Where to eat vegetarian in Surrey
Eat your greens! Get your fix of great vegetarian or vegan food at any one of these brilliant cafés or restaurants across Surrey.
Tsaretta Spice, Twickenham
Indian food has long been a good option for not just veggies, but also those who follow a gluten-free diet. At Tsaretta Spice, you’re getting wow-factor Indian dining. There are plenty of vegetarian choices on both the Indian tapas and the a la carte menus, and a fabulous cocktail menu and wine list, which includes vegan-friendly Prosecco.
Brasil Vegano Café, Guildford
Inspired by the flavours of Brasil, this 100% vegan cafe on Madrid Road in Guildford has a great menu of vegan delights including a range of vegan cakes. Dishes include jackfruit burger, coxinha, pão de beijo, soup, and various cakes. They also welcome dogs.
Café Chai, Banstead
Serving good vibes, great coffee and fabulous brunches, this cool buzzy café on Banstead High Street isn’t strictly vegetarian but the menu offers plenty of options for the vegan and vegetarians. Think falafel wraps and halloumi as well as smashed avocado, pastries and quiches.
The Barley Mow, Englefield Green
This charming pub sits right on the green in Englefield Green and just a stone’s throw from Great Winsdor Park. And while the menu is French-influenced and features plenty of meat and fish options, the vegetarian and dishes are imaginative and original – things like jackfruit fritters, pea and broadbean salad and a vegetarian mezze. There’s also a specialist gluten free, dairy free and allergens menu.
Pho – pronounced Fuh – is the Vietnamese national dish, a rice noodle bowl served with loads of herbs. At the restaurant Pho, the dish comes with tofu or mushrooms, or both (as well as fish and options). Elsewhere on the menu there are plenty of plant-based choices including the hot and spice soups, the super green and spicy green ‘house special’ broths, and veggie stirfries and Vietnamese salads.
The Gardent, Reigate and Dorking
Wholesome and healthy vegetarian and vegan food is what you’ll get at these new veggie cafes in Reigate and Dorking. Expect dishes like onion bhajee burgers, vegan feta pizza tarts and vegan vegetable spring rolls alongside sweet treats like peanut butter chocolate cake. Delish.
V Café at the Institute, Guildford
It’s vegetarian and vegan fare all the way at V Cafe, which you’ll find at the Guildford Institute right in the centre of town. The menu changes daily and ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced. Expect fresh soups, vegetable frittata, filo parcels as well as cakes and pastries. The café reopens on 2 June.
Riverside Vegetaria, Kingston
It’s all in the name – and as well as fabulous veggie food you’ll also get a stunning riverside location. All dishes are homemade from fresh ingredients that are mostly organic, and as well as a veggie and vegan food, they cater to gluten and wheat-free diets. The menu is extensive and includes organic wines and beers.
The Giggling Squid, Weybridge, Reigate, Esher, Guildford, Farnham, Kingston, Wimbledon
Starting life in a tiny fisherman’s cottage in Brighton back in 2002, Giggling Squid began with a simple idea: to cook ‘simple, rustic, fresh Thai food’ and now has outposts across the country, including seven in our area. The restaurant has a special evening vegan menu which includes a selection of stir fries and curries, plus a very reasonable vegetarian set tapas lunch for under £10.
Crazy Bean Cafe, Great Bookham
A fully vegan licensed cafe offering up lunch, hot drinks and vegan cakes that are baked fresh every day. The team at Crazy Bean are passionate about exploring traditional flavour combinations using fresh vegan ingredients. The menu changes regularly, but includes things like crispy tofu wrap, gourmet burgers and cauliflower wings.
Influenced by South African hospitality and design, this buzzy mini café chain has two outposts in Surrey, both of which offer a separate vegan menu to please your plant based needs. For breakfast get your fix with a smashed avo or a Brazilian açaí bowl and for lunch choose from superfood salads, falafel wraps and meatless patty burgers with all the trimmings.
Cyder House Inn, Shackleford
This lovely country pub offers up great home cooked food. And while the menu offers meat and fish dishes, for vegetians and vegans the likes of grilled asparagus and shitake tacos, Vietnamese sticky tofu, asparagus arancini and vegetarian burgers should tickle your tastebuds. There’s also outdoor dining with a playground attached, so a great option for families.
Wags n Tales, Surbiton and Twickenham
These cafes in Surbiton and Twickenham are – as the name suggests – super dog friendly. But as well as a special menu for Fido, the kitchen serves up a menu of mostly vegetarian fare including jackfruit and bean burgers, Mexican spiced tofu scramble and bean burrito.
Saffron Summer, Chessington and Reigate
Not 100% vegetarian food, but plenty of veggie and vegan options on the menu including tandoori broccoli, courgette chana masala, vegetable samosas and more.