The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
10967 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.
What 10967 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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Lucia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time! We were celebrating our wedding and received a congratulations dessert! Thanks!

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AliceH
London
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, delicious food, great service!

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Polly
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance; the noise level was rather high so it was difficult to have a quiet conversation at times.

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goose
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Great food, service and atmosphere

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CaroleB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The Ivy and will definitely go again. Service was really good and food delicious. Atmosphere just perfect and venue outstanding.

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JohnF
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the ivy four times now and it is always a pleasure.

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FreyaTom
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous breakfast! Thank you for the excellent food and service

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PeterB
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a big birthday
Service, food , wine was all first class and atmosphere was great

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SimonF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music a little too loud if honest. Some tables a little loud too. It would feel nicer if a little more subdued to match the ambience and food.

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js1919
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

table of 5 - 3 had afternoon tea/cream tea served well before the other 2 who waited quite a while.

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ShirleyP
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Tough steak like a piece of leather.
Poor Covid protocol.
Waiter kept pulling his mask off to talk.
Waiter had no knowledge of allergens.
No dairy free starters on the set menu.

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Gaily
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us lady golfers took a friend who is recovering from cancer for lunch
The whole experience was uplifting for us all

Your decor is so stylish including the ladies restrooms

Food very tasty

Service outstanding nothing too much trouble for staff

Value incredible

I have told everyone I have met and booked up come back in March to celebrate my partner’s and my birthdays

THANK YOU ALL FOR A MOST ENJOYABLE LU CH

Gail Lawrence

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DeniseT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable brunch. Ordered coffee to start, could have been a little warmer and little more water in the cup, but a minor irritation. 4 of us enjoyed a great set of breakfasts and further coffees were perfect. A great ambience and very well trained staff contributed to a very agreeable rainy morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A get together with friends. It was their first time to The Ivy and they were very impressed.

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DeniseT
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super experience as always.... a. nice welcome and good service. And good food and wine.

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TrishB
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely early meal here using the 2 course menu. Would absolutely come back again and again!

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PeterD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Venue better suited for lunch than an intimate evening meal. Noisy music (salsa), brash ambience. Uncomfortable seats. Service and food were excellent however.

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Hales
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my family and I had dined here. It really didn’t disappoint, food was amazing and we loved the restaurant. Service was polite and professional and friendly and very accommodating. We will be back again.

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GeoffT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of 21st birthday, very enjoyable, staff very friendly.

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jeanb
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the ivy for lunch for husbands birthday.
Great food and great service.
Lovely place to go for a special occasion

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AnnM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful day at the Ivy we had a wonderful lunch and the service was excellent it’s a really lovely place can’t fault it at all

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Betty24
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere lively, service and food excellent looking forward to returning!

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CarlaW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. Julian was our waiter and he was very helpful and efficient. We will be returning in the near future

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KarenR
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent, food v good, think it’s a bit overpriced,

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CharlotteD
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We booked a special lunch to celebrate my partners 50th birthday yesterday (Sunday). We were a party of 7, with my 75 year old parents and our 3 children.
I have always had a great experience at the Ivy and was excited to have lunch there. Plus my parents have never been to this Ivy and were looking forward to it. But it was like entering into a club night. The music was so loud. I couldn't hear my parents or children talking. I asked our waiter if we could be moved to a quiet spot and he said unfortunately no. But he asked the DJ to turn the music down, which he did a bit, for around 10 mins, then it went back up again. I realise I sound like an old fogie, but this was a £300 lunch and we all felt very stressed through it and around halfway through I just wanted it to be over, so we could go somewhere quieter. Like the ministry of sound! Apparently the management have decided to have a DJ play at weekend lunches, but this info wasn't shared with me at the time of our booking. My recommendation, if you'd like to be able to be able to hear your friends/family talk, is to check if there's a DJ on the day you book. Its a shame as the food, deco, service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We decided to kick off our shopping trip with a birthday brunch, whilst ordering I made a flippant comment that the birthday girl should have whatever she liked, which was picked up by the I

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PeterT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class service and food in a smart but friendly environment. Absolutely delighted with our breakfast experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely breakfast with good food and service

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DanielW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful main course (fish) and and an outrageous dessert , the chocolate Bomb , it’s by far the most delicious dessert I and my guest have ever had . The whole evening was a delight and highly recommended.

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ScottA
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, brilliant service and great atmosphere

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Christine
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always lovely, the staff attentive and just a lovely vibe.

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Neil
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at the ivy, lovely venue for good vibes, great food and friendly service.

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KerryR
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal for my birthday. Great service, lovely food and beautiful cocktails!

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JoannaP
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always can’t wait for the next time :)

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MarianV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The toilets are looking better than restaurant, to noises and to many people in 2 square metres, the quality of food was good, services was good but they are trying to push to go...we stay approximately one hour and I can see the waitress are waiting to ask for the bills I have to rush to finish the food and the bottle of wine quick.
I don't think I will recommend, are others restaurants with less stars and better atmosphere and better prices, where the table is not 2 centimetres away from others and you don't have any intimacy . Was my wife birthday!

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RachaelD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!
Food, service, drinks, ambience and atmosphere….10/10

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Managed to get a last minute booking and it did not disappoint. Lovely food, amazing serivce and a great vibe.

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LisaH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal to celebrate my parents golden wedding anniversary. The staff made it really special.

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LadyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely treat for our daughter’s 13th Bday. A magical place bursting with ambiance & colour and creativity. Had a truly wonderful time a real gem of a place.

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AmandaM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea was excellent. Especially the chicken and truffle mayonnaise brioche mmmm

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 10967 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.