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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 - 10:30 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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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
Unbelievable lunch

Stopped in for a light lunch with my daughter who had eaten here before. We had various mezzo, one was a selection of hummuses, a dumpling that was out of this world. These great mezze we indulged in a sampling of desserts that included a carrot cake, a chocolate piece of heaven and a coconut cake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a light lunch with my daughter who had eaten here before. We had various mezzo, one was a selection of hummuses, a dumpling that was out of this world. These great mezze we indulged in a sampling of desserts that included a carrot cake, a chocolate piece of heaven and a coconut cake with a sorbet. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

went here a few days ago very nice food and friendly service will be back again. Highly recommended.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I loved this restaurant. I'm not vegetarian, but the menu was really appealing as it's just a bit different and the food sounds like it should be amazing. And it is. The restaurant itself is really well designed and laid out; it's light and sleek, and the staff are really friendly. The service was pretty quick too, and it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are vegetarians so it was wonderful to have a menu that we could select whatever we wanted. The only problem being we wanted everything! Prices were good, service was friendly and efficient, selections of beer and wine were enjoyed.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A classy vegetarian restaurant with an imaginative menu with wide choice including some very indulgent desserts. Very smart décor. Right in heart of the Lanes. Make sure you book.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

very relaxed atmosphere, staff were very friendly and helpful. Our dinner was tasty and food tasted clean and my taste buds were tingling at the end of our meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Everything I like about eating out in a restaurant that cares. Good food, excellent service, friendly knowledgeable staff. All good news for this restaurant.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What a great little place! we managed to book a table for 4 at 5pm on a Saturday in April. Wanted later but it was last minute and I had heard the restaurant gets booked up so 5pm wa s not so bad. spent a good 2 hours there. Chose 4 tasty starters, pitta breads and dips, nice main course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic service and attention to detail from beginning to end. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and absolute value for money. Highly recommended.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Just eaten here again after 2 years and it really is every bit as good as I remember! I had the mango and avocado salad, B had the Sunday roast and H had the halloumi burger. All great. A side of chunky chips with truffle mayo was too big to finish. Ice cream in brandy baskets for afters. Ice cream... More 

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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?