The Ipswich Star reports on our Viking invasion!

Image: Charlotte Bond, Ipswich Star

We were delighted to be featured in the Ipswich Star on Saturday 22 January 2022. Readers were told about our forthcoming new menu for The Gallery, the Suffolk Vegans Veganuary meet-up, and our plans for the Vikings grab-and-go café.

We would like to note that something in the article regarding our kitchen was lost in translation. The article stated that we are entirely free of allergens, but the report should have said we are entirely plant-based with a good selection of gluten-free options. In any case, it was great to give the local media an update, and we are humbled by the positive response the story has received.

The full story is available here.

Celebrate Veganuary with Suffolk Vegans!

Suffolk Vegans x The Gallery x Vikings Bakehouse

Let’s celebrate Veganuary together!

The Gallery and Vikings Bakehouse cordially invite you to join us to celebrate Veganuary and the return of the Suffolk Vegans meet-ups! On Wednesday 26 January 2022 between 18:00 – 21:00, The Gallery will be hosting a special event exclusively for Suffolk Vegans, with Vikings Bakehouse offering a full vegan food menu! The Gallery is only open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so this really is an exclusive affair for the vegan community. Go with friends and/or meet the friends you never knew you had!

Tickets, please!


To ensure this special event is viable for The Gallery and Vikings Bakehouse to prepare and staff accordingly, admission will be ticket only. Tickets are available for £5 per person, plus a small booking fee. The entry fee includes a sumptuous welcome drink upon arrival, either a snazzy mocktail, Little Red Dress (alcohol-free gin, gomme, raspberry syrup and fresh lemon juice), or an awesome cocktail, Daiquiri (rum, gomme and fresh lime juice). Tickets may be available on the evening, but we strongly recommend booking your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. We will refund all tickets which are canceled with at least 24 hours’ notice.

Booking fee?

The booking fee is taken by our chosen ticket seller platform, Humanitix, a 100% for-purpose entity and a registered charity that donates all of its profits to social impact projects for disadvantaged children. It’s a new model for effective altruism – they call it “compassionate capitalism”. We concur. For more information on Humanatix, see https://www.humanitix.com/

The venue


The Gallery is Ipswich’s most exclusive – and perhaps most exquisite – cocktail bar. What could be better? How about the fact that everything is vegan!? Please note that the dress code is smart casual and that The Gallery is an over 18s venue. The Gallery offers plenty of room to ensure you will feel safe and comfortable. Staff will be wearing face masks, and hand sanitizer will be freely available.

The menu

The Veganuary meet-up will be the launch event of The Gallery’s new food menu, prepared in the adjacent Vikings Bakehouse. We are keeping the new food line-up under wraps until the meet-up – you will be the first to see it! – but rest assured there will be substantial options, lighter options, healthy options, indulgent options, gluten-free options, sweet options, and that everything is, of course, suitable for vegans.

Your hosts for the evening, Suffolk Vegans!

Founded by local artist, Victoria Petchey, Suffolk Vegans is a friendly group of local vegans who have organised events since 2018, including meet-ups at Hanks, Hullabaloo, Dance East and Christchurch Park. Suffolk Vegans were involved in bringing a screening of Dominion to Ipswich in September 2018, and recently co-organised a successful vegan Christmas market in Felixstowe in December 2021. For more information on Suffolk Vegans, please see their Facebook page.

Did you know?

The relationship between The Gallery/Vikings Bakehouse and Suffolk Vegans is by no means a new one. The very first Suffolk Vegans meet-up was hosted at The Gallery’s big sister venue, Isaacs on the Quay, on 2 December 2017.

Any questions or issues about tickets or the venue?

Drop us an e-mail at hello@vikings.cafe or call Vikings Bakehouse/The Gallery on 01473 284000. We will be happy to help!

Any questions or issues for Suffolk Vegans?

To contact Suffolk Vegans, please see their Facebook page.

Book now!

Click and collect has arrived!

We have soft-launched a click and collect service!

© Mikaela Jade Photography

You are now able to purchase various items online and then collect your order from the Isaacs Tavern! We aim to have orders ready within 24 hours. We are initially offering a limited range of goods while we develop the click and collect system, but new items will be added shortly. One of the products we are most excited about offering very soon will be a range of freshly baked bread! In the coming weeks, the collection point will move across to Vikings Bakehouse itself.

Do you want to order to your table at Isaacs?

If you are at Isaacs and want to order a range of items to your table right away, simply point your smartphone to VIKINGS.CAFE/ISAACS

Special offers at Isaacs!

Set sail to Isaacs!

Head down to Isaacs on the Quay before the year is out and check out some special offers on our online ordering platform! Point your phone to Vikings.cafe/Isaacs and grab a deal on Veganettones, TrueStart Coffee, Huel RTD shakes, and more!

Also, stay tuned for updates on a dedicated Vikings Bakehouse serving area opening at Isaacs in the very near future… We can’t wait!

The ocean is in danger so we are helping Surfers Against Sewage to protect it

Vikings Bakehouse recognises that our oceans are in danger and that humanity must act to ensure that future generations of humans – and non-humans – are able to enjoy the majesty of our common inheritance: the vast seas of the earth. It is for this reason that we are proud to announce that we have made a donation to become official members of Surfers Against Sewage’s 250 Club.

Who are Surfers Against Sewage?

SAS began as a response by the surfing community to the dreadful state of British beaches. Those hardy souls who ventured into the water back then often found themselves swimming in raw sewage. There are tales of sanitary towels on the heads of surfers, and human poo sandwiched between bodies and boards. Grim.

Thanks to the passion and perseverance of SAS members, the United Kingdom now enjoys some of the cleanest beaches in Europe. Of course, it’s not just surfers who care passionately about our coastlines. SAS members include swimmers, dog walkers, paddleboarders, beach cleaners, kite surfers, sandcastle builders, ice cream eaters, sunbathers, joggers…and Vikings.

Surfers Against Sewage utilises donations towards several key aims

• An education project reaching thousands of young people all over the United Kingdom, inspiring youngsters to take action on plastic waste in their schools.

• A support program for hundreds of towns and cities on their journey to becoming plastic-free communities.

• Exerting pressure on the Government to outlaw non-recyclable plastics, and on industry to take full responsibility for their involvement in plastic waste.

• Supporting the UK’s vast network of over 100,000 volunteers, empowering people to reduce their plastic use, clean up plastic pollution, and galvanise their communities to protect the marine environment.

The ocean is in danger. We don’t have much time to save it. SAS needs your support to help drive its campaigns and to secure a thriving future for the ocean.

Vikings Bakehouse x Surfers Against Sewage

We will be announcing more information on our partnership with SAS in the coming weeks and months. For more information on supporting SAS and/or to make a donation, please visit Surfers Against Sewage online.

Order Vikings Bakehouse items from your table at Isaacs!

Next time you visit Isaacs, place an order from your table for exclusive Vikings Bakehouse offers!

© Mikaela Jade Photography

We have a growing selection of items on offer, including Mezete hummus, TrueStart cold brew coffee, Huel, and gluten-free mince pies.

The Vikings Bakehouse x Isaacs on the Quay online platform is available during Isaacs’ core trading hours, typically 09:00 – 21:00 daily. Item availability will vary according to which Isaacs departments are open.

We will be launching our very own café at Isaacs in 2022. Until then, enjoy Vikings Bakehouse x Isaacs on the Quay!