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Food for Friends

4.6
2141 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Food for Friends is nestled in the beautiful and historic South Lanes, just 2 minutes from the sea. The restaurant specialises in tasty, simple vegetarian dishes using fresh and local produce. The restaurant has secured a place in The Good Food Guide 2016 and also won the Brighton and Hove Foodie Awards 2012.



The restaurant caters for people with special dietary needs, there are vegan and gluten-free options for many dishes on the menu, as well as freshly baked vegan and gluten-free breads, cakes and scones every day.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 10:30PM
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Phone number
01273 202310
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tomas Kowalski
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Private Party Facilities
Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.
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Private Party Contact
Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310
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Catering
Food For Friends can bring our gourmet foods and menus to your event, large or small from an intimate dinner to a large wedding feast. We use organic produce as much as possible and all of our foods are GMO free. We can look after all your catering needs from service staff, crockery, cutlery, glasses to tables, chairs and kitchen equipment, even a cocktail bar person.
To discuss your requirements and prices please contact us.
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Parking Details
Lanes Car Park within 50m
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000706
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Entertainment


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Special Events & Promotions
Take a look at our new recipe iBook - http://www.foodforfriends.com/ibook/
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Wine
What 2141 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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WilliamS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As always, very very impressed by Food for Friends....fantastic imagination and presentation of perfect veggie dishes....took an unrepentant meat eater along who was blown away!

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AndrewM 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful experience at Food for Friends on Sunday night, from the excellent staff with attention to detail second to none to the choice of starters and mains we could not fault it. I am a vegan and i was pleasantly surprised at the choice of food for vegans, even several desserts !. Everything was cooked to perfection, we were still talking about the food days after we had our night out. My husband is a meat eater but loves vegetarian food and this did not disappoint him, he also was really impressed with the dessert , as was i. We also thought that there was plenty of choice alcohol wise, we chose a bottle of wine, beautiful quality and very good value. We would highly recommend Food for Friends to anyone, couples, group of friends, families who are looking for a top quality meal with great service and comfortable environment.

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PhilD 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I'm not a vegetarian but my partner is, but if all vegetarian restaurants served food with as much flavor as Food for Friends I could eat it all the time. Excellent staff and service. This was, without question, the best food I had during my stay in Brighton.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent, guy who served us was very entertaining and certainly made the meal extra special. The food was absolutely stunning but I’m a veggie so was perfect to me but my husband was ok about it but not sure he would go back, however I would I loved it!

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Anon (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing Sunday roast dinners!
Beautifully cooked and presented and we didn't have to wait long. Attentive service.

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hellosailor (London)
3.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

We're from out of town, London, but always drop in here on visits to Brighton. GF having a veggie month so this is a go-to for such times. Not as good as I remember (similar time last year), still a creative menu and nice food but overall experience not as enjoyable this time. Portions could definitely be a little more generous in my opinion, although GF was full enough. Lack of cheese board was lamentable, but guess they don't want to alienate the vegans.

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MattB (Brighton)
2.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Have eaten here before and had some great food. Not on this occasion. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Angus)
4.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Great food, great atmosphere and very good service. Loved it.

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Marion (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 12 February 2018

Visited a number of times when in Brighton. Never disappointed.

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ElaineB (Worcestershire)
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

Our second visit and well worth the 155 mile drive! The food is excellent. We were originally sat next to a very loud man and his family and the Rob kindly moved us to a quieter table. The food is amazing the team great. We will be returning!

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MichaelN (London)
5.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

Great food and great staff. I would highly reccomend it.

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NatashaW (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 5 February 2018

Delicious food, very attentive and gorgeous staff!

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Vccccc (Brighton)
4.0  Dined on 5 February 2018

Tasty food, nice new menu, good selection and good friendly service with nice atmosphere.

Food is a little pricey but great that they offered free main for a non veggie during Veganuary

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MattyT (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

This place is lovely. Food great. Staff great fun and very welcoming. Very warm and comfortable restaurant. Yes it's vegetarian but food so imaginative that non veggies should not rule it out. I love Food for Friends.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

My wife has recently become Vegan and I wanted to take her somewhere special for lunch, she loves Brighton so booked here.
We were impressed by the menu, but found the service extremely slow and felt very frustrated as this really let the experience down.
Upon arrival we ordered drinks, bread and crispy tofu from the “nibbles” on the menu.
The drinks arrived, bread arrived but no tofu, which would “be along shortly”. Drinks and bread finished the tofu turned up. Communication is key and it would have helped, but it did not happen. We were told as an after thought that the kitchen was sending a large table.
There were large waits between every course we had and when we ordered the desserts with the recommended drink to accompany each dish, the drinks never materialised in the 20 minutes or so between ordering and the food arriving. The desserts arrived, we waited and no drinks. We asked to cancel these as we had nearly finished our dessert.
The food was wonderful, but the service really let it down and I would look at other restaurants nearby instead which is a shame.

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Will (Brighton)
4.0  Dined on 31 January 2018

Both food and drinks were absolutly fantastic. Slightly let down by slow service and uninterested staff, but will certainly give it another try because of the brilliant flavours.

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 31 January 2018

Great Service and amazing food. My friend isn't a vegan but came with me anyway. She loved it and would come back again too

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cosh (Warwickshire)
5.0  Dined on 31 January 2018

Lovely food, lots of layers of flavour. Fairly expensive, we had a voucher which made it better value. The service was excellent throughout. The tables are a little close together.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 29 January 2018

Friendly mainstay of Brighton’s active vegetarian dining scene, attentive service and great food in a low-key setting. The cauliflower and aubergine miso were both amazing and we were sad not to have room for desert!

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Wonderful food with a lovely anniversary treat at the end. A lovely special evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
3.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

The restaurant is quirky clean and well presented. The staff were welcoming and efficient. The food I found disappointing. My son is a vegan and we look for nice places to eat with variety for him. I think the chefs are trying to hard. You promote local sourced food so let it speak for itself. My husband hardly ate any of his and the waitress commented on this he explained that the seeds were crunchy and unpleasant and she replied are you vegetarian he isn't she then said "ah having to suck it up for the vegan". "The vegans" food was bland and watery. Such a shame.

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MaddyM (London)
5.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

Lovely and relaxed meal, food very high standard and service good

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
5.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

Such a lot of wonderful flavours, haven't had such a delicious meal in ages. Husband is not vegetarian but he was amazed at how good the food was.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

An amazing place. Vegetarian food which was so tasty that my meat loving husband is almost converted. Great staff. Can't recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
4.0  Dined on 24 January 2018

Original and tasty. Good location. The place is charming and lovely. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 23 January 2018

We came for my God-daughters 21st birthday treat, and it was a treat. Her first time eating vegetarian and she loved it. I'm a meat eater too, but this is my 5th visit is the last year as the food is superb. The waiting staff are lovely, friendly and take time over you.
It was a birthday treat and they organised a little candle on her dessert which she loved. It's the attention to detail, the great staff, food and drink, that means this place is constantly busy... long may it continue.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 23 January 2018

Excellent food, good service, creative menu. Enjoyable evening all round.

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OpenTable Diner (Brighton)
4.0  Dined on 23 January 2018

I went with my girlfriend with the offer of 'introduce a meat eater and they eat free'. I was the meat eater and have never been to a meat free restaurant before although I am not a complete cannibal.

Menu was very creative and there was plenty of options that took my fancy.

I had the sweet potato / coconut curry and it was absolutely delicious. We also shared some chips and they were very nice too.

Nice atmosphere in there, service was good. For me it was fairly pricey, however with the quality of food you get and the great location I would definitely go back for a special occasion.

Curtis

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NatP (Hampshire)
2.0  Dined on 23 January 2018

I am a vegan so trying to find a nice place to meet a girlfriend for lunch can be challenging. This is the third time I have eaten at this restaurant and although the food is tasty it is always luke warm. Never hot! I'm not sure I will be returning for this reason alone.

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OpenTable Diner (Warwickshire)
5.0  Dined on 21 January 2018

Our first time at Food for friends and it won't be our last. Vibrant, fun place to eat with attentive staff and a really creative vegetarian menu. We're planning our next visit.

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