5 of the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Suffolk

Last Updated on December 16, 2022

As well as being home to plenty of historic houses and landmarks, Suffolk is also home to an impressive range of vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

From classically inspired eateries to more chic and modern offerings, there’s an outstanding amount of choice when it comes to tucking into some meat-free dishes when you’re out and about in Suffolk.  

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To help you navigate the available options, we’ve rounded up a list of five of our favourite vegan and vegetarian restaurants to check out when staying with us at Woodfarm Barns and Barges:

  1. The Walnut Tree

Serving up some delectable dishes, the Walnut Tree in Thwaite is an exclusively vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Located in a grade II listed building, this beautifully styled eatery is only a ten minute drive from Woodfarm Barns. With open fires to bask in by winter and a dog-friendly bar to perch on in summer, the Walnut Tree invites guests to tuck into some mouth-watering daily specials as well as some seriously tasty real ales.       

  1. Casa

Casa in Bury St Edmunds is not a fully plant-based, or veggie restaurant, but it caters really well. About half of the menu is vegan, or can be made so. Their menu is very clearly labelled and they have some really imaginative dishes, including some very tasty puds. They have a great tapas selection, and also offer takeaway, so you could dine back at Woodfarm HQ if you wish. Closed Sunday and Monday. Take a look at their menu.

  1. Hank’s Pub and Food

Located in the heart of Ipswich, Hank’s Pub and Food is truly a one-of-a-kind vegan restaurant. Describing their offering as “vegan gastro”, Hank’s serves up tasty vegan burgers, pies, and currys. And if that wasn’t enough, the restaurant also specialises in locally brewed vegan beers and internationally sourced vegan champagnes. Only a short drive from our Twee Gebroeders barge for rent in Woodbridge, or from Woodfarm Barns, this place is totally unmissable for any vegans taking a holiday in Suffolk. 

  1. Allison’s Eatery 

A great excuse to get out to explore all that Bury St Edmunds has to offer, Allison’s Eatery is the town’s first plant based cafe. With breakfast, lunch, and dessert options available, visitors are invited to try a range of paninis, soups and ice creams. Committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible, this restaurant serves up all of its products and refills in ethically sourced and sustainable packaging. Allison’s also sells vegan cooking and beauty products, too. Altogether, it’s something of a must-visit for all herbivores visiting Suffolk. 

  1. Yurt Cafe Organics, Saxmundham

Yurt Cafe Organics in Saxmundham is only a short distance from our barge Onderneming in Snape. Priding themselves on providing “organic, healthy, nourishing, and downright delicious food that both tastes good and does good”, the cafe is unquestionably one of the finest organic restaurants in Suffolk. With both lunch and cafe menus available, we simply cannot recommend this spot highly enough.

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