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Riddle And Finns The Lanes

12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
+44 1273 721667
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (137 reviews)
“crab” (60 reviews)
“razor clams” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Riddles & Finns last 6 years ago. Our return visit certainly did not disappoint us. The food was excellent - quality, cooked perfect, served beautifully! The drinks matched our food perfectly. And most importantly the service was amazing! Its not a cheap evening...More

1  Thank Lisa and Erich B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many great restaurants in Brighton, especially sea food ones but what made our lunch extra special was the service. We had so much fun chatting to most charming staff, my fish was a bit dry, not a disaster but I decided to...More

1  Thank hayesgirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a day trip to Brighton as I've always walked past and wanted to go in. Welcoming and friendly staff and a great menu with a wide selection of fresh fish. We opted for the set menu which was only £14.95 for two...More

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Riddle and Finns on the beach a few years back we decided to try the lanes restaurant last night. Honestly couldn’t fault it, great ambiance, food was incredible - the chilli and ginger mussels are to die for! Thank you so much...More

Thank sphove87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Riddle & Finns for lunch on a day trip to Brighton. My wife and I are both fish lovers so our expectations were high. We were aware that you couldn't book The Lanes restaurant so on arrival we were asked to return at 1.30...More

2  Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were down in Brighton on a Friday night and popped in for dinner, from the minute we walked in the service was warm and attentive but never overbearing. The food was absolutely delicious and sitting next to each other made for an intimate romantic...More

Thank Kimberlee G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival I was informed by the manager that I had to sit side by side with my wife. As the restaurant was half full I refused and was then completely ignored by the manager until it was time to pay. I have to say...More

2  Thank sudem100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Brighton for the evening from London......well Worth while thanks to this superb fish restaurant. Struggle to think of anywhere in London to match it. A popular haunt as we could only get a table at five but it didn’t matter a jot. Professional...More

Thank hugobear91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tough review for me. I’d like to give this place a ‘good’. Not average but not ‘very good’ either. As a self confessed foodie, I have always said that the service in any restaurant is number one. I’d forgive so many culinary...More

3  Thank Kate M
Riddles_Manager, General Manager at Riddle And Finns The Lanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback of your recent dining experience with Riddle and Finns The Lanes. It is disappointing to read your review and to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. The staff do try very hard to give the very best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something rather wondrous, indeed ineffable, about this place. It seems to come from another age and time - not a nostalgic past as that would have been a harsh and noisy place - but almost from an alternative world in which manners, service,...More

Thank Peter N
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Lisa G
29 September 2017|
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Response from Riddles_Manager | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we will be trading as usual on Monday 16th for both lunch and dinner. Thank you
Craig L
7 October 2016|
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Response from Riddles_Manager | Property representative |
We are operating strictly no bookings policy in our lanes restaurant. We operate on the first come - first served basis and we do run a waiting list in our busy periods, meaning you have to wait for tables (we take your... More
22 May 2016|
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Response from Riddles_Manager | Property representative |
Sorry for a late reply We do indeed have gluten free options, full list can be found in both of our restaurants and it includes many dishes from our menu so plenty of choice. We also offer gluten free alternative to our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$81
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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