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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
4.6
12248 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.

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Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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

    Madeleine Bahu: 01273 082197

  • 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

Menu

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What 12,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. Y

    Yosi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a really nice surprise! We went to the original Ivy in Covent Garden and everything was lacklustre, and not very relaxed. It couldn’t have been more opposite. The staff, the food and the decor! My wife was in heaven for her birthday.

  2. KS

    KevinS68

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never been to any Ivy restaurant before. Booked a hotel in Brighton, close by, The Charm, excellent by the way! The whole Ivy experience was fantastic. Included was a lovely birthday surprise for my partner, totally unexpected! Will definitely return & highly recommend!

  3. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing time. Went for my boyfriends birthday. The service was incredible, our waiter made so much effort to make the night special. Food and drinks were incredible

  4. AW

    AdamW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience as always in Brighton Ivy! All the team were so welcoming, friendly, prompt and personal. We had our year anniversary and they surprised us with an anniversary cake. The food is fantastic!

  5. PH

    PaulaH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Cool and quirky - nice staff - but very average food especially for Brighton and Hove area. I had the duck curry and was disappointed in the quality and it was tepid instead of warm and freshly served. Others in my party enjoyed their food slightly more than myself (shepherds pie and Asian salad) but nobody was anything more than just satisfied. It’s a shame - it promises more. No air in the restaurant, muggy and

  6. AK

    AnyaK

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    As ever with the Ivy, the food was lovely and the service faultless. My only criticism of this venue is the acoustics are poor so chatter is loud. That and the music was being piped in to the restaurant at a loud level made having conversation at the table very difficult. Shame as it rather spoilt the dinner.

  7. JW

    JenniferW

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Ivy! Beautiful decor and attentive friendly staff. Highly recommend! Shout out to Vivian who was so lovely to us during our visit. Thank you team Ivy xx

  8. S

    Sanjiv

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service 5* would recommend always

  9. EE

    EyeEye

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my daughters 50th birthday. Lovely atmosphere, great service in beautiful interior restaurant

  10. s

    suzigiffiths

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Ivy I’ve been to - on a par with Marylebone. Well done 👏🏼

  11. j

    justine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    We love coming to the Ivy. We come there a lot! We always enjoy the service, the food is delicious and we like the atmosphere and the decor. I would like to bring one thing to your attention there which I feel is a negative. I wouldn’t normally say anything, but on this occasion I feel it is worth noting. It is such a big room, with lots of chatting and noise that exists without any background music. To add a DJ into the mix was just completely unnecessary. All we could hear was the persistent bass, we couldn’t work out what the tune was, and it made our conversation very difficult to hear. We found ourselves shouting over the plethora of noise.The music however in the toilet was fantastic ha ha! As a customer we would much prefer to listen to this rather than an ongoing bass beat which was irritating rather than enjoyable. Please be reassured that we will still be coming back to the Ivy over and over again as we love it so much. I just felt that it was worth telling you about. Hope you’re not offended!

  12. e

    edsann

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Service wasn't great - waited a long time for a bottle of sparkling water, even longer for two glasses of wine - waiter turned up with two bottles of wine! - food arrived before water or wine. Food was good except for chips - cold, thought, more or less inedible. The waiter did give us two free coffees in compensation.

  13. CC

    ClareC

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My first visit to The Ivy but hopefully not my last / gorgeous decor / the food was presented beautifully especially the starters

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food looked in

  15. LK

    LexK

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love;y morning - service on point - looking forward to the Ivy Asia too

  16. KD

    KDhillon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance with a very quick and efficient friendly service. Decor was lovely and food was delicious

  17. DP

    DoreenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, Food choice brilliant, staff and service very good. look forward to coming again on my next trip. 🥰

  18. v

    vickybinley

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a lovely welcome in beautiful surroundings with attentive staff and amazing food Wish every where could be more like The Ivy 🤩

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Very rude staff

  20. MM

    MichaelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and beautiful decor. Service good. Steak tartare delicious. Cocktails delicious. Sadly thé brioche bun on the burger had caught and was charred. The burger was dry. Shouldn’t have not been acknowledged by waitress. Saved by mayonnaise. Otherwise would have been a 5 star experience all round.

  21. LM

    LorraineM

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely place and atmosphere. Toilets amazing. Would love to go back and try something different on the menu.

  22. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, staff very friendly and helpful highly recommend

  23. S

    Secretdiner55

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Sadly the music being unbearable loud put a big damper on the whole Ivy experience. Around us people were complaining about the above, but on request to turn the music down nothing was done. The Restuarant had a 1930’s come Miami feel, but due to the loud music sank below a local cafe experience. The food, wine and service was nice not 5 star, but about right for the price we paid. Might be a good idea to ditch the DJ!!!!

  24. RP

    RitaP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a lovely meal but did think music too loud and jarring. The bass was vibrating which made it impossible to relax fully. If that had been toned down then I think the evening would have been perfect/

  25. DT

    DebbieT

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    We had a few issues while visiting your restaurant: 1) We had outside seating but wasn’t offered blankets or to put the heaters on until we requested them even though we had asked if there was an inside table available as it was chilly 2) After our drinks order was taken (for 4 of us), a waitress came to our table with 3 drinks! When we explained that we had ordered a bottle of wine and not one glass, she apologised and went away. It then took 15 minutes to bring our bottle of wine to us and only when we brought it to our waitresses attention. She brought the wine and poured two glasses then took the bottle away! I noticed that some tables had a wine cooler by their table so I requested one, which the waitress brought to us but minus the bottle! When I told her, she then went to get the bottle. 3) We waited 45 minutes for our main meal so when we brought to the attention of the waitress, she went away to check and the manager came and apologised and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine (which only two of us was drinking). Whilst we appreciated this, I suffer from diabetes and if I hadn’t had a starter, I would have been ill. Although I have outlined the above, we do need to say that the food was excellent.

  26. SH

    SusanH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Sat afternoon and place was packed! Noise levels very high….atmosphere was more buzzing than relaxing ?! Drinks slow to arrive but that was due to a packed restaurant not inefficiency. Cocktails perfect….food delicious! Prices high…. But as a treat, we all enjoyed it very much…😃

  27. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had an outside table, on the street which was ok. Service was slow and waiter was forgetful of some items like wine, ice but he was very busy! 2 members of staff stood next to us whilst we were eating moaning about how busy/short staffed they were. Food was lovely, prices good and I would go back but probably wouldn’t choose a table on the street.

  28. DT

    DebbieT

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Fabulous location. Excellent food. Attentive waiters. Extremely slow service for drinks. Too many tables crammed in led to excessive noise level which made communication with waiting staff and ourselves challenging.

  29. NG

    NicolaG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. My only gripe was the menu. Myself and my friend struggled a bit with the choices. Overall I would visit again.

  30. BT

    BernadetteT

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The time will come when The Ivy stop playing on its name and give value for money. It felt as if they’ve heard the complaints so often they’ve stopped listening. Food was beyond poor, service, what service. I blame a poor management as the staff were lovely but overworked and probably not supported. If this was a well run restaurant, we all know problems occur, there is no backup plan for the customer or the staff. An immediate apology, a drink on the house perhaps but here I felt they’ve seen it so many times that if you walk another fool will be coming along behind you and pay over the odds just to say they’ve eaten at The Ivy. Very very disappointing

  31. f

    francesb

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We did not eat.The service was exemplary. The atmosphere was noisy without being overbearing. I did not think the too loud music was necessary, the atmosphere is already there!

  32. B

    Barbie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time the service was great and our waiter was very friendly and fun without being over familiar Food was fab We’ll be back very soon!!

  33. A

    Alice

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    I booked two tables for the ivy in the lanes thinking it will be a lovely experience for the hen party. I made the booking well in advance however when we arrived, neither table was ready and we were sat on opposite sides of the restaurant. We opted for the afternoon tea which was lovely however one the tables, the waiter missed the 'tea' and we had to ask for this after our cake had arrived. The service was slow but that was due to how busy the restaurant was. The staff that dealt with us were pleasant enough however none of them were in a rush considering how busy it was. Overall we were all very disappointed considering this place was booked for a special occasion and would not be rushing back.

  34. LR

    LizRB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great cocktails, beautiful setting and great ambience. Staff were super helpful and accommodating.

  35. A

    Amya

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Everything was great, but music was far too loud! We struggled to hear each other round the table due to DJ playing music too loudly.

  36. k

    kjs100

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expensive BUT the most lovely treat! Recommended for a great day out.

  37. SB

    SusanB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely time yesterday although we had booked for breakfast we were given the brunch menu. One of our party was in a wheelchair and we had the ramp access put up for us which was very kind. The music was very loud as there was a DJ which made it difficult to talk amongst ourselves. Apart from that the food and service was excellent and very reasonably priced.

  38. K

    Kath

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great fun, excellent service. the food is fairly average but feels like an occasion being there.

  39. NS

    NinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time, the food and service was excellent.

  40. PR

    PeteR

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual. The Brighton one is becoming our favourite and we live in Herefordshire!!!

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 12248 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 229 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

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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

    Madeleine Bahu: 01273 082197

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