Over the past few years, there has been a huge increase in vegetarian options available in restaurants across The Islands of Guernsey. Guernsey is well known for its wide array of excellent places to eat and now, more than ever, these places are catering for all tastes and dietary requirements.
We've compiled a list of some of the best meat-free alternatives and plant-based choices that are available to us here on The Islands of Guernsey, no matter what you are looking for.
Best Place To Get...Sushi & Other Inventive Dishes
The Hook is a buzzing restaurant with an array of mouth-watering vegetarian dishes on offer. The menu is a mix of Japanese and local cuisine, with Chirashi bowls, tempura dishes, sushi platters, and other ever changing options available on the a la carte menu.
Best Place To Get...Pizza
Rosso is a traditional Italian pizza restaurant looking out over the St Peter Port harbour. They offer many vegetarian options, including a daily pasta dish, and now offer a full vegan pizza menu. All of the pizzas are freshly made and cooked in the only hand-made stone oven in Guernsey. There is also a beautiful wooden bar at Rosso, with a variety of cocktails and an extensive wine list that features a handpicked selection of Californian & Italian wines.
Best Place To Get…Food On The Go
The Raw Store was a welcome addition for hungry local workers at lunchtime when they opened on The Bordage a few years ago. Their small, fresh, homemade menu changes daily, but always includes a hot plant-based dish, usually a curry or stew, a salad or a wrap. You can eat in at one of their small tables, or you can take your food away and head somewhere with a view to enjoy your food.
Best Place To Go For...A Good Selection
Copenhagen Bar and Grill at The Hotel De Havelet has superb views over St Peter Port, Castle Cornet and the neighbouring Islands in the Bailiwick. The restaurant has a uniquely designed open kitchen and a whole section of the menu is dedicated to vegetarian and vegan food under the "From the Garden" section.
Best Place To Go...When At The Beach
Vistas Beach Cafe at Vazon Bay offers great views over the beach as well as a wide variety of vegetarian options. From sandwiches and salads to burgers and pasta, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever your tastes.
Best Place To Go For…Cakes
Cobo Tea Room is an Island favourite at any time of year. Overlooking Cobo Bay, they are a traditional family-run tearoom serving breakfasts, lunches, homemade cakes, freshly ground coffee and a range of quality teas in a 'proper' tea pot. As well as catering for gluten and dairy free requirements, they have a great selection of vegan cakes too.
Hotel Jerbourg is on the cliff tops at Jerbourg Point, with breath-taking views towards Herm, Sark, Jersey and even France on a clear day. They offer an outstanding selection of vegetarian options on their menus and delicious home-made cakes.
Best Place To Go For…Afternoon Tea
The Old Government House Hotel and Spa (The OGH) is located just a short stroll up the hill from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. Afternoon tea here is served in a spacious and sunny conservatory, the Sir John Coward Lounge or outside in the private Olive Grove Gardens overlooking St Peter Port and the neighbouring Islands. Served daily between 2.30pm and 5.30pm, you can choose from the traditional or champagne afternoon teas. You just have to let them know of any dietary requirements when booking, and your afternoon tea will be made to suit your needs.
Best Place To Go…When You Don’t Know What You Want
Octopus Bar & Restaurant not only has one of the best locations on the island, but they also cater to everyone. They state clearly, “If you’re vegan or vegetarian, fear not, the chefs are willing to accommodate any dietary requirements. Choose three of your favourite ingredients and they will create a unique dish just for you!” What better way to experience the best vegetarian or vegan food on offer when you don’t know what you want than to have a unique dish made just for you?
To view a full list of restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros on The Islands of Guernsey, click here.