From “fried chicken” to dairy-free banoffee pie, there are plenty of delicious and inventive vegan options to choose from at these top vegan restaurants, listed in no particular order
1. Holy Carrot
With a menu focusing on seasonal and ethically-sourced produce, Holy Carrot is the home of ultimate mindfulness. Located at Urban Retreat in Knightsbridge, the restaurant is fully plant-based and gluten free, serving some raw dishes. Highlights from the menu include a raw red pepper burrito, a British pea velouté and crispy quinoa maki. Pair your meal with a great range of drinks, including smoothies, vegan cocktails and wine.
Where: Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LH
2. Stem and Glory
Stem and Glory is an open plan kitchen-style restaurant near Smithfield market, crafting colourful vegan dishes including Korean ‘fish’ tacos and pumpkin ravioli, inspired by a fusion of Asian and European cuisine.
Where: 60 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BF
3. Comptoir V
If you're looking for the perfect place to have brunch with friends, look no further! Whether you're vegan or not, the menu at Comptoir V is sure to leave your mouth watering with its stacks of vegan bacon pancakes, or go for the traditional English breakfast, not forgetting the ever-popular avocado toast.
Where: 226 North End Road, W14 9NU ·
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Try vegan Japanese food at Itadaki-Zen in King’s Cross, which makes its dishes as healthy as possible by using only organic ingredients. The result is a tempura that is light and perfectly golden, while grilled spring rolls are crisp rather than greasy. Go for a set menu to sample all there is on offer, from vegetable sushi to udon noodles.
Where: 139 King's Cross Road, WC1X 9BJ
6. The Gate
7. 222 Vegan
Try eco-conscious vegan food at 222 Vegan in West Kensington, where you can enjoy generous portions of dishes such as seitan stroganoff, oyster mushroom & spinach raclette and spaghetti polpette. If you’ve got room for dessert, apple crumble with coconut whipped cream and maple-roasted pineapple await you.
Where: 222 North End Road, W14 9NU
8. Club Mexicana
9. Tofu Vegan
For tantalising Chinese dishes with a vegan twist, look no further than Tofu Vegan. You can find Tofu Vegan in Islington, Golders Green and Spitalfields, serving up drool-worthy dishes such as Chongqing “chicken” in fragrant chillies, sliced “fish” in sizzling chilli oil and stir-fried “lamb” with chilli.
11. Korean BBQ and Vegan
The Korean BBQ and Vegan restaurant near the Barbican offers authentic dishes with a large selection of vegan dishes. With traditional dishes such as Bokkumbap, Yaki Soba Noodles and Tofu in Teriyaki Sauce, you are spoilt for choice.
Where: 107 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JD
Mallow is brought to you by the team behind Mildreds, with a menu focusing on 100% plant-based, sustainable and seasonal vegan food. Highlights from the menu include truffle chick’n burger, porcini chestnut croquettes and beetroot sweet potato tortellini.
Where: 1 Cathedral Street, SE1 9DE
13. Rudy Vegan Diner
Serving up veganised American classics such as dirty dogz, mac ‘n’ cheeze and buffalo wingz, London’s first all-vegan diner and butcher, Rudy Vegan Diner, is a popular jaunt even for avid meat-eaters. You’ll find the sit-down restaurant in the heart of Camden Market, and the vegan butcher shop in Islington and in Selfridges Food Hall.
Where: Unit 729-731 Camden Stables Market, NW1 8AH
14. The Spread Eagle
Find London’s first completely vegan pub, The Spread Eagle, in Homerton in east London. Serving up British food with a minimal-waste ethos, options include pie, mash and liquor, ploughmans and burgers, plus a Sunday roast. All drinks (including cask ales, cocktails and wines) are vegan too. Reservations recommended.
Where: 224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS
15. Cinnamon Kitchen
16. Unity Diner
Nestled in East London's Spitalfields, Unity Diner has expanded to a much larger space shortly after opening, making this wholesome restaurant one of the biggest completely vegan diner and cocktail bars in the city. Founded by a couple friends, including vegan advocate Earthling Ed, this not-for-profit eatery is a safe haven for everyone, with options so good it's hard to tell the difference from traditional fish and meat dishes. The founders of this restaurant set out to revolutionise the way people think about vegan food, and offer a menu where you are spoilt for choice with a selection of burgers, ribs, fish and chips and many other options.
Where: 60 Wentworth St, E1 7AL
17. Ollies House
Enjoy an Asian-influenced vegan breakfast, lunch or dinner at Ollie’s House with delectable dishes such as coconut and turmeric bowls and tofu breakfast bao buns. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, check out the in-house deli & bakery for sweet and savoury treats.The adventurous menu, inspired by Ollie's travels around the globe, brings tropical and pan-asian vibes to your plate and this restaurant is dog friendly with an additional menu curated for our four legged friends.
Where: 236 Fulham Road, SW10 9NB
18. Cafe Van Gogh
Nestled into Notting Hill is Farmacy, a trendy bohemian eatery serving up nutritionally curated breakfast, lunch, dinner and drink options. You can enjoy classic and seasonal dishes made from organic and plant-based ingredients, such as pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and creamy coconut curry.
Where: 74-76 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH
20. Temple of Seitan
21. Vegan Express
Aiming to make vegan cuisine mainstream, you’ll find an extensive plant-based pizza menu, plus Vegan Express's popular “tofish” (vegan fish and chips) served with mushy peas, at this Tooting restaurant. Add in a range of smoothies, desserts and even a vegan cheeseboard for a full-on vegan feast.
Where: 913 Garratt Lane, SW17 0LT
Going vegan doesn’t mean giving up pizza! Launched in Brighton, Purezza also serves delicious sourdough pizzas in Camden. Toppings include smoked beetroot carpaccio, marinated pulled BBQ and delicious mozzarella made from Italian brown rice. There are plenty of gluten-free and raw options on the menu too.
Where: 45-47 Parkway, NW1 7PN