veg*n places to eat – East of England/London

London

Loving Hut – vegan cafe/takeaway
Loving Hut is a vegan cafe/takeaway chain with a venue in Camden.
Open Tue.-Sun., 12.00-21.00.
3 Plender Street, Islington, London  NW1 0JT
+44 (0)207 387 5710
http://www.lovinghut.co.uk/
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Loving Hut – vegan cafe/takeaway
669 Holloway Road, London.
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Vantra – vegan organic restaurant
11-13 Soho Street, London; in the heart of Soho.
Opening times: 12pm to 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 8pm on Sundays
www.vantra.co.uk/

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Pogo Cafe – vegan cafe
76 Clarence Road, Hackney, London E5 8HB
Pogo Cafe offers delicious and healthy vegan food with a bit of music, art, books and information – also Pogo T-shirts!
The menu has starters and snacks, mains, children’s options, cakes and ice cream, and includes gluten-free and some organic dishes (see the Pogo web-site). Pogo Cafe offers soup of the day, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, lasagne, various burgers, and salads.
You can bring your own wine, and corkage costs £1 per person.
The cafe is organised as a workers’ co-operative, with a high standard of social and environmental awareness, with local and FairTrade sourcing.
Open from 12.30 to 9.00pm, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 11.00am to 9.00pm on Sunday; it is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
0208 5331214
http://www.pogocafe.co.uk/
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Rootmaster – vegan restaurant (or ‘bustaurant’)
Vegan food on a converted Routemaster bus! – in Elys Yard, off Brick Lane, London  E1 6QL.
‘… Our aim at the Rootmaster Bustaurant is to promote healthy living and respect for the environment. We want to show our customers that it is possible to enjoy and have fun with food and wine while living in harmony with the planet…’
Open Mon.-Sat. 11.00am-11.00pm (kitchen open 12.00pm-9.45pm); Sun. 11.00am-10.30pm (kitchen open 12.00pm-9.30pm).
Nearest Tube stations are Aldgate East and Liverpool Street.
http://www.root-master.co.uk/
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Saf restaurant & bar – vegan restaurant & bar
152-154 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AT
New restaurant in London (2009) serving vegan, organic, seasonal food, mostly raw. ‘SAF’ means ‘simply authentic food’, a plant-based gourmet menu using botanical ingredients.
Open Mon.-Sat.: lunch served 12.00-3.30, dinner served 6.30-11.00pm; bar food and drinks 11.00am-12.00pm.
Nearest Tube station is Old Street.
+44.20.76130007
http://www.safrestaurant.co.uk/
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Saf restaurant & bar Kensington – vegan
63 Kensington High Street, near Kensington, London W8 5SE.
Opening times: Mon-Sat 10am – 11pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
www.safrestaurant.co.uk/

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Vitao – vegan restaurant
Wardour Street, Soho, London  W1F 0TE.
Organic buffet; a la carte; juices; separate raw menu.
Mon.-Sat 12 noon to 10.00pm, Sunday 12 noon-9.00pm.
Nearest Tube stations are Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
020 7734 8986
www.vitaorganic.co.uk/

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Itadaki Zen – vegan organic Japanese
Restaurant and takeaway.
139 King’s Cross Road, London WC1X 9BJ
02072783573
www.itadakizen.com
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Manna – vegan
Opening times: dinner • tuesday – sunday, 6.30 – 10.30pm; lunch • saturday & sunday, noon – 3.00pm
4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ.
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222 – veggie vegan restaurant
222 North End Road, West Kensington, London  W14 9NU.
Hours: lunchtime 12:00-15:30; evening 17:30-22:30.
‘… Please feel free to contact us with your comments, or with questions about catering, nutrition or menu …’ Established veggie/vegan restaurant, currently setting up chain of vegan takeaways in London. 020 738 12322 www.222veggievegan.com/
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Indian vegetarian Bhel Poori house – vegetarian restaurant
92 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 9EX.
The Indian vegetarian Bhel Poori house is a great little restaurant near the Angel Tube station in Islington. It does a buffet of food, all but one item of which is vegan (the green chutney isn’t, according to the vegan London web-site). All you can eat for £3.95, drinks extra – and they do vegan lassi! The food is good and the decor is amazing – the walls are covered with information about the livestock industry and the benefits of vegetarianism! 020 7837 4607
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Mildred’s restaurant – vegetarian restaurant
45 Lexington Street, London  W1F 9AN
www.mildreds.co.uk/
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Mrs Marengos – vegetarian
Takeaway outlet for Mildred’s.
London.
www.mrsmarengos.co.uk/

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Vanilla Black – vegetarian
17-18 Tooks Court, London EC4A 1LB.
www.vanillablack.co.uk/

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The vegetarian paradise – vegetarian
London.
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Buffet V – vegetarian
Thai/Chinese restaurant.
40 New Oxford Street, off Charing Cross Road, London WC1A 1EP.
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Buffet V – vegetarian
Bloomsbury
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Rasa N16 – vegetarian Indian
Chain of restaurants.

www.rasarestaurants.com/

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Rasa W1 – vegetarian Indian
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Rasa – vegetarian Indian
Stoke Newington, London.
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Rasa Express W1 – vegetarian Indian
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Rasa – vegetarian Indian
Charlotte Street, London.
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Jai Krishna – vegetarian Indian
London.
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Veg – vegetarian Thai/Chinese
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Veg – vegetarian Thai/Chinese
Islington, London.
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The Gate – vegetarian restaurant
Hammersmith, London.

www.thegate.tv/web/index.asp

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Chutney’s – vegetarian Indian
London.
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Tao – vegetarian Chinese
London.
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Jao cafe – vegetarian
London.
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Sagar – vegetarian Indian
Covent Garden, London.
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Sagar – vegetarian Indian
Chain of vegetarian Indian restaurants.
Percy Street, London.

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Sagar – vegetarian Indian

157 King Street, City of London

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Govindas – vegetarian
London.
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Eat and two veg – vegetarian diner
London.
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Amico bio – vegetarian organic Italian
The first vegetarian organic Italian restaurant in London.

www.amicobio.co.uk/

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Tibits – vegetarian restaurant
London.
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Maoz falafel cafe – vegetarian
London.
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Zilli Green – vegetarian restaurant
Soho, London.

www.zillirestaurants.co.uk/green/

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Otarian – vegetarian fast food
183-185 Wardour Street, Soho, London.

http://otarian.com/

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Otarian – vegetarian fast food
Shaftesbury Avenue
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Food for thought – vegetarian restaurant
Covent Garden, London.
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Blah blah blah – vegetarian restaurant
London.

http://blahvegetarian.com/

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Colchester

LevelBest art cafe – vegetarian
Social enterprise cafe/art space in Culver Street East; basic vegetarian cafe, open weekdays only.
D’Arcy House, 3 Culver Street East, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LD

www.dacontrust.co.uk/

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Dedham

Dedham Art + Craft Centre tearoom – vegetarian

Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm every day (5.30pm on Sat. and Sun. during BST)
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (1st January)
High Street, Dedham, Essex CO7 6AD

www.dedhamartandcraftcentre.co.uk/tearooms.htm

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Ipswich

Museum Street cafe – vegetarian cafe
Westgate House, 3 Museum Street, Ipswich, Suffolk  IP1 1HQ.
The Museum Street cafe is a vegetarian cafe with a salad bar and hot buffet; the salads are vegan and the hot buffet usually includes a vegan option.
It is open Mon.-Fri., 8.30am-4.30pm.
(01473) 232393
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Woodbridge

The Cross – vegetarian restaurant
2 Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk  IP12 1DH.
The Cross is a new vegetarian restaurant and wine bar (winter 2009); there are vegan options.
‘… Creating imaginative, colourful, inspirational, nutritious, delicious, wholesome, hearty food that just happens to be (v).
Intimate dining in a stylish location with fresh, good-quality produce … ‘
(01394) 389076
http://www.thecross1652.com/
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Norwich

Loving Hut – vegan takeaway
28 Cattle Market Street, Norwich, Norfolk  NR1 3DY.
Vegan takeaway! – mainly Chinese food.
Open Mon.-Fri., 12.00-17.00; closed Sat.-Sun. and Bank Holidays.
07845 282127
http://www.vegeland.co.uk/
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Amity Point cafe – vegetarian and raw cafe
16 Onley Street, Norwich, Norfolk.
New vegetarian and raw cafe, all Fairtrade; no hot food, except hot soup in winter.
Their web-site says: ‘Welcome to our little room of calm’.
Open Wed.-Sun., 10.00-17.00; closed Mon.-Tue. .
Payment by cash only.
01603 699907
http://www.amitypoint.co.uk/
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Butlers – vegetarian bakery and takeaway
98 Vauxhall Street, Norwich, Norfolk  NR2 2SD.
Vegetarian bakery and takeaway, also catering.
Open Mon.-Fri., 08.30-14.00; closed Sat.-Sun. .
01603 665066
http://www.butlersofnorwich.co.uk/
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The Greenhouse Trust – eco centre with vegetarian cafe and shop
42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk  NR2 1NR.
The Greenhouse cafe does vegetarian and vegan food – try the delicious chocolate and banana cake! They specialise in organic home-made food.
Opening times: 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Cafe and nice courtyard with vine and solar panel roofing.
(01603) 631007
http://www.greenhousetrust.co.uk/
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Pulse cafe/bar – vegetarian cafe/bar
The Old Fire Station Stables, Labour in Vain Yard, Guildford Hill, Norwich, Norfolk  NR2 1JD.
Modern vegetarian cafe/restaurant/bar with vegan options, in a loft plus courtyard. Licensed.
Opening times:
Mondays-Saturdays 10am-11pm
(01603) 765562
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River Green cafe – vegetarian/vegan deli/cafe/restaurant
New vegetarian deli/cafe/restaurant with vegan options, opened July 2011.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until late (4pm on Sunday), go and try their Easy Eating Menu during the day and their Fine Dining Menu in the evening and all day Sunday, or their organic wines and beers at any time!
www.rivergreencafe.co.uk/

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Diss, Suffolk

Les Amandines – vegetarian cafe
Norfolk House Yard, St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk.
Les Amandines is a long-established vegetarian cafe serving a range of snacks, lunches, afternoon tea and cakes, with vegan options.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, daytime only.
(01379) 640449
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Needham Market, Suffolk

The Red Lion – public house
A traditional family pub. which does only vegetarian food! – run by vegetarian Jan Wise. The Red Lion has a large garden and a car-park. In the summer you can dine al fresco.
Some dishes on the menu are vegan and some are vegan adaptable.
Green Street Green, Great Bricett, Needham Market, Suffolk  IP7 7DD.
(01473) 657799
http://www.theveggieredlion.co.uk/index.php
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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

My kitchen – vegetarian cafe      XXXX  CLOSED 2011
80 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex  SS9 1BZ.
Vegetarian cafe – vegan options – licensed – non-smoking.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday.
01702 719222
http://www.mykitchen.org.uk/
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Southend on Sea, Essex

The Railway Hotel pub. – vegetarian with vegan options
Southend’s live music pub., opened March 2011.
Address: Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AJ; ‘phone: (01702) 343194
Pub. opening times: Mon- 5pm-11:00 pm, Tues – Thurs: 12 pm – 11:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 12:00 am – 1:00 am, Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Food available: Tues-Fri 12-30 pm – 3.30 pm, Wed (Special £10 deal, varies each week) 7.00pm – 10.00pm, Sunday- 12.30 – 5.30 pm – outside of these hours the pub. says that they can almost always accommodate small parties though the menu will be slightly limited according to the time of day.
www.railwayhotelsos.co.uk/

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Cambridge

Rainbow Cafe – vegetarian cafe
Rainbow Cafe, 9A King’s Parade, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
The only vegetarian restaurant in Cambridge – serving vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food, all cooked on the premises daily using locally-sourced fresh ingredients.
There is an extensive menu (see their web-site), including starters, main courses, super specials, children’s, cakes and desserts, and beverages, with dishes such as bean chilli, enchiladas, tacos, salads, a selection of soya ice creams, etc, all marked with dietary symbols.
Rainbow Cafe has been at this location for twenty-one years, and is fully licensed – all the beer, cider and wine is vegan and organic and all coffee is FairTrade. Soya milk is provided.
(Entry to the restaurant is by a narrow passageway and twelve safety steps.)
Open Tuesday-Saturday.
http://www.rainbowcafe.co.uk/

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February 2011
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