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Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
+44 1273 739939
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“paella” (114 reviews)
“tapas” (252 reviews)
“croquettes” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
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11 - 20 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We visited here one Thursday early evening and although empty on arrival we were soon joined with other diners, including some Spanish so it felt as though we were actually on holiday! The restaurant itself is typically Spanish in its decor and we liked the...More

Thank Princess90
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A group of us who really enjoy tapas booked here because the other tapas restaurants were booked. What a mistake! Upon arrival we were met by the smell of sewage. The restaurant was empty but we were seated next to a table where two people...More

2  Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We stayed for dinner and the food was fabulous but it was very quiet. Would go again but probably on a night where there was the flamenco dancer.

Thank Hayley O
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived to a restaurant that was empty and smelled like it had a plumbing issue. Thinking it may have just been my oversensitive nose, we sat down and the restaurant started to fill up, which we took as a good sign. However, it continued...More

2  Thank Rebbyface
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Croquettes were frozen and when replaced there was barely any apology. Padron peppers were ordered but red peppers with cheese arrived which we didn't order, and servers were difficult about it when we sent them back. These were not removed from the bill. It took...More

1  Thank BethGranter
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Three of us prebooked a table for Sunday, need not have bothered as the place was nearly empty.Ordered starters and mixed paella also jug of water and wine.The jug of water never turned up and the first starter arrived with an extra hair.This was quickly...More

1  Thank Talia V
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. Recommend the asparagus a la plancha and seafood paella. Only disappointing thing was the missing items on the menu... Manchego, Padron peppers and croquetas jamon. Hopefully they won't be out of them when we're back!

Thank Samfw1989
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't busy if anything it was very quiet with only two covers. The waiter was very inviting and welcomed us into the restaurant but this is where the customer service finished. Out drinks order came out wrong and the second time it wasn't...More

1  Thank hattie k
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Finally , found a real Spanish tapas bar , food was more than amazing , staff was really polite and kind , live music and dance , couldn't stop clapping my hands , every body finished dancing !! Ole ole and ole!!!! Thanks for a...More

1  Thank irenesflu
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The food was overall good, paella was not the best, but there was plenty of tasty tapas on our fixed group menu. Reasonably nice in side. Staff are friendly and courteous. Went on a Thursday when Flamenco was on. Venue was very loud, but didn't...More

Thank Chris M
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Marie C
25 November 2017|
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Response from G S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, although small, there is room for a large party but you need to book.
Chloe R
7 July 2017|
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 7pm and it started already
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 739939
  • E-mail
Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot complete with Flamenco dancers, live bands and delicious Spanish cuisine.Relish in the finest Sangria, tapas and true Spanish ambiance, featuring an authentic floor show of Flamenco music and dance. Travel to Spain with Ole Ole and join us for an "Evening in Andalusia". Ole Ole is all about honest food of the earth, natural and real.
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