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About Food for Friends

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.

17 - 18 Prince Albert Street
The Lanes
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HF
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 10:30PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01273 202310

Website:
http://www.foodforfriends.com/

Entertainment:


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.

Parking Details:
Lanes Car Park within 50m
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000706

Executive Chef:
Tomas Kowalski

Private Party Facilities:
Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Take a look at our new recipe iBook - http://www.foodforfriends.com/ibook/

Food for Friends Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (210)
Vegan (149)
Healthy (140)
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Good for a Date (129)
Fit for Foodies (125)
Creative Cuisine (123)
Special Occasions (113)
Lunch (102)
Romance (85)
Gluten Free Options (83)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Cosy (70)
Quiet Conversation (64)
Local Ingredients (59)
Worth the Drive (59)
Authentic (59)
Organic (58)
Casual (54)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Comfort Food (40)
Fun (39)
Neighbourhood Gem (39)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
People Watching (37)
Seasonal (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Group Bookings (26)
Brunch (24)
Business Meals (23)
Tasting Menu (19)
Hot Spot (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Quick Bite (14)
Child Friendly (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Spicy (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Outdoor Eating (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Outstanding Value (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Scenic View (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great Beer (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Isle of Man)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional food, great atmosphere.
Front of house make you feel welcome and valued as soon as you arrive.
Food is amazing, none of our party are vegan or vegetarian but the food is out of this world. In fact the new diners in our party, actually said they didn’t even miss the meat in the Sunday roast 😂 my Only regret ... as a Coeliac I was unable to have the ‘roast’ maybe there could be a GF option introduced to the menu.
Compliments to the Chef
Definitely worth seeking out this little diamond!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Organic, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Healthy, Authentic, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Another great meal and excellent service. Really enjoyed the aubergine starter and the hummus nibble with basil bread. Creative vegetarian food, something different to the norm. As a non vegetarian I love eating here as it is often a new taste experience. The service was exceptional with the waiter being attentive and noticing we had humus left and brought us more bread to finish. I would recommend and hope to return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

Excellent food... Beautifully presented.. Nice ambience.. Was a little cold in the restaurant to start but the waitress v quickly organised to put the radiator on and we warmed up! Celeriac soup was fantastic and dessert was A M A Z I N G!! Best parfait ever! Went with my sister who is very tricky when ordering but the waitress dealt with her amazingly well.. Would definitely recommend to vegetarians.. Quite expensive but well worth it to feel so healthy after a 3 course dinner...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Always great food and service we try to visit whenever possible, would recommend.
Very close to the lanes so ideal for shopping and eating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

The place is amazing. Great food, perfect service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Excellent food . Good wine, good service, all in all a very pleasant experience

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Food for friends was a great venue for an early evening meal with cocktails after a busy day in Brighton.
Friendly and efficient service of great food - what's not to like?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Excellent all round, food was fabulous, great service too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

The food here was delicious and amazing, we really enjoyed our visit for dinner. The staff was very kind and our waitress was super friendly.
We recommend the halloumi burgers, the clementine sorbet and our other food was also delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Organic, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Loved the food, taste, health reasons, atmosphere, service, flavours, a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Organic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Vegan, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Superb Sunday roast, especially liked the 'gravy'. Absolutely divine.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

As it says on the door: food for friends. Good food, always, to enjoy together! A firm favourite when in Brighton.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

A special Birthday treat for my vegetarian friend warranted a special vegetarian restaurant. I think I found it .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 18 October 2017

I booked food for friends through open table for a visit myself and my wife were making to Brighton. Neither of us have tried a vegetarian restaurant before and I can say we were delighted with the service, ambience and quality of the food it was beautifully cooked well presented and extremely tasty and satisfying. We would certainly eat at Food for Friends if we visit Brighton again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan
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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2017

As ever, fabulous food and wonderful staff. A vegan delight

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Not our first visit ! We live in Manchester and visit Brighton each year and supper at Food for Friends is a must . We are not vegetarians but do not eat much meat and love the unusual and adventurous dishes on the menu . I am intolerant of raw onion , chives and spring onion and informed the restaurant of this when I booked our table . I was really impressed that the staff were aware of this on our arrival and once we had chosen our food the staff suggested one or two alternatives to replace the onion etc.(ingredients that had not actually been listed in the description on the menu). The food is absolutely delicious and highly recommended !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Thanks so much for an amazing night, made our evening feel very special :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Vegan
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 8 October 2017

I am not a vegetarian and this experience was outstanding. Delicious vegetarian food and nice service.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. As a vegetarian I am always on the look out for dedicated restaurants and special dishes. Too often the only option is a cafe, which I love, but is not suitable for all occasions. It was my birthday and I was brought a beautifully presented and delicious selection of chocolates, complete with a rendition of Happy Birthday! My only regret was I could not clone myself and eat twice as much. I also highly recommend the Black Forest cocktail, a dessert in a glass.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

The best meal we have had for a very long time. Delicious with fantastic service. A must for superb vegan and vegetable food!

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

Consistently excellent in 4 visits this year I know I’ll always have a good meal year as will companions

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

We simply had an amazing time at Food For Friends in Brighton. Our waitress, named Olga, was just wonderful and made the whole experience really beautiful. She was highly personable and helpful with regard to the menu.

When they eventually realised that it was our 5th wedding anniversary they told us that they wished we'd said in the first place as they would've done something special for us. Well that's simply wonderful, it was already fantastic without this extra gesture!

I should also mention that the food is exquisite!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Organic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Fabulous tasty food and great service! We travel from Essex to come to Brighton to eat here!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Amazing service. Unexpectedly sang happy birthday and decorated my mother's dessert which was really appreciated. Alot of attention and care in our food and service. It was very high quality. Just a pity the vegan roasts run out so early. Would definitely recommend this for any family occasion. Thank you very much!

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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Last came here in 1990 it's more fine dining now. Brilliant never knew tofu could taste so good! Thoroughly recommend to all however could be a bit pricy for a group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Great staff and service, lovely environment and a menu full of creative, healthy and delicious food with a fantastic choice for all. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.....as always!!!! Thanks guys

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Always love everything about this place and being a vegetarian having so much choice is pure luxury

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

I have been to Food for Friends a number of times over the years and it is always an absolute pleasure. Delicious food, friendly service and a pleasant environment. This is one of my favourite restaurants.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

This restaurant always delivers - amazing vegetarian food and friendly staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

We had an amazing birthday. great food, great staff, amazing atmosphere. Value for money as portions are huge. highly recommend to anyone. We had one person who obsesses with meat but even he really enjoyed the visit. thank you

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

This was my first visit and I was bowled over by the delicious vegan meal I chose. It was light and vibrant and absolutely delicious. I was celebrating a special occasion with my husband and sister and we would all recommend Food for Friends to others.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

A really great place to eat for veggies and vegans, and part of the 'must do' visits for taking in the cultural experience of Brighton!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Romantic
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

Great food, excellent waitress. Couldn't fault this dining experience.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

The most scrumptious food I have had in a long time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 4 September 2017

Me and my girlfriend came here to eat after researching it. Not only was the food amazing, but the service was excellent too. The food came quickly and the vegetarian options were very creative and did not disappoint. It was expensive for us but definitely worth the money.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 29 August 2017

Food for Friends is probably the best vegetarian restaurant going! The choice of dishes and ingredients is simply mouth watering. The staff are courteous, charming and helpful. Nothing is ever a problem. The light and airy setting in Food for Friends is a huge advantage over similar restaurants and makes for a fantastic venue to thoroughly enjoy a beautifully prepared meal. All I can say is, give it a try and you will be hooked, weather you are a vegetarian or not.
Definitely the best!!

Chris

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on 28 August 2017

Wonderful. Nothing to improve. Myself and my girlfriend come
Here as the food is wonderful

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on 28 August 2017

This was the first time I had visited Food for Friends in about 20 years and I was not disappointed. As a vegetarian, it was lovely to have a choice of imaginative dishes which were tasty and flavoursome. The service was friendly and unobtrusive and the ambience was fab. The tables were not too close together and so we could chat comfortably! If we are in Brighton again we will definitely be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2017

This was the second visit to this restaurant. After a mistake the first time (but with still very tasty food...) we decided to come back during a second visit and bring family with us!

This was WELL WORTH the 2nd trip. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was great, the waitress was knowledgeable and we felt very welcome and special.

I would recommend this to any diner, not just those seeking vegetarian or vegan.

We will come again I'm sure!

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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Really inventive delicious food, great cocktails and an atmosphere befitting of the name

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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