Tendril just keeps on climbing.
It’s the somewhat coincidentally vegan restaurant from ex-Chiltern Firehouse, Fat Duck and The Dairy chef Rishim Sachdeva, who came up with the idea after trying Veganuary as a self-professed ‘hardcore carnivore’. The result is an ever-evolving menu that’s deeply satisfying, brilliantly creative, and just so happens to be mostly vegan.
Since 2019 Tendril’s been popping up around the capital, including a breakout residency at Soho’s Sun & 13 Cantons which really drew crowds. And the most recent pop-up, in an intimate spot just behind Oxford Street, was so popular that the residency kept getting extended while Sachdeva crowdfunded to find a permanent spot.
Which he now has… right on his doorstep. Because after a quick lick of paint, Tendril’s pop-up has now become a permanent restaurant.
The menu at Tendril feels like a glimpse of the future of vegan restaurants, championing plant-based dining in a way that’s not preachy, or trying to replace meat. Instead, vegetables are celebrated in their own right, lovingly brought together in dishes that are bursting with flavour. And to celebrate the reopening, Sachdeva has added a slew of brand new dishes to the menu, including the likes of crispy leek with smoked potato salad & curry leaf aioli, and grilled cabbage with heritage carrots, homemade XO sauce & winter ferments.
You can still score some of his best loved signatures, though, from the Chinatown purple soy potatoes to the dairy-free tiramisu, and he’s also kept the six-course Discovery Menu which costs, uh – yeah, £39pp.
Which is a nice discovery.
NOTE: Tendril is now open here permanently. Bookings can be made right HERE.
Tendril | 5 Princes Street, London, W1B 2LQ
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