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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.5
4.5
12783 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 203 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

  • 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
  • The Ivy in the Lanes Afternoon Tea

    £26.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a British tradition at The Ivy Collection with our famous Afternoon Tea, perfect for any occasion. Give in to the comforting smell of freshly baked, light & fluffy scones paired with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Then, sink your teeth into soft, crustless sandwiches bursting with traditional British fillings, before concluding your dining experience by indulging in a selection of sweet and decadent petit fours. To make your occasion extra special, upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea by adding a glass of The Ivy Collection Champagne. Birthdays, special occasions, a day out with your best friend; whatever the reason or season, The Ivy in the Lanes is your destination for the perfect Afternoon Tea.

What 12,783 people are saying

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

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  1. DW

    DianW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food, waitress good knowledgeable of food. Experienced a few Ivy restaurants and they are all of the same excellent quality
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Loved it great service & food was delicious
  3. NW

    NicholasW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is very good and the service. The only problem was the background music was too loud! It would be so much more relaxing if the volume was turned down and we could have a conversation without shouting at each other.
  4. FB

    FionaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. We went for our wedding anniversary and it was lovely
  5. MC

    MartinC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent 👍 night out for my wife’s 54th birthday celebrations, during a lovely weekend break in Brighton.
  6. BK

    BrianK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful and classy venue. It all looks and feels like a top rate restaurant. However the service was disappointing. The food was good but not fantastic, especially considering the cost. It was difficult to understand what our waiter was saying, he had a heavy accent and spoke very softly in a noisy environment. I regularly had to wave to get attention during the meal. For the price, I would have expected a more attentive service. It was my daughter's 16th birthday. I let them know in advance. They delivered a small cake with a candle which was nice. But again it was a bit of a lame gesture considering how much we were spending - some £300 for 6 persons. It was an OK experience, I won't be rushing back again.
  7. JD

    JulesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was lovely and the service initially flawless, but fear that due to one server finishing her shift and another starting we were left without service (or drinks) for 20 mins or so. Not great and broke up the dining experience somewhat. That said, once service resumed it was lovely.
  8. KO

    KarenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the Ivy, its a perfect balance of feeling special but unpretentious. Really good food, fantastic service and not too overpriced.
  9. SD

    SharonD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, food was amazing great service Perfect afternoon tea. Really enjoyed it
  10. JS

    JSomerset

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic (long) lunch at The Ivy in Brighton. Food excellent, especially enjoyed the tempura prawns and lobster linguine, and the house white (Lierre) was great too. As always, the decor and ambience is fun and the staff looked after us splendidly - friendly, attentive without being fussy, nice humour, lovely smiles. Couldn't fault anything at all - even the loos are super!!
  11. NP

    NannyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    This was a disappointing experience. The staff were lovely. The service was slow. The food was mediocre generally. My daughter had a sizeable bug in her food, not what you would expect. The decor is lovely and the drinks were good but I wouldn’t return for a meal.
  12. JZ

    JZFLA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, delicious food, lovely views, amazing women's washroom, wonderful service... perfect experience.
  13. P

    Plonk

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was tasty but not hot. Coffee also only luke warm
  14. MK

    MargaretK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a special treat for my Granddaughter’s 16th Birthday and it was wonderful can’t wait to go back such a lovely atmosphere
  15. BP

    BeverleyP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The welcome was good, we came for brunch and it felt classy. Ordered avocado on toast with poached eggs and daughter had eggs Benedict. Eggs were cold unfortunately and no one about to mention it to and no one asked us if everything was alright. Had to get attention of someone for bill. Food quite taste less, was expecting more I guess. Toilets were interesting. Very disappointed really on this occasion
  16. MM

    MagdaleneM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was amazing, service was great but one of the main courses was not up to scratch, which considering the amount of money we spent over all was disappointing.
  17. M

    Malcs

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If ever there was a restaurant that simply delivers on every aspect, it’s The Ivy in the Lanes. Enough said!
  18. DI

    DarrellI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The experience was great. Slightly dissapointed that we were in the side part of the restaurant away from the main area hence scores of 4. The tables were rather close together meaning I disturbed the diners next to us when ever leaving the table. The service was great with the waiters being very attentative and friendly. Thought the, whilst the menu was somewhat limited, was delicious and very well presented. A great place for a special occasion
  19. D

    Desrine

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great but we went there for my boyfriends birthday and they bought birthday desserts out for everyone but him which is a bit disappointing
  20. B

    Belle

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy is one of the few places that retains its quality & elegance as it expands. Fabulous & attentive service and incredible food - every dish was well cooked & delicious. We had a drink at the bar first and then out at an outside table. Beautiful decor, great for dinner for 2 or for larger parties.
  21. HW

    HelenW

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had afternoon tea with 2 friends. Nice atmosphere, very attentive staff. The tea was good, perhaps not the best I’ve had, but the company was excellent :-)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked afternoon tea for my mums birthday. Great service, good value. Lovely ambiance. We had a lovely time.
  23. l

    louiseb

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea was amazing, extra sandwiches a rechargeable so beware
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service1ambience4
    I tried to book afternoon tea in person when leaving after having lunch in this restaurant only to be told after much messing around there was no availability. I booked online through Open Table and was given at least 4 time choices on the day I had been told there was no availability. There were empty tables in the restaurant too. By chance we bumped into the person who said there was no availability & were given a withering look. I suspect she either didn’t know how to work the booking system or took it upon herself to decide who could eat at The Ivy Brasserie. I’m going to write to The Ivy to ask what their booking policy is as I have never experienced this behaviour when eating at ‘the real’ Ivy in West Street, London.
  25. DG

    DaveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Resturant super quality food and good ambiance wife loved the toilet lol
  26. PC

    PatriciaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every minute at the Ivy, staff were outstanding, would highly recommend.
  27. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waitress was friendly and rectified a drink (cocktail) that wasn’t correctly made as per description. Food is average and portions small for price but overall a nice experience. Music was a little load especially when venue busy.
  28. SA

    ShAronB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, had brunch this time. Would highly recommend
  29. HA

    HayzelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The one who assisted us yesterday July 2, 2022 was very nice and accommodating. She also entertained my daughter. I just forgot her name. Overall, the service was outstanding. We will surely come back.!
  30. VM

    VictoriaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We booked the Ivy for breakfast at 10:30 and decided to have it outside. Staff were so welcoming and flexible - we were early but it was no problem. Lesley who served us shared local top spots and provided us some fab recommendations for shopping and exploring. The menu was delightful and the food when it arrived was beyond our expectations! We enjoyed it so much we went back on Sunday too! Worth a look at the beautiful decor inside - wow!
  31. AL

    AaronL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening! Had the most tender steak I have ever had the pleasure of eating. My partners lobster linguine was also incredibly delicious, buttery fresh lobster. Enjoyable lively atmosphere and the cocktails are amazing, highly recommend the Oasis. Will be visiting again soon!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic vibe and very professional and courteous waiting staff.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening celebrating my birthday
  34. SK

    SueK

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We felt rushed by the server, when pouring the wine to 3 of us the bottle was nearly empty he came about 15 mins later topped it up bottle finished. Also be ashes for a bit of time as we had t got together as group for many years, we all felt rushed as if the table was needed, very disappointed
  35. LT

    LorraineT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at the Ivy but the service could have been better as we had to chase up our orders including a half an hour wait for an expresso martini!
  36. MC

    MenitaCK

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Really lovely for a special occasion, good atmosphere but very expensive.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good first experience!
  38. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection on the menu, and real over serbb by ice from the team, Anna our waitress was exceptional kind, polite, efficient and really made the experience special… cocktails were great and also just the ambience from outside the restaurant to the toilets was first class… we cannot wait to go again
  39. NT

    NicolaT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the experience at The Ivy was outstanding. The food, the surroundings, the service was all perfect. Love this place
  40. AH

    AliH

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and we would definitely go again. Very helpful staff.

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.5 stars by 12783 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 203 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

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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