The information they give about themselves via facebook is just too wonderful not to be shared here: ‘Home of authentic, ambitious, occasionally masterly English cooking. Mainstream. Fish, seafood and game particular favourites. Avowedly Francophile.’ And this sparse and effective prose is all you need to know about The English Restaurant at London’s Spitalfields Market. Their decidedly understated name betrays the grand atmosphere and culinary joy they are certain to bring you – be prepared to be surprised.
With menus that cover breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, The English Restaurant is your
choice of excellent dining at all times of day. Start your day with wonderfully invigorating coffee or
some freshly squeezed orange juice or poached eggs, all the way through to cocktails, fine wines and
fine dining at night. Their self-described ‘Mainstream’-philosophy allows them to do one thing first
and foremost: to please, by giving people what they desire, selecting from a wide range of attractive
dishes and high-quality beverages. And all at sensible and affordable prices. The English Restaurant at
Spitalfields Market is proud to be a meeting place and hub for the local community.
The English Restaurant produces all their food from fresh ingredients, sourcing only the highest quality goods for their restaurant, drawing freely from all the major London wholesale meat, fish and vegetable markets. They are also licensed to import wines from France and are inviting you to try their selection of homemade cakes and pastries, courtesy of a dedicated pastry-chef. With an aim to keep alive the great traditions of the English kitchen, you’ll be surprised how singularly breathtaking this philosophy is being put into fine dining.
Brilliant as always. Superb food, atmosphere and service. Staff wonderful. Great range of wines, beers and cocktails. The oysters alone are worth going for. Gorgeous traditional place.
Excellent food, great service, reasonably priced and all in a lovely venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Really good lunchtime experience. Good food, prompt but not rushed service, friendly staff who looked after our group very well, lovely old establisment with warm atmosphere, great location. Would definitely go there again.