Vegetarian In Central London
|| Vegetarians and
vegans will find a large selection of restaurants and
a wealth of choice on the menu in Central London. Even
meat-eaters venture forth to enjoy some of the internationally
flavoured cuisine on offer.
If you’re looking for a truly wondrous selection
of cuisine head to the World Food Cafe [map],
Neal’s Yard Dining Room, Neal’s Yard. Don’t
be fooled by the name, this is one of London’s top
vegetarian restaurants that leaves the café culture
yapping at its heels. Try African platters or Mexican
chilli from World Food Café’s extensive menu.
It’s a real treat to find a veggie venue that has
so many varied and unusual dishes and this place is definitely
creeping up the list of top 10 restaurants in London for
vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Even though the name might not suggest it Woodlands
Marylebone Lane, is an Indian restaurant through and through
and what’s more it caters exclusively for vegetarians
who can sample spicy and authentic dishes inspired by
South Indian cuisine.
For a unique dining experience try The Place Below
St Mary-le Bow, Cheapside. This light and fresh café
and restaurant serves a range of healthy eating options
including roast red pepper, grilled aubergine, Halloumi
and fresh coriander, and grilled field mushroom, soy-roasted
tofu and rocket leaves. Chef and author Bill Sewell, who
has put his own stamp on the dishes, oversees the restaurant.
Staying in the city both The Greenery [map],
Cowcross Street, and Silks & Spice [map],
Northampton Road, are great eateries when you’re
looking for sanctuary away from the busy London streets.
One of London’s best kept secrets can be discovered
on Dean Street, which is home to The Red Veg Café
This little treasure has a menu of cuisine gathered from
across the world and promises a strict “no lentil”
policy. Increasing in popularity due to its commitment
to offer real veggie fast food, this is the perfect venue
for a quick lunch.
Hidden away in an adult learning centre at Queen Square, The Mary Ward Vegetarian Café [map] is definitely
a venue to check out. Like the centre of the same name,
the café offers a calm and friendly environment
alongside simple and filling cuisine.
Vegans will find a good selection of restaurants in Central
London offering menus that combine strong flavours with
For a great buffet style lunch check out the ever-popular Country Life [map],
Warwick Street. This self-service restaurant offers bowls
of unusual salads and dressings as well as organic fruit
and a range of tempting desserts including tofu cheesecake
and apple strudel.
Try a Turkish delight at Maoz Falafel Café [map],
Old Compton Street. Choose from the wide selection of
falafel on offer and eat in or take away. The coleslaw
and mayonnaise accompaniment isn’t vegan so request
your falafel without it.
Enjoy some of the best vegan desserts around with a visit
to Mildreds [map],
Lexington Street. Those with a sweet tooth will find a
menu of mouth-watering desserts, while those who prefer
savoury are still well catered for with a selection of
burgers and stir-fries.
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