Thames and Chilterns 

Vegetarian & vegan accommodation, guesthouse, B&B and eating, café, restaurant in Thames and Chilterns

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.


Bedfordshire

Eating

Donatello’s, tel 01525 404666, 91 Dunstable Street, Ampthill MK45 2NG.  
The Courtyard Café, tel 01767 319012, 6 High Street, Biggleswade SG18 0JA.  
Donatello’s, tel 01582 475797, 204 High Street North, Dunstable LU6 1AU.  

Berkshire

Eating

Tutu’s Ethiopian Table at The Global Café, tel 0118 9583555, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS.  
Misugo Japanese Restaurant, tel 01753 833899, 83 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BZ.  

Hertfordshire

Eating

Lussmanns Fish & Grill

tel: 01582 965393

20a Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2HU

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

Website: http://www.lussmanns.com

Facebook: @LussmannsRestaurants and @LussmannsHarpenden

Twitter: @lussmanns

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

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.

Website: www.lussmanns.com

Facebook: @LussmannsRestaurants and @LussmannsHertford

Twitter: @lussmanns

Garden Café - Vegetarian and vegan eating, restaurant, café in HertfordshireGarden Café, tel 01992 538515, 10 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BG.

Hertford's only Vegetarian & Vegan café. Our award-winning charity café serves a variety of savoury dishes and cakes inspired by produce grown on our community allotment. All our food is vegetarian and we always have vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free options available.

Our café provides training and paid work for adults with learning disabilities, enabling everyone to take a full and active role in our community. All profits go to support adults with learning disabilities.

Open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9.30 to 16.00. Website: www.mudlarksgarden.org.uk/cafe/. Facebook: @mudlarksgarden, Twitter: @MudlarksGarden. The café is available for private hire.

Lussmanns Fish & Grill

tel: 01462 440089

25b-26 Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AH

Centrally located in a partially grade II listed, historic building just off Market Place, this sustainable restaurant has a stylish diners' bar. Seasonal and set menus available daily.

Website: www.lussmanns.com

Facebook: @LussmannsRestaurants and @LussmannsHitchin

Twitter: @lussmanns

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.

Website: www.lussmanns.com

Facebook: @LussmannsRestaurants and @LussmannsStAlbans

Twitter: @lussmanns

The Waffle House, tel 01727 853502, Kingsbury Watermill, St Michaels Street, St Albans AL3 4SJ.  

Lussmanns Fish & Grill

tel: 01442 502250

21 High Street, Tring HP23 5AR

Full of lovely art deco features, this historic building has a light and airy mezzanine level and a beautiful private dining room. Seasonal and set menus available daily.

Website: www.lussmanns.com

Facebook: @LussmannsRestaurants and @LussmannsTring

Twitter: @lussmanns

Oxfordshire

Eating

The Alpha Bar, tel 01865 250499, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 3DU.  

Al-Shami

tel: 01865 310066

25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG

Lebanese restaurant, www.al-shami.co.uk. Around 75% of our food is vegetarian and 60% vegan. We are very popular with vegetarians in our community.

Chiang Mai Kitchen, tel 01865 202233, Kemp Hall Passage, 130A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DH.  
Edamame, tel 01865 246916, 15 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA.  
The Flo, tel 01865 587613, Florence Park Community Centre, Oxford OX4 3JZ.  
The Nosebag Restaurant, tel 01865 721033, 6-8 St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2JG.  
Thaikhun, tel 01865 591960, 36 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BJ.  
The Royal Blenheim, tel 01865 242355, 13 St Ebbes Street, Oxford OX1 1PT.  
Vaults & Garden, tel 01865 279112, University Church of St Mary, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AH.  
Will's Deli, tel 01865 316228, 15 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HA.