The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
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6542 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at The Ivy! Amazing service and felt like nothing had changed due to covid which I really appreciated. It is possible to have a comfortable and safe lunch out with the new rules in place if managed well.

Our steaks were perfectly cooked and the cocktails didn’t disappoint!

Will definitely be back for more!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ok..... not as good as some of the other Ivy brasseries we’ve eaten at.

KM
KellyMarie
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a fantastic brunch meal at the Ivy in Brighton.
The lady who served us was absolutely amazing , she delivered an amazing service .
The food was outstanding and our daughter enjoyed her Birthday meal .
Many thanks

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chloe
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday brunch and amazing colleagues 😊

AB
AnneB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Mr Brady's 75th birthday. We were extremely well looked after, particularly as we were accompanied by our 2 year old grandson. The staff couldn't do enough for us. Thank you.

CF
ColinF
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wifes birthday treat , she/ we absolutley enjoyed our breakfast visist before shopping,and will return not just on occasions , it was our waitresses first day and she did amazing i hope she enjoys her new job

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as usual - bear in mind when booking your table time that the last order time for drinks & puddings is 9.20 because of the current restrictions on having to close & be out by 10pm

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Shiv
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for a special birthday celebration. Despite only having 2 hrs due to closing at 10pm service was great, didn't feel rushed.

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vipDashbar
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. A regular favourite of ours these days, the Ivy Is consistently exceptional, serving comfort food and great wine to a wonderful crowd.

Simply excellent. No other words are needed.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great meal here and the cocktails were brilliant. It felt safe and well distanced and was surprisingly busy for the time of day.

The dinner was lovely and the cocktails were great, although the aubergine wasn’t included in the dish and the dessert we wanted was unavailable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

SG
SaraG
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful as ever but starter portions were tiny. Hungry later ! Staff , decor, atmosphire as wonderful as ever at the fabulous Ivy.

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charlottem
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon at the Ivy, staff were so accommodating, we had drinks at the bar, followed by lovely early dinner, then more drinks at the bar.. perfect - great atmosphere - thank you

CW
ClaireW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place and the food and service was outstanding

LM
LucyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only thing that wasn’t good is being rushed through your meal.

For a lot of people, going out to The Ivy is an occasion, not just a quick meal.

We were offered coffee with our desserts...

AG
AdeleG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful setting and friendly service. Loved the blackened cod and expresso martini.

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Deborah
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, from welcome to waiter! Thank you x

SN
SaraN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunchtime visit.
Attentive staff and lovely food

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Colette
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived a bit early but no problem and shown to table. Service was quick. Drinks came quick and food was soon after. Good quality but you are paying for the name and surroundings which to fair lives up to the hype.

CT
CharlotteT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful Brunch - thank you - great decor, great ambience, delicious food and coffee, attentive staff and a real treat to be out.

PA
PAULAT
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place , food staff and everything is always 100% spot on. Thank you for another true fab experience.

VB
VikiB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the best meal! Most amazing rib eye on the bone. Cocktails are amazing too. Highly recommend.

MD
vipMartynD
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Explained on Trip
Terrible visit shame really
Service slow
Food served cold
Very busy social distancing not really kept to

PM
PaulM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, sadly due to current situations we felt a little rushed.

J
Jmcs
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a perfect way to spend our anniversary. Wonderful ambience, attentive staff and a great menu

CB
CelinaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday dinner with my husband on Thursday. Lovely staff.
Wonderful beetroot carpaccio and fish cakes.
Great place to be.
Thank you to the Ivy team.
Celina and Richard

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow - on arriving we sat at the table for 15 mins without a drink.

NS
vipNadiaS
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I am a frequent customer of all the Ivy restaurants and usually the service is top class. Unfortunately this time round the gentleman serving us was abrupt and we felt very rushed. He even brought the bill before we asked for it, interrupted us while in conversation and spoke over us. Perhaps he was having a stressed bad day.

CM
CatherineM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was slightly disappointing as the basil sandwiches were really dry and one of the puddings didn’t have much flavour to it.
Meet were booked for 3.15 and didn’t get seated until nearly 4pm which was not good

This was a treat for my mums birthday so didn’t want to anything on the day and ruin things

NB
NannyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We had afternoon tea as a birthday treat. Service and ambience were great.
Not impressed with the sandwiches made with Beetroot bread and Basil bread. Bread was hard and dry and tasted as if not long out of the freezer.
Chocolate mousse was ok, champagne jelly thing tasteless.
Cream cake and scones were excellent!

GS
GrahamS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing time at The Ivy celebrating my birthday with my family

CH
ChristopherH
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here but wonder when the menu be changing.
I had thought with Covid19 that the tables might have been more appropriately spaced

HS
HelenS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch booked on the day made very welcome great easy going atmosphere

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Alison
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab belated lockdown birthday celebration. Food amazing. Definitely recommend.

KR
KarenR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit and again it was a great experience
Service first class
Plenty of choice on menu
Pimms delicious
Very attentive
Social distancing observed
Can’t wait to come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday which I shared with 4 friends. My first experience at the Ivy and I will definitely be going back. The food & service was impeccable. I was also brought a little cake with a candle so sweet.

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Robsteve
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic both staff and food

It was for our wedding breakfast and started the day perfectly

SR
StevieRob
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were accommodating and the food was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service andfood

LW
LorraineW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have been a few times before our last visit on Wednesday evening. It was my husband’s birthday and we both had a wonderful time. A mini cake with a candle was presented a thoughtful touch. 🎂👍😊

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 6542 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.