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Food for Friends

The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coconut curry” (60 reviews)
“open ravioli” (53 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delightful staff, could not have faulted them. It is quite a pricey place, especially considering there’s no meat - however food is good and atmosphere and location also lovely. Just maybe as a one off treat!

Thank Esme W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant service from Maddy, fantastic food and a reason to return to Brighton. Loved it, we visited following recommendation from a friend and really enjoyed it, the tahini trio was a delight along with chickpea salad

Thank Dudley G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had dinner at Food For Friends twice during my stay in Brighton, and couldn't fault it for service, atmosphere, wine and food. The menu is exciting, with choices I hadn't seen elsewhere. I especially loved the tofu starter, the open ravioli and the portobello...More

Thank pennyp925
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Myself and my partner are always in search of a good vegetarian restaurant, and on our visit to Brighton we happened across Food for Friends. Although this wasn’t our first choice for dinner for the day, we were so incredibly surprised at how amazing this...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well priced. Make sure you book. Vegetarian. Lovely service from bubbly Hannah. Had the veggie burger and actually really nice. Good wine. Will definitely go back. Thanks guys. See you again.

Thank Bambino145
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are definitely not vegetarians but we really enjoyed our late lunch here. Not a huge menu but what was on offer was of the highest quality & the staff delivered excellent service. We will defiantly be back👍

Thank Laurence S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varied menu, great location in the laines. Always busy which is testament to the fact it's really a Brighton institution!

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I go back home to Brighton, I make sure that I visit Food for Friends. I love the menu, the presentation and the food is always so good!

Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food . Great service . Nice atmosphere . Good value for money and enjoyable experience . Would recommend for a lovely lunch .

Thank hzjohnson1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time we have been able to eat a ‘gourmet vegan meal’ out and about - we knew Brighton was vegan friendly but this surpassed our expectations. Fantastic number of choices, and the dishes were really tasty and different. The waiter was...More

Thank Catherine L
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Luisa P
28 January 2018|
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Response from cynogwen | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm...not really as there’s not much room in the restaurant.🙁
Ashley C
29 March 2017|
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Response from NE10PEP | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure they will
24 March 2015|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know the answer to your question. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I'm sure if you gave them a ring they would do their best to accomodate your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
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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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