Food for Friends

4.4
2316 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Vegetarian / Vegan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 10:30PM
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
01273 202310
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Tomas Kowalski
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Contact
Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
To discuss your requirements and prices please contact us.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Lanes Car Park within 50m
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000706
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment


icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special Events & Promotions
Take a look at our new recipe iBook - http://www.foodforfriends.com/ibook/
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 2316 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
A
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For a non vegetarian I had back up plans to go and have a burger after dining at this restaurants as it was my first time ever being to a full vegetarian/Vegan restaurant! But I was surprised that I left the restaurant feeling so full and satisfied and that the food without meat can taste so good and filling!

Report
Helpful
JE
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fresh food and very friendly service
Highly recommend

Report
Helpful
AY
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We all enjoyed our meals, the only problem being that both my offspring found the dishes very filling, so that they couldn't finish their main courses and I was the only one able to enjoy a pudding (vegan cheescake, very nice). Also there weren't quite as many menu choices as perhaps there could have been, in order to tempt us back.

Report
Helpful
DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

As a vegan I am happy fff exists! Nice food and lovely staff. The consistency of the sevive is really poor though, I have noticed it every time I have come. Lots of different waitresss, No-one clearing dirty dishes, no attention to drinks being needed, no desert menu offered etc. It ruins things a little as you are constantly looking to catch someone’s eye!! But I like it here and maybe that’s just their style.. so I will always return when in Brighton and recommend it!

Report
Helpful
C
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday evening. Great to be able to eat anything on the menu. Food arrived very quickly and was lovely and fresh. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Would come back again.

Report
Helpful
MK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely interior in a great location in Brighton. Would prefer more options on the main courses. Service could have been better, not as friendly and welcoming as I expected. I would not make a special effort to go again as I did for this visit.

Report
Helpful
V
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to a vegetarian restaurant with my two grown up son's. I was amazed the ambiance and welcome were excellent the waiting staff fun courteous and very friendly. The food was quite simply amazing visual appeal and fantastic flavours all combined to give a really very enjoyable dining experience. well done we will be back.

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely food and friendly staff! We are finding it difficult to get beyond the sharing platter - The scotch eggs are sublime! Who'd have thought a scotch egg would be so delicious!

Report
Helpful
DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good vegetarian restaurant. Plenty of flavour on the food and comfortable place. Service average but acceptable.

Report
Helpful
LP
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favourite vegetarian restaurant

Report
Helpful
OW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, I was very pleased with the service, the food and the friendliness of everyone. We will stop by again.

Report
Helpful
PH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely as always!! Amazing food! Lovely waitresses.
All that could be improved is the communication on arrival.
Many told to wait for table in small waiting area - would have been nice touch to offer us a drink.

Report
Helpful
DH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible food my partner and I have had in a very long time! A very special way to celebrate our anniversary! The staff went above and beyond to make our dining experience a memorable one. Never been to Brighton but we will sure be returning just to dine here again!

Report
Helpful
JP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This long-established vegetarian restaurant is much changed from the buffet-style eating place I first went to in the eighties!! It has expanded since then but isn't big so booking is a good idea. The food is lovely - everything we had was so tasty and beautifully presented - and very filling. My friends and I had met to celebrate a birthday - this was acknowledged with complementary chocolate truffles which were delicious! Service was very good but we did not feel rushed.
Overall ... a very pleasant experience and I shall return!

Report
Helpful
RB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I've enjoyed this restaurant previously but this meal was disappointing, bland, under-seasoned, unpleasant textures. They seem to be dropping their standards - big shame.

Report
Helpful
f
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Really disapointing. Coasting on an old reputation, maybe? Not helped by being sat by an open patio door directly opposite a pub full of revellers & a few police cars. Cocktail was amazing, starter was fine but average, main was better but still average, both meals had the ingredients I was looking forward to (pomegranate & goats cheese) in stingy, barely there proportions. I'd heard the desserts were great, but we got out of there as soon as we could & won't be going back.
Staff were all making an effort to be nice, but were clearly harried & stressed. I didn't get the impression it was a nice place to work.

Report
Helpful
MH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, divine cocktails and lovely service.

Report
Helpful
n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service, nice touch with a small platter of complimentary nuts. Had the avocado and halloumi salad and sticky toffee pudding- loved them.

Report
Helpful
A
London
42 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious vegan food and great service. We had a great time, have been before and will go again!

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was very busy, which meant we had to wait a little for our table we had booked. It did take a little too long for anyone to acknowledge us. We ordered drinks and nibbles to start but our mains came out whilst we were still eating the nibbles which felt very rushed.

Report
Helpful
j
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic service and lovely atmosphere. The place was packed (weds evening) so reservation recommended. I had two small plates and my daughter had one large plate. All the food was really tasty and it was great to have a choice of vegetarian food.
We also managed to fit in a yummy pudding.
Drinks were expensive though.

Report
Helpful
S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative vegetarian food - presentation was great and food really tasty. Service was excellent too - will return!

Report
Helpful
SJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went here for husbands’ birthday. All was good apart from my middle eastern salad which didn’t live up to expectations or the style and flavours of the other dishes.

However, free bubbly and truffles for my husbands’ birthday were a lovely surprise.

Prices are the same as the other top veggie restaurant in Brighton but unfortunately for taste and panache they don’t quite compete which makes them seem overpriced.

Report
Helpful
R
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely meal and the service was great. The only thing was the sticky toffee pudding had too much cinnamon. As I hate this I think it should have been included on the menu description. I couldn’t eat any more which was disappointing after paying £7 for dessert.

Report
Helpful
BN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

A bit disappointed by the service. Waiteresses not extremely friendly, food was good though.

Report
Helpful
AB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good place with good food. People nice. Wine list fine. A good place to go for a veggie meal in Brighton.

Report
Helpful
SH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Just as good as the first. An excellent menu and drinks list. All four meals were top quality. Service was very good. Overall, a great night and a highly recommended venue.

Report
Helpful
NS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Amazing food. Good size portions. As a vegetarian it’s just great to find a place that offers mouth-watering choices that isn’t the usual pasta, pizza or falafel options.

Report
Helpful
RD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Lovely venue let down by quality of food served: an inedible main-course salad (charged at £13+) ordered for lunch, which comprised a whole bag of basic lettuce/iceberg leaves (£1 from Tesco) and (bag of pre-prepared/frozen?) cubed sweet potato smothered in oil and sauce. Must try harder.

Report
Helpful
RP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Being a non vegetarian I found the food very tasty and well presented. The aubergine and courgette curry
was excellent, full of flavour and not shy of spices. The sticky toffee pudding was one of of the best I’ve tasted.

Report
Helpful
T
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I wanted to treat my sister, who is vegetarian, before her return to Australia. It was a fantastic choice: very welcoming and great food, making it a memorable visit. I’ll be back.

Report
Helpful
DG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to food for friends to celebrate our anniversary. Food was fantastic and reasonably priced, service was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet romantic meal.

Report
Helpful
VM
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. Great food, great service great wine selection. One of my favourite places to go. I'm not veggie either.

Report
Helpful
J
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m always so impressed eating at Food for friends. It ticks every box being a vegetarian!

Report
Helpful
NS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, well presented. Good service. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly greeting. Seated as soon as we all arrived. Nice location of table. Waitress attentive to our needs. We all love everything about the time there.

Report
Helpful
MK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing, we reached restaurant at busiest time, shortage of menus however staff worked round this. Atmosphere friendly. Great visit

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying in the area for a few days & I pre-booked a meal here for my partner who is a vegetarian. I’m not a vegetarian but we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals & found the service to be exceptional.

Report
Helpful
MM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Recommended to dine here by a local when looking for some good vegetarian choices for one of our group. Menu is 100% vegetarian and very delicious - recommend the sharing plate.

Report
Helpful
SB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again FFF didn't let us down. A great Sunday lunch for two (we went for the Sunday Roast). FFF is a lovely place to dine and people watch. The food itself is so flavoursome and always good portions. I like the fact they periodically change some of their most popular dishes, which shows how confident they are that you'll still enjoy the dish. Staff service is always good, they are so nice when you show up and the waiters and waitresses always check your happy with the food. We'll be looking forward to visiting again for my Wife's birthday.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
58