The English Restaurant

Row 1

50-52 Brushfield St (btwn Commercial St & Bishopsgate)
London, E1 6AG
+44 20 7247 4110
Mon–Fri: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Sun: 9:00 AM–7:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Dark wood panelling, cozy seats clustered around the fireplace, snippy waitresses: Doesn't get more English than this. Try the sea bass with mussels and squid ink rice to enter food heaven.
  • Service with an attitude, but not the pleasant sort! Food is good though but not very special.
  • They definitely do good food here but most of the staff always seem to be in such a rush, it creates a bit of a hectic atmosphere, which doesn't make me feel like I'd want to come back again.
  • A cute place for a date, ask for a booth. Don't order the house sparkling wine, when we tasted it it was horrible, ended up sending it back.
  • Another review- their breakfast is fab. Perfect poached eggs.
  • Breakfast & coffee
  • Their full English breakfast is good.
  • Bread and butter pudding is exceptional.
  • Good for a beer after wondering around the market.
  • The bread and butter pudding is top-notch. I'll be back for it again!
  • Probably the best quality french wines in the area. Food is also very good.
  • A little bit overpriced, but the food is great and they have live music. Try chocolate fondant
  • Bread pudding with nutmeg custard. Excellent.
  • Great scallops
  • Currently listening to a jazz trio as they play live licks. Friday nights are fantastic here & roll out at a much slower pace than the surrounding city.
  • Bread pudding is to die for
  • Don't order the green salad. It was the most expensive four leaves of lettuce I have ever eaten.
  • Best coffee in the area. Been doing my morning coffee run here for about three years and nothing in the area beats it.
  • Honestly didn't think much to the food. Ordered a ham terrine and it was a pate. Disappointed.
  • Friday night jazz was exceptional, no wait, it's horrible - I don't want you to take my table!