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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #19 of 873 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $11
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Iydea is a small and very busy express vegetarian canteen right in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area. All the food is freshly made and is on display so you can choose only what you want to go on your plate or to take away. There is an extensive breakfast menu from 9:30 every morning which changes to the lunch menu at 11:30 (12:00 Sundays). Iydea does get very busy and cramped so best to avoid peak times if you want a little more space and comfort.
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I went here today as some of my friends are vegans and vegeterians and I was really impressed! I ate a vegeterial lasagna that was really nice and filling. The only down side was that I didnt really know how it all worked so I was really thinking what to choose as there is a wide variety of food, one... More 

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The quickest because It was ready made and also kept hot which was nice. Very nice Flavours in the Burgers and the Salads, I would definitely recommend this place for a day out In Brighton

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went here for lunch with my partner, we are both normally big meat eaters. Absolutely loved the food, it is so good and the menu changes through the day. I will definitely be a frequent visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place is one of the best places to eat In Brighton! Really yummy, healthy and nice atmosphere and staff. The only exception it's a small place to stay in and always busy so maybe you can't find a table but They have take away so it's perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very busy and packed restaurant which offers both eat in and take out options. The food varies from day to day. Check their Facebook pages. However it's very filling, wholesome and hearty. You don't miss the lack of meat as I enjoyed a Homity pie with two side vegs plus some seedy topping. However it's not a place to relax... More 

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

but if i was i would eat here all the time. Not bad but just because it has no meat in doesn't mean its healthy. The amount of cheese and oil in those meals is plentiful. Also when you order the lemonade its just loads of cordial on top of lemonade. Not homemade or fresh like you would hope for.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had eaten lunch at Iydea earlier in the day with my husband and had the usual excellent food. The place was really busy as you would expect on a Saturday in the approach to christmas in one of the busiest parts of town. Later on at the end of a long trudge around town we decided to buy some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous for vegan gluten free foodies. No waiting for food and you can see how good it is as it's all on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

its like a conveyer belt style which i wasn't expecting. but very good food and hearty. Me and my mum even shared 1 meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stopped here after a visit to the Brighton uni open day. The staff were so friendly and really ready to help, they had run out of soup when I arrived but assured me that they would make some more and it wouldn't be too long. The soup itself was absolutely delightful and served with a dollop of sourcream and a... More 

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Additional Information about Iydea

Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
Phone Number: 01273 667 992
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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