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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” (65 reviews)
“razor clams” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12B Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was as good as all the review suggested. We had the calamari, squid and monkfish scampi starters. All were fantastic - but the scampi was exceptional.

Thank DickieD65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been here a few times and never disappointed so decided to share a review. Lunch for two today in this great little restaurant. Love the decor and casual ambiance. We had a ceviche and langoustines to start, halibut and fish curry for mains with an...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

4 of us took a long Saturday afternoon lunch before going to Hive for 20/20 match. The seafood here is extraordinary and everything we ate was of top quality. We started with Oysters, cerviche and king prawns which were all lovely. We then had some...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We eventually dropped in this little hidden gem of a restaurant and had a perfect seafood dinner. Starters were oyster (catch of the day from Jersey at very reasonable price) and clam chowder. Mains were Keralan fish curry and seafood linguine, both very delicious. Staff...More

Thank Martin V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was the first time we visited this resturant, we had passed by in the past but decided to try it. The waiter, Harry D was really helpful, explained the menu to us as we only wanted oysters. He told us all about the different...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A friend told us to go there for the best fish in town. Boy, was he right! We couldn’t fault the experience at all, food was delicious and also the service was great even though we got served by 3 different waiters, all very helpful...More

Thank saray c
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we arrived at the restaurant it was quite noisy and I wondered if we made a mistake eating there. Laura looked after us, made us welcome and was very friendly. They make a cover charge for bread (delicious) and some wonderful dips - so...More

Thank PaulJohnT1963
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like the high seats and canteen style arrangement of seating. I've eaten here a few times and always enjoyed it but this time was a little different. I love fish stew and often make my own so I was expecting something great. OK, the...More

Thank satiate001
ManagerRF, General Manager at Riddle And Finns The Lanes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback of your recent dining experience with us at Riddle and Finns The Lanes, It is very disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy the Bouillabaisse which is such a popular and loved dish. I do apologise that the consistency was not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a spare day at Gatwick, we went off to Brighton, deliberately looking for Riddle & Finns. Well worth the trip, and we should do it again. Staff and environment were terrific. One of us had an enormous crab, and it was superb. The other...More

1  Thank Cherbil
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best Seafood restaurant I Brighton, On our visit we ordered the John Jory and a whole plaice both were cooked to perfection. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere. Special mention to our server Jess who advised us regarding choice of wine,...More

Thank George T
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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$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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