Vegetarian (Friendly) Restaurants in London
From seasonal vegetable dishes and stunning pasta plates to top-notch tofu sushi and light lunch bites, the vegetarian revolution London certainly isn't new, but it sure is delicious and worth having a crack at. Be a lord of the land, make away with fish and meat this meal time (science says you may not need it after all) and check out our recommendations for the best vegetarian restaurants and dishes in London.
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Last updated on 23rd February 2018
Don't let The Old Ship fool you. While they may look like your average pub, they're also one of the best for vegan food in London. From vegan burgers to vegetarian alternatives, The Old Ship know what it means to go meat-free.
Many might think that a Michelin star restaurant in London isn't great on vegetarian options, but that's not the case for Pied à Terre. Boasting an elegant, vegetarian tasting menu, this is where delicate and stunning cuisine for the meat free can be found.
Fire and Stone has loads of vegetarian dishes for any discerning non-meat eater. Their pasta and salad dishes are an obvious choice, but feast on one of their global pizzas – inspired by cities from around the globe – and you’re in for a real treat.
Toting a selection of top vegetarian dishes in London, Drake and Morgan at King's Cross may not be exclusively meat-free, but it is churning out a top selection of options for those that are. From a halloumi burger and butternut squash ravioli to vegetarian sides, the menu is smaller than most, but ample in flavour.
Looking for a vegetarian restaurant in Covent Garden that has one of the best Indian inspired, meat-free menus in London? You've just found it. Boasting more dishes than most, enjoy everything from Kolkata beetroot chop to banana blossom sliders.
Make the most of a mezze if you're a vegetarian in London thanks to the delicious dose of plates at Levant. Hailed for their gilded and thematic interiors alongside globally renowned cocktails, the vegetarian menu at Levant is booming with tahini, pastries, falafel, deep fried pumpkin and more.
One of the best vegetarian friendly restaurants in London, Camino Bankside has no time to waste, supplying diners with their very own vegetarian menu to choose from. Noted for their Spanish tapas plates, head on down for something truly European in the heart of London.
A hidden gem when it comes to vegetarian food in London, Barsmith actually host more vegetarian and vegan options than most. From a foraged spinach pizza down to their 'very vegan' with artichoke and vegan mozarella, there's something for everyone.
If you're looking for vegetarian friendly dim sum in London, you've more than come to the right place. Join Ping Pong in Covent Garden for favourites the likes of their spicy vegetable dumpling, their potato and edamame cake and their spinach and mushroom dumpling.
Vegetarian dim sum in London, sometimes it's not the easiest to find; but with a stunning roster of plates and veggie selection, Courtesan are doing non-meat eaters just right. From grilled turnip cakes and vegetable spring rolls to Chinese broccoli dim sum, grab a bite of the Orient here.
Looking for tacos in London that don't come with the guilt of meat? Then why not join Cartel in Battersea for just that. Set alongside your tequila cocktails, enjoy the likes of roasted plantain and fried tofu tacos with sweet potatoes, corn and more.
There's something pretty special about the menu at Haunt in Stoke Newington. Entirely vegan and coming at you with jackfruit burgers alongside the likes of beer battered guacamole, it's never been so easy to be cruelty-free at this top dining spot.
Looking for a unique, vegetarian restaurant in London that not only provides on all foodie fronts, but offers something a little interesting to boot? Join Inamo Camden for some of the best in Eastern cuisine as you can tuck into spicy aubergine, meat-free sushi, tofu plates and more.
From a whole menu dedicated to meat-free sides to their garlic chilli paneer, there's no holding back on vegetarian food at Mint Leaf Lounge. Join them for sumptuous Indian plates in a slat-up, City of London setting.
When it comes to vegetarian meals in London, it's Indian dining that shines. One of the best places to see all of this, head on down to Cinnamon Bazaar as their meat-free dishes boast everything from samosa chaat down to a stunning, peanut covered aubergine plate.
Praise be for the best places to find a vegetarian roast dinner in London. Casual, cool and boasting all the best traits of a classic British pub, head on down to The Black Dog as you settle down on a Sunday for one of the best meat-free British plates in the bizz.
Blending all things British and Bengali, Calcutta Street is an Indian restaurant in Brixton where the vegetarian dishes shine. From cashew and poppy paneer down to semolina balls with spiced potato, these intimate dishes are heart warming and meat-free.
One of the most sophisticated locations for Indian dining in the city, Lokhandwala are giving you vegetarian fare with an upmarket and interesting twist. Join them for vegan drinks and smoothies, hearty cocktails, fine wine and Indian tapas the likes of wild tawa mushroom and their mish mash buns.
Rosa's Thai Cafe arrives in Brixton serves its range of traditional dishes to Brixton's hungry crowds. Having been created by a husband and wife that were inspired by their travels across Asia, the restaurant will take a handful of traditional recipes and subtly infuse them with modern flavours. With dishes like butternut red curry, vegetable spring rolls and plenty of tofu-based dishes, this restaurant is also perfect for vegetarians.
Although a meat-led restaurant, the Jones Family Project is a restaurant that pride themselves on their veggie offering. Not limited to a mere single plate, vegetarians have a hearty option of stunning and seasonal British plates alongside top notch cocktails.
Jack's may be an unassuming bar in Waterloo, but that doesn't mean they're not at the top of their game for vegetarian food in London. From vegan-led tacos with seitan pieces down to an infamous quinoa burger, it's actually the vegetarians that come up trumps at Jack's.
Catering to vegetarians in something that Dishoom in Shoreditch do all too well. A wonderland of unique interiors and style, Dishoom is not only one of the most beautiful restaurants in town, their vegetarian menu is substantial and delicious to boot.
One of the most infamous vegetarian friendly restaurants in London, it's The Gate that shines out bright on the dining scene. Popular in Seymour Place, not only is the menu entirely vegetarian, the dishes are seasonal and there's plenty of vegan options to go around.