Stem & Glory is a vegan restaurant that first laid down roots in Cambridge, and then branched out in Barbican.
People love it.
In fact, when they decided to crowdfund a new London location, it took them a whole six hours to hit their funding goal.
Well, now that restaurant is open.
This new venue is planted on the upper deck of Broadgate Circle, and it’s a proper flagship. It’s bigger, set across two floors, and better, with a sleek new look put together by the same design team responsible for Dishoom. They’ve given it a darker, moodier colour palette – one that leans considerably further towards ‘sexy date spot’ than ‘casual lunch place’ – all decorated with plenty of greenery both on and off the plate.
Speaking of, the menu features plant-based goodness including the likes of grilled king oyster “scallops” & artichoke hearts laid on a bed of cauliflower puree & annatto cream; or a Sri Lankan golden curry with fragrant black rice; and harissa grilled tofu steaks with a Moroccan stew and mint dressing.
Easing all that down is their “extensive vegan bar”. And yes, it doesn’t sound like a massive leap to make a bar vegan. Oh no, we must somehow make do without the bacon-washed whiskey and the oyster gin. But it turns out there’s a lot more to it than that; a great deal of wines & beers are clarified using fish bladders, in a process that must have been absolutely bonkers to discover. So they’ve put together a list of cocktails, beers, and wines completely free from our briny buddies – that means Old Fashioneds, Espresso Martinis, and a Negroni Sbagliato (with Prosecco in it).
And the cherry on top of all of this? Every time you get a meal there, they donate a meal to someone in need. And – bonus cherry – the restaurant isn’t just going to be carbon neutral, they’ve gone the extra step of becoming carbon negative.
Which is a very positive move.
NOTE: Stem & Glory Broadgate Circle is now open. You can make a booking right HERE.
Stem & Glory Broadgate Circle | 100 Liverpool Street, EC2M 2AU
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