The town excels when it comes to feel-good cafés and restaurants, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well as some amazing coffee shops and bakeries. To help you get started, here are just some of the best places to eat in Glastonbury.
Places to eat in Glastonbury
One of the closest restaurants to our Glastonbury hotel, Bocabar is also one of the coolest restaurants in town. Housed in a converted factory, the bustling eatery and bar dishes up locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a strong range of beer, wine and cocktails with regular live music events, guest bands and DJs. It’s the perfect spot for a morning coffee on their terrace, if you want to tuck into a range of meze dishes for lunch or enjoy one of their Bocabugers for dinner. It’s no wonder it’s one of the favourite hangouts in Glastonbury.
Offering vegan, gluten- and dairy-free options, and using organic, locally sourced meat and vegetables, the Hundred Monkeys Café on the High Street is the epitome of West Country healthy living. It’s open for breakfast and lunch during the week and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the wooden furniture and local artworks on the wall giving it a homely feel.
If you’re in the mood for pizza and Chianti, Gigi’s Italian Restaurant have been specialising in Sardinian cuisine for over 20 years. The menu might be small but it’s perfectly formed, covering the basics with aplomb and very decent prices as well.
Spice-fiends need look no further than Elaichi Tandoori on the High Street, a popular and stylish Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant that’s been serving up the best naan bread, vindaloos and baltis for over a decade.
If you’re looking to celebrate, Goodfellows is probably the most high-end restaurant in the region and is located in nearby Wells. Run by a former Michelin-star chef, Goodfellows specialises in seafood, with plenty of meat and vegetarian options too. They also run a set-price tasting menu alongside their full à la carte menu.
Places to eat in Glastonbury
Nearly 30 years old, Rainbows End Café is considered by many to be the original Glastonbury café template. A family-run vegetarian and vegan café on High Street, you can either dig into their expansive, globe-trotting salad bar, choose from one of their platters or head for one of their daily specials – whatever you do, however, make sure to leave space for a slice (or two) or their home-made cakes.
The Blue Note Café, located at the back of the Glastonbury Experience Courtyard, is another vegan and vegetarian café known for its good prices, generous portions and excellent coffee.
This wouldn’t be a cute English countryside town without a traditional tea room, and the Abbey Tea Rooms ably deliver. From the classic linen tablecloths and fine china to the afternoon tea featuring scones piled high with clotted cream, it’s a quintessentially English experience, and handily located overlooking the Glastonbury Abbey ruins.
Right next door is the Lazy Gecko Café, a quirky licensed café packed full of eclectic artwork and furniture. It is the polar opposite to the tea rooms, serving up big breakfasts, burgers and brunches.
For those looking to grab a bite to eat on the go, look no further than the Tin Pot Pasty Co and Burns The Bread. The Tin Pot Pasty Co on High Street not only do exceptional Cornish pasties, pies and sausage rolls but sandwiches, salads and some excellent coffee as well.
Alternatively, head to Burns The Bread which has been serving fresh-out-of-the-oven baked goods to the Glastonbury faithful for over 30 years. From pies to bread, cakes, biscuits and pastries, these are some of the best calorific treats in town – but don’t worry, there’s always the nearby Glastonbury Tor where you can offset some of the guilt after a climb to the top.