Food for Friends

4.6
3165 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 3165 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Plants dripping on us and very steamy with all windows steamed up so that could be improved but the staff were fantastic and we had a great meal.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab friendly service. Food was tasty. Will definitely come back when we’re able to

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Food for Friends. Attentive and friendly service, beautiful venue, delicious food and wine. Can’t wait to return after lock down!

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IsabelleF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! The food was excellent, and very well presented. The service was excellent and very friendly. And I really enjoyed the atmosphere . The music was not very loud, we could speak to each other easily and I loved the big windows and the lovely plants. They deserve 5 stars.

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AminE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Will be coming back again when it re-opens. Very creative with flavours. One of my faves in Brighton.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. This place is always great and we live going here!

Fully recommend!

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clarem
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The roast was great. The buns were great. The macaroni cheese was awful (children and aadults versions).

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PhoebeM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I will definitely be back! I booked this for a friend’s birthday and they were so kind to bring out a free dessert with candles and sang happy birthday. The food was great and the service was faultless, thank you!

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SamG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The person waiting on us was very lovely and the food was delicious. We had planned to spend a lot on this special occassion but it was less than we thought. It was a great experience.

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Lucie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, the staff were very friendly and attentive. We always come back when we’re in Brighton as it is always consistently good!

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Claire
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Food for Friends. We chose the restaurant based on the recommendation of several friends ad were not disappointed. The meal, drinks and service were all was fantastic and we look forward to the opportunity to go back in the future.

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Gilly
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch on Saturday!
Great food and excellent staff. Will definitely return!

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MimiB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service lovely environment. Always enjoy Food For Friends for a special meal out.

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RemkoR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the service was fantastic.

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vipJennieB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and fab food! So accommodating and moved us to a new table when we felt too close to other diners

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NickK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasure to visit. Great food. Favourite place in Brighton.

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RichardW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest restaurant i can remember eating at. Something a little different and a bit more upmarket than we'd normally go for but we were made to feel so welcome, service was fantastic, atmosphere relaxed and the food was incredible.

We were treated to complimentary brownies as a happy birthday treat for my girlfriend's 30th - another lovely touch.

Would 100% recommend and hope to return sooner rather than later!

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VilmaD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always travel from Aberdeen to Brighton if we are holidaying in the UK and always try to get a table at Food for Friends. We love the food there, I enjoy the vegan choices and my husband who is a committed Carnivore loves the food as well. We always have a relaxing enjoyable time with great friendly service and delicious food.

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SherieO
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good choices, nicely presented and good vegan choices.

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DanJD
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Brighton we make sure to go to Food For Friends. Pretty much the best restaurant I could ever recommend!

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was my first time at Food for Friends, having had it recommended by someone to me. I went there for a work social (very small - just three of us). Booking was easy and I felt safe and respected when we arrived.

The choice of food was lovely and service was swift and efficient, attentive but not too bothersome.

Overall a nice place to go.

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EmilyM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to food for friends for a birthday dinner with my partner. It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. We were greeted by the manager who was really friendly and quickly shown to our table. Service was very fast and we were able to order the food without having to wait. There was so many delicious things on the menu but we went for the burger, noodle salad and cauliflower bites. They were incredibly tasty and filling - I have never been so full! The waiter Emily was very attentive and made sure we were very well looked after. As it was my birthday they even gave us some chocolate truffles on the house which was a lovely touch and really made my birthday feel extra special. I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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SaraS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, staff and service.
My 11 year old described his Macaroni Cheese as ‘faultless’.

Everything was fabulous!

Food for Friends never fails to tantalise your taste buds!!

We look forward to returning when we’re allowed!!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veggie food I have had in a long time
Best corn ever!

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice vegetarian food, great cocktails. Buzzy lunchtime crowd.

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AliS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, fresh, innovative vegetarian food in a lovely environment. Our main courses got forgotten but when we raised the issue, it was rectified immediately with complimentary drinks and the food arriving quickly.
I'll definitely be back.

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Dunx
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly delicious food

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Michelle61
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your a meat eater I dare you to try the wonderful food at this restaurant!
You may be converted, the dishes are truly delicious!
Great atmosphere and the staff are wonderful

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Lots advice given on which dishes to order, good combinations and quantity recommendations. Very delicious and generous portions. Even let us take a box of left-overs home.

It was my daughter's birthday and they gave her a complimentary platter with truffles with a birthday message written in chocolate too.

Highly recommended

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TimA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambience and location.
Highly recommended. We both enjoyed everything. Lovely place and very well run.

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RobertY
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience at Food for Friends. All the other reviews will tell you the food is lovely & indeed we were not disappointed. However, we had an issue of our making that we needed the help of the restaurant with & I've got to say they dealt with our situation with the utmost grace & professionalism. You can go to Food with Friends knowing that both the food and the service will be exceptional.

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EmmaC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food. Lots of it so go feeling hungry. Excellent service

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Great choice of vegan options and very well cooked food

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heather
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty food but over priced for veggie food especially as the ingredients were standard ingredients.
Staff are sweet but not properly trained - lots of simple service errors.
Great cocktails but so slow!! We had finished our starters before the drinks were ready!

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nishahaq
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experiencing a fully vegetarian / vegan menu and it was delicious. Shared 6-8 small/large dishes between 4 of us and it was a delight trying a platter of exciting flavours & dishes. The ambiance, service & cocktails were great. Highly recommend a visit especially to try something different!

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Lola
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service and even surprise chocolate truffles for me birthday!

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BenS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - kid friendly too

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food & service, and the best espresso martini I’ve ever had! We will definitely be returning!

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had such a lovely evening. We were looked after well and food was absolutely amazing!!

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CarolyneF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am vegetarian and I have visited before, but this time, a year and a half later, the food, service, and general experience were OUTSTANDING!
The food! the cocktails and our host! even in a pandemic that has depressed us all no end. THANK YOU!

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.6 stars by 3165 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.