Food for Friends, Brighton - restaurant review
Brighton must be one of the most veggie and vegan-friendly places in England, I reckon. Like all good Londoners, I like to head down in Brighton as often as I can, have a stroll along the seafront, play some crap arcade games, and generally get in the locals' way.
My other half is a former Brighton resident, having spent a few years studying in the city. That was a long, long time ago, but even then he used to eat at Food for Friends. Back then, it was a veggie restaurant turning out baked potatoes and other simple veggie meals to hungry, scruffy students. Now it turns out slightly more upmarket vegetarian dishes to shoppers taking a break from hitting the high streets. Now, like then, it's packed.
The past few times I've been in have been hit and miss. That said, even their misses are pretty good, it's just that when they have hits, they have Hits so it's kind of disappointing when you just have a decent, rather than a-MAH-zing meal.
I don't know why, but nothing called out to me from the menu. When I saw you could get the halloumi salad as vegan option (crispy tofu subbed for the cheese), I knew I had found my dinner.
Here's what I got:
Looks nice, right? And it was. The cauliflower pakoras were a little shy of the deep fat fryer (a bit on the raw side, rather than the yielding cruciferous pillows they should be) but the curry was nice and mellow - gentle spices in a smooth tomato-based sauce.
But you don't want to see that. You want to see this:
17-18 Prince Albert Street