Businesses and suppliers across the UK get shortlisted in The 1st Vegetarian & Vegan Awards 2020

Creative Oceanic are delighted to present  The V2 (Vegetarian and Vegan) Awards 2020.

The black-tie event will take place on Monday February 24, at The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. Top restaurants, takeaways, bistros and suppliers from across the UK will gather to celebrate those who shone brightly in 2019.

These Awards will recognise the real masters across various categories and those who provide colourful and healthy salads, smoothies or even vegan burgers and curries, using natural ingredients and staying loyal to the ethical values of  vegetarianism.

The event heartily comments the vegetarian and vegan friendly establishments where there is always something delicious for the whole family to enjoy as their inventive menus include everything, creating a vegetarian oasis in the cities of the UK.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “Vegetarian and vegan friendly establishments have been around for so long but still remain over-shadowed.

“The Awards aim to provide a platform to those who have dedicated their career in providing the public with the vegan edition of much loved dishes across multiple cuisines, using the best of ingredients.

“The competition is tough as there are some excellent professionals in the industry but each finalist has their own success story to tell. We can’t wait to welcome our guests and celebrate the winners with them.”

The finalists of The 1st V2 Awards 2020 are:

Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year


Greens Restaurant (Manchester)

Veggie Republic (Liverpool)

Quince & Medlar (Cockermouth)

Seeds For The Soul (Edinburgh)

The Waiting Room (Eaglescliffe)

Jim’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Colne)

Whale Tail (Lancashire)

Hitchcocks (Hull)

David Bann Restaurant (Edinburgh)



Veggie Supreme Pizza (Wolverhamton)

Cradle (Suffolk)

Chai Paani (Leicester)

The Green Way Café (Matlock)

Jyoti’s Vegetarian (Birmingham)

Mr Singh’s (Birmingham)

Veggie Hut (Sandwell)

The Good Earth (Leicester)

Veggie Fellas (Walsall)



Terre A Terre (Brighton)

Food for Friends (Brighton)

Herbies (Devon)

The Green Rocket (Bath)

Flow (Bristol)

Sri Rathiga Restaurant (Edgware)

The Beano Restaurant (Guildford)

Planet India

The Magic Cafe

Rams (Middlesex)



Vanilla Black (London)

Mildreds Soho (London)

Oliveira Organic Vegetarian Kitchen (London)

The Gate (London)

Saravana Bhavan East Ham (London)

Rasa South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (London)

Blue Brick Café (London)

Chennai Srilalitha Veg Restaurant (London)

Persepolis (London)

Shayona (London)



Vegetarian Food Studio (Cardiff)

Waverley Stores and Vegetarian Restaurant (Carmarthen)

Falafel Corner (Coventry)

The Good Life (Shropshire)

Wild Thyme (Norwich)

Fellinis Restaurant (Ambleside)

Hitchcocks (Hull)

Chai Station (Chester)

River Green Café (Norwich)

The Vegetarian Red Lion (Suffolk)

Fat Rabbit (Oswestry)


Vegan Restaurant of the Year


Earthlings (Bolton)

Phoenix Plant Based Eatery (St Helens)

Henderson’s Vegan Restaurant (Edinburgh)

The Alleycat (Inverness)

Novapizza Vegan and Vegetarian Kitchen (Edinburgh)

The Allotment Vegan Eatery (Manchester)

Harmonium (Leith)

Soul Food Kitchen (Glasgow)

The Jumping Bean (Durham)

Earth Café (Manchester)



Karmana (Northampton)

The Warehouse Café (Birmingham)

No.Twelve (Nottingham)

Natural Bar And Kitchen (Birmingham)

Veggie Hut (Sandwell)

Vegan Revelation (Belper)

Be The Change Foods (Worcester)

Veggie Lounge (Wolverhampton)

Restaurant Severn (Telford)



Purezza Brighton (Brighton)

Acorn Restaurant (Bath)

Loving Hut (Brighton)

Stem + Glory King st (Cambridge)

Doppleganger Burger (Cambridge)

Suncraft (Bristol)

Happy Friday Kitchen (Oxford)

Vx (Bristol)

Cafe Thrive (Southampton)



Farmacy (London)

Miranda Café (London)

Karamel Vegan Restaurant (London)

Comptoir V (London)

Keren View (London)

Paradise Plantbased (London)

Vantra Loungevity (London)

What The Pitta (London)

The Retreat Kitchen (London)

Unity Diner (London)



Humpit – The Hummus & Pita Bar (Wakefield)

Cafe Van Gogh (London)

Yogāya (Swansea)

Vegan Express (London)

The 78 (Glasgow)

Anna Loka (Cardiff)

Samphire Brasserie (Plymouth)

Potato Tomato (Kent)


Best of Scotland

Ellishadder Art Café (Portree)

The 13th Note (Glasgow)

An Tobar Veggie Cafe  (Isle of Mull)

Soul Food Kitchen (Glasgow)

Kalpna (Edinburgh)

The Glasvegan  (Glasgow)

The 78 (Glasgow)

Bonobo Café (Aberdeen)

Novapizza Vegan and Vegetarian Kitchen (Edinburgh)

Harmonium (Leith)


Best of Wales

Voltaire (Bangor)

Yogāya (Swansea)

Caffi Iechyd Da (Carmarthen)

Crumbs Kitchen (Cardiff)

Greazy Vegan  (Cardiff)

The Lazy Leek  (Cardiff)

Canteen 18 (Swansea)

Fat Rabbit (Oswestry)

Harvest Vegetarian Kitchen (Clwyd)


V² Friendly Restaurants Northern Ireland

Coppi (Belfast)

Acton & Sons (Belfast)

The Honest Vegan (Belfast)

The Dirty Duck  (Holywood)

387 Ormeau Road (Belfast)

Cyprus Avenue (Belfast)

The MAC (Belfast)

Archana (Belfast)

Linen and Latte (Newtownabbey)

Umi Falafel (Belfast)


Best of London


Itadaki Zen


Comptoir V


222 Vegan Cuisine

Vantra Loungevity

Black Cat café

Amrutha Lounge

Bonnington Cafe


Best of Manchester

V Rev Vegan Diner

Greens Restaurant

Manchester Vegan Cafe

Little Aladdin


Fuel Cafe Bar


The Eighth Day Café


Boho Utopia


V² Friendly Restaurant of the Year

Lebaneat (Durham)

Kerala Restaurant (Leeds)

Clean Bean Restaurant & Bar  (Seaham)

Source (York)

Rams (Middlesex)

Mango (Wetherby)

Michael Wan’s Mandarin (Blackpool)

Braidwoods (Dalry)

Stones (Derbyshire)

The Coconut Tree (Oxford)


Vegetarian Cafe of the Year

Picnic (Glasgow)

Super Natural Cafe (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Sky Apple Cafe(Newcastle upon Tyne)

Foodilic  (Brighton)

Goji Cafe Vegetarian Cafe & Deli (York)

The Egg Café (Liverpool)

Retreat Tearoom & Bistro (North Yorkshire)

The herb garden vegetarian bistro (Buxton)

The V & V Café (Glasgow)

Roots and Fruits (Leeds)


Vegan Cafe of the Year

269 Vegan (Perth)

Boho Utopia (Manchester)

Great Oak Café (Llanidloes)

Jöro Vegan Eatery (Wirral)

Holy Cow (Edinburgh)

Marwick’s Vegan Kitchen (Dundee)

Grumpy Panda’s Slice Shop & Deli (Gateshead)

Ahimsa The Vegan Café (Pinner)

Wild Food Café (London)

Karma Kitchen Café (Newcastle upon Tyne)


V² Friendly Cafe of the Year

Mystery Tea House (Preston)

Pieminister (Manchester)

The Veggie (West Yorkshire)

Whale Tail (Lancashire)

Kava (Todmorden)

The Grub & Grog Shop (Leeds)

Kitchen Garden Café (Birmingham)

Baltzersens (Harrogate)

Vedi (Derby)

Steep&Filter (Skipton)


Vegan Street Food of the Year

Veganishmum Pop Up Restaurant (Carmarthenshire)

Young Vegans Pie Shop (London)

The Spotless Leopard (Bristol)

SnackWallah   (Newcastle upon Tyne)

The Vegan Box (Caerphilly)

Resist! Vegan Kitchen (Peterborough)

Vegan Vice (Cambridge)

Two Broke Girls (Bristol


Vegetarian Street Food of the Year

Manjit’s Kitchen (Leeds)

Taste of Cambridge (Cambridge)

Feast Without the Beast  (Oxford)

Clancy’s Vegetarian Emporium (Cardiff)

Savage Salads (London)

Eat Chay (London)

Feral Food Store (Leeds)

Los Antojitos (Manchester)

The Otto-Men (Chelford)


Vegetarian Caterer of the Year

Vegan Express (London)

Cashew Catering (Sussex)

Rocket Catering (Leeds)

The Yoga Kitchen (Glasgow)

Jenkinsons Caterers (Stafford)

Red Cherry Catering (Bournemouth)

Change Kitchen (Birmingham)

Savera Foods (London)

Bharat Gangaram (London)

Shayona Caterers (Wembley)


Vegan Caterer of the Year

Numinums (Nottingham)

Grumpy Panda’s Slice Shop & Deli (Gateshead)

Mex it Up (Argyll and Bute)

Hygge (Glasgow)

Vegan to You (Wellington)

Shambhu’s (London)

Vegan Peasant Catering (London)

Rupert’s Catering (London)

The Gourmet Vegan Food Company (Bristol)

Fairfoods Catering (Devon)


V² Friendly Caterer of the Year

Mad Cucumber (Bournemouth)

Field to Fork Catering (Westcott)

Waste2Taste (Oxford)

Trio’s Catering  (Norwich)

Kemp & Kemp Catering (Stafford)

Lindleys Catering (Warrington)

Vanilla in Allseasons (Congleton)

Cheeky Chilli Events (Neston)

Bears Pantry Catering (Leeds)

Never Enough Thyme (Leeds)


V² Friendly Gastropub of the Year

The Ship Inn (Newcastle)

The Pony & Trap (Bristol)

The High Field (Birmingham)

The Old Thatched Inn (Buckingham)

The Anchor (Oxford)

Home (Oxford)

The Encore (Stratford-Upon-Avon)

The Trout Inn (Oxford)

Alford Arms (Frithsden)

The Pack Horse Inn (Abingdon)


V² Takeaway of the Year

The Vurger Co Shoreditch (London)

Temple of Seitan (London)

Shahanshah (Southall)

Vburger Camden (London)

Frost Burgers (Liverpool)

The Veggie Chippy (Birmingham)

Pure Vegi (Birmingham)

Go Falafel (Manchester)

Falafel Munch (Birmingham)


V² Friendly Takeaway of the Year

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips (Craven Arms)

Gardenia (Cambridge)

RK Dining Preston (Preston)

Marees Sauces And Food (London)

Imperial Garden (Plymouth)

Pumpkins Deli (Brinklow)

Italia Uno (Sheffield)

Tasty Bites (Eastbourne)

Jyoti’s Vegetarian (Birmingham)


Indian Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

Annakut Restaurant (Edinburgh)

Sanskruti Restaurant (Manchester)

HealthyWealthy (London)

Prashad (Bradford)

Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds)

Sagar Vegan & Vegetarian Hammersmith (London)

Taste of India Pure Vegetarian (London)

Namaste India (Hamilton)

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant (London)

Chai Station (Chester)


Asian V² Restaurant of the Year

Suissi Vegan Asian Kitchen (Glasgow)

Eat Chay (London)

Itadaki Zen (London)

Veggie World (Milton Keynes)

Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen (Manchester)

Puti Vegan Cafe (Glasgow)

Yugo (Belfast)

Hunan Restaurant (Manchester)

So Thai (Leek)

Rose Vegetarian Restaurant (London)


Vegetarian Bakery of the Year

Greenhalghs Craft Bakery (Bolton)

Singl-end (Glasgow)

Rubys of London (London)

Ms. Cupcake (London)

Trove (Manchester)

The Bakers Field (Kirkcaldy)

The Pie Parlour & Bakery (Glossop)

Tapa Coffee and Bakehouse (Glasgow)


Vegan Bakery of the Year

Vegan Sweet Tooth (London)

The Black Cat Cakery (Manchester)

Vegan Antics Bakery (Gravesend)

Cookies and Scream (London)

Earthcake Cafe (Bristol)

Little Green Vegan Bakery (Saint Agnes)

Clemie’s Vegan Cakes (Nottingham)

Nora and Nama – Vegan Bakery (London)

VERAWNIKA’S Vegan & Raw Cakes (London)

The Vegan Cakery (Leicester)


V² Friendly Dessert Venue of the Year

Ice Shack (Manchester)

Shakers Dairy Free Diner (Colchester)

Seaside Kitchen & Cake Parlour (Margate)

Yorica! (London)

Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge (Birmingham)

Sprinkles Gelato (Coventry)

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium (Manchester)

Caramello of Didsbury (Manchester)

Crêpeaffaire (Leeds)

Wildcraft Gluten Free Bakery (Leeds)


V² Bar of the Year

Mono Cafe Bar (Glasgow)

Junk it up (Newcastle)

Down the Hatch (Queensferry)

The Tipsy Vegan (Norwich)

The Full Nelson (London)

Redemption (London)

Natural Bar And Kitchen (Birmingham)

The 13th Note (Glasgow)

Paradise Palms (Edinburgh)

The Caledonia (Liverpool)


V² Food Shop of the Year

Dash Vegan (Nottingham)

Vegan Sweet Tooth (London)

Currant Affairs (Leicester)

Primrose Natural Foods & Juice Bar (Chelmsford)

The Eighth Day Café (Manchester)

Simply V (Cardiff)

GreenBay (London)

Sound Bites (Derby)

Alternative Stores (Newcastle)


Outstanding Restaurant of the Year                                                                      

Amrutha Lounge (London)

Food for Friends (Brighton)

VGN Boulevard (West Midlands)

The Acorn Pie and Mash Restaurant  (Leigh On Sea)

Sage Vegan Café (Crawley)

Mooshies London Vegan Burger Bar (London)

The Cloth Ear (Belfast)

The Zoo Vegetarian Café (Hull)

The Cornish Vegan (Cornwall)

Chia Naturally Healthy (Hitchen)


Manufacturuer of the Year                                                             

Mabel’s Vegan Yorkshires (Manchester)

VBites  (Corby)

Fry Family Food (Brackley)

Gosh!   (Milton Keynes)

Pure Free From (Egham)

Strong Roots (London)

Booja Booja (Norfolk)


Brand of the Year                                                                 

Daring Foods (London)

Rebel Kitchen (London)

Adam’s Chocolate (Bristol)

Ananda Foods  (Dronfield)

Black Arts Vegan (London)

Bute Island Foods (Isle of Bute)

Northern Pantry (Manchester)

Freedom Beers (Rugeley)


Vegan Advocate of the Year                                                                       

Earthling Ed (London)

Nourishing Amelia (Brighton)

Feminist Foodie (Leeds)

Pamela Higgins (Manchester)

Vegan Foodie Gems (Glasgow)

Vegans of Glasgow (Glasgow)

Vegan Basket (Surrey)

Stefanie Moir (Glasgow)

Nina Rennie (Glasgow)

Lazy Cat Kitchen (Bristol)

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