Food for Friends
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.
Beautiful atmosphere and great service. We found the food quite salty and dry which was a shame. The food didn’t have a great deal of flavour, a bit disappointing really.
Had a farewell dinner with 3 colleagues. Food was delicious - as shown by the empty plates and lots of compliments to the staff and chefs. Definitely recommend Food for Friends, in fact I'm having another farewell dinner with family on Sunday, at Food for Friends' new restaurant "Botanique" in Hove!
I had a lovely meal for my birthday. Food was very tasty. Not very much variety for a main course if you didn't want a small plate. Lots of salads! Small plates were larger than I expected perfect for sharing if you ordered a couple.
Ordered two starters and two mains and was delighted with every choice.
Friendly staff, lovely ambience, comfortable chairs (something you expect but don’t always get!) and thought provoking food that I now want to try and copy.
We will definitely come again.
I had the vegan burger which was rather tasteless. The cheese with it was glutenous and nothing else to help. LEON's is much better.
amazing food, desert although already full, could not be missed.....sooooooo amazing and vegan and gf which is so nice to have almost too many options! love this place will be back for many special occasions!
Lovely surroundings, comfortable seating & a great outlook. Plus very attentive staff who made our anniversary meal special. The food was simply delicious ❤️
Good , but trying to be more than it is
Good over priced for the quality
Delicious, very classy and far from the cosy,humble, original cafe I knew as a student in the eighties. But very special.
Whilst the service was great, the food was a real let down. Apart from a starter of cauliflower wings, which were very tasty, the rest of the meal was somewhat lack lustre; the mains were cold and bland. Beer was served lukewarm. A real shame as past visits have been wonderful and this visit was not at a particularly busy time at all. Overpriced and underwhelming. Unlikely to visit again any time soon.
Came recommended and I was not disappointed.
Great good and great service… definitely be back
Friendly service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere.
Service and food impeccable. We chose to set outside which was embraced with ease
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.
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.
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!
Amazing food, great atmosphere, fantastic service. Very friendly. Would definitely go again when next in Brighton
A lovely birthday meal and our dog was very welcomed. Great service.
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.
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.
Overall great food, pleasant service but was slow.
Would definitely return!
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!
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!!
Thoughtful and exciting vegetarian food - a wonderful find for veggie foodies.
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!
Great service and terrific food. Good for all! Most of us weren't vegetarian and really enjoyed it! Highly recommend it!
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!
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 ....
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.
Superb restaurant. Excellent food and service in the heart of Brighton, an unbelievably great city.
Nice music, friendly & helpful staff, lovely food and drink! Thoroughly recommended!
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.
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 .
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
Our waitress was lovely and the food was INCREDIBLE!
Will defo be back if we visit Brighton again!
Loved the banana blossom ‘fish’ :) :)
Amazing, as always. Great food, great choices and great service. Always enjoy Food For Friends.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Food for Friends is rated 4.7 stars by 3352 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.