English’s in Brighton is one of my favourite restaurants. It’s been in the same family since 1945, but seafood has been sold on the site for over 150 years. So they know what they’re doing when it comes to fish! The restaurant itself is like stepping back into time (in a good way), and it’s always an enjoyable experience to go there.
I ordered two starters – a classic Lobster Bisque and 6 native oysters. The soup arrived presented beautifully with a swirl of cream and a sprinkle of parsley, and was complimented perfectly by 2 pieces of sour dough toast.
The soup was hot, warming and fishy with a creamy texture. There was a rich flavour of lobster, hints of parsley and lots of spicy pepper. It felt like a real seasonal soup, rich in autumnal colours and tastes and the burnt edges on the sourdough toast added another dimension only enhancing the flavours.
A proper classic soup, expertly done. And nice oysters too!
Words and picture by @madgie.