The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
6602 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.
What 6602 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kellym
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely. Little treat given for our anniversary. Only issue was waiting too long for drinks :-(

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AudreyO
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely treat ...
Lovely service in a great setting

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Myself
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Just disappointed that a table near us were using their phones very loudly.

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debbieb
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

If you are hoping to be made to feel special or going to the Ivy for a special occasion, I wouldn’t bother.
Our welcome to the restaurant was pleasant enough. Environment is beautiful. Food was nice. But service at the table was brisk to the point of rudeness. Almost felt as though the waiter was doing us a favour by serving us.
It all felt very rushed and no pleasantries were exchanged at all. The starters were whisked away and we were not asked at any point if we had enjoyed the food.
We were asked howeve if we would like desert, to which we replied that we didn’t. Immediately afterwards desert menus were shoved on to our table.
This was a Monday night so I dread to think what it would be like at a busy weekend.
At the end of the meal we asked for staff to call us a taxi. We sat at our table for a long time just waiting. No one came back to us to confirm it was on the way. We eventually went to the front reception to be told the taxi had arrived and left, as no one had bothered to tell us it was outside.
For an establishment of this calibre all in all a very disappointing experience.

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EstherG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful looking restaurant. Food average and quite small portions.

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AmyA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible and table service was perfect. Our only minor niggle was that our table wasnt ready when we arrived so we were asked to get a drink at the bar whilst waiting. However, we sat at the bar for a good 10/15 minutes and not once did we get asked for our drink order. Other than that, a perfect evening was had!

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful

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ANDREWG
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The extra precautions made us feel very comfortable . The food and ambiance were fine and our server Ludmilla was excellant and helped make it a memorable evening.

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TimD
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Was not prepared people queued outside table not ready. Poor girl serving on her own. Been before been much better. This night was really poor for £80 odd quod

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MargaretK
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Am excellent event - I would have preferred to be seated at the window end of the restaurant but as we were
just three to eat you were unable to
Enable that. This was explained to us
so I understood .
Maggie King

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AshleyA
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hand saniteser was fantastic. Food and service top class

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Cheshiregirl
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Could not fault the food and the atmosphere especially for a Monday evening! We did however feel that a particular waiter was very rude and really set a bad tone for the meal. Even when taking our order he was acting like we were not worth serving which was a real shame. The other staff however, could not have been any nicer. Such a shame that one person had to let the whole team down

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BeverleyR
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, so lovely and accommodating as one of our party is lactose intolerant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous cocktails and food , expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Cool vibe and place .

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BobS
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had the Champagne Afternoon Tea which is outstanding value at £28.50. My only minor niggle is that the table for two is barely big enough to accomodate the tea and was very cramped.

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ROZZLE
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit has been superb, staff, food and ambience.

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WendyB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very noisy when clearing plates from table. Water supplied although told we didn't want any.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The soundings perfect for a wonderful afternoon indulgence.

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AlisonS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a real treat going to The Ivy. Love the funky decor, service is always attentive and the food is outstanding.

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HelenG
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can rely on a visit to The Ivy for a great choice of meals and drinks. A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with knowledgable and attentive staff. Love the cocktail bar although we end up having too many 😂

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FayeA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the decor. Great service. Will definitely be back!

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Agnieszka
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely place and nice atmosphere. Great staff and tasty food.
Not overally happy with the seating area.

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VictoriaK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fabulous. My only criticism would be that the lighting was so lie we couldn’t read the menu.

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ValeriaR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had to wait bit longer than usual for a bottle of wine. The food was good, I had a cod fillet, just bit too salty and smoked flavour for me, but the rest was excellent

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Sarah
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very beautiful and well decorated place. Good service on a Saturday night, felt a bit rushed though but we knew we had to leave just a bit before 10pm.

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JennieK
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to two other Ivy’s and Brighton’s restaurant by far tops the other two. This was for a very belated 40th present from my friends. My husband & I loved the food. The staff were very friendly.
When we are next in Brighton we will be back for sure

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PaulS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, vibrant and welcoming. Staff were friendly, polite, attentive and helpful. Food was delicious and throughly enjoyed. Would recommend to anyone.

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markd
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter persuaded me to book this for her birthday celebration and what a great choice it was. Food was superb and the staff very attentive. The place was busy with a nice vibe, lots of families there so you can take the kids and not feel out of place but plenty of grown ups too so so you'd not be overrun with kids if that's not your thing.

Definitely going back

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Bambatta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was good and it felt that little bit more special than just an ordinary restaurant

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SpencerH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, high quality food, very well prepared, and well served. Attentive staff, but not intrusive.

A bright evening out in gloomy times!

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Indianangel
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gluten Free afternoon tea was great but would have been nice to have a mini sponge cake.

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LynneN
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow and we had to repeatedly ask for the drinks we ordered, we was also overcharged! They removed the extra charge and service charge but there was no apology.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My birthday annual treat with my bestie!

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Dawn
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!
Great food, great service, great decor.

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LuciW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally great experience in every way. Beautiful surroundings, amazing food, excellent service and good value for such an exceptional and memorable meal. Many thanks!

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Terry
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The way the Ivy handles Covid restrictions is very good and does not diminish the experience. Just a shame not to be able to have a pre dinner cocktail at the bar.

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HayleyB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints about anything. We loved everything about our first experience at The Ivy. Will definitely be back

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AlexR
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Fantastic atmosphere.

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DIMITRIOSS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average experience .The environment is stunning and I had high expectations about the food too but it was too average .

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LizG
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super tasty food! Had a very fancy feel and staff were really friendly. Beautifully decorated toilets.

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 6602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.