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Iydea

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #9 of 838 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $11
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
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Both being new to veggie dishes, we both loved this small cafe. It's great to sit in the midst of the North Laine and watch the people go by. We didn't bother having our hotel breakfast when staying in Brighton as we ate here for breakfast both days we were here. The juices were fantastic too. Friendly, filling and good... More

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Leicester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely meal. Great idea which is effective- choose a main, 2 sides and 2 toppings with plenty of choice and fast customer service. Wonderful veggie selection and all really tasty and filling. The raspberry lemonade went down a treat too on such a hot day. Good value too

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Every time I come to Brighton I visit this place! generous portions, fresh tasting food and really inventive vegan options :) staff are always nice to xxx

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Isle of Wight
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The great burden with being vegetarian is that you are presented with alternatives rather than a selection in most eateries. Here in Iydea you just get a great range of nothing but fantastically tasty food that doesn't contain meat. My small party (two married couples) managed to have something completely different on each of our lunchtime plates, and although I... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the Kensington Gardens branch today. Very busy so had to share a table but that was fine. Excellent food selection, all healthy, fresh, excellent value. Unsurprisingly, a very popular venue with locals and visitors. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We always come here for Brunch when in Brighton as we know the food will be Amazingly tasty and fresh and the staff friendly...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I am slowly converting my husband to more veggie dishes. We both love this small cafe. It's great to sit at the outside table in the midst of the north laine. You can pick a large or small main and choose your sides. It is difficult making a selection as everything looks so lovely so we usually pick two different... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Absolutely fantastic arancini served with a choice of delicious sides. I had mine with mashed butternut squash with chilli and vegetables. Great food and vantage point for watching the world go by.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was a great cafeteria environment, I loved being able to chose a main, two sides and different toppings so I got to stuff my face with everything I liked! The staff were friendly and there was a fantastic atmosphere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great interesting menu selection to choose from. Polite and cheerful welcome and good service from all members of staff. Food and drink very enjoyable in a pleasant atmosphere.

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