The Ivy in the Lanes

4.6
9888 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Airy, art-filled restaurant offering an all-day dining menu plus champagne & bespoke cocktails.
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CelinaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan menu is really good. Lots of choices. Wonderful place.

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JudeH
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Third visit in four months for us (we’re London based). Loved it as usual- only negatives were somewhat soggy courgette fritti and basic cheeseboard. Steaks were stunning and done perfectly blue. Service impeccable as usual- we stayed a bit past our allocated slot and were asked very politely to move! Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food … as usual!

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TaraR
Kent
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous meal out for my sons birthday and the food and service was smashing, we all thoroughly enjoyed our food, and the setting is beautiful

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CarolJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devine, perfect pre-theatre dinner, great location, awesome food and moreish cocktails!

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EmmaR
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great family meal.at the end of a shopping trip. Turned up with all our bags and getting us sorted and seated was easy work for the ivy . We alter d our table and they accmadated this arrived early but nothing was any trouble. I hope to return here again when I next go to Brighton.

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Blackpink
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would expect more options for the afternoon tea! But it was good overall

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GraceJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for afternoon tea which was very nice, however the gluten free option was a little lacklustre compared to the standard afternoon tea. The staff were polite and attentive without being overbearing.

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Jess
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Staff lovely. Food and drink amazing.
Little loud though.

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KathyB
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best afternoon tea in Brighton for value, quality and service

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michelle
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat this is . Fabulous food . Great service . Wonderful setting . Great atmosphere . Highly recommemded and we will return again next time we visit Brighton .

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Oksana
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were there for Afternoon tea. +Food was alright. Scones too sweet.
+Nice tea options.
+Beautiful setting.
- Very loud music, hard to have a conversation.
- It says dress code - smart casual, but looks like if you are happy to pay wear whatever you want.
-Some staff could be friendlier.

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KellyL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My daughters chicken wasn’t cooked, had to be sent back and replaced, and we were still charged for the dish, she could of been really ill , even the Waiter said it was a fault in the kitchen.

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doug
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

main courses turned up seconds after starter nibbles had arrived . had to send them back until we had funished starters . when main meals returned they were very nice , they would have been even better if the side dishes we ordered had arrived . By the time we could ask our waiter about them we were almost finished our mains and did not want to wait for these dishes to arrive . Also the background music , whilst very good , was slightly too loud so that everyone had to talk to their dining companions quite loudly .

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Razor
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon at The Ivy on Sunday for my mums birthday all the staff and food was excellent.

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vipVictoriaG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff are lovely food lovely atmosphere thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. Waiter was a little off but I understand that wait staff have a tough job!

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LewisO
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special atmosphere

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KellyO
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great food, great service!
Thank you!

HB
HelenaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening with girlfriends! Great atmosphere, service was excellent. Food really good!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

I booked The Ivy as a special treat for my daughters 30th as she had always wanted to go there.

Having read some of the reviews online, I was actually dreading it as there was a lot of criticism about it. However, I was pleasantly surprised because it turned out to be a lovely experience.

The staff were really helpful and friendly, the food great and the ambience just right. The price is a little high but that won't put me off going back there.

I appreciate that not everyone has the same experience, but I'd suggest that you don't believe everything you read on social media as I would personally recommend it and look forward to returning in the future.

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JamesUJimbo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous restaurant,No 1 in Brighton,everything superb,every aspect is catered for welcoming,staff,wonderful food,can't wait to go back.

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HannahL
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish friendly very helpful staff food was delicious couldn’t fault the experience at all

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Alison
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff friendly but a bit slow service. Very loud in there. But food was lovely.

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lauras
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We had the afternoon tea. I couldn’t eat all the fillings due to being pregnant and got a cheese (no butter) and ham crumbs (no butter) substitute. Was very poor quality.
Wasn’t worth the money at all,
Very loud music inside and was very full inside. Put in a corner so rubbish view, staff friendly though

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SamanthaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect treat for my 50th birthday with my 2 adult children. The champagne afternoon tea was amazing. My sons burger looked
Mouthwatering! A trip to the loo was worth the money for the lunch! Just an amazing atmosphere, I’ve been to the Savoy for cream tea and this far better and cheaper! Recommend for a special occasion.

JC
JemmaC
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, amazing food and wonderful staff

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AbbyD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food with great atmosphere.

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Cils
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing …. Food average ! Squid batter was pretty soggy and tiny bones in the duck curry…. However not so bad that we wouldn’t go back !

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JjJj
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Had brunch menu. Food excellent, waiter was really good and funny. Only complaint was the music level, much too loud to enjoy conversation. Even the waiter had trouble hearing us. Shame because the ambiance of the restaurant is great. Would we recommend, only if you like loud music.

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SuzanneP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for Brunch with some friends. Food was lovely and good value for money,
Service was attentive and nothing too much trouble.

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LouiseY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect birthday brunch with my friend, great first time for me dining here and loved it. One cool poached egg didn’t put me off (as we arrived at 2 mins to 11am cut off). I will definitely be back! Thank you all.

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ShaunT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go
Atmosphere is very buzzy
Food always great
Maybe only small negative is closeness to other diners
Perhaps ask for a table or booth to yourself if you want privacy but otherwise superb overall

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YazA
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Salmon was over cooked even asked for pink. Extremely oily. It wasn't what I expected from a restaurant this quality and the price I paid. Very disappointed

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ERami
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great but very noisy.
Not sure why we have to have a loud music on in this country in a restaurant.
A music in the background is lovely but a loud music in a restaurant is annoying. Most of people go out to a restaurant to catch up with friends and it would be nice if could actually hear what they are saying.

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vipAli01
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous evening celebrating friends birthday, very special very enjoyable

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SamSmith
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My sister in law had the blackened cod which was delicious! Upgrade your chips to Parmesan and truffle is a must! Cocktails are amazing

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RoseMare
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, could not fault service and food.

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peterm
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal ahead of a concert at Brighton Centre

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vipSandraS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was not very hot
I had fish ales and sweet potato fries and they were only warm
Was very noisy
Could hardly hear each other talk

FAQs

The Ivy in the Lanes is rated 4.6 stars by 9888 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.