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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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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The food is really good and the prices are honest. The vegetables are really tasty and the service nice too. Highly recommended

Thank lucrezia f
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice place and super kind personnel. Long opening hours and extreme good quality-price ratio. Highly recommend!

Thank Giulia G
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We have been to Iydea before, and I was really excited to go again this week. The food always looks gorgeous - plenty of choices, lots of lovely healthy salads to choose from and toppings as well. We also had some freshly made juices and...More

Thank Catkin85
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We have walked in just to see what's available, but could not leave, as it all looked so yummy. We decided to have a quick pit stop to try some of the dishes and left inspired to cook some of them at home!

2  Thank AlwaysSpeakOut
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

There are loads of good things about Ideya - not least their contribution to the local homeless people after the restaurant closes. The food is very good and the service method is novel - if not a bit rushed and over facing. As a carnivore,...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This was a return visit to this popular vegetarian restaurant. The format remains the same. They serve a range of home made vegetarian dishes (hot and cold) with a range of salads and dressings. Also a wide variety of hot and cold drinks. There is...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 5 June 2015

amazing menu, yummy food, very reasonably priced, friendly staff and lovely surroundings.... perfect! I ate there every evening i was in Brighton!

Thank stinky1982
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Ate three or four times at Iydea in Brighton, and would love it if they would open a branch closer to my home! Delicious entrees, sides and salads, great variety, generous portions, really nice people and atmosphere. We usually took our meal to the upstairs...More

Thank seattlejenwest
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Really good reasonably priced vegetarian food. Homemade lemonade was very good! If I go to Brighton again, would eat here again!

Thank elina s
Reviewed 17 May 2015

What a great vegetarian restaurant I visited for the first time with friends who had been there before. As a bacon eater was surprised how much I enjoyed the veggie options which were freshly cooked and delicious. We could see our brunch being prepared and...More

Thank Babiedoo
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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$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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