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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #16 of 880 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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Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Good for a quick, tasty vegan bite whilst walking around the shops. Great use of flavours, in warming hearty dishes, friendly staff.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a café/restaurant that provides hearty and wholesome vegetarian meals - just like how veggie restaurants used to be in the 70's and 80's. This is the best place for a filling veggie meal if you want to avoid the scrum in North Lanes and the fussy, expensive Terre a Terre. You will leave feeling full after a lovely... More 

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

No wonder this place has so many good reviews, it is simply a very good vegetarian cafe. Superb choice of really tasty, reasonably proved food. It is, as others have pointed out, a bit 'snug' inside because it is so popular. But we've eaten some excellent food with good portions.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

we loved our lunch today. All vegetarian food. Lovely cake and coffee, juice etc. the staff were exceptionally nice but because it's so good and popular, it's just a bit too small. It's a bit like a garden shed though, it's never big enough. Would go back in a flash.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a first visit , we found a lovely display of appetizing dishes and a very kind girl who explained how to choose a meal. Truly delicious,healthy ,mouth-watering vegetarian dishes and really huge helpings we also had the tomato soup to start with and it was one of the best we had ever had full meal for 2 came... More 

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Brighton, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I enjoy eating meat but this restaurant is still a great experience. The prices are low, the staff friendly and knowlegable and the food is interesting, tasty and good for you. I recommend this place to everyone.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Everyone loves this place. Omni, veg or vegan. Great fresh salads, hot and cold food. Good cofffee, fresh juice and organic local or vegan beer available.

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

This is the best place I have eaten in the UK for a long time. As a gluten-free vegan I don't often eat out because places like this don't exist where I live, but oh this is heaven, absolute heaven, great staff, pile the plates high and I eat away very happily, and now my tummy is rumbling thinking about... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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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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