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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
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This must be the best restaurant in Brighton when you take into account; excellent food, great ambience and fantastic service. That there is no reservation system seems at first strange, but once you have been these concerns disappear. Its worth waiting for. Wow!!!

1  Thank David H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I came along for dinner on Sunday eve. It was full inside so we opted to sit outside looking into the kitchen. Excellent choice. Love being able to see the banter and hard work going on. The service was very friendly and...More

1  Thank PhillipaPearce
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a fine line between average, good and outstanding seafood and these guys have nailed the OUTSTANDING category with out a doubt. Seasoned and cooked to perfection and that's coming from a qualified chef. We went to the restaurant in the lanes and had...More

2  Thank rugbysimon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal at Riddle and Finns last night. They were busy so we went for a drink and they called us when the table was ready. It’s our third time eating at this branch (the other branch is on the beach). The...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic evening, excellent food and ending up dining with excellent company. Seating arrangements very different to usual restaurants, you are seated next to other couples on the same table so naturally we started to talking with another couple and had a great evening. We...More

Thank Angelo L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never tried something like that before! The best fish ever, delicious and really tasteful. The service is very professional and great with suggestions. What else? Location is amazing, extra sophisticated and perfect for a special dinner. Price is not too much expansive with...More

Thank cettinaingemi92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in The Lanes, and close to the Royal Theatre. You can't book but turnover is reasonably quick. You sit at marble high tables and chairs, couples side by side. The menus is already on the table, wine list (extensive) on the reverse. Daily...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with for a date, didn’t know what to expect from this hidden Gem of Brighton. great food and wines. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We will come again for sure.

Thank Coastal599055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to eat very good seafood, you have to go in this restaurant. All is perfect! The food is great and also the service. Also the restautant is very nice. For me it's the best in Brighton.

1  Thank lucia05viaggiatore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This champagne & oyster bar is a venue I’ve wanted to experience for years...you can’t book here & there is a waiting list, but we just so happened to be walking past at just the right time & didn’t hesitate to accept two available seats....More

Thank Claire K
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Questions & Answers
Lisa G
September 29, 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
October 7, 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
May 21, 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, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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