Lotus Vegetarian Cuisine

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69-71 Bridge St, Glasgow, Scotland, G5 9JB

Vegan Chinese food; first in the city. No MSG. Open Tue-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm, Wed-Sat 12:00pm-2:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Asian

32 Reviews

First Review by shanel28

Healthy Nutritious Vegan Chinese - Edit

So impressed with the quality of the food here. The meat alternatives were delicious and all the dishes we ordered were perfect. Fast efficient service and friendly staff. Will be back soon for more vegan Chinese food!

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must visit! - Edit

delicious food and wonderful service. very happy that we managed to go, and would thoroughly recommend to anyone. plus it’s exactly on the 38 bus route from the city centre so actually very easy to get to

Pros: lots of choice , entirely vegan!, options you might not see elsewhere like prawn toa

Cons: lots of choice so it’s very hard to choose one thi

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This made me very happy! - Edit

After reading the enthousiastic and positive reviews about this restaurant, we decided we had to go here. It is really a great place for good vegan food. A lot of options, we choose vegan prawn crackers, vegan pulled chicken and vegan pulled pork. They even serve vegan duck. We had a great meal, with even a vegan desert.

Pros: Lots of options, great taste, nice people and good

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A must-visit! - Edit

Me and my partner went to Lotus last night for dinner while visiting Glasgow and were beyond impressed. The choice and the portions were fantastic and the prices were fair, but the service was exceptional. The owner and his staff give the personal touch and make you feel very welcome. Already desperate to go back again!

Pros: Lots of choice, Good portions, Fair price

Cons: Slightly out of town

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fully vegan chinese restaurant - Edit

vegan prawn toast and prawn crackers :o i made a happycow account just so i could hype up this place because it's probably the best restaurant in the world.

no more expensive than your bog standard chinese takeaway, if anything probably slightly more affordable. a true gem.

the owners have had visa problems with the home office - sign their petition here to help keep them in the uk: https://www.change.org/p/support-lotus-help-keep-scotland-s-only-fully-vegan-chinese-restaurant-open

Pros: everything is vegan and delicious and reasonably p

Cons: you will want to order everything

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Great Value Tasty Food - Edit

Had a really enjoyable lunch here today. My husband and I both had different items from the set menu and everything was delicious!! Will certainly return. Really good service too.

Pros: tasty food , good service

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Great experience - Edit

It is just amazing, I really missed trying Chinese food and everything is completely vegan and delicious. They made me so happy 😪

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My Second Visit - Edit

Just what Glasgow needed, what an Excellent place. The food was just as good the second time as the first. Going to take a long long time to eat the menu and I'm going to try. Last time I found a place like this was in Thailand wee Cantonese place a life time ago.

Pros: Vegan Food Excellent, Clean Style Welcoming, Vegan Excellent

Cons: Want to eat the menu, Don't live next door, Thinking about the place makes me want to be back!

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Great place - Edit

Absolute quality. Great food. Great menu.

Pros: Clean. Absolutely fresh. So much choice.

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At last!! Chinese food that really is veggie! - Edit

Stopped in on the spur of the moment on way home from work. Wasn't expecting much to be honest but the place was really busy for a thurs. I had singapore noodles which were amazing. Spicy, fresh and flavoursome. Boyfriend who is a rampant carnivore had chinese vegetable curry and rice and loved it. I would definitely go again and try some of the other dishes on their very varied menu.

Pros: Lots of choice

Cons: Main meals could be a bit cheaper.

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Amazing food and service - Edit

I've been here several times, I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it yet. I never used to eat much Chinese food years and years ago before I went vegan. I love tofu, and their curry tofu and tofu in black bean sauce are two of my favourite dishes. However what is new to me is Chinese vegetarian versions of mock meats. While the Kung Po Chicken is also one of my favourite dishes, I am not a fan of the vegetarian beef, it is very realistic.

I've tried a few different things on the menu and keep going back to same mains. Personally, none of the starters or desserts excite me that much, but then it wouldn't suit the cuisine to have the sorts of desserts or starters I can find at other vegan restaurants in Glasgow. I am very happy at having two mains, and trying out a new dish they have added to their menu since I was last in.

Service is excellent. The staff remember their customers and are genuinely keen to make sure you have a pleasant experience and enjoy your food. I would always suggest here to anyone coming to Glasgow and looking for a recommendation. At £8 - £10+ for a main without rice it may seem a little bit expensive, but the complimentary green tea and prawn crackers makes up for this.

Pros: Fresh, delicious food, Variety of dishes, all vegan, Excellent service

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Fantastic vegan chinese - Edit

Living in Glasgow we have plenty of choice these days. But this has became one of my favourite place to go - infact when eating out now it's a really struggle not to opt to just go here.

Before I talk to you about the food - lets talk about the owners. They run this place which means they are out on the floor talking to every customer. They are friendly and not in the "will you leave me alone" way. They want you to enjoy their food, if you have any issues tell them. I have eaten here a few times, one of the times my meal came with green peppers which I am not a fan of - the owner noticed I hadn't eaten them and commented telling me to tell him next time. The owners on there own before you even get to food sell this place. Now to the food,

You have 2 options - come for the cheap lunch deal with an extremely limited menu or pop in for dinner and eat off the full and extensive menu. I've done both and not been disappointed.
They have quite good starters - the spring rolls are so tasty and the prawn toast is amazing! The prawn Crackers are a great treat too!

Their curry is amazing - I've tried all 3 - tofu, chicken and the beef. The chicken is my favourite however the other 2 are just as tasty. They also make their own"mock duck" which again is fantastic.

I've never had a bad meal here and would say whether your visiting or live in Glasgow, this place cannot be missed!

Pros: Great owners, Fantastic food

Cons: I can't go every week!

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Friendly staff, food was okay - Edit

A really nice atmosphere and staff, but we were rather disappointed by the food, as it was not really warm and for our taste a bit boring. We waited for more than one hour, which was annoying. Probably wouldn't go there again.

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The existence of this place makes me so happy - Edit

Amazing Chinese food! The crispy shredded chicken, both the sweet chilli and salt & spicey ones are amazing. Never thought we'd eat this dish again. Chow mein spot on, spring rolls 10/10....everything truly delicious. Whole menu is vegan with loads of options. My omni wee gran, who is usually highly suspicious of anything vegan, thinks their prawn toast it the best she's ever had. Love this place.

Pros: staff, all the food, price

Cons: don't deliver! but maybe that's a good thing ;)

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yummy with exceptional service - Edit

We had a fabulous family meal here. An amazing thing for me as I can't normally eat Chinese food due to MSG sensitivity. Lotus has none, as they believe flavours speak for themselves! They are so right.
Top for me were the chilli and salt tofu, broccoli, prawn toast, and beef style dish. Kids lobbed the sweet and sour pork best. We cleared every plate of everything, and were so full, yet the price was very reasonable.
The couple from Hong Kong who run the restaurant are attentive and kind, perfect hosts.

Pros: all vegan and delicious , no MSG, fast and friendly service

Cons: so much choice its hard to decide

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Best chinese food ever - Edit

I've never been a huge fan of chinese food, but thays probably because I had never visited Lotus! I've been dreaming of the salt and chilli aubergines ever since. The portions are a good size to share around, I also got a side of noodles which were incredible. It was also a hit with my carnivore friends! We'll all be back soon. The staff are brilliant, so friendly and all the food is vegan. No alcohol, which actually was quite nice to have a civilized evening! 100% recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Incredible food, Friendly staff, Handy location

Cons: It was a bit cold, take a jumper!

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Amazing! - Edit

Have travelled all over the world and this is my favourite vego Chinese EVER. The fried tofu starter and sweet & sour chicken were delish and the staff are really lovely.

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Best Chinese in Glasgow - Edit

Best Chinese I have tried...and soon to be fully vegan!

Pros: Great selection, soon to be all vegan, Nice staff

Cons: None

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Mostly vegan Chinese 😁 - Edit

Have been to Lotus twice and both times were great. The staff are really friendly and very welcoming to families with children too.

The whole menu is veggie and all but one or two dishes are vegan.

If, like me, you try to avoid too much fake meat, there are still more veg-based choices too. Recommend the salt and chilli aubergine and the miso pumpkin 🙂

Pros: Almost completely vegan, Child friendly, Welcoming staff

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lovely food! - Edit

Great mostly vegan food!
Very friendly staff-
Lots of meat substitutes and wide variety to choose from.
Had veggie spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken and the salt and chilli chips to share.

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so many vegan options! - Edit

The food was delicious. The staff were so friendly - will definitely be back!

Pros: attentive and friendly staff, lots of vegan options!, lovely food

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Awesome Chinese veg feast - Edit

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to of any food. The food was amazing and great value. Well worth checking out if you are in Glasgow.

Pros: loads of options, great value

Cons: They have no London branch!

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Delicious Cantonese food! - Edit

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. All the menu items apart from two things were vegan. There are many meat substitute dishes so if omnivores are visiting they should feel right at home.

Pros: No alcohol

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Excellent vegan choices - Edit

Second visit to Lotus for lunch. £6.49 for 2 courses with all the Chinese tea you can drink. Beautiful food, large portions. Most of the menu is vegan with some vegetarian, in any case a wide choice. Staff are very nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend.

Pros: Wide choice of dishes, Very cheap lunch, Lovely staff

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Very good find - Edit

Chosen after reading good reviews on 'Happy Cow'. We were delighted with the variety and choice on the menu. Impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. Lovely embiance.

Pros: No MSG, Lots of choice

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Great. A Vegan/ Veggie Chinese - Edit

This is great. I've not been to a Chinese restaurant for 20 years. Now there's a Vegan Chines, with some Veggie dishes. Really nice and mega friendly. We'll be back

Pros: Good choice, Different to the other Glasgow eateries, Friendly Friendly Friendly

Cons: Location isnt the best but OK.

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So fresh and friendly - Edit

We go here for take away a lot. Since it opened, the food has gotten better each time! Staff are friendly and the food is always fresh and well balanced. Love all the tofu dishes I've tried. So grateful to find fake chicken sweetcorn soup too, as I eat egg.

Pros: Bright and lively, Good variety, Tasty authentic food

Cons: Can't think of any

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