Food for Friends has created original and exciting vegetarian and vegan cooking in Brighton’s beautiful South Lanes since 1981. 

The restaurant was founded with the ethos of serving global vegetarian cuisine. It was a place that Brighton’s mix of eclectic locals knew and loved. It was a regular occurrence to see scores of hungry people queuing around the building, all waiting to order their lunch at the infamous Food for Friends counter. Food for Friends is still enjoying the same level of popularity but for different reasons. A change of ownership occured in 2004 that brought the venue to a more relaxed, friendly and comfortable environment to eat good food. In July 2018 a new chapter begun with a new ownership which has guaranteed that Food For Friends remained independent and local to Brighton only. It is now our mission to bring organic food and drinks to our menus, a new brunch menu and affordable, honest prices to you all - friends of our food x


The Food

A vital part of good vegetarian and vegan cooking lies in seasoning and flavours.  Today it is much easier to eat a vegetarian diet as the variety of foods available is greater now than ever before. We pride ourselves on serving innovative and delicious dishes that keep not only vegetarians but all lovers of good food coming back, year after year.

We believe in supporting local producers whenever possible, using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients to deliver high quality, great value food. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, offering a relaxed and unpretentious gourmet dining experience.