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Iydea

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
01273 667 992
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Ranked #14 of 840 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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Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of choice, healthy, tasty, would love one of these in my home town! I make sure I eat here every time I visit Brighton :)

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Sussex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I am not vegetarian but I wanted a change so on impulse we went into this restaurant on a Sunday lunch time. It was busy and there was only one table left. There is no table menu to choose from, they offer about 7 main courses and so you pick one, then add two hot or cold vegetable side dishes... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely food, bright and cheery busy atmosphere, great for a quick bite to eat while shopping in The North Laines. Been here a few times and there's always too much to chose from!

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nottingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

and the food was not clearly labelled and the staff didn't seem to want to spend the time to clarify what was what, which is very frustrating when they advertise themselves to cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. One server actually rolled his eyes at me while trying to clarify what was what! I would think being clear is... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Three of us visited on a Saturday lunchtime before a class. We were in a bit of a rush and got served very quickly. The food was delicious, fresh and variable. We had deep fried halloumi, greens, pesto potatoes, and a mix of other salad/veggie items. Service was very friendly and there are bar style tables to sit at. Perfect... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

i'm not vegetarian but i have been their last week after my friend's recommendation , i had a really great experience , they got wide range of vege and vegan dishes , food is amazing the staff there they are friendly and helpful , im coming back again

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm not veggie but love their food. You get a main, 2 sides and 2 toppings for around £6 and it's always beautifully cooked and very tasty. Go there at 5pm when they sell off their leftovers for half price.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Really liked this place, a simple vegetarian cafe with a nice ambience and great food. I am not vegetarian, though my wife is, though could easily become one if more places sold food like this. I had a simple butternut squash korma with rice and it was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Sussex, UK
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145 reviews 145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We've been coming here for years but find we always forget to review the places where we live. I can honestly say I haven't had a bad meal at Iydea. Neither of us is veggie but that doesn't matter as the food is always great with some wonderful flavours. It is self-service with either hot or cold foods. Basically choose... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food is fresh, filling and really delicious. The vegan food is clearly marked, and you don't feel like you're getting less than the vegetarians get (unlike two other famous veggie restaurants in Brighton, that shall remain nameless). This is an honest place. The staff care about the food and about service. It's got a great vibe and it doesn't... More

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Additional Information about Iydea

Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
Phone Number: 01273 667 992
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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