• Sasha Huang

The Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in London

LONDON


As one of the oldest yet most metropolitan cities, London is at the forefront of all things culinary. The possibility for a gastronomic experience is endless. From innovative French cuisine to traditional Ethiopian menus, and the ever-expanding collection of gourmet plant-based restaurants, the city has it all.


Here, we have collected six vegetarian and vegan fine-dining restaurants in London for an unforgettable meat-free culinary journey.


Mildreds
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Mildreds, Covent Garden


At the heart of Covent Garden, Mildreds' coral pink exterior glows from the soft golden lights, welcoming you into its pastel blue interiors. The story of Mildreds began with founders Jane Muir and Diane Thomas wanting to contemporise and internationalise vegetarian restaurants in 1988. Fast forward to today, Mildreds is a 100% plant-based restaurant that offers a wide range of colourful, flavourful and healthy dishes in six locations across London. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon with friends, a fancy romantic dinner with a loved one, or simply watch the lively pedestrians through the tall glass window. The white chocolate tiramisu is a must-try!


Address: 79 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AA, United Kingdom | Website: mildreds.co.uk | Phone: +44 20 8066 8393 | Email: hello@mildreds.co.uk | Instagram: @mildredsrestaurants | Facebook: @mildredsrestaurant | Twitter: @mildredslondon


Plates London
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Plates London, Hackney


Plates London was started by siblings Kirk and Keeley Haworth, now the restaurant's chef and creative director, respectively. Striving to push the boundary of gourmet dining, the plant-based restaurant is no stranger to innovating and creating new gastronomic dishes through the careful craftsmanship of traditional training and contemporary techniques. With a seasonal and delicately crafted five-course menu with a number of refreshing cocktail options, the humble restaurant in Dalston is ready to give you an unforgettable premium plant-based dining experience.


Address: 538 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 4AH, United Kingdom | Website: plates-london.com | Phone: +44 20 7096 1307 | Email: hello@plates-london.com | Instagram: @plates_london | Facebook: @platesfood


Farmacy
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Farmacy, Notting Hill


Tucked away in a corner of the pretty neighbourhood of Notting Hill, Farmacy sits elegantly in ivory white and bright green. Founded by Camilla Fayed with the belief in ‘eating as nature intended’, the vegan restaurant has its own farm in Kent's countryside. Today, Farmacy is known for its innovative vegan cuisines and support for local, organic and biodynamic farming to ensure the utmost balance between nature and consumer.


Address: 74-76 Westbourne Grove W2 5SH London, United Kingdom | Website: farmacylondon.com | Phone: +44 20 7221 0705 | Email: nottinghill@farmacylondon.com | Instagram: @farmacyuk | Facebook: @Farmacyuk


The Gate
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The Gate, Islington


The Gate welcomes you with flavourful vegetarian and vegan dishes. Setting out on an endeavour to recreate the diverse tastes of their childhood around Arabic, Indian and Jewish cuisines, Michael and Adrian Daniel established the plant-based restaurant that is so well known and loved today. Enjoy a refined vegetarian and vegan dining experience in the cosy wooden interiors.


Address: 370 St John St, London EC1V 4NN, United Kingdom | Website: thegaterestaurants.com | Phone: +44 20 7833 0401| Email: hello@thegaterestaurants.com | Instagram: @gaterestaurant | Facebook: @TheGateVeg | Twitter: @GateRestaurant


Bubala
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Bubala, Spitalfields


The vegetarian and vegan restaurant Bubala got its name from Yiddish, meaning darling, a term that could describe how the restaurant treats its food. Offering a variety of Middle Eastern dishes, Bubala recreates traditional dishes with bold colours, flavours and, of course, fresh vegetables. Here, order a natural wine or homemade sparkling Gazoz to pair with healthy plant-based dishes!


Address: 65 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6BD, United Kingdom | Website: bubala.co.uk | Email: reservations@bubala.co.uk | Instagram: @bubala_london | Facebook: @BubalaLondon


Gauthier Soho
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Gauthier, Soho


In the magnificent Regency townhouse of London, Gauthier Soho is a vegan restaurant not to be missed. Founded by multi-award-winning French chef Alexis Gauthier, this Soho restaurant reopened in June 2021 with a completely vegan menu. Gauthier has redefined French gastronomy through his innovative, contemporary and, of course, 100% plant-based dishes.


Address: 21 Romilly Street, W1D 5AF, United Kingdom | Website: gauthiersoho.co.uk | Phone: +44 20 7494 3111 | Email: info@gauthiersoho.co.uk | Instagram: @gauthierinsoho | Facebook: @gauthiersoho | Twitter: @GauthierSoho


Holy Carrot
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Holy Carrot, Knightsbridge


At Holy Carrot, it is all about veggies! The plant-based restaurant invites you to a gastronomic journey of vegetarian and vegan dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal produce. Have a relaxing and mindful dining experience in Knightsbridge and try their famous ‘seafood’ platter complete with a refreshing cocktail.


Address: Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0LH, United Kingdom | Website: holycarrot.co.uk | Phone: +44 203897 0404 | Email: info@holycarrot.rest | Instagram: @holycarrotrestaurant| Facebook: @HolyCarrotLondon


Mallow
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Mallow, Southwark


At the heart of London's bustling Borough Market, sits Mallow, a 100% plant-based restaurant that serves seasonal and sustainable dishes inspired by a wide range of cuisines. Its name is inspired by a native British "miracle" plant that is entirely edible, symbolising the restaurant's aim to produce minimal waste and source ingredients from local, sustainable businesses. Mallow is also Borough Market’s first fully plant-based restaurant!


Address: 1 Cathedral Street, London, United Kingdom | Website: mallowlondon.com | Phone: +44 20 7846 8785 | Email: hello@mallowlondon.com | Instagram: @mallowlondon | Facebook: @mallowlondon