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Iydea

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #9 of 842 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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great place to go if you are in a bit of a rush but want a tasty, healthy meal. I like being able to mix and match your main and sides to get a different meal every time you go. Great place for vegans and meat eaters alike. Only thing I am ever disappointed in is the drinks, which are... More

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Eye, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Eating lunch has never been easier! Queue up for a few minutes while perusing the options and then for a clearly displayed price to either eat in or take out you choose 2 veg and 2 sauces with your main option. And what lovely options! Vegetarian food can be so exciting and colourful. The place was buzzing and many people... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

initially the menu seemed puzzling but the people were very helpful and pointed out the choices to us . I made my choices and carried them to a table. As a vegetarian cafe the food is REALLY REALLY good. there was something to suit every taste. I had spicy food at last .. There was a large choice of beverages.... More

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gosport
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Having arrived early we looked for someplace to have breakfast and came upon this lovely place . The food was delicious , I had the mushroom, avocado and tomato stir fry on toast but as I am coeliac the lovely girl came over and told me that the gluten free bread was toasted in the same toaster as normal bread... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very creative, different tastes for everyone. Fantastic place.. Often very busy.. They are so famous it is hard to get a table sometimes but they do take away.. P.s : the difference in price to eat in is a bit too high.. Sue

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Both being new to veggie dishes, we both loved this small cafe. It's great to sit in the midst of the North Laine and watch the people go by. We didn't bother having our hotel breakfast when staying in Brighton as we ate here for breakfast both days we were here. The juices were fantastic too. Friendly, filling and good... More

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Leicester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely meal. Great idea which is effective- choose a main, 2 sides and 2 toppings with plenty of choice and fast customer service. Wonderful veggie selection and all really tasty and filling. The raspberry lemonade went down a treat too on such a hot day. Good value too

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Every time I come to Brighton I visit this place! generous portions, fresh tasting food and really inventive vegan options :) staff are always nice to xxx

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