Published On: Thu, Jun 7th, 2018

A vegan’s guide to… Bath

Are you looking for the perfect vegan escape? As well as being a great cultural city, steeped in history, Bath offers an array of vegan cafés and restaurants for you to indulge in.

vegan restaurants in bath

Nourish

1 Beaufort West, London Road | nourishbath.co.uk

vegan restaurants in bath

Photo credit: Pete Helme Photography

For Bath’s latest plant-based offering, take a trip about a mile from the centre of the city to Nourish. As well as the bonus that you can eat everything on the menu, the options are far from boring, with starters such as enoki mushrooms with tofu and ginger Chinese spring rolls and falafel croquettes, and mains walnut, red pepper and cashew lasagne, Arborio & black venus risotto or mushroom and ale pie. Plus there are great options for the kids, too.

Chapel Arts Café

St James’s Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls | chapelarts.org/café

Tucked away in the basement of the Chapel Arts Centre, this vegan café has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and delicious food!
It’s perfect for a Saturday brunch where you can get gluten-free pancakes, breakfast burritos or the full house breakfast – with light tofu scramble, rosemary potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, homemade beans and sourdough toast!

The flatbreads are the perfect choice for a light lunch; for something more filling, the Thai or mushroom burgers are delicious. Plus there’s a Sunday lunch menu, too. This place becomes really busy, so if you can’t find a seat here, try Beyond the Kale in Green Park Station; it’s owned by the same people and does some fantastic salad plates and the biggest falafel wraps!

The Green Rocket Café

1 Pierrepont St | thegreenrocket.co.uk

This vegetarian café is a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a juice and piece of cake. The menu changes seasonally, but for breakfast you can find dishes such as mashed avocado and bloody Mary salsa on sourdough toast or mixed mushrooms and spinach with cashew crumbs.

vegan restaurants in bath

Lunch offers tempeh ceasar salad, mushroom, sundried tomato and basil rice burger, or General Tso’s broccoli and tofu stir fry with jasmine rice. The evening menu offers King Oyster mushroom scallops, Vietnamese coconut curry bowl or smoked mushroom, chestnut and sage sausages. Finish off with a vegan cheeseboard, apple, berry and lavender crumble or sticky toffee pudding.

Acorn

2 North Parade Passage | acornvegetariankitchen.co.uk

If you’re in Bath for a celebration or special occasion, treat yourself by booking a table at plant-based bistro Acorn. It’s not the cheapest of Bath’s vegan eateries, with the 2-course set menu coming in at £27.90, but the food is exquisite and has won many awards! Think gourmet vegan dining with dishes such as parsnip and hazelnut veloute with hazelnut tortellini for starter, mushroom tart with celeriac or butternut squash terrine with pine nut risotto for mains, and we thoroughly recommend the chocolate and coffee light espresso parfait with a bar of chocolate ganache for dessert.

vegan restaurants in bath

You’ll feel like you’ve experienced something very special and unique by the end of the meal. A slightly more budget-friendly option is to opt for the lunch menu. The choice is more limited, but two courses comes in at £17.90.

Stock upon supplies

harvest-bath.coop

If you’re looking for some vegan treats to get you through your journey home, or need supplies for when you get back, head to Harvest on Walcot Street. Packed with everything you could possibly need, the deli also does some great wraps for lunch.

vegan restaurants in bath

Take a class

demuths.co.uk

If you’re in Bath for the weekend, you might want to take a break from sightseeing and try a class at Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School. Classes range from Vegan Fast and Delicious to Fermentation, Latin American and Cakes and Puddings. 

vegan restaurants in bath

Chain restaurants with good vegan options…

  • The Stable, 1-3 Westgate Building, Kingsmead Square
  • Zizzi, 8 Saw Close
  • All Bar One, 11-12 High Street
  • The Globe, Newton St Loe
  • Las Iguanas, Seven Dials, 12 Saw Close
  • Wagamama, York Buildings, 1 George Street
  • Handmade Burger Co, 10 Upper Borough Walls

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