Eating Vegan in London Restaurants

Mad Hatter tea

With the undeniable rise in vegan lifestyle, these London restaurants are taking notice and creating vibrant and indulgent dishes for everyone.

Iconic Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea goes Vegan

The stylish Sanderson Hotel has crafted a delightful vegan version of their iconic Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. Savoury treats include a delicious Mushrooms duxelle and avocado sandwich and Confit courgette and cherry tomatoes in a bridge roll, while sweet delights include a Queen of Hearts pecan, chocolate and coconut cookie and Chocolate and pistachio Blue Caterpillar. Priced at £48, the tea can also be enjoyed with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne for £58, or a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé for £65. For more information: www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-sanderson-london/eat-drink/the-restaurant

Asia de Cuba

Vegan Brunch with flair at Asia de Cuba

Asia de Cuba has created a vegan brunch menu filled with unique and enticing flavours. Starters include the Beet Pica, baby gem lettuce, Spanish olives, currants, almonds, toasted coconut, avocado ceviche whilst main courses include the likes of Chipotle-glazed tofu, Asian greens, green papaya salad, malanga chips. Priced at £38, the brunch menu includes unlimited Mojitos, Bellinis or Bloody Marys, and at £70, guests can enjoy unlimited Laurent-Perrier Champagne. www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-st-martins-lane-london/eat-drink/asia-de-cuba

Blanchette Brick Lane

Delicious vegan menu at Blanchette Brick Lane

The super talented Chef Director Tam Storrar has added some delicious vegan dishes to his much-loved a la carte at Blanchette Brick Lane, the new Shoreditch outpost from brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik. These include Chickpea, Tomato and Winter Green Tagine with Rose Harissa (£6.75); Baked Spiced peppers with wild mushrooms and parsley (£7.50) and Salad of charred radicchio, lentil vinaigrette, pickled onion, herb and lemon mousse (£6.25). www.blanchettebricklane.co.uk

Vurger Co

Vurger Co

Launched on Saturday, The Vurger Co’s new site in Shoreditch is dishing out delicious and indulgent vegan burgers from 11.30am till late, 7 days a week. Started by vegan junkfood pioneers, Rachel Neil and Hugh Potts, this is the first permanent site from the duo, after a string of successful pop ups throughout London and at festivals last year. Their soul satisfying, yet indulgent burgers are loved by meat-eaters and vegans alike. Try one with a side of their creamy vegan mac’n’cheese – you won’t go wrong! http://www.thevurgerco.com/

Pollen Street Social Mushrooms

Pollen Street Social

Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred restaurant Pollen Street Social in Mayfair celebrates plant-based dining with an entirely vegan tasting menu, available for lunch and dinner throughout the week. This 9-course tasting menu is priced at £75 per head and can be accompanied by a matching wine flight. Using British seasonal ingredients, dishes include Salted baked beetroot tartare, apple, sourdough croutons and herb salad, and Woodland mushroom rice with braised white kombu and scallions. Guests can also choose individual dishes from the vegan A-La Carte menu with prices starting from £12. http://www.pollenstreetsocial.com/

Yeotown

Yeotown Kitchen

London’s first mindfulness café with a unique meditation station, serves up deliciously nutritious food with plenty of vegan options, organic coffees and specialty lattes, handmade custom smoothies and organic freshly pressed juices. In a serene environment, guests are invited to sip green juice, settle into a meditation pod, select a 5 to 7-minute guided mindfulness meditation, and emerge feeling refreshed and de-stressed. Yeotown Kitchen is an extension of the Devon-based wellness retreat Yeotown, co-founded by husband and wife team Mercedes Sieff, one of the UK’s leading vinyasa flow yoga teachers and positive psychology coach, and Simon Sieff, avid surfer and yogi. www.yeotown.com/blog/yeotown-kitchen-fuel-for-body-mind

Redemption Bar

Photo credit: Claire Menary

The Redemption Bar

Based in Shoreditch and in Notting Hill, Redemption Bar serves up all vegan, sugar-free and wheat-free food in a gorgeous setting. Their menu includes the delicious Buff Burger, a protein packed fibre-boosting shitake mushroom, black bean and ruby beet burger in a gluten-free bun with tomato, lettuce, and caramelised red onion marmalade – the perfect burger alternative for those on a vegan diet. Voted one of the best vegan restaurants in London, the ethos of the Redemption Bar is firmly rooted in caring for the planet. http://RedemptionBar.co.uk

Theo Randall at the InterContinental

Theo Randall at the InterContinental

Award-winning Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental is now offering a flavourful and varied vegan menu for guests following a plant-based diet. A la carte and set menus of two or three courses celebrate the simple yet robust flavours of Italian cooking, with seasonality at heart. Each course offerings include one or more gluten-free options, often a rare find for vegans and vegetarians. Though situated at one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses, the menu is made up of the same simple rustic dishes Chef Theo Randall enjoys when he goes to Italy – unfussy yet utterly delicious, a million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat on Park Lane. TheoRandall.com

Watermelon Cashew

Masque

At wilderness-to-table restaurant Masque, opened in Mumbai in September 2016, ingredients take centre stage. Chef-patron Prateek Sadhu and co-owner Aditi Dugar have travelled the length and breadth of the country exploring a different rural India to bring to focus the lost ingredients of the Himalayan belt. Their commitment to sustainability saw Masque ranked among the top 10 on Food Tank’s 2016 list of restaurant innovators in the world. Condé Nast Traveller India ranked Masque seventh on the Top Restaurant Awards 2017 list and named Prateek chef of the year. Currently on the 14-course Experience menu is Watermelon | Cashew, made with watermelon, ginger granita and cashew nut yogurt (pictured). This April, Prateek will bring a spicy taste of Masque to London as the guest chef at Carousel restaurant during a five-night residency. http://www.masquerestaurant.com/

London’s first vegan ‘fish and chips’

“The best family-run fish and chip shop in London” Sutton and Sons is selling a vegan “fish and chips” made with banana blossom, seaweed, and samphire. The dish is served with a vegan, egg-free tartare sauce. It costs £7.50 takeaway or £8.50 eat in.

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