Best Vegan Restaurants in London

Matthew

London:

London, the cultural hub of the United Kingdom. It is a buzzing metropolis of people from all over the world, working side by side all day long. As a result, it is also home to an incredible array of culinary experiences just waiting to be tried and tasted. But what can London offer for the Vegan way, can this ever-expanding city offer the environmentally committed public something tantalising and ethically sound to eat? We know that it can.

Central London:

Mildreds
Mildreds is, by and large, one of the finest vegan restaurants in the country (and possibly in Europe). Spanning three of London’s most trendy burrows (Soho, Camden and Kings Cross) and serving recipes inspired by chefs the world over, they provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free culinary options to all their clientele. Mixing industrial undertones with casual dining, Mildreds breathes London and is an ideal spot for lunch or dinner. However, due to its soaring popularity, it is definitely worth booking advance.


Address:
Kings Cross, 200 Pentonville Road, N1 9GX
Contact: 020 7278 9422


Monday – Friday:

12 noon – 11pm

Saturday:                10am – 11pm        Sunday:                  10am – 10pm    

 

Address: Camden, 9 Jamestown Rd, London, NW1 7BW
Contact: 020 7482 4200

 

 

Monday – Friday:

12 noon – 11pm  

Saturday:                    12 noon – 11pm                                            

Sunday:                          12noon – 11pm     


Address: Soho, 45 Lexington street, London, WLF 9AN
Contact:
Monday – Saturday:
12 noon – 11pm          

 

Vanilla Black

If you want a more contemporary and elegant dining experience, then Vanilla Black might just be perfect for you. Now Michelin recommended, this Art Deco inspired restaurant offers an elegant array of bespoke vegan and vegetarian meals with a touch of class and precision. Vanilla Black come highly recommended from The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, and they even offer vegetarian cooking master classes and their own cookery book. This is not just a restaurant it’s an experience.

Address: 17-18 Tooks Court, EC4A 1LB

Contact: 020 7242 2622

 


Monday – Saturday:

Lunch:

12 noon – 2:30pm

Dinner:                  

6:00pm – 10:00pm        

 

Vegan Hippo

And now for something a little lighter. If you’re a vegan on the go or someone who is looking for a healthier snacking option in between lunch hours, then why not stop by Vegan Hippo. Based in Soho, this small café are 100% dedicated to animal rights, vegan alternatives and great food. All of their ingredients are sourced from environmentally sustainable producers and welcome vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Address: 52 Rupert Street, W1D 6DS

Contact: 020 7734 8574

 

Monday (closed on Tuesday) – Friday:

6:30am – 9:30pm

 

Saturday:               

12 noon – 9:30pm        

 

Sunday:                  

12 noon – 6pm

 

West London:

Itadaki Zen

The Itadaki Zen is something quite special for the vegan community, as they are Europe’s first completely organic vegan Japanese restaurant. The Zen upholds an ethos of health and ancient medicine, championing the idea that whatever goes into your body must be of the highest quality, and their food is no different. Offering traditional Japanese cooking, classes on agriculture and culinary expertise, and hosting art from local London artists, the Itadaki Zen is a house of culture before it is a restaurant.

Address: 139 King’s cross Road, WC1X 9BJ

Contact: 02072783573

 

Monday – Sunday:

12 noon – 3:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm        


Ethos

This ‘deliciously different’ eatery defines itself by its dedication to serving creative meat-free cuisine that appeals to every sort of person. Based in Oxford Circus, Ethos serves a mouth-watering array of healthy alternatives for breakfast, lunch and dinner (including scones and tea in the afternoon). They pride themselves on their pay-by-weight service and they make a point of catering for any dietary requirements.

 

Address: 48 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DX

Contact: 02035811538

 

Monday – Friday:

8am – 10:30pm  

Saturday:                    11:30am – 10pm                                            

Sunday:                          10am – 5pm


Wild Food Café
Known by its followers as the ‘plant-based eatery and oasis’, Wild Food embody the environmental mission of veganism more than many on this list. Guided by raw food pioneer and executive Joel Gazdar, this café is not just about the great food (which comes highly recommended from the Evening Standard, The Independent and The Guardian), it focuses on holistic and wellbeing practices, offering cookery and wellbeing weekend causes all rolled into one.

Address: 62 Weston Street, SE1 3QJ

Contact: 020 7403 4600

 

Monday – Friday:

Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm



East London:

Mooshies
Ever wondered if there was a vegan burger bar in London? Well, wonder no more. Welcome to Mooshies, one of the only plant based burger bars in the city. Offering bespoke burger based cuisine and the obvious burger classics (such as the Pulled-Mooshie and the What’s Your Beef), Mooshies is the stuff that greasy health conscious dreams are made of. Priding themselves as London’s healthy ‘cheat-day’ providers, this is some of the best junk food you will ever eat.

Address: 104 Brick Lane, E1 6RL,

Contact: 07931 842458

 

(Opening Hours)

Monday:          (Closed)

Tuesday:          12 noon – 10:00pm    

Wednesday:     12 noon – 10:00pm    

Thursday:        12 noon – 11:00pm    

Friday:              12 noon – 12:00am   

Saturday:         12 noon – 12:00am    

Sunday:           11:00am – 10:00pm


The Gate
Opened by Adrian and Michael Daniel in 1989, The Gate specialises in Indo-Iraqi and Jewish cuisine, focussing on vegan, vegetarian and raw meals. Later influenced by Italian and French cuisine, the restaurant is one of the most successful vegan eateries in the east of London. As they are a little pricey, you’ll be pleased to know that you can make many of their dishes at home with their range of cookbooks, designed only for your culinary pleasure.

 

The Gate Islington

Address: 370 St John Street, London EC1V 4NN

Contact: 020 7278 5483

 

The Gate Hammersmith

Address: 51 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9QL

Contact: 020 8748 6932

 

The Gate Seymour Place

Address: 22-24 Seymour Place, London, Marylebone W1H 7NL

Contact: 020 7724 6656

 

Monday – Sunday:

12 noon – 10:15pm
Amico Bio
The brainchild of Italian born Pasquale Amico, the Amico Bio is one of the few dedicated Italian plant based restaurants in London. All of the ingredients on his menu are sourced from his family farm in Capua, Italy, only authentic Italian food is allowed here. Offering a deliciously varied range of vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan dishes, Amico Bio encompasses the spirit of Italy in the bustling city.

 

Monday – Saturday:

Lunch:

12 noon – 3:00pm

Dinner:

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday:                 

11am – 9:00pm

      

North London:

The Grain Store
Situated right next to Regents Canal, the Grain Store is one of the most innovative and environmentally minded locations on this list. The restaurant and bar are the result of renowned chef Bruno Loubet, drinks pioneer Tony Conigliaro and the Zetter Group, and is well known in the city of London for its delectably eclectic menu. Although this is not specifically a vegan/vegetarian eatery, their choices of vegan brunches, lunches and dinners are sublime, and the atmosphere is second to none.

Address: Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, N1C 4AB
Contact: 020 7324 4466

 

Monday – Friday:

12 noon – 2:30pm

5:45pm – 10:30pm

Saturday:                10am – 3:pm

3pm – 10:30pm        

Sunday:                  10am – 3:30pm 


Manna
Based primarily in London, with a catering service in Los Angeles and an in-house bakery, Manna is one of the oldest vegan restaurants in the city. Very reasonably priced (at between £8 -£23 for a main course), the Primrose Hill located hot spot is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Owned by Robin and Roger Swallow, the Manna offers a great selection of Mediterranean vegan and vegetarian dishes, including some of the best cakes in North London.

Address: 4 Erskine Rd, Primrose Hill, NW3 3AJ,
Contact: 020 7722 8028


Tuesday – Friday:

12 noon – 3:00pm

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday:               

12 noon – 3:00pm

6:00pm – 10:00pm        

Sunday:                  

12 noon – 7:30pm      


South London:

222
The 222 Veggie and Vegan restaurant was voted one of the best vegetarian restaurants in 2010 by The Times and their reputation hasn’t wavered in the last 7 years. Run by the renowned chef Ben Asamani, who has been hugely influential in the vegan culinary scene of London for the last 15 years, the food at the 222 is creative, often exotic and absolutely thrilling in the mouth. His influences often vary, including Italian, Spanish and French styles of cooking, but his results are always unforgettable.

Address: 222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU

Contact: 020 7381 2322

Monday – Sunday:

Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm

Dinner:                  

5:30pm – 10:30pm        


Champor-Champor
The Champor-Champor is not exclusively vegan or vegetarian, but they are one of the best Thai-Malay restaurants in the city. Loosely translating to ‘mix and match’, the Champor offer and an exquisite selection of vegan dishes. With beautiful and authentic décor to match, this slice of the East in South London is a must for vegan foodies everywhere.

Address: 62 Weston Street, SE1 3QJ

Contact: 020 7403 4600

Monday – Friday:

Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm

Monday – Sunday:
Dinner:                  

6pm – 10:00pm        

 

 

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