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Food for Friends

The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed today

The lady at the next table had ordered the Portobello mushroom and it looked so delicious that I ordered it too. Marvellous! I could have eaten it every day for a week! But for me the high point was the hot pear juice - made...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent culinary experience. Perfect, friendly services, and an innovative vegetarian cuisine (including vegan options). Dishes served like pieces of art. Really enjoyable place to dine.

Thank Trollokater
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a lovely vegetarian meal here. Food was lovely quality, just a shame that I had no room for dessert! - but they looked yum.

Thank Family_Mou
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Food for Friends regularly and never had a problem before. We went for a family lunch last week and the new menu looked really interesting, but sadly two of the new dishes were very poorly executed. I had a really dull...More

1  Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my go-to place for a fabulous veggie meal if I visit Brighton. Lovely ambience, service and food. The Portobello Mushroom is particularly tasty.

Thank LondonMissprint
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you LondonMissprint - honoured that you've made us your choice of destination when you visit Brighton! Hope to see you for many more meals into the future. FFFx

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had lunch with an old uni friend from 30 years ago. As students we would often go to FFF. We loved it then but we loved it even more this time. Very sophisticated without being stuffy. We felt so well looked after and although...More

Thank houseworks31
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ah thanks houseworks31 - always a pleasure to hear from such long-term fans! Yep, there have been a few changes around the place for sure, but our core concept of innovative vegetarian food has never been lost! Looking forward to seeing you for lunch again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here last night and the food is kind of fake gormet nowadays, used to be great and have some wow factor, last night it was literally a few vegetables plonked on a plate trying to be artistic but if the food doesn’t taste...More

1  Thank Young M
FFFx, General Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Young M I am sorry to hear that your experience at Food for Friends was not up to the previous high standards. We aim to try and source the best quality produce for our customers and this is reflected in our prices. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Brighton for a few days for my birthday and did a search for restaurants that we could visit before we arrived. After reading other reviews and looking at the website, we booked a table and are so glad we did. What a...More

Thank Jane V
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Jane - truly an honour that you celebrated your birthday with us, and we're also really glad you had such a great time whilst you were here. Thank you for your feedback about dish sizes - always appreciate any critiques, comments and feedback....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a vegetarian but I think the food served in this restaurant is wonderful - very innovative and very very tasty and looks beautiful - had a fabulous lunch here - I was taken by my daughter .More

Thank Linda H
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Linda, thank you so much for the kind words. We are proud to showcase the incredible food and flavours that can be created with a plant-led approach to dining, so 5 stars always means a lot to us, but especially from a non-veggie! Hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today at Food for Friends from their Festive Set menu - the soup, Mushroom Mille Feuille and Chocolate desert are highly recommended!More

Thank Richardm1977
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Richard - thanks so much for the kind words, and truly glad you enjoyed the Festive menu - we don't think there's a better way to get into the festive spirit, even if we are a little biased! Hope to see you for many...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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