Visitors to Bath are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking great restaurants and cafes whether for a formal dinner or relaxed lunch but for the non meat eaters among us, a bit of local knowledge can be useful. So to help our veggie guests out, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite vegetarian restaurants in Bath, including fantastic vegan options for any plant-based eaters planning a visit.
All the vegetarian restaurants listed are within a short walk of Panda Sanctuaries beautiful Bath holiday homes, located in and around the city centre. Our self-catering properties boast well equipped kitchens for those who prefer to simply cook at home but if you fancy treating yourself, read on!
The best vegetarian restaurants in Bath
Located in the historic heart of Bath, the Acorn is an intimate vegetarian restaurant whose dishes will appeal to anyone passionate about good food, whether veggie or not. Head chef Richard Buckley uses his impressive technical skills to create innovative dishes using local and seasonal produce with menus changing monthly to reflect this. The Acorn is generally considered to be the leading light among vegetarian restaurants in Bath.
Worth the 15-minute walk out of the city centre, Nourish offers a 100 per cent plant-based menu which takes influences from all over the world, from its very British mushroom and ale pie to its Thai Laksa with coconut tofu. Nourish’s talented kitchen staff avoid using processed soya or rapeseed products and focus on sourcing local seasonal vegetables.
Beyond the Kale
This vegan café located in the beautiful former Green Park Station in Bath offers a delicious colourful array of salads, soups, wraps, fresh juices and smoothies and mouthwatering cakes. Beyond the Kale is a perfect healthy lunch spot or, when feeling more indulgent, for a relaxed coffee and cake.
Despite its small size, this Chai Walla has a big and growing fan base in Bath, with good reason. Established in 2016 by Niraj Gadher and ranked as Bath’s best restaurant on TripAdvisor just seven months after opening, the Indian street food stall produces fresh curries, wraps, samosas, onion bhajis and more. Everything is vegetarian and everything except the chai tea can be made vegan. We recommend the onion bhaji wrap, you’ll struggle to find a better one anywhere else.
The Green Rocket Café
Just a couple of minute’s walk from Bath Abbey overlooking Parade Gardens, The Green Rocket is a multi-award winning vegetarian café and restaurant offering an extensive creative menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options alongside light bites and sweat treats. The owners pride themselves on preparing everything fresh in-house using local seasonal ingredients and the results are scrumptious.
Sky Blue Café
The latest addition to Bath’s vegan food scene, Sky Blue Café opened this month, October 2018, in Chapel Arts Centre and offers a beautiful array of organic dishes from savoury plates to cakes, coffee, fresh juices and smoothies. It’s worth testing out this newcomer asap.
Experience a wealth of flavours at this vegetarian restaurant which takes inspiration from classic dishes of northern and southern India, as well as some British favourites. With curries, Tandoori, dosa and Thali dishes, Indian Temptation has something for everyone. The menu is a celebration of Indian vegetarian cuisine with each plate infused with wonderful flavours.
This is just a small sample of the great vegetarian restaurants in Bath and its surrounds. But we should add, with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles becoming ever more popular, virtually all the good restaurants and cafes in Bath offer fantastic veggie and vegan options, even if they include meat and fish on their menus so don’t feel limited to only those restaurants which label themselves as exclusively vegetarian or vegan. There’s plenty to please everyone when it comes to eating in Bath.