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Food for Friends

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The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed today 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!!!

Thank Sara W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday 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!

Thank Mandy K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Ruthven65
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Georgina L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent vegetarian food, great service and very tasty food, lovely to find a vegetarian restaurant where food is healthy and very tasty.

Thank pandaKent
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on the bank holiday after Easter. Two of the four of us were vegan and the other two were game for experimenting. Host graciously squeezed us in between bookings. Enjoyed a sharing platter and a couple other small plates and the server was fantastic with suggestions and making sure we ordered exactly what we wanted. Ordered fun nonalcoholic... More 

Thank owner1366
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This will be a short review, quite simply I am not a vegetation or vegan although was vegetarian for a long time; I can safely say this is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. I was sceptical on being asked to go here although the girlfriend is vegetarian, simply because from experience of when other places... More 

Thank Scott R
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prior to visiting Brighton, I researched restaurants on TripAdvisor and had this beauty on my wishlist. Thankfully, we managed to find it and were first one in line for the venue as it opened at lunch. We went there straight after we got off the Brighton station. We did not have a reservation, however, the friendly staff did us a... More 

Thank Y0rds
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually avoid vegan food but thankfully we made an exception for this one. It did not disappoint us. Make sure you have a large appetite as their portions are quite generous. Me and wife played safe by going for mains only. I had the open ravioli and later helped my wife finish her dish of King oyster mushroom. Both... More 

Thank Vijendra_Mishra
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After doing some research I decided that during our 2 day visit to Brighton we'd eat lunch at Food for Friends. My partner was unaware at first that it was a vegetarian restaurant, I thought it would take him out of his comfort zone. We decided on the sharing platter with non-alcoholic cocktails and the macaroni cheese for our son.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
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
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?