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Iydea

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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Iydea is a small and very busy express vegetarian canteen right in the...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 296
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

WoW what a fab place to eat.Brilliant tasty food and very helpful staff.Not to far from the railway station.I cant wait to come to brighton again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
vinny191252
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

WoW what a fab place to eat.Brilliant tasty food and very helpful staff.Not to far from the railway station.I cant wait to come to brighton again.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Iydea is just amazing every time. No matter what I choose, everything is absolutely delicious. Choose from a main, two sides and two toppings. It's always a tough choice! Great staff too and loads of vegan options!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My self and a friend from work, work around the corner. we regularly go in for a take away lunch. It's the best. I'm not a vegetarian but I really enjoy it. There's so much flavours. The staff are supper friendly too!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Utter rubbish! Our breakfast took nearly 45 minutes to arrive, and they weren't even full. I was told they'd run out of humous so couldn't have the "avocado on toast", so chose scrambled eggs with spinach, only to be told 15 minutes later that they'd "run out of scrambled eggs" so I could only have poached! My sister-in-law got the... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Iydea is absolutely the best vegetarian lunch venue in Brighton. I've eaten here a few times now, usually when I'm wondering about the lanes at the weekend. I rarely sit in as it's always packed (and it's cheaper to get your food to go), so I'll get a meal to take-away and eat it in one of the little public... More 

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London
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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I stopped of at the Restaurant for drinks and cake during a recent visit to Brighton. The Restaurant had a good atmosphere and sells vegetarian food which looked good and appeared to be popular. The only downside from our visit was the length of the queue and the waitress got our order muddled up which was quickly rectified.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Love love this place.. lovely food and lovely staff..and heard that at the end of the day they they give out any food thats leftover to the homeless makes them a great place that i cant wait to come to again... very happy

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is a kind of like a buffet, where you choose the main and then sides according to what size plate you have opted for. Great mains, they change frequently which is always good. Came here once for breakfast and that wasn't too good so i would avoid that. For lunch/brunch it is very good. Half an hour before... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely friendly cafe with a great veggie cafe menu. We enjoyed the big breakfast - particularly the mushrooms, avocado and homemade baked beans. Certainly set us up for the day of wandering around Brighton!

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The Manor, Rugby Warwickshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food, nice friendly staff, BUT...music waaaay too loud. Impossible to have a conversation. I asked if the music could be turned down but my request fell on "deaf" ears.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 667 992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?