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Wine pairings: Paupiettes of lemon sole

Paupiettes of lemon sole

In the fifth chapter of our wine pairings series, we’re serving up a plate of lemon sole with crab & spinach and potato rösti, in a white wine sauce. The dish A great choice for winter, this dish enjoys plenty of comforting, warming ingredients, like a hearty slab of potato rösti, and a nod to spring thanks to the crab & […]

Wine pairings: Paprika & garlic fried tiger prawns & calamari

Prawn and calamari paprika dish

In the fourth chapter of our wine pairings series we’re dishing up a popular plate from our Crustacea menu, and one that’s available as either a starter or main course, paprika and garlic fried tiger prawns topped with calamari. The dish A lightly spiced dish, the balance of flavour between the prawn and calamari gives […]

Wine pairings: vanilla pannacotta, raspberry & rhubarb compote, pecan biscotti


In the third part of our wine pairings series we’re moving onto one of our new puddings, vanilla pannacotta with raspberry & rhubarb compote and a pecan biscotti. The dish A refreshing end to any meal, our vanilla pannacotta is drizzled with a syrupy sweet raspberry and rhubarb compote, and it’s this sweetness that we’ve […]

Wine pairings: Isle of Gigha halibut, confit of leeks, sauce Américaine

Isle of Gigha halibut

In the second part of our series on wine pairings we’ve picked a particular favourite with our staff, ethically sourced Isle of Gigha halibut served with a confit of leeks and sauce Américaine. The dish A plate of sunshine in a dark and drizzly winter, this halibut dish has been a hit since it made […]

Wine pairings: Black bream, pancetta, and chickpea cassoulet

Black bream

Over the years our wine list has grown extensively, beginning with 20 bottles to our current offering of over 100. Typically we review our wine selection twice a year, with around 30% ending up replaced, usually with a new style from a different country, or simply something that we find interesting. We taste every wine […]

English Wine Week: Nyetimber Classic Cuvée

Nyetimber bottle at English's

To celebrate English Wine Week we’re championing one of our newest wines, Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009. The pioneers of English sparkling wine, Nyetimber’s estate dates back to at least 1086, as recorded in the Domesday Book, and 900 years later the first vines were planted. Nyetimber own 100% of their vineyards, producing wine from 152 […]

Try our brand new menu this summer

Chargrilled monkfish osso buco, tiger prawn & clams, samphire, gremolata

We’re pleased to announce that our new summer menu is now available to order at English’s. For the perfect start to your meal we’ve got a new sharing platter, which boasts prawn & scallop ceviche, tuna carpaccio, smoked salmon, salt & pepper squid, cod tempura, aioli, sweet chilli dip and grilled sourdough. And if you’re […]

Kung Fu Girl Riesling by Charles Smith

If you’ve been in to enjoy our new English’s Tasting Menu and opted to indulge in our wine pairings, you will have tried a very special glass of white wine with your lobster tortellini; Kung Fu Girl. Produced by self-taught winemaker Charles Smith, this Riesling wine has tones of apricot, kumquat, nectarine and lime leaves, with […]

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 […]

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 […]