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Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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west midlands
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic tapas, not! Each tapas was as greasy as the last. We tried the calamari, prawns, meat balls, potato salad, fried cheese. We felt nauseous and left half the food. It was a good atmosphere, Spanish singing and a dancer entertained the enthusiastic crowd, but we had to leave, panicking that we may have throw up!

Thank WestMidlandsEthel
Bishops Stortford
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took shelter from the bustle of the lanes in this eating house, we fancied tapas as we had no rush and wanted to order a selection of dishes. We were not disappointed as the food was very good, the selection is ok and the stand out dish was the calamari which was so fresh, light and succulent I could... More 

Thank Ian B
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food we had was lovely but we found the menu a bit limited and they had run out of a lot of the dishes.

Thank PODALO123
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with friends on a Saturday evening and it was such a unexpectedly great evening. The food was good, the atmosphere was great with live Spanish singers gave it the edge. The menu was simple yet plentiful, the only downside was the limited gluten free option. The restaurant was packed but the staff still managed to be... More 

Thank Alison M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here three times now and it's been excellent every visit. We have dined here mid-aftenoon Saturday every time and it's completely quiet. This means no need to book and very good service 'cos no-one else around. Food was tip-top, Sangria was too.

Thank William W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful Saturday evening here with my wife during a weekend away in Brighton. For the 2 1/2 hours we were there we felt we were in a great little tapas bar in Spain, but probably somewhat cheaper (given the fall in the £ after the stupid Brexit decision!). Tasty tapas dishes (all of them), a very enjoyable... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here early evening on 16th March. Staff were really friendly and suggested options for dishes. All dishes were freshly cooked and tasted great. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Vickylou87
Brighton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very average paella , in this friendly town centre restaurant is very popular with the younger crowd at weekend when there is Spanish entertainment , on our night there we had a screaming Hen Party on the next table ,all who had to much to drink and appeared to just yell at each other and shout down their iPhones ,... More 

Thank christopher s
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. No heating- we all ate with our coats on. Food poor, particularly a steak that was inedible.

Thank Genine R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a huge booking for 32 people to have the tapas tasting menu and IT. WAS. AMAZING. Incredible value for money (£20/head, including sangria), every dish was fabulous, and there was actually farrrrr too much food. Don't be deceived by the first few plates, and don't fill up on bread - they just keep coming!! There was live music... More 

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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$16 - US$57
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273739939
Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot complete with Flamenco dancers, live bands and delicious Spanish cuisine.Relish in the finest Sangria, tapas and true Spanish ambiance, featuring an authentic floor show of Flamenco music and dance. Travel to Spain with Ole Ole and join us for an "Evening in Andalusia". Ole Ole is all about honest food of the earth, natural and real.

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