Riddle and Finns The Lanes

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SquareMeal Review of Riddle and Finns The Lanes

Silver Award

Amazing seafood” is the reason for choosing this bijou eatery, tucked away in Brighton’s maze-like South Lanes. It’s a tiny space with white tiled walls, an open kitchen and a wet fish counter; the atmosphere is “fantastic”, and there’s an unmistakably glamorous edge to proceedings thanks to crystal chandeliers and high marble tables. Bowls of New England clam and bacon chowder might open the show, oysters are served with ‘foaming tankards of black velvet’ andextravagant platters of fruits de mer feature whole crab or lobster. Otherwise, the kitchen sends out everything from grilled octopus with smoked paprika and ceps to squid and shellfish risotto, fish pie or pan-fried halibut with polenta, aubergine caviar and piquillo pepper sauce. Veggies get a few token offerings, although committed carnivores receive short shrift. The excellent little wine list gives plenty of space to fizz, while service is speedy and well versed. Readers also confirm that the daily set menus are “always great value”. Note: this branch doesn’t take bookings, but you can always reserve a table at R&F’s beachfront offshoot.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Child friendly
Food Hygiene Rating

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12b Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB

01273 721667


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 11:30-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon 17:00-22:00
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun 17:00-22:00


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1 Review 

Holly C

21 March 2018  
Fantastic in every respect. The most amazing meal we ever ate.
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