RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of England’s oldest restaurants: the Leigh-Jones family’s seafood period-piece, in the Lanes – run by the clan since 1945, but established in the 1890s – has a “huge number of things to recommend”, not least its “lovely fresh local oysters and mussels” and an outside terrace for sunny days.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of England’s oldest restaurants: the Leigh-Jones family’s seafood period-piece, in the Lanes – run by the clan since 1945, but established in the 1890s – has a “huge number of things to recommend”, not least its “lovely fresh local oysters and mussels” and an outside terrace for sunny days.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This revered traditional fish restaurant” – a Lanes fixture in the Leigh-Jones family since 1945 (but actually established in the 1890s) wins high praise for its “gorgeous seafood” and “continued high standards”. “Not as formal as it looks, and kids are well looked after”“excellent value half lobster on the children’s menu is great for promoting more adventurous eating”.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Warm welcome, exceptional oysters from Falmouth, entertaining server keeping up parallel conversations with two regulars” – all par for the course at this “most convivial” Lanes veteran (est. 1890s). It has long been traditional reviewers’ tip as the “best seafood in Brighton, particularly if you’re sticking to classic dishes”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
8, 18, 22
No dress code
80

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.00 £28.00
Dinner £23.00 £28.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £20.00 £3.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Service 12.50%
29-31 East St, Brighton, BN1 1HL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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