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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” (124 reviews)
“crab” (55 reviews)
“razor clams” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant tucked down the lanes. Full of character and cosy. Friendly and speedy service. Best crab & chilli linguine and seafood risotto! Highly recommend!

Thank mrbisq
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't realise the tables were shared so whilst it was a Wednesday night and luckily not overly busy it became apparent that we would have to share with other guests on the tables. When you expect to spend over £100 for a meal for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this on a Monday lunchtime whilst on a 2 day visit to Brighton and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the lively atmosphere and the service. My wife loved her choice of scallops and also helping me to eat the rather large beautifully cooked...More

1  Thank peterwarne3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters and piles of seafood. Great wines too. Staff efficient and very friendly. Loved this place will definitely visit again.

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never fails. Solid food, friendly service and great vibe. Been coming here for years and always lovely seafood. Try the squid with chorizo for starters and the Indian seafood curry for main!

Thank Capt_Kendoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We leave in Brighton visit this restaurant many times always enjoy it the only downside is NO BOOKING but is ok because we like it BUT Tonight is AWFUL the SERVICE IS SO BAD the restaurant is NOT BUSY AT ALL they DON’T even bother...More

1  Thank Osmos8
Riddles_Manager, General Manager at Riddle And Finns The Lanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback on your recent dining experience with Riddle and Finns The Lanes. I am concerned by your comments and would be very keen to discuss this matter further with you. Please would you mind getting in touch on the email address...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended this place by a local who regularly goes and I was beyond pleased! Located within the lanes with a cute little bar outside and a candle lit restaurant inside, it really does tick all the boxes for fantastic atmosphere. The food was...More

Thank Steflowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While out for drinks my partner and I got hungry, we walked past and it smelt amazing so we inquired about a table, there was a long wait (It was a Saturday night) but we just went and had some more drinks. The fish was...More

Thank Amy27k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A newby to oysters, Jess our waitress was amazing, talked us through the all the types! Amazing family memories. Will defiantly be back! Thanks so much for the experience Jess, your the best xx

1  Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a recent trip to Brighton.The food was not the best I have eaten. I got the impression that the chef got the best out of substandard ingredients.For example,we both choose the Dover sole for our main dish,whilst the flavours were delicious...More

2  Thank Salisburybornandbred
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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$ 79
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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