View Full Version : Any vegan eateries in Durham?

Nov 16th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I will be spending 3 days in Durham next month attending a conference.
Does any one have any updated or new information about places to eat. I am not keen on eating at omni places but will have to if hungry enough i suppose. Are there any totally vegan places?

Nov 16th, 2009, 06:42 PM
I'd be interested in this too, I'm going for a few days in February

Nov 16th, 2009, 06:52 PM
i was up in durham a little while back. I cant remember eating out there but if you pop over to newcastle you HAVE to go to Bob Trollop it is wicked

Nov 23rd, 2009, 11:21 PM
check out the VegNE website as I know they have a guide to the area
http://www.vegne.co.u (http://www.vegne.co.uk)k (http://www.vegne.co.uk)

Im sure Ive heard of a veggie takeaway in Durham.
Durham is a funny place as there are lots of students, plenty of vegans live there but vegans arnt catered for very well at all

hope it helps


Nov 24th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Newcastle is 10 minutes on the train from Durham and has 3 vegetarian places, Bob Trollops which is a pub on the Quayside, Jack Spratts and Sky Apple Cafe which are both in Heaton, a suburb of Newcastle.
There is Tans in Hexham, which is also vegetarian but I've never been there.
As far as I know (and I've been here 16 years) there are no other 100% vegetarian eateries.
As for student numbers, Newcastle has 2 major universities and one major FE college and has a huge student population, whereas Durham has a far smaller student population. Duham is also a fairly small town, despite having a famous university, wheras Newcastle is a biggish city with a very large conurbation around it. It's the law of supply and demand.

Nov 24th, 2009, 05:59 PM
the Tams in Hexham is a funny place
its labeled as veggie but they also serve fish

due to this many veggies avoid the place but I keep hearing stories that ppl have tried the fish, thinking its was fake fish n then getting annoyed.

there is another 100% veggie palce inj Northumberland - the garden station
www.thegardenstation.co.uk (http://www.thegardenstation.co.uk/) although Im not sure when it closes for the winter

the good news is that 2 new veggie eating places are due to be opening in newcastle shortly with another 2 looking for premeses