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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KD
London
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very good, service excellent - was particularly impressed by the cake that was brought up for my birthday: highly recommended.

RO
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The decor is superb and invariably dazzles any guest I take there.The service was also excellent,friendly,speedy but not pushing us to order.
Food was very good.Only disappointment was that the special lunch menu looks so uninteresting,that,as usual,we chose from the a la carte menu.

PF
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always another awesome breakfast. Great service & food

KP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit to The Ivy Brighton. Food, service and ambiance great. Will definitely be returning at the earliest opportunity.

MW
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is always my whole family’s favourite. Wherever there is The Ivy, I will definitely try as each menu has different characteristics.
Food is superb, no doubt!

SL
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect dining experience, everything was great and we had such a lovely time. Thanks

DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had vouchers that we finally used and tied them in with my birthday and it didn’t not disappoint, from the moment we walked in we had 5 start treatment, having my coat put into a cloak room and taken to our table, we had scanned the menu on line so knew what we were going to order, the waitress was lovely and helped when ordering drinks and again accommodating to change certain ingredients for our cocktails... food was served perfectly and timings were also perfect for us, no problems with our order throughout the evening!
Our food was hot and fresh, well, the puddings were simply a dream!
They even delivered me a cute little birthday cake with a candle in it - our water glasses were always filled up by our waitress - the environment was perfect we us, we chose not to go on the weekend where we have heard it’s a lot busier! We will definitely be attending again and we will go again on a Monday or Tuesday evening to really take full advantage of the Ivy’s vintage 20’s settings!

RB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Sadly not up to our ‘brand’ expectations. Great service and decor but the food was distinctly and sadly average.

W
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food very good, excellent menu, I could have chosen lots of things from it. Superb decor and ambiance although a bit noisy, this was on a Monday, must be worse at weekends. Service very good, friendly and professional.

Will definately go again!

BD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience, food was of a high standard. The restaurant was spotless

T
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to come for a celebration!
Can then go and wander round Brighton...perfect.

TR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience in the ivy for my birthday. Interesting decor and lovely seating arrangements. The food surpassed anything I have eaten recently. Gorgeous flavours, great presentation and good quality. The wine selection is varied and well chosen . A truly amazing restaurant, thank you the ivy .

k
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We came for a quick dinner before going to the concert. Since reading some previous reviews I assumed fish or seafood dish is absolutely must. Therefore my husband ordered Monkfish curry. Presentation all superb, but Monkfish curry did not contain a single piece of monkfish just 3 prawns... we complained and staff member apologised and changed for a new dish this time with a few chunks of monkfish. Food tasted ok, presentation superb, but if you asked about value for money my answer would be poor and overpriced.

PH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Sunday Lunch to celebrate 35 Year Wedding Anniversary. From start to finish the whole experience was superb, would definitely recommend.

P
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food as always, attentive staff, loved the ladies toilets! ❤️

MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited this Restaurant at various meal times and as usual everything was faultless. This time was for a birthday breakfast, and the food, drinks, service, table location-all perfect and we can't wait to return.

LT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice surprise and a very enjoyable evening , good food and wine , service very good only complaint was the Acoustics and choice of music other than that definitely will be returning and recommending .

LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable evening.

B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service from the staff.
Will def be going again at some point.

TB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not quite sure I would recommend The Ivy in the Lanes. I would mention it as the food was nice. However, I have been to The Ivy in London also, which was extremely hard to get a table. Customers go for the name not the service/food. If I went back to Brighton, I probably wouldn't visit The Ivy again, personally, I like more of a cosy ambience, more of a one off restaurant. The Ivy's are popping up like a chain. In saying that, the service was pleasant, food was ok, haven't really been raving about it! Each to their own.

ML
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately we had table booked but it wasn’t ready when we arrived we had to wait at the bar which was fine but the staff then went over to the people who were at our table to ask the leave but said it was because we had asked for them to leave the table, which wasn’t true we were just waiting! We eventually sat down at our table 25 minutes after the booked time! Food was amazing & I would recommend to friends just unfortunate that my first experience was slightly tarnished.

M
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue, food, staff & cocktails!
Great atmosphere & definitely worth a visit!

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable and a lovely setting with great food .. will return , thank you

E
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. Waitress great and of an used a candle for my mum's birthday treat! Memorable meal will be back!

LB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service is just excellent . Attention to detail , picking up on a note of friends birthday resulted in a small cake & candle , just perfect. My only complaint was the Ladies restrooms in a poor state ! Waste bins overflowing , water on the floor .

JJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful afternoon at The Ivy, the food and service were outstanding, the only downside was being asked to leave as the table had been rebooked, we were unaware of this and wasn’t ready to leave at this point x

JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch, bit noisy but still enjoyable & staff just brilliant

SG
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Particularly good service and great atmosphere. Food was excellent as ever

h
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Especially the service! Our waitress was absolutely wonderful

P
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, good service. Our kids loved the pancakes and refillable hot chocolate. Our avocado Benedict was pretty average, stale muffins. Cold coffee.

KR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our mains took a very long time to come out but when we mentioned this we were given a glass of champagne which went some way to making up for it.

The steak wasn’t great and a bit stringy and chewy.

The decor and ambiance was lovely though and our waiter did his best despite the late arrival of our mains which wasn’t his fault.

VM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at the Ivy. The food was fantastic and the decor was brilliant. We had a couple of cocktails which were delicious. Overall a great experience.

Only downsides are that the tables are so close together you almost feel like you are sharing your table. Getting into your seat can be a bit challenging without putting your bottom in your neighbours dinner! The marks ups on wine were also quite impressive but it was nice to treat ourselves.

PN
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to live up to a high standard. The cocktal bar not only looks fantastic but so are the cocktails they serve. This is our favourite restaurant even though it means a 30 mile round trip.

CG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the first time in a long long time my father has said "well this is a really good day out this is what I call a day out "... & the only reason I haven't given it 5 Stars is because we spent an awfully long time with our dessert empty plates on the table even though rum, coffee and tea pots had arrived dessert plates and bowls and cutlery were not removed - which seemed a strange oversight on an otherwise perfect lunch.

JL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was adequate but at this level of pricing and let's face it hype ,it's not good enough.We waited for nearly 40minutes for our food with no apology forthcoming.

MR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is just what Brighton needs for good dining. Lovely atmosphere and staff most welcoming and delightful. Most enjoyable.

A
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Ivy a few times now and it never disappoints! Our visit this time was for breakfast and it was nice to be in the Ivy when it is quieter. The breakfast was delightful and very well presented. Staff are always helpful and friendly. We definitely recommend to friends and family.

SM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The Ivy has a vegan & vegetarian menu but has very limited options. They only had one curry that was vegan and were unable to adapt any other dishes. A lot of the dishes are pre-made meaning that they can not make them to cater for vegans. Very disaapointing that there chefs are unable to make dishes up as needed

VA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I thought the restaurant queue average actually. The food was alright but no better than you would get in a chain restaurant.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting accompanied by excellent service and delicious food. Would highly recommend.

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