The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London
We don’t have any beef with our vegetarian friends.
Because London’s green scene has everything from quaint cafés and all-you-can-eat-buffets, to Michelin-recommended veg and 38th-floor views. This list could therefore, quite simply, be called ’some really, really, really, really, really great places to eat around London’, but that would be too lengthy, so behold –
The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London.
As you were.
Ceremony | Tufnell Park
Under the motto that “this isn’t your usual vegetarian restaurant”, this Tufnell Park resto blows all the usual expectations of a no-meat eatery straight out the water. It’s an elegant, intimate little gem serving up utterly delicious dishes such as pappardelle smothered in a creamy pea purée and sweet potato curry with biryani rice, all of which you can wash down with the help of an equally as impressive cocktail list created by none other than ex-Milk & Honey bartender Joe Stokoe.
Address: 131 Fortess Road, NW5 2HR | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
222 Vegan | West Kensington
222% vegan with an all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet and a made to order dinner service using fresh, natural (and where possible), organic ingredients.
Address: 222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
The Gate | Various
As far as aesthetically pleasing vegetarian restaurants go, The Gate has the highest cheekbones. And a selection of à la carte starters, mains, and desserts that span cuisines. Think miso glazed aubergine topped with toasted cashew nuts, ponzu sauce, coriander, and sesame seeds; or potato dauphinoise filled with butternut squash, basil, and goat’s cheese, served with a creamy lemon sauce, french beans, and sweet potato crisps. For drinks they have an all vegan list of Champagne, wine, and beers, as well as a number of cocktails and mocktails.
Address: Islington: 370 St John Street, EC1V 4NN; Marylebone: 22-24 Seymour Place, W1H 7NL; Hammersmith: 51 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QL | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
The Bonnington Café | Vauxhall
A co-operatively run, BYOB vegetarian and vegan restaurant maintained by an active collection of member cooks; so you never really know what’s going to be on the menu. Except vegetables.
Address: Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, London SW8 1TD | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Club Mexicana | Homerton
London’s first 100% vegan pub serving up a Mexican-inspired menu including deep-fried avocado with a miso-lime dip; baja tofish (a sort of vegan fish finger) with pickled cabbage, salsa verde, sour cream and chillies; and the MFC (Mexican-fried chick’n burger) with mustard mayo, pickled cabbage & dill. Desserts include a lemon and blueberry taco stack (fried corn tortillas with whipped vanilla cream, lemon curd and blueberry coulis); their chilli chocolate muffin (with peanut caramel sauce and whipped cream); or deep fried ice cream. All of which we’d recommend. And then a nap…spread eagled.
Address: 224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Persepolis | Peckham
A bright yellow, comically chaotic corner shop-cum-cafe, brimming with everything from falafel makers to olive oil soap, as well as nine and a half tables from which you can feast on a selection of Middle Eastern-inspired dishes including big sharing platters of mezze, from brunch until dinner.
Address: 28-30 Peckham High Street, SE15 5DT | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Ethos | Oxford Circus
Build your own bespoke meal at the self service buffet comprising Japanese, Southeast Asian, Italian, Korean, Indian, Mexican and Lebanese cuisine before paying by the weight of your plate.
Address: 48 Eastcastle Street, Oxford Circus, W1W 8DX | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Vanilla Black | Holborn
Michelin recommended, forward-thinking vegetarian food in an Art Deco dining hall. And with that, definitely one of the top vegetarian restaurants in London.
Address: Took’s Ct, Holborn, EC4A 1LB | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
The Gallery Café | Bethnal Green
An independent charity run vegetarian and vegan cafe where – in addition to serving a selection of homemade wraps, salads and sandwiches, Nude espresso, baked goods and a rotating list of house specials – they host spoken word and poetry, intimate, outdoor live music nights, book launches, film screenings and a number of other events.
Address: 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Spicebox | Walthamstow
It’s an 100% vegan curry-house currently taking up shop at The Hornbean in Walthamstow, although with plans for a permanent site come January 2019. They do brunch on weekends, otherwise it’s all about dinner, where you can feast on everything form onion bhaji and parsnip pakora with cranberry chutney, to jackfruit jalfrezi with bombay potatoes and tarka dahl, as well as an array of homemade chutneys and pickles.
Address: 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
Mildred’s | Various
It’s Mildred’s. Enough said. But for more: It’s internationally inspired food taking specific influence from Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, set in four cosy and warm, all- vegetarian restaurants in London.
Address: Camden: 9 Jamestown Road, NW1 7BW; King’s Cross: 200 Pentonville Road, N1 9JP; Soho: 45 Lexington Street, W1F 9AN; Dalston: 1 Dalston Square, E8 3GU | You can find out more, or make a booking, via their website here.
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