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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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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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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
Really good!!!

The food is really good and the prices are honest. The vegetables are really tasty and the service nice too. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food is really good and the prices are honest. The vegetables are really tasty and the service nice too. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very nice place and super kind personnel. Long opening hours and extreme good quality-price ratio. Highly recommend!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been to Iydea before, and I was really excited to go again this week. The food always looks gorgeous - plenty of choices, lots of lovely healthy salads to choose from and toppings as well. We also had some freshly made juices and these were delicious as well. I love the variety of food available and would go... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have walked in just to see what's available, but could not leave, as it all looked so yummy. We decided to have a quick pit stop to try some of the dishes and left inspired to cook some of them at home!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There are loads of good things about Ideya - not least their contribution to the local homeless people after the restaurant closes. The food is very good and the service method is novel - if not a bit rushed and over facing. As a carnivore, I was extremely pleased with the range and quality of the food and my vegetarian... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a return visit to this popular vegetarian restaurant. The format remains the same. They serve a range of home made vegetarian dishes (hot and cold) with a range of salads and dressings. Also a wide variety of hot and cold drinks. There is limited seating indoors and outside on the pavement. Food and drinks are reasonably priced.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

amazing menu, yummy food, very reasonably priced, friendly staff and lovely surroundings.... perfect! I ate there every evening i was in Brighton!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Ate three or four times at Iydea in Brighton, and would love it if they would open a branch closer to my home! Delicious entrees, sides and salads, great variety, generous portions, really nice people and atmosphere. We usually took our meal to the upstairs part, and enjoyed a glass of wine and view of the street below. Great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really good reasonably priced vegetarian food. Homemade lemonade was very good! If I go to Brighton again, would eat here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a great vegetarian restaurant I visited for the first time with friends who had been there before. As a bacon eater was surprised how much I enjoyed the veggie options which were freshly cooked and delicious. We could see our brunch being prepared and cooked with care. Really tasty.

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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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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: 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?