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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 291
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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great value!

This place is a kind of like a buffet, where you choose the main and then sides according to what size plate you have opted for. Great mains, they change frequently which is always good. Came here once for breakfast and that wasn't too good so i would avoid that. For lunch/brunch it is very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Voghog
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This place is a kind of like a buffet, where you choose the main and then sides according to what size plate you have opted for. Great mains, they change frequently which is always good. Came here once for breakfast and that wasn't too good so i would avoid that. For lunch/brunch it is very good. Half an hour before... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely friendly cafe with a great veggie cafe menu. We enjoyed the big breakfast - particularly the mushrooms, avocado and homemade baked beans. Certainly set us up for the day of wandering around Brighton!

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The Manor, Rugby Warwickshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food, nice friendly staff, BUT...music waaaay too loud. Impossible to have a conversation. I asked if the music could be turned down but my request fell on "deaf" ears.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Can't comment on the food as we never managed to eat there - but what utterly appalling service. It was so bad, I eventually had to ask the young man behind the counter if I was invisible (which I most decidedly am not.) We missed out on the breakfast because the frazzled lady poaching the eggs (the only member of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A lovely place to eat with friendly staff! The food is really tasty and there is a lot of choice. The chili bean enchilada is always my first choice and I love the different sides that are made everyday! If you are vegetarian or a non-vegetarian you must check this place out!!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There is nothing I love to do more on a sunny day than get a take away from Iydea and sit in the Pavillion Gardens eating my lunch. Delicious food with lots of healthy accompaniments. Slightly pricey for a lunch but totally worth it for the quality. Great juices & cakes too.

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We thought this place was great. very small and busy, but cosy. There was a good selection of food, all of it vegetarian, but I'm not a vegetarian and loved it. The service was great and the prices reasonable (compared to London anyway). I would highly recommend.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

had their nice breakfast. the place is warm friendly and meat free. I found that out when I asked for a bacon sarnie many moons ago my bad. the food is tasty and good quality. the place is great if you like granola and all things vegan. the place is not for you if you have a range rover vogue,... More 

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Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Good for a quick, tasty vegan bite whilst walking around the shops. Great use of flavours, in warming hearty dishes, friendly staff.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a café/restaurant that provides hearty and wholesome vegetarian meals - just like how veggie restaurants used to be in the 70's and 80's. This is the best place for a filling veggie meal if you want to avoid the scrum in North Lanes and the fussy, expensive Terre a Terre. You will leave feeling full after a lovely... 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?