V Café at the Institute

Our restaurant – V Café at the Institute – is run by Nick Humble and Ian Loffel, who aim to carry on the long legacy of producing freshly-cooked vegetarian and vegan food in The Guildford Institute’s historic Assembly Room.

V Café logo

Nick and Ian have been best friends since school and both have an extensive background in catering, which includes roles at KPMG, The Savoy and Claridge’s. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table!

The daily-changing V Café menu is based on seasonal, locally-available produce, including vegetables grown by The Halow Project. We also offer freshly-roasted Surrey Hills coffee.

Nick and Ian of the V Café
Salads at the V Café

Key Information

Opening Times:

V Café is open every weekday 9am-3pm

Lunches are served between 12pm-2pm

V Café will close for Christmas at 3pm on Wednesday 18 December and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 07 January

Location:

The Guildford Institute, Ward Street,
Guildford GU1 4LH
Plan your visit

Contact:

01483 562142
info@guildford-institute.org.uk

Reviews:

Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.

A really unique place to enjoy a vegetarian lunch, I had the potato frittata with salad and it was delicious. Lots of choice. Nick and Ian are great hosts and they prepare everything fresh each day, including their jokes! The Institute and the Café are true gems that everyone should try…

TripAdvisor
V Café pastries
Frittata

We visited the V Café today for lunch. It is a haven of peace from the busy town centre. The food is delicious and the welcome was warm. The menu was really varied and we were spoilt for choice – what a joy!

TripAdvisor
The Assembly Room