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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.5
4.5
13219 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 213 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 13,219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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. FH

    FilippaH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at The Ivy, love the interior and the energy. The staff were super professional and food/drinks were wonderful!
  2. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Had a great evening at the Ivy Brighton
  3. MS

    MariaS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant. One of the best we have ever been. Superb service, amazing menu and food. Decor and ambience is beautiful. Can't wait to go again. Highly recommended.
  4. KP

    KevinP

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I lovely place to eat lovely decor bit slow on drinks been ordered and very hot in there no fans or air conditioning Very lovely
  5. JA

    JAK16

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very noisy Menus not easy to read & too many of them the food had lost its wow - it’s expensive but not as ‘special’ as it was
  6. DR

    DominiqueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service from start to finish. The food was amazing and we enjoyed some complimentary champagne and dessert to help celebrate our wedding weekend.
  7. SH

    StephenH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and the food was good albeit a bit pricy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food & staff were amazing couldn’t of asked for better, but the outside tables where very close to each other and the couple next to us were having a row which spoilt our first time experience of The Ivy which we had booked over 2 months ago.
  9. GB

    GeraldineB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A beautiful restaurant with a wonderful array of Art and Decor , creates a lovely atmosphere and sense of accession .Overall we had a great meal though the Tempura Prawns were not fantastic . The Monkfish and prawn curry was absolutely delicious .I found the reception a little unwelcoming but our waiter and the service he gave was great. We enjoyed it and would definitely recommend a visit .
  10. M

    Mark

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great night at the Ivy in the Lanes. Amazing cocktails, great staff. Food was good just not quite to the same standards as the rest of the experience. I had the monkfish & prawn curry which was delicious just not much monkfish and a lot of sweet potato. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back, but just not quite as good as it could have been.
  11. RM

    RyanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service from all staff, very accommodating and great with recommendations. Also got a lovely free surprise dessert from them as it was our anniversary, which was very lovely and thoughtful of them. Brilliant atmosphere and we very much enjoyed the meal. Thank you so much!!
  12. C

    Claireb

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    For a meal with character and beautiful surroundings you can't beat The Ivy in Brighton. Always a warm welcome, shame the table water was warm too, but it was no big deal. Great food, as always. As our time at the table wore on there was less interest paid. We could have easily bought more drinks and food if prompted, but we weren't asked. If you're looking for somewhere for a group or special occasion you can't go wrong though.
  13. S

    Seconds

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent. Decor beautiful. Background music a little distracting.
  14. P

    Pibbles

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Staff were super helpful and pleasant, wait times about right for polite eating, food is not at all had but is also nothing special. Certainly not up to the standard of the original Ivy, but we were not unhappy, it’s just there are better options in the vicinity.
  15. EH

    EmmaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The usual Ivy "buzz" but poor service I'm afraid. Then on the bill as optional for really all they did was move the plate from the kitchen to table. We walked to pay and the table had not even been cleared. Waited too long for drinks.
  16. EG

    EmmaG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely hen do brunch, we enjoyed the food, atmosphere, decor and service the good. I thought the process were very reasonable for our experience.
  17. CG

    CharlotteG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cocktails. Great service. 2nd visit to this particular venue and doesn’t disappoint
  18. RD

    RyanD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Usually much better. Food was average, service was ok. Got the starter order wrong so one member of the party had to wait for a new one to be made but the starter that had been served was not taken away to be served together. I believe there should be an offer of recompense from the restaurant when things like this happen but it wasn't offered and I didn't ask. Paid the bill and will contemplate whether to give it another chance...
  19. C

    lindaC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor and great atmosphere. Staff very attentive and food perfect
  20. KE

    KENNYa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time, delicious food, fantastic service, thanks you our waitress Lucia!
  21. SL

    ShantelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant setting and food were sublime. The highlight was our wonderful service from your team and in particular, our waitress Georgina. Georgina's service was impeccable; she was attentive, kind, warm, knowledgeable, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her. Best waitress I've had for a LONNNG time!!
  22. ON

    OliviaN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were save by Georgina through out the night, She was fabulous
  23. RC

    RichardC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very good food was Lovley overall great experience
  24. AI

    AImi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only criticism was I originally booked at 2.30pm with a note requesting afternoon tea. When double checking the menu for my pregnant friend it stated from 3pm therefore we then had to change our times when confirming this. The note should have ideally been picked up so we could have had an earlier time. (We dined at 3.45 as that's all that was available)
  25. RN

    RussellN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The only problem that I had was I had a window behind me and the sun was on my back and I had to get up a few times to cool down..it was a hot day
  26. KP

    KerryP

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Beautiful building and decor. We were looking forward to a real treat. Unfortunately we booked on Brighton pride. Very busy and noisy plus a DJ that made it feel like we were dining in a nightclub. Staff too busy to give attentive service, they all looked hassled and embarrassed. Such a shame.
  27. FS

    FionaS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue delicious food and great service - our favourite place
  28. IN

    IanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service excellent from all staff Food could have been hotter
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so happy we chose the Ivy. Everyone was friendly and helpf and it was so relaxed and the food amazing.
  30. DT

    DarrenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time there Saturday for a pre pride meal and drinks. Our waitress was very sweet and fun but very efficient as well.
  31. EP

    EllieP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated restaurant with a high end luxury ambience whilst still being relaxed and inviting. Excellent service.
  32. CF

    ClaudiaF

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We regularly visit The Ivy restaurants in various locations and would say that the standard at this one was generally good but not the best. The host was a little rude and unhelpful upon arrival and the music so loud we couldn’t have a conversation with the waiters having to point! The food was good but certain dishes a little overpriced. Would probably not lunch at this branch again as others (Winchester, Soho, London and Covent Garden, London) much better experience overall.
  33. c

    chefdave20032003

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We wanted to go for brunch before Brighton Pride. We were a little late but not an issue. We wanted more breakfast dishes but were told breakfast closed at 11. So we were just gone 11, and the only breakfast dishes were eggs Benedict, or pancakes. I didn’t want a shepherd pie, or curry at 11am so had the fish cake, which was lovely. I have to admit when booking, I asked if they were doing a Pride brunch, I was simply told “we always do brunch “ It didn’t feel special for such a special day in Brighton. I’ll go elsewhere next year for our special day.
  34. ER

    EmmaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, well priced, attentive and friendly staff and the most amazing decor.
  35. NM

    NaomiM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The service was lovely and everyone was friendly. We went for breakfast and the only way to describe the food is bland, bland, bland.
  36. AJ

    AndriesJ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    No champagne breakfast until 10 am despite being celebratory pride weekend Food took almost 1 hours despite being really quiet
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    dreadful. We were looking for a venue for a special family gathering and having used the ivy in london we thought it was reliable boy were we wrong. had the waitress behaving as a jobs worth as we us considering the wine menus as she was tutting over us choosing then at the end of the meal told us her life story which no one was interested in for 10 mins . the venue didn’t have air consitionitiln so we sat outside on a road covered in glass (come on ivy you could have brushed that up in your area or astro turfed it ?!?) a dreadful busker that meant that we couldn’t hear each other and a dumpster lol . never entered an ivy before and said look guys were not staying have a starter and one glasses of wine - it has the ambience of a whether spoons saving grace was the food but to be honest past all that who noticed it - def won’t go again
  38. JM

    JamesM

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Ambience spoilt by DJ music - too loud. Diners shouting to be heard!
  39. JC

    JulieC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat reasonable prices for the food but the drinks are expensive service was 100% this was my first time at the Ivy & I was looking forward to having a photo done with the flowers at the main entrance but they weren’t there so was disappointed about that!
  40. j

    john

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Ok experience overall - our waiter was alone in his area and too busy. Our starters arrived before our drinks and we were ignored a few times trying to get our bill which wasn’t great. Could be better

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.5 stars by 13219 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 213 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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