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British Oyster Opening Championship

Sign with 25th National Oyster Opening Competition

Last week we made our way up to London to take part in another year’s British Oyster Opening Championship. English’s have been taking part for the best part of two decades, and this year we put forward Antonio Lavia, one of our general managers, to shuck his way to the winning place, and the chance to […]

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 […]

Meet Yuri Magni, our new Head Chef

Yuri Magni joined us a few months ago as Head Chef, and has created the new menu we’re serving this summer. Find out how his love of family and food sparked a career in cooking, and what his favourite ingredient is. What’s your favourite food memory? I’m Italian, where food is rooted deeply in our […]

Staff outing to Billingsgate Fish Market

Parrot fish

On the 26th of January at the crack of dawn (3:15am to be precise!), Jonathan the oyster man, Nick the manager, Maria the chef and I headed to Billingsgate Fish Market on an exploratory mission. Take a look at a few photos from our trip below. Not sure when we will have these curious fellows on […]

Tabasco’s British Oyster Opening Championship

Oyster shucking competition in full swing

Last week some of the team at English’s headed up to London to take part in Tabasco’s annual British Oyster Opening Championship. English’s were represented by Rebecca Larkham, who battled against Wright Brothers, Bentley’s and Kensington Place in the 2nd round of the competition. Here are some photos from the day: Beccy arriving at the […]

Interview with Maria, Sous Chef

English's staff photo

Maria has been with us at English’s (on-and-off) for a number of years, and is currently our sous chef. We sat down and asked her a few questions about her cooking career, and what she loves doing in her spare time. What’s your past experience in the restaurant business? It’s been a while now; I’ve […]

Resident artist Rebecca Larkham’s portrait of English’s of Brighton

We’re very excited to share a peek into a painting in progress by our resident artist, Rebecca Larkham. Rebecca, who has been with us since November 2013, is working on a bespoke piece of art that will be displayed in the windows of our Red Room. Beccy has a degree in Fine Art from Leeds College […]


A couple of weeks ago we shut up shop early and took our staff out for a belated Christmas party. Thanks to all of our wonderful team for making 2014 such a fantastic year for English’s of Brighton – we look forward to making 2015 even better! Here are a few photos of our evening. […]

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 Marianna Vakirtzideli, Restaurant Staff

Marianna Vakirtzideli has been at English’s of Brighton for eight years, working with our fantastic team of waiting staff. Here we find out what her favourite aspect of the job is, her favourite dish from the new autumn menu and whether she’s witnessed any of English’s infamous ghosts. How long have you worked at English’s […]