First Look Inside The Ivy, Brighton

by Eshé Brown
A photo of the onyx bar at The Ivy in The Lanes in Brighton

Two weeks ago I shared the opening date for The Ivy in The Lanes – the most hotly anticipated restaurant to come to Brighton so far this year. Since then, I’ve been in for an early preview with the press to take some of my own photos and meet the team. Here’s what I found out when I popped in…

Matt Ottley, The Salt Room‘s former bar manager, is one of the team who has been snapped up by The Ivy and he will lead 15 suited and booted bar staff, serving cocktails, beers, cider and wine, as well as coolers and juices at the impressive oynx bar. An Ivy ‘house Champagne’ will also feature on the bar menu, for £9.75 – let’s just hope it tastes as good as its price!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the venue for the first time, if there was a budget for this fit out I’ll be amazed if it was stuck to, as it seems to be a no-expense-spared kind of look. Rather than describe every inch of the opulent decor to you, I’ll keep this post short and sweet and photo heavy as I’ll be heading down to The Ivy next Monday for the launch party and the following weekend after that, to the blogger’s brunch and reporting back afterwards.

For now, here are a few of my photos…Tables set inside The Ivy restaurant in Brighton

The Ivy Brighton, plush interior

Plush orange velvet seating at The Ivy in Brighton

Mustard yellow leather bar stools at The Ivy in Brighton

Glassware hanging from the bar at The Ivy Brighton

The ladies toilet at The Ivy Brighton

These are the Ivy’s shots. Strangely I wasn’t permitted to shoot any wide-angle shots of my own so I’ve had to use theirs.

Stunning artwork adorned walls at The Ivy in The Lanes, Brighton

The private dining room with long table at The Ivy Brighton

Painted artwork on The Ivy Brighton ceilings

The Ivy, Brighton
51 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

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Phil plummer April 27, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Wow looks really interesting and looking forward to your review Phil p

Sally Testka April 27, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Wow!! The Ivy pics are incredible!! Bond Movie luxury, I can’t wait to visit

Emilie de la Nougerede April 27, 2018 - 8:56 AM

It looks amazing Eshe we’ve booked in for mid May thanks to your original post can’t wait!

Joy April 27, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Beautiful!! Can’t wait to go in a week or so. Very opulent.

Katariina April 27, 2018 - 2:05 PM

I’d say your photos are better! 🙂 They convey the atmosphere better and have richer colours. The Ivy’s own wide angle shots look too HDR’ed and flat to my taste. The only thing that isn’t top notch in your photos is the ladies’ toilet one because of the converging verticals. Can easily be fixed in Photoshop or Lightroom in 2 seconds, if you wish. 🙂


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