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.
Hemp & bulgur tabbouleh, hummus, turmeric pickled cauliflower, padron peppers, piquillo romesco sauce
Sprouting beans & sunflower seeds
Garlic aioli and spiced salt
The food was delicious. I had the veganuary special three course for £23.99. Good value. Pleasant staff and good food.
Food for Friends is consistently outstanding. The staff are wonderful-great humour, interaction and nothing is too much trouble. I cannot recommend this venue too highly - its FAB!! THANKYOU FFF X
Lovely food with generous portions. Staff are really friendly.
Amazing food, great staff and lovely restaurant. Food is slightly pricey but delicious. Great cocktails.
I have eaten many times at Food for Friends in the past and always greatly enjoyed the experience and the quality of the food.
On my last visit however for a couple of the mains courses we had the food was
Bit disappointing really. Waited for table even though we’d booked, service ok but slow and food average.
Such a lovely experience. Great food and great service. Thank you so much for the birthday surprise it made my partners day. Our waitress was so lovely and attentive (sorry I don’t know your name)
Having eaten at Food for Friends many times in the past, the last time in Sept 2021, I was disappointed by the whole experience. I booked a table back in Nov 2021 but when we arrived our party of three was put on two round tables pushed together, meaning the person in the middle straddled both but not really comfortably on either table. It just didn't work. We asked to be moved and we were after a short wait. However, it took a long tim for our drink order to be taken and service was generally very friendly, but very slow. 3 times we had to ask for water.
The food was tasty but lacked the usual finesse... I usually take photos as it looks so beautiful on the plate. This time it looked scruffy. The food was delicious but it just wasn't the wow that it usually is.
I would go back, but I would have been disappointed if our meal had been a special occasion.
Lovely food, beautifully presented. A fabulous waitress who made us feel relaxed and looked after.
Really good food and friendly staff. Will come back!
As splendid as ever. The perfect restaurant experience. Thank you so much!
Imaginative menu. Good service. Ideal for lunchtime.
First experience of vegan food. Looked pretty, tasted horrible. Service folk very sweet, but slow. coffees returned as they were cold by the time they reached us. Between 4 of us we had several different dishes, non were pleasant. Over spiced with just chilli or over sweet. The only actual vegan amongst us was very disappointed in the food.
Excellent food, great service, we will come again
Lovely friendly staff . The young lad had done a lovely fliower display on tables. Food was excellent. Restaurant cosy My only complaint was the menu was extremely small no cheese option . Would like to of seen more of a starter menu bread olives and nuts is very easy.
I still will be coming back x
Lovely food and wine, will definitely be coming back,
I’m always really happy with the meals that I have at Food for Friends, the dishes are delicious and it’s one of the best places for veggie food.
Unfortunately, despite having lunch when the restaurant was really quiet on a Friday afternoon, the service was really quite poor. It was evident that the staff were not rushed off their feet with less than half of the tables being full, yet it was really difficult to get their attention. It took a long time for them to come and take our orders and clear plates once we’d finished our courses. What should’ve been a quick lunch break on our day out in Brighton ended up being frustratingly slow.
Whilst I’ve never had a complaint about the food here, I’d be hesitate to return considering the staff/ service recieved on this most recent visit.
Had the root salad but there was just far to much. Advise that if you was planning on having a starter and main check the portion size!
I love Food for Friends and wasn't disappointed this time. We had three courses, all good, and the staff were super-friendly. Dark chocolate truffles to finish, presented beautifully with edible flowers and berries. A real treat for three foody friends.
. Chocolate truffels
Lovely food, great ambience and friendly service. The only thing I can fault is that they charged £12 for a mocktail (the same price as the alcoholic version), which we thought was a bit steep. But otherwise a fab evening and would highly recommend.
The food was average. I expected more choice and to be honest, more flavour. I think the vegetarian choice is possibly better at a good pub.
Service was good.
Tasty veggie food with delicious twists. Recommend the bao buns and sweetcorn ribs particularly. Lovely waitress and atmosphere
Absolutely superb meal. With
Cocktails were unbelievably good!!!
Really beautiful food but food was extremely slow and ingredients left out of dishes without being highlighted which felt deceiving
Service was lovely, food was gorgeous, menu was diverse and interesting. All around a very highly rated and recommended restaurant for anyone, whether Vegetarian or not… I am not but my partner is and I enjoyed it equally as much as she did
What can we say, we loved Food For Friends. Great selection of food, including options for gluten free diet, and all the food was delicious.
The staff were helpful, friendly and the service was great.
We will definitely be back :)
Friendly helpful staff, food was lovely. Slightly odd that the glass of wine I ordered was unavailable but when a lady dining near us ordered 2 glasses of the same wine there was not a problem.
Certainly wouldn’t put me off returning and I would happily recommend a visit.
The worst food I have ever tasted. I have been a vegetarian for more than 20 years and sorry this is not how you do veggie. The gnocchi dish arrived cold and it was basically gnocchi swimming in a cheese soup. It was horrible. My husband had the tagine which ended up being half cooked, no taste and dry. The starters were okayish, nothing special for that price. Service was very very slow, it took 1 h 30 mins for us to get our mains. We ended up not paying for the mains which I appreciated. I don't understand how they can justify the prices of the food, just horrible.
So disappointing. A waiter spilt an entire glass of red wine all over me. The staff and the manager were extremely rude. They left me waiting in the foyer covered in wine and would not speak to me to resolve the issue. There was no compensation and my date and I left without getting any food. I would not recommend stepping foot in Food for Friends.
I’ve always loved this place, so hopefully our experience yesterday was just a « one-off », I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt
I love Food For Friends. I’ve been here many times and it’s always been of excellent quality, a lovely atmosphere and great service.
see private note about the reason for the poor review
The food was amazing and lots of choices. The staff were so attentive and friendly. Wonderful we love it here xxx
As always, really great food and good service. Very noisy though, which was a shame as difficult to hear each other.
Excellent vegan menu of the most delicious food imaginable, served by friendly and attentive staff. My favourite restaurant in the U.K.
This is my go to place when I visit Brighton, I have been a customer for about ten years.
My family and I like to go as it caters for vegetarians and vegans.
My visit yesterday was up to standard: a warm welcome even though we were early, friendly and efficient service In a clean environment.
I had winter gnocchi which was delicious.
Amazing and innovative food, and a particularly warm welcome from host and waitress. A tad noisy, but overall a wonderful experience.
The food was not on its usual form. Some bits a little dry and also some things not as said on the menu. But a nice atmosphere and lovely staff, we did enjoy our time. Just the food wasn't up to its usual standard.
Superb overall experience. Service was perfect, made to feel at home. Waitress had a lovely manner and was super efficient. Food was great and tasted very fresh. Background music was great.
Tasty food, friendly staff. And a surprise birthday treat!
Food for Friends is rated 4.5 stars by 3365 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.