Top vegan restaurants in Notts
I know its only been three months since I last did a top 5 vegan restaurants list, but In Nottingham (and I’m sure it’s the same further afield) there’s been an explosion in vegetarian and vegan eateries as well as regular places providing vegan only menus
Here are 6 more places I have recently visited that have really proved themselves to be truly catering for vegans. But if your favourite isn’t on the list then please let me know and I may pay them a visit
In no particularly order
Horse and Plough, Bingham
This rural pub is part of the ever expanding Castle Rock Brewery chain and they are all, to varying degrees vegan friendly. However, the Horse and Plough is leading the way. It has a dedicated vegan menu that is mouth wateringly tempting. But don’t just take my word for it take a trip out to Bingham and try their Starburger followed by the delicious chocolate brownie, all washed down with some very quaffable vegan beer
Recently opened by Alex Bond, this unassuming restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine. There is no hiding from the fact that this is the most expensive restaurant on my list but boy does it deliver! They serve 5,7 and 10 course tasting menus ranging from £35 to £60. You can also have a wine pairing menu and they start from £25. The vegan options, as with the other meat/fish dishes deliver a unique eating experience. I bet you’ve never had cauliflower, roasted yeast and almonds, or a heritage tomato with lovage puree that looks as pretty as a picture and tastes even better. As for puddings (yes you get two!); the raspberry, coffee and black garlic dessert will amaze you
Crocus cafe, Lenton
Situated in the heart of Lenton is the Crocus Cafe, a dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a social conscience. It is Nottingham’s longest-running community café that is volunteer-led and not-for-profit. And on top of that it serves food that people love. The atmosphere is relaxed and inclusive and if you have enjoyed your meal you can enable someone less fortunate to experience it too as the cafe has a ‘suspended’ meal programme meaning you can pay in advance for someone’s else to eat for free
You’ll find this vibrant restaurant tucked away on Byard Lane. It is a modern Spanish tapas eatery and part of the Perkins family group. I was really pleased to see it had a separate vegan menu that offered a full range of animal free delights. I felt just like every other diner as I couldn’t make my mind up so I over ordered!! Don’t be surprised if like mine your eyes are bigger than your belly!!
Marigold restaurant, West Bridgford
Generally indian restaurants have always catered well for vegans, but the Marigold is exceptional. For a start the price of the vegetable curries are much less than the meat or fish versions (often a personal bugbear of mine). The portions are generous without making you feel stuffed and the dishes themselves are not oily but more flavoursome relying on delicate spicing (although if you ask for they can also be deliciously hot). And as if that wasn’t enough they offer a discounted loyalty card making your visit even better value
Angel Microbrewery, Stoney Street
The pub has been around for years and has undergone a recent transformation into a microbrewery. So not only can you get a decent vegan pint (or half in my case) but it can be accompanied by a rather tasty pulled jackfruit burger. Or you may be tempted by the pie, ‘fish’ and chips or ‘steak’. Whichever one you choose save room for pudding!