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Food for Friends

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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
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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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
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Me and my girlfriend wanted to go to a nice pure vegetarian restaurant. I came across Food for Friends through Google and word of mouth from friends. We walked through the doors and was greeted with a warm and friendly manner. I love the feel of the place, very nice decor. Creating a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jed W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend wanted to go to a nice pure vegetarian restaurant. I came across Food for Friends through Google and word of mouth from friends. We walked through the doors and was greeted with a warm and friendly manner. I love the feel of the place, very nice decor. Creating a nice, intimate atmosphere. Last but not least... More 

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Thank Jed W
Lancashire
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was taken to Brighton by my fiance for my birthday and he had booked us in to Food for Friends for a meal on the Saturday as we both love vegetarian food even though we are not full blown veggies. We were running about 5 -10 minutes late for our reservation at 19:30 so my fiance rang to let... More 

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Thank anniewalker90
london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Mum and I visited Food for Friends during a quiet week day January lunch, taking advance of the Winter Set sharing board. I say quiet January lunch, it wasn't that quiet at all, there was a great buzz about the restaurant and as it was a lovely sunny day all the tables by the huge windows were full. We... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I are not vegetarians but do enjoy some vegetarian food. Whilst on a short break in Brighton we noticed "Food for Friends" and it appeared very inviting and the menu varied and interesting. Despite not having booked, we were welcomed with open arms and made to feel very special. The food and service were excellent; we felt... More 

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1 Thank David E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Food with Friends and absolutely loved it. The food was great, the burger was especially nice, but what was most pleasing was the service. Everyone there was lovely but our waiter was especially nice and gave us fantastic service throughout the meal. They even called to tell me we had left a scarf and had it ready for me... More 

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1 Thank Benpickles7
Kiddy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended after booking online, it was a good job we did as there were no spare tables, we had a starter to share followed by a coconut curry main course, we had a beautiful liquor coffee afterwards, all in all it was a really fabulous afternoon, our waiter Lucas catered to our every whim especially as my partner is... More 

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Thank Leaangi
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I travelled up from Norwich to spend a few days away in Brighton. Working in a vegetarian restaurant in Norwich myself I was recommended by one of the chefs that we visit food for friends while we were visiting. I really don't know where to start with how perfect our experience was. The decor was beautiful and... More 

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Thank lucysmithson189
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to enjoy vegetarian food. The flavour combinations were amazing. The lunchtime sharing platter was excellent value. A meat eating convert

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Thank Vicky N
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fab... And atmosphere too... Yum. Will go for more!! As vegetarian places go it's one of the best. Attention to detail and care is exceptional.

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Thank paludne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i went today for the first time and it was without booking and we were just two , then the receptionist told us to wait and we were first on waiting list . then 2 minutes after , a couple entered who the receptionist know and asked them to wait aswell as they havent booked a reservation aswell. Then after... More 

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FoodforFriends1, Public Relations Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Of course we take all complaints very seriously. We pride ourselves on being very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. We certainly don't prioritise some customers over others and like to treat everybody as friends, as our name suggests! We are an extremely busy restaurant and the waiting area can get quite hectic especially at... 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 23 - 46
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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?
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