UPDATE Jan ’24: Holy Carrot & Holy Bar are in the process of relocating to Notting Hill (opening Spring 2024). In the meantime, you can catch their weekly supperclub at Maria G’s Kensington. Find out more, and book tickets, HERE.
Holy Carrot, Batman, there’s a new vegan restaurant in Knightsbridge.
Not that you’d necessarily notice right away – it’s tucked away in a wellness centre just off Sloane Street.
Despite the unassuming location, the building is decidedly fancy inside. Entering the dining room down a small set of marble steps, you’ll be struck by the Wedgwood-blue walls; the grand, elaborately carved marble fireplace; and the ethereal installation of delicate dried flowers floating overhead.
Separated into smaller and larger plates, the menu’s a kind of build-your-own banquet of sophisticated vegan fare. To share, there’s crispy croquettes (filled with Kentish potato the most striking shade of violet); elegant vegetable maki; and ‘calamari’ palm heart strips adorned with a slick of coconut yoghurt. Scaling up, you can go for parsnip risotto, a hearty shepherd’s pie or smoked aubergine with crispy mushrooms. Making the most of the ingredients’ natural colours and vibrancy, each dish is beautifully presented – the mushroom ‘carpaccio’ arriving crowned with curls of spiralised black radish.
To drink, there’s plenty of smoothies and juices if you’re staying devoutly healthy – but spinning off the dining room is an atmospheric cocktail bar with a tarot card menu…
…we see a nightcap or two in your future.
Holy Carrot | Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0LH
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