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Food for Friends

4.4
4.4
3313 Reviews
£25 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
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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2 people

23:30


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01273 202310

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tomas Kowalski

  • Catering

    Food For Friends can bring our gourmet foods and menus to your event, large or small from an intimate dinner to a large wedding feast. We use organic produce as much as possible and all of our foods are GMO free. We can look after all your catering needs from service staff, crockery, cutlery, glasses to tables, chairs and kitchen equipment, even a cocktail bar person.<br />To discuss your requirements and prices please contact us.

  • Private party facilities

    Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310

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What 3,313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. HL

    HarrietL

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and really lovely waitress with the blue hair !!
  2. DS

    DuncanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a fantastic lunch at Food For Friends. Great people, phenomenal flavours, varied menu and very good value.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
  4. EC

    EllieC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is absolutely amazing. the food is well presented and soo delicious. One of the best meals i’ve had in a long while. The ladies working, i’m assuming one was the manager and a waitress with blue hair were so welcoming and friendly. A truly wonderful place!
  5. BL

    BenL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really nice atmosphere and dog friendly. Looked a bit expensive but we were pleasantly surprised with the total
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply exceptional. Vegetarian heaven
  7. U

    Uimari

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a curry dish and my friend had linguine. Both dishes were delicious. The chocolate mousse was also superb.
  8. SC

    SheilaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegan/vegetarian restaurant. Good food, excellent service and really nice atmosphere.
  9. JT

    JayneT

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience1
    Got the cheese choice on salad wrong and had to wait quite a while for replacement whilst friends ate. £16 for a bit of kale with a few pecans and crumbly cheese. Not exciting at all. Staff initially embarrassed to say that they’d ‘run out’ of some meals. It was 2pm!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was good, food delicious could of done with more but absolutely lovely very expensive though for what it is
  11. AL

    AlisonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegetarian food cooked to perfection, and in a lovely setting with friendly, helpful and informative staff.
  12. SB

    SimonB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish we had from the small plates range was delicious, and service from our host, Carmen, was superb. We felt right at home and will definitely recommend.
  13. E

    Emma

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third time here in two years and it didn’t disappoint again. I love the food and ambience here. Unfortunately this time, due to a gastric issue, I couldn’t sample as much as usual, so I opted for the root vegetable salad, and the staff kindly made adjustments to suit my ailment. Still super tasty. Highly recommend and will be going back again soon I’m sure.
  14. LF

    LottieF

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent with multiple gluten free options
  15. c

    christopherb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and brilliant service. I particularly liked the rustic bread starter.
  16. EP

    EvangeliaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice environment, nice music... Great service and food... We really enjoyed it... 100%coming back and highly recommended...
  17. LH

    LouisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks, beautiful restaurant, great service
  18. AD

    AmberD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, well made and well presented food in lovely surroundings. Great service by our waiter who was smily, friendly and polite. Great for couples or meeting friends.
  19. JB

    JohnB

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food very good service a little slow as is in most resturants at the moment due to staff shortages. Staff very efficient and attentive. Arived early but was not a problem.
  20. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great vegan food, super helpful staff and lovely location in Brighton.
  21. TK

    TimK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of delicious food with generous portions. Very friendly staff
  22. PC

    PeterC

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The two starters I wanted were unavailable- we werent told at the time of ordering so had to quickly choose from a limited choice.
  23. AQ

    AQM93

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not recommend enough! The food was absolutely incredible and the service was next level. Food for friends made myself and my partners anniversary one to always remember. A super friendly team and extremely welcoming environment - make sure to try the homemade truffles they will not disappoint.
  24. AG

    AlexG

    Kent

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice menu. I went for the veggie burger which was really very nice indeed. Great cocktails too. Generally a nice, relaxing place for a well prepared/presented meal. We will go back for sure.
  25. LL

    LindaL

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food tastes average. Service a little slow. The price is ok. I guess I had high expectorant the restaurant because it was in Rick Steve’s travel guide, but was a little disappointed in the end.
  26. M

    Marc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We ordered all the small plates that were available. Some dishes were very good. One was very bad and the rest were just ok. The service was also ok. Not looking to find fault but I think the waiter was new. Overall the staff were all kind and helpful. They tried there best! We had a good time. Based on my single experience, I would potentially re visit but I’d not want to go back in a hurry. Thank you
  27. CH

    CleoH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant everything … as usual Food was super delicious Fabulous service Patient when we were slow to leave!!
  28. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab place. The yummiest food. Don't bother looking elsewhere! Great place for lunch.
  29. SD

    SamanthaD

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    For the first time in 30ish years of eating at FFF our meal and experience was very poor. The menu, both food and drinks has shrunk, no more gorgeous sharing platters, less then fresh ingredients, they had run out of almost all dishes and what food they did have was pretty flavourless. What’s happened?
  30. MV

    MVRfood

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food looked and tasted amazing, great choice and really helpful service
  31. B

    Binns

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was okay, not great. Some parts were over seasoned and others were the opposite. Service was fair, but a tad slow. Atmosphere was lovely and the staff were friendly.
  32. LH

    LouiseH

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Disappointed with this visit, air con was not working and the restaurant was roasting. Couldn’t eat my food as a result. Have eaten here before and loved it but this time the food was average, and the experience poor.
  33. UU

    UmitU

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was really nice but our Ramen did not taste great and some of our food wasn't warm.
  34. l

    louised

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, attentive but unobtrusive service during our anniversary lunch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is lovely. It’s a bit on the expensive side but a nice treat.
  36. B

    Birdie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely vegetarian restaurant. We had excellent cocktails to start and the food was mostly very good. Unfortunately two dishes on the menu we’re not available and we weren’t told this until we wanted to order them! What we had was very enjoyable however. Service was a little slower than one would expect but that wasn’t a problem on this occasion. Slightly disappointing was the chocolate mousse, which was served with cashew cream (not a very pleasant taste but a first for us!) We had to ask what it was as did the diners at the next table, and even the waiter himself had to ask the kitchen!
  37. KT

    KatharineT

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food we had was lovely but 2 of the vegan small plates we ordered were not available (we weren’t even told about one of them until we asked why it hadn’t arrived). There were no other dishes to substitute so we didn’t order as much as we would have done. Then the vegan dessert we wanted was also not available! I love this restaurant but this really wasn’t ok and puts me off returning with vegan friends
  38. NA

    NickieA

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Took a while to place our order and also for the drinks to arrive, but food was quick and a lovely touch with the birthday chocolates on a slate.
  39. FM

    FayeM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was really good. Currently has scaffolding outside which of course impacts the aesthetic but was nice otherwise. Service good
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Generally good but we asked for drinks to start with as we wanted to celebrate a few things but we didn’t get them (Prosecco) until the starters arrived which wasn’t what we wanted. To be honest felt quite rushed, probably to get another booking in. Not good when you’re paying a lot of money in a nice restaurant. Disappointed

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.4 stars by 3313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Food for Friends

17 - 18 Prince Albert Street The Lanes Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HF

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Lanes Car Park within 50m <br />http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000706

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tomas Kowalski

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    01273 202310

  • Catering

    Food For Friends can bring our gourmet foods and menus to your event, large or small from an intimate dinner to a large wedding feast. We use organic produce as much as possible and all of our foods are GMO free. We can look after all your catering needs from service staff, crockery, cutlery, glasses to tables, chairs and kitchen equipment, even a cocktail bar person.<br />To discuss your requirements and prices please contact us.

  • Private party facilities

    Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310

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