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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
4.6
12271 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.

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Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:30–23:30

  • Phone number

    01273 082200

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    Tucked away towards the back of the main restaurant, The Tidal Room provides the perfect solace away from the bustle of The Lanes in lively Brighton.

  • Private party contact

    Madeleine Bahu: 01273 082197

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Parking Details

    The Lanes Car Park, Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND (4 min walk from the station) NCP Car Park Brighton Theatre, Church St, Brighton BN1 1US (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Brighton train station, Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XP (11 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy In The Lanes Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two Courses - 17.95 Three Courses - 22.95

Menu

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What 12,271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. GS

    GaryS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    The food was very uninspiring and the wine was overpriced - not really good enough for a quality restaurant, and to complete the night the music was too loud and not appropriate.

  2. P

    Powders

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service

  3. ON

    OliviaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was served by Oscar he was very brilliant and polit

  4. SM

    SofiaM

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    It was beautiful!!! We will definitely be returning here

  5. CF

    CorinnaF

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All staff was very professional and friendly. Even gave me a lil birthday dessert! Defo recommend :)

  6. L

    Lesjordz

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an absolutely perfect evening and will definitely be spending more evening down there.

  7. AM

    AndyM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service. Thanks for the birthday profiterole; a lovely touch.

  8. BH

    BrianH

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fabulous deco and attention to detail. Interestingly the interior and whole ambience is quite different to some of the other Ivy cafés that we’ve been to. The tables were well spaced the staff are well trained and the food is well cooked. Overall one of the best value experiences for food in Brighton that we’ve had. The noise level is not intrusive and we were served within half an hour of arriving which was excellent as we were going to a theatre show. Thank you.

  9. L

    Laureenw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous experience at the Ivy, food was amazing and service was excellent. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and would highly recommend it to friends and family .

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely great as usual,

  11. GP

    GayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, delicious food and nothing was too much trouble for staff. Would recommend.

  12. j

    janetc

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lucia was our waitress. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Friendly and approachable. As ever, really lovely staff in any of the Ivy’s I’ve eaten in. Lovely experience

  13. LI

    LizI

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Set menu perfect servers by the charming Sammy So polite and kind. Well done Sammy you need a raise!

  14. J

    Jax13

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Asked for a particular table as special occasion, didn’t get it despite booking weeks in advance. Disappointing. Felt a bit rushed at times to order food and drinks, despite us asking fir time to enjoy the same.

  15. Y

    Yosi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a really nice surprise! We went to the original Ivy in Covent Garden and everything was lacklustre, and not very relaxed. It couldn’t have been more opposite. The staff, the food and the decor! My wife was in heaven for her birthday.

  16. ES

    ElizabethS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful building, interesting décor, the ladies toilet is worth a visit! Good food, excellent service only issue was the background music was too loud.

  17. JC

    JoCo

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really lovely brunch to kickstart my husband's 50th birthday yesterday. Not only did we enjoy a great Ivy Full English, the birthday boy was then surprised with a chocolate profiterole dessert too! Fabulous restaurant, amazing decor (especially the ladies loo!) & wonderful service throughout. Would definitely recommend & visit again!

  18. L

    Lilly

    Brighton

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I took ladies , some of which had never visited an Ivy before as a celebration of a long awaited outing . The experience sadly wasn’t one which I have become accustomed to at other Ivy venues. The ambiance & value were good but the food & service sadly wasn’t to the normal standard . The latte’s were warm & not hot as requested )the second time they were fine) . My friend who ordered English breakfast tea was eventually given Camomile…. My pancakes were actually stone cold & the replacement dish barely any better but I didn’t want to wait again as friends were almost thro eating . It would appear afterwards upon discussion, their eggs were not hot either ! So sad as some of us had been before & really enjoyed the experience. We purposely chose not to have breakfast at our hotel to allow some of the ladies a special treat . I am a regular at the Ivy Tunbridge wells & know the usual standards & feel saddened that not one member of management asked how things were or checked why I wasn’t eating at the same time as the others . I have emailed the venue , before I received this questionnaire. I look forward to hearing your comments ,

  19. KS

    KevinS68

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never been to any Ivy restaurant before. Booked a hotel in Brighton, close by, The Charm, excellent by the way! The whole Ivy experience was fantastic. Included was a lovely birthday surprise for my partner, totally unexpected! Will definitely return & highly recommend!

  20. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing time. Went for my boyfriends birthday. The service was incredible, our waiter made so much effort to make the night special. Food and drinks were incredible

  21. AW

    AdamW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience as always in Brighton Ivy! All the team were so welcoming, friendly, prompt and personal. We had our year anniversary and they surprised us with an anniversary cake. The food is fantastic!

  22. C

    Chrismac66

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A lovely evening, food was very good especially the scallops. Our waitress, Robyn, was wonderful and I would like to say a special thank you to her for making it a great night.

  23. PH

    PaulaH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Cool and quirky - nice staff - but very average food especially for Brighton and Hove area. I had the duck curry and was disappointed in the quality and it was tepid instead of warm and freshly served. Others in my party enjoyed their food slightly more than myself (shepherds pie and Asian salad) but nobody was anything more than just satisfied. It’s a shame - it promises more. No air in the restaurant, muggy and

  24. AK

    AnyaK

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    As ever with the Ivy, the food was lovely and the service faultless. My only criticism of this venue is the acoustics are poor so chatter is loud. That and the music was being piped in to the restaurant at a loud level made having conversation at the table very difficult. Shame as it rather spoilt the dinner.

  25. JW

    JenniferW

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Ivy! Beautiful decor and attentive friendly staff. Highly recommend! Shout out to Vivian who was so lovely to us during our visit. Thank you team Ivy xx

  26. S

    Sanjiv

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service 5* would recommend always

  27. EE

    EyeEye

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my daughters 50th birthday. Lovely atmosphere, great service in beautiful interior restaurant

  28. GM

    GloMc

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Went to have an ‘ Ivy experience,’ first visit, and the impression on walking in was noisy, and seating very close. Staff were friendly and polite and the food was very tasty, although Keralan sweet potato curry was cold in places ? ( as it was vegetarian and not meat my friend decided not to ask for it to be reheated ). Overall it was enjoyable, the prices were reasonable but we won’t be rushing back.

  29. s

    suzigiffiths

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Ivy I’ve been to - on a par with Marylebone. Well done 👏🏼

  30. j

    justine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    We love coming to the Ivy. We come there a lot! We always enjoy the service, the food is delicious and we like the atmosphere and the decor. I would like to bring one thing to your attention there which I feel is a negative. I wouldn’t normally say anything, but on this occasion I feel it is worth noting. It is such a big room, with lots of chatting and noise that exists without any background music. To add a DJ into the mix was just completely unnecessary. All we could hear was the persistent bass, we couldn’t work out what the tune was, and it made our conversation very difficult to hear. We found ourselves shouting over the plethora of noise.The music however in the toilet was fantastic ha ha! As a customer we would much prefer to listen to this rather than an ongoing bass beat which was irritating rather than enjoyable. Please be reassured that we will still be coming back to the Ivy over and over again as we love it so much. I just felt that it was worth telling you about. Hope you’re not offended!

  31. e

    edsann

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Service wasn't great - waited a long time for a bottle of sparkling water, even longer for two glasses of wine - waiter turned up with two bottles of wine! - food arrived before water or wine. Food was good except for chips - cold, thought, more or less inedible. The waiter did give us two free coffees in compensation.

  32. CC

    ClareC

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My first visit to The Ivy but hopefully not my last / gorgeous decor / the food was presented beautifully especially the starters

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food looked in

  34. LK

    LexK

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love;y morning - service on point - looking forward to the Ivy Asia too

  35. KD

    KDhillon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance with a very quick and efficient friendly service. Decor was lovely and food was delicious

  36. DP

    DoreenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, Food choice brilliant, staff and service very good. look forward to coming again on my next trip. 🥰

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Very rude staff

  38. v

    vickybinley

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a lovely welcome in beautiful surroundings with attentive staff and amazing food Wish every where could be more like The Ivy 🤩

  39. MM

    MichaelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and beautiful decor. Service good. Steak tartare delicious. Cocktails delicious. Sadly thé brioche bun on the burger had caught and was charred. The burger was dry. Shouldn’t have not been acknowledged by waitress. Saved by mayonnaise. Otherwise would have been a 5 star experience all round.

  40. LM

    LorraineM

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely place and atmosphere. Toilets amazing. Would love to go back and try something different on the menu.

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 12271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 258 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy in the Lanes

51A Ship Street Brighton Brighton, ENG BN1 1AF

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:30–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The Lanes Car Park, Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND (4 min walk from the station) NCP Car Park Brighton Theatre, Church St, Brighton BN1 1US (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Brighton train station, Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XP (11 min walk from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01273 082200

  • Private party facilities

    Tucked away towards the back of the main restaurant, The Tidal Room provides the perfect solace away from the bustle of The Lanes in lively Brighton.

  • Private party contact

    Madeleine Bahu: 01273 082197

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