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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.5
4.5
13266 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

19:00


Booked 16 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

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

  • 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
  • The Ivy in the Lanes Afternoon Tea

    £26.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a British tradition at The Ivy Collection with our famous Afternoon Tea, perfect for any occasion. Give in to the comforting smell of freshly baked, light & fluffy scones paired with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Then, sink your teeth into soft, crustless sandwiches bursting with traditional British fillings, before concluding your dining experience by indulging in a selection of sweet and decadent petit fours. To make your occasion extra special, upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea by adding a glass of The Ivy Collection Champagne. Birthdays, special occasions, a day out with your best friend; whatever the reason or season, The Ivy in the Lanes is your destination for the perfect Afternoon Tea.

What 13,266 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. AF

    AnnieF

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    It would have been a whole lot better had the air conditioning been working ..everyone that was around us were complaining too
  2. c

    clairem

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Noisy and we had to ask for our drinks twice before they arrived, after the starter. Service was extremely abrupt and rude
  3. SA

    SARAHD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were not disappointed with food, service or atmosphere. Omar served us and was very attentive despite being very busy. Can't wait for our next visit. Overall very good value. Thank you.
  4. MG

    MelissaG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting The Ivy. We were thoroughly impressed as soon as we entered the restaurant. From being greeted at the door, to the service throughout and the food/drinks it was all very good! We would definitely be returning.
  5. GC

    GrahamC

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Truly appalling. Must have been mid 30s degrees plus inside. No fans. No recognisable air conditioning No offer of cold water. To cap it all DJ banging out club level volume at 7pm. No tables could hear themselves. All substance no form
  6. JG

    JohnG

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely to eat outside on a hot summer's evening. The tables were nicely spaced out, so you didn't feel crowded in. Service was impeccable and the food admirable for restaurant with so many tables. The wine list was comprehensive, but a little more pricey than most comparable restaurants. A solid 4 stars out of 5.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the food, service and ambience. The only negative was that it was very hot in the restaurant making it difficult to relax. Heatwaves are going be a regular event and perhaps air conditioning could be provided even if they are mobile units. Will will definitely be come again Shila
  8. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Lovely food but shocking service. Wasn’t told that the other two members of the party were at the bar having a drink when I arrived and I was shown to my table and only found out they were already in the building because I messaged them. Nobody came to our table for about 20 mins and when they did it was because we called to someone to come over. Almost impossible to get anyone’s attention to serve. Also, for such a prestigious dining place there was no air con and it was sweltering. Did enjoy the cocktails and food but not sure I’d go again.
  9. A

    Aoluncheon

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and the usual lovely ambience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful, best afternoon we’ve ever had, staff was so kind and lovely and the place is gorgeous
  11. MW

    MWScasu

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, slightly unhappy waitress and disappointed not to have been given the rose champagne I’ve since seen was to be offered as it was afternoon tea week. Shame because the front of house staff had been wonderful as was the food
  12. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was lovely. The service was exceptional! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. He made time for us and ensured we had everything we needed as well as surprising me with a birthday treat.
  13. PA

    PATRICIAH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Bill was fabulous made it very enjoyable. Most helpful and friendly. Will be back again most certainly.
  14. BL

    BLACKsquared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Brighton to spend time with my husbands family and took his aunt and grandmother to the Ivy in the lanes. We had an outside table, perfect spot; as we brought our two dogs with us. The staff were personable, diverse, gorgeous, beautifully styled and very interesting and were attentive and lovely throughout our luncheon. Aperol Spritz with CBD were insatiable and went down a treat, several times each, even with 88 year old Mary. The menu and cuisine were spot on as always. Loved the “art” installation in the mens washroom; genuine and darned frightening at first. But utter brilliance. We shall be back soon, for sure. From Lords Zak Benjamin and Luke Adam Petracchi-Black. Many thanks.
  15. LC

    LinziC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the ivy in the lanes so much, the one downside was how hot it was in there but overall lovely
  16. NC

    NormanC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food disappointing. Fish and chips: the batter not crisp and the fish inside it very soggy. Was difficult to keep them on to the fork. Waiter a bit brusque
  17. SS

    SSHH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The decor and ambience is lovely however the food lets the restaurant down a bit. The monkfish and prawn curry was over cooked so really chewy. The Korean chicken was over cooked so tough to eat. But the service and the cocktails were great and I would return to the bar, but not for the food, which is a shame.
  18. G

    Gemini73

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a very enjoyable meal in The Ivy Brighton. Service was excellent and our waitress was very helpful in giving us advice when choosing our food. The food was delicious and would definitely go again. The only criticism we would have is the air conditioning was not adequate for the space and many other people were finding the temperature a little uncomfortable too.
  19. E

    Ernest

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks so much to all the team members who made our special day even more special. A huge thanks to Aleksandra who was looking after us, she was the best. Definitely will come back
  20. MM

    MichaelM

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were given afternoon tea for our wedding anniversary. The venue is stunning and the food was good however the food was just too much cake. It is perhaps my age and I just desire more savoury. With this said, the cakes and scones were well made and the venue is stunning.
  21. RW

    RuthW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for afternoon tea. It was lovley. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food glorious.
  22. J

    Juliec

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor makes you feel you've entered a different world. Service was excellent throughout. Music could have been a bit lower. Food was very good and well priced, but wine overpriced. Had a great lunch
  23. JZ

    JohnZ

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The monkfish was disappointing though curry sauce was excellent. (6/10) The lobster linguine was good but overpriced (7/10). The creme brulee was too sweet and the cream had curdled. (5/10). The service very good (8/10).
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit wax for my partner’s birthday. We know what to expect from The Ivy ItL and we were not disappointed. Perfect.
  25. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    A very beautiful place to eat..but that's it...ends there ..food mediocre...I won't be going back. Could have spent the £250 on a really lovely meal elsewhere in Brighton.
  26. JT

    JeffT

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, outstanding food and great decor.
  27. CS

    ClaireS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Below average, very disappointing food. Far below expectations. Over-priced. Have had very good experience at other Ivy restaurants, but this one is very poor.
  28. LB

    LindseyB

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We sat outside so lost the atmosphere of the restaurant. In hindsight should have stuck to an indoor table. Afternoon tea so overpriced for what we had. I've had Afternoon teas other places and you get a selection of savoury pastry items to balance out all the sweet things. A few sandwiches, scones and cakes doesn't justify the cost.
  29. LS

    LinS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for afternoon tea for my Sister’s Birthday. She enjoyed it and it’s lovely for a special occasion but I do think it is expensive for what it is, but to be fair to the Ivy not much more expensive than some of the hotels. The service was a bit slow but the staff are really lovely. They boxed up what we didn’t eat though which was a nice touch, and ai would do again for a special occasion as it’s such a lovely setting.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea.. would highly recommend.. great value for money
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful lunch with our darling Son visiting fromN.Z.
  32. PR

    PatrickR

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very expensive for fairly average food and very slow service
  33. MB

    MarkB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from the moment we walked in to the time we had to leave superb
  34. JM

    JoMpace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous setting. Wonderful staff. Great food Real treat
  35. BW

    BarrattW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy formula is a real winner. The food is consistent across their restaurants, very tasty, well presented, with good service levels. The decor is vibrant and interesting and it adds to the overall very good experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and myself were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and had such a wonderful memorable time. The staff were amazing, the food was glorious and our table was perfect - thank you all at The Ivy for making our time perfect
  37. MM

    MichaelM

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service is not proper organised. I got the wine after the mainsish The portions are too smal for this price and not very creative
  38. MD

    MarkD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and menu were just perfect. Our only complaint was that the Fillet steak was chewy, which was unexpected seeing that it was medium/rare. I did finish the steak and let them know afterwards just as a pointer for other customers. All other food was amazing. One of our favourite restaurants in Brighton.
  39. R

    Raine71

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal from the set menu. The surroundings are great and the service good.
  40. C

    Camidon

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    For 2 people a dish containing 5 olives seems potentially divisive...couldn't 6 be the minimum so we wouldn't have to discuss who has the 3rd olive??? Otherwise, very good good and service. Will come again.

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.5 stars by 13266 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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