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Iydea

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Vegan, Vegetarian
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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
441273667992
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
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
Straight forward, tasty, well-prepared food

I had so many things on my plate! I started with a Caribbean curry and rice and THEN there were sides and toppings added to it. It was under £8 and a good plate of very flavoursome food. The different dishes were great. My only complaint about the food was that the actual MAIN part...the curry and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had so many things on my plate! I started with a Caribbean curry and rice and THEN there were sides and toppings added to it. It was under £8 and a good plate of very flavoursome food. The different dishes were great. My only complaint about the food was that the actual MAIN part...the curry and rice...was a little... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although stylistically similar to a hipster school canteen, the calibre of food is vastly different and would truly only remind old Etonians of the school dinners they ate. The food is very nice with a good selection of both vegetarian and vegan options. Service is very quick and water was brought to the table without a request. The staff are... More 

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This breakfast was just fab. We ordered the small breakfast. I didn't want a tomato and the staff were pleased to swap this for extra toast. We had arrived at 9.15 and breakfast was served from 9.30 so we had a small wait which was expected and fine. The food was really really good. I'm not sure how they did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is to report that my second visit to Iydea in Brighton confirms my prejudice about vegetarian food may be misplaced [ well - just a bit ! ] This is an inexpensive eatery on the main road into Brighton's centre. As a grumpy old Carnivirous Wotsit I wish to record that this venue is excellent. The very good selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If this was the last meal I ever had... I would be very happy. My partner and I were visiting Brighton and love the hot drinks from Iydea. We were there late morning as the staff were laying out the lunch. It looked and smelt amazing. After having our drinks we left, only to be dreaming of the food we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

In one of the cooler lanes of old town, Iydea offers a lot. You select a few dishes at the counter plus drinks, and take to your table. This makes for a relaxed, cafe style atmosphere. But, the food is restaurant quality. It is worth a visit not just for the area it is in, but for the quality and... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This truly is wonderful Everything is mouth watering and full of flavour The upstairs restaurant prices appear in the high side so sit downstairs, in the window, watch the world go by and enjoy amazing food The quiche was wonderful

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very friendly. Good value for money. Fabulous food selection. Good vibe in the restuarant and surrounding areas. In the middle of all the action in the Laines.

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Chorley, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We called in for lunch because the food looked good based on what people were eating sitting outside. The choice was good 5 or 6 mains with a number of hot and cold salads and sides too pick from. The service was quick and friendly and the food was delightful. This is more of a healthy fast food place than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went to Ideya for breakfast to try and have something more nutritious than a normal hangover fry up! It's a nice little cafe, very relaxed, with friendly staff. Service was a little slow, but it was a busy Saturday and they did warn us there would be a wait on food. I had a beetroot, carrot, ginger juice which was... More 

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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: 441273667992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Vegan, 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
9:30 am - 5:30 am
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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