Food for Friends
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.
Exceptional food & service, and the best espresso martini I’ve ever had! We will definitely be returning!
We all had such a lovely evening. We were looked after well and food was absolutely amazing!!
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!
Brilliant restaurant with delicious vegetarian food and great service
Always a delicious meal of innovative and tasty food. So much choice made harder because you know it will all be amazing! Great service as well. Best place to eat in Brighton vegetarian or not!
There had been a mistake over the booking (my fault) but the manager was very nice about it and found us a table. Food was excellent, service too. Always a pleasure to eat here.
Delicious food, beautifully presented, professional, friendly staff and overall lovely ambience. Highly recommended
Absolutely fantastic restaurant! A small but varied menu, superb quality and friendly staff. One of the best vegan/veggie restaurants I have ever visited
Absolutely fabulous experience dining at Ford for Friends, and will definitely return next time we’re in Brighton. Such friendly staff, and the food was utterly delicious.
Everything about this restaurant looks good, the décor, the reviews, the appearance both outside and inside and the menu, yet it failed to deliver on its promise and I would not go back.
Specifically, we did not feel welcomed and looked after, sure the staff are polite and the service is reasonable but it was only really when we went to a different restaurant the next day that we knew Food for Friends lacks the warmth and welcome any decent restaurant gives. We were served, but not treated as welcome guests.
On the menu was a very delicious sounding veggie burger, so I ordered that. The menu said it came with fries, now fries are OK but I much prefer chips. Seeing that chips were served with other things I asked for chips instead of fries. At first the waiter told me they don't do chips. Well, as I had already seen chips on the menu I pointed out that clearly they do do chips. I was then told that while the do chips they don't swap things on the menu. I accepted the burger with fries, nothing wrong with the burger but would have been better with chips. Later we took this up with, we assumed, the owner, he said they don't swap things on the menu. He didn't seem that interested beyond that. We have both eaten in a lot of restaurants and occasionally ask for thing not on the menu or asked for changes to the menus; such requests are universally met with "of course sir" and don't seem to cause a problem.
The lack of willingness to make one simple change to what is on the menu seems to directly reflect on us not feeling like welcome guests.
There are plenty of other restaurants that make their customers feel a lot more welcome and who are only too pleased to make changes on request. We will continue to visit those restaurants, but not this one.
A wonderful meal for my partner's birthday. Great food and service with a surprise birthday chocolate at the end of the evening. Can't wait to again
This restaurant never lets me down. Great food and service and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Thank you
Lovely choice for a vegan brunch, they know for sure how to explore vegan flavours and spices. We will be coming back for the garlic mushroom toast.
Original vegetarian and vegan dishes with consistent attention to detail.
Amazing service and food! We couldn’t recommend more. It was my partner’s birthday and they came out with a little happy birthday treat which was such a thoughtful surprise. Service was excellent. The menu was creative and so tasty. Very happy!
I’m not a vegetarian but we decided to take my daughter, who is, there so she had more choice than she would normally get. I had an excellent fig and blue cheese salad followed by a risotto both of which were excellent. We had the tofu bites as a small bites, not they are not for me but the others enjoyed them.
This is a lovely restaurant with amazing, flavoursome food. All of the staff were really friendly and helpful, which made the atmosphere really calm and relaxed.
Outstanding restaurant xx
Amazing vegan and veggie food - must visit if you’re in Brighton!
food was lovely but the noodle salad was very salty. Staff checked throughly about allergies and were really good with checking what was and wasn’t ok for us to eat.
The food was delicious and the staff at the Goldilocks level of attentive.
Just beautiful! We had the loveliest meal, the atmosphere was great. Staff were brilliant! The food and cocktails were beautiful! They even brought over a surprise birthday dessert for my partner and we had a happy birthday sing a long for her. We will definitely be back!
Excellent lunch at Food 4 Friends!
Delicious risotto, so full of flavour and with kale crisps that gave it a good combination of textures. Wide selection of gluten free options too.
Great service, lovely table window, and excellent food made for a lovely birthday treat.
And also felt very Covid safe throughout meal. Highly recommended.
The food is really, really very good! I've eaten in a few vegetarian restaurants during the past couple of weeks and I'd say that 'Food for Friends' was easily the best.
Amazing service from being greeted by every member of staff we saw on arriving to great service all night. Topped by incredible tasty delicious food! Couldn’t fault a thing. Perfect 👌🏻
The food was excellent and the staff were great. I mentioned on my booking form that it was my boyfriend's birthday and then brought out a special dessert for him, without asking for it. They really went the extra mile to ensure that we had a great experience. Would definitely go back again to try the other dishes on the menu!
if you're a vegetarian food skeptic, try this place. THe veg wellington tasted so rich and meaty.
We were very excited to come for our veggie breakfast. When arrived on the door we were met with a lady who not only didn’t welcome us but made us feel very unimportant. We were only asked for a Name. Then she stated 3 guests at 9:30? To which I said no, it’s 4 and 2 high chairs. She had not been accommodating at that time too as she had asked if we just forgot to mention... I’m sure that we had actually asked for high chairs in our reservation. And it was booked for 4 guests indeed. Our waitress had a lovely soft spoken manner about her and was very attentive. Coffees were lovely. Food was worth waiting for however... pancakes for our girls came with uncooked dough in the centre and we had to send them back. There has been a misleading mistake or misprint on shakshuka where a sliced avocado was a part of the dish but the plate came without! My friend felt a bit silly as she ordered it because of the avocado. It was supplied later. But not without letting us know that we are wrong as the dish comes without it. The birthday plate was delivered later and it was a wonderful surprise for us and left us feel a bit better than the way it started. We are hoping for a better experience next time
very nice food and good atmosphere
a lovely selection of vegaterian foods
Gorgeous place, gorgeous food
Food was delicious. Cocktails were second to none. Staff were friendly. Great overall vibe. Can't wait to come back.
Very lovely atmosphere, well looked after by all the staff and delicious food- was very hard to decide what to choose off the menu there was lots of good options so will have to return, thank you.
Delicious food, superb service and it was a lovely touch when they presented my daughter with a birthday dessert. Highly recommended!
Great food as always, lovely little birthday sweet treat for my guest at the end of the meal.
The food was amazing! We came down from London for the day to go shopping and would consider coming back down specifically to eat here again. The tofu and cauliflower small plates were incredible. Staff were also really friendly and provided an array of bread/dips/olives on the house which was really thoughtful. To top it off, really good value for money. Would thoroughly recommend! :)
Really pleasant experience - lovely food and lovely service
Lovely lunch, great cocktails and service and food was delicious,
Lovely food and amazing hospitality! Went above and beyond to make our birthday meal special! Will be back next time we’re in Brighton! Many thanks
Excellent food and lovely service - we felt relaxed staying for 2 hours having a leisurely lunch.
Lovely - not being a vegetarian the food was surprisingly delicious - would highly recommend
Food for Friends is rated 4.6 stars by 3128 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.