Thursday, 5 January 2017

Food: Food For Friends, Brighton

Spending Christmas in Brighton meant that a vegetarian restaurant had to be on the menu. Food For Friends has been serving up a fully vegetarian menu since 1981 and uses seasonal produce from local producers while also catering for vegan and gluten free diets.

Brighton isn't lacking in veggie cafes but for a slightly less 'hippie' vibe and for impressing my omnivorous parents, I booked a table for our traditional Boxing Day meal out and we all loved the delicious food, attentive but not overbearing service and the adventurous cocktail list (and not a nut roast in sight!). We had the festive set menu at £28 for three courses - unlike regular set menus when there's one default veggie option it was actually quite hard to decide but a Black & Blue (Bombay Sapphire, dry vermouth, strawberry and balsamic vinegar) cocktail to sip while deliberating helped.

To start, I had the pumpkin agnolotti - I'm a huge fan of pumpkin flavours so this was delicious. I wouldn't usually opt for pasta in a restaurant but the small starter size portion was perfect.

The Jerusalem artichoke fritters with caramelized turnip gyoza (vegan) sounded like something I would enjoy and it didn't disappoint. Full of flavour and really filling, I think even my most carnivorous friends would have enjoyed this unique dish.

To finish, a spiced poached pear with chocolate Cointreau mousse with a flax and chia seed snap (vegan) - I wanted a light dessert after a hearty main and this was perfect, the chocolate mousse was so intensely chocolate-y and the spiced pear was wintery without having an overwhelmingly Christmassy flavour.

Food For Friends, 17 - 18 Prince Albert Street, Brighton
Directions and booking here



  1. This looks so yummy! Also, that cocktail sounds like it was made for me. 😍

    - Elodie x

  2. Not being a vegetarian, I'm impressed by how good these look to me! They sound delicious. I've heard good things about Food For Friends and you're only further confirming it :)

  3. I LOVE Food for Friends- it is my favourite restaurant! Since trying it out a few years ago it's now the only place we go to when we go down to Brighton. They are doing the meat eaters eat free thing in January but only Mon-Thurs so we can't go.

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