The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London
We don’t have any beef with our vegetarian friends.
Because (thanks to you) London’s green scene has everything from quaint cafés and all you can eat buffets to Michelin recommended veg and 38th-floor views.
This Hitlist 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
Food For Thought | Good, simple, seasonal vegetarian with no corkage BYOB in Covent Garden | 31 Neal St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PR
The Gate, Hammersmith | As far as aesthetically pleasing vegetarian restaurants go, 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 vegetarian food taking specific influence from Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, set in a cozy, warm and welcoming West London restaurant. | 45 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 9AN
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.
(Image: The Gate)
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