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Riddle And Finns The Lanes

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12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
+44 1273 721667
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wheatley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived about 530 pm for an early dinner and had to listen to a very loud and drunk lunch party that were still there. We were then informed that we may need to share a table at some point, the thought was not pleasant and fortunately it didn't happen. The staff were lovely, the Gambas we had for starters... More 

Thank Deb092
Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This seafood restaurant is amazing. Great atmosphere, super staff and fabulous food. Called in with my husband, I started with sashimi, delicious, husband had scallops equally impressed. We then both had the special which was lobster linguine which again didn't disappoint, it was beautiful. Will definitely return if in Brighton again.

Thank Julie S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time to this restaurant. It never disappoints. Great staff with amazing food. What is there not to like?

Thank Tim W
Windsor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat...real caviar, delicious - now I know what it's all about! All of us had fantastic lunches. Recommend crab linguini. Lobster a bit small and tough for a Cornish girl brought up on lobster but great salad. Chowder and squid great. Wonderful risotto. Fruit de mer superb...what else? Yes, staff lovely.

Thank italocorncrake
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited yesterday and had a fabulous lunch. We were a party of 10 and the staff did everything they could to accommodate us as quickly as possible (you can't book this place so we were taking a chance being a large party) . Delicious food, fabulous relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service, our waitress Elona (I hope i've spelt that... More 

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Riddles_Manager, General Manager at Riddle And Finns The Lanes, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It was our pleasure to have you. Glad you have enjoyed your get together and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere is a super busy, buzzy restaurant, nice lighting and super friendly service...and the food, incredible. Some of the best seafood we've ever had on English soil, really good. The only slight downside is you cannot book in advance, only pop in when you get to Brighton and hope you'll be able to get a table that day! Definitely... More 

Thank Anna C
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1,090 reviews
740 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood restaurant The oysters Mussels Singapore crab were faultless No five rating as some of the seafood dishes had meat in them

Thank davethedrill
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on the 11/02 and managed to get one of the late night tables. The food was delicious and staff couldn't be more helpful and fun! I don't live nearby to make this my local but I would if I did! Perfect restaurant for all occasions.

Thank Karolina M
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Bo-Bo atmosphere, large communal tables, excellent food and a very respectable wine list. The experience is only marred by the fact that the service, while attentive, moves with glacier like speed. I recommend the seafood platter, very fresh and great value for what you get.

Thank john d
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed chowder, clams and lobster washed down with Black Velvet (it is St Patrick's Day) and champagne. Lovely lunch. Highly recommended for fish lovers.

Thank justinmullender

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 721667
Our original Brighton Lanes Oyster Bar is lit by candlelight and features tiled walls and high tables and stools. You will be seated side-by-side, allowing for a focus on casual dining and ambience. We have fresh daily specials and catch of the day on offer. Our open kitchen adds to the experience of The Lanes, allowing you to watch your food being prepared. Our marble topped tables act as the perfect setting for grazing on local seafood and enjoying a chilled glass of Champagne. Strictly no reservations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?