The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafés, offering all-day dining for locals and visitors. Each location is carefully handpicked to value, reflect and add to the local area. The Ivy Collection’s first coastal site, The Ivy in the Lanes, occupies Brighton’s old post office, an historic, Grade II listed building at 51 Ship Street – the heart of the city’s famous lanes, not far from the seafront.
Critically acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio consulted on the 6,000 sq ft restaurant’s interiors, as with The Ivy Collection’s sister sites. Notable features include a central bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet panel flooring and a mixture of leather banquettes and bar stools – all creating a stylish, yet laid-back environment for guests to enjoy a menu of The Ivy Collection’s well-loved favourites and more.
The main restaurant is meticulously detailed with the glittering onyx bar taking centre stage, surrounded by colourful prints and art pieces. Through the The Ivy in the Lanes, sits a collection of artwork brought together by The Ivy Collection’s Art Consultant, Adam Ellis, depicting Brighton and its heritage landmarks such as Brighton Pier, Pavilion and seafront.
To complement the flamboyant tone of the restaurant, an enticing cocktail list sits alongside the dining menu, featuring a choice of traditional and contemporary tipples. Offerings include a Candy Floss Fizz, incorporating prosecco, rosé, lychee, ginger and Havana 3-year-old rum, and a Pavilion Passion with fresh passionfruit shaken with vanilla-infused Wyborowa vodka, finished with flaming rum in a passionfruit shell.
The private dining room, seating up to 20 guests, offers an ideal space for those celebrating a birthday or wishing to host a stylish working lunch. The collection of art within the private room transports guests almost to Brighton’s famous Royal Pavilion, revealing architectural style cross sections and renderings showing the palace interior and evoking the celebration and luxury with which it became synonymous.