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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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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
Lovely food

I am a vegan so this restaurant is just right for me. My wife is not but she really enjoyed it. We visited on a Saturday lunch time so it was very busy but not so much that we had to wait or could not find somewhere to site. I love the fact that all the ingredients for the dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Dave W
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I am a vegan so this restaurant is just right for me. My wife is not but she really enjoyed it. We visited on a Saturday lunch time so it was very busy but not so much that we had to wait or could not find somewhere to site. I love the fact that all the ingredients for the dishes... More 

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london
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Doesn't matter if you are a meat-eater or veggie - the food here is so good and satisfying that you won't be disappointed! I visited the Iydea on western road at lunch time and had such a good range of hot foods, salads and dips on my plate that I didn't even know where to begin. You choose what you... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great selection of vegetarian food available as breakfasts and dinners to eat in or take out. Prices were apt, though perhaps a little pricey.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Brighton. I always make a trip here when I come to Brighton for the day. The staff are always friendly and the food is great. I love their breakfasts. I definitely recommend this place

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Hale, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I ate here the last time I was in Brighton, which was a few years ago & was looking forward to eating here again. I would steer clear!!! Things went wrong from the start. When I went up to the counter to place the order, the staff member had problems keeping up with my order & asked me to repeat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved this place. I had a vegan breakfast which was predictable but pretty good. Although, the scrambled tofu could use a bit of extra spices or something along those lines. Staff were friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'd read a good review on Iydea in a blog, so thought I'd give it a go. Arrived about 12 to find I'd missed breakfast, they were now serving lunch, so thought I'd just grab a smoothie. As I didn't want food, I stood by the counter where the smoothies were being made, waiting to be served by one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stumbled across this place but it was really great. As the sun was out it was very busy but the staff were doing a great job keeping up. We all had different things, but all thought everything was delicious. I wouldn't normally seek out a veggie restaurant but I will definitely be back there again in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Yes meat-eaters, you can get a very nice meal here. I never find myself missing meat when I eat here! The staff and incredibly friendly, the choice is ample yet to the point, the combinations you can have is very impressive; especially in the vegetarian sense. Usually its quite hard to find veggie options outside of goats cheese and risotto,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I go here on a fairly regular basis, either for take-away or with friends and family, and have never had a bad experience. A great selection of veggie and vegan delights. They cater for dairy free also, not always but often. The food is so tasty and filling, and it's a real treat to see such an inventive attitude towards... 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: 01273 667 992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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?