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Carluccio's

Italian Restaurant

Recommended

Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20460201
Website
Opening Times:  
Mon-Sat 8am-11pm
Sun 9am-10.30pm
Labelled vegan
 
Number of Vegan dishes:  
4 While you decide dishes, 3 Starters, 1 Pasta,
3 Side dishes, 1 Dessert
Price:  
While you decide dishes £2.50-£3.95,
Starters £3.95-£5.50 (to share £12.50), Pasta £7.60,
Side dishes £3.50-£3.95, Dessert £3.95
Our Comments: Branch of an Italian restaurant chain. They offer a vegan menu consisting of:
While you decide: Savoury bread tin, focaccia, marinated olives, giant green olives.
Starters: Bruschetta, caponata, antipasto di verdure, served without buffalo mozzarella & pesto (selection of roasted peppers, semi-dried tomatoes, caponata, chargrilled vegetables, olives and green beans, served with focaccia).
Pasta: Spaghetti al pomodoro e basilco.
Side dishes: Fagiolini (green bean salad with mint & garlic), insalata mista (mixed salad), verdura fritta (courgette, aubergine & peppers in crispy batter).
Dessert: Sorbetti, served without wafer, Amalfi lemon, mandarin or melon.
There is another branch of the restaurant in Mill Lane, Central Cardiff.
Location: Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 01/08/2015

 

 

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:  
1 Starter, 3 Mains, 2 Salads,
7 Sides, 2 Puddings
Price:  
Starter £4.90, Mains £8.95-£11.90,
Salads £7.90-£8.90, Sides £1.20-£4,
Puddings £4-£4.90
Our Comments: One of the chain of Latin American style restaurants and bars. They have a separate veggie & vegan menu which labels the vegan friendly dishes and those that can be changed to vegan. This is available at the restaurant or online. It informs customers to clearly tell their server that they require the vegan option. The full list of suitable and adaptable choices is:
Sides: Bread & olives, holy guacamole, totopos, mixed salad, tortillas, coated elote, refried beans, Latin dips.
Tapas & Starters: Mango & pecan salad.
Mexican Classics: Three mushroom fajita.
Salads: Cranberry & avocado salad, mango & pecan salad.
South America’s Best: Bahia moqueca, chilli con veduras.
Puddings: Alphonso mango sorbet, tembleque.
Location: Mermaid Quay, in Cardiff Bay
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 21/06/2015

 

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: £8.50
Our Comments: The sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry, served with white rice, is labelled vegan on the menu. Sadly none of the other many vegetarian dishes seem veganizable. 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, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 02/05/2015

 

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, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 26/05/2013

 

The Glee Club

Comedy Club

Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Website
Opening Times:  
Food available for those attending gigs here. 
                                    Labelled vegan
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 1
Price:  
On the night £8.65
Online £8
Our Comments: A labelled vegan option is available for those attending a gig at this comedy club. It is sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry.
Location: Mermaid Quay, in Cardiff Bay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 20/12/2014

 

Mimosa

Cocktail Bar/Restaurant

Unit 9
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20491900
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 10am-11pm
Fri-Sat 10am-midnight
Sun 10am-10.30pm 
 
Number of Vegan dishes:
1 main, 3+ starters/sides
Price:  
Main £9.95
Starters/sides £1.95-£3.95
 
Our Comments: There are dishes available that are vegan or that can be adapted to be suitable; inform the staff that you are vegan. The spicy bean burger main is suitable but ask for no crème fraiche. The vegan starters and sides include poco bara, slices of chargrilled pitta bread & hummus and soup.
Location: Mermaid Quay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, MultiMap, Streetmap

Updated 02/11/2014

 

Pearl of the Orient

Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway

Unit U13
Mermaid Quay
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: 10+
Price:  
Restaurant
Starters £4-£5.50, Mains £6.50-£10
Takeaway
Starters £2.30-£3.90, Mains £4-£6.30
Our Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan, there are suitable mock meat, tofu and vegetable dishes available to eat in or takeaway. There are a few more dishes on the restaurant menu than from the takeaway service Pearl Express.
Location: The upper floor of Mermaid Quay, in Cardiff Bay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 14/08/2015

 

Signor Valentino

Italian Restaurant

Unit Upper 15
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20482007
Opening Times:
Mon-Sun noon-10pm 
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 5+
Price:  
Starters £2.75-£3.95
Mains £8.95-£10.95
 
Our Comments: The suitable options for vegans include pizza with veggie toppings and no cheese, penne melanzane (without the buffalo mozzarella), penne arrabbiata and penne pomodoro. They also use vegetable stock in their soup, so this should be suitable.
Location: Mermaid Quay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 08/11/2014

 

   

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.

Updated 07/09/2014

 

Yakitori #1

Japanese Restaurant

Unit 10
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Tel: 029 20495050
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu noon-10.30pm
Fri-Sun noon-11pm 
 
Number of Vegan dishes: 3+
Price:  
Starters £3.60-£4.95
Mains £7.95
Maki rolls £7.50 
Our Comments: Vegan options include vegetable tempura, yasai yaki soba or udon with tofu and avocado & mango maki rolls. A few more items on the menu are suitable for vegans too. There are some vegan wines available.
Location: Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay.
Directions:  GoogleMaps, BingMaps, Streetmap

Updated 31/01/2015

 

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.

Updated 17/02/2013

 
Other Places To Consider
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

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 The vegan options are starters, sides & 1 dessert: Popcorn, garlic bread, garlic bread-chilli, skins on fries, sweet potato fries, Mexican spiced fries, corn on the cob, roasted vegetables, lime & chilli broccoli and lemon sorbet.

Updated 28-07-15

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

Duchess of Delhi   Website South Asian Restaurant/ Takeaway Inform the staff that you are vegan; there are items on the menu that are suitable.

Updated 26-10-14

Future Inn   Website   Facebook  Hotel/ Restaurant The Thomas Bar & Restaurant can do a vegan meal with 48 hours notice. The menu has salads that are suitable but if you would like hot food, let them know when you are arriving and what you would like.

Updated 28-02-15

Moksh   Website Indian Restaurant The restaurant has confirmed that dishes on the menu can be adapted to vegan.

Updated 26-10-14

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

 
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

Bella Italia, Red Dragon Centre   The only thing this Italian restaurant chain can do for vegans is a salad.

Updated 23-08-15

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

Updated 03-02-13

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   They have advised us that as it is a buffet restaurant there is not much that is suitable for vegans.

Updated 28-02-15

 

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