V Cafe at the Institute

Guildford’s only totally vegetarian restaurant


Opening Times

9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday

V Café will close for a few weeks in the summer but otherwise remains open:

24 July – 2 August and
19-30 August.


The Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford GU1 4LH Google maps

01483 562142


We’re pleased to announce that V Café at the Institute is now open! The new team will be led by Nick Humble and Ian loffel. Nick will be a familiar face to many, as he has been Head Chef for Delicious Dishes during their interim period at the GI. He has forty years’ of experience within the catering industry and has held positions such as Catering Manager for KPMG, which required him and his team to deliver thousands of covers daily. Similarly, Ian also has an extensive catering background, which includes the role of Chef at both The Savoy and Claridge’s. The friendly faces of Julie, Pippa and Emma that we hope you’ve become familiar with over recent months will remain onsite in order to assist Nick and Ian. The whole team has grown to really enjoy working at the Institute and hopes that if you haven’t been in to meet them previously, that you will do soon! V Café at the Institute is open Monday to Friday and with a new opening time of 9am, it’s the perfect place to grab that morning caffeine fix!

“Our menu changes every day. With fresh soups, jacket potatoes and home-made cakes, I think that we are something unique in Guildford.” Nick Humble, Manager

Restaurant Opening Times

9am–12pm for pastries, tea and coffee

12pm–2pm for a regularly changing menu of freshly-made vegetarian and vegan options

2pm–3pm for refreshments and cakes If you would like to book a table, please contact the Institute.

SUMMER CLOSURES- Please see our opening/closing times below:

CLOSED: Wednesday  24 July – Friday 02 August

OPEN: Monday 05 August – Friday 16 August

CLOSED: Monday 19 August – Friday 30 August

V Café will then reopen on Monday 02 September for the autumn term.


Sample Menu (Changes Daily)

Freshly Made, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Soup


Rosemary Rubbed Jacket Potato, various toppings


Leek and Pepper Frittata with Goat’s Cheese


Moroccan Tagine, with cous cous


Vegetable ‘Money Bags’ filled with spinach and mushrooms


Vegetable fritters, salsa


All available to be served with salads


Strawberry and Apple Crumble with cream


A selection of cakes and pastries.