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Food for Friends

The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 202310
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut curry” (60 reviews)
“open ravioli” (55 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous birthday dinner. Imaginative food, great location. Parking can be tricky and expensive, so better off on foot. Not far from the sea front, and lots of quirky shops.

Thank enquiries968
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere. Solo dining and was looked after very well. Had the Panko radish with udon noodles. Was delicious.

Thank Jay L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lunchtime visit for my daughter's birthday. Neither of us are vegetarians but had seen very good reviews and we were not disappointed. I had the asparagus and poached egg and courgette kofta, followed by the burger and Portobello mushroom. All delicious - the only bit...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Try the sharing platter. Really good. Staff are excellent. We left nothing on our plates...nor felt hungry. A perfect match of price, quality and quantity.

Thank Elvey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It stated with a bit of a wait on the couch and ended up with a waitress getting into a strop with my wife. I’m all for a waitress being a bit over familiar at the beginning of our meal- she was helpful, if a...More

1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my family visited for my brothers birthday, we were greeted by a very miserable staff member who showed us to our table. One set of cutlery had dirty food stuck to fork which clearly hadn’t been washed up properly. We then waited over...More

2  Thank annasmith1981
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came as a group of 6 to celebrate Father’s Day. Choice of food is limited compared to traditional restaurants however all very tasty, we had the sharing board which was extremely filling which I then followed by the halloumi salad. The food is very tasty...More

Thank ma_t_o507
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for a birthday celebration meal and the atmosphere was great. The manager/ owner was helpful and we were looked after well by Hugo. Good window seat for people watching. The food was well presented and we had ravioli which was more filling and...More

Thank 008Steve
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal with a family group. The main courses are a reasonable price & were nice enough. Nothing earth shattering about a burger, Arancini or a few mushrooms tho. The starters & dessserts are ridiculous however. £8 For a few lumps of...More

3  Thank KGarner8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious vegetarian meal in this small restaurant. Our second or possibly third visit though we couldn’t agree which. The mushroom dish followed by the avocado and chocolate mousse was very tasty washed down with hot ginger beer. My wife had two delicious courses too. Good...More

Thank alan2303
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Luisa P
28 January 2018|
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Response from cynogwen | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm...not really as there’s not much room in the restaurant.🙁
Ashley C
29 March 2017|
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Response from NE10PEP | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure they will
24 March 2015|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know the answer to your question. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I'm sure if you gave them a ring they would do their best to accomodate your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lanes 17 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 202310
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Voted 'Best Restaurant' in the Brighton Foodie Awards 2012Good food Guide 2013Food for Friends restaurant in Brighton has been in the vanguard of vegetarian cuisine for more than twenty five years. Set in The Lanes, Brighton’s most happening district, Food for Friends has slowly spread over three shop fronts, developing a labyrinth of brightly lit, modern dining rooms kitted out with stylish minimalism, some overlooking the bustling lanes outside. Cuisine from around the globe is created using predominantly local, organic ingredients, some delivered by bike. Vegans and those with food allergies and intolerances are well cared for here. Wines are organic and mainly vegan, coffee is fairtrade, and an irresistible afternoon tea is served.
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