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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Iydea is my favourite cafe but the last few times I have visited the American waitress behind counter has sometimes sworn at customers . Sometimes as they leave and sometimes just under her breath. All the other staff are very good. The food wonderful.

2 Thank Madge M
Alton, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 

1 Thank VERONICAtho
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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

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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
USD 6 - USD 10
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?