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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:30 - 05:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Alton, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read the reviews and stopped for a bowl of soup - although the other dishes looked fantastic. Had to hang around and wait for a table, but the charming server suggested I take a spare pew and lurk. When a table came free she then brought us a jug of water and glasses without asking. The soup was smooth, delicious... More 

1 Thank VERONICAtho
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last week and the food was beaut. So many options and each equally as tasty, one of the best veggie places I've been to!! Only complaint would be how cold it was in there.

1 Thank Charlotte C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located near the North Laines area in a road called Kensington Gardens, which is a lively and lovely little shopping road, just East of Brighton Train Station, that could be easily missed if you don't know the area. Not to be confused with The Lanes area of the town, which is located just off the main shopping... More 

1 Thank Tomtomgoer
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really love this place. The food is great. I had Iydea breakfast and chai latte and it was amazing. I recommend it 100%

1 Thank Elisabet A
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on The Lanes looking for cake and walked into Iydea and ended up staying for a whole meal as the smell was so great in there. They have a system where you choose main, two sides and two sauces. All food vegetarian and some vegan, and everything was clearly labelled for allergens. Could easily have a main meal... More 

1 Thank meganchown
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for a healthy lunch. Fresh juice. Good coffee. Have been visiting the place for a while now and I always look forward to another one. Keep up the good work.

1 Thank Ewelina K
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My gluten free veggie daughter loves this restaurant. More importantly she is totally confident in their labelling of their food - no worries about being ill after eating here. She doesn't get to Brighton often but Iydea is a must when she does. The food is tasty, healthy and interesting - there is always a good variety of mains, sides... More 

1 Thank VeggieLesley
Teddington, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ate here today and we enjoyed good size portions of healthy food. You have a choice of mains, which varied today from thai curry, vegetarian lasagna, carrot arancini, stuffed roti; then 2 salads or vegetable sides plus 2 dips, which was £8, so very good value. Tasted fresh and homemade.

1 Thank Jane J
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As we enjoyed their breakfast, we put up with their bad service. Apart from one lady (Spanish lady?), their entire staff seemed to be careless and actually very rude. As their coffee is in poor quality and cold most of the time, we have ordered additional coffee on 3 difference times after we have received our breakfast, once we have... More 

4 Thank jo2080
Brighton, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, fresh food, lots of choices Great place Definitely worth a visit once, twice or multiple times!!!

Thank MarcusT007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 10
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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?