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Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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42 Meeting House Lane | The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HB, England
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcome, fitting us in without a reservation. Food was best Tapas I have ever eaten - my wife agrees - and at reasonable prices. A 'must visit' restaurant.

Thank Helen L
Lorraine, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say it is the worst meal I have ever eaten in Brighton.. Frozen tasteless prawns, tuna salad but no tuna and raw chorizo

1 Thank lorraine432016
Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times. On our last visit we had a couple of their special dishes, one was octopus with potato and the other was prawn omelette which amongst the other tapas dishes were wonderful. Staff are courteous and friendly. We plan to visit on their live music evenings soon .... Ole Ole

Thank Cheztra
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a large group of hens. We ordered the party menu with both a vegetarian and chicken paella. The dishes were full of flavour and there was masses of food. We were full before the paella even arrived! The atmosphere was really lively with another large party in the house. The staff were friendly and the room was... More 

Thank Vanessa S
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked for 23 people and while the tables were ready for our arrival I felt the staff were not. The staff were not particularly warm or welcoming - partly becasue they were still trying to set up for the evening (at 19.30?) and after 15 minutes of no service (the restuarant was not busy at the time) we had... More 

1 Thank jbyrne223
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing gem tucked away that you should go find if you want an amazing atmosphere. Live music is very loud, but gives an amazing sense of togetherness with the whole room. Staff are really friendly and the food is excellent. I'd go here rather than other places that are easier to find.

Thank Mark B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked this from reading previous Trip Advisor reviews which suggested the tapas was better than most of the competition. On that basis I was a bit disappointed - not a huge choice on the tapas menu (no fried fish or chicken dishes) and what we got was a mixed bag - calamari was good as was the chorizo, albondigas were... More 

1 Thank crt1971
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on a quiet Monday night, so didn’t see any flamenco, but we were able to choose a big comfy table in the corner to ourselves. The decor was nice and cosy, and the service was friendly and efficient. I found the food a little disappointing, the portions of tapas were quite small compared to other tapas restaurants... More 

Thank IbeKate
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas was ok but we have been spoiled by our local tapas bar in Dundee... it just wasn't the same. Everything was prepared well just not as good as we are used to. Wild mushroom croquettes were fantastic though.

Thank pdmatthew
Vejle, Denmark
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Once we found it and gotten a table out from for a late lunch, we really enjoyed it. Very nice service and the staff let you know how many Tapas you needed and did not try to oversell the number of Tapas ordered. We had a really nice Rosé wine and finished with an espresso and a glass of Port.... More 

Thank Mike_Heidi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $57
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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: 441273739939
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?