Ian, formerly Michelin starred, has spent the last twenty years working in grand establishments and honing his craft with some of the most talented chefs around. Working with quality produce, his passion lies with both fantastic flavours as well as experiential dining.

Amarillo is therefore a culmination of two decades of passion, ideas and a true love for food and cooking.

Greatly inspired by traditional and cultural food trends combined with the concept of social dining, Ian has created a bold and inventive menu showcasing the finest ingredients but with the emphasis on enjoyment and sharing.

 Being in a small team, means Ian has total creative control and has had a hand in creating each element that you will experience during your meal.

Amarillo is Ian’s love letter to Brighton – and he hopes you will enjoy the experience as much as he has.


Situated in a secluded area of the world-famous Brighton Lanes is Amarillo. A pop-up restaurant within Lost in the Lanes Cafe; with a cool and warm vibe, you can enjoy fresh and delicious food that will leave you wanting to come back time and again.

With an open kitchen, you are never far from the action, as you can watch Ian and the team hard at work while they concoct your next dish.

This play on tasting dishes brings a plethora of fantastic flavours from around the world, served with an excellent and affordable selection of wines.

Expect a truly social experience, where Chef Ian and his team will make you feel completely at home while eating dishes executed at the highest level.

Everything at Amarillo is done with love and it is our mission to give you an experience that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

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