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Hattie Lloyd 21/09/22

Stem & Glory

Stem & Glory is an award-winning, plant-based restaurant in Cambridge…

… that’s put down roots in London.

They’ve now got two restaurants here in our fair capital (the other being Stem & Glory Broadgate Circle), and to say the 2019 opening of this flagship branch was hotly anticipated would be something of an understatement: they crowdfunded the entire operation within 6 hours of opening the page to the public.

You’ll find it tucked away on a quiet side-street behind Smithfield Market (near Barbican). Walking in, you’ll be hit by both the pristine spotlessness of the white walls & furnishings (accented with a little mint green), and the subtly fragrant aroma of fresh vegetables that are perpetually being chopped, diced, and peeled in the open kitchen directly in front of you. It’s this open kitchen that forms the heart of Stem & Glory. It’s lined with bar seating, crowned with flowers, and has the large, furniture-filled arms of a U-shaped dining area hugging it.

As with the two existing Stem & Glory spots in Cambridge, the menu here is entirely vegan. Head along and you’ll find everything from their legendary kimchi pancakes (made with daikon pickle salad, dehydrated black olive salt, nasturtium leaf + jang sauce); to yucca ‘ribs’ with a smokey chipotle sauce; to pulled jackfruit & oyster mushroom bao buns. And their hummus is something else too, coming with Chinese grapefruit, pistachios, mint dressing, and grilled chillies.

Drinks, unsurprisingly, sit on the healthy side too, with kombucha, raw cacao lattes and turmeric-laced smoothies all making an appearance – but they’ve also got a well-stocked vegan bar with beer (including plenty of numbers from Beavertown and Magic Rock), a strong lineup of wine, and some cocktails too.

So you won’t need to uproot for something a bit stronger.


NOTE: You can make a booking, and find out more, at their website HERE.n

Stem & Glory London Barts | 60 Bartholomew’s Close, EC1A 7BN

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Stem & Glory

60 Bartholomew’s Close, Barbican, EC1A 7BN
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0203 990 2034

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