Food for Friends

4.4
2396 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 , Wine
What 2396 People Are Saying
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DQ
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious vegetarian food. Sticky toffee pudding was delightful

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DG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, and nice atmosphere.

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I
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous little vegetarian restaurant. Well located in central Brighton. Atmospheric and cosy.
Amber, our waitress was an absolute delight, helping with our menu and generally being on hand despite it being an extremely bysy evening.

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AC
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I have been coming to Food For Friends for over 15 years now and I am never disappointed. The food is of a consistently high standard and there's always something different on the menu every time I come here, as well as regulars which reappear in revised versions. Most dishes are available as a vegan option, so there is always plenty of choice. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food, vegetarian or otherwise.

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu is so small now, food is still good but not amazing like it was a few years ago.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday meal! Great atmosphere. Delicious unique food and amazing presentation. Great service, with birthday truffles on the house. Will definitely be coming back.

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WP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time at food for friends - the service was great and our waiter Manuel was amazing. He was happy to help us with anything and created a really nice, open and friendly atmosphere.

Would recommend this place to all my friends.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth the trip down from London! Could not recommend FFF enough!!!!! :) 12/10!!!
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I'd seen the Christmas menu and all the rave reviews online and decided the only Christmas dinner I'm able to eat this year (due to medical reasons) should be at Food For Friends. So we went down last Sunday to have a very early Christmas feast.

Unfortunately due to an administrative error the staff had failed to appreciate this would be the only time I would be able to eat a Christmas meal, and unfortunately the Christmas menu wasn't yet available.

I explained to the staff the details of my medical issue and that my dad had flow in specially from oversees to spend time with me so we could enjoy Christmas early and they went out of their way to make it a Christmas meal to remember. The food was divine, we had a full 3 course meal, starting with their beetroot soup, the vegan roast (with the addition of brussel sprouts to make it more christmassy) and vegan chocolate mousse and truffles to finish; all washed down with a wonderful bottle of organic prosecco!

Although there was the initial hiccup ALL of the restaurant staff made me feel like an absolute princess, we had Christmas crackers, candy canes and a Christmas card signed by all the staff :)

I'm hoping that the medical treatment works and my dad has already promised me the first solid food I'm going to have when I get better will be at Food for Friends!

Thank you all for being so amazing, you bought the true meaning of Christmas to me on the 2nd December!

love and good wishes to you all!!
Ria xxxxx

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Vegan and vegetarian Sunday roast. Highly recommended but make sure you book.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service and would recommend even if you’re not vegetarian

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CL
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good atmosphere all local products and nice service recommended, we will be back 🙂

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AB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious food I've had the pleasure of eating in absolutely ages! Fresh, packed full of flavour, well presented!

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JB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place if you’re after something tasty that’s not run of the mill

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CG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Really good atmosphere and pleasant service. Food was average overall. The mushrooms were very tasty but the halloumi burger was heavy and not as expected. However it was a cosy and enjoyable evening overall.

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AB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and lovely food . Just wish they did the sharing plateau for 2 persons as a starter .

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. I had a salad and it was delicious. I was not disappointed with my healthy choice.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended here by friends and and ate here last thing on thursday. I cannot thank them enough. Gorgeous food, really prettilly presented by super friendly and attentive staff. Definitely a must eat venue and we wil definitly go back.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very innovative vegetarian and vegan food. Plenty of options for five dining which aren't just poor imitations of meat based foods.

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PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very good evening. Each of the dishes were prepared with care.The cocktails were lovely too!

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K
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for my partners birthday, it was great, the food was AMAZING! our waitress was Brilliant and the local Sussex wine on the menu was so nice that i took a picture so I can buy it. Highly recommended and not highly priced either.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely evening. Great staff. Good is always better than expected. :-)

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l
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner
We had the sharing platter, olives,bread skinny fries and cheese cake to follow. The cheese cake wasn’t to my taste very gritty but everything else was very good. Organic Prosecco also good.

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HB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal, absolutely perfect. We ate quite late in the afternoon so very quiet in the restaurant.
Service was quick and efficient. Very enjoyable and will return.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely staff. Would highly recommend!

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sharing platter was delicious, especially the scotch egg. Would love the recipe!

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S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service, lovely lovely food, staff very helpful, my only slight complaint is the toilets weren’t very well kept.

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F
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service not great on 2 occasions - manager quite offish when complained - food fairly good but expensive for what it is.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food - I just don't know how they come up with the flavours. I love that the food is fancy but the feel of the restaurant is smart casual. Lovely, friendly staff. Great for special occasions.

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LG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and overall attention to detail. Reasonably priced for the level of quality. We had a really lovely lunch!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal
Staff helpful chatty charming
Gave good advice on what to eat
Lovely atmosphere
Food delicious

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A
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food at Sunday lunchtime with imaginative and tasty choices. Clear menu with options for vegans and those with allergies. Service was friendly and efficient perhaps even too speedy with no gap between courses to chat. Could have felt more leisurely and relaxed for Sunday lunch. Tables quite closely packed in and ours was behind delivery door so no view for people watching which is part of the fun.

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LK
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had been to the restaurant before but this time the selection of food & the actual food was disappointing.

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m
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately one dish was cold when served as were the chips 🍟 although this was dealt with extremely quickly and compensation was given re chocolates to share and a free glass of wine

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EL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Great options for vegans and nice choice on menu. However food quality wasn't great - chips were undercooked, halloumi and mushroom burger was ok, but not worth the high price. Range of ice-cream flavours was vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, so not much choice there.

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A
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely food, overall a good option, interesting menu, well presented

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AK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening and lovely food. Staff were excellent, our waitress was particularly friendly. The 'Birthday girl' on our table was made to feel special. Good to have a vegetarian menu. Although we do not live in the area we will return to this restaurant when next in Brighton.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. Lovely decor, a very good night for us.

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CM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food For Friends never disappoints! Always friendly staff and ambience but most importantly incredible food. Veggie and vegan options available and they make dietary requirements (e.g. gluten free) clear on the menu. Great for date nights and special occasions. I've taken my partner for her birthday two years in a row now and we always have a great experience.

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, but not as good as I remember. Food was good but not great, service ok but rushed for food slow for drinks. Was one of my best. Now fab but not sparkling

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CD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and helpful and friendly staff. Great for vegetarians but one of our party is a carnivore who also thoroughly enjoyed her meal. Would definitely go again.

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