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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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“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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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
Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my partner, we are both normally big meat eaters. Absolutely loved the food, it is so good and the menu changes through the day. I will definitely be a frequent visitor.

Thank sunnysussex87
Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

This place is one of the best places to eat In Brighton! Really yummy, healthy and nice atmosphere and staff. The only exception it's a small place to stay in and always busy so maybe you can't find a table but They have take away...More

Thank Canary88
Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Very busy and packed restaurant which offers both eat in and take out options. The food varies from day to day. Check their Facebook pages. However it's very filling, wholesome and hearty. You don't miss the lack of meat as I enjoyed a Homity pie...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed December 9, 2014

but if i was i would eat here all the time. Not bad but just because it has no meat in doesn't mean its healthy. The amount of cheese and oil in those meals is plentiful. Also when you order the lemonade its just loads...More

Thank James B
Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had eaten lunch at Iydea earlier in the day with my husband and had the usual excellent food. The place was really busy as you would expect on a Saturday in the approach to christmas in one of the busiest parts of town. Later...More

3  Thank Penny M
Reviewed December 5, 2014

Fabulous for vegan gluten free foodies. No waiting for food and you can see how good it is as it's all on display.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed December 4, 2014

its like a conveyer belt style which i wasn't expecting. but very good food and hearty. Me and my mum even shared 1 meal!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to the Brighton uni open day. The staff were so friendly and really ready to help, they had run out of soup when I arrived but assured me that they would make some more and it wouldn't be too long....More

Thank ObsessedFungi
Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ate here tonight for the second time this week ( Nov 14th) ... food lovely, staff charming, prices very reasonable (we arrived in the last hour and they reduced the prices of the food BUT they're not expensive anyway) and you can bring your dog....More

1  Thank Franklin T H
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Questions & Answers
January 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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