CLOSED: To Be Vegetarian Blackburn

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )



3 School Ln, Blackburn, England, BB1 2LW

Formerly called "Guide Village Cantonese". Is now renamed and re-opened (under same management) as a Buddhist restaurant owned by a Buddhist vegetarian. Vegan options are clearly labeled on the menu. Confirmed closed with plans to reopen, Nov 2017 - please send updates. Closed Mon, Tue.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Cantonese

8 Reviews

First Review by AnnaClegg

Cosy vegan chinese dining - Edit

Nice little place who are mainly veggie but easily cater for vegans. Very friendly staff

Cons: menu a bit limited , costly , small

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Amazing meal - Edit

I have been vegan for ten years and I rarely get the opportunity to eat out locally so I was over the moon when I heard about To Be Vegetarian. My husband who is vegetarian was just as keen to visit and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the service wonderful, and the food was the best we have had in a long time. I can't praise them enough and will be going back regularly from now on.

Pros: Amazing food, Wonderful service, Warm friendly atmosphere

Cons: lack of parking

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Friendly and welcoming - Edit

A really friendly little restaurant. It is a welcome change for us to be able to choose from the whole of a menu in a Chinese restaurant in our area. The menu is varied with lots of dishes I would like to try when I return, with lots for any carnivore friends to choose from.
We brought our baby with us and although a booster seat was provided he wasn't too interested in sitting still so myself and my husband had to hold him. But the owner was kind enough to hold him and entertain him for us for a little while and even made him some baby food. Above and beyond what we would expect.
Oh and the food was good too! We were asked whether we are vegans when we ordered so definitely vegan friendly.

Pros: welcoming and tasty

Cons: none

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wow Blackburn - Edit

One of the many times I've been delighted to have happy cow as a friend. Visiting a limited veggie area to find a new veggie restaurant, just opened.
Handy location minutes add the motorway my initial reading of the menu left me disappointed. Quorn! Why oh why. The menu also had a lot of Chinese sauces with mixed veg, I was worried.
Luckily during our wait there was a telephone call for take out and the staff were highlighting they had mock duck, mock chicken and mock beef available for vegans. I'm not sure why it isn't written on the menu.
We share spring rolls and seaweed to start, both decent.
For mains we shared broccoli and tofu, which was nice and peppery, sweet and sour mock chicken which was good but uninspiring and Singapore noodles. The noodles were the favourite, dry and spicy with a variety of ingredients.
For a new restaurant it was great Nd I look forward to returning.

Pros: lots of vegan, staff, tasty

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Excellent fresh food & friendly caring owners - Edit

We just tried this new veggie/vegan place for the first time and both the food to be excellent with plenty of vegan options, fresh veg and conscientious friendly owners. Highly recommended to either eat in or take away.

Pros: Fresh, Healthy, Friendly

Cons: More vegan options please :), -, -

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Best Chinese had in a long time - Edit

Went to 'to be vegetarian' last night. The food was delicious, very vegan friendly, I would say 80% of the menu was vegan and well marked what was and wasn't vegan. The owners were lovely and so welcoming. Well definitely be going back (again and again and again lol).

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly welcoming staff, Nice atmosphere

Cons: None

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A change from the usual carnivorous offerings - Edit

We have used this restaurant for years as Guide village Cantonese. Now changed to vegeterian. So as a carnivore it was with some trepidation we returned to sample the fare. As we know the owners well we knew that they would put their heart and soul into making a success of their new venture. From the new decorated dining area to the very wide menu, they are trying to bring something different to the area.
I am not a vegetarian by nature but found something to try on the menu. Veg spring rolls, egg and corn soup. Mushroom / veg omelette with boiled rice. All served piping hot by the friendly owner. Will definitely be going again soon.

Pros: Will suit vegetarians , Will be suitable for vegans., I am sure even carnivores will find something

Cons: Dedicated carnivores will be disappointed , Small size dining area, Parking

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lovely food, very vegan friendly - Edit

so good to see a chinese/cantonese vegetarian restaurant in the area & the food was lovely. there's 20% off for takeaway and there were lots of vegan choices. location is somewhat tucked away but it's such a gem to find! friendly atmosphere as it's a lovely family business (definitely worth supporting over chain restaurants!) which has been going for years but only recently turned vegetarian.

Pros: vegan options , nice atmosphere , takeaway available

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