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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
+44 1273 667992
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:30 - 05:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

we loved our lunch today. All vegetarian food. Lovely cake and coffee, juice etc. the staff were exceptionally nice but because it's so good and popular, it's just a bit too small. It's a bit like a garden shed though, it's never big enough. Would go back in a flash.

1 Thank Paula J
London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

This was a first visit , we found a lovely display of appetizing dishes and a very kind girl who explained how to choose a meal. Truly delicious,healthy ,mouth-watering vegetarian dishes and really huge helpings we also had the tomato soup to start with and it was one of the best we had ever had full meal for 2 came... More 

Thank stephen g
Brighton, England
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

I enjoy eating meat but this restaurant is still a great experience. The prices are low, the staff friendly and knowlegable and the food is interesting, tasty and good for you. I recommend this place to everyone.

Thank spell_one
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Everyone loves this place. Omni, veg or vegan. Great fresh salads, hot and cold food. Good cofffee, fresh juice and organic local or vegan beer available.

Thank mrsb222
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This is the best place I have eaten in the UK for a long time. As a gluten-free vegan I don't often eat out because places like this don't exist where I live, but oh this is heaven, absolute heaven, great staff, pile the plates high and I eat away very happily, and now my tummy is rumbling thinking about... More 

Thank aefl
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

I went here today as some of my friends are vegans and vegeterians and I was really impressed! I ate a vegeterial lasagna that was really nice and filling. The only down side was that I didnt really know how it all worked so I was really thinking what to choose as there is a wide variety of food, one... More 

Thank alessia c
Steyning, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

The quickest because It was ready made and also kept hot which was nice. Very nice Flavours in the Burgers and the Salads, I would definitely recommend this place for a day out In Brighton

Thank Jamez Z
Brighton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my partner, we are both normally big meat eaters. Absolutely loved the food, it is so good and the menu changes through the day. I will definitely be a frequent visitor.

Thank sunnysussex87
Melenara, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

This place is one of the best places to eat In Brighton! Really yummy, healthy and nice atmosphere and staff. The only exception it's a small place to stay in and always busy so maybe you can't find a table but They have take away so it's perfect!

Thank blondiescats
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Very busy and packed restaurant which offers both eat in and take out options. The food varies from day to day. Check their Facebook pages. However it's very filling, wholesome and hearty. You don't miss the lack of meat as I enjoyed a Homity pie with two side vegs plus some seedy topping. However it's not a place to relax... More 

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?