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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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“coconut curry” (60 reviews)
“open ravioli” (55 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came as a group of 6 to celebrate Father’s Day. Choice of food is limited compared to traditional restaurants however all very tasty, we had the sharing board which was extremely filling which I then followed by the halloumi salad. The food is very tasty...More

Thank ma_t_o507
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for a birthday celebration meal and the atmosphere was great. The manager/ owner was helpful and we were looked after well by Hugo. Good window seat for people watching. The food was well presented and we had ravioli which was more filling and...More

Thank 008Steve
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal with a family group. The main courses are a reasonable price & were nice enough. Nothing earth shattering about a burger, Arancini or a few mushrooms tho. The starters & dessserts are ridiculous however. £8 For a few lumps of...More

2  Thank KGarner8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious vegetarian meal in this small restaurant. Our second or possibly third visit though we couldn’t agree which. The mushroom dish followed by the avocado and chocolate mousse was very tasty washed down with hot ginger beer. My wife had two delicious courses too. Good...More

Thank alan2303
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was my sister-in-law's birthday and to celebrate she invited the family (age range 20s to 50s) to Food for Friends. We were not all vege, but went with the flow. We all enjoyed our meals which were delivered swiftly and with a smile. Our...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday and had the roast. Was not disappointed, food was fantastic as always. Very helpful, friendly staff, great atmosphere. We will keep on returning here as we love it!

Thank Gill E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever visiting Brighton this is our restaurant of choice. I am not vegetarian although my wife is, but I and her adore the food and the ambience. Fantastic flavours, not rushed, and very good value. Really recommended.

Thank Barrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy going to this restaurant with vegetarian friends and although we are not vegetarian there is always plenty to enjoy

Thank 1RichardBrighton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed it immensely, we must have done as we have kept coming back! However, when we visited last month sadly it was a very different story. We had the tahini dips...More

3  Thank 313smiler
FoodforFriends1, Public Relations Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, Firstly, please accept our apologies for the delayed response. We are also very sorry to hear that your last experience with us was so disappointing. We do strive for consistency with all our dishes, but it would seem on this occasion, this consistency...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely evening here - a friendly welcome when we arrived; great service from a charming waiter; totally amazing food; not rushed at all, and a good price, too. We would definitely recommend it!

Thank Alison C
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Luisa P
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Response from cynogwen | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm...not really as there’s not much room in the restaurant.🙁
Ashley C
30 March 2017|
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Response from NE10PEP | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure they will
25 March 2015|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know the answer to your question. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I'm sure if you gave them a ring they would do their best to accomodate your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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