Food for Friends

4.7
3380 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 3380 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Varied and imaginative veggie food all beautifully prepared

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HarryA
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Whilst the food was fine and the general ambience ok we found the service poor. The first course came reasonable swiftly, but we ordered a sweet, which still hadn't come after twenty minutes. It was a straightforward pudding with little preparation required. I asked the waitress where it was and she seemed confused. I asked for the bill, and cancelled the pudding. The (I think Duty Manager) came up to me with profuse apologies, and explained that the ticket had got out of order and that was the reason for the delay. However, my suspicion is that the waitress forgot to place the order. To be fair, the duty manager did offer us a free drink by way of apology, but by that time we were fed up and just wanted to go. We have been to Food for Friends several times and not had an experience like this before, so I'm not saying I don't recommend it, and I did leave a tip because my belief is that the money is shared out among the staff, so it wouldn't be fair to the ones who were doing their job because of one person who wasn't. It will be a while before we return.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and calm atmosphere, accommodating and friendly staff and most importantly the food is phenomenal. The risotto and brownie with pistachio gelato is some of the best food I've ever had. Worth every single penny.

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YokoW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked Food for Friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was superb and service was excellent. I definitely come back here again!

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ToniH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal …and appreciated the special effort made for my friend’s 50 th birthday

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ZacM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As someone who has been a vegetarian for 8 years, I can honestly say vegetarian restaurant food can be very one note. This is not the case at Food for Friends, it was clear that allot of thought had been put into creating vegetarian dishes with a variety of yummy flavours and different textures in the perfect balance. This is thoughtful and interesting vegetarian food that could satisfy even meat lovers. The lively but relaxed atmosphere was perfect for a lunchtime setting.

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Mollie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend to celebrate my 21st birthday and we both had an amazing evening! The staff were lovely, the food was excellent quality and the portion sizes were great. The staff went the extra mile and gave me a birthday dessert which I wasn't expecting. Overall a great restaurant and evening :)

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ClareJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible vegan food with lots of interesting dishes to choose from. Would really recommend the crispy tofu starter and roasted roots salad- very tasty and filling! Amazing and friendly service. I'd come again!

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Elby
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is always very tasty and the menu varied. Being vegetarian its also good for you!

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SarahB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely service and fabulous food. Will certainly come again, but next time order less food :)

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful experience at Food For Friends. Service was impeccable, food was beautifully presented and delicious. The cost reflects the venue, service and food quality.

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Dani
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, well presented. Good value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Jules
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very highly recommend. The food, location and atmosphere are always excellent. Never fails to delight.

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vipHemsgirl
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with great service & very tasty food & cocktails

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MaisyP
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, lovely flavours. Great service will go again

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TC12
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had taken a friend here for her birthday. It was my first time at Food for Friends and it was a wonderful experience. Each dish was delicious, presented beautifully and were good sized protions. The staff were so friendly (but not intrusive) and the prices were very good. I will definitely be coming back here.

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PETERD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and beautifully presented food. Attentive and friendly service

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SamM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, great service, fresh food, sat in the window watching the world go by - what’s not to love!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having read good reviews for this restaurant for vegan food we thought we would try it for our anniversary weekend. The lady serving us was from Norway, very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We really appreciated the anniversary treat, very kind.
We will becoming here again when next in Brighton.

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JaqueM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food experience we’ve had in a long time! Highly recommend

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AliceE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The setting and the environment was welcoming and pleasant.
The initial service was fairly prompt for the drinks, starter and main. There was a substantial delay from ordering to receiving deserts/ coffee.
The main courses were flavourless for all choices. We could not complete the food.
The starters were good as were the deserts.

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is THE best place to eat in Brighton. Every time seems to be better than the last! Never fails to impress.

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Adies
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! As a vegan this is the first time I have been to somewhere to eat that is vegan/ veggie only and a 'proper' restaurant rather than a cafe. I took my non-vegan Aunt and Uncle and they were just as impressed as I was. The staff were lovely, friendly and so helpful. I could take my dog in and they provided water and doggie treats for him. The food was fantastic. Spectacular presentation and amazing flavours. We had an unforgettable experience and will return next time we are in Brighton. Thank you!

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place, food amazing and just right for a vegan and a vegetarian....! Lots of choice and a glass of wine. We will be back thank you

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KayF
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service professional. Highly recommend

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HenryJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food, fantastic staff. Will be coming back.

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unknown
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food even we are not vegetarian. Good presentation and tasty! The only downside is the space not much room to move around specially with COVID restriction

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Coutinho
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Worth trying once.
Maybe go there when they have brunch going on.

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Swamptiger
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been trying to get into this restaurant for a few months and it was worth waiting for. Great food, and real interesting spin on vegetarian. The staff were great and very helpful.

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SteveR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing (as always), service friendly and eating outdoors in the sunshine is lovely, when the weather is with you. FFF always gets it right. Highly recommended

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a local friend, absolutely could not fault this place. 2 vegetarian teenagers and a granny all very happy. We will definitely be back thank you!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, staff friendly and professional at all times! Food portions very generous and a high standard

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IonaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. Really great place for Veggie and Vegan food. Would highly recommend.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, friendly staff and great location.
Food was good and we will definitely be back

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BennaM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is exquisite, the cocktails wonderful and the atmosphere really lovely with just the right vibes. It is pretty pricey but perfect for a wonderful treat :)

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Hill
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing food,and service after a superb dinner the night before .We had to wait 45 minutes for food to arrive , chips were luke warm , childs menu not the same as previous night and all in all very disappointing.

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Martin1
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for vegetarians
The food is well thought out & presented.
Not sure about the Banana fish & chips but the food is tasty

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RoisinT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, professional service and a really enjoyable evening.

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cdeller
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service and food, took two vegan friends who loved it and for myself and partner, as meat/fish eaters, we enjoyed everything that was served - delicious!

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AngelaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We've been coming here for a number of years and the food is fantastic. Food for Friends is definitely worth a visit.

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.7 stars by 3380 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.