Best Vegetarian Dishes in London
With adopting a veggie lifestyle becoming progressively more popular around the UK and beyond, we've been hunting down a whole host of hand-picked, herbivorous hotspots, where you and your vegetable-loving troupe will tuck into some green gourmet grub. Gorgeous garden-fresh fare whipped up in innovative and exciting recipes, and inspired by different corners of the globe, you'll sample everything from Indian scrum to mouth-watering mezze. So veggies and vegans roll up, roll up as we map out for you all the best vegetarian dishes hidden around London Town.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Award-winning Indian restaurant retreat Cinnamon Kitchen captures the true taste of India and, within this majestic and atmospheric space, you'll sample some sumptuous snacks that scream authenticity. Promising inventive appetisers, gorgeous grilled grub and mighty mains that stick with you, this Eastern-inspired eatery will have your veggie needs satisfied. Start with the Quinoa, watermelon and pumpkin seed salad with feta crumble followed by the Spinach dumplings with tomato and fenugreek sauce on lemon rice for a lip-smacker you won't forget.
Humble Grape is a vegetarians delight. This industrial-inspired hangout is simply oozing with charm. Head down into this split-level venue and post yourself up on one of the rugged wooden pews before spending the afternoon grazing on vegetarian platters - think 'Moorish Beetroot, Roasted Butternut Squash, Skin-On Baba Ganoush, Salsa & Rocket.' Oh, and there's an exceptional selection or organic wines here too!
Hate having to make a decision when you're spoilt for choice? Well then head down to Hackney's most innovative and exciting restaurant, Pidgin. This modern British eatery serves up a weekly-changing, no-choice four course menu of ever-delectable dishes (vegetarian option available, of course). It's like being hosted for dinner - you don't have to worry about what's being rustled up, simply enjoy yourself.
Delivering a deeply delicious, mouth-watering menu of vegetarian and vegan chow, we're more than certain eco-friendly Gallery Café at St. Maragret's House will have you herbivores hooked. Proud to present locally sourced, seasonal ingredients of garden-fresh fare on a daily rota, expect healthy-happy grub that could even turn your most carnivore comrades vegan. For us personally, the Halloumi Wrap and the Homemade Vegan Burger brought the bang, while the veggie breakfast bites and handmade pizzas are top tasting winners.
The deliciously divine Dishoom Bombay Cafés have certainly sent the essence of authentic Indian cuisine to the Big Smoke as Londonites and tourists alike experience this flavoursome feast of the East. Like at most Indian eateries, vegetarian dishes are never amiss and from small plates and spicy salads to grilled grub and bangin' Biryani bites all within an elegant ambience, you'll be dunked in veggie heaven. We'd recommend the hearty Rajma-Chawal curry sided with a hefty helping of Kachumber or Raita.
Priding itself on the height of healthy organic living with its garden-fresh fare and superfood snacks, Tanya's Café is a vegetarian, charming Chelsea hidey-hole that guarantees to have you feeling well and truly detoxed. From sweet smoothies and scrumptious salads to fruit juices and innovative, international-inspired mains, Tanya's certainly makes for mega-nourishing nosh to tuck into. We loved both the Thai Curry Noodles of green curry kelp noodles, marinated veggies and kale salad, as well as the Buckwheat Gnocchi with rocket, sun-dried tomato salsa in a creamy garlic sauce.
From its elegant and elaborate facade to its swish, sombre-lit charm interior, The Three Crowns conveys a characterful, speakeasy atmosphere ideal to enjoy some quite exceptional eats. Partnered with The Cornwall Project, come expecting some of the farm-freshest produce the West Country has to offer as you devour the Root Vegetable Burger with Cornish gouda, piccalilli and chips sided with some Potato Crackling or Grilled Coleslaw.