The best restaurants to visit in the UK for Veganuary

A new decade is in and a new ethos is on the rise. Veganism and the Veganuary trend is continuing to shake up the food and drink industry the world over and it is estimated that more than a quarter of the population will be meat-free by 2025. With such a growing trend globally, we have a list of the best Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in the UK you can try out.

Veganuary1. Hendersons- Edinburgh

This vegan restaurant opened their doors in 1962 catering to vegans and veggies with a menu using homegrown produce. Hendersons’ roots are deep in the community in Edinburgh with restaurants, shops and delis spread across the most iconic areas of the Scottish capital. You’ll often hear live music playing from the Henderson’s restaurant with a great buzzing atmosphere to attract even the most sceptical passers-by.


Where to stay nearby

Edinburgh Central

Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place

Edinburgh Central Princes Street

Veganuary2. Genesis- London

Their stand-out pastel pink restaurant will catch your eye for sure, and their plant-powered organic cuisine will no doubt please your stomach too. You may think that Korean BBQ wings, juicy burgers with fries, hot dogs and currys are strictly off the menu when it comes to adopting a vegan diet, but stop off for some lunch at their Shoreditch restaurant and they’ll show you how wrong you are.

Where to stay nearby

London Central City Road

London City

London Central Liverpool Street

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3. The Allotment- Manchester

Winning many food accolades since 2017, from Restaurant of the Year (2017) to Best Vegan Roast (2019) and the Diner Choice Award (2019), there is no doubt that this restaurant is all kit out to please. As well as a roast dinner on offer, there are a few other dishes on their menu that may tempt in even the most devoted meat-eater with “fish” and chips and mushroom steaks accompanying the more traditional vegan favourites. Mid-week diners can tuck into a special #Veganuary menu to help celebrate the Vegan season.

Where to stay nearby

Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester Central

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4. The Cornish Vegan- Cornwall

As this cosy restaurant in the Cornish city of Truro goes to show, Vegan tastes are being catered for up and down the country. Everything down to the sauces here are Vegan friendly and all of their ingredients are ethically and locally sourced, making some of Cornwall’s best vegan dishes that may well turn the heads of meat-eaters too. Their twist on chicken nuggets and other comfort food snacks are not to be missed and their fresh cakes and desserts are the star attraction amongst locals and visitors alike.

Where to stay nearby

Camborne Redruth

Newquay Seafront

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5. Suncraft- Bristol

The Vegan values don’t just stop at the menu here, this restaurant in Bristol grows its own herbs in its own hydroponics (no soil) system- or “V” farm for short- right in the kitchen, and they’ve partnered with the bottled water company Belu to ensure a portion of the bill goes directly to WaterAid. The food mantra at Suncraft is warm and comforting with most of the menu focused on quirky (and delicious!) sounding stews such as Ethiopian lentil stew, coconut laksa and gochujang stew. If you have room for dessert, it’s definitely worth giving their spiced banana doughnuts a try.

Where to stay nearby

Bristol Central Mitchell Lane

Bristol Central

Veganuary6. Sanskruti- Liverpool

Named on The Sunday Times and The Guardian’s best restaurant list, Sanskruti offers some of the best vegan and vegetarian Indian food in Liverpool and Manchester. Be prepared to go on a veggie taste voyage as you tuck into delicious and authentic dishes inspired by the tastes of the entire sub-continent. Fresh ingredients, a fantastic atmosphere and a menu that allows you to enjoy your food your way (hot or mild) all come together to create an authentic dining experience you’ll truly enjoy.

Where to stay nearby

Liverpool Central Exchange Street

Liverpool Central

Liverpool Central The Strand

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7. The Botanist- Marlow

While Veganism and Veganuary trends are on the rise, many restaurants are yet to take the full jump to plant-based offerings. Why let that stop you finding a great place to eat all together? With picturesque surroundings and food to please everybody’s palettes and ethos, The Botanist in the heart of Marlow boasts great grub for all. Veggies and Vegans will feel right at home with a warming chunky veg soup to start, followed by a jackfruit curry and an apple and cherry crumble to finish, while non-vegans have traditional pub favourites to choose from. To go with your warming meal and fantastic views, live music is played every night.

Where to stay nearby

Marlow

High Wycombe

Veganuary8. Happy Friday Kitchen- Oxford

They are Oxford’s first and only vegan restaurant serving up 100% Vegan dishes that are inspired by Californian comfort food. All of this with one simple aim: to show that going Vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up your favourite foods and incredible flavours. You’ll find some surprising stand out menu items here, from the classic Mac-n-Cheese, to satisfying Buddha bowls and delicious indulgent desserts. Every dish you see and every ingredient you taste is sustainably and responsibly sourced to ensure everything tastes great as well as being eco and animal friendly.

Where to stay nearby

Oxford Abingdon Road

Oxford Wheatley

Veganuary9. Natural Bar and Kitchen- Birmingham

Natural by name, natural by nature. This is Birmingham’s first Vegan bar and kitchen serving up plant-based and healthy food to the masses. Grab yourself a plant-based drink from the bar, take a seat and choose from a varied A La Carte menu. Alternatively, you can help yourself at the buffet which is jam-packed full of vegan delights to feast upon- think all you can eat, but a little healthier. Once you’ve had your fill at the buffet, treat yourself to a not-so-unhealthy pudding from the sweetest of dessert menus featuring cheesecake, a caramel slice and tiramisu.

Where to stay nearby

Birmingham Central Bullring

Birmingham Central Moor Street

Birmingham Central

Veganuary10. Purezza- Brighton

Founded in 2015, this is the UK’s first vegan pizzeria with restaurants situated in the seaside city of Brighton and the bustling city of London. These self-professed ‘plant pioneers’ have cooked up vegan alternatives to the much loved classic Italian dish, and you can find all your usual favourites on their menu alongside some Purezza specials including their ‘Couch Potato’ pizza with roasted aubergine, baked potatoes and garlic mayo, and Oreo Pizza, a dessert pizza with crushed oreos on a bed of hazelnut spread that tastes as indulgent as it sounds. There is even a special Veganuary offer all through January to entice the non-vegans to have a try. Just take your non-vegan pal over to Purezza and enjoy a vegan pizza for free.

Where to stay nearby

Brighton Seafront

Brighton

Don’t forget…

Travelodge have over 190 hotels with Bar Cafes that serve a wide range of tasty food throughout the day. Vegans and meat-eaters alike are fully catered for with our flexible breakfast buffet and tempting dinner menu that was recently updated to include many delicious vegan and veggie options such as a vegan Mac n Cheese and a Beetroot burger.