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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%
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“oysters” (154 reviews)
“crab” (69 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 6 days ago

We found this fab restaurant by chance, and we loved it! The staff there were brilliant, they were friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The food was fantastic it was fresh and delicious and looked stunning too. Cannot recommend it enough and will be going back for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NadiaCAS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit hide in a tiny street of Brighton, this restaurant is a pearl. With my friends we decided to take plates to share and we were surprised by how tasty everything was. Service perfect, waitress very kind and smiling. We had to wait a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my daughter really enjoy lunch today here. The staff is warm, welcoming and attentive. The food is well presented and delicious, the decor and the atmosphere is fantastic. Thank u guys...see u next time! ;)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sged14
Reviewed 1 week ago

casual lunch great food great service lovely atmosphere highly recommend the oysters go there if fish is your thing!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank harrison648
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small restaurant in the lanes. They dont take reservations so if you see an empty chair, take it. Its worth it. I am not a fish eater, however their mushroom and pumpkin squash croquette was fabulous! My partner thoroughly enjoyed his fish. The service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 840max
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome by the lady serving us. Lovely complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Great mains and starter. Champagne chilled perfectly. The only reason why I didn’t give 5stars is because not keen on sharing a table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 503debbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there is a place that will leave you memories that make you beam from ear to ear, with delicious and fresh seafood cooked both in innovative and traditional ways in a simple yet effective quite romantic setting, by dimmed candle light, it's sure Riddle...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sylviaaak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with extensive seafood choice.menu.Between 12.00-07.00pm they have a 2 course set menu for £14 which is very good value.Both the mussels and hake were delicious.The only criticism was that the samphire made the hake alittle too salty.This restaurant has a good concept.Customers can...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank helenwinton156
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So good! We thought the wait would be long, but it was just a few minutes. We wandered down thru 'the lanes' and found a pub to have a drink while waiting. They also had a stand up bar to use while waiting. The seafood...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you cannot make advanced bookings we popped in and left our names and a number. They said the table would be an hr and half and it was, they called us as soon as it was ready. Food was great - decent seafood. Beautiful...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 333kp1982
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Questions & Answers
23 September 2018|
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Response from ManagerRF | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately our license does not allow us to accommodate animals inside the premises in either of the restaurants, with exception of guide dogs. We do however allow dogs on the terrace at our beach restaurant and on... More
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$76
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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