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Iydea

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #11 of 844 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Some of the yummiest, and largest, vegetarian meals I've had out. Really good price and the staff have always been lovely and helpful.

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Rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went to both Lydea cafes in Brighton and thoroughly enjoyed our food (thats why we went twice while we were in Brighton area for 5 days). I like idea of choosing a main, sides and dressings. Very good value for money. Quick easy service and relaxing place to eat. Highly recommended. Wish there were more veg cafes like this near... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I am Visit lydea with my girlfriend last month. His service average Food good we enjoy . my gf happy. we do fun.

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great, fresh food, nice staff. Portions are large (even on the small plates). Cajun style wedges - 10/10! Gets very busy at lunch time but you can always take away. Amazing selection of home made drinks too!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have now been to Iydea several times and I am always amazed by the fantastic variety of food here. I love the choices and the food is delicious and healthy. My son virtually lived here when he was at university in Brighton. Wish they had a café in Adelaide!

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Mere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Saturday lunch time. The food was amazing and good portion sizes. Staff really helpful and friendly. Tables were cleared quickly so even though it was busy we got a table by the time we had finished being served. Lots of variety of meals and side dishes so easily some thing for everyone.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It must be said that Brighton has its fair share of places to eat, however Iydea definitely stands out from the rest. This place offers great vegetarian and vegan food, served to you in a quirky canteen style that is quick and efficient. On my visit I had a tofu red thai curry with potato wedges and some sort of... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here for both breakfast and lunch during our recent trip to Brighton. The breakfast was great - large portions, and they make their own baked beans and veggie sausages both of which were yummy. And lunch - so much choice. It's canteen style so great if you're in a rush. You choose your main, then 2 sides/salads, then... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent choices, plenty of mains choices, and a wide selection of sides choices, something for everyone. Everything seems to be delicious and well cooked, with good use of flavourings. Even simple dishes like cooked carrots or broccoli are yummy. Serving sizes are good too, the plates may seem small while they're dishing it out, but I've never left hungry.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Even the boy who's a meat eater couldn't fault it. Yummy hash browns, home made beans ... Delightful.

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