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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MB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'd booked for my wife's birthday and everything was perfect. Arriving at midday the restaurant filled whilst we were there, resulting in a real background buzz and ambience. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and informative and the food was fantastic making for a memorable dining experience - plus love the decor!!

SC
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Service, food, drinks. All so lovely! Thank you for making my birthday so special

MB
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since i visited so it lovely to be remembered by Michael who came over to say hello. Demetri was our fantastic waiter, very accommodating and helpful with a lovely smile! The food was, as always, delicious. Due to go back soon and looking forward to it already.

JR
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good efficient and courteous staff. Superb decor, cloakroom staff were smart and helpful.

J
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very disappointed to be given the worst table in the restaurant by the loos and busy thoroughfare to anc from the kitchen. You really need to be in the main room or you might as well go to cote for a fraction of the cost.

TA
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to eat lovely atmosphere great staff & service

SF
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, attentive and friendly service. Food delicious and menu varied. Special occasion and perfect setting sitting in banquette to chat over lunch.

BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, served by friendly waiters. Plan to go again soon.

KK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my first time at the Ivy, and I was very impressed and would go there again.

D
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit and was recommended by our daughter who lives in Brighton. Great decor, really enjoyed the pre meal drink sitting at the bar. Bar staff very polite and helpful. Really like the reception greeting and taking our coats. Table position was good and seating was comfortable. Starter of Tempura and Squid was perfect. Main of minute steak was a little chewy for my taste but my wife's Shepherds Pie was really good and tasty. Chocolate Bombe dessert was out this world. Waiters very attentive and friendly. All in all a wonderful experience and entertaining evening.

BG
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Great food, would definitely go back again.

JR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner for 4 / 2 birthdays to celebrate first visit to this colourful resturant. Food was very good waitresses looked after my gluten intolerance very well and yes we will visit again

LJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Husband’s birthday

MD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very friendly staff. Eaten here before never been disappointed.

NN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.. lovely food and super comfortable seats

OT
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. The salt crusted sourdough is a must! My starter of scallops was amazing, the chicken as main was ok and dessert of malted banana was delicious. Thoroughly recommend.

P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to eat. Food is beautiful, service is friendly and welcoming. Can not find fault each time I have been

DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days 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 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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

G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Sadly was not as good as had expected. We were sat in a back room which was disappointing straight away. The food was no more than average but service was good and our waitress was very friendly. Would not return or recommend as think there are far better restaurants in Brighton offering better food, better value for money and just as lovely inside

W
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JP
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 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!

HS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening out together. Thanks to our waiter Danilo for an efficient and friendly service. He was there at just the right times and made the evening really enjoyable

RW
1 review
Dined 6 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!

MS
Bath
5 reviews
Dined 6 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

TO
London
1 review
Dined 6 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.

B
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 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 7 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 7 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 on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Staff very helpful and friendly.

KP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
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 on 17 January 2020
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 on 17 January 2020
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 on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Excellent food as always.

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
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 on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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