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Iydea

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Vegan, Vegetarian
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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
441273667992
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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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
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We never miss an opportunity to visit iydea when we go to Brighton , amazing tasty food and great service . I have recommended to friends

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paula W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We never miss an opportunity to visit iydea when we go to Brighton , amazing tasty food and great service . I have recommended to friends

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1 Thank Paula W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place, even my non veg friends do to! Can't say what best dish is as changes all the time and all great. If no space to sit, often not as so popular, then wrap up and sit it the fresh air in Traflger park

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Thank gisaaclouise
London
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423 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't usually eat at vegetarian restaurants but enjoyed the food at Iydea. We ordered a main with several hot and cold side dishes. The restaurant is quite popular and it can be difficult to get a table During busy periods

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Thank Wilcoxm51
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They serve really good quality of multiple vegetarian and vegan items for lunch and dinner. Customers are allowed to choose a main with two other sides. The foods are amazing and no less delicious than those with real meats on. Definitely will go again next time!

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Thank WenYee T
United Kingdom
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iydea has become one of our regular restaurants to eat at when we visit Brighton. Once again the choice of food was fresh, varied and delicious! Costs are very competitive when compared to others. Pleasant dining atmosphere overall. The staff were very polite and helpful.

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2 Thank GKHA
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place in January with my friends on a trip to Brighton. I didn't know vegetarian food and vegan food could be so fun! It was a trip I made because my friends were vegetarian, but I did not miss meat at all. The atmosphere is busy and encourages you to socialize with other beings through shared tables... More 

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Thank Rami A
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited this place a month a go when I searched online for vegan restaurants. The value for money is amazing. You get really generous portions. I saw the price of the main course and thought I'd have to pay more for sides etc, but it actually includes 2 sides and 2 toppings which is more than enough food!... More 

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Thank Hazel O
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not visited this veggie caff and first off wasn't overwhelmed by the dishes from the canteen style fridge /hotplate. But I was wrong! The spanokopita with spinach and tofu (instead of cheese) was fine and the kale was actually delicious. (I was always taught it was cattle food in school and never liked it before.) There is a... More 

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Thank emilyphipps
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here few times. Food is really nice and tasty, staff is okay and there's a good atmosphere. Prices are a bit high both for hot drinks and food.

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Thank Eleonorasullenuvole
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I never thought that veggies could taste that good. It's just healthy and tasty food that aren't just potatoes and kale.

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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: 441273667992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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
9:30 am - 5:30 am
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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