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Las Iguanas

Latin American Chain Restaurant

Recommended

Unit 27
Ground Floor
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20459165
Website
Opening Times:  
Mon-Thu noon-11pm
Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm
Sun noon-10.30pm
Labelled vegan
 
Number of Vegan dishes:  
3 starters, 4 mains,
11 sides, 1 pudding
Price:  
Starters £2.90-£3.90, mains £7.50-£11.50,
sides 70p-£3.90, pudding £4.90
Our Comments: Chain of Latin American style restaurants. As usual the only branches in Wales are in Cardiff. They have a separate veggie & vegan menu which labels which dishes are vegan friendly and which can be changed to vegan. This is available in the restaurants or online. It informs you to clearly tell your server that you require vegan options.
The full list of suitable and adaptable dishes is:
While You Choose: Bread & olives, holy guacamole, totopos.
Besides: Patatas bravas in bits, cassava fries, fries, sweet potato fries, ensalada mixta, tortillas, sweet plantain, elote, frijoles refritos, onion, garlic & coriander rice, Latin dips.
Mexican classics: Three mushroom fajita.
From Brazil & beyond: Bahia moqueca, gringas, cucumber & mint salad.
Puddings: Scrummy sorbet.
Location: Mermaid Quay, in Cardiff Bay
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 17/11/2013

 

The Waterguard

Pub

Recommended

Harbour Drive
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 4PA
Tel: 029 20499034
Serving Times:
Mon-Sun noon-3pm
Labelled vegan
 

Number of Vegan dishes: 1+

Price: £6.50
Our Comments: The Thai vegetable curry is labelled vegan on the menu. Ask for no naan bread. It is a Samuel Smith's pub so there is also a good selection of vegan beers.
Location: Near the Pier Head Building in Cardiff Bay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 30/12/2012

 

ffresh Bar

Bar

Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5AL
Tel: 029 20636465
Serving Times:
Mon-Sat noon-9.30pm
Sun noon-5pm 
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 2+
Price:  
Mains £7.50-£8.95
 
Our Comments: Let the waiter/waitress know you are vegan when ordering. The Veggie burger is suitable, made from laver bread & oats. The pizza bases are vegan, so you can have a pizza without cheese or if you bring in your own vegan 'cheese' they are happy to use it. The chips are cooked in a separate fryer and are suitable for vegans.
Location: The Wales Millennium Centre.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 26/05/2013

 

 

Pearl of the Orient

Chinese Restaurant

Unit 13, 1st Floor
Mermaid Quay
Stuart Street
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20498080
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri noon-3pm & 5pm-11pm,
Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10.30pm
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 1+ Starters, 3+ Mains
Price:  
A la carte Starters £5.50, Mains £6.50-£8.50
Special menu 2 courses £12.90
Lunch menu 1 course £7.95, 2 courses £8.95
Our Comments: Typical up market Bay experience. Advise them you are vegan. They offer tofu and vegetable dishes. The food is fresh and tasty. The portions are decently sized. Home delivery service available.
Location: Mermaid Quay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap
Updated 30/12/2012

 

Wagamama

Japanese Restaurant

Upper Level
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20485195
Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 11.30am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm 
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 1+ Mains, 6 sides
Price:  
Mains £7.95-£8.95
Sides £3.50-£5.65
 
Our Comments: Wagamama's website lists which dishes are suitable for vegans: The main dish yasai itame and the sides of edamame, wok fried greens, raw salad, goma wakame, salad and yasai gyoza. The restaurants also have a really good separate dietary menu which tells vegans what the swap options are. For example the yasai yaki soba can be ordered with udon noodles instead of soba noodles and without the egg and any other animal ingredients. By swapping and leaving out items there are quite a few dishes available. There is another branch in Central Cardiff.
Location: Mermaid Quay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 07/09/2014

 

Zizzi

Italian Restaurant

Unit 8
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20462232
Opening Times:
Mon-Sun lunch-late 
 
Number of Vegan dishes:
6 starters, 2+ mains, 3 sides, 1 dessert
Price:  
Starters £2.75-£6.95. Mains £6.95+
Sides £2.50, Dessert £4.95
Our Comments: The pizza bases are vegan, so pizza without cheese is suitable. Pasta with the Pomodoro & bufala sauce (without the buffalo mozzarella) is also vegan. The suitable antipasti are Black & green olives, Goddess olives, Dough sticks (if brushed with olive oil rather than the normal dairy stuff), Bruschetta al pomodoro, Italian bread basket (without dough sticks) and Vegetarian antipasto Zizzi (without dough sticks). Also vegan are the sides of Tuscan potatoes, fine green beans and mixed salad and the strawberry, lemon and blood orange Sorbetti desserts.
Location: Mermaid Quay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 17/02/2013

 
Other Places To Consider
ba orient   Website Asian Bar/ Restaurant Some dishes are suitable. Inform them you are vegan when ordering.

Updated 17-02-13

Bar Cwtch   Website Hotel Bar Can make a vegan pizza, as they have a wide selection of vegetable toppings available. Also serve hummus and other dips. If you book a table and let them
know you are vegan in advance, they can come up with something like Oven baked fat chips and Salad plate with fresh & roasted vegetables.

Updated 24-02-13

Bella Italia, Atlantic Wharf   Website Italian Chain Restaurant All pasta (except tagliatelle) is vegan, as are the pizza bases. Therefore you can choose the vegan pomodoro sauce and just add vegetables to your pizza or pasta. Always advise them you are vegan on arrival or when ordering.

Updated 10-02-13

Bellini's   Website Italian Restaurant Vegan dishes are insalata mista/verde, bruschetta Napoli, pane fresco, pane con aglio, spaghetti pomodoro and penne arrabbiata (order without Parmesan). The pizza bases are not suitable. Tell them you are vegan when ordering.

Updated 20-04-14

Chiquito   Website Mexican Restaurant Vegan options are Roast vegetable fajita (without guacamole & sour cream), Quesadillas (without cheese and cheese & garlic spread) and Veggie chilli (without cheese & sour cream). The Veggie chilli burger contains egg and although the restaurants are not meant to fry the chips in the same fryer as meat and fish, they cannot guarantee 100% that this is not done.

Updated 10-02-13

Coffee Mania , Mermaid Quay  Website Coffee Shop Vegan food choices are jacket potatoes or soup. All hot drinks can be made with soya milk but hot chocolate & chocolate syrup for mochas not suitable. Also have a range of freshly made vegan smoothies.

Updated 03-02-13

Crema, Wales Millennium Centre Website Coffee Shop Vegan food choices are jacket potatoes or soup. All hot drinks can be made with soya milk but hot chocolate & chocolate syrup for mochas not suitable. Also have a range of freshly made vegan smoothies.

Updated 03-02-13

Demiro's Restaurant   Website Spanish/Italian /Welsh Restaurant Nothing vegan on the menu but they can sort out something suitable for vegan diners.

Updated 20-01-13

Mimosa Kitchen & Bar   Website Gastro Bar Can cater for vegans without notice as most dishes can be reconfigured pretty easily. If you get in touch beforehand you can tell them what sort of dish you would like.

Updated 21-08-11

Moksh   Website Indian Restaurant Some of the vegetarian options can be made vegan if you ask on ordering.

Updated 21-08-11

Signor Valentino   Website Italian Restaurant Cater for vegans and have done so in the past. Contact them beforehand to discuss requirements.

Updated 21-08-11

Spice Route   Website Pan Asian Buffet Restaurant Inform the staff that you are vegan, there are 2 or 3 dishes that are suitable.

Updated 31-03-13

Strada   Website Italian Chain Restaurant All pasta (except tagliatelle) is vegan, as are the pizza bases. Therefore you can choose the vegan pomodoro sauce and just add vegetables to your pizza or pasta. Always advise them you are vegan on arrival or when ordering.

Updated 17-02-13

Woods Brasserie   Website Restaurant/ Bar Isn't much suitable on menu but can accommodate vegans. It is advisable to inform them you are vegan in advance, and then the chef can come up with a range of vegan options.

Updated 16-12-12

 
Places To Avoid
Bayside Brasserie, Unit U14, Mermaid Quay   Restaurant. The staff are unhelpful and evasive to enquiries about whether they can cater for vegans.

Updated 13-01-13

Café Rouge, 2 Mermaid Quay   The only vegan menu item at this French style chain restaurant is green salad without dressing.

Updated 13-01-13

Eddie's Diner, Unit 23A, Mermaid Quay   No vegan options.

Updated 03-02-13

Garcon, Unit U9, Mermaid Quay   This French restaurant will adapt their extremely limited number of vegetarian dishes to vegan. Sadly it is one of those places that still feel it is acceptable to serve foie gras. Don't imagine anyone reading this will want to go there. 

Updated 21-08-11

JRC Global Buffet, Unit 16 & U7B Mermaid Quay   Buffet restaurant that has informed us that they do not recommend vegans come there to dine.

Updated 01-12-13

Oriental Garden, The Red Dragon Centre   Oriental restaurant not bothered with vegan customers.

Updated 21-08-11

Thomas Restaurant & Bar, Future Inn, Hemingway Road  This hotel restaurant is not interested in catering for vegans.

Updated 21-08-11

 

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