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.
NOTE: All content suitable for omnivores.
As you were.
Beatroot Vegetarian Cafe | A quaint, retro fitted, hole-in-the-wall cafe tucked behind a Berwick St Market vegetable stand. They whirr up juices, smoothies, coffees, teas, salads, cakes, dahl and ‘sausage rolls’. Pfft… ‘rolls’. | 92 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0QD
222 Veggie Vegan | 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. | 222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU
The Gate, Hammersmith | As far as aesthetically pleasing vegetarian restaurants go, The Gate has the highest cheekbones. And a selection of à la carte starters and mains, and a fine dining quality mezédes menu – minus the price tag. | 51 Queen Caroline St, Greater London W6 9QL
The Bonnington Café | 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. | Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, London SW8 1TD
Ethos | 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. | 48 Eastcastle Street, Oxford Circus, W1W 8DX
Manna | Primrose Hill’s 50 year vegetarian veteran. | 4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, NW3 3AJ
Vanilla Black | Michelin recommended, contemporary, gourmet vegetarian food in an Art Deco dining hall. | Took’s Ct, Holborn, EC4A 1LB
Amico Bio | Organic, Italian vegetarian food. Most ingredients are sourced from the owner’s family farm in Capua, Italy; and so, the menu changes gaily to accommodate for seasonal fluctuations. And the demands of 7-day a week regulars. | 44 Cloth Fair, Barbican, EC1A 7JQ
The Gallery Café | 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 – The Gallery Cafe host spoken word and poetry, intimate, outdoor live music nights, book launches, film screenings and a number of other events. | 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL
Mildred’s | 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. | Thomas Tower, 1 Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, E8 3GU
Sushisamba | Perched atop the Heron Tower, Sushisamba combines Japanese fusion cuisine with incredible city views and 3am Friday and Saturday opening hours. In case you want a really early breakfast. | Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
NOTE: Sushisamba serve meat, but they also have a separate, equally lengthy vegetarian menu.
Ottolenghi | Yotam Ottolenghi: political activist, gay rights campaigner, pilates instructor, philosophy and comparative literature major, and multi award winning cook-book writer. He also owns and runs Ottolenghi (a North African / Middle Eastern restaurant), which is just as good as him. | Upper St, Islington, N1 2TZ
NOTE: Ottolenghi serve meat, but they also have a separate, equally lengthy vegetarian menu.
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