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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Well... If you are a food lover - this is the place for you to satisfied your needs. Absolutely delicious vegetarian cooked food, amazing sides and salads, gorgeous fresh juices and brilliant service. Is my favourite place for a lunch and I always feel that I deserve this fantastic treat! I strongly recommend to visit Iydea and enjoy it!

1 Thank Joyful Lotus Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for coffee and cake today....the ginger cake was delicious. I wish I'd eaten lunch here, the food looked amazing!

1 Thank Emily P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great selection of hot and cold delicious vegetarian food at an affordable price. Eat in and take away available. Also great juices and smoothies. Perfect for lunch, and a bit of a Brighton institution. Can get crowded at lunch, so maybe best to get there before 1pm or after 2pm. Highly recommended!

1 Thank ropaa
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a fantastic place for vegetarians! So many options and dishes change daily so we came back for lunch three days in a row. Lovely home-made drinks such and lemon and ginger and fresh lemonades. Food is very tasty, good quality and well priced. good choice of vegan dishes and gluten-free options. To top it up the service is very... More 

1 Thank bg1981
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious and interesting choice of food. Everything we had was really tasty. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

1 Thank Amelia P
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

On a short break in Brighton. Lovely veggie food, can't fault it. Premises a bit small as it's very popular, so felt rushed at the ordering stage as you are moved along swiftly. Toilet could have done with a bit more attention.

1 Thank Lucie B
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My family and i often visit Iydea. We loved the hove branch best though as was less hectic and had more space to sit. Unfortunately last time we went for a visit it had closed down. Very disappointed. Food here however is always good although i will say portion sizes seem to have got smaller which is a shame

1 Thank onetwothree V
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love the place because it offers brilliant vegetarian fusion food. tastes like home cooked. each dish is full of flavor and fresh ingredients. it's a place one should go and have a taste. it has not changed over the years. never disappoints. keep up the good work

1 Thank theatricals
Alton, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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?
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