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30 must-visit vegetarian restaurants

30 must-visit vegetarian restaurants

Enjoy veggie treats in one of these top eateries

What better way to enjoy meat-free meals than under the roof of some of the UK's top vegetarian eateries? From chic cuisine to co-operative cafés, we've picked (with some enthusiastic recommendations from Stylist's Twitter followers) our 30 must-visit veggie restaurants. So why not eat out this weekend and experience the best of what Mother Nature has to offer - minus the meat.

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Mildreds

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Mildreds

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Mildreds

    Practically an institution in London's foodie scene - and loved by the likes of Stella McCartney's big sis, Mary - lively Soho eatery Mildred's has been serving up delicious, budget-friendly vegetarian fare since 1988.

    www.mildreds.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodruffs Organic Café

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodruffs Organic Café

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodruffs Organic Café

    From vegetarian and vegan food to dairy-free and wheat-free options, Woodruffs Café in Stroud is perfect for those that find it difficult to get a tasty bite elsewhere. Whether you go for a spicy Mexican breakfast or the hearty Goan coconut dahl, you'll walk away feeling virtuous.

    www.woodruffsorganiccafe.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vitao

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vitao

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vitao

    While bland chickpeas and rubbery tofu might spring to mind when you think of vegan food, Vitao restaurant, located in the heart of Soho in London, promises to rewire your thinking with its gourmet vegan menu. From super-fresh salads to flavoursome stews - vegan food just got exciting.

    www.vitao.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Cranks

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Cranks

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Cranks

    Having upped-sticks from London's Carnaby Street to the more tranquil surroundings of Totnes in Devon, Cranks Garden Restaurant is located in the town's Cider Press Centre, so we're amazed that they manage to get anything done! But get things done they do, promoting their 'Nature Knows Best' philosophy via hand-prepared, locally-sourced, seasonal vegetarian food.

    www.cranks.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rasa

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rasa

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rasa

    With gushing recommendations from the likes of Jamie Oliver, vegetarians visiting the capital (there's also an outpost in Newcastle) should certainly make a pit-stop at one of Rasa's arresting, pink-coloured restaurants. Specialising in dishes from Kerala in South India, the focus is firmly placed on freshness and flavour.

    www.rasarestaurants.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rainbow Café

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rainbow Café

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Rainbow Café

    Cambridge may be known for its world-famous university, the annual boat race and students on bicycles, but in vegetarian circles, it's all about the Rainbow Café. Boasting the accolade of being the only wholly vegetarian eatery in Cambridge, pop in to find out why the Tagine L’Algerienne is the most requested dish on the menu.

    www.rainbowcafe.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodlands Restaurant

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodlands Restaurant

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Woodlands Restaurant

    Affiliated with the famous Woodlands Restaurant chain in India, it's little wonder that the company's three London outposts serve delicious and authentic Indian cuisine, while the wholly vegetarian menu (with a South India bias) really sets it apart from your average curry house.

    www.woodlandsrestaurant.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Terre à Terre

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Terre à Terre

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Terre à Terre

    A quick glance at the menu, featuring items such as Seven Wonders of the Weald and Fancy Nancy, will tell you all you need to know about Terre à Terre in Brighton - this is no ordinary vegetarian restaurant. Promising a culinary experience like no other, go with an open mind and an empty stomach.

    www.terreaterre.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: inSpiral Café

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: inSpiral Café

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: inSpiral Café

    A hit with yoga bunnies and marathon runners alike, the inSpiral Café in London is a one-stop-shop for vegetarian and vegan goodness. The menu changes with the seasons (now's definitely the right time to try the Edible Flower Salad) and dishes are enhanced with superfoods for an extra nutritional boost. Plus, the in-house shop is a great place to stock up on their tasty kale chips.

    www.inspiralled.net

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Shayona Restaurant

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Shayona Restaurant

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Shayona Restaurant

    Ditch the passport and be transported to India via the Shayona Restaurant in London. Serving authentic, vegetarian cuisine from across the Indian sub-continent, the menu conforms to Sattvic or Ayurvedic dietary practices - so expect lots of wholesome grains and legumes, plus gentle warming spices rather than set-your-mouth-on-fire chilli.

    www.shayonarestaurants.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vanilla Black

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vanilla Black

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Vanilla Black

    On par with any other Michelin-recommended restaurant with meat on its menus, Vanilla Black in London is sophisticated vegetarian cuisine at its very best. The chic surroundings set the tone for an innovative menu - think Fried Mushroom Mousse and Pernod Pancakes, Warm Walnut Panna Cotta and Blue Stilton Dumplings or Iced Malt and Burnt Orange Marshmallow dessert. Yep, it's pretty special.

    www.vanillablack.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The 8th Day

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The 8th Day

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The 8th Day

    The 8th Day in Manchester has come a long way from its original conception in the 70s as a craft exchange and hippy hangout. However, in so many ways, things remain the same. It's still run as a worker co-op and with a lively café and in-house shop selling healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan food, it continues to be a groovy place to hang out.

    eighth-day.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The Gate

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The Gate

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: The Gate

    With the Islington branch having just celebrated its 1st anniversary, The Gate's Hammersmith venue has also just reopened; all the more reason to book a table at The Gate restaurant in London. First opened in 1989, The Gate is a sublime blend of, what the team describe as, 'Indo-Iraqi-Jewish' vegetarian cuisine, reflecting the backgrounds of the restaurant's owners. Think Feta Cheese and Cous-cous Fritters, Haloumi Kibi and Aubergine Teriyaki. Yum.

    thegaterestaurants.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Food For Friends

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Food For Friends

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Food For Friends

    Brighton's historic 'lanes' area is full of hidden gems, and one such jewel is vegetarian landmark Food For Friends. 31 years in the running and still going strong, the menu is packed full of inventive veggie dishes. And be sure to kick off your evening with the delicious Elderflower Fizz champagne cocktail.

    www.foodforfriends.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Greens

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Greens

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Greens

    With 22 years of vegetarian cooking under its belt - and, helpfully, TV chef Simon Rimmer as one of its owners - Greens restaurant is an inimitable institution in Manchester's dining scene. Featuring an innovative veggie menu (who knew vegetarian black pudding was possible?), as one of our Twitter followers says: "you don't miss the meat!"

    www.greensdidsbury.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Blah Blah Blah

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Blah Blah Blah

    With previous patrons including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie and Sir Paul McCartney - don't be fooled by the blasé name, the veggie food at this jazzy, west London stalwart is far from blah, blah, blah!

    www.blahvegetarian.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Tibits

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Tibits

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Tibits

    A stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street in London is a calming oasis known as Heddon Street, and on it is a welcoming little pit-stop called Tibits. Perfect for lunch-time titbits or an early evening bite, the focus here is on vegetarian food that's seasonal, natural and - most of all - enjoyable.

    www.tibits.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Warehouse Café

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Warehouse Café

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Warehouse Café

    "Beats all the veggie restaurants in London hands down", remarks one Twitter follower. While some may have something to say about this recommendation of Birmingham's Warehouse Café, we can't help but agree with their enthusiasm for the eatery's locally-sourced, British comfort food.

    www.thewarehousecafe.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Ms. Cupcake

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Ms. Cupcake

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Ms. Cupcake

    Although it's not strictly a restaurant, Brixton market in south London didn't know what hit it when Ms. Cupcake breezed into town with her eye-popping vegan treats!

    www.mscupcake.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Amico Bio

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Amico Bio

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Amico Bio

    Bolognese, lasagna, carpaccio, cannelloni - Italian cooking has plenty to offer meat-eaters but little variety for vegetarians. Aiming to change all that is new London restaurant Amico Bio. Taking its 'green-thinking, better living' philosophy on board, our lives were certainly improved after experiencing their delicious organic fare.

    www.amicobio.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Hansa's

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Hansa's

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Hansa's

    Hansa's restaurant in Leeds has been in the capable hands of founder and owner Hansa Dabhi - and her team of all-female staff - for more than 20 years. Cultivating award-winning, Gujarati-style vegetarian cuisine, one enthusiastic Twitter follower described Hansa's as: "amazing! The best Gujarati food there is!". Need we say more?

    www.hansasrestaurant.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Riverside Vegetaria

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Riverside Vegetaria

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Riverside Vegetaria

    With al fresco dining and a Thames riverside view, Kingston's Riverside Vegetaria really comes into its own during the summer. However, it's international veggie cuisine - Spicy Organic Jamaican Stew sits alongside Masala Dosai on the menu - is pretty darn good any time of the year.

    www.rsveg.plus.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: David Bann

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: David Bann

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: David Bann

    With a picturesque coast and an abundance of history there's already plenty to see in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. However, one spot worth a visit is the sophisticated vegetarian fare at David Bann's restaurant in the heart of the city. Anyone that can make sweet potato, chilli and chocolate work together as a main is well worth the trip.

    www.davidbann.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: 222 Veggie Vegan

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: 222 Veggie Vegan

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: 222 Veggie Vegan

    There may be some raw food dishes on the all-vegan menu, however there's nothing rough and ready about the tasty food at 222 Veggie Vegan in west London.

    www.222veggievegan.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Dandelion & Burdock

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Dandelion & Burdock

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Dandelion & Burdock

    15 years catering to the whims of the health-conscious crowd in California and Oregon was the ideal training ground for chef David Wilson, owner of cool vegan restaurant Dandelion & Burdock in West Yorkshire. With a focus on wholesome, seasonal fare served with a contemporary polish, D&B easily tempts veggies and meat-eaters alike.

    www.dandelionandburdockrestaurant.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Green Note

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Green Note

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Green Note

    Not content with an eclectic vegetarian menu inspired by food from around the world, London's Green Note café also plays host to an equally eclectic roster of live music - the late Amy Winehouse and Blur's Graham Coxon are among previous performers. Right now, though, it's the food we're interested in and the Green Note's Orange and Avocado Salad is said to be perfection.

    www.greennote.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Bistro 1847

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Bistro 1847

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Bistro 1847

    Giving a vegetarian twist to the très français concept of the bistro, Manchester's Bistro 1847 is located slap-bang in the middle of the city centre, giving it a cool buzzy vibe. However, the amazing veggie food, created by ex-Vanilla Black chef Wendy Swetnam, certainly stands out against the vibrant atmosphere.

    www.bistro1847.co.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Summersault

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Summersault

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Summersault

    Coming well recommended from one of Stylist's Twitter followers, Summersault in Rugby is a veggie restaurant through and through - it's founders Eileen and Michael Jeffs and their whole family are vegetarians. Situated in a beautiful, historic building dating back to 1912, it's a fitting way to enjoy its wholesome hand-prepared meals.

    www.summersault.ltd.uk

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Crocus Café

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Crocus Café

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Crocus Café

    Perfect for informal vegetarian and vegan fare, the volunteer-run Crocus Café sits right at the heart of the community in the Lenton area of Nottingham. With a focus on Fairtrade and quality food at not-for-profit prices, the Come Dine With Crocus night on Thursdays (either a candlelit three-course dinner for £10 or a handmade meal and live music for £5) is a great introduction to the menu.

    www.crocuscafe.com

  • Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Manna

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    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Manna

    Must-visit vegetarian restaurants: Manna

    Your palate will never get bored eating at Manna in London's chi-chi Primrose Hill area. The restaurant's inventive vegetarian cuisine speaks of around the world adventures, from Spiced Jerk Tofu, Plantain and Sweet Potato Kebab with a Caribbean Coleslaw, to Fennel and Pumpkin Seed Bangers on Carrot and Parsnip Mash. Delicious!

    www.mannav.com

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