The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
7854 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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SophieC
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely evening, service was excellent, the waiters were very friendly and the food was lovely. My boyfriend and I were given a free dessert for our anniversary. The vegetarian/vegan menu was a little limited although the food I did order was all lovely.

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LinseyF
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab night out , great table for 5 and food was amazing. The music was a little loud to ensure we could have good conversation across the group… but food and service amazing

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julieb
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table booked inside thankfully and so beautiful. Outside not so nice in Brighton as tables are in middle of street and pedestrians walking right past. Food outstanding. Toilets are incredible!

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HelenP
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual the food and service were excellent. However the background music had a very heavy bass which after a while became quite intrusive

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside, when going inside and using the toilet was noisy but lively and happy. Love it here!
Outside, blankets and fire on.

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Minxhay
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd visit here and I always love it such a lovely atmosphere staff are fantastic and food was delicious thank you!

CM
ClaudiaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Day was cloudy so we asked to be moved from outdoors to indoors. Despite them being fully booked the host did all she could for us to finally be able to be inside.

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FionaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will certainly be back!The service,food and atmosphere were all excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Thank you all so much.

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Kezz
Kent
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic....
Outdoor dining location wasn't any thing special, just seats on pavement.could have been outside Costa, coffee.
But food and service were fantastic.
Inside was lovely, and bar area fantastic.
But servive at bar was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcome back! First meal out for us for sometime and we chose The Ivy as it was the last before the Christmas lockdown. It did not disappoint. Excellent service, as always, from the Ivy in The Lanes. Superb welcome, nice vibe on a Saturday lunchtime, so good to see everyone out and having a good time. Food and drnks excellent and although we were due to give the table back within a time frame, we were not rushed ir hurried in any way. We will be back.

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AliH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal for two at the Ivy. The decoration, as expected, is stunning. It's very loud but I did love the addition of the live band. The food really is outstanding and I always appreciate the separate vegetarian/vegan menu. I recommend the Flower Power summer cocktail!

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AnneC
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch for my 70th, deferred from November! We loved drinking cocktails at the bar to start and the staff were so sweet. We had a booth table and enjoyed the colour and glamour of the occasion, like stepping into another world. Lost one star for food because my pea risotto was not good but everything else was excellent, we all enjoyed the bread, mains and puddings and champagne. The staff all helped to make it memorable. Thank you, Anne.

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Archer
Perthshire
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ivy is nothing if not consistent.
Main disappointment was inability to hear band due to noise of other diners

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GraemeM
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and definitely not fit the hard of hearing, the music was night club levels!

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laurar
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great evening out, great food, lovely staff

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DianeS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The place and food was lovely but had to send my cocktail back, was dreadful and didn’t drink the replacement either. Sat with an air vent blowing out full pelt from behind our bench seat. Was freezing!

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AliceT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, service second to none!
Food absolutely fantastic. Only bug bare was my husband’s steak was not cooked as he requested but apart from that whole experience was perfect

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JazzS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and amazing service. Would definitely return!

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ValerieD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff very welcoming and helpful.
Food very nice and service was quick.
Bit noisy but a Friday evening and restaurant was full.
Overall a great meal in a good restaurant

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PeterR
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant, great friendly and professional staff. Completely unpretentious feel to the evening. Amazing internal decoration. Great location. Our waiter was really helpful without being overbearing with his suggestions. A thoroughly enjoyable evening that my wife and I agreed we would repeat very soon.

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JennyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Always wanted to go to The Ivy but was very disappointed. Venu lovely, service brilliant. Food disappointing, Prawn cocktail, the sauce was very strong a bit spicy, minute steak not tender only served with chips.ordered a side salad with it. Very expensive for what it is. Music very loud .

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LouisD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend, food is beautiful and service was so quick and great! Great for dining and lovely bar area to sit at for drinks!

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VickyE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff super friendly and professional. Toilets are amazing. Live DJ playing added to the vibe. Impressed with staff knowing everyone's order.

MB
MarlinB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food and staff are excellent
Would definitely recommend and will be back again xx

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner, they helped us celebrate a special belated birthday for my Mum - thank you.
Amazing ladies toilets!

KM
KatieMae
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation of venue was amazing on arrival, inside is really beautiful! Service was absolutely amazing, such a brilliant vibe inside, music on in the background, everyone seemed so happy, staff and customers. Really couldn’t fault it one bit. I’ll absolutely be recommending this place, already have done! For sure I’ll have to come back.. goes without saying!

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RachelD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food & service as we’ve come to expect from the ivy in the lanes. I was really impressed and reassured by their covid measures which helped us to relax and enjoy the fantastic food and drinks - we will be back!

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elainel
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always. Always worth a visit

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FabiannaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a really good time in the Ivy, the cocktails were amazing and the service was excellent too! Thank you to Rafa and all the staff for their attention.

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Candybox25
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday lunch for my mums 83rd , birthday treat for her at end of meal, excellent service , only blip was we had another main added to our bill which was promptly dealt with , taken off the bill immediately

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Jess
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A wonderful experience for a special occasion. The food menu options were great and the food was delicious. The service could be improved, we were served our sharing nibbles and were told we were getting this before our starters. The bread turned up but no side plates accompanied when we were told the waitress was getting us some, so we waited and she returned but with all our starters too. The waitress was lovely, but just didn’t seem very “on it” with her service considering the 12.5% service charge added to the bill at the end. A waiter took over service and he was fabulous and very attentive. Overall, a really great experience though

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, fantastic service and lovely wine
It’s a real treat to visit the Ivy

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Carey
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the Ivy and this branch is no different. My only complaint is that it’s busy and you can’t loiter at the table any more. But we were at least able to move to the bar to finish our drinks. Very pleasant lunchtime meal.

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DonnaP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arriving at the building the entrance was amazing, so colourful and pretty. Checking in was easy as booked online and table was ready. Drinks took awhile to arrive at the start, food was amazing especially the Zucchini Frittes, they are a must. We all had different starters, mains and desserts and there was no complaints. Can't wait to visit again

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SammyS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just perfect for my 40th birthday lunch thank you 🖤

LG
LauraG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such helpful staff - lovely atmosphere. Would really recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful breakfast in this beautiful restaurant during our short visit to Brighton.
Impeccable service and delicious food.

MW
MarkW
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The breakfast was a bit disappointing - bland smashed avocado and under done poachers - but didn’t complain because Jasmine our waitress was a delight...

CT
CatherineT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an important part of the experience at a restaurant is the service and this was outstanding. We loved the atmosphere and design and of course the food was excellent but without good/excellent service there is nothing but a lovely meal. This meal to us was brilliant. Thank you.

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Mungo
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, lovely venue, service a little spotty in places eg forgot one starter, slow to bring drinks and had to chase etc

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 7854 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.