Food for Friends

4.6
3361 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.
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Sarah
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As a carnivore I wondered how I'd get on here but with the excellent waitress' help I chose chickpea tagine followed by the sponge pudding. Her recommendation of a turmeric latte with oat milk was spot on and I'd go back just for that!
Certainly give this a go.

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AmeliaH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Been back to this place for years now and this time it was disappointing.
Very unexciting waitress that wasn’t engaging at all. When asked what type of bread we were being presented with she simply said “brown”.
Chipped mugs and tired looking toilets.
All of the meals were like warm when served. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent - would highly recommend. Service was good and not too pushy or hurried. Overall experience was a bit average though. Tables were very close together so didn’t feel overly covid-friendly. Also no acknowledgement of it being a birthday even though I had said so when booking.

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Xoxo
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow which was a shame. The people waiting on us had a nice attitude but we're just slow/ seemed like they'd forgotten about us. The atmosphere was quite nice but the music sometimes was a little loud or the speak would just crackle for a long time. Starters were nice mains were ok. The menu seemed really interesting and the decor was nice.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Highly recommended. Service, food, all terrific.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Lovely food but we waited an hour between our starter and main course. It was clear that our order had been missed but the reason given that it was a busy Saturday night. Other diners arrived after us but were served their main courses before us.

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DominiqueD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Food for Friends, always great food, ambience and service. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting your restaurant, gorgeous fresh delights and lovely atmosphere every time. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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Sassy
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Food for Friends, never disappointed,

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LouiseC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We usually love FFF but this time we were disappointed. Took a long time to order drinks, the food wasn't great (v small portion of gnocchi, tagine had cold couscous) and it was a shame as it was for a birthday meal. Staff were lovely and didn't charge for the tagine but it has put me off going back.

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SamO
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Felt so welcome and looked after.

The only dish that was less than the rest was the frittata.

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EveB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Really lovely waiting team and a lovely chilled vibe

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JenniT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely touch with the birthday pudding I’d asked (with specifically no singing or fuss!). Great food. Bit of background noise which made things a bit harder but all in all a lovely night. Thank you

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CharlotteW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, portions a little on the small side

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LadyVix
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food For Friends has fat become by favourite place to take visitors from out of town. Showcasing delicious flavours and an inventive menu, and well situated in the heart of the Lanes with the sea actually visible from some window seats, and with staff that are always friendly and really well informed about the menu and drinks. I can be a picky eater, but I now trust the chef so much that I'd be confinement with anything on the menu, even if it was something I hadn't previously come across or even heard of.

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AaronP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a bit worried as some friends had a bad experience previously.

We had a great time, no issues at all and would recommend it to everyone to at least try once

JB
JuneB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely comfortable restaurant, and v.nice service but found the menu very limited, and not inspiring, so probably won't go back again. We has 2 starters and salads a glass of wine and cider and mint tea for £70. Wasn't good value. Interesting that on a Sat night there were several empty tables?.

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HilaryW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely sharing dishes and starters. Large portions! We over ordered so take care. Mains were nice but nothing amazing. Burger was a bit dry and bland. The service was amazing. Would definitely go again.

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LanishaN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere and super tasty food!

JK
JohnK
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and amazing service. Lovely ambience - would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and lovely service. The truffles were amazing but too much for 2 people!

MB
MattB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was nice but not delicious. The spicy tofu starter was the pick of the 3 courses.

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PaulC
Brighton
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is lovely restaurant with a fantastic range for vegetarians. The rating of food is very subjective but I didn't really like my veggie burger. But the chips, the olives, the humous and everything else was great.

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steveb
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful evening at food for friends, the staff were brilliant and the food was amazing.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been here before and really enjoyed it, but our food on this occasion was disappointing.

The starters were great however one mains was very salty and the other quite tasteless.

In fairness the manager didn’t charge for the salty meal, but nonetheless it spoilt the overall experience.

Hopefully just a one off.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is lovely and the staff always pleasant and friendly. Just the two of us ate last night, with my main course being the spinach and pea dish which was absolutely delicious and (I think) vegan.
Quite quiet but we ate early at about 5:30 pm so probably busier later.

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DanielL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday afternoon meal - thoroughly recommend

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NicolaH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, gorgeous food, and friendly professional staff. Well worth the visit 💖

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ZoeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Couldn't fault the food or venue. Lovely evening.

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chiaras
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and rich and tasteful menu’. A perfect highlight when in Brighton

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Sphere
Dubai
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food tasted alright. I was expecting to be wowed but wasn’t. Still a nice evening out with reasonable choices on the menu. A little expensive though!

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, super attentive and friendly staff. I love this place!

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Lovebrunch
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Wonderful staff and selection of vegetarian food.
Just wish they didn’t use Alpro for the alternative milk option.

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RebeccaF
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely food unfortunately the service was very slow

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pureveggie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautifully presented. Good size portions. Excellent service. Nothing to fault.

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ChrisS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the restaurant was excellent. The food was brilliant and the service was outstanding. Would thoroughly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food with great service. Loads of GF options

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Jane
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, it took us a while decide what to have as my vegan partner is so used to only having 1 or 2 options :-) Truffles and espresso was amazing

BJ
BrettJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most probably the best food in Brighton, will definately go back again.

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.6 stars by 3361 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.