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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here today and we enjoyed good size portions of healthy food. You have a choice of mains, which varied today from thai curry, vegetarian lasagna, carrot arancini, stuffed roti; then 2 salads or vegetable sides plus 2 dips, which was £8, so very good value. Tasted fresh and homemade.

Thank Jane J
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we enjoyed their breakfast, we put up with their bad service. Apart from one lady (Spanish lady?), their entire staff seemed to be careless and actually very rude. As their coffee is in poor quality and cold most of the time, we have ordered additional coffee on 3 difference times after we have received our breakfast, once we have... More 

3 Thank jo2080
Brighton, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, fresh food, lots of choices Great place Definitely worth a visit once, twice or multiple times!!!

Thank MarcusT007
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandering the lanes for a hearty and healthy lunch we popped in here. Similar to a Chinese lunch system you choose a main, 2 sides and 2 "toppings". We ate well and weren't being pestered by staff. Full veggi menu for mains and deserts. They also do takeaway.

1 Thank OmyAliver
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little vegetarian hotspot, so much healthy food to choose from and the canteen style service area means you can pick and choose your favourite items. Very good value, you really can't go wrong eating here!

1 Thank Dan Q
Beccles, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We called in here by chance and I have not seen such a great and delicious range of home cooked food for really reasonable prices - all freshly prepared and great service.

1 Thank Caroline W
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian good, fresh and wholesome. Good to have such a wide choice of interesting vegetarian food. Good value for money and I was left feeling full. We sat in, but it was even cheaper to take away which would prove even better value for money. I picked a main meal choice, two sides and two dips, which came to... More 

1 Thank Adventuresandexplore
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

There are countless vegetarian restaurants to choose from in Brighton but this has got to be one of, if not THE, best!! amazing delicious food and massive portions! such a good selection, there is not a chance you wont find something you like, as well as the amazing food there is a fab selection of juices and cakes too! one... More 

1 Thank Ingrid T
Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited Lydea after receiving a recommendation from friends. The place was fantastic! We only went in for lunch but the portions were very big, great value and so tasty! You will not be disappointed!

1 Thank Missy_Kayles
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I have visited this restaurant several times with my daughter. It has never been disappointing. The food is delicious, fresh and nutritious. The service is quick and friendly. the atmosphere although busy is relaxing, As well as the food there is a great range of drinks- we had the ginger lemonade this time.

1 Thank Kathii6W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $10
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 am
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?