Got yourself a hot date with someone who's plant-based and have no idea where to take them? Or, are you a couple looking for one of London's most romantic vegan restaurants? Well, well, well... do we have the guide for you. We’ve rounded up the city's top spots that’ll give you the perfect date night experience, including quirky curry houses, restaurants in railway arches and botanical beauties. Whether your romance is budding or it’s in full bloom, check out our recommendations for meat-free eats.
Offering a stunning selection of Peruvian and Italian infusions in Seven Dials, Monmouth Kitchen is a fantastic date night restaurant where you can tuck into grilled aubergine, slow-roasted Padron peppers and veggie tacos. With a steady flow of both vegan and meat dishes from its kitchen, the restaurant's food is perfectly complemented by its selection of stunning fine wines and signature cocktails, alongside its stylish decor; sun-soaked by day and romantic by night.
With a focus on sustainability, plant-based restaurant EDIT in Hackney serves up delicious tasting menus made from seasonal ingredients. The dishes are ever-changing, but past favourites have included smoked rainbow carrots, fermented barley with aubergine and an artisanal vegan cheeseboard. All these tasty plates are paired with local wines, beers, ciders and refreshing cocktails. As for the venue itself, expect beautiful botanical interiors and minimalist decor.
A gem in London’s vegan food scene, The Gate has two locations in Hammersmith and Islington, each offering a cool setting to tuck into innovative plant-based dishes. Paying homage to their Indo-Iraqi Jewish background, the two brothers behind this venture have created a unique menu that is sure to impress. Think Thai red curry, chipotle wild mushrooms, beetroot burgers and more, with brunch options if you swing by earlier in the day.
One of the best vegan restaurants in Central London, Mildred's in Soho, Dalston and beyond are known for hearty plant-based dining all day long. Think meat-free hoisin duck, spinach gyozas, sausage 'n' mash and much more, alongside tasty breakfast offerings like blueberry pancakes. The cocktails here are pretty special too, from a coriander bloody Mary to the lychee rose martini.
The best vegan-friendly date night restaurants in London? Nestled in the heart of Notting Hill, Farmacy boasts delicious, organic dishes that are so good you won’t even notice they’re animal-free. From their deliciously light pizzettes to start, to their classic chickpea and mushroom burger, the restaurant's selection of homely, hearty offerings are complemented perfectly by its pretty botanical decor and cosy atmosphere.
This swish restaurant places high-quality vegan cooking at its heart, with an all-day menu of classic comfort food that would blow the socks off any vegan and their omnivore counterparts. Make sure to try out their creamy lasagna that you won't believe is dairy-free, the classic Big Wulf burger or their chilli 'non' carne to see why Wulf & Lamb are a local Chelsea favourite. What's more, their £10.50 sharing plates make this one of the best cheap vegan restaurants in London for a date.
Fancy doing some fine dining at one of the best date restaurants with vegan options in London? An award-winning Japanese restaurant serving both vegan and meat delicacies, ROKA has earned its place as a top date night spot for its minimal decor and sublime sushi. Enjoy skewers hot off the robata grill, sushi rolls and tantalising tempura each presented on small plates that can spread across the table and shared, or not.