If you're veggie and struggling to find a great place to eat, here are some suggestions from OpenTable of the best vegetarian restaurants all around the UK.
The Gate, Islington, London
Situated in the trendy environs of Islington, The Gate serves exclusively vegetarian fare. A private dining room, catering to up to 40, and the dedicated children’s menu offering appetising items such as lentil cottage pie and beetroot and quinoa burger makes The Gate perfect for special events, or a quick bite with the kids. The Gate also has restaurants in Hammersmith and Marylebone, as well as releasing two cookbooks; perfect for vegetarian dining in London or meat-free inspiration at home.
Stem + Glory, Cambridge
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Stem + Glory prides itself on its growing reputation as a vibrant vegan destination, serving a wide variety of hot and cold plant-based dishes for both dining in or take away. The menu is accompanied by organic wines, craft beers, ciders and artisan sodas. Buffet style service by day transforms into casual fine dining by night, cleverly cementing Stem + Glory’s place on the vegan and vegetarian dining landscape.
Food for Friends, Brighton
Tucked into the picturesque South Lanes of Brighton with items such as Grilled Haloumi, Avocado and Mango Salad and Roast Coconut and Aubergine Curry on the menu, it would not be too hard to find somebody to share a meal at Food for Friends with. Specialising in vegetarian dishes using fresh, local produce, this restaurant was featured in The Good Food Guide 2016, also winning the Brighton and Hove Foodie Awards 2012.
Vanilla Black, London
A fine dining Vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of London, Vanilla Black stands out as from the crowd. The standards for their food are simple: no pasta reliant dishes, meat substitutes or heavy spicing. The result is a restaurant that is now so popular that scores of meat-eating guests claim to not miss their burgers Enjoy their 2017 summer menu which is sponsored by FT Weekend and Laurent Perrier.
Daylesford Farmshop, Stow-on-the-Wold
There is something poetic about enjoying all organic food at a farmshop and café in the heart of over 2000 acres of Cotswolds countryside. With items such as a Jerusalem artichoke, shaved cauliflower and hazelnut pizza, and smoky vegan chorizo and spicy glazed mushrooms, Daylesford have won over 60 national and international awards for their organic food and sustainable practices. Daylesford also have three London branches in London (Pimlico, Marylebone and Notting Hill) as well as cooking classes, floristry workshops and a spa, making it a prime destination choice for vegans, vegetarians or anybody who is interested in sustainable, organic food.
Source York, York
Specialising in super foods and tasty vegetarian cuisine, Source York has made sure that each vegetarian dish is perfectly integrated into the menu and many of their items have the option to add meat, as opposed to requesting a vegetarian alternative. The crowning glory, however, is that their super-salads and sides have two size choices – main or side course- ensuring that there is no hungry customers and food waste is minimised.
With two dedicated vegetarian menus, a wide range of complementing side dishes and an extensive cocktail list, Umami knows exactly what is required for a great dining experience. Head chef Mandeep Bajwa brings with him several years of experience working in restaurants across the in subcontinent and the Middle East. The stylish yet understated décor also makes this an ideal location for special occasions and celebrations.
New Moon Cafe, Bristol
New Moon Tapas may be a small, family-run, establishment, but it is big on atmosphere and experience. The décor is intimate and classy, perfect for a first date or special occasion, and the menu labels each section as “Green” (vegetarian), “Blue” (Seafood) and “Red” (Meat & Game), ensuring that vegetarians, pescetarians, carnivores and omnivores alike are able to make choices to suit their fancy.
The Camellia at South Lodge, Horsham
The country house décor and open terrace provide the ideal setting for The Camellia’s excellent selection of main menu vegetarian options, not to mention the dedicated 8-course vegetarian dinner menu. The vegetables sourced from the walled kitchen garden and locally sourced ingredients blend environmentally-friendly practices with 2 AA rosette winning contemporary interpretations of traditional seasonal dishes for a stylish and guilt-free gastronomic experience.
Saffrons at Hotel de France, St Helier
Saffrons use local produce wherever possible, coupled with Indian spices to produce a range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes delectable enough to please even the most discerning palate. Traditional methods, including a Tandoor clay oven are combined with modern European techniques to bring out the best of each and every flavour.
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