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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” (130 reviews)
“crab” (58 reviews)
“razor clams” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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1 - 10 of 879 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Cheeky lunch, we stumbled across this lovely little restaurant situated in the lanes in Brighton. Fantastic food, tasty bread and dips brought to your table to eat whilst you choose you food. Fish very fresh, great flavours. We were given a complimentary glass of prosecco...More

Thank cbfamily2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first visit was on my birthday night in 22 October 2016 with my two kids(8-10 years)and my husband. We first called the restaurant to book and learnt that the restaurant is serving on “first come first served basis”which is totally fine. We’ve been to...More

Thank aybene2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely room with fresh white and green decoration, staff delightful and knowledgeable. Fish was cooked to perfection and great selection. Highly recommended

1  Thank anne135
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Monday night in Brighton pre concert (Paloma Faith)....hit the Lanes and Riddle and Fins. Amazing venue amazing food. Chirpy and knowledgeable staff. They know their fish and seafood. I think that they are related to Jacques Cousteau. They have beards. I mean real beards. Potted...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely food, beautifully cooked, pleasant staff. Worth the extra from time to time. The bread an dips that arrive immediately are delicious and a starter on their own, so unless you're really hungry, just have that and a main.

Thank Scottiedog2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went back for a second time. Only positive things to say. The cod fillet is really worth trying. The staff gave us helpful suggestions on the menu.

1  Thank emmanuel v
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s always much more fun reviewing a restaurant that you can’t really fault. I had some time off in Brighton, and actually I’d intended to visit Silo, a highly recommended vegan restaurant. However, from their webite it wasn’t immediately clear that they were open at...More

1  Thank chrissollett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our friend’s birthday as we are all fish lovers. We have been here once before and always meant to come back and now we had an occasion. I had a cod with gnocchi which was sooo beautifully balanced in flavour from...More

Thank Edita B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great meal which was made even better by our waitress Katie. I had dietary needs and she listened, understood and came up with great suggestions to meet my requirements. Can not fault the evening one bit. Ignore the poor reviews!! You will love...More

Thank njb2515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did wonder if a table would be free at lunch time, given the reputation of this restaurant tucked away as it is in the Lanes in Brighton. There was - perhaps it was the freezing weather that kept away fellow diners - their loss!...More

Thank macna
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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
21 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$17 - US$84
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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