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“amazing”
Review of Iydea

Iydea
Ranked #38 of 1,124 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
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.
Mere, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“amazing”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Saturday lunch time. The food was amazing and good portion sizes. Staff really helpful and friendly. Tables were cleared quickly so even though it was busy we got a table by the time we had finished being served.
Lots of variety of meals and side dishes so easily some thing for everyone. I would say this is a must do if in brighton.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Faster than fast food and twice as nice”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

It must be said that Brighton has its fair share of places to eat, however Iydea definitely stands out from the rest.
This place offers great vegetarian and vegan food, served to you in a quirky canteen style that is quick and efficient. On my visit I had a tofu red thai curry with potato wedges and some sort of red kidney bean-based salad topped off with hummus and sour cream. Despite being an odd mix it was all very tasty and fresh with portion sizes quite generous.
The price was also very good, myself opting to eat in which made the meal a bit more expensive but still reasonable.
I will definitely return to eat here next time I am in Brighton, despite being a meat eater!

Visited July 2014
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing cafe”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We went here for both breakfast and lunch during our recent trip to Brighton.

The breakfast was great - large portions, and they make their own baked beans and veggie sausages both of which were yummy.

And lunch - so much choice. It's canteen style so great if you're in a rush. You choose your main, then 2 sides/salads, then 2 toppings. Everything was so tasty, and it's great value as your plate is piled high!

Really tasty veggie food, can't wait for my next trip to brighton so I can visit again.

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Thank mazambane
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Delicious food, tasty, while being comfort food.”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent choices, plenty of mains choices, and a wide selection of sides choices, something for everyone. Everything seems to be delicious and well cooked, with good use of flavourings. Even simple dishes like cooked carrots or broccoli are yummy.
Serving sizes are good too, the plates may seem small while they're dishing it out, but I've never left hungry.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Rebecca S
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Amazing breakfast”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Even the boy who's a meat eater couldn't fault it. Yummy hash browns, home made beans ... Delightful.

Visited August 2014
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