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Food for Friends

The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is perfect for vegans and vegetarians! Every year we have troubles finding a place that has a range of food for my sister who has been vegan for many years. Food for Friends was local to us in Sussex and was incredible from...More

Thank Miles515
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here on a recommendation from a local friend. We ordered the chickpea quarter and the potato croquettes to start, the middle eastern salad and the FFF burger (vegetarian) for mains, elderflower bubbly and Irish coffee to drink. They had ran out of the raw...More

Thank vickiwslattery
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the food here! Really good if you have a dairy intolerance. The fizzy fruit cup mocktail is one of the best drinks I've ever had, 10/10 would recommend. I ordered ice cream for dessert, when I double-checked it was nut free the waiter...More

Thank CaiAlexWills
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey CaiAlexWills - really glad you enjoyed your experience, and thank you so much for the feedback about the dessert. Will look into what happened here and amend labels as necessary. See you again soon! FFFx

Reviewed 5 days ago

4 of us, one drink each before food arrived and we all chose the burger and chips. I would describe myself as a discerning and enthusiastic eater and drinker and I was well impressed by my burger and chips. And the brewdog beer. Waiting staff...More

Thank ratLondon
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks ratLondon! Really appreciate your feedback and review - glad you enjoyed the burger and beer! Hope to see you for another meal again soon. FFFx

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was good. very busy at the weekends, do not forget to book. You never regret the food you have they are all delicious. i defo recommend

Thank aybene2014
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much aybene2014. Would love to hear any feedback that we can use to improve the experience - we'd love to hit five stars for you! Hope to see you again soon. FFFx

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner here on a Saturday night. We ate early but certainly needed to book as it was very busy. It's small/cozy inside and not space between the tables but the atmosphere is good. The staff were friendly and helpful, guiding us...More

Thank WME01
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey WME01 - thanks for the kind words about your experience, and for the feedback about the burger. We are forever tweaking and improving our dishes, so we've taken your feedback about the burger onboard and are looking at ways to make it better. It's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with a date and the overall experience was great. Since it is full vegetarian/vegan and super fancy fine dining place I was hungry again soon afterwards so this won't be my favourite place. However if you got used to eat no meat...More

Thank Klecska
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Klecska! Really glad you and your date enjoyed the experience. We have plenty of super filling dishes - if you work nearby, try popping in for our new FFF V Burger during lunch - we can promise you won't feel hungry for some time!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In short- The service in this restaurant was amazing. The food was stunning. The drinks delightful and the atmosphere was beautiful. 10/10. Read no more. Look no further and book it.

Thank katieandjak
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi katieandjak! Really appreciate such lovely comments about the food, service, and drinks. Look forward to seeing you again soon! FFFx

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this restaurant while on a day-trip and loved the look of the menu - some really interesting vegetarian combinations you don't get in other restaurants. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and explained everything with interest and passion. The mirin-marinated tofu was exceptional,...More

Thank so_brownlee
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much so_brownlee. Thank you for your feedback about the Middle Eastern Salad too - it's a new dish so we're looking to hone it down and improve it, and will take your comments on board! Hope you enjoyed your day in Brighton, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booking this place on a Friday or Saturday at a reasonable time is tricky. So we just turned up and asked if they had a cancellation. Luckily they had just as we arrived. The seats and tables were the right size and very comfortable. So...More

Thank Jedi_On_Snowboard
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much - honour to have a bonafide snowboarding Jedi in FFF! Really glad you enjoyed all the food, although it's our goal to hit Superb for every single dish! Really appreciate this feedback and we'll look at ways to improve some of the...More

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Luisa P
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Response from cynogwen | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm...not really as there’s not much room in the restaurant.🙁
Ashley C
30 March 2017|
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Response from NE10PEP | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure they will
25 March 2015|
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I am sorry I do not know the answer to your question. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I'm sure if you gave them a ring they would do their best to accomodate your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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