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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Good for a quick, tasty vegan bite whilst walking around the shops. Great use of flavours, in warming hearty dishes, friendly staff.

1  Thank Ali S
Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a café/restaurant that provides hearty and wholesome vegetarian meals - just like how veggie restaurants used to be in the 70's and 80's. This is the best place for a filling veggie meal if you want to avoid the scrum in North Lanes...More

1  Thank agentsorange
Reviewed January 11, 2015

No wonder this place has so many good reviews, it is simply a very good vegetarian cafe. Superb choice of really tasty, reasonably proved food. It is, as others have pointed out, a bit 'snug' inside because it is so popular. But we've eaten some...More

1  Thank Brainyperson
Reviewed January 5, 2015

we loved our lunch today. All vegetarian food. Lovely cake and coffee, juice etc. the staff were exceptionally nice but because it's so good and popular, it's just a bit too small. It's a bit like a garden shed though, it's never big enough. Would...More

1  Thank Paula J
Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a first visit , we found a lovely display of appetizing dishes and a very kind girl who explained how to choose a meal. Truly delicious,healthy ,mouth-watering vegetarian dishes and really huge helpings we also had the tomato soup to start with and...More

Thank stephen g
Reviewed December 30, 2014

I enjoy eating meat but this restaurant is still a great experience. The prices are low, the staff friendly and knowlegable and the food is interesting, tasty and good for you. I recommend this place to everyone.

Thank spell_one
Reviewed December 29, 2014

Everyone loves this place. Omni, veg or vegan. Great fresh salads, hot and cold food. Good cofffee, fresh juice and organic local or vegan beer available.

Thank mrsb222
Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is the best place I have eaten in the UK for a long time. As a gluten-free vegan I don't often eat out because places like this don't exist where I live, but oh this is heaven, absolute heaven, great staff, pile the plates...More

Thank aefl
Reviewed December 21, 2014

I went here today as some of my friends are vegans and vegeterians and I was really impressed! I ate a vegeterial lasagna that was really nice and filling. The only down side was that I didnt really know how it all worked so I...More

Thank alessia c
Reviewed December 21, 2014

The quickest because It was ready made and also kept hot which was nice. Very nice Flavours in the Burgers and the Salads, I would definitely recommend this place for a day out In Brighton

Thank Jamez Z
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Questions & Answers
January 7, 2017|
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Response from VeggieLesley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - same answer, you need to ask the restaurant directly. Again I have never seen any 'reserved' tables when I was there.
November 21, 2016|
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Response from skewif | Property representative |
Hi, iydea is small and can get rather busy / quite noisy from midday. You are welcome to to try, may I recommend you get a seat at the back as they are quieter. Seb
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$7 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +44 1273 667992
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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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