With the ever-increasing popularity of Veganuary and increased demand for healthy alternatives, a growing number of restaurants are out to prove that plant-based dining needn’t be dull. From tasting menus to burgers via afternoon tea, these London restaurants with vegan menus are enough to tempt even the most carnivorous of diners to try something different.
Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar Book Gillray’s
3-course vegan menu and a cocktail £28
Yes, a steakhouse is the last place you’d look for a vegan menu. But you really can have the best of both worlds at Gillray’s, where the 3-course vegan menu features a vegan Scotch egg with bubble and squeak, buck wheat risotto with pumpkin puree, and dark chocolate mousse with winter berries.
Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel Book Café Forty One
Vegan afternoon tea with a glass of non-alcoholic fizz £35
One of the most renowned vegan restaurants in London, Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel adds vegan touches to an array of international flavours, and is also the first vegan French pâtisserie in London. The French Patisserie Afternoon Tea is an alternative to the great British tradition, with artisan sandwiches joined by scones and coconut cream, and a choice of non-alcoholic fizz, teas, juices and mocktails.
Pisqu Book Pisqu
Vegan a la carte
Serving up authentic Peruvian cooking in a minimalist setting, the Pisqu menu is packed with only quality, healthy and natural ingredients. Their vegan menu is no different, and include dishes like grilled mixed vegetables in Pachamanca Andean huacatay sauce, white quinoa with aji limo sauce, purple potato and avocado, and an Amazonian superfruit sorbet.
OXO Tower Restaurant Book OXO Tower
Vegan afternoon tea £35, or £45 with a glass of vegan prosecco
An icon on London’s South Bank, OXO Tower has added vegan afternoon tea to its impressive repertoire. Served with a glass of vegan prosecco, menu highlights include a range of finger sandwiches, a chestnut and mushroom ‘sausage roll’ and a coconut and pineapple cake to finish.
CRAFT Book CRAFT
3-course Vegan tasting menu & a cocktail £35 or 6 courses £55
From renowned restaurateur Stevie Parle, Craft is an innovative Greenwich restaurant with views of the Thames. The vegan tasting menu is every bit is creative as the other menus, with the lieks of BBQ Hispi with Craft miso, golden syrup and apple, and rapeseed oil cake with dill sorbet on offer.
Haché Book Haché
Haché are out to make sure burger restaurants are no longer a no-go zone for vegans. As well as small plates and salads, the vegan menu is home to the Secret Garden burger, loaded with panko-crusted Portobello mushroom, spicy peanut sauce, crispy kale and avocado on a toasted ciabatta bun.
Sicily da Scalzo Book Sicily da Scalzo
A buzzing Italian restaurant in London’s Belgravia, Sicily da Scalzo showcases irresistible Mediterranean flavours in 4 different dining areas spread over 2 floors. Their vegan menu brings a different approach to classic dishes, including a vegan pizza and vegan spaghetti with roasted pepper and tomato sauce topped with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Foxlow Book Foxlow
2-course vegan menu £13
Sister restaurant to steak favourites Hawksmoor, Foxlow is not somewhere you’d expect to find a vegan menu. But they’ve surprised us all with a set menu that features smashed sweet potato and dukkah, and avocado, chilli and lime on toast.