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Food for Friends

4.5
2202 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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  • 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
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 10:30PM
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Phone number
01273 202310
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tomas Kowalski
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Private Party Facilities
Large group facility available for up to 22 guests.
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Private Party Contact
Ramin Mostowfi: 01273 202310
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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.
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Parking Details
Lanes Car Park within 50m
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000706
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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 , Takeout, Wine
What 2202 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very tasty imaginative vegetarian cuisine and charming staff

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent welcome and service from all staff .
Creative menu . Good experience .

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and excellent service, as always! Favourite restaurant in Brighton! Many thanks to the FFF team. Zoe x

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was my second visit to the restaurant and I was very happy with the meal and the service. Would go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely food & great service. Excellent first time here. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A great lunch spot in a top spot in Brighton. Sharing platter was delicious. Good service.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Delicious vegetarian food which was perfect for sharing so we got to sample different dishes

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2.0Dined on 11 May 2018

I have always had consistently good food here. However, not this evening. The food was very average if that. We had the sharing plate which was uninspiring and certainly not worth £ 26. I also ordered a large house white wine which was served warm. I asked for a cold wine but received probably the same wine I sent back at same temperature and a glass full of ice. No sorry or explanation or offer of another wine that would be suitably chilled. Very off hand service and overall poor experience. As a Brightonian I won’t be back any time soon. Such a shame as with Terre a Terre used to be best veggie restaurant in town

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. I am not vegetarian myself but I found the food absolutely delicious. The service was great, our waitress was very friendly and could recommend things to do in the area. I would definitely go back. Thanks for the amazing meal!

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food and cocktails! Great atmosphere! Very colourful dishes and so tasty! I was still quite hungry afterwards though

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

The food was very good in quality but overpriced for the portion size. I also felt more menu choice would have been good.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

We were made to feel very welcome and a lovely Birthday surprise with a candle and goodies. Lovely will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

A vegetarian restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. Contemporary menu and excellent service, combined with tasteful decor and ambience, make this restaurant an instant hit.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Fabulous food as always with lots of friendly chat and excellent service from our fab waiter.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Had a lovely time at Food For Friends. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. We had a great table in the window.

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1.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Food was very bland. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and ended up waited an hour and a half for our mains. We had finished the wine before we got our mains the whole experience was disappointing!

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Lovely staff. Delicious food. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Visited for lunch whilst on holiday, decided to have a light bite each whilst my daughter had off the children’s menu, I had the tofu Inari wraps, these were very nice however the sauce was quite spicy and did overpower the flavour of the dish a bit, my (omni) brother had the tofu gravalax, I’m not sure why as he doesn’t even like tofu and he says he didn’t really enjoy the meal (but did enjoy what he had of mine and the toddlers!). My 2 year old is a huge pasta lover and once she finally stopped jumping around decided on the linguine which she had with vegetarian bolognese, if was very tasty. She enjoyed it although picked out all the”meat” and fed it to mummy. It was so good I wish it was on the main adult menu so I could order it. Price is on the higher end but not I reasonable. Staff are all super friendly and accommodating even when a hyperactive toddler comes in and starts handing you bits of paper whilst eying up your laptop and telling you all about slides. Would visit again whilst in area.

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2.0Dined on 16 April 2018

High expectations, disappointed in the end. Great ale (blonde and dark old man) great olives; but these were not from the kitchen. We had the burger and aubergine ravioli. Burger was mediocre; fries were nice; but ravioli was a disaster drenched in tomato sauce dominating the dish. Not really a place I would recommend if you love authentic, good quality food.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive and lovely. Went there for my birthday dinner, and really enjoyed the vibe of the place as well.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I had an excellent starter but found the main course to be over salted. I found the choice of food confusing....so many ingredients that I had never heard of before! Personally, I would prefer a simpler menu.....or, at least, some more straightforward options included so that there is a choice of both basic and 'fancy'. The service was excellent, however, and the waitress friendly and helpful without being patronising. The bench seats were quite uncomfortable with no lumbar support and the meals were fairly expensive. I did not enjoy the dining experience as much as I had hoped to, sadly.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

In the 1980s, I knew Food for Friends as a stodgy veggie canteen for students; the transformation into today's FFF couldn't be more surprising.
It's actually become my favourite restaurant anywhere.
The food is delicious and innovative without being pretentious and I openly admit I go there to pinch ideas. Even my French, omnivorous partner was stunned as treat after treat arrived.
(The only thing French partner could find to criticise was huge picture windows which give onto the street; he said the place wouldn't last 5 minutes in the event of a zombie attack).
The place was packed, the waiters charming - precautions against the undead aside, Food for Friends is just perfect. We can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

We had absolutely fantastic afternoon. Food was amazing, cocktails awesome, service more than friendly and pleasant and I got a birthday treat in the end! Would recommend to everyone. Thank you food for Friends x

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Delicious vegan food and attentive but not intrusive service. Wish it was nearer to where we live so we could go more often.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

FFF is an excellent venue in the heart of Brighton catering for vegetarians, but the food is so good that even the meat lovers out there will have a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Absolutely loved this place, especially as a gluten-free vegetarian - wish I had somewhere similar near me!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Whenever I visit Brighton I book Food for Friends and have never been let down. The sharing platter was spectacular! The scotch eggs were amazing! My wife has now decided that the Mozart chocolate cocktail is officially her favourite ever drink! I love this place!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

The food and service here is always fantastic. Exclusively delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Food was very good, had the mixed platter as a starter for 4 which was excellent

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Weekend in Brighton again and back at FF having enjoyed Dinner there before. New menu and lovely options. the croquettes and tempura aubergines were delicious starters and the vegi burger lovely. Great friendly service as well and a pleasure to enjoy our night out there. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

We always eat at FFF when we visit Brighton and although the food was amazing the service this time was really poor. 45 minutes and we were brought our starter then another 40 minutes for our platter. The person waiting eventually told us the chef was unhappy wit the quality which is what caused the delay, which we understand but then forgot our sides. We have up in the end and left paying about without a pudding or tip which we never do.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Lovely food, great choice. Really welcoming staff. Will be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Excellent service. Great choice and variety on the menu. Beautiful flavour combinations. Sitting in a booth meant we lost the overall ambience of the restaurant. Have been before and will definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

If I could only ever go to two restaurants in the entire multiverse, F4F would have to be one of them.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Lovely meal for a friends birthday. Great service and excellent wine.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Excellent food as always, never lets us down. Brilliant sunday roast.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

The staff were friendly and warm and the food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Came here in the autumn and had a delicious meal. But very disappointing second time around. What’s happened? New chef? Over-stretching themselves? Started with a table mix up. The sharing platter was fine but then - after a whole hour’s wait - the main courses were either boring (burger and sweet potato salad) or virtually inedible (open ravioli which was a huge pile of aubergine with a dark, grainy sauce dumped on top). Puddings unremarkable and we felt rushed out by then because our main had taken so long to arrive. What a shame. Won’t be back

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Another wonderful meal at FFF. Took some relatives who are vegan who thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Slight hiccup with our mains coming out a little late but was quickly rectified and gave us free puddings all round-can't say fairer than that. Didn't affect what was a lovely meal and evening with wonderful staff. Will be back again very soon.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Consistently Gorgeous....
The food is so tasty and varied, the staff are amazing and ambience spot on.

I am a meat eater ( my partner is veggie) and it’s our favourite in Brighton, for all the reasons above. Maddy, Rob and all the staff are great and menu superb ...
Thank you ❤️... love Donna & Steve xx

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