The Cornish Vegan

The Cornish Vegan

The Cornish Vegan

More about The Cornish Vegan

A vegan restaurant in the heart of Cornwall offering global plant-based cuisine. There is a Mediterranean style walled garden with heating and lights which is perfect for outside dining when the weather is dry.

The restaurant offers a cosy atmosphere for all occasions. We are open in the evenings and are perfectly located for pre-theatre meals for The Hall for Cornwall.

We have recently launched our Sunday Roasts and Vegan Wine List so please join us as we make The Cornish Vegan the go-to destination in Truro.

Key information

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 11.30 to 17.00
Thursday 11.30 to 17.00
Friday 11.30 to 21.00
Saturday 11.30 to 21.00
Sundays 11.30 to 17.00 (Book online)

Our hours will change slightly depending on theatre shows and seasonal demand.

Dogs and children are all welcome.

We do recommend booking tables in the summer season as we are extremely busy and have limited seating. For parties in excess of 4 please contact us to reserve a table. We can accommodate groups of up to 20.

Contact information


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01872271540

Mobile: 07926006012


15 Kenwyn Streey
United Kingdom


Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair accessible toilet: No

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Are all the products your entity (business, brand, organisation) produces and/or retails suitable for vegans? If no, then, unfortunately, you cannot register as we only accept submissions from 100% vegan entities.


Which of the following best describes you (professionals and sole traders) or your organisation?

Plant based


Is your organisation an independent business/brand or a corporate owned business/brand?


Are you a Grassroots organisation (for projects, charities/NGOs)?


Are you a BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) owned/run business/organisation?


What type of business/organisation are you?


Are you a woman-owned/run business/organisation?


Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

Does your business/organisation have an ethical labour policy or code of practice (either formal or informal) which ensures fair labour practices?


Does your business/organisation have policies and practices which actively promote diversity and inclusion?


Is your business a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation?


Do any of the products you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, have fairtrade certifications?

Some (less than a third)

Do you source products and/or ingredients from companies and suppliers that support fair labour practices?


Environment and Sustainability

Overall, how many of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, are certified by the sustainable production certifications listed in the question above?

Many (one to two thirds)

Are any of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, produced using sustainable production methods albeit uncertified?


Are any of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, free of palm oil?


Do you reuse, recycle and/or donate any waste products (e.g. food, plastics, packaging etc.)?


Do you only use recycled or recyclable materials for packaging?


Is all of your packaging biodegradable?


Does your business, organisation or project follow a zero waste philosophy?


Energy, Transport and Distribution

How many of the products you produce and/or retail, and/or the ingredients you use, are made in the country in which your entity (business, organisation) is based?

Many (one to two thirds)

Giving Back

Does your business support or give back to the local community in any way?


Ethical Banking

Does your business/organisation use an ethical bank or building society?


What was the motivation behind your project? What did you want to change in the world?

When we turned vegan we were suddenly confronted by how truly awesome cooking plant-based food could be. We were inspired by so many phenomenal vegan cooking books. We were both at a point in our professional careers, where after 30 years doing the same thing, we embraced the opportunity for a change. The Cornish Vegan was on the market and without hesitation, we put in an offer.

Since taking over we are focused on two main areas;

1) Providing vegans with a venue where they can enjoy amazing food in an inspiring setting. A venue where you can meet like-minded individuals and feel inclusive. Dining out and looking for the limited vegan options can be soul-destroying, that is assuming that you are actually served the vegan option and not the meat alternative!

2) Encouraging people to try plant-based meals and start making the switch which we see as fundamental in saving the planet for our future generations. This has been our greatest achievement over the past 18 months, more than half our diners are non-vegans.

Who is the team behind your project?

The owners of the restaurant are Rob and Graham Edgeler-Matthews. We became vegan nearly 4 years ago and purchased The Cornish Vegan in August 2020. We have a small team working with us who are all passionate about the food that we serve and are equally concerned with the impact a plant-based diet can have on saving the planet.

What one thing about your project would most surprise us?

The biggest surprise for us has been how veganism transcends all diversity. We have found it extremely heartwarming that everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age etc. can relax and dine with us plus find other diners they can share common experiences with. It has been truly magical.

If your project could be granted one wish, what would you wish for?

We wish we had bigger premises! We are hindered by the size of our kitchen but regrettably, the choice of larger premises is limited plus unaffordable.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us about your project?

We are so passionate about our brand that if someone wishes to use the restaurant with our garden for one-off vegan events then please do approach us. We are more than happy to promote anything that is vegan since it helps to introduce many diners to what can be achieved with a plant-based diet. We have a beautiful venue that we are proud to share with as many guests as possible, especially if it encourages people to try plant-based food and drinks for the very first time.

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