The Best Restaurants For Vegans (UK Guide)

If you’ve been a vegan for a while then you will have noticed the mahoooosive difference in the amount of options restaurants now offer for us vegans, compared to a few years ago. If you’re new to veganism, don’t worry, I’ve got loads of helpful info to help you on your journey!

With so many restaurants expanding their vegan options, you no longer have to feel like the odd one out when dining out. Veganism is becoming so main-stream now, which means it’s 100 times easier & more enjoyable to eat out as a vegan. Which is why I wanted to put together a list of restaurants with the best vegan options on the high street, to make it even easier for you to find yummy vegan food in your area.

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A lot of the main high street restaurants have realised that us vegans are not going anywhere & have started to veganize their menus. But don’t get me wrong, a lot of restaurants still don’t even offer 1 vegan option (booooooo!) TGI Friday’s have just announced that they will soon be adding vegan options to their menus, so I will be definitely visiting there when they do (and I’ll also update this post). Obviously there are thousands of restaurants around the UK with vegan options, so I wanted to stick with the main high street restaurants.

If you’re new to veganism, it can be really daunting when you get invited out to a restaurant & you start to panic about what the hell you’re going to eat. But trust me, it does get easier.

I would always recommend checking the menu online before you go to a restaurant so that you know what to expect, or call ahead & ask if they have vegan options if you can’t see any of the menu. If I go to a restaurant with ZERO vegan options, I try & make my own meal out of the vegan ingredients on the menu, or find a vegetarian meal & swap out the dairy/eggs. And if worst comes to worst, then I’ll order a side of fries and a large gin & tonic and call it a day – you’ve got the make the best out of a bad situation ey!

Zizzi’s

It’s safe to say that you won’t be short of options while visiting Zizzi’s. They have the largest selection of vegan meals on their menu, with 53 vegan options and counting!

What’s on the menu?

  • Vegan Bruschetta
  • Vegan Garlic Bread
  • Vegan Pizza With Your Choice Of Toppings & Vegan Cheese
  • Vegan Spaghetti Pomodoro

Check out the full menu here.

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Pizza Express

I checked the menu out for pizza express & it looks like they advertise 4 pizza’s which are all basically the same but different bases so I wouldn’t really class it as a variety. But either way, if you’re craving a pizza, this place is an option. And who doesn’t love pizza? The only downside to Pizza Express is that they charge extra for vegan cheese (what the f**k?)

What’s good on the menu?

  • Vegan Giardiniera (Classic, Romana or gluten-free base)
  • Leggera Vegan Giardiniera

Check out the full menu here.

Loungers

I love dining here because they have their own vegan menu!

What’s on the menu?

  • Vegan Full Breakfast
  • Avocado Brunch
  • Pulled Jackfruit Burger
  • Vegan Burrito Wrap With Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato
  • Mexican Superbowl
  • Falafel & Avocado Wrap

Check out the full menu here.

Wagamama

If you haven’t tried to vegan menu at Wagamama’s yet, then you are seriously missing out. I think I’ve tried all of the vegan main meals now and I’m never disappointed, especially with the new vegatsu curry which tastes seriously amazing!

What’s good on the menu?

  • Yasai Samla Curry
  • Vegatsu Curry
  • Yasai Pad Thai
  • Tofu Harusame Glass Noodle Salad
  • Yasai Itame
  • Pink Guava & Passion Fruit Sorbet

Check out the full menu here.

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Ask Italian

Ask Italian have an impressive 52 vegan options on their menu, so it’s definitely another one to check out when you get the chance!

What’s good on the menu?

  • Vegan Bruschetta
  • Vegan Baked Dough Balls
  • Pizza With Vegan Mozzarella & Your Choice Of Toppings
  • Vegan Spaghetti  Lentil Ragu
  • Vegan Fettuccine Con Verdure

Check out the full menu here.

Handmade Burger Co.

These guys are the bomb when it comes to burgers. All of the burgers below are registered with The Vegan Society which is amazing, and most importantly, they don’t charge extra if you want vegan cheese!

What’s good on the menu?

  • Cajun Vegetable & Bean
  • Veg-Mex Burger
  • Falafel Burger
  • Sweet Potato & Bean Burger
  • Thai Vegetable Burger

Check out the full menu here.

Yo! Sushi

There’s not a lot of vegan-friendly Japanese options out there, so if you love Japanese food & you’re a vegan then you’ll love Yo! Sushi.

What’s on the menu?

  • Kaiso seaweed
  • Pumpkin Katsu
  • Vegetable tempura
  • Tofu katsu curry
  • Vegetable yakisoba
  • Cucumber maki
  • Vegetable chahan

Check out the full menu here.

 

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Turtle Bay

If you love Caribbean food then you’ll turtle bay. They have a really good selection of vegan food, and they also state which cocktails are vegan on the menu too!

What’s on the menu?

  • Doubles (Flatbreads With Curried Chickpeas)
  • Festival Salad (With Avocado, Mango, Carrot, Butternut Squash)
  • Kernel Vegan (Sweetcorn Patties, Roast Red Pepper, Rocket, Sweet Onion Chutney, Tomato)
  • Aubergine Curry
  • Salted Caramel Brownie
  • Chickpea & Callaloo Curry

Check out the full menu here.

Whetherspoons

If you’re looking for cheap & cheerful grub, then whetherspoons is definitely the place!

What’s good on the menu?

  • Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry
  • Five-bean chilli
  • Teriyaki noodles

Check out the full menu here.

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas doesn’t have a lot of vegan options, but the ones they do have are tasty AF.

What’s good on the menu?

  • Moqueca De Palmitos (Butternut Squash Coconut Curry)
  • Palm Hearts Fiesta Ensalada (With Butternut Squash)
  • Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
  • Tembleque (Coconut Pudding With Berries & Mango Puree)

Check out the full menu here.

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The Harvester

They only have 2 vegan options on the menu, but if you ask, they may be able to veganise a few of the vegetarian options on the menu depending on how it’s cooked.

What’s on the menu?

  • Aubergine & Red Lentil Tagine
  • Stuffed Red Pepper

Check out the full menu here.

Nando’s

Nandos have just recently added two veggie burgers to their menu, which can both be made vegan if you ask for them without mayo, perfect! They also have loads of vegan sides & appetisers so you’re definitely spoilt for choice here.

What’s good on the menu?

  • Sweet Potato & Butternut Burger/Pitta/Wrap (Ask For No Mayo)
  • Supergreen Burger/Pitta/Wrap (Ask For No Mayo)
  • Portobello Mushroom & Halloumi Wrap (Ask For No Halloumi & No Mayo)
  • Quinoa Salad (Ask For No Feta Cheese)
  • Mediterranean Salad (Ask For No Feta Cheese)

Check out the full menu here.

Toby Carvery

I’m actually really shocked at Toby Carvery, and I really didn’t think they’d cater for vegans until I checked. And they have 3 different options!

What’s good on the menu?

  • Grilled Aubergine Stack
  • Root Vegetable Roast
  • Portobello Mushroom Bullseye Tart

Check out the full menu here.

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