Food for Friends

4.7
3350 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.
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AmandaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came recommended and I was not disappointed.

Great good and great service… definitely be back

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JustineS
Kent
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere.

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TallSmiler
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food impeccable. We chose to set outside which was embraced with ease

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Annie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited food for friends yesterday for a celebratory birthday lunch. The food was amazing. I had the asparagus & Pea Risotto, which was cooked perfectly & the crispy kale was delicious. The dessert of Brownie & Pistachio ice cream was sooo good I didn’t want it to end. Our server was lovely & friendly. The servers sang happy Birthday to me & brought out a vegan chocolate truffle with a candle in it. I can’t rate Food for friends enough, food, service, everything was just perfect.

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Seaside6eatout
Isle of Wight
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening and the atmosphere was good as it was not noisy but a full restaurant with a mixed age range. Enjoyed the small plates but my husband found the food salty. The cocktails were amazing and good choice. Next time want to try a main meal as they sounded delicious. Will go back and recommend for a relaxed evening as no pressure to leave and staff are friendly, helpful and professional.

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KateH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Brighton, took my parents and they were so impressed with the food and said how lovely the interior is, always so good!

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NicholaG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, fantastic service. Very friendly. Would definitely go again when next in Brighton

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Julie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday meal and our dog was very welcomed. Great service.

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PhoebeK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor in the restaurant. Superb cocktail menu catering to a variety of tastes. The food menu was short but with great variety. All the food was so well presented and tasted sensational. I particularly liked that all the desserts were vegan. We had a wonderful time and felt so relaxed in the restaurant that we stayed for a good couple of hours.
The staff members were particularly attentive and lovely people.

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SophieW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lily’s service was warm and friendly, and definitely was a stand out of our evening. They recommended courses and delivered a light and fun service. The only thing that detracted from the food / evening was the vegan burger, which was quite dry and not so flavourful. The risotto and starters were amazing so highly recommend giving those a try.

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Norma
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall great food, pleasant service but was slow.
Would definitely return!

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LauraP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm recently diagnosed coeliac, which makes eating out a nightmare. Food for Friends took my diagnosis very seriously and took care to explain things I could have on the menu. The food was really delicious AND I was finally able to have fries! Plus the best refreshing home made lemonade!

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BobS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The risotto was perfect and my frittata absolutely stunning. Have never had a bad meal here. Not a vegan.....but eating here i could easily be!!

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HuwR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and exciting vegetarian food - a wonderful find for veggie foodies.

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Fabfood
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in a beautiful room surrounded by hanging ivy. The door to the outside was wide open, so well ventilated for covid. Very comfortable seating, well spaced tables and relaxing atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful and not over attentive. Service was prompt but not rushed - everything just right.
The food was as usual superb! The breads and dips we had for starters were delicious, super fresh and unusual. We then had what was called a small plate. I was expecting starter size portions but actually they were huge. I had the crispy tofu and my partner had the halloumi. Absolutely delicious but too much of each. This was followed by a ''large plate''(!) and we were both glad we had chosen the salad option. Braised fennel and orange salad - rather too many tiny lentils at the bottom of the salad but again, really delicious. Food for Friends never disappoints and not having eaten out since the start of the pandemic, we were delighted to find that this hadn't changed!

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vipNicoleP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and terrific food. Good for all! Most of us weren't vegetarian and really enjoyed it! Highly recommend it!

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Smith
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing people and amazing place! Would recommend this to anyone! Even brought out a little treat for my mother as it was her birthday!

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RustyPea
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really disappointed. Menu much reduced from previous years and food seemed basic. Our food was on the tepid side of acceptable. Other diners had to send their food back. There are loads of vege and vegan friendly restaurants in the vicinity now and, by copying what the competition is doing, F for F has lost its USP. I’d really suggest a menu revamp and a strong focus on quality ....

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Lizthelizard
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food and excellent service. We went on a Saturday (pre booked obvs) and service was attentive and polite. Space between tables is great. Clean and comfortable and inviting.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant. Excellent food and service in the heart of Brighton, an unbelievably great city.

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HilalB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice music, friendly & helpful staff, lovely food and drink! Thoroughly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Took 45 mins from starter to get mains so quite slow which is fine if aware in advance. Luckily we weren’t in a rush and food was great so was still a lovely experience.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening spent here with a small family group. Everything was perfect and the staff got the balance between not intruding and attentive service perfectly. Everyone enjoyed their meal, cocktails and wine and we look forward to returning soon .

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AndyV
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt intimate and special in a relatively private seating area.

There were no deserts available but the food was of a high standard and service excellence

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vipCarlieT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely and the food was INCREDIBLE!

Will defo be back if we visit Brighton again!

Loved the banana blossom ‘fish’ :) :)

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Bob123
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Great food, great choices and great service. Always enjoy Food For Friends.

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The service was very good but I’m going to be honest out of the 4 plates of food we had only 1 had real flavour which I found disappointing.

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KimP
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and we will definitely return.
Great restaurant , delicious food , friendly and welcoming staff , perfect ambience.
Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon .

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BiancaS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely order the chocolate mousse. Hands down the best mousse I have tasted so far. I would actually take the train down from London for this.

The cocktails were lovely too. The plum one was delicious.

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EvdoxiaD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, elegant interior design - I loved the corner where we had been sitted with green chairs and the leafy green plant above us. The food was perfect and we like so much the small surprise which they made us for our special occasion, thank you very much again. Hope to visit you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food in a beautiful restaurant. Would recommend to everyone.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Easily catered for vegan and gluten-free needs of friends. Had a brilliant birthday dinner!

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BetsyK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a lovely time visiting yesterday! The food was great, service was good - very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again!

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ElizabethM
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcomed with a friendly smile. Food is always amazing. Food for Friends is my favourite restaurant.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food & great service :) such a good variety of vegan and gluten free!

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RoryS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. The restaurant is decorated so so lovely, such a nice place to enjoy a few hours in. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious meal ever! The broccoli soup was divine. Lovely experience for my mum’s birthday and can’t wait to come back .

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Seaside6eatout
Isle of Wight
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a good menu. We ate a selection of small plates and the waitress was able to tell us the size portions and when we had ordered enough. Friendly staff. We sat outside in the sun. Will definitely return as want to try more and the food did not disappoint. The cocktails were amazing too.

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GraemeC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Brighton ………. Simply delicious and great service too thanks

FAQs

Food for Friends is rated 4.7 stars by 3350 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.