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The best vegan restaurants you'll want to try if you follow a plant-based diet

Julie Delahaye

When you follow a vegan diet, finding somewhere to dine out can prove tricky, with many places offering limited options. However, nowadays there's a host of vegan restaurants offering up delicious plant-based dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, making it easier than ever to find the cuisine you're craving! We've rounded up some of our favourite vegan foodie havens from across the UK…

Ormer Mayfair

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Fine dining doesn't often cater to plant-based diets, but at Ormer there's a whole separate menu created specifically for vegetarians and vegan by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin with dishes ranging from a butternut squash risotto to coconut panna cotta. After dinner, you might also want to check out Manetta's bar at the far end of the restaurant, where you'll feel like you've stepped back into the 1930s thanks to the reinvented bar and vintage décor.

For more information visit ormermayfair.com

MOTHER

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Part of Canalside, the staff at this café rustle up seriously tasty dishes that are made from local, fresh and natural ingredients. Soups of the day, raw snacks and smoothies are just some of the offerings, making this is a must-visit if you're looking for a new vegan lunch or brunch spot.

For more information visit mother.works or hereeast.com

Hendersons of Edinburgh

Hailed as a must-visit for vegans in Edinburgh, this classic serves freshly-prepared vegan and vegetarian dishes made from seasonal, organic ingredients - particularly highlights include their vegan sausage rolls and tofu teriyaki offerings.

For more information visit hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk

Las Iguanas

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The team at the popular Latin American chain has developed a unique menu packed with different flavour blends – and their dishes include a wide range of vegan options. Now, to make life easier, they have a separate menu which lists the vegetarian and vegan dishes only, so you can eat their delectable servings worry-free!

For more information visit iguanas.co.uk

Ethos

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Vegetarian restaurant Ethos offers a plethora of vegan options, all delicious, fresh and well-crafted. With a whole buffet of meat-free food, the choices are definitely appetising enough to awaken your taste buds. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch in the kitchen, with cuisine from all around the world including Japanese miso-roasted aubergine and a special Spring Green scotch egg, as well as a decent selection of gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan desserts.

Ethos serves breakfast through to dinner and everything in between. Guests can also unwind with a range of cocktails or alternatively enjoy a tasty selection of vegetarian, vegan and organic wines.

For more information visit ethosfoods.com

Bhuti

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Nestled in this eco-wellbeing escape in Richmond is an organic vegan café with tasty treats including Coconut Dahl, homemade baked granola and a selection of bhuti protein balls and raw cakes. With a daily-changing menu there's even a raw dish of the day or even a selection of dishes of the day, so no visit will be the same!

For more information visit bhuti.co

VBites

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Situated in the heart of Brighton, this café offers a wide selection of delectable vegan treats to eat in or takeaway. The entire menu is vegan – we recommend tucking away into one of their mouth-watering burgers or, if you have a sweet tooth, indulging in a slice of cake. There's even a kids' menu, ideal if the whole family is following a vegan lifestyle. As an added bonus, VBites also stocks a variety of vegan meats, fish, cheeses, deli pots and sauces so you can even mix and match to create your own delicious homemade meals!

For more information visit vbites.com