restaurant business. We asked Jonathan a few questions about his time at English’s, serving up someone’s first oyster, and what he loves about shucking his favourite oysters. What’s your favourite aspect of the […]

Welcome to the brand new English’s of Brighton website!

Welcome to our brand new website! It’s been in the pipeline for a while, and we’re really excited to show you around the new design. Many of the original features have remained the same – a lot like our restaurant! – But now you’ll find a few added extras. Let us give you the tour. […]