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Food for Friends

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

We went here last night for my wife's birthday. I had a good look around for options as she has recently chosen to eat fully vegan. I booked as a surprise, we used to live in Brighton many years ago, but we travelled an hour to get her from home so the stakes were high! I'm happy to say it... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to go eat. I went with my mum and we both enjoyed the meal and cocktails! I had the open ravioli and the strawberry cocktail. The staff were so nice and helpful.

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Thank Issy K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend purchased a gift card for us to go here as we had never really tried vegetarian food before and oh my god we were not disappointed! Service was top class, Gin & Tonic was perfect and the food was mouth watering. I didn't think the ginger beer battered Halloumi and chips would fill me up but it definitely... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to Food for Friends in 2002 and ever since I have always had a memorable experience. Friendly waiters and waitresses and excellent presentation. I hope you will keep going for many years to come.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good idea to book a table at this very popular vegetarian restaurant We chose the sharing board deal available at lunchtime which was varied and delicious (£24 ) for two and about £32 for two if you have the carafe of wine included The tables are pretty close together but the atmosphere is friendly and service was good

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Thank Globalme133
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always visit Food for Friends at least once every time we visit Brighton, and they always deliver! Fantasic service, wonderful food, delicious drinks and nothing is ever too much problem! Top notch!

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Thank Britta S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you so much for the evening we had here last July. The food was seriously amazing, but not too expensive, and the staff was so nice and helpful. Would totally recommend!!!

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Thank Sara W
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun. Food us wonderful exciting and educational. Im6 not veggie in the slightest but thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. Best food this weekend!

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Thank Mandy K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can see why this restaurant is so busy when you just look at the great presentation of the dishes on display, viewed surreptitiously when walking past the many windows it has. Use of fruits to lighten and contrast the flavours, as well as adding colour to the plate, were done very well. Tempura dishes were also perfect. Inexpensive dishes... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I have wanted to go to Food for Friends for quite some time and when we finally had a chance to visit, it did not disappoint! The staff were lovely and the food was great!! I had the cauliflower steak and it was such a good choice! I'd highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 41
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?