Simultaneously modern and historic, Norwich is an eclectic city that boasts great restaurants and incredible bars.

However, when you’re vegetarian or vegan, it’s usually quite difficult to find the perfect place to eat, whether that be for a quick bite before you hit the town, or a hearty meal with your family.

But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered by showing you our eight best vegetarian-friendly and fully vegetarian restaurants in Norwich.

Let’s get started! 

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The Eight Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Norwich For Food & Fun!

1. The Tipsy Vegan

A casual small plate Vegan restaurant located in the heart of Norwich lanes. 

If you’re on the lookout for casual dining, then this is the place for you! A beautiful wood panelled restaurant with sage green accents, The Tipsy Vegan is the perfect setting for a catch up with friends or a meal for 2! 

Inspired by dishes around the world, The Tipsy Vegan’s menu is made up of small plates and sharing boards that is sure to cater to whatever mood that you might find yourself in!

From the small plates menu, it’s recommended to order 2-3 dishes with a side for every 2 people sharing. Favourite dishes are the Masoor Dahl, Korean Bao Buns and the Thai Noodle Salad. For sides, we recommend the Sun Blushed Potatoes and Watermelon Salad. 

And on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 12pm, enjoy a delicious brunch at The Tipsy Vegan. A popular dish is the Huevos Rancheros Tacos, but we also recommend the Savoury Waffles which can be served with either sautéed mushroom and spinach with Hollandaise sauce, or smashed avocado with corn salsa. 

Incredible food isn’t all that The Tipsy Vegan has to offer – they also have an extensive drinks list including locally produced beers, vegan wines, cocktails and less tipsy drinks too!

In terms of cocktails, we recommend the Tipsy Summer Cup which is house blended summer liqueur, strawberry, cucumber and pink citrus. For those of you who don’t drink alcohol, then there are also non-alcoholic cocktails available! We recommend the refreshing Summer Berry Julep which is berry crush, apple and mint. 

And if all that isn’t enough to convince you to give The Tipsy Vegan a try, then they’re also dog friendly! As long as you mention in your booking that you’re going to bring a dog along, then your furry friend can enjoy their visit as well.

The Tipsy Vegan is open from 12pm – 3pm between Monday and Thursday before opening again at 5pm until 9pm. On Friday it is open 12pm – 3pm and then reopens at 5pm – 10pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is open 10am – 7pm. 

Let’s be honest, The Tipsy Vegan was an easy add to our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Norwich.

Address: 68-70 St Benedicts Street Norwich, NR2 4AR

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2. Benedicts

A modern British restaurant with a diverse menu in the heart of Norwich. 

For a high end vegetarian-friendly dining experience in Norwich, look no further than Benedicts.

But don’t let the simplicity of the restaurant fool you. Benedicts offers vibrant menus, including vegetarian, vegan and tasting menu! The menu changes every 4-5 weeks, so whilst we can’t recommend any dishes to you, the numerous awards that Benedicts has won – along with a Michelin star – means you can be assured that the dishes will be to your taste. 

Benedicts also offers a private dining experience, which is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and other special events.

Located on the first floor of the restaurant, the private dining room overlooks St. Gregorys Green and offers an intimate dining experience that you may not get in the main restaurant. Additionally, Benedicts can also decorate the room with flowers from local florist Daphne & Doreen, and placement cards so that the room can be decorated to your taste! 

Benedicts is open between 12pm – 2pm on Friday and Saturday for lunch, and between 5pm – 10pm from Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. 

Address: 9 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PE

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3. Erpingham House

A plant-based restaurant and cafe that offers a range of delicious and healthy dishes. 

Based in a beautiful grade 2 listed building, Erpingham House consists of a ground floor cafe, a first floor restaurant and a second floor bar.

So whether you’re in the mood for a quick cup of coffee, a nice hearty meal, or a drink with friends, Epringham House has you covered! Plus, Erpingham House is committed to sustainability and protecting the environment, so little wonder it’s regarded as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Norwich.

Erpingham House’s vegan menus are expansive and vibrant, offering everything from light bites to a main menu.

From the light bites menu, we recommend the Super Acai Bowl that consists of frozen banana, mixed berries, acai and matcha powder smoothie that’s topped with chia seeds, coconut, passion fruit, pomegranate and cranberries. It’s super filling and will leave you wanting to go back for more.

The main menu offers nibbles, small plates, large plates, burgers and more! We recommend the Korean Taco which is crispy tofu, kimchi and pickled cucumber with coriander, chilli, sriracha and sesame seeds, but our favourite is the Katsu Tofu Noodle Salad from the large plates section of the menu.

In terms of drinks, Erpingham House offers a range of drinks. If you’re looking for hot drinks, then Erpingham offers the usual Lattes, Americanos and Espressos, as well as specialty coffees. One favourite is the Rose Latte, it’s as refreshing as it is warming!

Erpingham also has a range of evening drinks, including cocktails, wines and beers. If you’re a fan of cocktails, we recommend the Floral Berry Spritz that consists of bombay bramble, raspberry and rose soda. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with the craft lager.

Erpingham House is open Monday to Saturday between 12pm – 9pm, and between 11am – 3pm on Sundays. 

Address: 22 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1RF

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4. River Green Restaurant

An award winning restaurant offering a range of vegetarian and vegan food. 

Based just outside of the city centre, River Green Restaurant is a simple yet chic restaurant that offers a wide range of dishes that can surely cater to whatever mood that you might find yourself in. 

River Green Restaurant’s menu changes weekly as produce becomes available. Generally though, River Green offers small dishes and sides that can be ordered as a starter, an accompaniment to your main meal, or as tapas. From the main course section of the meal, you can expect exciting flavours with fresh seasonal ingredients. And if you find that you have room, River Green also offers dessert! 

And if you’re looking for a unique dining experience, then why not try the Chef’s Table Private Dining? Chef Chris Avery will design and cook a five course meal with canapes, complete with ingredients and cooking methods. It’s an incredible experience and one that shouldn’t be missed out on.

On top of this, River Green also offers a cookery school! There are a number of sessions available, so make sure to check the website and see what’s on offer.

And, if all that isn’t enough to convince you to give River Green a visit, then they also welcome dogs so they don’t have to miss out either. They’re easily one of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Norwich.

River Green Restaurant is open from 5.30pm – 11pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12pm – 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays before reopening again from 5pm – 11pm. It is also open between 12pm – 4pm on Sundays. 

Address: The Street, Trowse Newton, Norwich NR14 8AH

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5. Moorish

A Mediterranean and Middle Eastern vegetarian and vegan cafe-bar in the heart of Norwich. 

Situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Moorish Falafel Bar consists of 3 floors with a courtyard garden. A friendly and colourful cafe with attentive staff, Moorish Park has a diverse menu that is sure to cater to whatever tastes that you might have. 

All the food that Moorish Park Lane has to offer is vegetarian and mostly vegan, but the kitchen is more than happy to accommodate other allergies and dietary requirements that you may have.

Moorish Park Lane’s menu offers brunch (served from 8am – 11am), Light Bites, Guilt Free Pleasures and Falafel. In fact for those tasty falafels alone Moorish deserves a permanent place on our list of-friendly best vegetarian restaurants in Norwich!

As a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant, dishes from the Light Bites menu works well as meze too. Favourite dishes include the Dolma (vine leaves stuffed with rice), Olives and the Baba Ghanoush (roasted aubergine dip).

But if you’re looking for a bigger meal, then we recommend the Falafel Burger which is a falafel patty with gherkins, hummus and lettuce in a vegan sesame bun. 

Moorish Park Lane also offers a wide range of drinks, from hot drinks to soft drinks and vegan shakes. And if you’re looking for a particularly healthy option, there are a collection of juices and smoothies on offer. One popular smoothie is the Hippy Hippy Shake, which consists of apple juice, banana, coconut milk, avocado, spirulina and chia! There are also other drinks available too, with the tasty Ambersand Beer coming from a small family run brewery in South Norfolk. 

Moorish Park Lane is open from 8am – 6pm between Monday and Wednesday, 8 am – 8pm between Thursday and Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. 

Address: 81 Park Lane, Norwich, NR2 3EL

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6. Garden

A chic cocktail and tapas bar, offering drinks and food from all around the world! 

If you’re looking for a stylish bar, then Garden is the place for you! Decorated with chic dark panelled wood and kitschy floral wallpaper, this restaurant makes for the perfect setting for a well needed catch up with friends or a romantic meal for two! Garden also has outside seating which is perfect for those (rare!) hot summer days! 

Garden’s menu is an extremely diverse one, and one that is going to take your taste buds on a trip around the world whilst staying exactly where you are! From China to India to Syria and beyond, Garden is sure to have something that will cater to everyone’s taste. And, even better, it’s all vegan and vegetarian!

Some of favourite dishes include the Gudeg from Indonesia, Ma Po Tofu from China and the Arancini from Italy – but you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes that Garden has to offer! 

And of course, no trip to Garden is complete without sampling their handcrafted cocktails that are also inspired by countries from all around the world!

One favourite is the Tokyo Iced Tea from Japan which is made up of Vodka, Gin, White Rum, Cointreau, Midori with lime juice and topped with lemonade! We also recommend the French Martini which is Vodka and Chambord mixed with Pineapple Juice. 

Garden is closed on Monday, but otherwise open from 12pm until late for the rest of the week! 

Address: 2 Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ

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7. Dhaba At Fifteen

An award winning restaurant offering Indian street food with the tradition of home cooking in mind! 

A small yet friendly and welcoming vegetarian-friendly restaurant, Dhaba at Fifteen offers a nice range of vegetarian dishes so that the vegetarians amongst you don’t have to miss out on some deliciously mouth watering Indian food! 

If you’re only looking for a quick bite to eat, then we recommend ordering from the Nibbles or Starter section from the menu!

Favourite dishes include the Chutney tray, the garlic papadum, Gol guppa and Onion bhajia. Though they are only small dishes, they’re still quite filling and a perfect meal before a day out exploring in Norwich.

If you’re looking for a bigger meal, then the Vegetarian section of Dhaba’s menu offers some great dishes. One favourite is the Thoran paneer which is cabbage with coconut, mild curry spices, creamed coconut, paneer, pickling spices, lemon and coriander. 

Dhaba at Fifteen is closed on Monday, but otherwise open from 5pm – 10.30pm the rest of the week. 

Address: 15 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1LE

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8. Bill’s

A vegetarian-friendly restaurant in the heart of Norwich offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner! 

Quirky and bright, Bill’s offers a great atmosphere alongside delicious food that caters to vegetarians so that no one has to miss out on an incredible meal. 

If you’re an early bird and visit Bills’ for breakfast, we recommend the Mediterranean breakfast which is two poached eggs, feta, chopped salad, labneh, chilli oil and toasted flatbread. But you also can’t go wrong with the simple yet delicious Buttermilk pancakes.

From the dinner menu, we recommend the Vegan Santorini Salad which consists which is made with watermelon, vegan feta, mint, olives, cucumber, red onion, tomato, pumpkin seeds & date molasses, but if you’re looking for something a bit heartier, then we also recommend the Dirty Vegan Burger! 

For special occasions, whether that be popping the big question, birthdays or anniversaries, Bill’s also offers a private dining experience! Away from the main restaurant, you can enjoy an intimate meal with your loved ones with the Prosecco on ice! 

And the cherry on top of all this is that Bill’s is also dog friendly! So your furry friend can also enjoy all Bill’s has to offer as well.

Bill’s is open from 8am – 10pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 11pm Thursday – Saturday and 9am – 10pm on Sundays and bank holidays! 

Address: Bill’s Norwich Restaurant, 2-10 Back Of The Inns, Norwich NR2 1PT

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And there you have it – the best vegetarian restaurants in Norwich! Now you can explore a vibrant and diverse city on a belly full of incredible food and drink! Enjoy!