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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:30 - 05:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must-go in Brighton. The food is fresh and very well spiced. The freshly made drinks are delicious, too. Even though I am normally not a vegetarian I always find something tasty. The staff is friendly and willing to help. Only the limited space inside the restaurant can pose a difficulty during lunch times.

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Thank Hystoryker
Halstead, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Overpriced, poor service (waited 10min for two drinks!) and charged and served wrong items. Laughable really!

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Thank esutton2015
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here a lot over the years and used to love the food, but I had a very disappointing meal last week, basically way too much salt in the meal, my companions who had different things to me also reported high salt levels in the soup and another in the curry, also my food was very tired looking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of my local favourites for breakfast, as its not too busy in the mornings and has a more interesting menu than many others. Excellent and friendly service.

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Thank Appledoctor
Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have walked past this place many times, it is always busy. I wondered why? Finally, I managed to eat here. I have to say is delicious. The food is excellent. Vegans and vegetarians eat your heart out here. Fab, tasty, wholesome food, good portions and reasonably priced. It really is worth a visit. Warning - it's always busy because... More 

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Thank Sean A
Burbage, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for lunch with a good friend. I liked the food but not the slightly 'chippy' attitude of the staff. There is a good variety of hot and cold food. We chose a cheese, potato and leek pie and a curry, with the accompaniment of two salads and side dressings/toppings. This was all done quickly as it's self... More 

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West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning. As a non vegetarian, I would not have chosen to visit Iydea, for obvious reasons, and I admit I was not converted. We waited roughly 55 minutes for food, which is excessive for a small cafe. I ordered scrambled egg on toast which was edible and acceptably priced for what it was. The coffee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Saturday and while there was a queue, it moved quickly and we found a table easily. It's the kind of place where you choose/buy at the counter, and then take your food to your table. While it's a casual place (about 25 seats inside and 8 outside), the food is absolutely delicious and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the last year I have been to Iydea several times, the food is always great and I always enjoy a weekend morning breakfast there. The staff are lovely and helpful and it is great to have a nice conversation with whomever you are with. Brighton is a great place if you are veggie and Iydea is definitely one of... More 

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Thank Anna S
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

A wide-ranging selection of healthy hearty home-cooked vegetarian and vegan dishes for a great price (about £8 for a fab lunch) in a relaxed cafe atmosphere. Choose a main (eg tofu thai green curry) with 2 sides (eg carrot, swede and mustard mach or pesto peas) and 2 toppings (eg salsa, houmous) for roughly £8.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 05:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?