Tag Archives: oysters

The team visit the Haward family on West Mersea Island

Staff team out on the boat at West Mersea Island

Two weeks ago, Jonathan (head oyster shucker), Sara (waitress), Carlos (Jnr Sous Chef) and Yuri (Head Chef) headed up to West Mersea Island to spend the day with Richard Haward and his son, Bram out on the boat. The family have been farming rock and native oysters in the Blackwater Estuary for seven generations, and […]

New to the oyster bar: Menai Oysters

You might have seen them featured on Great British Menu, when Ellis Barrie stole the show with his fish dish – now it’s time to try Menai Oysters for yourself at our oyster bar. Hard to come across in the UK, these oysters are served at a select few restaurants and oyster bars in the […]

Enjoy the new oyster season at English’s

New oyster season

On 1st September we’ll be saying goodbye to our Duchy of Cornwall oysters, and welcoming in a new oyster season, and a new supplier. Next week we’ll be serving oysters from The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery Company. Dating back to 1701, the Wallace family were granted a Royal Charter of the Loch Ryan oyster bed […]


As the summer rapidly approaches we’re waving goodbye to a season of native oysters, and welcoming in a new menu of rock oysters. Served only in months with ‘R’ in the name, native oysters are available to enjoy from September – April, which means that after 30th April native oysters won’t be available to order […]

Sid’s golden oysters are still at large!

While we’ve been enjoying spring’s blue skies out on our sunny terrace, Sid’s been waiting patiently for his Easter scavengers to hunt down the last few golden oysters and claim their Sussex County Cricket Club prizes. With just FIVE chances left to win, you’ll find our golden oysters hidden between the West and Palace piers […]

Interview with Sara Murroni, Restaurant Staff

Sara Murroni has been at English’s of Brighton for over two years now, working with our fantastic team of waiting staff.  Here we chat to Sara about her experience in the restaurant business,  her favourite dish and what she likes to do in her spare time. How long have you worked at English’s of Brighton for? […]

Interview with Rebecca Larkham, Restaurant Staff

Rebecca Larkham has been with us since late last year, working with our fantastic team of waiting staff. Here we find out what her favourite aspect of the job is and which dish she would pick as her favourite from the new autumn menu. How long have you worked at English’s of Brighton for? I […]

English’s NEW Autumn Menu – the return of bouillabaisse!

With the launch of the new oyster season and an event to thank our most loyal friends and customers, September has been a busy one for us – but not quite as busy as it’s been for our team in the kitchen! On the 18th we launched our new Autumn Menu, and have already received […]

The new oyster season is cause for celebration at English’s of Brighton

As we mentioned in our last blog, September is a really special time for us. To celebrate one of the most important dates in our calendar we organised an event out on our terrace to mark the start of the new oyster season, which began on the 1st September. We invited loyal customers and friends […]


September’s always a great month for English’s. There are a lot of changes happening for us, and for our customers, which we’re really excited about. First up we have the opening of the Native Oyster season. This happens on Monday 1st September, which is the first day we can sell Native oysters again. The season […]