Nottingham has one of the most diverse and varied food scenes in the country. While most restaurants will offer a few vegetarian or vegan options, there are also many vegan restaurants in Nottingham. So, if you’re thinking about going vegan or simply want to try some new restaurants, there is plenty on offer. So, these are the best vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Nottingham.

100% vegan restaurants in Nottingham

These Nottingham vegan restaurants are arguably the most dedicated to plant-based foods, where you can eat everything and anything on their menu. If you want to support local vegan businesses in Nottingham, these are the restaurants to head to first.

1. No. Twelve

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No.Twelve describes itself as a plant-based casual fine dining experience. They have an à la carte menu designed to be shared by the whole table. This is part of their lunch deal, where from 12-4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, you can get two snacks, three tasting plates and two drinks for a mere £25 per person. Alternatively, they offer a tasting menu, nine courses paired with its perfect liquid partner, whether wine, beer or a cocktail (or something non-alcoholic). This is (understandably) more expensive though, as the tasting menu is £70 per person and the drinks pairing is £50 per person. 

No. Twelve also won the title of ‘Best vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Midlands’ in both 2018 and 2019 and were also featured in Sainsbury’s top 10 veggie restaurants in the UK.

Address: Wheeler Gate, Nottingham

2. V4 Vegan

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From fruit shakes to old school puddings, this is the place to go if you’re both vegan and a sweet tooth. Their options are wide-ranging, are really tasty too. Sometimes vegan alternatives can be a little less tasty (store-bought cheese for example), but V4 Vegan make sure desserts are not in this category. They’re based in the city centre, so you can easily try them out when passing though. Or they’re on Deliveroo so you can order yourself a tasty vegan takeaway.

19 Forman St, Nottingham NG1 4AA

3. Crocus Cafe

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A popular study spot for UON students, Crocus Cafe is in the heart of Lenton, the neighbourhood that connects the UON side of Nottingham to the city centre. It’s open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 5pm (Wednesdays), 10pm (Thursdays through Saturdays) or 6pm (Sundays). In terms of food, they have plenty of vegan options on offer. From all-day breakfasts to salads and sandwiches, there is something on offer, no matter what you’re feeling like. 

18 Lenton Boulevard, NG7 2ES

4. New Art Exchange CafeBar

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This is part of the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, meaning you could combine your visit to the cafe with a visit to the museum. Open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, it’s the perfect option for a nice light vegan lunch. Their menu is 100% plant-based and varied, from burgers to stews and curries. Plus, their menu is very affordable – the most expensive item is £6.95. 

Address: 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, NG7 6BE

5. Carolina’s TexMex

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At The King Billy Pub in Sneinton, you’ll find Carolina’s TexMex. In the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday, you can get tacos, quesadillas, chilli and nachos, all vegan. Plus, with everything under £10, it makes for an affordable restaurant experience. The pub is within walking distance of major sites in the city centre like Motorpoint Arena and the clubs. That means it can make for a nice meal before you party the night away. 

Address: 6 Eyre Street, NG2 4RB

6. Wawin Vegan Chinese

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It’s sometimes hard to find non-meaty Chinese food – but Wawins have made it easy for Nottingham students. It’s a fully vegan restaurant in Nottingham that serves a wide range of Chinese food. There’s wraps, soups, starters, appetisers like vegan crispy aromatic duck and vegan skewers in satay sauce, and fried dishes and noodle dishes. This isn’t a sit i-in restaurant though, and you’ll need a Deliveroo account to order from.

7. The Dice Cup

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A 100% vegan, dog-friendly, board game cafe – I mean, is there anything more wholesome? The Dice Cup is all about including everyone, and isn’t as formal as some other vegan restaurants in Nottingham, so it’s the perfect place to meet other people. It’s all about cafe culture and playing games, like board games, role-playing games and card games. There’s also lots of events, societies and campaigns you can become involved in too. When it comes to food, you can choose things like crumpets, paninis, cakes and lots more.

Address: 68-70 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3GY

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8. Yamas Meze and Tapas

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Yamas is a Mediterranean restaurant that has a dedicated vegetarian/vegan section of its menu. That way, you can make a trip with any meat eater friends then everybody is happy. It’s a tapas restaurant, therefore you can try lots of smaller things rather than choosing one thing on their menu. They have some more main meal options, like patatas bravas or briam, as well as several salads. They also offer takeaway, which means you can enjoy their food from the comfort of your own home. 

Address: Thurland Street, City Centre

9. Divine Coffee House

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Divine Coffee House is in the suburb of Sherwood to the north of the city centre. It is officially a vegetarian restaurant but many of the options are vegan friendly too. As the name would suggest, it’s best for coffee and lunches. They have plenty of alternative milk options (and don’t charge extra for them) and lots of nice vegan cakes and treats. Plus, they’re dog-friendly. Gotta love that. 

Address: 3-5 Haydn Road, NG5 2JX

10. Cosy Club

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What’s unique about Cosy Club is that it’s in a former casino, which makes for a special dining experience. The restaurant is open every day from 9am to 11pm, meaning that it’s a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a dedicated vegan menu that contains a wide variety of dishes, from vegan breakfast and brunch options to burgers and salads. Cosy Club has a number of private rooms available, meaning that you could have your own private celebration if desired. 

Address: 16-18 Victoria Street, NG1 2EX

11. Annie’s Burger Shack

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As the name might suggest, Annie’s Burger Shack has authentic American burgers right in the heart of Nottingham. All 32 burgers on the menu are available as vegan, veggie or meaty, meaning everyone is happy, no matter their dietary requirements. On top of this, they offer authentic American breakfasts from pancakes to breakfast burritos. What more could you want? 

Address: 5 Broadway, NG1 1PR

12. BrewDog Nottingham

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BrewDog is a national chain. Their restaurant in Nottingham is in Hockley, right in the heart of one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Nottingham. While they have many vegan options on their regular menu, from hot dogs to pizza to charcuterie boards, what makes it one of the best vegan restaurants in Nottingham is their all-vegan menu on Mondays. All their mains on Mondays are veggie or vegan. Alongside this, they run a 2-4-1 deal on their veggie and vegan pizzas on Mondays.

Address: 20-22 Broad Street, NG1 3AL

13. Embankment

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Located within walking distance of both Nottingham Football Club stadiums and Trent Bridge cricket ground, Embankment makes for a great restaurant for the vegan sports fan. They have a lunch menu, where from 12-5pm on Mondays to Fridays, you can get a sandwich, side and drink for £10 (soft drink) or £12 (alcoholic drink). They also have a number of other vegan mains, such as chilli and rice, greek salads, soups, burgers and more. It’s the perfect option for a meal before heading off to enjoy Nottingham’s sporting stars. 

Address: 282-284 Arkwright Street, NG2 2GR

So, these are some of the best vegan restaurants in Nottingham. Of course, this is not an extensive list but should give you at least a couple options to try out. Nottingham has a very diverse food scene, including lots of vegetarian restaurants vegans can enjoy too, so there is plenty on offer at a reasonable price, no matter your dietary requirements. 

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Last Updated on June 4, 2024