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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • 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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11 - 20 of 617 reviews

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
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! This place was completely packed but there is a reason why. It had been recommended to me by someone who had previously lived in Brighton, so I decided to seek it out on a weekend visit. Because the place was so full we decided...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here as a couple in July 2017. We love this restaurant! I love the concept, the food is fabulous and the staff are great. It's a full on veggie affair and even though I'm not a vegetarian there's plenty of tasty choices. You...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I visited recently to get their take away salad deal. The two staff members who served us both had an attitude. The woman who served me rolled her eyes at me and was quite rude. They acted like serving us was an inconvenience. The takeaway...More

2  Thank EssexWalker
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I am not a British. I visited Brighton 5 times since June 2016 to visit my wife living there with my wife. My daughter has been a vegan since 2013, sometimes, to accommodate her, I frequented vegan or vegetarian restaurants to have meals with her....More

3  Thank Chinkara69
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had booked a table for 12 at Rootcandi, Iydea's sister restaurant, only to find out the day before that it had closed without letting us know! Naturally it was impossible to find another table for 12 at a veggie restaurant in Brighton at such...More

2  Thank RuofanConnie
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

What a great place for relaxed vegetarian food. Every dish we tried was packed full of flavour. Food was turning over constantly, as were the customers. Excellent food all round for anyone.

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I really loved the food at this place. It was all so flavoursome! Great value, would love to go back to try some of the other dishes.

2  Thank Louise181285
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
9:30 am - 5:30 am
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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