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Iydea

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #5 of 811 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I love Iydea, it's one of my favourite spots in town for lunch or naughty cake. They always have interesting options and everything is Veggie or Vegan. Lovely range of salads and lighter options as well as more bulky meals. They have amazing dips/sauces/nuts etc. Very friendly staff. Sometimes it's annoying when unable to get a seat but despite the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Lovely array of food and flavours. Really tasty, staff friendly, good atmosphere. Couldn't ask for more.A really decent veggie cafe.

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Having had many good meals in this restaurant I was very disappointed to find something very hard in the baked beet root that I bit into when I had lunch there recently. It was possibly part of a shell from a nut or a piece of grit. I was in a hurry to catch a train and there was a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came in looking to tuck into 'traditional' sausage, egg & bacon ... sooo glad we didn't realise it was a vegetarian restaurant and turn around. We had two lovely breakfasts and the freshly made juices were simply scrummy. I don't think I can be converted to give up meat quite yet, but it's made us realise that the so so-called... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place is perfect for vegetarians/vegans/any one with dietary requirements. The canteen style layout lets you pic various meals with large potions for a good price. Its all so tasty its hard to narrow it down. I take everyone here when they come to Brighton.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'm a meat lover, and I never choose vegetarian options but eating this has made me question my assumption that good food starts with meat. Absolutely yummy

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice on our recent visit to Brighton. Both times the food was fantastic, I think even non vegetarians would like the food. It is very busy and getting a seat is not easy. If you want a posh restaurant this is not for you, but if want great tasting vegetarian food give it a try.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wonderful variety of yummy food, I wish I could cook like this! Great flavours. The sweet potato was a particular highlight. Good selection on the drinks menu too.

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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

When cabbage and carrots alone taste like a main dish, you just know everything else is going to be delicious. They really know what they're doing here. Fantastic tasty dishes, offering a great variety, and excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch here on the recommendation of our local B&B hosts. And it's clear why they say it's their favourite cafe. A wide variety of delicious vegan and vegetarian mains, sides and salads that you can mix and match, and a great vibe. In fact, very reminiscent of Cranks for anyone who remembers that far back! Highly... More

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