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The Coven

43 Hallgate | Victorian Quarter, Wigan WN1 1LR, England
+44 1942 237801
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mushroom burger” (25 reviews)
“fritters” (24 reviews)
“hummus” (11 reviews)
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British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Hallgate | Victorian Quarter, Wigan WN1 1LR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best vegan cafes I've been to. I had a breakfast which was amazing and great portions (maybe a bit to much, but that's not a bad thing!) The staff are friendly and super helpful in helping you choice what to eat. Also...More

Thank Selrahc F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

lovely small friendly restaurant with some of the best vegetarian food we have had. tbe explanation of the dishes was really insightful and helpful. good selection for all 3 courses. if they are full they do rake away.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here recently with some friends on their recommendation and was really impressed! We are all non veggies but were all impressed with the menu plus quality of the food. I would definitely recommend the mushrooms for starter and the Chinese fritters. The lady working...More

1  Thank Suziescorner
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’ll be glad to see you. Thank you. Sue

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book for this place at busy time as as there are only 6 tables but it is well worth it whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or not. The menu is inventive and the ingredients all very fresh. The paper rolls were...More

1  Thank Bloodwags
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. You’re very kind. Those are the evening prices.The daytime menu is on the website.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening in The Coven for my wife's birthday. We were astounded by the amount of choice and how tasty everything was! Only wish we lived more locally so we could come back sooner.

Thank Laz C
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely. Thank you x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to The Coven last night with a friend. The atmosphere on entering was just lovely. We were given a choice of where to sit - all tables were lit by candles with very relaxing decor. Sue, the owner, actually sat down with us...More

Thank Trish G
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Trish, thank you so much. You’re very kind. See you in the 18th x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had a refurbishment with new menu. I went with a vegan social group to try taster menu. They gave us loads of different dishes for £16 a head. You can take your own booze too with no corkage charge. Food was lovely and varied....More

Thank Louise M
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. You were a lovely group . Sue

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant at 6.30pm on Saturday evening. A small area to dine in so best to pre book your table. The owner and chef came and talked us through each dish on the menu explaining the ingredients to us so as we could...More

Thank Vicki H
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks Vicki. Lovely to meet you both 😊

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Cracking little cafe. Falafel burger, mushroom burger an omelette and teacakes for a little one. I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian but I really like this place. Well done to the staff. We'll probably be regulars now.

1  Thank Neil C
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you very much. We enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family. Sue

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I finally got to visit The Coven today - trust me, you NEED TO go. Our new favourite place by far! Literally don't have enough nice words to say about this place. For a really (And I mean REALLY) fussy eater who...More

Thank LKS85
Eleanor H, Owner at The Coven, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thanks for putting this on here, too. Much appreciated

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Questions & Answers
Chris C
14 January 2017|
Response from Eleanor H |
During the day you can use car parks such as Tge Galleries or the Bus Station which are close. After 6.39 you can park on this street. It's always best to book for an evening visit. Regards, Sue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Hallgate | Victorian Quarter, Wigan WN1 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Wigan
  • Phone Number: +44 1942 237801
  • E-mail
Fantastic cuisine in a historic part of town. Pure vegetarian & vegan with a wide choice for coeliacs too. Everything is cooked from scratch in The Coven kitchen - we all all the ingredients in our food so we can guarantee the quality. We also cater for special diets and needs and have special ingredients on hand to help. Massive drinks menu with 25 fine loose teas, organic coffees and normal & vegan milkshakes & smoothies.
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