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Food for Friends

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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17-18 Prince Albert Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Voted 'Best Restaurant' in the Brighton Foodie Awards 2012Good food Guide...
Voted 'Best Restaurant' in the Brighton Foodie Awards 2012Good food Guide 2013Food for Friends restaurant in Brighton has been in the vanguard of vegetarian cuisine for more than twenty five years. Set in The Lanes, Brighton’s most happening district, Food for Friends has slowly spread over three shop fronts, developing a labyrinth of brightly lit, modern dining rooms kitted out with stylish minimalism, some overlooking the bustling lanes outside. Cuisine from around the globe is created using predominantly local, organic ingredients, some delivered by bike. Vegans and those with food allergies and intolerances are well cared for here. Wines are organic and mainly vegan, coffee is fairtrade, and an irresistible afternoon tea is served.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Veggie delight!

Loving the great variety and quality of food. So nice to have los of choice and ben erred by such friendly people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
traveleverafter
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surrey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Loving the great variety and quality of food. So nice to have los of choice and ben erred by such friendly people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As a vegetarian I'm used to only having 1 or 2 choices on the menu in a 'normal' restaurant, but at Food For Friends I struggle to choose just one starter/main/dessert! The staff are always friendly and the service is efficient. Superb food at a reasonable price. This is probably my favourite restaurant and I hope it continues to do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Firstly we were offered water with the food. They should make you aware that it's not table water and it's at a price. The choice of vegan options was limited. .2 mains. ..However the food was delicious and the portion size was adequate for us but if you're expecting a plate full then you'll surely be disappointed. We were shown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went here for lunch last week with a friend. We were made very welcome as soon as we went in, shown to a table, coats taken and hung up for us - these little touches matter. We were offered menus but there was no hurry to order. We decided to try the soup (butternut squash) and to share a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wanted to eat here for years. And we weren't disappointed! My husband isn't keen on veggie food, but he said his curry was the best he's ever had. My mushroom dish was incredible. So tasty, lots of fresh clean flavours. So filling too. Very good value. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Met my friend for lunch who suggested this restaurant. To be honest, I was slightly dubious however this was one of the best meals I have ever eaten ! Amazing halloumi and mango salad, followed by coconut arancini balls absolutely fantastic. Washed down with a firecracker cocktail , great place I absolutely loved it and will definitely be back !.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner visited here on Wednesday evening! None of us are Vegetarian! We wanted to try something different. We got the 3 mezzes for £12 and your certainly got your money's worth! Then we got the mains the burger and the salad! One word DIVIINE!! The presentation on the starters, mains and dessert where fabulous. The choc pud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful veggie menu. Excellent fast service. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you for a delightful evening out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is by far some of the best restaurant food I've ever eaten!! I visited with my partner and neither of us are vegetarian (we came here upon recommendation) and I can honestly say the food was so good I could be easily persuaded to never eat meat again! Staff are friendly, food came out quickly, and I can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant itself is beautiful, as well as how the food looks. The food was extremely delicious too. A bit pricey but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-18 Prince Albert Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 202310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Voted 'Best Restaurant' in the Brighton Foodie Awards 2012Good food Guide 2013Food for Friends restaurant in Brighton has been in the vanguard of vegetarian cuisine for more than twenty five years. Set in The Lanes, Brighton’s most happening district, Food for Friends has slowly spread over three shop fronts, developing a labyrinth of brightly lit, modern dining rooms kitted out with stylish minimalism, some overlooking the bustling lanes outside. Cuisine from around the globe is created using predominantly local, organic ingredients, some delivered by bike. Vegans and those with food allergies and intolerances are well cared for here. Wines are organic and mainly vegan, coffee is fairtrade, and an irresistible afternoon tea is served.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?