10 of the best vegetarian meals in and around Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 01:00 16 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:33 16 May 2016
Lunch, brunch or a full dining experience, here is a list of some of the finest restaurants to find vegetarian food in Lancashire.
Catering for all, Nutters has a dedicated vegetarian menu, rather than just a few dishes on their regular a la carte menu. From mouth-watering starters which include Rosary goats cheese beignets, through to chestnut mushroom and creamy Lancashire tart and curried red pepper and sweet potato fritter, diners won’t be short of choice - or diversity - for the next visit.
Nutters Restaurant, Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7TT, 01706 650167, www.nuttersrestaurant.co.uk
The jewel in Nigel Haworth’s culinary crown, award-winning Northcote pulls out all the stops for its vegetarian diners. With a choice from the vegetarian tasting menu, vegetarian gourmet menu or the vegetarian a la carte menu, there is something to suit all diners, occasions and budgets. One thing still remains the same, the top quality of food.
Northcote, Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, BB6 8BE, 01254 240 555, www.northcote.com
Freemasons at Wiswell
Crowned number one in the Waitrose Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Pubs for the second year in a row, Freemasons at Wiswell is consistent at providing top quality gastro pub food. The vegetarian menu offers dishes such as Jersey Royals with morel mushrooms and crispy hen’s egg, or omelette with English truffle, gem lettuce and salad cream salad.
Freemasons at Wiswell, Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, Clitheroe, BB7 9DF,
01254 822218, www.freemasonsatwiswell.com
The Coven Café and Bistro, Wigan
You’ll find The Coven Café and Bistro in Wigan’s town centre. Expect excellent veggie and vegan meals, this is a great place to visit on a cheat day, their falafel burgers are well recommended and healthy, they are prepared using mixed seeds, ground flaxseed and homemade hummus. Nice!
The Coven Vegetarian Restaurant, 43 Hallgate, Wigan
Leaf of Bold Street has its own unique vibe and personality; it serves wholesome food and a huge range of loose leaf teas. It started life as a small tea shop ran by friends, but these days Leaf serves hearty breakfasts ranging from cinnamon porridge or granola with soy milk to full breakfasts suiting a variety of dietaries.
Leaf, 65–67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
Whale Tail Café
Although this café may not be a fine dining establishment, it has certainly made its mark on the vegetarian food scene over the past 25 years. The Lancaster based venue offers delicious dishes created from the very best vegetarian, vegan and gluten free seasonal local produce, in a relaxed atmosphere. These home-cooked meals, snacks and cakes can be accompanied by organic beer, wine or cider.
Whale Tail Café, 78a Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN,
01524 845133, www.whaletailcafe.co.uk
An award-winning restaurant offering Peruvian flavours in Preston, Duk Pond is a sure way to get an explosion of flavour into your palette. The restaurant’s menu (which is already gluten free) offers a huge range of vegetarian tapas dishes, including the popular mushroom pepper pot and their ‘Famous Peruvian Veg Stew’ - which was recognised by Gino D’Acampo.
9-10 Cross Street, Preston, PR1 3LT,
01772 824 988, www.dukpond.co.uk
The Art School
Winner of the Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year 2015, Liverpool’s The Art School already has a big tick next to it on our list. Chef Paul Askew’s vegetarian taster menu is an eight course delight, with the majority of dishes showcasing local produce such as Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese, Ormskirk leeks and Lancashire beetroot. Why not treat yourself and also have the wine flight?
The Art School Restaurant, 1 Sugnall Street, Liverpool, L7 7EB,
0151 230 8600, www.theartschoolrestaurant.co.uk
Food by Breda Murphy
Food by Breda Murphy was founded in 2006, together with her team and Head Chef, Gareth Bevan, Breda has lead the restaurant to receive many accolades for their exceptional dining experience. The menu is diverse in flavour and offers many vegetarian options.
Food by Breda Murphy, Abbots Court, 41 Station Road, Whalley, Near Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9RH; 01254 823446
1847 is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Manchester, joining Greens and V Revolution in offering the region’s vegetarians and vegans inspiring menu choices. The restaurant is named after the year the Vegetarian Society was set up in Altrincham.
58 Mosley Street, (Entrance on Booth St), Manchester, M2 3HZ