I wanted to take my bezzie for ezzie (lol, cringe) to a nice restaurant for her 21st birthday as for once we weren’t going out and getting wasted. I settled on Food for Friends because I’d never been there before, I’d heard good things and we’re both lovers of vegetarian food. We’ve tried too many times in the past to become vegetarians, with our last stint together ending in us drunkenly eating a chicken royale outside Burger King and then having dreams about chickens. We’re classy.
Food for Friends was revolutionary when it first opened back in 1981, being the first restaurant in Brighton to serve only vegetarian food. My mum and dad even went there back in the day when they were veggies, so it’s pretty well known.
We started off with a couple of cocktails which were strong but not too strong to enjoy, I can’t for the life of me remember what was in them though. Soz.
Faith went for the grilled haloumi, avocado and mango salad for £12.50, it was good but for that price we would have expected more avocado.
I had the double baked Brighton blue cheese souffle for £13.50, and again they were super stingy with the baby potatoes it came with. The apple puree went along really nicely but I hated the waldorf salad, I’ve never had it before so it was probably just down to personal preference.
The food was of a good standard but the service was a little disappointing. Everything just seemed to take a long time. Our drinks order was taken pretty soon after sitting down but then after that everything just seemed like a struggle, with everything taking a bit too long. The service was also just average with no personal touch or effort being made to interact with us, it was 7pm on a Monday night so it’s not as though they were rushed off their feet either.
For somewhere like Food for Friends which is so well known and a little fancier than your usual dinner spot we left on an anti climax, which is a real shame!
Find Food for Friends on 17-18 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF