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Vegan & vegetarian places to eat in Pembrokeshire
Because of our fantastic coastline and the abundance of fresh seafood being brought in daily, lots of Pembrokeshire food businesses naturally want to share our coastal cuisine with visitors. But don’t worry, we have lots more than just seafood available.
Along with the daily catch from the coast, our land is ripe and the soil is rich, meaning our local businesses have some incredible non-meaty produce to incorporate into their seasonal menus.
It’s worth noting that though you won’t find many exclusively veggie and vegan places because Pembrokeshire’s focus is quite naturally on the sea, we are confident that there will be ample choice within each restaurant for you to enjoy our local cuisine as much as any meat-lover!
So, let us take you on a vegetarian and vegan-friendly tour of Pembrokeshire… We know you’ll love it here!
Let’s start in the South:
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in South Pembrokeshire
Beginning in Narberth, the gateway to Pembrokeshire, no vegan or veggie should drive through without stopping at Plum Vanilla Café. Open during the daytimes for breakfast and lunch, and serving predominantly plant-based dishes, their food is unquestionably delicious and it is a firm favourite with locals. In summer be prepared to queue for a table, but we assure you, it’s worth the wait!
Next stop, Tenby, and head over to The Fuchsia Café. Like Plum Vanilla, this cute little café’s menu is packed with veggie and vegan options for daytime dining. Serving lovely breakfasts (including Welsh specialities!), sandwiches, salads, and platters, meat definitely takes a backseat in this friendly establishment!
If you’re exploring near Marloes Sands in St Brides Bay, be sure to stop at Runwayskiln for a top-quality, veg-filled lunch with a view. Perched above the popular beach and right next to a National Trust protected wetland and bird habitat, there is ample wildlife to gaze out at, while enjoying the delicious food from this farmhouse café under big (and hopefully blue!) skies.
Or, perhaps you could head to surf-beaten Freshwater West, where you’ll find one of Pembrokeshire’s quirkiest offerings – a repurposed fishing boat operating as a food truck selling delicious, ocean-inspired sandwiches and burgers for beachgoers. Though Café Môr’s most famous offering is the lobster roll, their Green Grass Burger is packed with three types of foraged seaweeds, black beans and of course their signature ‘kelpchup’.
Dinner in South Pembrokeshire
After a lip-smackingly tasty lunch, and an afternoon of activities, you’ll be ready for a wholesome meal to round off the day. Make your way to Milford Waterfront for dinner in Pembrokeshire’s only dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurant – The Green Genie. Joined by a doorway to its neighbouring restaurant, Madisons, the two dining rooms have different menus but are connected to each other to allow groups with mixed dietary requirements to order from both menus. The restaurant’s spaces are cosy and chic, with a homely but classy living room vibe that takes you straight back to the 1930s, and you can sip a cocktail in this small and intimate setting while looking out at bobbing boats.
If you’re after something fancy, there are fine dining options available. In Narberth, the 3AA Rosette Fernery Restaurant at The Grove Hotel has won many accolades for its food, and has ample options for those with dietary requirements. With separate tasting menus for vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians, and the choice of either five or eight courses with wine pairing available, you’re in for a very special treat!
Along a similar vein, Coast in Saundersfoot offers a vegetarian six-course tasting menu, as well as a-la-carte options carefully prepared by a Michelin-starred head chef. The restaurant is glass-fronted, and as soon as you step through the door, you’ll realise why – sitting just metres back from Coppet Hall beach, the restaurant’s sea views are fantastic.
For those of you staying in north Pembrokeshire, fear not!
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in North Pembrokeshire
The St Davids peninsula is a popular choice for visitors, and luckily there are some nice places for a scrumptious breakfast and tasty lunch. Try Mamgu’s café in Solva for a unique breakfast… They do a fantastic vegan fry up with a real Welsh twist – all their dishes are served with hot-off-the-griddle Welsh cakes that come in all kinds of flavours. (We love the leek and cheese, but there are always vegan and gluten free choices available too). Pilgrim’s Café at the Oriel-y-Parc visitor centre in St Davids is another nice choice for breakfast, and you can stop by for some activity recommendations from the National Park staff while you’re there.
Grain, in the centre of St Davids, is an excellent choice for an al fresco lunch, serving a tasty range of pizzas. Situated in a courtyard with covered booths and outdoor tables, it’s a bit of a sun trap, which also makes it the perfect place to sample the local Bluestone Brewery beers in the afternoon. We absolutely love the ‘Squashed’ pizza, which has – you guessed it – a butternut squash rather than tomato base, scrumptious local goat’s cheese, courgette and pine nuts. The several veggie options can be made with vegan cheese to ensure all dietary requirements are available.
If you’re happy to venture inland, Café Rio in Haverfordwest has a great range of vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and the occasional special dinner service or themed evening, and The Green Shed always has a healthy salad bar along with lunchtime classics like sandwiches and paninis. Or, you could drive up the coast to Fishguard, where you’ll find Ffres ar y Wesh inside Mannings Grocers, who do salads and typical café offerings alongside some vegan cakes and sweet choices, in a characterful old building in the town’s centre. There is a lovely outdoor garden and covered seating area, and they do regular pizza nights and live music outdoors in the summer.
Dinner in North Pembrokeshire:
While you’re up in the north of the county, be sure to head to Newport, and visit The Castle Inn, which always has choices for every diet in a traditional pub setting, with a restaurant and walled beer garden at the back.
For those who’re after fine-dining, the 2AA Rosette Llys Meddyg is one of Pembrokeshire’s top choices for foodies. Though it only has a small menu allowing chefs to give each dish time and care, there is always a vegan choice and we can guarantee it’ll be good. There are a variety of settings in which to dine at Llys Meddyg, from lovely outdoor tables in their kitchen garden, their romantic restaurant or the cosy cellar bar for an after-dinner tipple.
Or, if you want somewhere with a sea view, head back towards St Brides bay into Nolton Haven, and spend the evening in the gorgeous Haven Brasserie. The food is casual fine-dining, and there are always vegetarian and vegan options prepared with care by the experienced chef, so it’s a nice choice for a quality, beachside meal.
Here in Pembrokeshire we are extremely proud of our produce and local ingredients, and we have fantastic chefs to prepare it for you, so we hope you find something you love!