The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
9365 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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KarenH
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night staff very welcoming service good decor great.

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GillJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The afternoon tea was disappointing. Uninspired sandwich fillings. Soggy white bread with no taste and soggy brioche rolls. Scones delicious cake selection ok not keen in the drink served. Staff as usual were amazing. But not the special birthday treat I was expecting from The Ivy

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HelenS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch at The Ivy. The food is very reasonably priced, and tastes amazing. I’m a vegetarian and there was lots to choose from. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Would most definitely go again.

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AshleighD
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food drink and atmosphere really lovey experience

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YsanneH
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely time. Fantastic meal and the attention to detail was amazing. The prices were great and it felt really special for my big birthday celebration. The ladies bathrooms were astonishing and watching the mixologists was great. The food was hot and appetising. Would definitely love to come again. Thank you for the gorgeous profiterole with the birthday candle. Lovely touch

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vipAnna
London
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend forthcoming wedding and was very impressed by the quality of the food, great wine and champagne cocktails. We were fortunate to have an excellent waiter and spent 3 happy hours in your restaurant

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we had ever been, and it was amazing, beautiful, friendly and food was lovely

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GrahamB
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat great food and service always brilliant wherever the restaurants are

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had to wait outside despite there being empty tables. Had to wait at bar without being served/ignored. Had to speak to staff to get a table. Food good, room very noisy. Price fair to expensive. Would not return unless quieter. English’s is better!!!

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HannahL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Being asked to move off our table after 1 hour 45 mins was a little disappointing. Literally just finished dessert and still had wine to drink
Seems like a quick turn around.
Our server was very lovely about it and moved us to thur bar.
Would have been nice to have 15/20 minutes longer.

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AlisonL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food lovely

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Jonesy
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too dark. They dont have the correct mood lighting and you may need a torch to read the menu

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JackieD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and lovely ambience, perfect for a special birthday celebration

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special day as it was my wife’s 81st birthday - the staff were extremely courteous and efficient - service was excellent- food superb - surroundings quite outstanding. We had a super time!

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RosalindB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with superb food and service.
Only thing spoilt it for us was the music was too heavy and thumping for us in an elegant restaurant such as this. Music should be light and soft here not pounding. It was in my opinion unnecessary and detracted from the overall ambience and experience.

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Beebumble
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service was first class, professional and faultless.

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Lily
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Ivy is a favourite place for me to eat. My daughter and I love the Margaritas! If you’re looking for value for money, this is not the place. Though food is excellent, portions are small. Not for the hearty eater! For special occasions, ideal

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PaulW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely birthday brunch, cool decor, chilled out atmosphere

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MichaelC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent food with exceptional service. Highly recommend for a special treat.

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LindaM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely decor, feels special. The menu is varied and portions where generous.

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MrsAnon
Jersey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good night celebrating. We were made to feel very special and the food was amazing!
Our waiter Ivan looked after us very well.

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heleng
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink. Excellent service. Party included an old friend as our guest and The Ivy did us proud. Will be returning.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made us feel welcome. Our waiter Julian was friendly and informative. We ordered the Pork Cheeks and the Crispy Duck Salad, both delish and done to perfection. Pastry desert was disappointing. Music was too loud, too much base. We will be asking for Julian on our return visit!

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Sunny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We visit the Ivy Brighton during our week ends away. They have always been outstanding in every respect . As a more mature couple my wife and I were very disappointed to find the distance between tables minimal, and the capacity much more than we anticipated. We felt very uncomfortable throughout; it was my wife’s birthday and did not want to embarrass her so did not raise the issue. I accept you met the regulations to the last rule, but non the less, in light of the current Covid virus ever getting worse, I expected The Ivy to be more supportive. We stay at The Grand, where everything reflected a much safer environment. I acknowledge you may do very little to improve the social distance issue raised here. The Ivy policy will not change whilst the revenue dictates finance over safety, so long as they follow Government guidance. At present I could not recommend the Ivy. Previously yes I woul have.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked in advance as was spending a few days in Brighton for my birthday. Was not disappointed! Food was amazing, service was spot on, decor was phenomenal. Would highly recommend.

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Jjkt72
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful late lunch - what a treat

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Shirley
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect oasis to relax in Brighton with delicious food from an extensive menu. Lovely ambience and friendly, helpful staff. This was a Birthday lunch for my daughter on a shopping trip and we both enjoyed the whole experience. Tip - don’t miss a visit to the glamorous Hollywood style loos!

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David
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostesses at the door very welcoming and also very nice when leaving. Waiter was also very good didn’t pester us but also knew when to come and clear our table at the right time. Food was delicious very much worth the money.

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VictoriaR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mum's birthday at the Ivy and it has been amazing. We love the ambient and the food. The service is friendly and quick. Highly recommend and will go again, when in Brighton.

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xxxxxxx
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Felt a bit cramped where we were sitting , especially as there was lots of space in other parts of the restaurant .

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PeterC
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a wonderful time celebrating for my Birthday which was much more special than I could have imagined.

The staff were all so welcoming and friendly and really went above and beyond to make my experience so lovely.

The food was incredible and the service is so quick and professional.
The decor and seating was really beautiful and comfortable, such a luxurious time.

Thanks for a wonderful celebration.

SA
SANDRAR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service .. especially from Vivianne. Noted that it was our anniversary and produced profiteroles as a treat to have with our irish coffees . Food was excellent and the setting really quite stunning

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DebbieT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food
Although felt we were rushed as starters delivered within 10 mins etc

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Callum
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely time at the ivy, great vibe and great food and service. Would definitely recommend!

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Cute
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and unobtrusive.

Lovely cocktails.

Super food and wine.

Busy but not frenetic atmosphere

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JohnL
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The food and wine were excellent and service professional and friendly. It was very noisy and at times it was hard to hear what my companion was saying. One minor niggle, they haven’t reopened the cloakroom.

JA
JoAnneb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing that's all I can say food amazing place amazing

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JULIEL
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. Will definitely go again.

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UrsulaE
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, good service & excellent food. Our third visit & will no doubt be back.

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tashf
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was very noisy despite us being tucked away in corner. Ventilation in kitchen needs sorting as could just smell cooking in did ing area.

The decor is beautiful, the service was brill.

Mains delicious, chocolate melting bomb was terrible both consistency and overly sweet (all 3 of us tried it and thought was awful) and an expensive mistake at £9.

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 9365 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.