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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went yesterday, were bit early for lunch, sat at table. Very friendly lady who cleaned table and talked to us. Best vegetarian restaurant/cafe we’ve been to, pity there isn’t anything remotely close to it in London where we live. We’ll visit again. Well done! Keep...More

Thank Ducksoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in with a friend. An amazing choice of veggie/vegan food to eat in or takeaway. We found a table, others shared tables and lots of people popped in for a takeout. The food was fresh, hot and very tasty. I had the aracini rice...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely LOVE this place! The range of dishes is spectacular. Everything is super healthy and fresh. Is quickly becoming my go-to lunch spot. If they have the taco bake definitely get it! Best lunch I have ever had!

1  Thank Susie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent vegetarian food. Not being a vegetarian it’s unusual to get a place in which you don’t notice the absence of meat. This place manages it though.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only a fantastically well priced veggie meal (beetroot:ginger smoothie too!) but the lovely server found me (with some effort!) some elastic bands to fix my handbag! Now, THAT is service! Always fab, ❤️ Lydea!

1  Thank Kimbrini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have walked past this restaurant many times and not really noticed it. I will not be walking past in future. We had an excellent meal with great choices. Everything was superbly prepared and served. The quality of Terre et Terre at a fraction of...More

2  Thank jon b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Dad is a vegetarian and doesn’t like eating away from home. I knew he would love this place. As I had been to the one in Hove. My sister and I had come to this one in the lanes a few weeks before but...More

Thank Raysie22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here is superb and this is coming from a meat eater. I have eaten here many times and. Very tasty fresh inexpensive vegetarian food with loads of different flavors and textures. Gets very busy and limited seating so is usually crowded.

1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I took Joan, a very fit and healthy elderly lady, in her nineties to lunch yesterday. I phoned 48 hours before and reserved a table- they don't normally reserve but i explained that Joan was in her nineties and they were happy to help. We...More

1  Thank Hillwalker53
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Had a late lunch on Sunday afternoon while walking round the lanes. Excellent quality food, proper home cooked flavour at very good prices. Perfect lunch for us. Will definitely go again. Coffee was also great.

1  Thank Hotspur2014
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from VeggieLesley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - same answer, you need to ask the restaurant directly. Again I have never seen any 'reserved' tables when I was there.
21 November 2016|
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Response from skewif | Property representative |
Hi, iydea is small and can get rather busy / quite noisy from midday. You are welcome to to try, may I recommend you get a seat at the back as they are quieter. Seb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 05:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 667992
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Iydea is a small and very busy express vegetarian canteen right in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area. All the food is freshly made and is on display so you can choose only what you want to go on your plate or to take away. There is an extensive breakfast menu from 9:30 every morning which changes to the lunch menu at 11:30 (12:00 Sundays). Iydea does get very busy and cramped so best to avoid peak times if you want a little more space and comfort.
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