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The English Restaurant

“The British Empire was created as a by-product of generations of desperate Englishmen roaming the world in search of a decent meal.” So wrote American food writer Bill Marsano.

He’d clearly never visited this eclectic family run independent restaurant in Spitalfields, which is well worth a visit. Head chef Dominic Silversides is not afraid to seek out some of the quirkier recipes and ingredients.

Cod cheeks are always a winner for me – those unfashionable cuts deliver flavour and value if cooked with respect. To follow, I had an excellent main course of razor clams with chips, which is The English Restaurant’s take on the more familiar Belgium mollusc dish of mussels and chips.

The staff are friendly and informative, and with a large private room along with a smaller one upstairs, this place is perfect for private parties.

A meal here is a real treat!

By Philip Seaman, Editor-at-Large
Photos: The English Restaurant

Useful info
50-52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6AG
0207 247 4110

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