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Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
+44 1273 739939
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“paella” (106 reviews)
“tapas” (236 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Ole Ole. 3 of us went there for dinner last night. We were at the 9pm sitting. We didn't want a big meal, so just ordered some tapas. Chorizo, prawns, squid, meatballs etc - all utterly delicious - along...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On passing this restarant in the Lanes, I decided to book for myself and my daughter and managed to get the last table for that night. (Friday 5thmay). Service was really good, we were booked in a team 7.30pm. The restarant started to fill up....More

Thank L T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, they're doing the bare minimum. Tasteless tapas and paella that's just...well, rice. As I write this, there's a woman bellowing tunelessly into a microphone. In Spanish obviously. Go to Casa don Carlos instead. Better food. And music.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a tapas lunch. The kitchen was very slow. The ladies serving were doing their best but it lead to many unhappy customers. The food was okay. Basic tapas. Nothing special.

Thank Corneel K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank WestMidlandsEthel
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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...More

Thank Jeremy H
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as ther is no menu online, would like to know how much vegetarian choice there is
8 October 2016|
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Which dates are the Flamenco shows please?
15 May 2016|
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Response from johnupstone | Reviewed this property |
Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings need to book
Linda R
I tried to keep my room on ,on the departure day but was unable to do this with the travel agent . I have three young children travelling with me on a evening flight home , does anybody know if this is a possibility in this hotel thanks Linda
5 October 2015|
Response from Melon1 | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant not a hotel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, 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: +44 1273 739939
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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.