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.
NOTE: Holy Carrot is open Tues-Sat, 12-10pm – you can make a booking, and find out more, HERE.
Holy Carrot | Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0LH
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