Vegetarian Britain (3rd edition)

South of England Updates

Vegetarian Britain 2006

Updates to the third edition as at 23 September 2017


NEW Pea Souk vegetarian cafe, 19c Well Lane, Church St, Falmouth TR11 3EG. Tel: 01326-317583. Open: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun closed. Also evenings for advance bookings. New backstreet vegetarian café near the Polytechnic arts centre specialising in Arabic food. Uses local organic produce. Full English breakfast £6.50. Soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches ££4.25. Meze platter £7.65 with hummus, falafel, tabouleh, roast veg, kalamata olives, vegan options. Specials ££7.95 such as curry or bake with salads and bread. Vegan lunches include daily tart such as Tunisian Filo Brik with roasted root veg and chickpeas on couscous, with salad and red cabbage coleslaw. Vegan desserts and cakes ££2.45 such as chocolate and banana cheesecake. Organic vegan wines, beers and ciders. Wine £11 bottle. Coffee £1.50. Dogs welcome. Open some evenings if booked. 2 course dinner £15, 3 courses £20. Facebook: Pea Souk

Cinnamon vegetarian café, 4-6 Brewery Yard, High Street, Falmouth TR11 2BY. Tel: 01326-211457. Open: Tue-Sat 10.00-16.00, Sun-Mon closed; Xmas-Easter closed. Licensed vegetarian café in a 450 year old courtyard, a real sun trap at the outside tables. Full cooked breakfast £5.80. Sandwiches and baguettes with side salad £4.40-£5.10 such as home-made hummus and tomato. Mains £4.70-£7.50 feature puy lentilburger, vegan spicy chickpea pie, salads, Mediterranean veg and hummus panini, Lebanese stew with brown and wild rice topped with toasted almonds. Cakes £1-£3 change weekly. Pot of tea £1.70. Wine from £3 glass, £12 bottle; vegan wine £4.10 small glass, £16.95 bottle. Beers and ciders. Kids’ menu, high chair. Dogs welcome. Occasional evenings tapas and live music. Facebook: Cafe Cinnamon

Westaways vegan bed and breakfast, Latchley, Nr Gunnislate, Cornwall PL18 9AX. Tel: 01822-833745. Train: Gunnislake 2.5 miles (can collect free), Plymouth 20 miles (can collect £15). New vegan bed and breakfast in 17th century cotage. Single £25, double £25 per person or £35 as single. Shared bathroom. Full cooked breakfast. 3-course evening meal £15. Children welcome but no baby facilities. No pets. Meditation available. White Hart pub 1.5 miles away can provide veggie and vegan meals, or Totnes 15 miles away has a vegan restaurant. Bude and other sandy beaches 20 miles. westaway.westaway[at] (replace [at] by @)

Lanherne (page 259) has closed. Yam Parlour in Penzance (page 259) has closed.

NEW Archie Browns has added a second vegetarian cafe and wholefood shop in Truro at 105 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3BX. Tel: 01872 278622. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00, Tue till 17.30, Sun closed. and on Facebook


Ansteys Cove Hotel (page 437) has closed. The Garrett cafe in Brixham (page 278) has closed.

NEW Easdon Cottage vegetarian organic bed and breakfast, Easdon Cottage, Long Lane, Manaton, Newton Abbot TQ13 9XB. Tel/Fax: 01647-221389.

NEW Epicentre vegan cafe, 59 Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 3DT. (short walk from main bus and train stations) Tel: 01803-553 790. Open: Mon-Fri 9.30-17.00; Sat 9.30-16.00; Wed or Thu 19.30-22.30 if events; Sun closed. Cafe and secondhand bookshop opend 2010. Food is British and Mediterranean, with Californian and Mexican on the way, and all vegan apart from optional cow milk in hot drinks. Soups, salads, burgers ££3.50. Toasties, wraps and sandwiches £1.50-4.85 (with chips and salad). Desserts 75p-£2.50 include cheesecake, ice-cream, pies, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Free performance arts workshops and performances, usually Wednesday night. On Facebook (menu in Notes) and

NEW The Terrace vegetarian art cafe, 6 Marine Crescent, Seaton EX12 2QN. Tel: 01297-20225. Open: Tue & Thu 10.00-17.00, Wed 10.00-15.00, Fri-Sat 10.00-21.30, Sun 11.30-15.00.


NEW The Old Mill House vegetarian bed and breakfast, 1 East Road, Bridport, West Dorset DT6 4AG. Tel: 01308-422310.

NEW The Sands vegetarian bed and breakfast, Flat 1, Seashells, 7 Burlington Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LR. Tel: 01929 422 794 after 6.30pm and all weekend, otherwise leave message.

NEW Variety Cottage vegetarian guest house & retreat, Burton Bradstock, Dorset (3 miles from Bridport). Tel: contact via website form.

NEW Zoukini's vegetarian restaurant, 18 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth. BH4 9AR. Tel: 01202-766 797. Open: Tue-Thui 11.30-15.30, Fri 11.30-21.30, Sat 10.00-22.00, Sun 10.00-16.00, Mon closed. May start opening Thu evening. Sat-Sun breakfast till 11.30. Various cooked breakfasts £4.95, whopper £6.25, French toast vegan style with bananas and maple syrup £3.50. Lunch menu 12.00-16.00 includes soup with toasted baguette £3.95, pasta of the day £6.25, falafel with hummous and salad £5.95, cannellini bean & rosemary bruschetta with salad £4.95, jacket pototoes £4.25-5.95, veggie burger with chips and salad £6.75, Mexican “no” meatballs on tortilla with black bean salsa £6.25. Evening meals tapas style from £3.55, at least 20 to choose. Also specials £7.75-8.95 such as a pasta dish. Themed evenings are very popular such as Mexican or Indian night, 3 courses for £18.50. Lots of cakes including vegan and gluten-free £2.20-2.40 and other desserts from £3.95. WIne £3.25-4.30 glass, £12.90 bottle. Beers £2.70, non-alcoholic £2.50.

Wessex Tales, Bournemouth, closed


NEW The Cowley Club vegan cafe, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA. Tel: 01273-696 104. Open: Wed-Fri 12.00-16.00; Thu 19.00-23.00, Sun 14.00-18.00; Sat, Mon-Tue closed. Social centre with vegan cafe, radical bookshop and library, perfect for an afternoon reading. Seasonal soup £1.80. Wraps £2.30. Main meals £3-3.50 can be moussaka, or home-made burger and wedges, with Friday specials such as creamy mushoom, leek and pea risotto. Sunday nut roast and roast veg £4.50, sometimes a pudding too £5 total. Vegan cakes ££1. Juices and Zapatista filter coffee 80p. Tea 50p, pot 70p, hot chocolate £1. Children's playhouse, toys, board games, high chair, baby changing. Terrace, dogs welcome. Cash only.

NEW Loving Hut Chinese vegan cafe and take-away, and take-away, The Level, St. Peter's Place, central Brighton BN1 4SA. Tel: 01273-689 532. Open: Mon-Sun 10.00-19.00. Full English breakfast £3.50, toasted sandwich £1.90. Burger £2.95. Spicy wrap £2.90. Not Dog £2.20. Golden Nuggets £2.80. Main dishes £3.95-4.95 include stir-fry vermicelli, chow mein, chunky satay, sweet & sour, kung pao. Hot and cold drinks 80p-£1.95. No alcohol. 2 tables inside, 5 outside. Children welcome, one high chair. Dogs outside welcome, dog bowl. No cards, cash only.

NEW Iydea vegetarian cafe, 17 Kensington Gardens, North Laines, Brighton. Tel: 01273-667 992. Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30--17.30, Sun 10.00-17.30. Open later when busy or it’s sunny. Lunch £4.70-7.40 gets you your choice of main dish then fill up your plate with any of the hot veg, salads, toppings and sauces. Vegan cakes.

NEW V-Bites vegan international cafe and deli, originally opened in Hove, moved May 2013 to 14 East Street, central Brighton BN1 1HP. Tel: 01273-933757. Open: Mon-Sat 08.30-11.30 for breakfast, then from 11.30 for food orders, kitchen closes 18.00. Sun from 10.30. Heather Mills’ vegan cafe and grocery has a restaurant feel in a new location in Brighton’s Lanes. There’s more fresh food plus their traditional carnivorous style dishes and lots of gluten-free. Breakfasts £3.25-7.95 range from smoothies to full cooked. New is the self-serve salad bar, small £3.95, large £7.95. Their classics £4.95-9.95 include huge burgers and 8-inch hot dogs, wraps, stone-baked pizzas, and specials such as Tuscan bean soup, BLT, meatball baguettes, fishy steak and fries. Desserts £4.25 feature knickerbocker glory, cakes with ice-cream, raw chocolate torte with summer berries; also shortbread and flapjacks £1.50. Drinks include Spanish thick hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows or try a hazelnut latte. Teapigs teas £3.70 pot for two. Glass of wine £2.50-£4.95, bottle £13.95. Kids’ meals £5.95; high chairs. Dogs welcome., Facebook and Twitter

NEW World Peace Café, Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove BN3 1DN (Driveway entrance is on Lansdowne Road, opposite the top of Cambridge Road. See map on website). Tel: 01273-732917 Cafe: Mon-Sat 14.00-17.00 term time only. Relax and unwind in serene, friendly vegetarian café lounge serving cappuccino, espresso, lattes, mocha, hot chocolate, herbal tea, cakes and a range of organic and Fairtrade products.


NEW Bay Tree House vegan hotel, 59 Baldslow Road, Hastings TN34 2EY. Tel: 01424-446300. Double/twin £90-£125, triple £135. Bar. Wifi. Dogs welcome.


NEW The Art House vegetarian café, 81a Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DF (entrance on Henstead Road). Tel: 02380-238582. Open: Tue-Thu 11.00-17.00, Fri 11.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00, Mon closed. Lunch served 12.00-16.00.


NEW Fortify vegetarian café, 32 High Street, Maidstone ME14 1JF (near Argos). Tel: 01622-670533. Open: Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00, Sat 9.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00; also Thu-Sat 18.00-22.00.


Chetna's and Woodlands have closed.



NEW The Lodge vegetarian bed and breakfast, High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire SN8 1RF. Tel: 01672-539 023. Grade II listed building. Two rooms with kingsize beds, one ensuite, one with big private bathroom, can put a single bed in as well, from £155 as single, or from £195 as double. Antique furniture. Off street parking. Evening meal if booked in advance around £15. Children welcome, bring your own cot. Wifi. No pets. The Wagon and Horses pub nearby always has a veggie option for an evening meal, or go to Marlborough which has pizza places, Indians and Italians.

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