Lost in the Lanes Brighton
Lost in the Lanes Brighton, as the name suggests, is hidden away in the famous Lanes shopping area of the city. You’ll find Lost in the Lanes at 10 Nile Street, a narrow street that looks more like a shortcut of the main Lanes. This in itself makes Lost in the Lanes a little treasure, either to find by chance while meandering or as a little favourite to keep to yourself.
Brunch at the Lost in the Lanes | Food blog
You really do have to get a little “Lost in the Lanes” for this beauty, and trust me it’s 100% worth it. Although the entrance is a little hidden, due to the exciting building works currently underway for a restaurant expansion in 2022, the queues outside are a testament to how great this little place is
Lost in the Lanes prides itself on simplicity, its goal to redefine the word cafe and bring it in line with the current day lifestyle preferences, and I think they’ve achieved just that.
The interior is stunning, hanging pampas grass installations and antique mirrors elevate the space. The brushed concrete walls and metallic quotes upon the eye make this a really ‘grown up’ space, for want of a better word. It’s the kind of place I’d jump at to take friends to because it’s got that boujee vibe that people are after.
With four new dishes on the menu we couldn’t pick between them, so decided to order them all! Best. Decision. Ever. Each plate was beautifully delicate, simple food and flavours elevated into beautiful contemporary dishes. The kind of plates you just have to take photos of.
Aubergine Scapece, Grilled & Marinated Aubergine, Harissa, Greek Yogurt, Chicory, Basil, Pomegranate, Za’atar
Smoked Ricotta and Courgette, Pine Nuts, Pea Shoots, Zhoug, Pickled Courgette, Rye Cracker, Basil Oil
Pan-Fried Chorizo, New Potatoes, Orange Braised Fennel, Romesco, Toasted Almonds, Samphire, Dill
We rotated these dishes between the two of us constantly, discussing which was our favourite element of each.
Every time you thought you had tasted everything on the plate, you got a punch of another flavour that perfectly complemented the previous. From the pickled courgette to the orange braised fennel, my mouth is salivating at the thought!
It’s totally acceptable to have a sweet brunch dish as a dessert right? We had the Mango and Coconut Yoghurt Mousse with buckwheat granola, cranberries, mango salsa, brandy snap and pomegranate, and it was gorgeous! Bright, colourful and incredibly moreish!
What surprised me more than anything though was how reasonable the prices were for what we ordered. The elegance of the plates and levels of flavour I thought would be reflected in the price but the above dishes vary from £9 – £15, which is incredible for what you get!
The staff are wonderful and attentive, the interiors are a welcoming and calming escape from the hustle and bustle of The Lanes, and the food, well… you’ll have to try it for yourself to see why everyone raves about this little gem, Lost in the Lanes.
Inside you are immediately greeted by a display of tempting homemade cakes and pastries. At the back of the café’s comfy seating area, the kitchen pass opens up onto the heart of the action where delicious brunches and lunches are dispatched to eager regulars and curious explorers alike.
The window seating will provide you with an Insta-worthy setting for photographing your latte art, as well as a lovely spotting for people watching and general musing.
A daily deli that’s not every-day
Lost In The Lanes is currently open 6 days a week (closed Tuesday) from 9 am – 3 pm for freshly prepared breakfast, brunch & lunch. There is also a selection of morning pastries & sweet treats for those looking for something a little lighter.
Brunch at Lost in the Lanes
Brunch is big business in Brighton and Lost in the Lanes doesn’t fall by the wayside. As with all the food at Lost, the focus is on simplicity. Relying on quality ingredients and good cooking doesn’t mean what you’re getting is basic – far from it. The three main ingredients in all the food at Lost in the Lanes are simplicity, freshness and provenance. Chef James Flavell ensures the menu is as bustling with life as the Lanes themselves, updating and reinventing the menu with the seasons.
You’ll find plenty of vegetarian and vegan items on the menus too, for everything from a vegan cake to go with your plant-milk latte to hearty cooked breakfasts. Gluten-free diets are also catered for but because of the nature of the kitchen allergen-free dishes cannot be guaranteed.
Lunch in the Lanes
As well as offering a selection of fresh, affordable and quality lunches to eat in or takeaway, Lost in the Lanes serves some more restaurant-style dishes and sharing plates. Perfect to enjoy at the end of a day perusing the city’s boutiques over a glass of wine or as a pre-matinee meal.
Lost in the Lanes Brighton is also available for private hire, for catering and events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.