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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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12:00 - 22:00All 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

This is my go-to place for a fabulous veggie meal if I visit Brighton. Lovely ambience, service and food. The Portobello Mushroom is particularly tasty.

Thank LondonMissprint
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had lunch with an old uni friend from 30 years ago. As students we would often go to FFF. We loved it then but we loved it even more this time. Very sophisticated without being stuffy. We felt so well looked after and although...More

Thank houseworks31
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here last night and the food is kind of fake gormet nowadays, used to be great and have some wow factor, last night it was literally a few vegetables plonked on a plate trying to be artistic but if the food doesn’t taste...More

Thank Young M
FFFx, General Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Young M I am sorry to hear that your experience at Food for Friends was not up to the previous high standards. We aim to try and source the best quality produce for our customers and this is reflected in our prices. We are...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were visiting Brighton for a few days for my birthday and did a search for restaurants that we could visit before we arrived. After reading other reviews and looking at the website, we booked a table and are so glad we did. What a...More

Thank Jane V
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Jane - truly an honour that you celebrated your birthday with us, and we're also really glad you had such a great time whilst you were here. Thank you for your feedback about dish sizes - always appreciate any critiques, comments and feedback....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am not a vegetarian but I think the food served in this restaurant is wonderful - very innovative and very very tasty and looks beautiful - had a fabulous lunch here - I was taken by my daughter .More

Thank Linda H
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Linda, thank you so much for the kind words. We are proud to showcase the incredible food and flavours that can be created with a plant-led approach to dining, so 5 stars always means a lot to us, but especially from a non-veggie! Hope...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today at Food for Friends from their Festive Set menu - the soup, Mushroom Mille Feuille and Chocolate desert are highly recommended!More

Thank Richardm1977
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Richard - thanks so much for the kind words, and truly glad you enjoyed the Festive menu - we don't think there's a better way to get into the festive spirit, even if we are a little biased! Hope to see you for many...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I would so much recomend this restaurant. I tryed the Sunday Roast and I´ve never had a better vegeterian food! It was so tasty. And the restaurant was very cosy and nice and the location good. Would go again if I wisit Brighton.

Thank Bjorkkr71
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Bjorkkr71! Glad to have shown off how good veggie food can be, and pleased you came away having had such a great experience. Hope you make another visit to Brighton again soon, and we'll see you then. FFFx

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is usually one of my favourite restaurants but this visit was below their usual standard. We went for my birthday lunch (an annual tradition). It was really busy and they clearly couldn't keep up. Service was painfully slow and we had to send our...More

1  Thank Hard_Woman
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Hard_Woman We are sorry that you were not able to enjoy your birthday lunch as planned. I remember your complaint (it's very rare we get dishes sent back twice), and it was our King oyster mushroom mille feuille that had accompaniments that were not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for an early meal before theatre with my son and his friend, both of whom are vegetarian. When he was living locally we used to come quite often but this is the first visit for some time. As usual, the staff were very...More

2  Thank Chris D
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Chris We are sorry to hear you felt let down on your visit to us. We like to offer a range of globally inspired dishes, featuring middle eastern spices, mediterranean style cooking and asian flavours. We are sorry to hear you didn't find any...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a wonderful lunch for three of us. On a spur of the moment we walked into Food for Friends. We were not particularly hungry really just needed a snack. Although they had many reservations they made room for us with a time limit...More

Thank Martin H
FFFx, Manager at Food for Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Martin, thank you for your kind words, and glad you had a great time. Sharing food with friends is definitely the best way to experience the restaurant... as the name 'Food For Friends' would suggest! Anyway, see you again soon - we're looking forward...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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