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Monmouth

Lounge Cafe Bar

Commerce House
95-97 Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3PS
Tel: 01600 714164
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 9am-11pm,
Fri-Sat 9am-midnight

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Brunch (+8 extras),
1 Soup, 3 Tapas,
7 Mains (+7 burger toppings),
6 Sides, 2 Cakes

Price:
Brunch £2.35-£7.35 (extras £1-£1.95),
Soup £4.50,
Tapas £3.75 each or 3 for £9.95,
Mains £6.95-£9.50 (burger toppings 60p-£1.95),
Sides £1.50-£3.50,
Cakes £2.25-£3.25

Comments: There is a vegan menu available; inform your server that you are ordering from this menu. The full list of suitable options is as follows.
Brunch: Vegan breakfast (falafels, hash browns, baked beans, slow-roasted tomato, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, wood-roasted pepper & toast), vegan avocado brunch with lime, chilli, coriander & tomato on toasted ciabatta, toast (two slices of white or brown toast with vegan spread and jam or marmalade or Marmite). (Extras: Avocado, spinach, falafel, sautéed mushrooms, slice of toast, maple syrup, hash browns, mini hash browns.)
Soup of the day with warm ciabatta: Ask the staff about the options.
Tapas, served with ciabatta: Vegan patatas bravas with roasted garlic veganaise, vegan hummus with extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika & ciabatta, vegan supergreen bowl (Tenderstem broccoli, avocado, rocket, edamame beans & beetroot hummus with toasted seeds).
Mains: Vegan falafel & avocado wrap (with carrot tapenade, pickled red cabbage & wild rocket), vegan burrito wrap (black beans, guacamole, lime & coriander rice, wild rocket and tomato & chilli salsa with roasted sweet potato & butternut squash), vegan falafel salad (with butternut squash, wood-roasted peppers, edamame beans, black quinoa, mixed leaves, coriander & French vinaigrette dressing), vegan Mexican superbowl (black beans, guacamole, roasted sweet potato & butternut squash with lime & coriander rice, wild rocket and tomato & chilli salsa), vegan supergreen salad (avocado, Tenderstem broccoli, wild rocket, edamame beans, beetroot hummus, spinach, balsamic tomatoes, with a chilli & lime dressing), vegan smoked aubergine chilli (with lime & coriander rice, black quinoa, edamame beans, sugar snaps and spring onions), vegan pulled jackfruit burger (crispy jackfruit patty, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic veganaise, red onion and barbeque sauce in a sourdough bun with vegan house slaw & fries or salad). (Burger toppings: Hummus, sautéed mushrooms, jalapeños, guacamole, avocado, fried red onions, hash browns.)
Sides: Ciabatta (with olive oil & balsamic), fries, sweet potato fries, Tenderstem broccoli (with chilli & garlic), vegan house slaw, mini hash browns.
Cakes: Dark chocolate & orange torte, fruity flapjack.
Vegan wine is available, ask the staff. Almond, oat and soya milks are stocked for hot beverages. The Lounges café bars are dog friendly.

Location:
Monnow Street, in Monmouth town centre.

Pizza Restaurant

136 Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3EN
Tel: 01600 719720
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
4 Starters, 1 Main Salad,
6 Pizzas, 2 Sides,
2 Desserts

Price:
Starters £2.95-£5.35,
Salad £11.95,
Pizzas (Classic) £8.95-£12.20,
Pizzas (Romana) £10.70-£13.95,
Sides £4.30-£4.40,
Desserts £3.95

Comments: The suitable pizzas are the Vegan Giardiniera (with vegan mozzarella alternative) and the Pianta (comes without cheese). The Margherita, Padana, Soho 65 and Veneziana pizzas can also be vegan if ordered with vegan mozzarella alternative rather than the cheese(s) they are normally topped with. The other vegan options are.
Starters: Marinated olives, roasted tomatoes, dough balls (garlic butter replaced with olive oil), bruschetta originale (without garlic butter & pesto).
Main: Superfood salad (without dressing).
Sides: Mixed leaf salad (without dressing), polenta chips (without Gran Milano & dressing).
Desserts: Raspberry sorbet, coconut delight.

Location:
Monmouth town centre.

9 White Swan Courtyard
Off Priory Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3NY
Tel: 01600 719782
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10.30am-4pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
3+ (& full vegan afternoon tea, with prior booking)

Price:
Afternoon tea £15.95 per person

Comments: The tea room isn’t exclusively vegan but they can provide a fantastic vegan afternoon tea (see pictures). This needs to be booked and the more notice you give the better the selection of food and cakes, two days is good. An example of the dishes they have served for a vegan afternoon tea would be sandwiches, fruit & vegetable platter with hummus, vanilla scones, mango & strawberry desserts and lots of little cakes & pastries, served with pots of tea. The owner is very knowledgeable about the vegan diet. The afternoon tea is highly recommended but if you just turn up, they try to have at least one vegan cake each day and at least one suitable homemade soup choice. They have vegan cheese and soya milk as well as either oat/coconut milk. All the vegan food is prepped and made so that it does not come into contact with non-vegan products.

Location:
Off Priory Street and behind Church Street.

Chinese Takeaway

62 Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3EN
Tel: 01600 713606

Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
About 10

Price:
Mains £4.60

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan and would like your vegetarian dishes prepared without egg and dairy products. They can provide suitable tofu and vegetable options.

Location:
Monnow Street in Monmouth town centre.

Greengrocer/Health Foods

10 Church Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3BU
Tel: 01600 772242

Comments: Primarily a greengrocers but they do normally have a small selection of VBites foods, soya milk, wholefoods, vegan snacks and biscuits.

Location:
Next door to Mokos Mexican restaurant, in Monmouth town centre.

Health Food Shop

73 Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3EW
Tel: 01600 772153

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:
Monmouth town centre.

JD Wetherspoon Pub

8 Agincourt Square
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3DY
Tel: 01600 713417
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 7am-midnight,
Fri-Sat 7am-1pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
8 Breakfast Items, 2 Starters,
6 Mains, 6 Sides,
2 Desserts, 2 Children's meals,
1 Curry Club Main & 3 sides

Price:
Smashed avocado bagel breakfast £2.55
Starters £2.45-£3.90,
Mains £4.55-£8.39,
Sides 50p-£2.80,
Dessert £2.35-£4.20,
Curry Club £7.99 (includes drink), Sides £1.25-£1.50

Comments: They have a specific vegan menu with the following options.
Breakfast: Bagel (with jam instead of cream cheese), smashed avocado bagel (avocado, tomato, onion, coriander), fresh fruit, toast with preserves (without butter), choose from the following breakfast side orders, tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown, toast (without butter).
Starters: Small nachos (no cheese or sour cream), tomato soup with bloomer bread (without butter).
Mains: Jacket potato with salad & baked beans or Five-bean chilli (includes drink), sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry (served with pilau rice, plain naan bread, poppadums), Five-bean chilli (rice, tortilla chips), quinoa salad (quinoa, rice, avocado, adzuki beans, grilled red & yellow pepper, red cabbage, chia seeds, kale, dressing), smashed avocado bagel with chips or salad (includes drink), teriyaki noodles (choi sum, carrot, red pepper, edamame beans, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, garlic, black & white sesame seeds, crispy onion).
Sides: Bowl of chips, quinoa side salad, side salad, peas, avocado, two char-grilled mini corns-on-the-cob.
Desserts: British Bramley apple crumble (without ice cream or custard), fresh fruit.
Children’s menu: Five-bean chill with Mexican rice, jacket potato with no-added-sugar baked beans.
Curry Club sides (only on Thursday): Onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, Bombay potatoes.
Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
Agincourt Square, in Monmouth town centre.

Mexican Restaurant/Takeaway

8 Church Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3BU
Tel: 01600 712001
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 6pm-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Starters £3.95-£5.95,
Mains £11.95-£12.95

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan. They can adapt most of the vegetarian dishes such as chimichangas to be suitable for vegans. A number of vegans who have eaten here have told us they have been impressed with the food.

Location:
On Church Street, near the cinema at the top of town.

Bakery/Cafe

9 St Mary's Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3DB
Tel: 01600 712083
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm, Sat 7am-3.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Most vegan cakes around £1

Comments: There is a lovely selection of vegan cakes; the range changes from day to day but suitable options can include Viennese cream sandwich (without the chocolate on top), treacle tart, flapjacks and Viennese jam filled cupcakes. Most of the bread is vegan but check as the rolls may contain milk.

Location:
Near St Mary's Priory Church on the edge of Monmouth town centre.

Health Food Shop

113 Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3EG
Tel: 01600 715429

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,
Sat 9am-5pm

Comments: This shop has a reasonable stock of vegan food, including refrigerated and frozen items.

Location:
Opposite the Robin Hood pub, on Monnow Street.

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Caffe Nero - Chain Coffee Shop
40/44 Monnow Street, NP25 3EN
Tel: 01600 713934
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There may be up to two labelled vegan dishes available at branches of this coffee shop chain; sweet potato falafel & beetroot houmous wrap and falafel & tabbouleh salad. Soya milk is available for coffees and other drinks. There are also a few other suitable items: Bear Yo Yo's, sea salt crisps, fruit & nuts, fruit salad, soya milk porridge, Propercorn (sea salt & sweet brown sugar and sea salt flavours), Totally Nuts and the ciabatta bread roll, served with soup (but not soup!).

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The Coach House - Restaurant/ B&B
St John’s Street, NP25 3EA

Can cater for vegans with advance notice, preferably 24 hours.

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Coffee#1 - Coffee Shop
Unit 8 The Oldway Centre, Monnow Street, NP25 3PS
Tel: 01600 772947
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There is always a labelled vegan cake available, this changes seasonally. The soups, when available are usually suitable and there are salad options, some labelled as vegan. The salads are interesting and substantial. Soya milk is available for drinks. Any of the frappes that are not white chocolate can be made vegan. The hot chocolate is suitable but not the powder they sprinkle on top but if you order a soya milk hot chocolate they don’t normally put it on anyway. The spiced chai is not vegan.

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Green and Jenks - Ice Cream Parlour/Cafe
11 Agincourt Square, NP25 3DY
Tel: 01600 711657
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A Gelato house that make the gelato on the premises and sometimes they have a vegan gelato.

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The Misbah - Bangladeshi Restaurant/Takeaway
9 Priory Street, NP25 3BR
Tel: 01600 714940 / 01600 772346
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Inform the staff you are vegan, they can cater for you with dishes such as vegetable jalfrezi, tarka Dal. Unfortunately they cannot make the vegetable Manchurian vegan.

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Monnow Bridge Fish Bar - Fish & Chip Café/Takeaway
123 Monnow Street, NP25 3EG

The jacket potatoes & beans are vegan and at the time of research the chips were cooked in a separate fryer from the fish and meat products. They are cooked in Palm oil which some vegans may prefer to avoid.

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The Riverside Hotel - Hotel/Restaurant
Cinderhill Street, NP25 5EY
Tel: 01600 715577
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They would need guidelines to cater for vegans. Also they would not want to hold surplus vegan food from a selling point of view.

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Upstairs, Downstairs - Cafe
76 Monnow Street, NP25 3EN

Nothing on the menu is vegan, but can offer suitable options with prior notice.

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Jewel Balti - Indian Restaurant/Takeaway
39 Drybridge Street

There is nothing suitable for vegans here. The stock in all the dishes contains butter ghee and is made at the start of the day.

AVOID
Pasty Heaven - Cafe/Takeaway
The Oldway Centre

Nothing for vegans.

AVOID
Raduni - Indian Restaurant/Takeaway
107 Monnow Street

They have informed us they cannot guarantee any of their dishes are completely vegan.

AVOID
Seven Seas - Fish & Chips
1-2 Priory Street

There is nothing suitable for vegans at this fish bar & restaurant; the chips are fried in the same oil as animal products.

AVOID
Torlands B&B - Bed & Breakfast
Prospect Road

Have failed to respond to enquiries about whether they cater for vegans.

AVOID
The Whole Earth Cafe Bistro & Thai Take Away - Thai Restaurant/Takeaway
10 White Swan Court

All the dishes use pastes containing fish or oyster, so nothing is suitable for vegans.