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Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
01273 739 939
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot complete with Flamenco...
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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  • 39
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  • 17
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic atmosphere & great food!!

My friend and I went for dinner and were both impressed as it was our first visit. The food was all very fresh, it didn't taste as though it has just been microwaved - the ham croquets, patatas bravas and prawns were fantastic! Not the best calamari I've had, but everything else was great. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Lauren H
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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549 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My friend and I went for dinner and were both impressed as it was our first visit. The food was all very fresh, it didn't taste as though it has just been microwaved - the ham croquets, patatas bravas and prawns were fantastic! Not the best calamari I've had, but everything else was great. The flamenco dancing and live music... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My brother brought me here for a bank holiday lunch as he had been before and enjoyed it. It was 2.30 and they were empty, but began to get busier as we dined. But then e were there over 2 hours as the service was so very slow. I understand that tapas come out as and when they re ready,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a really cute little place in the quirky lanes of Brighton. The food is fantastic and the the service was great with a real Spanish vibe. We were lucky to get the last free table as it was very busy so I would recommend booking before hand. My only issue was due to poor ventilation my clothes really... More 

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Crawley UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had dinner there on Friday 20th March, the service was fantastic, the food was excellent and the live music was outstanding !!! Give them a try, you won't regret it. Oh and excellent value for money.

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Lancaster
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156 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were a group of ten people and had a set menu, which was varied and copious. I rate this as one of the best tapas places I have eaten in out of Spain. The bonus was a trio of flamenco musicians with male dancer- they were excellent and made the place buzz. This is a great place and highly... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was great it tasted so authentic, there was a bit of wait for food but it didn't matter as there was such a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. The portions were a good size and I would say were good value for money

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Hofn, Iceland
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60 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We don't often go to tapas restaurants, but we are glad we happened on Ole Ole after an afternoon watching the football. The restaurant is cosy, noisy and full of energy. Fast-moving waiters quickly take your order and the food is on the table within minutes. It should feel a bit hurried, but it doesn't. You never feel you are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not worth the £22 we had to pay up front for this and that didn't include drink. Dishes were minimal for the amount of people in our group (25). Rounds of drink were expensive (2 pints, 1 glass white wine and an orange juice - £15!) and the waiter was rude about paying the tab for one of the couples.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We went in a quiet Sunday evening and there was a warm welcome and the food was fantastic and great value.

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Sheffield south yorkshire
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20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here and although not busy the atmosphere and service excellAnt The other tapas bar in Lanes were rammed but if you walk just a little further you discover this hidden gem ExcellAnt value for money and fresh lovely food Our third visit and much preferred it to the evenings when we have been before and can be very... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 01273 739 939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 57
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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