Can the Meat: The Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in London

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There was a time in such a bygone era that compiling a list of vegetarian restaurants would have been a challenge. Add ‘gourmet’ to this list and the word challenge morphs into impossible.

Thankfully times and trends have changed in the capital to such an extent that some might say just including five in this list is now impossible. Vegetarian Marie Teather takes on her best challenge ever.

1 Manna

Manna is not only the oldest vegetarian in the capital, but also Europe. Before it was en vogue to be health conscious and to be aware of food’s social and economic consequences, Manna was serving gourmet vegetarian dishes that were way ahead of its time. Classics that can be enjoyed include leek and field mushroom strudel and marinated tempeh and oyster mushroom tempura.

4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ

020 7722 802

2 The Gate

The Gate first opened its doors to the London public in 1989 and ever since has established itself as a leader on the vegetarian scene. Its unique style of Indo-Iraqi-Jewish fusion has made dishes such as wild mushroom risotto cake and poached pear in spiced red wines firm favorites amongst vegetarians and carnivores alike.

51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QL

020 8748 6932

3 Mildreds Vegetarian Restaurant

Mildred’s may once have been regarded as a Soho institution, however its reputation now spreads across London. Its beautiful interior serves exception international vegetarian cuisine including Sri Lankan potato and cashew nut curry. They do not take bookings but to counter this there is a delightful bar that serves an excellent selection of organic wines.

45 Lexington Street, London , W1F 9AN

020 7494 1634

4 Zilli Greens

Aldo Zilli and vegetarian in the same sentence? Correct. Mr Zilli has hired one of the UK's leading vegetarian chef Enzo di Marino to mastermind an assault on the vegetarian senses. Signature dishes include couscous and soy burgers and tagliatelle porcini mushroom and white truffle oil.

41 Dean Street, Soho, 
London W1D 4PY

020 7734 3924

5 222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant

222 is exclusively vegan and combines delicious foods with an understanding that health is paramount for busy London lives. Established in 2004 by three vegan friends dishes include the vegan roast and oyster mushroom and spinach raclette.

222 North End Road
West Kensington,
London, W14 9NU

020 738 12322

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