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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 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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tunbridge wells
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit after a really bad experience 6 years ago. We walked in on Sunday at 12.30 and they had a free table which was unexpected. We love our meat so a bold move. Service was good and friendly. Lovely kids menu. Brilliant food and drinks menu (good choice of smoothies) - i did not know what... More 

Thank oliviaTunbridgeWells
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

visited today with 2 friends and a 3 year old, one being a vegan 3 of us not vegetarians, friendly welcome and 3 year old extremely well catered for from cushion as a booster and menu choice, starters were delicious, mushrooms, cauliflower steak and Goats Curd salad followed by Tofu kebabs, and open ravioli, all plentiful and beautifully presented,New Zealand... More 

Thank Lyn W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food but maybe a bit more worthy than fun. Tasty and mostly simple. Pleasant staff and seating.

Thank David R
FoodforFriends1, Public Relations Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this review

Hi David Oh gosh, 'worthy' is first for us. With regards to fun...perhaps we need some more fun-ghi on our menu? Although not sure we have mush-room. Leave it with us. Kind regards Kate Food for Friends More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best vegetarian food I've ever eaten. Fast and efficient service and super friendly waitress. Highly recommend

1 Thank Charlotte E
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, excellent food. Varied menu, good choices for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The best vegetarian restaurant in Brighton by a mile, and one of the best we have visited in the UK. Non-vegetarians are missing out if they don't visit here. Booking ahead strongly advised for this popular restaurant.

1 Thank Bernard E
Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for dinner on a Sunday evening to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. Booked a table for 7pm, however we were very early and asked if we could dine earlier. The staff were extremely helpful and showed us to a lovely table by the window almost immediately. Our lovely waiter Charlie explained many of the dishes which we were unfamiliar with... More 

1 Thank Jay J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here with a friend and my son - who is at Uni in Brighton. My friend and I are not vegetarians, but as my son is, we decided to eat here. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I did not miss having meat/fish as the food was so flavoursome and delicious. And, the service was excellent, too!

Thank Karen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect.The staff was very polite, the food was very tasty and the atmosphere especially cosy.

Thank Giorgos A
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was strongly recommended by the Grand Hotel. You must book it gets busy! Wow... A vegetarians dream! Extensive choice of mouthwatering and colourful dishes. Portion size spot on and Reasonably priced. Staff make this place- Ovi was knowledgable of menu and passionate about customer service and delivering to a high standard. The Atmosphere - relaxed, modern and friendly... More 

Thank Nicennormal123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Food for Friends several times a year for the last few years, I couldn't help but feel during my most recent visit last week that the quality and design of the menu has declined somewhat. The sharing platter to start with was pleasant enough, but nothing particularly remarkable, and I personally found the two raw/salad additions on the... 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
USD 20 - USD 40
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?