Serves meat, veg options available. Clearly labeled vegetarian & vegan menu options. Daily specials. Separate lunch & dinner menus. Uses seasonal fresh vegetable. Has vegan tapas such as flavored salads, spinach rolled in Armenian bread, bozbash Armenian stew served in a clay pot (potatoes, rice, carrots, courgettes, aubergine & onion), mushroom & spinach or lentil Russian blinis, imam bayeldi, various rice & salad dishes, bakhlava & dessert blinis. Armenian coffee served. Lovely decor and atmosphere. Located on the seafront. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Armenian, Non-veg
18 Marine Court, Leonards-on-sea
Hastings, England TN38 0DX
Now Open

Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by SplashWellyKid
  • vegan

Tasty but not convincing

Posted on 06 / 24 / 2013

I've been in on a couple of lunchtimes when it lacks atmosphere somehow. The decor is a bit odd and it's hard to tell whether it's open or not.
The menu showed a couple of vegan options. I had a blini-type pancake with spinach and mushrooms, which was tasty but not earth-moving!
No soya options for coffees, no vegan desserts as far as I could see.

Pros: Vegan options marked on menu, Tasty food
Cons: No vegan coffees or puddings, Atmosphere , Staff
  • vegan

Vegans Can Relax At Cafe Relax

Posted on 05 / 20 / 2012

It's not often one sees an Armenian restaurant, so it was a pleasant surprise to spot this charming cafe tucked away near Marine Court, on the St Leonards seafront, especially so when we noticed that the vegetarian & vegan options were clearly marked on their menu!

The cafe is tastefully & beautifully decorated in reds, blacks & golds, showing local Armenian designs on the tablecloths. The staff are especially helpful & also sometimes in traditional dress. Food is freshly prepared from seasonal vegetables & they will do their best to adapt dishes to make them completely vegan.

The Chortikner Armenian Tapas comes with a lovely selection of four hot & cold salads, such as Snkov Achcan (marinated mushrooms) & veg dolma, plus fresh rye bread. The hearty Ajabsandal (a rice & vegetable casserole) is served in an individual traditional clay pot with a light & paper-thin grilled speciality bread. Delicate & fresh flavours make for a tasty & healthy meal.

Vegan desserts are sorbet or fresh fruit. Armenian coffee is strong & thick, sadly no soya milk is available. See their website for the full menu; daily specials are also offered.

A lovely place to dine & highly recommended.

Pros: Vegan Options Marked Clearly, Fresh & Healthy Ingredients, Great Service & Friendly Staff
Cons: No Soya Milk

Lovely food and a great welcome

Posted on 12 / 19 / 2011

Relax is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy your host, Ruzanna's delicious Armenian food. There are loads of choices for vegans and vegetarians too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Pros: choice, welcome, unique
Cons: none


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