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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, International, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Ideal when hungry and need food immediately as you point to stuff they have ready and get it on a plate with extra toppings, etc. Always very tasty.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Visited here September 2015. I'm not a veggie, but I will happily eat veggie foods! I chose the Lasagna and veg which was really something special. Very tasty. Drinks are quite expensive unfortunately. I would give a higher rating but the seating issue needs to...More

2  Thank Jameh20
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Been lots in past and it's always been good. Went in today and was disappointed by sticky floors and general lack of clean. But what really pissed me off was staff calling me sweetie and my love. Don't patronise the customers!!!!

Thank Sheen W
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I've had breakfast twice here and both times it was light, fresh and served with lots of smiles. Good value for money too. Just wonder what it will be like in the winter as it was a tad chilly on an autumn morning.

Thank 1965maria
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited for lunch on a Thursday with our baby. The food was very tasty, the portions generous and the offer interesting and varied, for both food and drink. My partner said it was the best vegetarian meal he'd ever had. The...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I called in this cafe while taking a walk around town as I have been wanting to try to eat more vegetarian food as part of my health drive. There are a range of tables and counter stools as well as take away options. The...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I went for the first time with my young granddaughter on my son's recommendation and what a treat it was. Lovely choice of food and even my 28 month granddaughter ate all the food on her plate. Tasty, wholesome healthy food. Highly recommended. I should...More

Thank ABarrett_12
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

I used to be a regular in this restaurant because it served unusual and great vegetarian food at a reasonable price. Then I went in there one day just for a couple of coffees with a friend. Admittedly, it was at lunchtime and people were...More

1  Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Wondering the Lanes there are plenty eateries and generic chains but somehow I picked this one by sheer luck. Delicious choice of mains, with two sides for 9 ponds which is a bargain for fresh and imaginative vegetarian food. Had a pine nut, blue cheese...More

Thank 51danielled57
Reviewed 11 September 2015

There is such a good choice of mains, sides and toppings you just have to go in and discover for yourself. The main was warm also & accompanied by salads & toppings; really great tastes and served by passionate, enthusiastic staff. Will return! My wife...More

Thank Mark R
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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$8 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
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
  • E-mail
iydea is a small and very busy express vegetarian / vegan 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). They also do a large selection of drinks including all freshly made smoothies, juices and local roasted coffee. iydea can get very busy at peak times so best to avoid these if you want a little more space and comfort.
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