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The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton, ENG

The Ivy in the Lanes

4.5
4.5
16301 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

22:00


Booked 146 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy in the Lanes Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy in the Lanes Afternoon Tea photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 16,301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for business meals

  • Brighton

    Good for business meals

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Hot spot

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Lively

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for business meals

  • Brighton

    Good for business meals

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Hot spot

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Lively

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

16,303 Reviews
  1. Treo

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely time and the food was very good.Service was good. The acoustics level was too loud. It's not the place to go for a conversation.

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  2. JulieW

    Kent

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous early evening dinner. From start to finish was great. We love the Brighton Ivy. It’s so pretty. The greeting from the guy at reception was really good. Our waiter was fab too. Well done Ivy in the Lanes!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought us a lovely dessert with a candle. So kind.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, great food, server was excellent. All round lovely time

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  5. Paps

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt the menue didn’t have much options to use from and the add ons to go with the steaks where quiet ridiculous as it was near an extra £10 to add some chips and sauce for a £27.95 steak! The salt bread was not fresh can tell from the inside of the bread being so dry!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and afternoon, highly recommend. The verification process for feedback is very frustrating, please get rid of this.

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  7. PollyL

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time, lunch with my sister. We had an amazing time we were able to catch up and didn’t feel rushed by staff . All staff were fabulous friendly and our waiter Thomas was delightful. The atmosphere was calm the way the restaurant was decorated to high standard and there were areas of opulence made us feel we were in another world. The food was delicious hot and very beautifully presented. There was a lot of attention to detail through the decor to the service I would definitely recommend the restaurant 🤗

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  9. SarahET

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We would have liked to have eaten from the set 1917 menu, but the only starter option my companion liked was out of stock. So instead we had mains & dessert. The food was of a good portion size and definitely felt freshly cooked. I had the fish & chips, some of the best chips I had ever had. My companion enjoyed her shepherd's pie, too. She followed her main with the chocolate bomb, a dome of chocolate that melts away as hot chocolate sauce is poured over - wish I had taken a clip for Insta! I had the Rum Baba, which was light, sweet, & syrupy with the rum. Couldn't fault the food we had, and the service was professional, attentive without being overbearing. Decor is beautiful - ladies' toilets are a work of art! All in all, a nice venue for a special lunch or dinner.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another good lunch today Champagne and fish and chips What’s not to like Rum baba disappointed unfortunately Where was the rum !!!???

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magical restaurant for my birthday evening! Will come again.

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  12. AlisonD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katrina our waitress was absolutely lovely. She was attentive, gave us time to choose, noted when we needed extra water. Cleared away appropriately. She was the right measure of friendliness and politeness. We were impressed and surprised to hear that she is new. We left a large tip for her to demonstrate how impressed we were. The food was all delicious, all beautifully presented and we were delighted with our first trip to the Ivy in the Lanes. We were also delighted with the bill, not as expensive as we thought it was going to be. We will definitely return!

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  13. ValM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not seated in the main part, but went through to a quieter part which suited us three fine.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to The Ivy Brighton yesterday to celebrate my daughter’s 18th birthday. The service was appalling. When we arrived we waited 45 mins before a drinks order was taken. We later wanted to order wine and were given a wine menu but no one came back to take the wine order - eventually we went to find someone! Then the waiter poured 3 small glasses of wine and took the bottle away to put in an ice bucket but never came back so we didn’t even get our wine! We were brought dessert menus, but after 30 mins no one came to take our dessert order so we gave up on dessert. We twice complained but service didn’t improve. We felt completely ignored. No one wished my daughter a happy birthday despite knowing of the special occasion and there was no birthday dessert which is usual at the Ivy. So so disappointing - what was meant to be a real treat turned into a disaster and I was embarrassed for the friends we took with us.

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  15. ElizabethS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual excellent service.. just the right amount of attention without being intrusive. Food was excellent - we enjoy trying different dishes at the Ivy. Nice atmosphere - stuff happening, plenty of chat.

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  16. lisaD

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a little disappointed, not the usual Ivy Standard this time. Ordered a Mimosa, that was flat, more juice, couldn't taste any alcohol at all. Food was average, not the usual standard. I had the Avocado on toast, and added extra bacon which was £4.00 for couple rashers of streaky bacon. Was our wedding anniversary so wanted something special, wasn't the usual high quality and standard that we have experienced in the past. The venue and atmosphere was good. But the food and my drink let it down I am sad to say.

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  17. MathewW

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had scallops to start and monkfish curry main course both of which were overcooked, as was my wife's Mexican chicken. Very disappointed

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always amazing food and service. Just can’t go wrong with The Ivy. Happy punter 👍👍

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to The Ivy in the Lanes for wedding anniversary. Friendly, welcoming and very relaxed. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Went out of their way to make our special occasion memorable.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely birthday afternoon tea at the Ivy. We did have to wait 15 minutes for our table, and my Mum struggled to sit at the bar, so worth noting for those with disabilities or less able. Food was lovely, I would say there weren't many sandwiches to sweet ratio, would have preferred more savoury, as a lot of sweets. They did happily box up what we had left to take away. Brilliant service and ambience as always

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Over all the food was good and the service ok. Was disappointed that my birthday wasn’t mentioned even though it was added to my booking. The venue is loud when busy

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  22. PK82

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good dining experience with great food and cocktails. Felt the service was slow at time taking 15 minutes for our final cocktail. Our waitress seemed to not always be aware of our needs. Had to go to someone to pay!!

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  23. Httttt

    London

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The interior is lovely! You have the sense of occasion when you dine there. Blackened cod , burger and sea food rice were nice. We had sour dough bread whilst we waited. This was delicious. My only issue with our lunch is that service was incredibly slow. We waited 1 hour before we actually got our food.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an excellent meal with good service. My husband got a celebration plate as he’s recently had a birthday. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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  25. JaneA

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to The Ivy in the Lanes and it won’t be my last. Fabulous food, excellent service and the drinks were reasonably priced.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An enjoyable afternoon tea, food plentiful, staff attentif, would have preferred quieter background music.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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  27. Kazza

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t order flavoured tea with the afternoon tea , you have to pay extra !! Surely it should come in to the cost !!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time at the Ivy. FOH staff were impeccable, pleasant, charming and chirpy! We arrived early and were easily accommodated on a very beautiful sunny day and were given a perfect table. Thank you
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Reviews like this give us the motivation to keep giving the best service possible. Thank you so much for this review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  29. CruisyDave

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at an Ivy, for a big breakfast before a big day out in Brighton. Very nice, will come again!

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  30. AlexN

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have now been to 3 Ivy restaurants. This was by far the most beautiful. The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Worth every penny.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Alex, reviews like this give us the motivation to keep giving the best service possible. Thank you so much for this review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit. Looking forward to many many more. Thank you.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Ivy in the Lanes. Thank you so much for your positive review, we hope to see you again soon!

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  32. Steve

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful celebration for Dad's birthday. A lovely welcome, great atmosphere and food. Thank you all! See you again soon!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The sandwiches were average. I wouldn’t say it is good value. The drinks weren’t refreshed and my friend who wanted a cold drink instead was offered one at extra cost. Overall, I wouldn’t go back. Service was good though and the place looks great inside.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my friends 70th birthday so really wanted to push the boat out and The Ivy did not disappoint. Friendly greeting when we arrived and courteous and knowledgeable waiting staff throughout the meal. Plenty of choice on the menu and delicious cocktails both alcohol free and alcohol included. We were not at all rushed which was really appreciated. Could find no fault with anything.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service the friendliness the food were outstanding Grateful for an amazing evening with my friends
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good and the staff attentive and very accommodating, they made an evening celebration a success. Great atmosphere and decor. I recommend the bread as a starter, it is warm and light, excellent for pairing with the cheese soufflé.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Reviews like this give us the motivation to keep giving the best service possible. Thank you so much for this review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  37. chestnutcoppice

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed, excellent food, good service and great decor and atmosphere
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Chestnutcoppice, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Ivy in the Lanes. Thank you so much for your positive review, we hope to see you again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant and amazing food. The waiters were very polite and the whole experience was great. Would visit anytime again.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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  39. elms

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service, it can’t be faulted. Great atmosphere, always busy. The food is good it’s always fresh & tasty.
    The Ivy in the LanesResponded on 8 May 2024
    Dear Elms, thank you so much for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Th Ivy? What do I say about it. I expected the world and got a relatively small country. The decor was good and interesting to look at. Lots going on so if you are bored with your guests there are some talking points. The staff were friendly despite their stiff uniforms. Matching waistcoats are lovely but not my cup of tea. I would prefer a friendly atmosphere without that barrier I suppose. The food was lovely and there were interesting things on the menu to choose. The only problem is, I have had better food in smaller restaurants with more casual friendly staff. It does sound like I am being negative but I have never tried the Ivy and it wasn’t what I thought it would be like. It was good but I don’t need to go again. The Salted Caramel Espresso Martini did taste like tiramisu in a glass though, worth going for that if nothing else 😆😘

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The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.5 stars by 16301 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 146 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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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