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______________________________________________________________________ rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism Europe2 ______________________________________________________________________ The 20 parts of this guide contain a world list of vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants, stores, organizations, services, etc. Each part is posted on an independent schedule. The guide is available on WWW in easy-to-use hypertext format on the Vegetarian Pages at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/ ** Please send us any new listings or corrections. ** The prefered way for you to send us updates is to use the forms on the above mentioned WWW site. E-mail updates gladly accepted also, but please format them in the same format as is used in this guide and keep comments and reviews short, simple, and straight to the point. The latest posted copy of the World Guide to Vegetarianism is also available via e-mail. For an index and instructions, send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following line in the message body: send usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide/index The guide is also available via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu in the directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide. ______________________________________________________________________ Europe2 ______________________________________________________________________ This section has listings for the following: | Channel Islands Ireland Wales | England Scotland The Europe coordinator is: Geraint Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org> ______________________________________________________________________ The Vegan Society of the U.K. publishes "The Vegan Holiday & Restaurant Guide". It covers mostly England, Scotland, & Wales. Their mailing address is: The Vegan Society Ltd, 7 Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7AA, ENGLAND Tel. +44 1424 427393 | Publish the good quarterly magazine "The Vegan". Also have local | contacts, see http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VeganSocUK/ | | The Vegetarian Society of the UK has many local groups which produce | guides for their own areas, eg the Cumbria Branch do a Lake District | Guide. There are about 140 such groups form Jersey to the Shetlands. | See http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VegSocUK/ for more info. There are a number of nationally-circulated vegetarian-oriented | magazines available in big newsagents: e.g. the 'BBC Vegetarian | Good Food Guide'. These have pages of small ads, as does The Guardian | (newspaper) on weekends. | | Most restaurant chains serve a vegetarian option. Also, most main-line | railway stations have a "Casey Jones" burger shop in them, selling | "Mexican Bean Burgers". Check the local Tourist or Information Office | for other outlets. Phoning from abroad, replace the initial '0' in the area code with the country code: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland: +44 Irish Republic: +353 Vegetarian Organisations: The Vegan Society, 7 Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7AA, (01424) 427393 - Membership includes subscription to "The Vegan" quarterly. | See also: http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VeganSocUK/ The Vegetarian Society of the U.K. Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altringham, Cheshire, WA14 4QG, (0161) 928-0793 - Membership includes subscription to "The Vegetarian". Currently subscription is 14 pounds per year. Overseas postal rates, add: airmail - 10 pounds; surface - 6 pounds. Now on the net! Enquiries | to: email@example.com or see their Web page at | http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VegSocUK/ Jewish Vegetarian Society Bet Teva, 853/855 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8LX 'Veggies' e-mail list, subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org Vegetarian Products: Vegetarian Shoes, 36 Gardner St, Brighton, BN1 1UN, UK Tel.: (01273) 691913 - Make a wide variety of footwear. Mail order too. | ______________________________________________________________________ | | Channel Islands | ______________________________________________________________________ | | | Jersey | ------ | | Jersey Animal Rights Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Bridget Murphy, La Corbiere, 15 Grouville Arsenal, Grouville, | Jersey JE3 9DT Tel: 01534 855871 (after 6.30pm) | | Jersey Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Lyn Davies, 12 Tesson Mews, St.Lawrence, Jersey | | ______________________________________________________________________ England ______________________________________________________________________ | Aldershot | --------- | | Health & Diet Centre | Unit 5, Hippodrome House, Station Road, Aldershot | Tel: 01252 27990 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members. Shop. | | | | Avebury | ------- | | Stones Vegetarian Restaurant | by the Great Barn & National Trust Shop | Tel: 0167 23 514 | - April - Oct daily 10 am - 6 pm | | | | Barnstaple | ---------- | | Green Friend Information Centre for VegSoc UK | - Karen Hicks, 24 Meadow Park, Roundswell Village, Barnstaple, Devon | EX31 3QX | | | | Basingstoke | ----------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Basingstoke Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Mark Johnson, | Smiths Green Cottages, 162 Vine Road, Sherbourne St.John, | Basingstoke, Hants RG24 9JA | Tel: 01256 851553 | | Wholefood stores: | | Basingstoke Health Food Centre, 15 Newmarket Square | Tel: 01256 28680 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members on all purchases over 3 pounds | | Vitality Health Foods, 35 Wote Street, Basingstoke | Tel: 01256 64904 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Bath ---- | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Demuths Vegetarian Restaurant, 2 North Parade Passage, Bath. BA1 6DX | (off Abbey Green) | Tel.: 01225 446059 | - Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm. Lacto-Ovo. Excellent selection of | Vegan and 100% Veggie starters, main dishes and puddings. | Cappuccinos are the best in Bath. Great atmosphere. Has Organic | Vegan/Vegetarian alcoholic drinks. Non-smoking (the only | restaurant in Bath?). Highly recommended. Book early! | | | Vegetarian-friendly Restaurants: Tilleys - Restaurant next door but 2 to Demuths. Meat and Vegetarian, but has a V. menu, with real choices. Specialises in starters (ie no main courses; one eats 3 starters). Moderately expensive, but worthwhile. | Wholefood stores: | | Scoffs, 20 Kingsmead Square | - Wholefood bakery and cafe. Snacks and hot dishes to eat in and take | away. Wide variety of bread. Wonderful salads and cakes. Examples: | homity pie, carrot and tahini rolls, Russian rye bread, brioche and | home made jam. | | Harvest, Walcot Street | - Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Closed Sun. Fab 100% vegetarian store. | Everything from bins full of lentils to organic, vegan wines. | Great for vegans. Organic local fruit and veg. available. | | | | Bexhill on Sea | -------------- | | Helensholme, 13 Bushy Croft, Bexhill on Sea, E.Sussex TN39 4HB | Tel: 01424 842012 | - vegan bed & breakfast, no smoking. | | | | Bexleyheath | ----------- | | Health in Store, 208a Broadway. Tel: 0181 303 6792 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Bickley | ------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Eleanonr Hubble, 16 Parkside Avenue, Bickley, Kent BR1 2EJ | Tel: 0181 464 6035 | | | | Bideford | -------- | | Clovelly Information Centre for VegSoc UK | - Kay Wardle, South View, Woolsery, Bideford, N.Devon EX39 5QP | Tel: 01237 431 074 | | Birmingham ---------- Ginger's Vegetarian Eating House, 7a High Street, Kings Heath, 0121 444 0906 Wild Oats Vegetarian Restaurant, 5 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, B29 6HJ, 0121 471 2459 The Warehouse Cafe, Friends of the Earth (Birmingham), 54 Alison Street, Digbeth, B5 5TH, 0121 633 0261 | Vegetropolis, James Street, B1 | Tel: 0121 233 0726 | - Open Tue-Sunday noon till late. Vegan-Friendly. | Film and video screenings. Wonderful magazine collection. Adjacent | to Angle gal lery exhibitions/book/art shop | | Wholefood shops: | | The Health Food Shop, 236 Bull Ring Centre, B5 | Tel: 0121 643 4040 | - Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Good for beans, pulses and grain-stuffs. | It's also a herbalists! Many unusual herbs and spices to try! | | Others: | Plus the many Kashmiri/Pakistani/Indian/Balti/Tandoori places always have at least half a dozen veggie dishes, many have a lot more. | Bodmin | ------ | | Health Food Store: | | Bran Tub, 7 Market House Arcade, Fore Street | Tel: 01208 76625 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Vegan B&B | Tel: 01208 872316 | - 3 miles from Bodmin, restored cottage in country location. | | | | Boscombe | -------- | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | Unit 31, Sovereign Centre, Boscombe, Bournemouth | Tel: 01202 300059 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Bournemouth | ----------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Bournemouth Branch of VegSoc UK | Harry Mather, 6 Hayes Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset | Tel: 01202 391836 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Harry Mather, as above. | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Sea Dene Hotel, Liz Jones, 10 Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, | Bournemouth BH4 8JF. Tel: 01202 761 372 | - vegetarian, vegan and traditional. Edwardian Hotel, 400 yards from | beach, all rooms en suite | | Wholefood stores: | | That Little Green Place (store) | Units 9 and 9a, The Avenue Shopping Centre, Commercial Road, | Bournemouth. Tel: 01202 311200 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Bracknell | --------- | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | 65 Princess Square Tel: 01344 411870 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Bradford -------- Shiraz Restaurant, 113 Oak Lane, BD18 2AF. Tel.: (01274) 490176 - 10% discount to Vegan Society (GB) members. South Square Cafe, Thornton, near Bradford. 01274 834747 - Open Tue-Sat 10.30-5pm, Sun 1-4pm. Small, modest, vegan-friendly cafe in lovely surroundings. | Hansa's Gujarati Vegetarian, 44 Gt. Horton Rd BD7 1AL | Tel: +44 1274 736008 | - 12-2pm, 5pm-midnight. Lacto. Vegan-Friendly. Best Indian | Vegetarian restaurant in area. Cheap early-bird menus. | Eat-as-much-as-you-like fixed-price buffets at lunch times. | Real ales. | | | | Brentford | --------- | | Hunza Wholefoods, Syon Park, Brentford | Tel: 0181 847 2140 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | Brighton -------- Vegetarian Restaurants: Slims, Churchill Square (lower level), very near the clock tower Food For Friends, 17 Prince Albert Street, very near the clock tower, | Tel: 736236 - Open Mon-Sun 9am-10pm. | Harlequinade, 13 Dyke road, very near the clock tower. | Tel: 821787 - Closed from 3pm-6pm. | Terre a Terre, 7 Pool Valley, Brighton. | Tel: 729051 - Vegetarian and vegan food. | Granville Hotel and Trogs Restaurant | Tel: 01273 326302 | - Gourmet Organic Food, vegetarian and others. On the seafront. | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Brighton Vegetarian & Vegan Society, Branch of VegSoc UK | Paul Russell, 14 Terminus Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3PE | Tel: 01273 207739 email: P.T.Russell@sussex.ac.uk | | Brighton - Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact | Michael Traub, 23 Trinity Street, Brighton, E.Sussex BN2 3HN | Tel: 01273 676544 email: email@example.com | Bristol ------- | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Bristol Branch of VegSoc UK | - Jill Greenway, 6 Oakridge Close, Winscombe, Avon BS25 1LY | | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Arches Hotel | Tel: 0117 9247398 | - vegetarian, vegan and traditional, discount to VegSoc UK members at | weekends | | | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Pushpanjali's, Gloucester Road, Bristol. (Just by the entrance to the Bristol Iyengar Yoga centre) - Looks like a converted fish and chip shop, but the food is very authentic and unusual. They also do take away, including an enormous | variety of Indian sweets. All-you-can-eat buffets, too. | | | Wholefood Stores: | | Devonshire Bakery, nr University | - Sells bread and meat, but also some vegetarian snack to take-away. | Ideal for the day out. | | | | Bromley | ------- | | Bromley & Environs Vegetarians (BEVEG), affiliated to VegSoc UK | Kathy Silk, PO Box 317, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1WP | | | | Bude | ---- | | North Cornwall Information Centre for VegSoc UK | - Charles Bingham & Gillian Smart, | Hilltop Animal Haven, Thurdon, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9RZ | Tel: 0128 882 268 | | | | Camberley | --------- | | Tekels Park Guesthouse, Tekels Park, Camberley, Surrey | Tel: 01276 23159 | - wholly vegetarian, vegans catered for. 10% discount to VegSoc UK | members. 35 miles from London in private Parkland. Cambridge --------- | Vegetarian Restaurants: | King's Pantry, 9 King's Parade, Opposite main gate to King's College, Tel.: (01223) 321 551 - Vegetarian and wholefood restaurant. King's Pantry was a front runner for Vegetarian Living's Restaurant of the Year. Try it out! Open Mon-Sun 08:30-17:30 and also 18:30-21:30 Tue-Sat. Cheaper at lunch. Royal Oak, Barrington (village is just off the A10) - Nice pub on the village green with excellent choices for vegetarians (6/8) different main dishes. Full restaurant service on Saturday nights but other days, just order at the bar. | Wholefood shops: | | Arjuna Health Foods, Mill Lane | - Open Mon-Sat, 9pm-6pm. Closed Sun. Veg. Deli. | Arjuna is a health food collective renowned for its informed | approach and huge variety of foodstuffs. | Canterbury ---------- | Vegetarian Restaurants and Accomodation: | Fungus Mungus, by the Westgate. - Good for coffee or 3-course meal. Good selection of snacks and main courses although sometimes a little heavy handed on the whole grains. Menu is wide including West Indian, American and Italian styles of food. Changes frequently. About 5-6 pounds for a main course (usually very filling) Plenty of wines and beers, fresh juices and interesting milk shakes. | The Tanner of Wingham, 44 High Street, Wingham, Canterbury | Tel: 01227 720532 | - family run 17th century restaurant with B&B. | Vegetarian Society approved menu. | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | University of Kent | Central College Office, The Registry, | The University, Canterbury CT2 7NZ | - member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink Guild | | | | Carbis Bay | ---------- | | Carbis Bay Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - R.E.Winston-Sparrow, | Singing Waters Studio, Carminney Lane, Carbis Bay, Cornwall TR26 2QJ | Phone messages can be left at Penzance 79 6709 | | | | Chelmsford | ---------- | | Mid Essex Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Jill Knight, | 1 Brook Cottage, Good Easter, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4RY | Tel: 01245 231416 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Jill Knight, as above. | Cheltenham ---------- | Vegetarian Restaurants: | Peppers, High Street - Scruffy, food Ok, but avoid the "roast" potatoes - pre fried in oil, then reheated in microwave. Puddings good. Cheap. | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Cheltenham Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Harold Everett, 30 High Street, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 1DZ | Tel: 01242 232776 | | | | Chertsey | -------- | | Health & Diet Centre, 8b Sainsbury Centre, Chertsey | Tel: 01932 560933 35 | - 10% discount to vegSoc UK members. Shop. | Chester ------- The Abbey Green restaurant - Won an award one year for best veggie restaurant or somesuch. It's rather more in the gourmet league than most veggie restaurants. Quite pricey. Now opened a meat-eating restaurant in the same building. Good cakes. Francs - Omnivorous restaurant, but does serve a fairly good selection of vegetarian food. The set menu is very good value - although it is omnivorous, they will do an entirely vegetarian version, but you must tell them in advance! Highly recommended mushrooms baked in Brie. Not sure about vegan options. | Chichester | ---------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Chichester Area Vegan Society and Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Jennie Arran, | 5 King Street, Westbourne, Emsworth, W.Sussex PO10 8UG | Tel: 01243 378690 | | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Clinch's Salad House, 14 South Street. Tel: 01243 788822 | - Vegetarian Cafe (90%), Mon - Sat, 8am - 5.30pm | | Pizza Express, 27 South Street. Tel: 01243 786638, | - part of excellent pizza chain | | Wholefood stores: | | Health & Diet Centre, 66 South Street, Chichester | Tel: 01243 532775 | | | | Cobham | ------ | | Health & Diet Centre, Oakdene Parade. Cobham | Tel: 01932 864553 | - 10% disocunt to VegSoc UK members. Shop. | | | | Colchester | ---------- | | Colchester Vegetarian Society, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Annette White, | 21 Laburnum Way, Nayland, Colchester, Essex CO6 4LG | Tel: 01206 263545 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Annette White, as above | | | | Coverack | -------- | | The Croft | tel: Peter Cheze-Brown 01326 280387 | - vegetarian, no-smoking, B&B. between coastal footpath and sea. | | | | Crackington Haven | ----------------- | | Crackington Manor | Ruth & Nick Compton, Crackington Manor, Crackington Haven, | North Cornwall EX23 0JG Tel: 01840 230397 | - vegetarian/vegan/traditional hotel. Vegetarian proprietors, | 'Vegetarian Living' restaurant of year 1991, | | | | Crewkerne | --------- | | Exclusively vegetarian guesthouse. Tel: 01460 73112 | - all meals vegan. 16th century house bordering Devon & Dorset. | | | Croydon ------- | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Croydon & District Branch of VegSoc UK | Helen Buckland, | Flat 23, Zodiac Court, 165 London Road, Croydon CR0 2RJ | Tel: 0181 688 6325 | | Croydon - Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Pat Mear, | 12 Furze Court, Ashburton Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6AP, | Tel: 0181 654 3740 | | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Croydon: Hockneys' - Used to be full time restaurant, but now only does lunches. | Good, as are the very filling sandwiches from the | wholefood shop nextdoor. | | | | Datchet | ------- | | La Galerie | 1 Horton Road, Datchet, Berks SL3 9EN | - member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink Guild | | | | Deal | ---- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Jean Bull, 12a Broad Street Deal, Kent CT14 6ES | | | | Dover | ----- | | East Kent Animal Welfare, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Emma Edwards, 36 Cranleigh Drive, Whitfield, Dover, Kent CT16 3N1 | Tel: 01304 822694 Dunstable --------- Norman King, Church Street, 01582 661603 - A pub that offers vegan and vegetarian food, lunchtimes and evenings. The vegan choice is one main course (chili) and a couple of snacks, but this is good for a pub. Coconut Garden, 52-54 West Street, 01582 667837 - A Malaysian restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu with vegan food. I have not been here yet, but the food is probably Buddhist in origin. Open Tue-Sun 6pm-12pm. Durham ------ Natural Food Stores: Molly's Wholefood Store, 11 Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham Tel.: 0191 386-2216 - Small shop. Vegetarian & vegan. Also sandwiches and chilled/ frozen goods. Local organic vegetables on a seasonal basis. 9:00-5:30 Mon-Thurs, Sat; 9:00-8:00, Fri; closed Sun. More info: http://fourier.dur.ac.uk:8000/~dma3bpj/mollys.html | Eastbourne | ---------- | | Down to Earth Wholefoods | The Enterprise Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne | Tel: 01323 649542 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members, excluding bread and eggs. Shop. | | | | Edgware | ------- | | Sheena's, 59 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7HX | Tel: 0181 905 7374 | - the one and only international vegetarian cuisine in Europe. | Open 7 days a week. | | | | Egham | ----- | | Health & Diet Centre, 35 The Precinct, Egham | Tel: 01788 436402 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Enfield | ------- | | Countryside Wholefoods | 19 Forty Hill, Enfield | Tel: 0181 363 2933 | - 5% discount to VegSoc UK members, excluding special offers. Shop. | | | | Exeter | ------ | | East Devon Animal Rights, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Jane Guppy, PO Box 79, Exeter, Devon EX2 9AG | | Posh Nosh, Julie Hall, 25 East John Walk, Newtown, Exeter, Devon | Tel: 01392 52183 | - Vegetarian & Wholefood Caterers, unusual menus for any occasion. | | | | Exmoor | ------ | | Exmoor Lodge, Nigel Winter, | Exmoor Lodge, Chapel Street, Exford, Somerset TA24 7PY | Tel: 0164 383 694 | - Vegetarian & Vegan Guesthouse & Information Centre for VegSoc UK | | | | Exmouth | ------- | | Exmouth Information Centre for VegSoc UK | - Eve Becow, Hillside Court, 67 The Marles, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4NE | Tel: 01395 277245 | | | Faversham --------- China Village, in the market place - Not vegetarian but has a separate very wide menu of veggie specials. Set meal for 2 is about 14 pounds but includes loads of different dishes. | Gerrards Cross | -------------- | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | 2d Station Road, Gerrards Cross. Tel: 01753 889040 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Glastonbury | ----------- | | B&B. Tel: 01278 723 170 | - on peaceful organic small holding with herb nursery. Exclusively | vegetarian and vegan, friendly rescued animals. | | | | Godalming | --------- | | Health & Diet Centre, 81 High Street, Godalming | Tel: 01483 424353 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Guildford | --------- | | Guildford Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Joyce Pearce, 20 Burnet Avenue, Burpham, Guildford GU1 1YD | Tel: 01483 69257 | | | | Harrow | ------ | | Harrow Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK, | Penny Hayward, 59 Stuart Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 9AS | Tel: 0181 869 1152 | | | | Hastings | -------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Hastings Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Mrs E.M.Flack, | Quarry Wood, 23 Grange Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2RL | Tel: 01424 751119 | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Merryfield House, | Rita Merryfield. Tel: 01424 424953 | - exclusively vegetarian guesthouse, Spacious comfortable Victorian | House, no smoking. | | | | Hatfield | -------- | | Hatfield Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Sarah Anderson, | 42 Roberts Way, Bishops Rise, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9JL | Tel: 01707 273702 | | | | Helston | ------- | | The Natural Store, 3 The Parade, Helston | Tel: 01326 564 226 | - 5% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Hemel Hempstead | --------------- | | The Haven, Information centre for VegSoc UK | Shirley Freeman, 1 South Hill Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1JB | Tel: 01442 257220 | | | | Henley | ------ | | Henley Management College | Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 3AU | - member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink Guild | | | | Herne Bay | --------- | | Herne Bay & Whitstable Animal Rights, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Eileen Chambers, | 67 Poplar Drive, Greenhill, Herne Bay, Kent CT16 7PY | Tel: 01227 364262 | | | | High Wycombe | ------------ | | South Bucks Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Bina Malde, 121 Deeds Grove, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3NY | Tel: 01494 440946 | | | | Horsham | ------- | | Horsham Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Miss Nie Wray, 50 Manorfields, Roffey, Horsham, W.Sussex RH13 6SB | Tel: 01403 241950 | | | | Isle of Wight | ------------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Isle of Wight Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Gina Wright, 10 Puckpool Close, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1PD | Tel: 01983 566545 | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Shanklin: Roseglen Hotel, | Tel: 01983 863164 | - Traditional & Vegetarian. Vegetarian hosts. Family run licensed | hotel, close town centre & minutes from beach | | Ventnor: vegetarian/vegan B&B | Tel: 01983 731279 | - peaceful home, picturesque valley village near Ventnor. | | | | Kingsbridge | ----------- | | Wholefood stores: | | Nicholsons Wholefood Shop, 20 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Exeter | Tel: 01548 854347 | - 5% discount to VegSoc UK members | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | South Hams Information Centre for VegSoc UK | J.Dockerill, | Flat 7B, Glenelg House, Duncombe Street, Kingsbridge, | South Devon TQ7 1LR | Tel: 01822 810897 | | | Kingston | -------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Kingston Vegetarians, affiliated to vegSoc UK | M.Lake, 87 Porchester Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 3PW | Tel: 0181 541 3437 | | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | The Riverside Vegetaria, 64 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, | Tel: 0181 546 7992 | - restaurant, lunch and evenings, member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink | Guild | | Wholefood stores: | | Food for Thought, 38 Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames | Tel: 0181 546 7806 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Lancaster --------- The Whale Tail Cafe, Penny Street, above the Single Step Cooperative. - Good, cheap with plenty of vegan specials, organic drinks too. Platos - Deli which becomes a take-out in the evenings, mainly meat oriented but does the best feta kebabs (separately) that I've ever had. Also serves enourmous baked potatoes. | Leicester | --------- | | The city has a large Gujarati (of west India) population of which the | majority are vegetarian. There are a number of vegetarian restaurants | and delicatessens which serve this community and the wider population. | A large number are to be found along the short stretch of Belgrave | Road, approx 2 miles north of the City Centre. Most of the eateries | are Gujarati vegetarian but over the last few years a number of fast | food/pizza restaurants have opened to serve this same vegetarian | community. | | The Landing, St Martins Square. Tel: 0016 2620909 | - Open 9:30 - 5:30. Organic vegetarian restaurant opened at The Ark, | Leicester's environmental centre. | | The Whole Truth, Belvoir Street (city centre) | - Open lunchtimes and occasionally for candle-lit suppers on Fridays. | Very good range of vegan and vegetarian foods. Portions are good, | the environment is clean, fresh, and friendly, and good prices. | | Bread and Roses, High Street (beneath Blackthorn Books) | - Open lunchtimes. Vegan-Friendly. Greek. Very good food and good | portions but a little limited on the menu. | | Blossoms, Silver Street (opposite Malcolm Arcade on 1st floor) | - Open lunchtimes. Vegan-Friendly. Fairly average vegetarian cafe. | | | Wholefood Stores: | | Goodness Foods, Silver Street (city centre) | - Veg. Deli., Vegan-Friendly. Plenty of TVP and processed foods, | packaged wholefoods, and an organic vegetable selection. | | Current Affairs, Loseby Lane (city centre, St Martins area) | - Veg. Deli., Vegan-Friendly. Small but perfectly formed shop. | Range of wholemeal pastries/snacks and cakes in the window. | | | | Letchworth | ---------- | | Letchworth Branch of VegSoc UK | Mrs R.Coram, 15 Highfield, Letchworth, Herts. | Tel: 01462 683694 | | | | Lingfield | --------- | | Claridge House, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6QH | Tel: 01342 832150 | - a Quaker house for healing, rest and renewal. All meals are | vegetarian, special diets catered for, full board. | | | Liverpool --------- Casa Italia, near Moorfields Station - Italian restaurant, some vegetarian options. Good food. Not too expensive. Licensed. Everyman Theatre, very near the university - Vegetarian-friendly. It has a restaurant/bar which has wholefood & vegetarian items. It seems to be open independantly of whether the theatre is open or not. By all accounts it is very good. London ------ | Vegetarian Organisations: | | London Vegans | - Meetings on the last Wednesday of every month (except for December) | at Millman Street Community Rooms, 50 Millman Street, London WC1 | (entrance through alleyway adjacent to 38a). From 18h30 to 21h30. | Regular trips to restaurants and monthly walks. | | Greater London - Information Centre for VegSoc UK | James Milton, 19 Newlands Quay, London E1 9QZ | Tel: 0171 702 3495 | | Greater London - Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Jon Fitter, 26 Elizabeth Road, S.Tottenham, London N15 5LG | | Greenwich, Information Centre for VegSoc UK | G.Pryce, 58 Eaglesfield Road, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3BU | Tel: 0181 317 1424 | | West London - Vegetarian Social Club, independent group | Mrs E.Moore, 23 Sutherland House, Marloes Road, London W8 5LG | | | Wholefood stores: | | Health & Diet Centre, 243 Muswell Hill Broadway N10 | Tel: 0181 444 7717 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | Countryside Wholefoods, | 90 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green N13 | Tel: 0181 882 2799 | - 5% discount to VegSoc UK members, excluding special offers | | Health & Diet Centre, 31 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath SE3 | Tel: 0181 318 0448 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Central London Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Country Life, 18 Heddon Street W1R 7LE Tel: 0171 434 2922 | - Open until 9pm on Tues,Wed,Thurs, and Sunday; 3pm on other days; | closed Saturdays. The best vegan food in London for the price. | Help yourself buffet - a plate of food is about #4.95. | Honey occassionally used. | North London Vegetarian Restaurants: Bibaqc, 2-4 Gillespie Road, Highbury, N5 1LN, (0171) 704 0088 - Mainly vegan Indian food. Near Highbury tube station. Diwana Bhel Poori House, 121 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL, (0171) 387 5556 (2nd location in West London). Near Euston tube station. - The food is good and cheap. Mostly South Indian (Madras area) dishes but they also have Gujarati (north-west India) dishes. Open noon-11:40pm. Chutneys, 124 Drummond Street, NW1, (0171) 388 0604 - Food mostly from the Gujarat region of India. Good vegan choices. The lunchtime buffet is extremely good and cheap at #3.95 plus drinks (if required). I think 'lunchtime' extends quite late into the afternoon and the buffet is 'Eat as much as you like'. Open Mon-Fri noon-2:45pm & 6pm-11:30pm. Near Euston station. Indian Veg Bhel Poori House, 92-93 Chapel Market Angel, Islington, N1 9EX, (0171) 837-4607. Near Angel tube station. - Quality Indian vegetarian food at rock-bottom prices. All-you-can- eat for #2.95. Open noon-3pm & 6pm-11:30pm. Mexican Buffet, Fludd(?) Street (Down from the Royal Free Hospital at the bottom of the vale of health.) - All you can eat for 5.95 (but you have to buy a drink) Loads of veggie items though not much for vegans. The chef/owner used to be at the cafe royale and the food is very very good. Booking is advisable but it doesn't make much difference. Milward's Restaurant, 97 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16, (0171) 254-1025 - Family restaurant specializing in continental cuisine. They aim to | be treated like a normal local bistro - vegetarian plus fish. | | Rasa, 55 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | Tel.: 0171 249-0344 | - Vegan-Friendly Indian food. Spectacular service. Delicious | South Indian vegetarian food. Non-smoking. The Raj, 18 Camden High St, London NW1 Tel.: (0171) 388 6663. - Indian. Fantastic buffet, 12h00-15h00 (12h00-23h30 weekends) Cost: a mere GBP3.95, all you can eat. Beat that! Sabras, 263 High Road, Willesden Green, NW10 2RX, (0181) 459 0340 - Multi-award winning vegetarian Indian restaurant & take-away. An extensive menu with something (surely!) for everyone. Prices very reasonable. Open 12:30pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm. Closed Mon. Surya, 59-61 Fortune Green Road, NW6 1DR, (0171) 435 7486 - Authenthic Indian food including many specialties. Mindbendingly delightful. Open 6pm-11pm. Also noon-2pm Fri-Sun. 3 course meal around #11. Main course around #6. The Jewish Vegetarian Society Dining Room, 853-5 Finchley Road, Golders Green, NW11 8LX, (0181) 455-0692. Near Golders Green tube station. - Small & friendly. Daily specials. Vegan dishes & Jewish favourites. 3 course meal #7.50. Open Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm. Also noon-3pm Sun. | Rani, 3 Long Lane, Finchley Central N3 2PR, | Tel: 0181 349 4386/2636 | - Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, menu by fax or post | 12.15-15.00 &18.00-22.30 (closed some lunchtimes) | Vegan-Friendly. Considered to be the best Indian Vegetarian | restaurant in London. A bit pricey. Dairy dishes are clearly marked. | No eggs are used. Vegan wines served. Suruchi, Theberton St, N1 - Indian vegetarian restaurant Ravi Shankar Restaurant, 2 locations: 133-135 Drummond Street, NW1, (0171) 388 6458. Near Euston station. 422 St. John Street, Islington EC1, (0171) 833 5849. Near Angel tube station. - Reasonably good. Open Mon-Sun noon-11pm. | The Cafe Vert, | Jackson Lane Centre, Archway Road, (opp.Highgate Tube) London N6 5AA | Tel: 0181 348 7666 | - Vegetarian Cafe & Takeaway, lunch & evenings | | Indian Veg Bhel Poori House, | 92-93 Chapel Market Angel, Islington, N1 9EX, | Tel: 0171 837-4607. | - Near Angel tube station. Quality Indian food at rock-bottom | prices. All-you-can-eat for #2.95. Open noon-3pm & 6pm-11:30pm. South London Vegetarian Restaurants: Cordon Vert, 136 Merton Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1EH, (0181) 543 9174 Near Wimbledon tube station. - Veggie-bistro - pasta, rich stews, curries, nut roasts, Indonesian dishes & sauces. Unique & interesting starters & puddings. Cosy deco-kitch interior. Menu changes daily. At least 2 vegan options. Daily special #5.30. Open Tue-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-3pm. Fungus Mungus, 264 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BP, (0171) 924 5578 - Open 6-12 Mon-Fri, 12-12 Sat/Sun. Fair priced, excellent food. Health Place Cafe, 17 Strutton Ground, SW1, (0171) 233 1701 - Home made food & organic vines & beers. Linked to health-food shop. Open 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, but Mon-Tue 5pm-9pm women only. #16 for 2 people including wine. Wilkins, 61 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DP, (0171) 222 4038 - Popular lunch spot. Summer outdoor seating. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am- 5:30pm. Windmill, 486 Fulham Road, SW6 5NH, (0171) 385 1570. Near Fulham Broadway tube station. - Very friendly. Candle-light evenings. Fires in winter. Daily menu includes a vegan choice. Open noon-11pm. Kastoori, Upper Tooting Rd, SW17 - Indian vegetarian restaurant Pierre Lapin, 86 Broadway, SW19 1RH. (0181) 543 1800 - Open noon-3pm, 6-11pm. Lively, friendly and reasonably priced. | Heather's Cafe Bistro, 190 Trundleys Road, London SE8 5JE | Tel: 0181 691 6665 | - Vegan and Vegetarian Buffet, only 7.50 UKP | | Cafe Pushkar, 16c Market Row, Brixton | Tel: 0171 738 6161 | - Brixton's Vegetarian Cafe, lashings of delicious vegan food. | 10% off for Vegan Society members. Open daily except Wed & Sun 9-5 | | Tea Rooms des Artistes, 697 Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8 3JF | - member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink Guild | | Shahee BelPoori, 1547 London Road, Norbury, London SW16, | opp. Norbury BR station. | Tel: 0181 679 6275 | - exotic vegetarian & vegan restaurant, 100 varieties, plus childrens | menu, South & North Indian Food. | | The Whole Meal Cafe, Streatham | - Good food, if you don't mind a little noise while you eat. | | | South London Wholefood stores: | | Court Farm Granaries, 89 Mottingham Road SE9 | Tel: 0181 857 0857 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | Health & Diet Centre, 5 Jerdan Place, Fulham SW6 | Tel: 0171 385 0015 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members, excluding bread and special | offers | | Health & Diet Centre, 151 Putney High Street, SW15 | Tel: 0181 788 0944 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | East London Vegetarian Restaurants: Cherry Orchard, 241-245 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0JD, (0181) 980 6678. Near Bethnal Green tube station. - Vegetarian & vegan food from a variety of traditions and cooking styles (French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian). Fast counter service at lunch time. Candle-lit table service in the evenings. Attractive & secluded garden in the summer. Open Tue-Fri noon-3pm & 6:30pm-10:30pm, Sat noon-10:30pm. Closed Christmas to New Years. Book ahead. Thai Garden, in Bethnal Green. Near Bethnal Green tube station. - The only vegetarian Thai restaurant in the UK. Cranks, several locations: Unit 31, The Circle, Broadgate, EC2 13-15 Leadenhall Market, EC3 5 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, EC1 43 Leather Lane, EC1 - "Since the early sixties Cranks has pioneered the boom in wholefood vegetarian cooking and continues to use only the best wholefood ingredients. The wholemeal flour from which the breads, biscuits, pastries, and cakes are freshly baked each day, is stone ground and organically grown, as are many of the grains, seeds, and pulses. Honey, molasses, and raw sugars are used for sweeteners, and all eggs are free-range. All fresh fruit and vegetables are carefully selected and whenever possible these are organically grown. We are committed to using these ingredients with integrity to produce high quality wholefood that is both natural and delicious. Cranks restaurants and take-aways are built using natural materials and hand-crafted objects which complement our food and make Cranks a refreshing oasis in this busy world." Cranks are the UK Vegetarian Society's first corporate members. East West Gourmet Restaurant, 188 Old Street, EC1 (tube: Old Street) - Almost completely vegan. Open 7days/wk, 11-11. | The Place Below, St. Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, EC2V | Tel: 0171 329 0789 | - Mon-Fri. Lacto-Ovo. In the basement of the St. Mary-le-Bow | church. It is a cafeteria style with table seating. There | are desserts but no alcohol. | East London Wholefood stores: | | Friends Foods Ltd, 83 Roman Road, Bethnal Green E2 | Tel: 0181 980 1843 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members, on food only. | | West London Vegetarian Restaurants: | Country Life, 1B Heddon Street (off Regent Street), (0171) 434 2922 | - Vegan. 7th Day Adventist restaurant. Closed Saturdays. Yours Naturally, The London Ecology Centre, 45 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9MJ, (0171) 497 0079. Near Covent Garden tube station. - Very vegan. Meal for less than #5. Lots of snacks, salads, and savouries, most under #2. Blackboard menu changes daily. Serve organic beer. Live music on weekends. Take-away service. Open Mon- Sat 10am-9pm. Blah Blah Blah, 78 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, (0181) 746 1337. Near Shepherds Bush tube station. - 50's style vegetarian cafe. Serves capuccino and 3-course meals on purple floral tablecloths. The lights are old 50's sputniks from a movie studio. A jukebox plays 50's & 60's hits. Great food but the trifle is apparently "disgusting". Open Mon-Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 10am- 11pm. Food For Thought, 31 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PK, (0171) 836 0239. Near Covent Garden tube station. - Small cheerful restaurant. Has a quick self-service counter for take-aways. Imaginative & interesting main courses & salads. Menu keeps changing. 3 courses for about #5. Summer open Mon-Fri 8:30am- 8pm, Sat noon-8pm. Winter open Mon-Sat noon-8pm. Govinda's, 9-10 Soho Street, (0171) 437 3662 - Hare Krishna vegetarian restaurant. Greenhouse, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E 7EX, (0171) 637 8038. Not far from Euston Square tube station, but another station is probably closer. - Informal friendly wholefood vegetarian restaurant with counter service. Very popular at lunchtime and early evenings. Candle lit in the evenings. Wide range of vegetarian dishes. Vegan dishes may be limited. (Some say the choices are poor but OK). Everything prepared daily using organic (where possible) and wholefood ingredients. Main course #3.15. Open Tue-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 1pm-8:30pm, Mon 10am-6pm. Mandeer, 21 Hanway Place (off Tottenham Court Road), W1P 9DG, (0171) 323 0660 or (0171) 580 3470. Near Tottenham Court Road tube station. - One of the most renowned vegetarian/Indian restaurants with an exclusive and romantic atmosphere in the evenings. The owners are lifelong vegetarians and have been carefully and consistently serving authentic excellent food for over 25 years. The array of dishes is impressive and vegan dishes are included in the menu. Try a business lunch, a take-away, or a relaxed evening meal. Open Mon- Sat noon-3pm & 6pm-10:30pm. Reservations advised. Seasons, Harcourt Street, W1, (0171) 402 5925. Near Edgware Road tube station. - NOW CLOSED??? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE VERIFY THIS? - Recently opened vegetarian restaurant. Provide quality food made from the best & healthiest ingedients. Clean, pleasant, trendy. Soup #1.20, main meal #3.20-#3.55, sweets #1.20-#1.50. Open Mon-Sun 8am-10pm. Shan, 200-202 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JL, (0171) 240 3348. Near Leicester Square tube station. - Authentic (Indian) Gujarati vegetarian restaurant using fresh ground spices and vegetable products from Uganda, Kenya, etc. Daily menu changes. Big big menu. "Probably the most economical & good value restaurant in the UK". People with special dietary needs welcome. | B&B available. Closed Sunday. Booking advised. The Gate, 51 Queen Caroline St., Hammersmith, W6 9QL, (0181) 748 6932. Near Hammersmith tube station. - Set in the studio of artist Sir Frank Brangwyn. The restaurant is large, airy, and full of large plants. Exhibitions of colourful paintings and Mexican wall rugs. The Indo-Iraqi chef offers Eastern, Middle Eastern, and international cuisine. Located upstairs in a house. Very relaxed atmosphere. Live music Fri & Sat nights. Poetry on the last Wed of every month. Dining in the courtyard in the summer. Open Tue-Fri noon-3pm, 6-10:45pm Sat-Mon. ZZZ's Cafe, 238 Gray's Inn Road, WC1, (0171) 278 5391 - Busy lunchtime cafe on border of West End & City. Good variety of salads. Menu changes daily, always includes vegan choices. Self service, sandwiches prepared while you wait. Gets crowded at lunchtime. For best selection of food, arrive before 1pm! Eat well for #2.50-#4.50. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm. Cranks, several locations: 8 Marshall Street, W1V 1LP, (0171) 437 9431 11 The Market, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RB 9-11 Tottenham Cr Road, W1 17-19 Great Newport Street, WC2 8 Adelaide Street, WC2 23 Barrett Street, W1 - See description in the East London section. Byblos Restaurant, 262 Kensington Hish Street, W8. (0171) 603 4422 | - 10% discount to Vegan Society UK members. Mildreds, 58 Greek St, W1. (0171) 494 1634 - Open Mon-Sat noon-11pm. Small, friendly. Cafe & take-away. Good prices. Vegan-friendly, but some fish on Fridays. | Bunjies, 27 Litchfield Street, WC2 | Tel: 0171 240 1796 | - folk cellar - coffee house, delicious vegetarian specialists, | licensed open Mon-Sat 12-11.45pm, music every night from 8.00pm | | MNG, 35-36 Greek Street, London W1 | Tel: 0171 734 2721/437 0292 | - "the oldest and finest Chinese restaurant in Soho/theatreland. | Over 25 vegetarian dishes starting from 3 UK pounds. | | La Reash Restaurant, 23/24 Greek Street, London W1V 5LG | - member of VegSoc UK Food & Drink Guild | | Carnevale, 135 Whitecross Street EC1Y 8JL Tel: 0171 250 3452 | - Mon-Fri 10am-11pm. Vegan-Friendly. Mediterranian. | The food is of excellent quality at very reasonable prices | by London standards (about #10 for a three course meal). The wine | list is well chosen. | | Raw Deal, 65 York St. at Wyndham Place, W1H | Tel: 0171 262 4841 Underground: Baker St. | - Mon-Fri. Lacto-Ovo. Vegan-Friendly. Cafeteria style restaurant | with table seating. Desserts are available but alcohol is not. | | | West London Wholefood stores: | | Cornucopia Healthfoods, 1 Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 | Tel: 0181 998 0588 | - 10% discount to vegSoc UK members | | Cornucopia Healthfoods, 64 St.Mary's Road, Ealing W5 | Tel: 0181 579 9431 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | Vegetarian Accomodations: Barrow House, 45 Barrow Road, Streatham Common, SW16 5PE, (0181) 677 1925 - Luxurious quiet non-smoking accommodation for visitors to London. 15 minutes by train from Victoria station. Wholefood B&B. | Highly recommended - location, pricewise and for vegans. | Mrs Poynter's Vegetarian Guesthouse, | 102 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 7DT | Tel: 0181 946-0902 - Pleasant family house. Very close to tube station. 2 rooms, with basins & kettles, shared bathroom. 3 course breakfeasts. Every effort is made to comply with visitors' needs. Vegans catered for. Two large family dogs in residence. Children & dogs welcome. Book ahead. B&B #14. During Wimbledon, #20. | Near Wimbledon, B&B | Tel: 0181 540 0622 | - Vegetarian or Vegan breakfast, friendly family home, 2 minutes to | station | | Central London B&B | Tel: 0171 622 3379 | - vegetarian and vegan, peaceful cosy flat. | | | | Loughborough | ------------ | | Elf Foods, 38 Market Street | - Normal shop hours (closed Wed PM). Veg. Deli. Vegan-Friendly. | Health foods, books, alternative medicines, lots of dried fruit | and nuts, some very good bread. | | | | Lyme Regis | ---------- | | Pittwhite. Tel: 0129744 2094 | - country house hotel & alternative health centre, excellent | vegetarian cuisine, ensuite rooms. | | | | Lynton | ------ | | Waterloo House | Tel: 01598 53391 | - Georgian Hotel, traditional and vegetarian | Luton ----- Alankar, 276 Dunstable Road, Luton, 01582 410374. - 'Indian' restaurant offering a wider than normal selection of vegetable dishes, at a low price (~#2.00) and (unlike some in Luton) prepared to serve them without being obliged to buy a 'main' (ie meat) dish. Shapla Tandoori, 45 Wellington Street, Luton, 01582 481554. - As above, but slightly less choice. There are several 'Indian' resaurants on Wellington Street, all offer vegetable dishes but not all will serve just vegetable side dishes, you may have to have vegetable byriani. 33 Arts Centre, 33 Guildford Street, Luton. - The entrance to this arts' centre is a wholefood vegetarian and vegan cafe. As well as cooked meals (casseroles, chilis etc) there are veggie sausage rolls, pasties and cakes that are vegan. Small but good atmosphere, daytimes. | Maidenhead | ---------- | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Bradfords, Tel: 01628 29744 | - vegetarian/vegan B&B, near Heathrow, Windsor, Henley and Reading, | Tennis school for lessons. | | | Health Food Store: | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | Unit 23, Nichalson's Walk, Maidenhead | Tel: 01628 783594 | - 10% discount to members of VegSoc UK | | | | Maidstone | --------- | | Maidstone Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Frederick Kemp, | The School House, Linton Hill, Linton, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AP | Tel: 01622 744730 | | | Malvern ------- Brief Encounters, Malvern Station. - Veggie (in evenings). Mid price range, atmospheric - set in old waiting room of still used station. Entrance is from the platform. Is a tea shop in day time serving non-vegetarian sandwiches. Reasonable food. Manchester ---------- Greens, 43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, M20 2NT. (0161) 434 4259 - Open Tue-Fri 12-2pm, Mon-Sat 5.30-10.30pm, Sun 5.30-9.30pm. Well presented and tasty food. No corkage. Book ahead. The Eigth Day, Oxford Road (Opposite Metropolitan Uni) - Very good vege(taria)n cafe. The Greenhouse, Great North Western Street, Rusholme - Excellent vege(taria)n restaurant. City Art Galary Cafe, Mosley Street - Very nice, not wholly vegetarian though. Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street - Good variety, but again, not wholly vegetarian. Pie in the Sky, 160b Wellington Rd, Withington - Vegetarian. OK. Topkapi, Peter Street - Turkish cafe and restaurant (next door to each other) offering a selection of mezeler (starters) and a cheese kofta kebab for the lactos. Mezeler include, stuffed cabbage, humus, falafel, barbunya, fasouleh, salads, and several cheese and yoghurt dishes. Great place for lunches. Kai's, in Chinatown - To all intents and purposes this is a standard Chinese restaurant open until 4am. But it also has a special Buddhist vegetarian menu. The dishes read: sweet and sour pork, chicken with cashew nuts, roast duck... around 20 in all with about half being non-'meaty' eg abalone mushrooms, pot of prosperity. The dishes are designed to mimic the textures of meat using tofu, gluten and taro, I love them but some people still feel a bit squeamish ordering such dishes. Be prepared to queue if you arrive just after pub closing time or just after club kickout. There are now a number of restaurants in Chinatown offering this type of food but, beware, I have been served real sweet and sour spare-ribs instead of the mock dish in one such place. Chuni's Indian Cottage, Rusholme - This is probably the finest Indian restaurant in Manchester, the owners are Hindu Indians, and, although they do pander to the meat-eaters, they have one of the most extensive and inventive vegetarian menus around, but they do include a lot of cream and cheese. Great surroundings, great service, great food. There are dozens of 'Indian' resaurants in Rusholme, indeed the council are promoting it as 'the curry mile'. Just about every place will offer a wide selection of vegetarian food (it's near the University) although the quality varies enormously, though the prices don't --- a cartel seems to operate. | That Cafe, 1031 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 2T | Tel: 0161 - 432 4672 | - Open Tues-Sat 7.00pm till Late, Sun Lunch 12.00-3.00pm | Vegetarian-Friendly. Set menu Tuesday through Friday. | Raspberry Pavlova comes highly recommended. | Private Function room available for hire | | Amigos, Oxford Road, opposite the BBC building | - Vegetarian-Friendly Mexican food. Informal, tasty, reasonably | priced. Also veggie-burgers and pizzas, vegetarian and vegan ice | creams and deserts. Student discount (with valid ID). | | Chiang Rai, Princess Street | - Vegetarian-Friendly Thai. Informal and popular. Separate vegetarian | menu, those I have tried have been delicious. Not cheap, but | reasonable. Service is friendly. | | | | Medway | ------ | | Medway Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Mrs Wilcock, 14 Cloisterham Road, Rochester, Kent | Tel: 01634 402524 | | | | Middleton | --------- | | Middleton & District Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Jean Bucknell, | Castries, 18 Ashmere Lane, Middleton on Sea, Bognor Regis, | W.Sussex PO22 7QT | Tel: 01243 585322 | | | | Milton Keynes | ------------- | | Milton Keynes & District Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Peter Simpson, 13 Peers Lane, Shenley Church End, | Milton Keynes MK5 6BG Tel: 01908 503919 | | | | Minions | ------- | | Hurler's Halt, Minions, Cornwall. | - Vegan friendly. Welcoming, highly recommended and reasonably | priced. | | | | Newbury | ------- | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | 2 Brook House, Northbrook Street, Newbury | Tel: 01635 528165 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Newcastle-upon-Tyne | ------------------- | | The Red Herring, 4 Studley Terrace, Fenham | - Tue-Sat 10AM-10PM; Closed Sun-Mon. Lacto-Ovo/Vegan-Friendly. | Small cafe, can get busy, but relaxing place to spend time with | friends. Regularly changing art exhibitions. Attached shop for | bread, cakes and wholefoods. | Nottingham ---------- | Salamander, 23-25 Heathcote St., Hockley, NG1 3AG | Tel.: 0115 941 0710 | - Mon-Sat 6-11pm Sun 6-10.30pm. Vegan restaurant. Vegan wines. | Short walk from city centre. | Hiziki, Hockley - Briliant food. | Out To Munch, 15 Goosegate. Tel.: 481115 | - Open Mon-Sat 9am to 4pm. Vegan-Friendly. Never been but I've | been told it's pretty good and reasonably priced. | Otley ----- | Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants: | | Curlew Cafe, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1AA. | 01943 464351 | - Open Tue-Fri 11-3pm, Sat 11-4pm, Sun 12-5pm, Fri-Sat 6.30-9.30pm. | Converted cottage. Vegan option. Good price. Bring-a-bottle. | | | | Oxford | ------ | | Oxford Vegetarians, Branch of VegSoc UK | Paul Appleby, 57 Sharland Close, Grove, Wantage OX12 0AF | Tel: 012357 69425 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Oxford - Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Paul Appleby, as above. Penrith ------- George's Place, 7 Queen Street, CA11 7XD. (01768) 66635 - 10% discount to Vegan Society (GB) members. | Petersfield | ----------- | | Petersfield/East Hants Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Sue Mayhew, 2 Hazel Road, Clanfield, Hants PO8 0LF | Tel: 01705 592152 | | | Plaistow -------- Clements, Plaistow, West Sussex (Near Dunsfold) | Tel: 0140 388 246 - Very Very good. Expensive #20.00 per head for evening meal. That's for the 5 course with aperative. Normally choice of 4 main courses. Great quality. | Plymouth | -------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Animal Concern Today, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Alison Jewell, 218 Austin Crescent, Crowhill, Plymouth, | Devon PL6 5QT. Tel: 01752 790533 | | Wholefood stores: | | Healthy Pulses | 8 Armada Shopping Centre, Armada Way, Plymouth | Tel: 01752 261669 | - 10% disount to VegSoc UK members, excluding special offers | | | | Polegate | -------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Winifred Winton, 30 Windmill Road, Polegate, E.Sussex BN26 5BG | Tel: 01323 484059 | | | | Porlock | ------- | | Seapoint, Christine Fitzgerald, Upway, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8QE | Tel: 01643 862289 | - traditional/vegetarian/vegan guesthouse. Overlooking Porlock Bay, | log fires, all ensuite. | | | Portsmouth ---------- | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Country Kitchen, 59 Marmion Road, Southsea, Portsmouth | Tel: 01705-811425 | - vegetarian wholefood restaurant, open 9.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday | to Saturday The Orchard Cafe, 243a Francis Avenue, Southsea. Tel: 01705-614666 - open daytime Monday to Saturday plus Friday and Saturday evenings The Sage Door, Old Town Hall Arts Centre, East Sreet, Havant | Tel: 01705-480113 - open daytime plus evenings when there is a performance | Wholefood stores: | | Health & Diet Centre, Unit 48a, Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth | Tel: 01705 851552 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Portsmouth Area Vegetarian & Vegan Network, affiliated to VegSoc UK | John Davis, 38 Meredith Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hants PO2 9NN | tel: 0705 667420 email: email@example.com | | Portsmouth Area Vegans, | Chris Tomlinson, Flat 2, 11 Gains Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PJ | | | | Pudsey | ------ | | Aagrah, Bradford Rd. Tel: +44 1274 668818 | - 6pm-midnight. Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly. Indian. | Separate, very good, Vegetarian menu. Non-smoking areas. | Indian wines and beers. | | | | Reading | ------- | | Reading Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Janet Ketley, 15 Oxford Road, Wokingham, Berks RG11 2YE | Tel: 01734 891822 | | Reading Vegetarian and Food Reform Society | - Mrs B.Bulmer, 161 Westwood Rd., Tilehurst, Reading, Berks RG3 6LP | Tel: 01734 421619 | | | | Richmond | -------- | | Richmond Harvest, 5 Dome Building, The Square, TW9 1DZ | Tel: 0181 940 1138 | - 11am-11pm daily. Vegetarian-Friendly. Outstanding vegetarian food | in this charming basement restaurant in the centre of lovely | Richmond. Eclectic cooking with largely pati based starters and a | choice of tasty casseroles or bakes for main course. Vegan dishes | flagged; banoffee pie to die for. | | | | Romford | ------- | | Romford & District Vegetarians, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Valerie Nicholls, 57 Shaftesbury Road, Romford, Essex RM1 2QJ | Tel: 01708 755759 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Ben Leamy, | c/o 352 Eastern Avenue East, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex RM2 5RA | Tel: 01708 761959(h), 0181 7722 ext 3319(w) | | | | St Agnes | -------- | | Porthvean Hotel and Frins Restaurant, Churchtown, St.Agnes, | Cornwall TR5 0QP Tel: 01872 582581 | - Vegetarian/vegan/omni. "The only star in Cornwall from the | Vegetarian Good Food Guide." | St Austell ---------- The Thin End for Hungry People, 41a Fore Street, PL25 5PY Tel.: (01726) 75805 - 10% discount to Vegan Society (GB) full members. | St Ives | ------- | | Woodcote Hotel | John & Pamela Barrett, Woodcote, The Saltings, Lelant, St.Ives, | Cornwall. Tel: 01736 753147 | - Britain's oldest vegetarian/vegan hotel. Quiet country hotel | overlooking beatiful tidal estuary and bird sanctuary. | | | St.Judes, St.Ives Road, Carbis bay, St.Ives, Cornwall | Martyn & Jane Jenkins. Tel: 01736 795255 | - vegetarian/vegan guesthouse, overlooking St.Ives Bay | | | | Salisbury | --------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Salisbury & District Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Ronald Boyes, 1 George Street, Salisbury, Wilts SP2 7BA | Tel: 01722 331542 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Monica Harvey, 6 Folkestone Road, Salisbury, Wilts SP2 8JP | Tel: 01722 327146 | | Vegetarian Restaurants: | | Sunflowers, 2-4 Ivy Street, Salisbury | Tel: 01722 333948 | - wholly vegetarian restaurant, open 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday. | | The New Inn, New Street, Salisbury, Wilts SP1 2PH | Tel: 01722 327697 | - a non-smoking pub with 50% veggie meals! Picturesque 15th century | inn, backing onto the Catherdral. | | Wholefood stores: | | Salisbury Health Stores, 15 Queen Street, Salisbury | Tel: 01722 335965 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | Sheffield --------- Tel. Area code: 0114 Calabash Restaurant, 227 London Road, S2 Tel.: 2500004 - Carribean. Fat Cat (Pub), 23 Alma Street, S3 Tel.: 2728195 - vegetarian/vegan bar food. Indian Chef, 176 Crookes, S10 Tel.: 2666052 - untried. Kashmir Curry Centre, 121-123 Spital Hill, S3 Tel.: 2726253 - untried. Kumquat Mae, Morriseys East House, 18 Spitall Hill, S4 Tel.: 2726916 - Vegetarian/vegan. Booking essential. Thurs-Fri 17h30-20h30. Le Bistro, 352 Sharrowvale Road, S11 Tel.: 2686253 - Vegan food by prior notice. BYO. Tues-Sat. Mr Kite's Celebrated Wine Bar & Restaurant, 150 Devonshire Street, S3 Tel.: 2726910 - has vegetarian food, and sometimes vegan. Licensed. 12h00-22h30. Pepe's, 284 South Road, S6 Tel.: 2333574 - Italian. San Remo Pizzeria, 26-28 Division Street, S1 Tel.: 2765333 - untried. Singapore Sams, (fast food), 2 locations: Oasis, Meadowhall Orchard Square, city centre - Vegan stir fry and spring rolls. UK Mama (African) Restaurant, 257 Fulwood Road, S10 Tel.: 2687907 - untried. Nirmal's Indian Restaurant, West Street - Vegetarian proprietor, vegan-friendly too. | Himalaya Restaurant, off Glossop Rd, behind Barclays Bank. | - Mon-Sun Noon-12PM. Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly. Indian. | Try the Bendi Bhaji, it's great. | | Ashoka, 307 Ecclesall Road. Tel: 268 6177 | - Vegetarian-Friendly Indian. In my opinion the Ashoka has the | best Indian food in Sheffield. Although not entirely vegetarian, | the proprietor is veggie and the options are excellent. | | Sarah's, 560 Langsett Road, S6 2LX Tel: 0114 285 4808 | - Lacto-Ovo. Afro-Carribean. Excellent food, friendly atmosphere. | Good selection of vegetarian food, some vegan as well. | | Natural Food Stores: Beanies, 205 Crookes Valley Road, Crookes, S10 1BA Tel.: 2681662 - Cooperative. All manner of wholefoods and veg.. Delivery service. | Holland and Barrett, two central locations. | Chapel Walk | Barkers Pool | - Good for snacks and supplies. | | New Roots, 347 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2NP | Tel: 0114 272 1971 | - Veg. Deli. Good selection of foods (Tempeh, Miso etc). | Also sells related books. | | Down To Earth, Sharrowvale Road. | | | Southampton | ----------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Southampton Vegetarian Society, Branch of VegSoc UK | Angela Norman, 23 Greenwood Close, Romsey, Hants SO51 7QT | Tel: 01794 522827 | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Jean Voysey, | 53 Rotterdam Towers, International Way, Weston Estate, | Southampton, Hants SO2 9NS | Tel: 01703 440388 | | | Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants: | | The Town House, 59 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hants S01 1DL | Tel: 01703 220498 | - Open Tue-Sat 12-2pm, 7-11pm. Vegan-Friendly. Local council | Gold Award for Healthy Food. Wide choice of delicious food. | Licensed. Non-smoking. Unusual dining furniture. Very pleasant | atmosphere. Efficient and unobtrusive service. Reasonably priced. | | | Wholefood stores: | | Health & Diet Centre, 14 East Street, Southampton | Tel: 01703 634687 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | Health & Diet Centre, 419 Shirley Road, Shirley, Southampton | Tel: 01703 776279 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Southend | -------- | | Southend Area Veggies, Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Adam Stritten, | 33 Woodcotes, Shoeburyness, Essex SS3 8XG | Tel: 01702 290333 | | | | Steyning | -------- | | Steyning Information Centre for vegSoc UK | Betty Roper, 20 Penfold Way, Steyning, W.Sussex | Tel: 01903 812878 Stoke-on-Trent -------------- | Dylans Restaurant, 99 Broad Street, Hanley. Tel.: (01782) 286009 | - 5% discount to Vegan Society (GB) members. Recommended. A very small | place, for Vegetarian & Vegan. Imaginative food, open for evening | meals and lunchtime snacks. Friendly, mellow atmosphere. Stratford-Upon-Avon ------------------- Cafe Natural, Greenhill Street, CV37 6LF. Tel.: (01789) 415741 - 10% discount to Vegan Society (GB) members. | Stroud | ------ | | Stroud Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Ian Stockbridge, | 1 Stringers Drive, Rodborough, Stroud, Glos GL5 3QS | | | | Swanage | ------- | | Seashells, Brian & Annie, 7 Burlington Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LR | Tel: 01929 422794 | - Vegetarian Family Hotel, 3 Crowns. | | | | Swindon | ------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Marylin Harrison, | 90 Beaulieu Close, Toothill, Swindon, Wilts SN5 8AJ | Tel: 01793 644796 | | | Tavistock --------- | Vegetarian Restaurant/Accomodation: | The Stannary, Mary Tavy, PL19 9QB. Tel.: 01822 810897 (Fax:810898) - Vegetarian restaurant with Guest Rooms. Lovely surroundings and interesting, highly-acclaimed food. Dress code. | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Tamar Valley Information Centre for VegSoc UK | - Alison Fife, The Stannary, Mary Tavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB | Tel: 01822 810897 | | | | Templecombe | ----------- | | Templecombe (nr Yeovil) Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Sue Curtis, 33 Bowden Road, Templecombe, Somerset BA8 0LE | Tel: 01963 70674 | Tewkesbury ---------- Corse Lawn Hotel, Corse Lawn, Nr Tewkesbury - Very good, very expensive. French Style - caters well for veggies, but also has meat floating around. | Tintagel | -------- | | B&B, Tel: 01840 770944 | - vegetarian & vegan, close to village and cliff walks | | Licensed Hotel, Tel: 01840 770486 | - vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic. sea views, coastal walking. | | | Tiverton -------- Sally's Alley, 14 Fore Street. Tel.: (01884) 242865 - 10% discount to Vegan Society (GB) members. | Tonbridge | --------- | | Health & Diet Centre, 9 Angel Walk, Tonbridge | Tel: 01732 359889 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members. Shop. | | | | Torquay | ------- | | Brookesby Hall Hotel. Tel: 01803 292194 | - exclusively vegetarian/vegan hotel. Glorious sea views, quiet, | close beach and town centre. | | | | Totnes | ------ | | South Devon Animal Rights, affiliated to VegSoc UK | - Robin Whitlock, 10 Weston Lane, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5UN | Tel: 01803 867387 | | | | Wadhurst | -------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Rachel Wheeldon, 26 Queen's Cottages, Wadhurst, E.Sussex TN5 6RW | Tel: 01892 784006 | | | | Ware | ---- | | Down to Earth Wholefood Shop, 7 Anwell End, Ware | Tel: 01920 463 358 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Waterlooville | ------------- | | Health & Diet Centre, 7 Wellington Way, Waterlooville | Tel: 01705 266822 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Watford | ------- | | Vegetarian Organisations: | | Watford Animal Concern, Information Centre for VegSoc UK | Yvonne Williams, 24 Gade Avenue, Watford, Herts WD1 7LG | Tel: 01923 232386 | | Vegetarian Accomodation: | | Vegetarian B&B. Tel: Mavis Tyrwhitt on 01923 670478 | - close to M1 & M25 | | | | Wellington | ---------- | | Somerset Vegetarian Group, affiliated to VegSoc UK | Dawn Stephenson, 17 Foxdown Terrace, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8BC | Tel: 01823 660747 | | | | Wells | ----- | | B&B. Tel: 01749 677181 | - wholly vegetarian & vegan, 2-3 minutes from cathedral. | Walking in the Mendips. | | | | West Tytherley | -------------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Contact, | Graham Cole, | The Glebe, Old Rectory Lane, W.Tytherley, nr Salisbury, | Wilts SP5 1NF | Tel: 01794 34 0034 | | | | Wiltshire | --------- | | Wiltshire Vegetarians, independent group | Tel: Andrew on Swindon 524201 | or Malcolm on Marlborough 851 335 | | | | Wimborne | -------- | | Vegetarian/Vegan B&B, | Tel: Mrs Rapsey - 01202 841561 | - large comfortable en suite in quiet rural setting. Sorry, no pets. | 10% discount for Vegan Society members. | | Gaunts House, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4QJ | Tel: 01202 841522 | - Vegetarian Country Hotel - plus a variety of residential courses to | promote positive healthy growth in our lives. | | | | Winchcombe | ---------- | | Cotswolds B&B, | Tel: 01242 603911 | - delicious vegan meals. Near Cotswold Way Walk. Friendly | atmosphere in Victorian House. | | | | Windsor | ------- | | Health & Diet Centre (store) | 96 Peacod Street, Windsor, Tel: 01753 860618 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Wokingham | --------- | | Vitality Health Foods (store) | 20 Peach Street, Wokingham. Tel: 01734 775797 | - 10% discount to VegSoc UK members | | | | Wooton-under-Edge | ----------------- | | Coombe Lodge, Wooton-under-Edge, Glos GL12 7NB | Mrs Sylvia Mayo, tel: 01453 845057 | - Georgian Cotswolds Country House, exclusively vegetarian B&B, | beautiful views and scenic walks. | | | | Wouldham | -------- | | Vegan Society (UK) Local Conact, | Terry Bevis, 7 Trafalgar Close, Wouldham, Kent ME1 3YF | Tel: 01634 660197 | | | | York | ---- | | Vegetarian restaurants: | | The Rubicon, 5 Little Stonegate, York Y01 2LX | Tel: 01904 676076 | - Vegetarian & Vegan food, but what we had was all a bit bland and | unpleasant. The place itself was a bit cold - marble walls and | floor. All style and no substance. | | | Vegetarian-friendly restaurants: | | Blake Head Book Shop and Cafe, 104 Mickelgate | Tel.: (01904) 623767 | - Cafe open 10am-5pm. Evening Restaurant menu Sat Only 6pm-. | | | | ______________________________________________________________________ Ireland ______________________________________________________________________ The 'Bridgestone's Irish Vegetarian Food Guide' lists vegetarian restaurants, wholefood shops, and vegetarian places to stay. Belfast ------- Vegetarian Restaurants: | Giros, Belfast Youth and Community, | 3 Donegall Lane, (off Donegall Street), Belfast, BT1 2LZ | Tel (01232) 244640 | - Youth resource centre cafe offers a range of vegetarian food. | Staffed by unemployed volunteers. Open Tue-Sat 12-4pm, "theme" | nights sporadically on Thursday evenings. The Spice of Life, 62 Lower Donegall Street, 01232-332744 - Belfast's only veggie restaurant, which unfortunately should be avoided at lunchtime due to extremely mediocre service and average food. However Thu-Sat evening experiences have been bearable with live music sometimes. Bring your own drink. Craftability, Leslie House, Shaftesbury Square. Tel: (01232) 236458 - Tue-Sat 12pm-4pm (phone in advance to check). Vegan-Friendly. A cafe-cum-craft shop set up to provide a work experience and training environment for adults with learning difficulties. The food is wholesome and cheap. Framar Health, 595 Lisburn Road & 391 Ormeau Road Tel: (01232) 681018/681015 & (01232) 694210 - Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. Wholefood & cruelty-free health product shop. Attached to a health clinic specialising in homoeopathy, aromatherapy and reflexology, featuring the eminent Jan DeVries as one of the practitioners. The Nutmeg, 9 Lombard Street. Tel: (01232) 249984 - Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Wholefood outlet in Belfast city centre. They offer a smattering of locally-grown organic vegetables. Cork ---- Cafe' Mexicana, off Patrick Street - Offers a choice of good Mexican food. Cheap too!! | Cafe Paradiso, 16 Lancaster Quay, Western Road | Tel.: 021 277939 | - Tue-Sat 11 am - 11 pm. Vegan. Speciality in Oriental vegetarian | dishes. A gourmet (but very informal) vegetarian restaurant with | quite reasonable prices. Chef is a Cordon Vert with Regularly | updated menu of great variety and taste with imaginative | presentation. There's a desert menu to match! Deservedly popular | and usually crowded at lunchtime and evenings - but booking ahead is | easy. _Very_ strongly recommended. | | Quay Co-op, Sullivan's Quay, | - Vegan-Friendly. Specialises in vegetarian and | environmental issues. Good quality, very reasonable priced lunches | in a coffee-shop atmosphere (self-service). Also a more formal | dinner setup with table service. | Dublin ------ Vegetarian Restaurants: Blazing Salads, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Cornucopia Wholefoods, 19 Wicklow Street - Vegetarian/vegan. Won Walker's Best Vegetarian Restaurant in 1988. The Golden Avatar - Hare Krishna lacto-vegetarian restaurant. Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants: It's Natural, 71 Dame Street Ayumi-ya Japanese Restaurant, Newpark Centre, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock - Japanese vegetarian option available. Burger King, Dublin Airport - Has the infamous "Spicy Bean Burger". | Escape, seafront, Bray | - Daily 12 am - 10.30 pm. Mixture of international dishes. Excellent | food, friendly atmosphere, good value. | | Pasta Fresca, Chatham Street (off Grafton Street) | - Mon-Sat noon-11pm Closed Sunday. Italian food at its best. Pasta | is made on the premises and the vegetarian sauces are superb. For | pure indulgence try the Tiramisu. | Galway ------ Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants: The Drimcong House, Moycullen Road, Moycullen, County Galway Tel: 091-85115/85585 - Evenings only. Rated the best restaurant in Ireland. Reservations required. A 5-course fixed price vegetarian menu, all-you-can-eat. 10 minute drive west of Galway. Tigh Neachtain, 2 Quay Street. Tel: 091-66172/46403 - Monday-Saturday 18h30-22h30. Reservations advised - it is tiny and it's reputation is growing! Highly recommended. Fixed price. Vegetarian Accomodations: Norman Villa, 86 Lower Salthill. Tel: 091-21131 - Dee and Mark Keogh's Bed & Breakfast. 12 minute walk from centre. "You won't be disappointed if you stay here." Wexford ------- Kelly's Deli, South Main Street - Offers an excellent vegetarian & vegan choice. La Riva, The Crescent - Offer an excellent vegetarian choice on the menu. Not sure about Vegan fare. ______________________________________________________________________ Scotland ______________________________________________________________________ | Guides: | | Vegetarian Guide to the Scottish Highlands and Islands | - Lori forsyth, 25 Diabaig, Achnasheen, Wester Ross, IV22 2HE | Costs 2.85 pounds. | Edinburgh --------- Tel. Area Code: 0131 Most vegetarians can and do eat in most restaurants. Restaurants which don't serve any vegetarian food are few and far between, and don't prosper, as far as I can see. Vegetarian Restaurants: Seeds, 53 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB Tel.: 667 8673 - Vegan. Wholefood cafe. Lots of vegan food. Cheap with huge portions. More spacious than before (expanded October 93). Has live music at weekends (evenings). Open 7 days (10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm Sunday). Henderson's, 94 Hanover Street Tel.: 225 2131 - Decades-old vegetarian salad restaurant, always reliable quality, always busy during meal times, but quieter in the evenings. Always has Vegan options. Pleasant Wine Bar atmosphere in the evenings after about 8pm. Occasional live piano music. Kalpna, 2-3 St. Patrick Square, EH8. Tel.:0131 667 9890 - Open Mon-Fri 11-2pm, Mon-Sun 5.30-10.30pm, buffet Weds/Sun eves. Good vegetarian Indian (Gujerati) food. Cheap at lunchtime. Annpurna Restaurant, 45 St. Patrick Square Tel.: 662 1807 - Across the road from the Kalpna. Helios Fountain, 7 Grassmarket, EH1 2HY | Tel.: 0131 229 7884 - Small cafe attached to interesting bookshop. Pleasant atmosphere, | Good food. 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 12-4pm on Sundays. Black Bo's - Very lacto, but very reasonable prices/high quality. Pierre Lapin, West Nicolson Street (across road from Seeds) - Unfortunate name. Vegetarian French restaurant. Will provide a vegan meal on request, but dishes are essentially ovo-lacto. Nature's Gate, 83 Clerk Street, EH8 9JG. | Tel: 0131 668 2067 - Vegan/Vegetarian food shop with lovely little cafe/restaurant hidden in the basement, serving vegetarian (mainly vegan) meals (usually | Persian recipes). Open 9am-7pm (Mon-Sat). Shop too. | Bann's, 5 Hunters Square Tel.: 226 1112 | - 10am-11pm. Vegetarian Restaurant. Reasonably priced set menu with | both snacks and main meals. Enormous baked potatoes! Glasgow ------- Vegetarian Organisations: Glasgow Vegan Network Keith Robertson, c/o The Bay Tree, 403 Great Western Road, Glasgow Vegetarian Restaurants: The Bay Tree, 403 Great Western Road - Vegetarian (largely vegan) cafe. Good portions for good prices and well varied. Open morning until 9.00pm. Closed Mondays. Discounts: 10% for students/vegan society members; 15% for OAPs. The Ubiquitous Chip, near university - Has vegetarian options, and at least some of the staff are vegetarian. | Isle of Skye | ------------ | | Ben Tianavaig, 5 Bosville Terrace, Portree IV51 9DG | Tel: 01478 612152 | - Friendly, relaxed restaurant with pleasant view over Portree | harbour. | | | Ullapool -------- The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool - Restaurant is expensive but good. Menu is vegetarian, but the restaurant also has non-vegetarian options. The Ceilidh place has a cafe area open all day, a small bookshop that you can wander round, and a lovely tranquil atmosphere. Ideal if you've been climbing the mountains nearby and want to relax after a long day. Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. | Tigh na Mara, Ardingdrean, Loch Broom, Near Ullapool, IV23 2SE | Tel: 01854 85 282 | - All year round, bed, breakfast & evening meal. Vegan. | Absolutely excellent guest house/restaurant with a superb outlook. | Overlooks a large Scottish loch where you are likely to see seals | and porpoises. A short drive into the local countryside is likely to | reward you with a sight of a golden eagle or a family of seals on a | remote beach. Not always good for the waistline, but a sumptious | spread. | ______________________________________________________________________ Wales ______________________________________________________________________ Aberystwyth ----------- The Fountain Inn, Trefechan (just over the bridge and opposite the town fire station) - Good selection of pub food both vegetarian and vegan. Very reasonable prices, good beer and friendly barstaff. Y Graig, Pier Street - Cafe cum restaurant. Scruffy but friendly. A good range of food, both vegetarian and vegan. Excellent hummus rolls. Licenced premises. The Arts Centre Cafe, Penglais Hill (on the University campus) - Open for coffee all day, hot food noon-2pm. Has about eight dishes six of which are normally vegetarian, some vegan. Gorgeous salads, very reasonable prices. Can get busy. Jilly Beans, North Road - Several vegetarian dishes. Good tofu stir fry, for example. Gannets Bistro - Vegetarian selection has increased over the last few years. Serve several vegetarian dishes. The Welsh Fudge Shop - Several vegetarian savoury dishes. Renowned for their sweet pancakes. Good value, can be a little cramped. Corners, Chalybete Street - Apparantly does a nice Nut Bake. Aberaeron --------- Hive on the Key - Apparantly they do a really nice broccoli Souffle. The honey ice-cream is a must for ice-cream fans. Cardiff ------- Tel. Area Code: 01222 Diner 77, 77 Pontcanna Street. Tel.: 344628 - 15 minute walk from centre of town, US-style burger menu, licensed, mid-price, good food. Vegetarian, vegan and omnivore. Peppermint Lounge, 34 Woodville Road. Tel.: 374403 - Vegetarian-friendly. Good food. Varied/home-cooked menu. Vegan options. Licensed. Low-to-mid-price. 15 minute walk from centre of town. Sage Wholefood & Vegetarian Rest't , Wellfield Ct, Wellfield Rd, Tel.: 481223 - 20 minute walk from centre of town, enquire about vegan food. Kaleidoscope, 31-39 Wyndham Arc. Tel.: 396010 - Central, home-cooked menu, mid-price, reasonable, vegetarian and vegan. Crumbs, 33 Morgan Arc. Tel.: 395007 - Central, large salads and soups, lowish prices, good. Vegetarian and vegan. Open Mon-Sat 11h15 to 15h00 approx. The Armless Dragon, 97 Wyeverne Rd, Cathays. Tel.: 382357 - 15 minute walk from centre of town, licensed, phone for vegan. The Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton. Tel.: 396061 - 20 minute walk from centre of town, small wholefood cafe, bar, mid/high price, poor. Vegetarian and vegan. (snacks, but great for the alternative cinema and exhibits) Lampeter -------- Peppers, High Street, 01570 423 796 - By Lampeter standards, expensive-ish. Excellent meals, pricey desserts, excellent coffee (Taylors). Nice place. Vegetarian, but not for the fussiest: They use free-range eggs in cakes etc, rather than egg substitute, Flora margarine in some things (contains whey). All their cheese is vegetarian though, and their chestnut and mushroom pie is exquisite. It has just been awarded a * in Egon Ronay's guide, and is one of only three places in Wales to be so highly recommended. (Apr.93) | | | | Llanfechell | ----------- | | The Poacher's Den, Pandy, Cefn Coch, Llanfechell, Anglesey | Tel.: 01407 710552 | - Vegetarian-Friendly. Advertised as serving "vegetarian and game | dishes'. Vegan food served on request. Food you would expect in | a good restaurant served in an atmosphere similar to a friendly | local. Desserts to kill for. Llanidloes ---------- Great Oak Cafe, Great Oak Street - Good, cheap food. Exclusively vegetarian. Opposite a recommended bookshop.