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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.5
4.5
12717 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 205 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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

What 12,717 people are saying

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

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  1. OB

    OBDOKenobi

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of the food is amazing, but... Vegan options are limited. Service is outstanding!
  2. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was flawless, lovely way to spend a birthday with the suprise birthday treat being the cherry on top. Highly recommended
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive, polite and clean! I had a special request and they executed it to perfection discreetly!! Can not speak highly enough of my experience
  4. CC

    ClareC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Lovely atmosphere inside, it was very busy for a Monday so very impresssed people are looking to eat here on a Monday lunch time. We opted for the outside although it was slightly cold, the sun came out and we were offered blankets. The service was great very helpful. I loved the started from the set menu which was onion soup & my husband opted for salmon and toast. I had to have some of his toast to dip in my soup this would of been nice to of had a slice with the soup: we then both opted for steak, eggs & chips. The steak I felt was not a rump as suggested but a flat beef steak which to be honest seemed quite cheap and not impressive. It was quite chewy as well. The chips and egg lovely and the aspall cider lovely. If we went again we would opt for maybe a shepherds Pie or burger. This was our anniversary so wasn’t the best of meals we could Of had. But overall the experience and atmosphere if we chose inside would of been lovely. We were asked if we got cold to sit inside but as I say the sun came out and all was ok.
  5. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went to the Ivy in Brighton on a Monday. We thought the ambience was great, thought the wine was expensive. Our waitress was Hollie, we think (Red Hair). She was so efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable. Also she was very table aware. We would recommend if any promotion was in the offing she should be considered.
  6. SB

    SuzanneB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely place. Fantastic atmosphere Fantastic attentive staff Beautiful decor Amazing mouth watering food.
  7. L

    Lulu

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    No Diet Coke, no Pinot Grigio, pretty basic. My friend asked for medium sirloin steak, it arrived but it was well done. She returned it and was then served a steak which had not been rested so was sitting in a pool of blood. Not what you would expect at The Ivy at premium rates. They did deduct the steak from the bill although we did have to ask, it wasn’t offered. Having said that the other dinners were very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning dinner, everything was perfect. A very nice treat for an early anniversary evening out
  9. TR

    TanyaR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere at the Ivy in the Lanes was great fun, lovely to be back and having a ‘normal’ pre covid experience. Service was good and presentation of the food lovely - how we the quality of the food has gone downhill. I had liver parfait, the toast was cold and nothing special (think white thick cut sliced bread), blackened cod - should be melt in the mouth and light. It was over cooked, hard and tasteless. As a result I’d say the food was over priced and I will be thinking twice about going back to The Ivy for the food. It’s a shame.
  10. PS

    PennyS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wish they would change the menu so we get more choice for people that go regularly
  11. SC

    SophieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had afternoon tea to celebrate my friends 50th birthday. They all enjoyed theres, however I was really disappointed with my gluten free sandwiches. They were extremely dry & not because it was gulten free bread but because it was like the sandwich’s had been left of the side & dried out. The fillings were also not very tasteful. My tea selection from the menu also wasn’t available, so overall not a great food experience & I dont think I would have afternoon tea here again 😔
  12. j

    joeb

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have eaten at the Ivy group quite a lot in various places, we live in London , and without doubt although the others were good this as I have shown was outstanding . The menu was the same as others and is always good so no difference there . However the actual place looked excellent the decor spendid . Our service was very good the main server really excellent . Will definitely come again and recommend to friends and family . JB .
  13. AH

    AdriannaH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as ever! Food delicious and excellent service! Thankyou
  14. SB

    SteveB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always delivers. Great selection of drinks and caters well for allergies too.
  15. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Bar service very poor but table service ok and food very good. Music terrible... what ever it was all you could hear was the base banging away. Not in a rush to return.
  16. SE

    StuartE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ivy was very welcoming and a lovely atmosphere. The food was absolutely superb and the cocktails were fab! The staff were very friendly and went the extra mile as it was my daughters 30th birthday and they must have overheard us discussing it so at the end of the meal a little treat arrived with a candle in it! A very lovely touch thankyou! Highly recommended!!
  17. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I was unhappy with my main which was the Asian salad, it didn’t have all the ingredients stated on the menu and didn’t taste great either, service was great though and waiters very attentive so I didn’t complain although I wish I had. Nice decor and music though
  18. AW

    AmyW

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious and fair priced. Our server was lovely too. The decor is amazing (including the women’s toilets!) already recommended to others.
  19. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The Ivy Brighton is my favourite of all The Ivy’s. Although I was a little disappointed with the food this time ! My prawn cocktail was very bland with brown lettuce and not many prawns. I had prawn and monkfish curry which was delicious however there was a distinct lack of prawns and monkfish in in. So overall disappointing.
  20. CP

    ClareP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic, as was the food!
  21. DR

    DanielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Minute steak was so chewy . (It was the cut not the chefs fault because it was a good flavour). Waiter was lovely , dark Hair young chap. Blonde front of house staff was so friendly and good vibes. What’s what was the best
  22. RL

    RLSC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great night out. The food and service were incredible, and our waiter clearly knew the menu, food and drinks, very well. We waited a little too long for our first round of drinks to arrive so they were given on the house without me having to ask. Great atmosphere and overall experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday . Booked table outside but as it was raining requested in. Has there been enough cover we were happy to stay outside . We were accommodated inside - had great service , food and added birthday surprise.
  24. GM

    GretaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Perfect for birthday dinner. Food delicious, staff friendly, very recomended.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely venue and great experience overall. Only negatives were that our starters arrived before our drinks and it felt a bit crammed with not enough space between tables. However, we got a lovely surprise from the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary!
  26. MG

    MarkG

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Atmosphere and ambiance was excellent with very good service The whole group felt very relaxed and did want to leave Well done!
  27. JP

    JoanneP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Glad we sat outside ,very noisy inside , smell of different food put you off ,smells must come up from kitchen ? better extraction needed , drinks rather over priced , beers over priced as only half pints given
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was slow, Had to remind waitress we hadn't ordered food yet after having drinks for roughly 30 minutes. 3 afternoon tea ordered - 2 afternoon teas came out after long periods of waiting, still 1 yet to come to our table. Reminder to waitress that we still missing 1, arrived once everyone else was finished. Just felt overrated for the price of £280 bill.
  29. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary at the Ivy.The only down fall was we were not given a table cloth although we could see a lot of the tables being laid and used had them. But on saying that I was totally surprised by the wonderful rest room area in the Ivy . The food was the best we ever had really tasty , will return again. Thank you
  30. KD

    KatieD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very fun atmosphere and lovely food. DJ slightly pointless as music through speakers would have been sufficient. Nice afternoon out with a friend.
  31. SS

    SharnS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, we had breakfast and it was very fresh and tasty. We had a great time was perfect treat at the weekend! Service was brilliant all the staff were very attentive
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a family birthday. Lovely restaurant and excellent service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very bad service, we were left waiting for 25 minutes without having our drinks taken and other people were getting served before us so I had to get up to ask someone to come over with no apology. Food was very average and overprice for two people for breakfast it was £62! Very disappointed.
  34. J

    Juliet

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner & I had another lovely evening. Dinner, & cocktails at the bar before. Everyone was lovely especially the lady behind the bar.
  35. MZ

    MinervaZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overrated . Nice decoration but after choosing it to celebrate partners birthday, I was disappointed when the salmon was dry and nearly burn, bistec was chewy with instant potato pure and profiterol was dry and clearly defrosted. Pub food for expensive price. They charged me also one cognac for my partner that never was served on the table.. really sad.
  36. AM

    AndyM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing decor, atmosphere and great food. Great restaurant, would recommend anyone to go here.
  37. JL

    JillL

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our first visit to The Ivy - staff welcoming, attentive & helpful. Food & wine delicious, will definitely be back!
  38. CS

    CarliS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon tea. Everything was perfect. Thank you
  39. DD

    DDDD

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, atmosphere, service and surroundings. Bustling but still felt relaxed.
  40. EB

    EileenB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed a wonderful lunch here. Service and food were excellent

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.5 stars by 12717 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 205 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

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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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