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“Best Veggie Meal Ever?”
Review of Food for Friends

Food for Friends
Ranked #14 of 1,133 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $41
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Luton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Veggie Meal Ever?”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had the special 4 course New Years's Eve menu. The menu was innovative with gluten free and vegan options. Presentation was exquisite and the flavours danced in our mouths. Tofu has never tasted so good. For pudding try the arancini. If you're driving the alcohol free Bellini is a wonderful treat. This was our first trip but not our last. We were blown away by the meal and couldn't stop enthusing about it. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and the service was attentive.

  • Visited December 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Their food could turn me into a vegeterian”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I am one of those who avoid vegetarian food. I love meat and find vegetarian food too plant and lacking flavor. If all vegetarian food was like that, I could be coerced into it. :)

Visited the restaurant on a Sat night having not made a reservation. The place was packed but they still accommodated us.

The service as fantastic, the food to die for, the proposed wine... suitable for the occasion and our meal (we had a 3 course meal each but, sadly, I only have 2 relevant pictures)

Highly recommended!!!

Vegetarians would love it
Meat eaters have to try this!

  • Visited November 2013
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Incredible”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Looked cute from the outside but was amazed at the delicious food and drinks, prob the best food we've had. Service was friendly, taking our wet coats and hanging them to dry. Portobello mushrooms and coconut curry were divine. Would def go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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“We're Not Even Veggies and We Loved It!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here on NYE. The set menu was good value and the food was very tasty! Really friendly and welcoming staff, the service was excellent. We also noticed that they cater for gluten free too! Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone, including avid meat eaters......it will rock your carnivorous world!

Visited December 2013
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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“A perfect example of how amazing vegetarian food can be!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

A real treat! As a lifelong vegetarian the prospect of a vegetarian restaurant is very exciting but you often leave disappointed after a meal full of lentils and beans! This restaurant is definitely an exception with tasty indulgent food that is still probably healthier than most meat dishes.

The food is uncomplicated but delicious and cooked to perfection using the most amazing ingredients (such as Jerusalem artichokes) that are so often overlooked. I can see why the website states 70% of customers are non-veggie.

The service was also great even with a full restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

For all coffee (and alcohol) lovers the Espresso Martini was a perfect way to finish a perfect meal! My only fault with this restaurant is it's too far from my home!

  • Visited December 2013
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