16 Vegan Places to Book Now

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Charlotte Knight by | Posted on 1st November 2017
16 Vegan Places to Book Now

World Vegan Day on the 1st November kicks off a whole month of animal-friendly celebrations created in 1994 to raise awareness for the meat and dairy free lifestyle. With so many restaurants offering tempting options we created a list of the top 10 places to enjoy plant-based food; perfect for herbivores and those that want to take the veg pledge challenge for the month.

La Suite West: Afternoon Tea

The newly launched Nosh Garden Kitchen at La Suite West does a vegan Afternoon Tea with a selection of raw and plant based dining options. It has the classic set up of designer finger sandwiches, crusty home-made scones served with light and creamy whipped coconut cream and fresh strawberries, and of course, a selection of home-made pastries. The tea is accompanied by a bubbling glass of non-alcoholic fizz and a selection of fine JING Teas. www.lasuitewest.com

Foxlow: Don’t Tell Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor’s younger sibling going vegan might come as a surprise to some who see it primarily as a ‘meat’ restaurant but owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott and chefs Richard Turner and Lewis Hannaford were keen to add vegan dishes to the Foxlow menu after seeing how difficult they found it to find great vegan food. Foxlow’s vegan dishes include roast acorn squash pie with vegan gravy, spice-roasted cauliflower with chickpeas, wilted spinach and curried aubergine sauce, and an aubergine ‘steak’ with wild mushrooms, onions and vegan béarnaise. The best part is most of these dishes will be available beyond November. www.foxlow.co.uk
Flat Three: Seasonal Options

Acclaimed Holland Park restaurant, Flat Three, has low-key had a plant-based menu for a while but the dishes change often, sometimes even daily to make use of the freshest seasonal produce available. Head Chef Pavel Kanja is a genius when it comes to transforming humble vegetables into something extraordinary, with creations like Kabocha roasted with deonjang and black fig, and Scottish girolles, onion, sorrel and corn miso. www.flatthree.london
Bokan: Vegan with a View

Bōkan’s head chef, Aurélie Altemaire, has created a five-course vegan menu that is both experimental and versatile encouraging meat lovers to gladly go vegan all to be enjoyed 37 floors up with sweeping views of the iconic London skyline. Dishes include aubergine and piquillo peppers with roquette coulis and black olives, and roast celeriac, organic apples, toasted hazelnuts and sage from Bōkan’s very own garden. www.bokanlondon.co.uk
Coq D’argent: Fancy it French?

Located in the heart of London’s Square Mile and offering spectacular rooftop views, French restaurant Coq d’Argent will be serving an exclusive all vegan menu in celebration of World Vegan Month. Head Chef Damien Rigollet has created some special new dishes so throughout November guests can enjoy options like black truffle risotto and spiced vegetable couscous, plus a selection of handmade sorbets or a vanilla poached pineapple for dessert. www.coqdargent.co.uk
Flavour Bastard: Watch your Mouth

Executive Chef Pratap Chahal has created a ‘cuisine-agnostic’ menu, taking inspiration (and ingredients) from around the world to combine creative flavours and techniques. The menu is split into tiny and small plates designed to be shared, or those with a big appetite can be doubled up on favourite dishes. Options include miso and mango glazed aubergine with peanut crumble, chickpea salad with rose harissa, parsley and date syrup, and roast sweet potato, soy yoghurt, pomegranate and chilli popcorn. www.flavourbastard.com
Farmacy: ‘Nice Cream’ Sundae

All food served at Farmacy is already 100% plant-based and free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals so the new Peanut & Jelly Sundae will fit right in when it launches on World Vegan Day. With a smooth and ‘creamy’ texture, this melt in the mouth sundae will be made from layers of homemade peanut butter nice cream and jam sauce and topped with chunks of gluten free banana bread, caramelised bananas, peanut ‘cream’ and fresh blueberries. www.farmacylondon.com
Deliciously Ella: Plant Power

Deliciously Ella, otherwise known as Ella Mills, is always looking for ways to put an end to the myth that vegan food is tasteless and dull at her 3 locations. The concise, plant-based menu is available for lunch and dinner with curated Deliciously Ella bowls. The rotating seasonal menu will include chilli and Rustic Cornbread consisting of five bean chilli drizzled in garlic cashew cream, rustic cornbread and crunchy slaw. www.deliciouslyella.com

Young Vegans: Pie & Mash

Not only has Young Vegans, creators of the vegan-friendly classic British comfort food, just opened their first official residence in Camden but to celebrate World Vegan Day they have created a limited edition Mac & Cheese Pie. This indulgent winter warmer is joined on the menu by feature bestseller the Seitan & Ale Pie (homemade seitan cooked in a sweet ale beer) and the All Day Breakfast Pie (scrambled tofu, smoky baked beans, vegan sausages and caramelised onions). In the name of being inclusive, gluten free options will also be available. www.camdenmarket.com
Martello Hall & Canova Hall: Vegan Pizza Duo

Martello Hall in Hackney and Brixton’s recently launched Canova Hall are getting involved with vegan month by creating a cheese free pizza called Vegan Viking. While the cheese has been ceremoniously removed, the pizza certainly won’t be lacking in flavour with toppings of cashew cheese, smokey tomatoes and pistachio pesto, finished with red chillies, rocket, mint with a squeeze of lemon. www.martellohall.com www.canovahall.com

Tom’s Kitchen: Best of British

With plenty of vegetarian dishes already on the menu, Tom’s Kitchen has kept up the momentum with the addition of a vegan salad. The Squash, Shiitake Mushroom & Kale Salad comes with a delicious creamy coconut and cashew dressing and is made from ingredients sourced from UK-based suppliers and local producers. www.tomskitchen.co.uk
Pollen Street Social: Michelin-starred Vegan Menu

Jason Atherton’s original Michelin-starred restaurant, Pollen Street Social, had the first Michelin-starred vegan menu ever to be launched in London. With such a proud title vegans are assured a top dining experience; the vegan tasting menu consists of 8 courses made with fresh, seasonal produce. Dishes includes the likes of heritage tomato tartare, sesame, summer herbs, verjus granite and braised broccoli stem, lemon purée, toasted almonds & seaweed (subject to change and seasonality). www.pollenstreetsocial.com
Doughnut Time: Australian Take-Over

Australian doughnut brand, Doughnut Time, landed on our shores last month with a permanent venue in Shaftesbury Avenue that boasts a weekly rotating menu including gluten-free and vegan options available on request. They’ve pushed the boat especially for World Vegan Month with the special launch of a 4 x doughnuts pack of Vegan Doughnuts featuring Sia Later and Pump up the Jam. www.doughnuttime.co.uk

Theo Randall at the Intercontinental: Vegan Brunch

Award-winning Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the Intercontinental has created a special vegan brunch for guests following a plant-based diet. Choose from the a la carte and set menus with options of antipasto di verdure (marinated red peppers, farinata, swiss chard, fresh borlotti beans on bruschetta, Taggiasche olives and basil), minestone estivo (soup of fresh borlotti beans, swiss chard, plum tomatoes, celery, carrots and basil), and Risotto di zucchini Pomodoro (risotto with courgettes, San Marzano tomatoes and basil). www.TheoRandall.com
Tootoomoo: Pan-Asian Options

Normally Asian food can be a bit of a mine-field for vegans but pan-Asian restaurant group, Tootoomoo, have a whole ‘veggie menu’ that includes a high proportion of vegan dishes, such as Kappa maki (Futo maki rolls of cucumber and roasted mixed sesame seed, served with gari pickled ginger, soy and wasabi) and a lemongrass tofu stir-fry. Only available from Tootoomoo’s Whetstone, Crouch End, and Islington branches, and to take away from the Highgate branch. www.tootoomoo.co.uk

Tredwell’s: The Power of 5

Every Monday throughout November Head Chef at Tredwell’s, Chantelle Nicholson, and her team will be creating a special 5 course, vegan menu complete with matching vegan wines.  Chantelle has long championed plant-based cooking in the fine dining sector, and believes not enough chefs give plants the pride of place she thinks they deserve. Dishes include roasted cauliflower, saffron, cornichon, capers and lemon with triple cooked chips, and peanut butter pudding, dark chocolate sorbet. www.tredwells.com

 

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