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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4.5based on recent ratings
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DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience yesterday afternoon. Great service, everyone had a delicious meal, stunning toilets and fun, kitsch interior. Will definitely go again.

JR
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely decor, very pleasant staff, although rather slow. Excellent food as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- would highly recommend this restaurant, very elegant and classy. The service was excellent and so was the food. The milanese chicken was our favourite dish. I most certainly will return.

s
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very disappointed as I booked a table for 2030, we were told to arrive 15 mins before , we were not seated until 20.55 , not even offered a drink whilst we waited ! We purchased our own drinks on arrival and one of our drinks never arrived we had to ask after 10 mins , food was ok a bit overpriced especially as the food is frozen and not freshly cooked

W
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue - delicious food, very good staff - will be back

KJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place,lovely food and great service..Expect to pay for your sides ..but enjoy!!

JP
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always, Michael looked after us as usual he does a great job! Food perfect, I can’t wait to come back soon! Thanks again!

RW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & setting -

Service amazing -staff professional & efficient.

Only slight complaint - should be a handrail to the lavatories on both sides of the walls going down & tables are too close to each other, difficult getting through gaps & this was for a slim lady!

TO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely champagne afternoon tea for my husband's birthday.
Minor gripe - sandwich bread a little dry and not much cream and jam for scones but otherwise near perfect visit.

MS
Bath
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

High tea is reasonable price but entirely a triumph of style over content. Sandwiches too big and very predictable, scones lovely but desserts looked pretty but were dull to eat. Staff nice though. We were put in the rear if the restaurant which was noisy and felt less sumptuous than the front. Not t great

B
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful surroundings, great service and comfortable seating. We spent 8 hours in The Ivy. The afternoon tea was lovely and the dinner was delicious. Can't wait to return

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the ivy for my birthday on Saturday and had lunch. Neither my husband or i had been before and we couldn't fault it. It was absolutely wonderful! Amazing food, outstanding service and gorgeous atmosphere. I was very touched by the little suprise mini birthday cake at the end of our meal. We will deffo be back! Thank you to all the staff at the ivy!

HW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic. Cant fault anything. Such a joy to have lunch there. Wish I could ever day!

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Staff very helpful and friendly.

KP
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely treat , had a lovely time with friends ,
Great food great service .

SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and the waiter provided an excellent service. The music was good but a little too loud.

GR
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great food with a nice choice across the menu. Reasonable value for the quality of the drinks, but not cheap.. that said, no more than you’d pay on most restaurants and the quality is much higher.

The pork was superb. Highly recommend a visit if you’re looking for good food and a nice place to eat - not your generic type of chain.

CR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pleasant evening and nice food ! , I had a sirloin steak , medium cooked and it was nice, however I had tasted better and in my opinion it was a bit overdone.

SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Excellent food as always.

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Ivy a number of times. Every visit has been a great experience with really professional service and a great atmosphere

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal for a 21st birthday. The waitress was considerate and helpful. Beautiful decor and a great atmosphere

DR
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely early evening meal however it felt we were very rushed and not even offered a coffee which was disappointing. I am not sure a 2 hour slot so vigorously adhered to makes for a relaxing experience.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, outstanding service. A real treat whilst on holidays.

j
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very busy at lunchtime
Good table in a corner with comfortable seats
Friendly waitress
Only disappointment was the thick soggy batter underneath our fish , which was otherwise well cooked
Not as good as the same meal at Ivy Kings Cross
Long way down to toilets if you are elderly

SB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience with good food and great service and a special ambience.Only criticism that the bare wooden table was not properly clean and felt greasy.Table cloths would be a good solution.

JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was on the whole amazing. We were taken to the table straightaway, no waiting around. The table was good and in a nice position. Seats were very comfortable with lots of cushions for additional comfort if needed.
The menu was a bit difficult to see as the font was quite small and the lighting which was lovely didn't lend itself to being able to see as well as I would have liked but it was manageable.
Noise levels were fairly high but not in an anti social way.
Choices were good and the quality of the food was excellent. All served efficiently.
The portion sizes were good and the prices were fairly expensive but the quality more than made up for the price.
Decor was lovely. The toilet facilities were a joy and everything was clean.
I really really enjoyed the experience.
Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Lack of conversation from staff, didn’t like one item and wouldn’t return it

d
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

chips were disappointing as they were overcooked more like oven chips and spoilt the meal

KN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything seems to just work so smoothly and efficiently here, without giving you any sense of being rushed. Just as we found on our previous visit, the menu is excellent; if you can't find something you like to eat here, I'd be amazed. The quality of the food and service is superb, and ambience is stunning!

G
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable and buzzing place to be, food excellent

JE
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish and steak. Beautiful venue. Would recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening - staff very friendly and helpful!

LP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value set menu for lunch but the White House wine is really poor otherwise everything else was excellent.

LG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast in a relaxed and beautiful environment. Thank you.

JC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch the waiter was very attentive and when he found out that it was my wife's birthday arranged for a small celebration item to be served.

PT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service,atmosphere and staff were impeccable as always. Thanks.

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with friends, couldn’t fault anything

R
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and vibrant decor. Delicious family meal and excellent friendly service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat for my birthday. It was great😀

MG
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another thoroughly enjoyable visit. Breakfast was delicious - Eggs benedict - just perfect.
Warm, smiling welcome from staff.
On pointing out that one of the toilets was not functioning, management dealt with it immediately.
Why can't this level of welcome, service, food and ambience be the norm throughout Brighton?
well done again The Ivy in The Lanes!