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Food for Friends

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The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, great service, love the menu so much to choose from , would highly say this is the place to go if your a veggie or vegan . Very healthy food , and the teas are really something else.loved the earl grey.

1 Thank Susie O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went along on a Saturday night, 4 adults and two children. The kids were tired, a long day spotting snow dogs, and every member of staff was absolutely superb with them, we were very impressed (we're not the parents, but they were impressed too) they took time to be really friendly and that put us at ease, which was... More 

1 Thank bazzzab
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to Food for Friends for years, the menu is always different and the atmosphere is light even though it's busy; my favourite restaurant by far.

1 Thank karen1917
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, I don't really have much to add to all the positive reviews on here. The restaurant is friendly with top quality vegetarian food. I am not a vegetarian but was still spoilt for choice choosing from a diverse menu.

Thank Stattouk
London, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was very excited to visit this restaurant - food looked amazing. Our experience fell a bit short however. Service was VERY slow. We arrived at 1pm, and placed our order at 1.15pm. We had ordered one humus starter to share and 4 mains. The humus arrived at 2pm! and then the mains at 2.20pm. The food itself looked great BUT... More 

Thank gerbilsontour
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant with a very wide range of menu options. Family friendly. Need to book as very busy at peak times.

Thank Mark M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been a Brighton institution for many years but after a recent visit I can only assume it survives on a reputation built on past glories, not the current quality of its food. The dishes were bland and stodgy and the staff were stressed and dismissive. Furthermore the faux minimalist interior and extortionate prices are a betrayal of... More 

1 Thank Nick A
FoodforFriends1, Public Relations Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this review

Hi Nick A We are gutted to read your review but are firm believers that everyone is entitled to their opinion! We rely heavily on customer feedback - good and bad. It would be great to know what you ordered and a few more details about the dishes you ordered and service so that we can investigate and respond if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful family meal in Brighton at Food for Friends. The choice, quality and tastiness is outstanding and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their choices and for sure we'll return again. Book ahead!

Thank Les B
Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing meal, we were squeezed in and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was beautiful, we were a table of three and everyone's mains were delicious.

Thank KateLockett
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came across this delightful place by accident and it wasn't until we were seated we realised it was a vegetarian restaurant. We now seek this place out each time we visit Brighton - get there early on a Saturday, when they open at 12noon or there will be a queue for a table. The menu is brilliant, the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 202310
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?