Food for Friends

4.7
3216 reviews
£25 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.
What 3216 People Are Saying
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Elizabeth
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and cocktails, as always. Lovely staff. Such a great and overall a wonderful experience!

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vipOliviaR
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff and cocktails!! Xxx

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BrookeAnneliese
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my first post lockdown lunch (and a belated birthday treat) and it didn’t disappoint! The food was lovely and the service even more so, I’ll definitely be visiting again.

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Jimmyg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. Lovely staff, very accommodating when I changed my booking. Brought a brownie for my friends birthday which was a lovely thought. Thank you.

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HelenB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely relaxes atmosphere, great vegan options!

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Claire
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food for friends is one of my favorite Brighton restaurants. I can’t wait to go back!

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AidenB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gotta say I was pleasantly surprised at just how good this place is having loved in Brighton for the best part of a few years. I started on the way out "its criminal we haven't been here".

All in all fantastic food and the service was sublime well done to the team here

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was great with the exception of the Negoni I ordered. It was not mixed enough to chill it. It was served with a slice of Orange not zest. My roast dinner was cold.

Service, starters and table was excellent.

So many places through theCovid crisis make customers feel as though they are imposing. Staff can be regimental about safety. None of the above is true for Food for Friends. Looking forward to returning in the new year

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff and, as ever, extremely good vegetarian and vegan food.

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LauraA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly homely and delicious vegetarian food. Everything i’ve ever ordered in this restaurant has been utterly delicious. Love this place and it always lives up to my expectations when celebrating special ocassions

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LennyBruceisnotafraid
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious of course but more than anything the staff were just so lovely and patient with us and so accommodating!
We had a gorgeous time!

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Roisin
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing but the food has improved a great deal recently. We had a lovely waiter and the new roasts on the menu are incredible.

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Euan
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Food was amazing and the staff were great. Would definitely recommend.

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KylaB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal of carrot blini, spiced cauliflower, feta salad and bao buns. The staff were very welcoming, especially to our quiet puppy. Lovely Xmas window decorations.

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SueM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love fff, I've been enjoying their delicious food for years. It's always lovely to be able to choose anything from a menu. Beautiful!

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SarahM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An iconic vegetarian restaurant with outstanding service - SO nice to have all vegetarian dishes as opposed to one or two, fabulous vegan options too and lovely drinks, cocktails, organic wine and soft drinks, very impressed will definitely be back- thank you!!!

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LucyO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their vegan feta is unreal!
And brought a complimentary truffle out for my birthday

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JoPerry
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food loved this restaurant. Not a vegetarian but would definitely visit here again.

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Colin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the 2 best veggie restaurants in Brighton, and probably the oldest. They celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2021.

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RachelW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious tasty food, we had starters and main, which were very generous proportions! Didn’t really need a starter but we managed as it was so delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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laurar
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff, atmosphere, food. The bbq corn ribs were incredible, the roast delicious, but the salad wasn’t great: vegetables not well roasted and served semi-warm.

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jiva
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a pleasure! we love Food for Friends for the lovely veggie food and really good for allergy stuff as well

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Mansfied105
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great setting. Feels like a real treat.

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner on Saturday night. The welcome through the door, our waiter and food was exceptional. Lovely evening - and we are not vegetarians. Would highly recommend to all diets.

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KateG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere, fabulous food and enjoyable evening - we all loved it thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!
Andy the manager creates such a welcoming and friendly experience.
We love it!

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KarenE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and price! You won’t want to miss it

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rachelm
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food, lovely atmosphere and well worth a visit

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Hannah
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience at Food For Friends! Service was excellent, really attentive and friendly. The food was exceptional, everything was beautifully presented and tasted delicious! Would absolutely recommend if you’re looking to try some adventurous, tasty, plant based food!

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal, a fantastic place and amazing service!

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Gemma
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, food out of this world and attention to detail is on point.

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DaveC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit (years apart) to Food for Friends and it did not disappoint. The tofu bao buns were amazing, the service was excellent and the place had such a positive atmosphere in these difficult times.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

So I love this place, and the food is good. But you pay for it. 7 quid for sweetcorn ribs. What is one corn in the cob dipped in bbq sauce, waiters and waitresses are wonderful, and the atmosphere is very cosy, it is a must try venue

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Trudih
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely trying eclectic flavours, if that makes sense.

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CarmelB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to this restaurant for some years but now both of my children are vegetarian it seemed a good option. I must say it was exceptional. It was a quiet evening due to the Covid restrictions so it wasn’t busy. It felt very warming and Christmassy, the decorated window looks incredible . The service and food was excellent and I had the best cocktail I’ve ever had! I have already recommended that the restaurant has several friends. It also felt very safe in terms of Covid measures and everything was very clean.

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GiseldaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the whole experience
Our main meal was delayed so we were offered a complementary drink and a discount on our bill. The food was very good.

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OllieC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Bao Buns recommend! Staff welcoming and friendly.

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Phillipjc
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food - the corn on the cobs 'ribs' you could nibble like real ribs was so inventive. Everything was really delicious and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Daggee
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff the food and the atmosphere was just right uncluttered and very attended friendly but not in your face one tip don't order to much food large lovely big potions so cheers

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.7 stars by 3216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.