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VegetarianVisitor Guide to Thames Valley, the Chilterns and Oxford 2016

Vegetarian-friendly accommodation & eating out in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire

Oxford University, vegetarian restaurants in Herts, Oxfordshire, thames valley, reading, bedfordshire, berkshire Oxford, city of the 'dreaming spires', has the second oldest university in Europe (after the Sorbonne in Paris) with organised teaching that can be traced back to the 12th century. The city's history and architecture are amazing. The Ashmolean Museum houses a vast collection of antiquities from numerous countries as well as many Old Master paintings and drawings. The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest in the world, housing many rare manuscripts.

Reading has always been an important centre, as it is strategically situated on the Thames. Jane Austen went to school there and, more notoriously, Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Gaol. Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's residences, is the largest inhabited castle in the world and many parts of it are open to the public. Windsor Great Park, a huge area of wooded park with some magnificent gardens, is in effect a vast nature reserve where all kinds of animals can be found. Also in Windsor is Legoland, so you don't have to go to Denmark for a fun-filled day for all the family.

The countryside in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire is quiet and gentle. Ampthill is a well-preserved little town of historical interest, with many picturesque cottages and gracious Georgian houses, while Dunstable is a modern town that still retains a few ancient and Victorian buildings. The ancient city of St Albans is a fascinating place to visit, with a wealth of features dating from Roman times to the present day. It was one of the largest and most important Roman towns ever founded in England.

Entries are grouped alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name. 




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Donatello’s, tel 01525 404666, 91 Dunstable Street, Ampthill MK45 2NG.   R L a


The Courtyard Café, tel 01767 319012, 6 High Street, Biggleswade SG18 0JA.   C c w org F


Donatello’s, tel 01582 475797, 204 High Street North, Dunstable LU6 1AU.   R L a



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The Swan Inn, tel 01488 668326, Lower Green, Inkpen, near Hungerford RG17 9DY.   R/P L a org F


Tutu’s Ethiopian Table at The Global Café, tel 0118 958 3555, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS.   C L a org F


Misugo Japanese Restaurant, tel 01753 833899, 83 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BZ.   R L a



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Lussmanns Fish & Grill, tel 01582 965393, 20a Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2HU

Situated in an 18th century former coach house, this restaurant has a delightful rural character and feel. Seasonal menus available daily including many vegetarian and wheat- and gluten-free dishes. 


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Woody’s Café, tel 01442 266280, 19 Dickinson Quay (Unit 1), Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG.   C L c org F


Lussmanns Fish & Grill, tel 01992 505329, 42 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1BY

Situated in the historic Egyptian House, this independent brasserie brings ethical, sustainable dining to the high street and champions the best welfare-driven British suppliers. Seasonal and set menus available daily.


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Lussmanns Fish & Grill, tel 01727 851941, Waxhouse Gate, off High Street, St Albans AL3 4EW

Situated next to the magnificent Cathedral and recommended by The Good Food Guide since 2010, this light and spacious restaurant serves ethically sourced food. Seasonal and set menus available daily.


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The Waffle House, tel 01727 853502, Kingsbury Watermill, St Michaels Street, St Albans AL3 4SJ.   R/C a w org F




Heyford Vegan Bed and Breakfast

tel 01869 340664, mobile 07773 262099

10 Cherwell Bank, Lower Heyford, Bicester OX25 5NX.



Family home in a quiet close. Run by a vegan for vegans and aspiring vegans or anyone wanting to try an alternative menu. In rural North Oxfordshire, close to canal and Cherwell Valley walks. Dogs welcome. Local bus to Oxford and Bicester and train station in the village.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs

The Alpha Bar, tel 01865 250499, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 3DU.   C a org F


Chiang Mai Kitchen, tel 01865 202233, Kemp Hall Passage, 130A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DH.   R L a


Edamame, tel 01865 246916, 15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA.   R L a


The Nosebag Restaurant, tel 01865 721033, 6-8 St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2JG.   R L a F


The Royal Blenheim, tel 01865 242355, 13 St Ebbes Street, Oxford OX1 1PT.   P L a


Vaults & Garden, tel 01865 279112, University Church of St Mary, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AH.   C L a org F


Will's Deli, tel 01865 316228, 15 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HA.   C a org F


South and South East (Dorset (East), Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex)

South West (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset (West), Somerset incl Bath and Bristol, Wiltshire)

Thames & Chilterns (Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire)

East Anglia (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk)

East Midlands (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire)

Heart Of England (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire)

North East (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire)

North West (Cheshire, Cumbria and the Lake District, Isle of Man, Lancashire incl Manchester and Merseyside)