The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
6654 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.
What 6654 People Are Saying
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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarianP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cane in for a celebration breakfast , it was our 30th wedding anniversary. After our breakfast the waiter bought us lovely pastries and a Happy Anniversary chocolate to have with our Bellini’s Thank you

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Daniel
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nice location, not sure about the hype around going out for a meal to the "Ivy" had better food at cheaper places however the toilets are nice !

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KarenJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely, helpful staff. Great holiday treat. Look forward to the next visit.

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AnaV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary, left it last minute, so could only book the table for 8:45, which meant we didn’t have much time due to covid regulations. However, service was prompt and clear with regards to timing, food was delicious and even though wine was not very cold to start with, this was swiftly fixed without us having to ask for anything. Great night. Will definitely be back!

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JackieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. Attention to detail is clear. Nothing is too much trouble.

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BethM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great cocktails. Super service. Opulent surroundings. Delicious food.

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Ollie
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall our experience at the ivy was really good.

It was my girlfriends birthday and lots of the staff said happy birthday to her and the little cupcake with the candle was a nice touch.

Overall really high quality food and experience, will definitely be coming back.

Only slight criticism would be that, with covid in mind, the tables were a little close together.

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Bens
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable and reliable as always. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lunch, surroundings are gorgeous.

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Shazzer
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion would recommend going

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KatyH
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and decor were beautiful, lovely toilets! Very relaxing and absolutely delicious lunch, will definitely be going back

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JoWithTheFlow
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love it here! Amazing food, gorgeous wallpaper and excellent service. An oasis of calm from the busy streets.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely looking restaurant, impeccable service and food. Personally didn’t think was bad value for what you would expect for that grade of restaurant, was our birthday meal and they brought us out a nice birthday desert as a treat which I thought was a lovely touch, will certainly be returning on another occasion

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cookie
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely round table in the window. All 3 breakfast choices were good.

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Suecou
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast and lovely attentive service - a superb overall experience and one we will repeat

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DMck
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and attentive service. Food and drink came at the right time albeit it with a 10pm curfew you couldn't hang around.
Food really fresh and tasty. An overall enjoyable experience

SG
SophiaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food and drinks was excellent- the greeting into the restaurant excellent- the table waitress was not a good experience and dampened the evening.

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JoZ47
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved this restaurant - very busy and buzzy. The food was exceptional. Service was efficient although could have been a little warmer although I think the staff were extremely busy. Looked full for a Weds evening!
Drinks were very expensive - that is probably my biggest criticism. Be good to have some cheaper drinks options on the menu but overall a great experience and I would go again.

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PAULAB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent welcome and service. Best atmosphere I've experienced in a restaurant since Covid.

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lisab
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazingly lovely experience. Would come again for sure

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GillianL
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would highly recommend the fried courgettes for a starter. My kids love them too! We also always have the black cod as it is delicious.

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XiXi
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Very nice, no complaints at all.

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Saul
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently brilliant place to eat and a joyous experience. We took our two boys (age 10 and 15) and the staff were fantastic with them. Such a great ambience. You forget there’s a pandemic outside. Thank you The Ivy.

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LouiseJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friend spilt her glass of wine after a bit of table rearranging was needed. It was dealt with swiftly and professionally. They changed her chair and replaced her wine which was a lovely gesture. We had a gorgeous afternoon. Thank you.

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VanessaC
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always

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RebeccaH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Love the ambience and decor in the Ivy, service good, afternoon tea was presented beautifully but sandwiches a bit dry and only 1 finger and roll each person for the savoury course.

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JulieM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here on Wednesday for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience & will definitely be back.

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JillH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fabulous place to relax have fun and enjoy good food!

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AlexW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the guys there was on his phone...wasn’t a good look.

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VMC1
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The set lunch menu was excellent and good value. The service was unfailingly attentive and pleasant. My only reservations were that the tables were too close together and as the restaurant was so crowded, the noise level was very high.

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katesla
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and fantastic food. Thank you

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OllieM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. Ambiance just right. Thumbs up.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The setting stunning.. the food delicious, plenty of staff rushing around.. but capable of bringing our drinks.?? No.. 3 separate occasions we had to chase them up. Not really good enough I don’t think!!

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Lily
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and waiter! Food was great and vibe was nice

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kellym
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely. Little treat given for our anniversary. Only issue was waiting too long for drinks :-(

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MarkB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very good all round experience with excellent food, with care clearly shown to awareness of COVID !

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AlisonC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is a lovely place to take out if towners for a treat. Mostly full of couples and younger groups having a lovely lavish evening. It’s a beautiful dining room. I have eaten much better food elsewhere and would say it is an overpriced chain restaurant. This is not to detract from what will be a lovely evening out. It is expensive for the quality.

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JaneS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant from the staff on the door....the waiters....the food. All excellent. Will definitely recommend and will return asap

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Rebecca
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Service was brilliant and couldn’t fault anything

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JohnN
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful eating experience at this restaurant,highly recommended from food,staff and ambience

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 6654 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.