For a relatively small city, Nottingham has a huge foodie scene. This means you get a fat wad of choice. Great for the awkward eaters like us. If you’re after a solid veggie meal or you want to impress someone who is saying no to meat, then we have you covered. Some in this list are more veggie-friendly than vegetarian-only, but you shouldn’t write them off because of this. As a side note, some of these also appear in our best Nottingham vegan restaurants guide too.
Ugly Bread Bakery
There used to be 2 restaurants/cafés in Nottingham city centre due to Ugly Bread’s popularity, but now, they’re back to one café opposite Bar Iberico. They have a range of homemade fresh veggie pizzas and you can choose whatever toppings you want to have on them. It’s quick service with friendly staff and the food is delicious.
Pro tip: You can just as easily order to-go if you’re in a rush or on your lunch break.
Ideal for a veggie hangover breakfast, these guys are fairly priced and the food is top notch. They’ve even got some vegan breads if you’re fancying some sourdough or just some premium quality carbs.
Pro tip: If the weather is nice try and get a table outside. If it ain’t so nice, get a table inside away from the door.
This. Food. Is. So. Good. They’ve got a separate menu section for vegetarian dishes which fortunately contains a lot of variety. The atmosphere is pretty intense inside and booking is essential on a Friday/Saturday night, so might not be one for first dates. This place is easily one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Nottingham city centre though and consistently receives praise from anyone that tries it.
Pro tip: Try the aubergines, they are to die for.
The Angel Microbrewery
On the outside, this pub in the Lace Market area of Nottingham, doesn’t look like a veggie paradise, but their non-meaty pub grub is just what you need. Perfect paired a few of their real ales. It’s very casual here and the menu isn’t extensive, but what they do serve is naughty and you can even see them make your dinner with their open kitchen.
Pro tip: There’s almost always a dog about here. Find it and love it.
Annie’s Burger Shack
For a decent veggie bean burger with a range of toppings and fake meats, Annie’s is your best bet. The restaurant inside has a wonderful chilled, family-friendly vibe and I guarantee there will be a burger on the extensive menu that you won’t have ever thought about. Everything on their menu is available veggie or vegan so there is a lot of choice, definitely one for repeat trips.
Pro tip: Try the cajun wedges with your burger. Do it.
Nottingham Street Food Club
This is a rustic venue in the Victoria Centre that has 4 rotating stands for pop-up street food businesses, along with a bar and communal seating (think benches and edgy stools). Usually there is some banging veggie options to be had and every dish is around £7, but price is up to the individual food trader. The portions aren’t huge but the food is top quality, definitely a treat-yo-self lunch. This particular trio of veggie goodness is is loaded fries with popcorn cauliflower from Smoqued Mexican Street Food.
Pro tip: Check their Facebook beforehand to see what food is available and remember they don’t take cash.
The Crocus Café
This little place is one of the only ones on this list that isn’t in the city centre, but it’s worth the walk or bus journey if you fancy some good veggie food. The whole place is supported by volunteers and is a not-for-profit. They also use surplus food from supermarkets so you really would be doing your bit for the environment going here. Located in Lenton, which is student-central, it does require a 30 minute walk from the town centre or you can get the 34/35/36 bus which takes around 10 minutes to Lenton Boulevard.
Pro tip: Team this veggie trip up with a visit to the Savoy Cinema, it’s cheap, retro and right around the corner.
The following are a few that we recommend but are yet to do the write-up (we’re lazy don’t judge).
Rikshaw Indian Kitchen
Café Coco Tang
Revolucion de Cuba
Clean Cut Kitchen
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