The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Southampton, England

Bacaro, Southampton
Bacaro, Southampton
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer17 February 2018

With more vegan and vegetarian options popping up on menus across the country than ever before, it can be difficult to find the best and most accommodating places to eat for your dietary requirements. Thankfully, there are a wealth of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Southampton – and in no particular order, here are some of the best!

Cafe Thrive

Cafe, Restaurant, British, Vegan, $$$
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Cafe Thrive, Southampton
Cafe Thrive, Southampton

In a climate where vegan food is all the rage, this can often mean that restaurants take advantage of this. Thankfully, Cafe Thrive are on hand to combat this with affordable and fresh vegan food. The only fully vegan eatery in Southampton, Cafe Thrive offers vegan pizzas for as little as £6.49. No time to sit in? Not to worry – all of their items are available to eat on the go

The Rockstone

Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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The Art House Cafe, Southampton
The Art House Cafe, Southampton

Boasting a country feel in the city, this independent Southampton pub serves up some of the best vegan burgers in the city. The Rockhouse is probably best known for their fantastic selection of drinks more than anything else, but their themed vegan burgers, such as the beetroot-based Manic Beet Preachers, are worth the visit alone.

The Art House Cafe

Cafe, Deli, British, $$$
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The Art House Cafe, Southampton
The Art House Cafe, Southampton

So much more than a cafe, The Art House is Southampton’s only not-for-profit community cafe, which doubles up as a venue, art space and gallery, among other things. The Art House proudly serves ethical vegetarian and vegan food to complement their organic ethos – and it’s also dog-friendly!

Bacaro

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Bacaro, Southampton
Bacaro, Southampton

Last but not least, Bacaro aims to channel traditional Venetian bacari in a warm, welcoming setting. Situated in Ocean Village, this popular Italian has a varied array of vegetarian and vegan foods to try including one of our personal favourites: sauteed spinach and crispy chillis.