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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 7 May 2017 via mobile

Oh god, the food here is so good. If I worked in the lanes I would spend a fortune eating here every day because they rotate the food on offer so often. I'm not veggie but love it when the tastiest food turns out to...More

2  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Excellent food for vegan and colieac. Two meat eaters in party but didn't miss meat at all. Friendly staff and great value.

1  Thank Rebeccatowle
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have eaten here a number of times and tried something different each time and it's all good. The portions are generous, tasty and interesting.

1  Thank SueRands1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Situated in the Northern Laine area of Brighton, Iydea is a great place for a vegetarian lunch. It can get very busy but if you wait around for a short time then a table becomes free. Alternatively you can take the delicious food away.

1  Thank Lis F
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I recently visited this cafe and had a veggie breakfast muffin. It was nice and the service was good, but a little dissapointing. However the staff are very accommodating, making a vanilla milkshake for my four year old son who was very demanding, isn't something...More

1  Thank AllieB00
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Seriously amazing wedges so definitely recommend them to anyone! Also had a lovely smoothie. Very overpriced but I guess that's Brighton food... Perfect for vegetarians. It does what it says on the tin!

Thank Tilda V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It can get a little busy. I went for lunch and was happy with my selection. I figure the available choices vary from day to day depending on what is cooked. All vegetarian selection. I thought the sit-down price was a little expensive, but I...More

Thank SamitoTobrman
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I go here a lot for lunch. The food overall is good. Sometimes the salads can be hit and miss but I suppose it's what you prefer. The one itch I have though is that in a lot of the salads they love to put...More

Thank realenglishnic
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A must-go in Brighton. The food is fresh and very well spiced. The freshly made drinks are delicious, too. Even though I am normally not a vegetarian I always find something tasty. The staff is friendly and willing to help. Only the limited space inside...More

2  Thank Hystoryker
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, poor service (waited 10min for two drinks!) and charged and served wrong items. Laughable really!

1  Thank esutton2015
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Questions & Answers
7 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.
21 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
US$7 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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