Veganuary is in full force and every restaurant across London has been rustling up some seriously tempting offerings. From veggie haggis burgers slathered in rich fondue to spins on British classics, here’s 31 of our favourite restaurants offering Veganuary options this month.
If you’re a frequent Mayfair dweller or a plant-based enthusiast, you’ll know Ormer Mayfair, the highly ranked restaurant inside Flemings Mayfair, has been serving up a full vegetarian and vegan menu to its guests for some time now. Venture out into the beating heart of London and sample a dish or two at Ormer Mayfair. Expect to be munching through avocado salads, bundles of seasonal plates and an unmissable coconut semifreddo with granola and mango.
Where: Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
One vegan menu that’ll no doubt tempt you away from your meat and dairy cravings is Sexy Fish’s glorious vegan menu. Think full flavours, endless veggie tempuras and zingy dressings.
Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR, UK
Nearest station: Green Park (0.3 miles)
34 Mayfair ha waved goodbye to their elaborate bauble covered restaurant and welcomed an all new Veganuary menu of dreams. Tucked just off Grosvenor Square, you’ll find 34 Mayfair serving up wintry flavours like their Lebanese winter salad scattered with freekeh, pistachio and blood orange; miso glazed tofu with a green mango and herb salad; and spiced black beans with charred avocado, jalapeño and lime salad in a fried tortilla. Blooming marvellous!
Where: 34, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)
We heard that you’re RAW-ring to get down to M RAW Victoria for its victorious return in 2020. Championing all things ‘meatless’, their brand new menu will see you grazing on tofu tartare, a mixture of plum puree, jalapeño mayonnaise, shisho leaves and Japanese pickled cucumber; greens bowl, made with kale, wombok, quinoa, purple cabbage, hummus and lemon dress; and mushroom ramen.
Where: Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6SQ
Nearest station: St. James's Park (0.3 miles)
Race on over to French brasserie Balthazar and catch their Veganuary offerings. Start your evening with a soupe du jour before tucking into their extra special vegan cottage pie stuffed with chickpeas and lentils. If you’re looking for a sweet hit, try your hand at their rhubarb and berries coconut crumble with coconut yoghurt.
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
Pause. Can we all just appreciate how tempting the bloody roots burger at Mac & Wild looks? And, the best part? It’s available all year round!
If you’ve been reading The Handbook for a while now, you’ll know we love a bit of Mac & Wild but it’s usually for their meaty range. This January, we’re taking the leap of faith and targeting their vegan burg. It’s concocted of a Macsween veggie haggis patty, beetroot ketchup, vegan cheesy fondue, soyannaise, ripped parsley and dill salad, all stuffed inside a poppy seed bun. Wowee, we’re racing over to get our hands on one now…
You might know J Sheekey as one of London’s leading seafood restaurants but their Veganuary offerings might tempt you over for all things veggie. We’re currently lusting over their tofu, shitake and shiso gyozas with sweet chilli, yum.
Whoever said dining out when you’re vegan couldn’t be fun clearly wasn’t dining in London. Here proving this theory wrong is Circus in Covent Garden. Catch a show, enjoy a tipple and dive into their vegan menu of dreams – it’s also entirely gluten free too! You’ll want to get your hands on their dessert bento box bursting with blow torched pineapple carpaccio, saffron, chilli and strawberry, and rhubarb sorbet.
Where: 27-29 Endell Street, Westminster, London, WC2H 9BA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.1 miles)
Escape the heat of the city and venture out to Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, L’Ortolan. Tom Clarke and his talented team have created an exceptional vegan gourmand to tuck into as well as the option to enjoy their Sommelier’s fine selection of vegan wines. Each course is truly beautiful and will sure see you clogging up your Instafeed with pics.
While a steakhouse isn’t typically somewhere you’d expect to find mountains of vegan options, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar sure sails through with their three course plant-based menu running throughout January. You’ll be slurping up every last mouthful of your courgette spaghetti before indulging in their almond and chocolate mousse with crisp meringue shards.
Where: Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Waterloo (0.3 miles)
Psst. We’ve found a serious contender for the best vegan Indian street food in London and it’s nuzzled inside Patri Hammersmith. And, this Veganuary, they’re offering a special deal which includes two dishes and a large glass of vegan wine (or alcohol free drink for those partaking in Dry January too) for £20! Book here.
One restaurant that’ll no doubt leave your Insta followers jealous is No. Fifty Cheyne in Chelsea. To coincide with their elegant interiors and royal-esque roaring fireplaces, Head Chef Iain Smith has prepared a plant-based menu worthy of an award for its beauty alone. This January, indulge in grilled heritage carrot and courgette salads with cashew nut hummus; roasted cauliflower with garlic and caramelised onion quinoa; and finish with a rich cocoa chocolate mousse with berries and sorbet.
Dine Harlem style this Veganaury courtesy of Red Rooster Shoreditch. Nuzzled inside The Curtain, Red Rooster has launched a brand spanking new vegan burger. The mushroom-based patty helps add a meaty texture and the sriracha ketchup, kimchee cabbage, miso mayonnaise and crispy kale all pack in a punch.
Oh my gouda, you’re probably dreaming of a cheese slathered pizza but this January opt for Puttshack’s vegan vibes alternative topped with grilled courgettes, smoked olives, roasted peppers, vegan sheese and crushed spicy corn and herb dressing. Add in a round of crazy golf and you’re onto a winning combo!
Who said just because you’re skipping on the dairy this month doesn’t mean you can’t partake in something as quintessentially British as afternoon tea? Enter InterContinental London Park Lane and their spectacular plant-based take on the traditional afternoon treat. You can expect to be tucking into Tandoori spiced mushroom and piquello pepper mousse on charcoal bread and Heritage tomatoes and smoked aubergine puree on turmeric bread before polishing off Raspberry mousse on matcha shortbread, Chocolate banana cake and mountains of sultana scones. Delicious!
Available until Friday 31st January
Where: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)
Pack your bags because you’re headed on a sensory journey exploring the culinary world of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, with notes from Japan, China and India too when you step inside the newest addition to Berkeley Square, Amazónico. From roasted Peruvian pumpkin tacos to salted de quinoa con setas, you won’t to miss their flavour packed menu.
Enjoy 360 degree views of London’s iconic skyline this January as you tuck into Sky Garden’s Veganuary offerings. Over in the Darwin Brasserie, you’ll be dining sky-high on roasted root vegetable Shepherd’s pie; harissa baked aubergine; and winter vegetable taste tatin. While at Fenchurch Restaurant, indulge in a decadent five or seven-course tasting menu, designed to be shared.
Where: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 8AF, UK
Nearest station: Monument (0.2 miles)
When The Birley Clubs get involved in Veganuary you know it’s going to be good. Launching for the first time this January at George, indulge in roasted cauliflower steaks, heritage carrots with vegan nut cheese and roasted pumpkin with pickled butternut squash. The fresh juices on offer will also give you the zing of energy you need.
Delight in the quintessentially British staple this Veganuary courtesy of Covent Garden Hotel. Served inside Brasserie Max or the Drawing Room, the hotel recently launched its vegan version of the British classic and it’s seriously tempting. Catch a bite this Veganuary.
Where: 10 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
ROBATA isn’t all just about its hay flamed beef fillet or wood flamed Iberico pork pluma. Oh, no, this Veganuary you can still get your robata grill fix without the meat. Dive into corn on the cob, asparagus and king oyster mushroom robata skewers, homemade kimchi gyoza and tempting padron peppers.
Hearty roasted chestnut and celeriac soup? Check. Warming winter vegetable stew? Double check. Percy and Founders has you covered for all things nourishing this Veganuary. Those who’ve opted to partake in Dry January too, try your hand at their selection of mindful cocktails made with LemonAid and ChariTea.
The wonderful folk at Roast have launched a few Veganuary options that’ll no doubt tempt you down this month. Head Chef Matt Bishop has been working hard to create some powerful flavours like their ‘THIS isn’t chicken’ vindaloo and a Cheltenham beetroot tartlet with pine nuts and bitter leaves, delicious.
Nuzzled within Jak’s Mayfair you’ll find an eccentric townhouse home to four floors of fun. Wander upstairs where you’ll find their restaurant and bar serving up delightful vegan and vegetarian dishes to try this Veganuary. A crowd pleaser is their stuffed aubergine with tomato and basil, with your choice of two sides.
White Rabbit lovers, follow us over to Mews Of Mayfair as we dive into their glorious pizza creations. Mews of Mayfair has teamed up with White Rabbit to help satisfy all of your pizza cravings. Expect to be tucking into charred broccoli, roasted beetroot, baby marrow, tomato and vegan cheese pizzas, and pair it with a gluten free vegan beer. Lovely!
You’ll find The Piano Works rustling up some real British classics this Veganuary. Feast on everything from flaky tofu fish and chips and a heart vegan Shepherd’s pie to help you bare the cold weather.
One restaurant that’s playing its part in reducing the over-consumption of meat is the Bell & Whistle nuzzled inside the all-new hotel nhow London. So expect to be feasting through white bean ragout with curly kale and oyster mushroom ‘ribs’, fried cauliflower with spinach, dhal and mild korma sauce, and marinated daikon with shiitake dash and shizo. Y’all won’t regret it.
Wowee! Nobu London has launched its first ever plant-based bento box and it’s seriously tempting. In honour of Veganuary, they’re also giving away a free dessert with every bento box throughout the month of January! Perfect for a quick lunch stop-off.
Where: Nobu London, Old Park Lane, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.3 miles)
Hooray! Your favourite rooftop hideout and terrace bar The Aviary is hosting daily specials throughout the month of January. Expect to be munching your way through smoked beetroot and quinoa salads; Ras et hanout spiced cauliflower with hummus, pomegranate dressing and smoked almond dukkah; and one bite on their avocado and dark chocolate mousse with walnut truffle and mango sorbet will leave you dreaming of more.
Where: 10th Floor Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)
Seven course vegan tasting menu? Oh, go on then! Baluchi at The LaLiT London is pulling out all of the stops this Veganuary with a twist on pan-Indian dining. Indulge on tandoori celeriac with mint chutney, burnt apple gel, masala seeds, gun powder and coconut foam.
When dining mediaeval style, you immediately think of platters of meat, pate and cheese. But, here to appease your thoughts is The Medieval Banquet and their vegan offerings. Expect to be feasting on panache of beetroot and sweet potato salad with fresh chives and extra virgin olive oil; roasted butternut squash bursting with a root vegetable and butterbean cassoulet; and fresh fruit salad and sorbet. Lovely.
Where: Ivory Vaults Ivory House St Katharine Docks London, E1W 1BP
Nearest station: Tower Hill (0.4 miles)
Our favourite arty hotel has been busy creating a feast for any Veganuary partakers this month. Nuzzled inside Bankside Hotel, you’ll find ArtYard Bankside serving up fresh, seasonal and healthy alternatives, as well as seriously tempting vegan cocktails that might see you wave goodbye to your Dry January detox…
Where: Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection, Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, London, UK
Nearest station: London Blackfriars (0.3 miles)
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