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Food for Friends

4.5
2186 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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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 2186 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very bland. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and ended up waited an hour and a half for our mains. We had finished the wine before we got our mains the whole experience was disappointing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely staff. Delicious food. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Visited for lunch whilst on holiday, decided to have a light bite each whilst my daughter had off the children’s menu, I had the tofu Inari wraps, these were very nice however the sauce was quite spicy and did overpower the flavour of the dish a bit, my (omni) brother had the tofu gravalax, I’m not sure why as he doesn’t even like tofu and he says he didn’t really enjoy the meal (but did enjoy what he had of mine and the toddlers!). My 2 year old is a huge pasta lover and once she finally stopped jumping around decided on the linguine which she had with vegetarian bolognese, if was very tasty. She enjoyed it although picked out all the”meat” and fed it to mummy. It was so good I wish it was on the main adult menu so I could order it. Price is on the higher end but not I reasonable. Staff are all super friendly and accommodating even when a hyperactive toddler comes in and starts handing you bits of paper whilst eying up your laptop and telling you all about slides. Would visit again whilst in area.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

High expectations, disappointed in the end. Great ale (blonde and dark old man) great olives; but these were not from the kitchen. We had the burger and aubergine ravioli. Burger was mediocre; fries were nice; but ravioli was a disaster drenched in tomato sauce dominating the dish. Not really a place I would recommend if you love authentic, good quality food.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive and lovely. Went there for my birthday dinner, and really enjoyed the vibe of the place as well.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I had an excellent starter but found the main course to be over salted. I found the choice of food confusing....so many ingredients that I had never heard of before! Personally, I would prefer a simpler menu.....or, at least, some more straightforward options included so that there is a choice of both basic and 'fancy'. The service was excellent, however, and the waitress friendly and helpful without being patronising. The bench seats were quite uncomfortable with no lumbar support and the meals were fairly expensive. I did not enjoy the dining experience as much as I had hoped to, sadly.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

In the 1980s, I knew Food for Friends as a stodgy veggie canteen for students; the transformation into today's FFF couldn't be more surprising.
It's actually become my favourite restaurant anywhere.
The food is delicious and innovative without being pretentious and I openly admit I go there to pinch ideas. Even my French, omnivorous partner was stunned as treat after treat arrived.
(The only thing French partner could find to criticise was huge picture windows which give onto the street; he said the place wouldn't last 5 minutes in the event of a zombie attack).
The place was packed, the waiters charming - precautions against the undead aside, Food for Friends is just perfect. We can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

We had absolutely fantastic afternoon. Food was amazing, cocktails awesome, service more than friendly and pleasant and I got a birthday treat in the end! Would recommend to everyone. Thank you food for Friends x

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Delicious vegan food and attentive but not intrusive service. Wish it was nearer to where we live so we could go more often.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

FFF is an excellent venue in the heart of Brighton catering for vegetarians, but the food is so good that even the meat lovers out there will have a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Absolutely loved this place, especially as a gluten-free vegetarian - wish I had somewhere similar near me!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Whenever I visit Brighton I book Food for Friends and have never been let down. The sharing platter was spectacular! The scotch eggs were amazing! My wife has now decided that the Mozart chocolate cocktail is officially her favourite ever drink! I love this place!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

The food and service here is always fantastic. Exclusively delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Food was very good, had the mixed platter as a starter for 4 which was excellent

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Weekend in Brighton again and back at FF having enjoyed Dinner there before. New menu and lovely options. the croquettes and tempura aubergines were delicious starters and the vegi burger lovely. Great friendly service as well and a pleasure to enjoy our night out there. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

We always eat at FFF when we visit Brighton and although the food was amazing the service this time was really poor. 45 minutes and we were brought our starter then another 40 minutes for our platter. The person waiting eventually told us the chef was unhappy wit the quality which is what caused the delay, which we understand but then forgot our sides. We have up in the end and left paying about without a pudding or tip which we never do.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Lovely food, great choice. Really welcoming staff. Will be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Excellent service. Great choice and variety on the menu. Beautiful flavour combinations. Sitting in a booth meant we lost the overall ambience of the restaurant. Have been before and will definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Lovely meal for a friends birthday. Great service and excellent wine.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Excellent food as always, never lets us down. Brilliant sunday roast.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

The staff were friendly and warm and the food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Came here in the autumn and had a delicious meal. But very disappointing second time around. What’s happened? New chef? Over-stretching themselves? Started with a table mix up. The sharing platter was fine but then - after a whole hour’s wait - the main courses were either boring (burger and sweet potato salad) or virtually inedible (open ravioli which was a huge pile of aubergine with a dark, grainy sauce dumped on top). Puddings unremarkable and we felt rushed out by then because our main had taken so long to arrive. What a shame. Won’t be back

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Another wonderful meal at FFF. Took some relatives who are vegan who thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Slight hiccup with our mains coming out a little late but was quickly rectified and gave us free puddings all round-can't say fairer than that. Didn't affect what was a lovely meal and evening with wonderful staff. Will be back again very soon.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Consistently Gorgeous....
The food is so tasty and varied, the staff are amazing and ambience spot on.

I am a meat eater ( my partner is veggie) and it’s our favourite in Brighton, for all the reasons above. Maddy, Rob and all the staff are great and menu superb ...
Thank you ❤️... love Donna & Steve xx

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2.0Dined on 19 March 2018

dont go unless you are a herbivore its ridiculous i need 50 characters to say rhis

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

I have been to Food for Friends a few times over the years and am sad to say I don’t think it’s as good as it used to be. I think the menu would benefit from including more options, rather than having been narrowed down to just 6. I had the ravioli and it was lukewarm rather than hot. The starters will always be the highlight but I think some re-focus on the mains wouldn’t go amiss. In the past I have remembered the vibe as very friendly and welcoming but our waiter wasn’t overally friendly, so this was a shame too. To be honest I wouldn’t jump to go back again any time soon.

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Friendly staff, great cocktails, superb veggie and vegan food. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Fabulous food, the meat-eater didn’t even miss the meat. Delicious open ravioli, and the veggie wellington was out of this world. Accompanying roast potatoes were also very tasty. We didn’t have dessert as we were full, but they brought a ‘Happy Birthday Plate’ for my friend, with homemade chocolate truffles for us to share. Service was friendly and the whole atmosphere vibrant. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Delicious food, excellent service and even brought out a lovely birthday dessert for my mum.

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2.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Menu changed significantly and the dishes were no where near as good as the many meals we've had at FFF in the past. We were really disappointed by what was on offer and won't be going back again unless the menu improves. We were so disappointed we didn't bother to stay for dessert. We have been to Food For Friends on many many occasions and been extremely happy with our experience. It's really sad that this is no longer the case.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The service from all staff I interacted with was amazing. The food was delicious, and presented quickly. The cocktails and general drinks were brilliant. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a date spot or a place to catch up with friends!

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Always amazing, never disappoints! I work just along from the restaurant & often meet friends here after work. It’s a real treat and an absolute delight.

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4.0Dined on 12 March 2018

My daughter and I had a lovely evening (belated Mother's day celebration) with great, attentive service and delicious food. Would definitely come back again- only complaint was we didn't have window seats so we could people watch!!!!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

It's been a long time since we last had lunch here, but we weren't disappointed. The food is well presented and really tasty. The menu is really varied and the portion sizes are large. We had a lovely meal and I would recommend this restaurant to others

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

This was my first time dining at FFF... The staff were extremely friendly and polite. The food was incredible. I had the roast dinner and would happily recommend FFF. Thank you

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

I booked a late table for myself and boyfriend, as we staying in the local area, celebrating our anniversary. The ambience was lovely and the service attentive. However, the menu is limited and not that impressive, considering we ate out at local pub in Ditchling for lunch (Sussex village) and their vegetarian options were also limited, we far more enjoyed the dishes served there. This was a surprise as Food for Friends has been serving vegetarian food for over 25 years.... the wine was good, but very overpriced. Overall our expectations fell a little flat.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

This was s wedding present and almost a year after we got round to using our vouchers. We followed our friends recommendations to try out different dishes between us and they were all yummy, particularly the wraps and croquettes, would definitely come again. Good atmosphere and great service

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Lovely food. Friendly and polite staff. Creative vegan menu.

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The food was excellent and as a vegan the options were great however the service was unacceptable. We arrived at 7.45, had a main and dessert and weren’t served our dessert until 11pm. We waited a long time for each course and when we challenged the waiting staff and manager about this they offered no explanation and no compensation. A shame because the food is very good.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Had such a lovely evening meal, the staff were lovely- very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, couldn’t have asked for a better evening

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