5 of the Best Vegan-Friendly Cultural Venues

Posted by on January 10, 2014 | Permalink

Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).

We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our health, the Earth and animals!

1. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

Topping PETA’s favourites on Chapter’s menu is the falafel burger with Moroccan couscous, homemade salsa and hummus. Other big crowd-pleasers are the dairy-free pasta with pan-fried Mediterranean vegetables and olives in a rich Napoli sauce.

2. Watershed, Bristol

Watershed, Bristol

Highlights of what’s on offer at this Bristol institution are chestnut, squash and sesame seed patties, served with wilted spinach and carrot-and-coriander purée, roast crown prince squash, pesto and portobello mushroom with caramelised red onion, and the chickpea and vegetable koftas, served with masala sauce, salad and toasted pitas.

3. QUAD, Derby

QUAD, Derby

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Tempting vegan options to choose from here include aloo sabji, a delicately spiced vegetable curry served with basmati rice, and a satisfying lentil and veggie burger that comes with chunky chips.

4. Komedia, Bath

Komedia, Bath

Go for the cashew nut and wild mushroom burger with cranberry sauce, served with deep-fried wedges; the courgette, potato and coriander curry, served with popadoms and homemade mango chutney; or the roasted portobello mushroom and roast garlic spelt risotto served with balsamic reduction, peppery red watercress and Somerset microherbs. Yum!

5. Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

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Our top picks on this healthy café menu are the quinoa, pomegranate, pine nut and herb salad and the warm roasted squash, red pepper and puy lentil salad and breads.


Let us know about any great vegan-friendly venues in your local area by leaving a comment! And if you’re not yet vegan but are curious to try out a more sustainable and ethical diet, order our free starter kit: