The Ivy in the Lanes

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The Ivy Collection’s first coastal site is now open and located in the grade II listed old post office, situated within the historic lanes. The Ivy in the Lanes is open seven days a week, offering sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to local businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors alike. Offering a selection of all-encompassing menus, serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, bespoke cocktails and dinner. The brasserie will have a DJ spinning music on weekends during brunch, 11am – 4pm. There is also a private dining room seating up to 20 guests and canapé receptions for up to 40 guests.
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ConnorC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for my girlfriends birthday, would definitely go again

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CaroleF
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It`s always an enjoyable experience dining at The Ivy, but because of the virus there were very few tables occupied and it does make a difference to the ambiance. I will repeat what I`ve said in previous reviews, I do wish the menu would change, it gets very boring and predictable.

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Normic64
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous environment
Very polite & attentive staff
Even though disappointed with my main dish, I do intend to return to try a different dish !!

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AbbyP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, beautiful food. Would recommend to anyone celebrating or who fancies a nice meal out!

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deang
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

lovely restaurant, nice quirky decor. Would go back. Service was really good and friendly. Food was very nice, only small issue was its a little pricey but you get what you pay for as they say.

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RobS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault anything .........................

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great service and atmosphere at The Ivy
Have been many times and always had a good experience.. perfect for a special meal out

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great afternoon lunch. Service was fantastic and attentive.

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SaraG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fabulous as was thd food and atmosphere. Thank you to Raquel who served us

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PeterB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a master experience! An everything was as we expected!

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HelenC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food to celebrate a family birthday. Excellent service and not rushed at all in unique surroundings. Very friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

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SeadO
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Aesthetically a great place for lunch, very good customer service but the food was slow and disappointing.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well this was a shambles the worst birthday ever followed by two attempts to do happy birthday - both failed with Congratulations on the cake Then the waiter was extremely rude to my table saying we u see paid RUDE and bad food :-( no remorse for my bday bokked two tables near each other you would of had to catch a bus

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KarenM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been to the Ivy in the Lanes now 4 times and every time I've thought the same thing... lovely food, beautiful setting, wonderful service.. but it's spoilt for me by the music. I think it may be because I've only been there on a Saturday evening and the music seems to be very 'clubby' and just too loud. It's really not in keeping with the restaurant at all which is such a shame. I'm not sure I'd return again on a Saturday night as I find each time I go I'm more annoyed by the music.. such a shame because otherwise it's lovely. In fact our whole table of 8 agreed we all enjoyed the music in the toilets far more!!

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LilyM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first visit to the Ivy of which I thoroughly enjoyed, the food was delicious and came out quickly. Really enjoyed the service and atmosphere of the restaurant. Only down fault was as soon as we paid to be told can we please leave as they need the table which I found quite rude and that the man was very arrogant, after spending £100 I would have appreciated time to let my food go down and finish my conversation with my family.

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ClareK
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a good atmosphere, food Delicious and served well x

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MatthewM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was Amazing but there was a DJ that was playing unnecessary loud music, it’s a restaurant not a night club, had to shout over the table and because of that everyone else was and it just turns into a load noise of people shouting!

It’s fine dining restaurant and a DJ is just out of character and doesn’t fit in at all

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RubyR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and the staff were so attentive and welcoming.

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HappyCustomer1
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a lovely afternoon tea - delicious food for everyone at our table and generous portions. If you would like a quieter experience I can suggest the Tidal Room - it was a smaller room at the back with only about 4 tables in. Stunning room but less intense, busy and noisy which was perfect as we had 2 children with us. But if you like people watching and the ambience of the DJ then stick with the main area! Wonderful time, we can’t wait to come back!

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The table was not ready at my arrival.
The menu was like a pub menu, poor and simple not for lunch.
The service was good.
The music was loud and everybody was and needs to shout.
The bill was expensive for the pub food.
The restaurant overall is disappointed is just the name, no about the quality of food and menu.

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Billierose
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely delicious elegant lunch,the staff are so friendly and welcoming

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michael
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Food a little underwhelming.

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oliven
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We like the ambiance and the Service but the food was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was incredibly slow... If, as an establishment, you choose to keep the wine away from the table, please also ensure you're attentive enough to notice when glasses are empty. Twice I had to ask for more wine to be poured. We had 1/2 bottle left when we'd finished our main courses.
Generally the service was slow on all accounts and not what I'd expect from an above average costing restaurant.

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LisaP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, busy restaurant. Food was perfect!Service was excellent

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JudyL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hospitality, quality food well presented, attentive staff, great ambience and value for money.

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MichaelaM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delightful lunch on Friday. As three hard-working mums it was a real treat to be looked after beautifully, the food was delicious (the shepherd pie was fab). Uninterrupted conversation in such a gorgeous setting was an absolute tonic. Thank you Brighton Ivy :-)

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janec
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my partner to The Ivy for his birthday. We had a lovely evening, attentive staff, gorgeous food, great ambiance apart from the music which all we could hear was the bass, so sounded a bit clubby that didnt really go. Went downstairs to toilets, which are gorgeous and had some nice jazz piped through which lent it self better, but enough about the music, we loved it and will be back.

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VanessaC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very enjoyable staff were excellent enjoy the experience very much

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annu
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent venue for afternoon tea. Very crowded and quite noisy but the food was good. I would have given a 5-star report but disappointed about leaving my sunglasses behind which weren't recovered. Staff were pleasant enough though when I returned to see if they had been handed in.

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alexanderj
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience. My wife and I walked out with a smile on our face.

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StuartL
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch and always enjoy every visit , food was excellent and staff were great as always

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Leila
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fries was kind of frozen fries , and it was cold.
Nice atmosphere but average food.

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WendyC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely venue and great décor. Service was excellent. Had mixed quality of food - duck, pork and halloumi were great but burger and fish were slightly overcooked.

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ClaireL
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Arrived early but did not get shown to table until 5 minutes after booked time although the restaurant was empty. Found this strange.

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pretty good all round a nice experience good food good service good vibe we, go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband brought me for my big birthday .it was my first visit and didn’t disappoint . Exceptional . Can’t wait to return

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SianC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu was a lot more limited than has been previously, with a large proportion of dishes being salmon or seafood. One of the specials was unavailable even though it was only 11:45am. The non-alcoholic cocktail we had was much smaller than usual but still at £5 so seems very overpriced. As someone who cooks a lot I found some of the pricing to be quite extreme- I had the fishcake which was mostly potato. It's true that you pay for the experience but the food HAS to justify paying £100 for a lunch for two. The crispy duck salad was perfect.

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foodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Consistently good food, courgette chips are a winner with everyone!

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SandraM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy in the lanes it’s a very beautiful restaurant with very tasty food and great service. We went there for my husbands birthday lunch and they even gave him a little cake with a candle.

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