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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Will not be returning here again. Other customer returned food as found mould in it. Sat by the window and must say the smell coming in, not sure if from the kitchen or toilet put me off my food. Just to top it off when...More

Thank mannygl73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neither of us are vegan or indeed vegetarian but we never visit Brighton without visiting Iydea. The food is always fabulous. We have noticed the portion sizes are getting smaller which is a shame.

1  Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table for 7 on a very busy Sunday morning. I'd never been to this type of restaurant before but would certainly go back. The breakfast menu had some really interesting options on it. Would highly recommend the Eggs a...More

1  Thank Annette W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late Saturday brunch and were blown away by the size of the portions. The big breakfast is ginormous, and all cooked in house. Thoroughly recommended for soaking up the night before and providing fuel for the day ahead. Really friendly...More

1  Thank Sam I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've reviewed Iydea before, but it's been a while so I thought I'd let you know how delicious their vegan cake is. The cafe gets pretty busy, but there is the option to take your cake away. Either way, I 100% recommend this lovely little...More

1  Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in a hotel and skipped their boring cereal and yoghurt breakfast for Iydea. Make sure you do the same! Really fair prices for delicious and fresh vegetarian fare. Lots of fresh juices and teas... clean and friendly staff. Can't go wrong! :)

1  Thank Meera D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

My only complaint for this restaurant was that it was so busy we found it hard to choose quick enough....but that is just a sign of what a great place it is....loads of choice for vegans ....lots of gluten free stuff and great value.....and REALLY...More

Thank traceywildatart
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Always good, plenty of Vegan options, great really friendly staff, and very good value for money. Just wish it was all Vegan, but everything is clearly marked Vegan and there is always a large selection of healthy nutritious tasty food on offer.

1  Thank Vegan1976
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely freshly cooked food, good choice. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Second time we've been when visiting Brighton, looking forward to next time!

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Stopped by a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Food is very tasty and great value. Very fresh and very delicious vegan dishes, a must try when in the Lanes

Thank JohnCaz7
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Questions & Answers
8 January 2017|
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Response from VeggieLesley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - same answer, you need to ask the restaurant directly. Again I have never seen any 'reserved' tables when I was there.
22 November 2016|
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Response from skewif | Property representative |
Hi, iydea is small and can get rather busy / quite noisy from midday. You are welcome to to try, may I recommend you get a seat at the back as they are quieter. Seb
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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