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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here as a couple in July 2017. We love this restaurant! I love the concept, the food is fabulous and the staff are great. It's a full on veggie affair and even though I'm not a vegetarian there's plenty of tasty choices. You...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited recently to get their take away salad deal. The two staff members who served us both had an attitude. The woman who served me rolled her eyes at me and was quite rude. They acted like serving us was an inconvenience. The takeaway...More

Thank EssexWalker
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not a British. I visited Brighton 5 times since June 2016 to visit my wife living there with my wife. My daughter has been a vegan since 2013, sometimes, to accommodate her, I frequented vegan or vegetarian restaurants to have meals with her....More

2  Thank Chinkara69
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had booked a table for 12 at Rootcandi, Iydea's sister restaurant, only to find out the day before that it had closed without letting us know! Naturally it was impossible to find another table for 12 at a veggie restaurant in Brighton at such...More

2  Thank RuofanConnie
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

What a great place for relaxed vegetarian food. Every dish we tried was packed full of flavour. Food was turning over constantly, as were the customers. Excellent food all round for anyone.

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I really loved the food at this place. It was all so flavoursome! Great value, would love to go back to try some of the other dishes.

2  Thank Louise181285
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Queued to order to be told they don't want to serve any more breakfasts despite there being a good 15 mins left before the brekky menu ends. We were the only people in the queue. Just rude.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on spec for lunch, looked good, popular and appealing from outside, and not disappointed once we went in. The set up is simple, food is served cafeteria style... You queue at the counter, choose your main, your sides, dips, dressings etc as you...More

2  Thank Pevensey
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We have been here several times before and have never been disappointed. The food is always tasty, fresh, full of interesting flavours. Whether we opt for hot food or salads there is always something interesting or surprising.

2  Thank sarahaheaton
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is dreamy.. nutritious , delicious and with a great selection of vegetarian dishes. My favourite place to eat in the Lanes

2  Thank Michele A
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2017|
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Response from VeggieLesley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - same answer, you need to ask the restaurant directly. Again I have never seen any 'reserved' tables when I was there.
21 November 2016|
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Response from skewif | Property representative |
Hi, iydea is small and can get rather busy / quite noisy from midday. You are welcome to to try, may I recommend you get a seat at the back as they are quieter. Seb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 667992
  • E-mail
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.
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