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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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Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy that you choose a main and then select from a range of accompanying dishes and then toppings to create the meal of your choice. Good portion size, flavours and atmosphere. The waitress was excellent 2/8, checked all was ok and engaged in conversation to just the right level. As a meat eater I never miss meat when... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a wet and windy summer's day in Brighton. Friendly greeting and helpful service. The vegetarian lasagne was delicious and the salads fresh and tasty. Good portion size and value.

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Thank mariaben64
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food. I'm not a vegetarian but I always come here when I'm in Brighton. I leave feeling healthy and terrific and thinking that with food like this I could give up meat

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Thank ConstantTraveler33
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here for food in Brighton. It's only drawback is that it can get busy and you might have to share a table. But the food quality, textures and flavours plus price is almost impossible to beat. Lovely Lydea. :)

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Thank Kimbrini
Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with a friend whilst out shopping. She is veggie l, I am not. We wanted a snack for lunch as were out for dinner. As a non-cake fan, I opted for a small plate. The way the food works is a little confusing but the 'waiter' was really helpful. Main meals are priced. The price also includes... More 

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Thank pickleickle
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate for the first time in July during a 4 day break in Brighton. It was so good we came back on another day! It is quite a small venue and it was pretty busy at meal times - a reflection of how good it is. Having said that we didn't queue for long as you there are loads... More 

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Thank John L
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for brunch on a day trip to Brighton. The food is amazing. Tasty, well presented and good value. Loved the poached eggs with avocado. Melt in the mouth. An excellent place to rest and recharge.

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Thank brizzle1965
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always come here for a veggie breakfast when visiting Brighton. Wonderful food, great staff and in a fab location when shopping. Love it!

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Thank Marie M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, lovely staff. Saw me taking pic if my food and said I could have the recipes! So nice 😺. 100%recommend, even to non vegans and veggies! ♥️

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Thank Helen H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I left this restaurant very unhappy. At first, I was very excited to indulge in some tasty vegan food because the reviews for Iydea were so good. I went in for lunch and got some yellow curry on rice, chickpea salad, hummus and some kind of beetroot sauce. The curry was bland, too sweet and wasn't very authentic at all.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$7 - $11
Cuisine
Vegan Options, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?