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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” (143 reviews)
“crab” (66 reviews)
“bread” (73 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Really nice fresh fish restaurant. Food was fantastic and service excellent. It’s a small place with a great atmosphere. Tables are shared which can be fun and an opportunity to meet people.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have walked past this restaurant so many times and always wanted to eat there & last night finally my lovely hubby & I popped in and had the most FANTASTIC time. The atmosphere is warm & bubbly, the service super friendly & super fast...More

1  Thank mandyb313
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this place, we always make a bee line for it when we are in Brighton. The food here is superb, sublime and any other compliment beginning with 'S'. try and get the seats outside up against the kitchen window where you can watch the...More

1  Thank darkessex
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I popped in for lunch today after shopping and enjoyed a fantastic set lunch with prosecco for an unbelievably reasonable price. The food - starters of sardines/whitebait and mains of hake/mussel linguine - was first class, the service highly efficient and the...More

1  Thank Angie04670515
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had rather a nice meal here -- though were disappointed the set menu wasn't available in the evening dining hours (we missed it by about 1/2 hour, unaware there was a time limit...). The space is contemporary and convivial, and the menu extensive. We...More

Thank bklynbiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent evening, as there was only 2 of us we shared our table with another couple whom we got on very well with.The starters of tiger prawns were delightful as was the scallops followed by a main course of squid and seafood risotto and pan...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by accident, we were impressed by the lunch time special and went in, it was possibly the finest fish meal we have had outside Japan. The food was outstanding and the service was faultless (Jess you were wonderful) we will definitely be...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our favourite restaurant for many years, and our previous visit a couple of months ago would have warranted six stars, with exceptional new menu items, usual great service & pleasant atmosphere. Fast forward to last weekend and the same late evening slot...More

1  Thank ChrisinHove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant for the seafood savvy, it’s not cheap and you need to book bit the service and the delectable eats are well worth it. Never tried caviar but want to? Go here. They have an amazing selection and don’t make you feel...More

Thank wotters_k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small cosy restaurant with open kitchen and very good choice of fish/seafood and wine. Food was fantastically delicious, service was excellent. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Natalia K
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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$16 - US$78
Lunch, Dinner, 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 - 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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