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“Vegetarian food at its best!”
Review of Iydea

Iydea
Ranked #51 of 1,168 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $11
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

A lovely little cafe in the North Laines. Generous portions of hearty food served with a smile. A nice treat whilst out shopping.

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Thank TerriWD
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Wow! That's a start for talking about this restaurant. Wonderfully tasty food, very well done, variety, very fair price with high quality, colorful dishes and exotic flavours without forgetting any kind of mainstream customer. And this is - for me - high standards in cuisine. It's really a feast, a joy on your senses.
And the personnel: always ready to serve, explain, smile and be helpful. And all happens very fast, which is not always good, in my opinion. I like to have time to choose. But I understand that kind of place has to work very fast. And they do it very well.
I gave my congratulations for this very nice person I guess would be the manager, and he told me they're going to start a new place in Brighton! And I wanna wish all success for everyone and for the Iydea. You deserve it all.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

A fab place for breakfast in the North Laine, they offer vegetarian and vegan too. Really delicious and well prepared.

Thank LuxembourgWendy
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a cafe. It has a canteen style buffet where the staff serve you a main and then you can choose 2 - 4 salads with it. It's a great way of getting healthy fast food to take out (take out price is cheaper but you get less) but the food is not amazing. If you want really good vegetarian food then there are restaurants in Brighton whose standards are way above what Lydea do. You get what you pay for the price.

Some of the food is a little on the bland side. The pea and goats cheese Arancini has so much potential but is lacking in that real powerful cheesy hit and the vegetarian lasagna can be a bit bland at times.

I think that this cafe, although a really good idea, has become one of those typical pretentious Brighton eateries that people go to because it's cool to eat here and get the health kick that they they wouldn't normally get from a pub. The fact that it's easy to get vegetarian food cheaper than restaurant prices is also a bonus but is this the reason why most people have actually scored the food at such a high standard than it actually is?

Lydea should be under a cafe category on Trip Advisor and then it may deserve the 5 stars that so many people have given it.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Amazing, ate there every day, so so yummy. Only problem was not that it was so good you do not want to try an other places.

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1  Thank Max S
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