Top Vegan Date Nights in the UK

Whether you’re looking to visit a fancy cocktail bar or enjoy a night at the movies, here are some of our top picks for a romantic vegan date night.

  • ODEON

    With over 120 locations, ODEON is the largest cinema chain in the UK – and vegans can now get Magnum Vegan Classic ice creams and vegan popcorn at every single one of them! Vegan Moving Mountains burgers are available at ODEON’s flagship location, ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, and at Luxe & Dine Islington, where you can also enjoy a Spicy Thai burger.

  • Everyman Cinemas

    Perfect for date nights, you can enjoy food with a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a low-alcohol beer at your seat at Everyman. Showing independent films and Hollywood blockbusters, the brand has over 30 locations in England, Scotland, and Wales. Vegan options include a cheeseburger, chargrilled artichoke and sun-dried tomato pizza, and decadent Biscoff milkshake.

  • Picturehouse Cinemas

    Whether you opt for a pre-show sit-down meal at a Picturehouse Cinema restaurant or a snack while you enjoy the film, you’ll find plenty of tasty vegan options at this popular cinema chain. The vegan cheesy chips and falafel and red pepper pizza are great for sharing, or tuck into a Greek salad with vegan feta or a smashed falafel burger.

  • The Botanist

    With 25 locations across the UK, this swanky bar and restaurant makes for a great date night thanks to its extensive choice of tasty vegan cocktails and food. The vegan food board – with bang bang cauliflower, porcini gnocchi, super greens houmous, and more – is great for couples to share, while mains include a coconut sweet potato pie and a Moving Mountains burger topped with vegan cheese, chilli jam, oyster mushrooms, and truffle mustard mayo. And there’s vegan labelling across the beer, wine, and cocktail menus, too – cheers to that!

  • The Alchemist

    This chain of elegant bars is serious about the art of crafting cocktails – and it’s got an impressive array of vegan food treats, too. Nearly half of the food menu is vegan, so you’ll want to visit again (and again) to try it all. Inspired by Asian cuisine, dishes include tofu “prwn” toast, shredded plant-based duck, Korean bites, panko-crumbed aubergine katsu curry, and a yakitori caramelised pineapple for dessert.

  • Royal Albert Hall, London

    From dance and ballet to comedy and live music, London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall offers plenty of choice for a romantic night out. Tasty vegan options can be found throughout the hall’s various eateries, ranging from casual light bites to elegant three-course meals. The Elgar Room brasserie’s chickpea steak is a highlight, and there’s also an exquisite vegan afternoon tea, with sandwiches including coronation chickpea and cucumber and cream cheese, alongside vegan scones and sweet treats like chocolate brownies and lemon sponge cake. Wow!

  • The O2 Arena, London

    Vegan options abound at the concession stands throughout the arena, so you’ll have plenty of animal-free fare to choose from whichever show, match, or exhibition you and your date attend. As a showcase of just how tasty (and sustainable) its vegan menu items are, the arena removed all animal products and only served vegan food during Billie Eilish’s six-day residency in June 2022. And The O2 isn’t the only sports and entertainment stadium that offers tasty vegan options: from Wimbledon’s vegan strawberries and cream to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s beer-battered vegan fish and chips, you can discover more of the vegan delights at UK sports venues here.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Before you both settle down to enjoy a performance at this historic venue, be sure to order from the Rooftop Restaurant’s impressive pre-theatre menu. Many of the dishes can be made vegan, and the elegant three-course set menu includes maple-glazed figs with red grapes, crumbled feta-style cheese, and pecan brittle for starters and poached rhubarb with vanilla ice cream and rhubarb candy for dessert. Or choose this fish-friendly “light bite”: a tempura tofish-finger sandwich complete with tartare dip, caramelised lemon, and nori seaweed.

  • Champneys, Nationwide

    Champneys, Nationwide

    For a luxurious and relaxing couples treat, pay a visit to this classic spa chain. The six nationwide locations feature elegant spas with well-being treatments as well as hotel rooms to make a night of it. And the best bit? There’s delicious vegan food at every meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The vegan dinner menu at Kent’s Eastwell Manor gives an idea of what to expect: Mediterranean vegetable and vegan pesto tagliatelle, curried chickpea and mushroom burger, and beetroot and vegan cheese salad are some of the tasty options on offer.

Hungry for more date-night inspiration? Then check out the UK’s top vegan-friendly chain restaurants here – perfect for finding your next romantic dinner for two.

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