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“Overall just a fantastic experience” – a Lanes oyster bar, with a spinoff on the promenade (“both are very popular”), which wins numerous raves for “the most amazing seafood”, combined with “brilliant” service and a pleasingly “informal” set-up (communal tables) whereby “you might easily find yourself sharing a tall table with strangers”.
With its candlelit communal high tables, eating at this Lanes oyster bar is a “unique experience”, combining “great decor and ambience”, “brilliantly fresh fish and seafood” and “attentive staff”. (There’s nowadays a spinoff venue in the arches along the beach promenade – see also).
“Perhaps the freshest fish restaurant in Brighton” – this communal Lanes venture offers “a unique experience where you share a table” with “other random diners” (making “for fun evenings” for more than one reporter). “Food and wine are just delicious” and there’s always a “great buzz”.
“Oyster, crab and fish pie are unbeatable” at this communal fish and seafood spot in The Lanes (nowadays less well-known than its beachside offshoot). “The catch of the day is always a good choice.”
Riddle & Finns Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Beginning. With the only high, our oysters were fresh, creamy and expertly shucked with ne’er a piece of shell in all 12. Aside from the food however the service and ambiance left much to be desired. Service was ostentatiously brusque and offhand from both waitresses. Ambiance was ruined by two loud tables making a right pain of themselves. It’s been about 3 years since I was in Riddle and Finns, maybe longer but there seemed to be a marked change for the worse and I won’t be subjecting myself to it again. "
|Wine per bottle||£20.75|
12b Meeting House Ln, Brighton, BN1 1HB
|Monday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|