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Porthcawl

Bar/Restaurant

33 The Esplanade
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 3YR
Tel: 01656 503245
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Opening Times:
Tue-Thu 11.30am-11pm,
Fri 11.30am-midnight,
Sat 9.30am-midnight,
Sun 9.30am-6pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Starter £4.95,
Main £13.25,
Dessert £5.50

Comments: Friendly restaurant/bar/lounge where they cook their (omni) food freshly and make vegans feel welcome. Their website states that they pride themselves on being extremely vegan friendly. The menu changes but they are always happy to offer vegan options. At the time of research there were two labelled dishes available (see pictures); a starter of cannellini hummus, salt baked beetroot, walnut crumble & rosemary and a main of leek & sage fideuâ pasta, salt baked turnips, burnt shallot & sherry. They could also offer a poached pear & fig compote dessert. It is always lovely, day or evening. They're planning on doing vegan cakes and coffee through the summer too.

Location:
On the seafront of Porthcawl.

The Square
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 3BW
Tel: 01656 771177
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Opening Times:
Contact them to check.

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
4+

Price:
Starters about £4,
Mains about £10

Comments: They cater for vegans with options such as vegan fish & chips (seaweed wrapped tofu in a vegan beer batter served with hand cut chips, mushy peas, lemon wedge & homemade vegan tartare sauce), chocolate fudge cake with vegan ice cream and apple pie with vegan ice cream. Be aware that they also serve exotic meat dishes.

Location:
Porthcawl town centre.

Pizza Place

13-15 New Road
Station Hill
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 5DL
Tel: 01656 451539
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 5pm-9.30pm,
Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
£7-£12

Comments: Pizzas with vegan cheese and lots of suitable toppings are available; cooked in a wood fired oven. They also do gluten free pizzas. It is a local business and not part of a big chain.

Location:
Just off Eastern Promenade.

Tapas Restaurant

19 Mary Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 3YL
Tel: 01656 771991
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Opening Times:
Food served
Wed-Fri 6.30pm-9.30pm,
Sat 6pm-9.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2 Main size dishes,
6 Tapas dishes

Price:
£3.50-£12.95 per dish

Comments: Vegan main sized and tapas dishes are on offer including a vegan salad consisting of roast squash, pear, pomegranate, toasted pine nuts, rocket & samphire with a maple syrup dressing. Potatoes are fried in the same oil as fish. There is soya milk available.

Location:
On Mary Street, in the town centre

Fish & Chip Shop

36 Esplanade
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 3YR
Tel: 01656 372303
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 11.30am-9.30pm,
Fri-Sat 11.30am-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
4

Price:
Pies £2.80

Comments: Chip shop with four Mr Nice Pie vegan pies on offer; Moorish mushroom, Swedey Todd, bountiful butternut curry and drunken mushroom. The gravy and Irish curry are suitable. The chips are not normally cooked separately from animal products but check if they haven’t just changed the oil.

Location:
On Porthcawl seafront.

Health Food Shop

33 John Street
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 3AP
Tel: 01656 771446

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm,
Sun 10am-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
up to 9 takeaway options.

Price:
£1.29-£1.59

Comments: Branches of the Holland & Barrett health food shop chain stock some or the entire labelled vegan Veg.out range in their fridges. The full list of vegan options is: Cornish style vegetable lattice slice, Italiano vegetable lattice slice, jerky Jamaican vegetable lattice slice, jumbo sos roll, no chorizo & mixed bean lattice slice, no duck & hoisin style sauce lattice slice, porkless pie, steakless bake lattice slice and supreme sos roll.

Location:
Porthcawl town centre.

Chinese Takeaway

18 New Road
Station Hill
Porthcawl
Bridgend
CF36 5DN
Tel: 01656 772288
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 5pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
£2.90-£4.90

Comments: Inform the staff at this Cantonese takeaway that you are vegan and do not want any egg, oyster sauce or sauces containing animal products in your dishes. Bean curd and vegetable dishes are available. All cooking oils used are vegetable based. A home delivery service is available.

Location:
Just off Eastern Promenade.

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The Atlantic Hotel - Hotel/ Restaurant
Sea Front, CF36 3LT
Tel: 01656 785011
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The chef is always happy to discuss and adapt dishes for vegans upon request.

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Cantonese Take Away - Chinese Takeaway
26 New Road, CF36 5DN

Explain to the staff that you are vegan; there are suitable mixed vegetable and mushroom dishes and they can do an egg free fried rice.

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Coffi Co Lounge - Coffee Shop
15 Jennings Building, The Harbour, CF36 3XA
Tel: 029 20484083
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They cater for vegans with a super food salad and soya, almond & coconut milks for drinks.

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The Fairways Hotel - Hotel/Restaurant
West Drive, CF36 3LS

The restaurant is helpful to vegans, if they give prior notice.

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Foamedge Guesthouse - Bed and Breakfast
9 West Drive, CF36 3LS

Cater for vegans at breakfast.

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Isabella's Brasserie - Spanish
9 Well Street, CF36 3BE

They are happy to cook vegan and with a few days notice, they say they will prepare whatever customers fancy.

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Panda House - Chinese Takeaway
68 New Road, CF36 5DG

The only vegan option is mixed vegetables.

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Pietros - Cafe
32 The Esplanade, CF36 3YR

Vegan food is limited to the basics such as soup, jacket potatoes and salad but they do stock soya milk for drinks.

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Ristorante Rava - Italian Restaurant
29 Mary Street, CF36 3YN

They can provide suitable food and have a few vegan customers; they respect their wishes and dietary needs.

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Beales Fish & Chips - Fish & Chips
2-3 Eastern Promenade

There is nothing for vegans here, as the chips are cooked in the same oil as animal products.

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Finnegans Fish Bar - Fish & Chips
16 New Road

This chain of chip shops cannot guarantee any of their food would be suitable for vegans due to the possibility of cross contamination with animal products from the cooking oil.

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Jaipur - Indian Restaurant/Takeaway
34 The Esplanade

Vegans should avoid; they use condensed milk for all their sauces, in every dish.

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Lorelei Hotel - Pub
36-38 Esplanade Avenue

Do not serve any vegan food and only do Sunday lunch anyway.

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P Sidoli & Sons - Cafe
18 John Street

Nothing suitable for vegans.

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The Royal Oak - Pub
1-3 South Road

No vegan food.