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Top 8 Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurants in London

Picture of Alyssa Erspamer
Updated: 25 September 2018
Since the first vegetarian restaurant opened in England in 1966, the number of vegetarians in the UK has increased and the dining out offerings have improved. Our list of 10 great vegan and vegetarian restaurants in London is the perfect way to find a great meat-free meal in the capital.
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Vanilla Black

Restaurant, Vegetarian, European
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A dish at Vanilla Black | © Vanilla Black
If the fact that Vanilla Black is Michelin-recommended does not succeed in spiking your interest and appetite, then take a look at the menu, featuring plates such as brie ice cream and poached blackberries and double baked Ribblesdale pudding with a smoked croquette. These delectable dishes are products of a kitchen that entertains itself and its costumers with constant vegetarian experimentation.
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Mon:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ethos

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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ethos
Ethos | © Ethos

Ethos is new to the London food scene, armed with a freshness and buzz. In fact, despite having opened so recently, Ethos has wasted no time in creating a reputation for itself; it’s as popular with the weekday office crowd as on the weekend. Ethos is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, testament to its good character.

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Sun:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

The Gate

Restaurant, Vegetarian, European, $$$
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You should never judge overall quality based on appearance, but at The Gate, you would be correct in expecting a gourmet treat to accompany the artistically appealing dishes and interior. The items on this menu are reasonably priced for the high caliber of food and smart interior.

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Sun:
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mildreds

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Mildreds | © Mildreds
True to its Soho location, Mildreds combines the eclectic and the fun. With a no-booking policy, this spot is perennially full and bustling. Once you gain entry to the crowded restaurant, the options promise a culinary trip around the world. Aside from the danger of over-indulging, the menu, with organic ingredients wherever possible supplied from small businesses, ensures a guilt-free experience.
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Mon:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Woodlands

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Indian, $$$
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Tandoori Nan and Roti Selection | © Woodlands
Woodlands delights in creating exquisite vegetarian Indian dishes, as well as providing an entire vegan menu with dishes. Not only do the dining options appeal on the basis of quality, but they also have the attractive perk of being healthy; the majority of the dishes are made without butter and leave you pleasantly full.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Manna

Restaurant, Vegetarian, British, $$$
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Manna deserves a place in the vegetarian hall of fame, as it was the only vegetarian restaurant in England when it opened in 1966 and now boasts an entirely vegans selection. This change, as well as the growing amount of organic options, reflects Manna’s wholehearted commitment to embodying the most sustainable eating style possible. This restaurant seeks to disprove argument that vegetarian and vegan cuisine cannot achieve the gastronomic levels that are reached by non-vegetarian food.

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Tue - Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Itadakizen

Restaurant, Vegan, Japanese, $$$
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Itadaki Zen, King's Cross Road
Itadaki Zen, King's Cross Road | © Itadaki Zen

This original restaurant has established itself as a pioneer in sustainable cuisine, its avant-garde efforts seemingly signaling the way forward for other restaurants to follow. Itadaki Zen was the first vegan and organic Japanese restaurant in Europe, importing the healthy culinary traditions of the Far East, such as the focus on a balanced diet and preventative medicinal habits key to a healthy lifestyle. The restaurant opts for a lax and Zen-like ambience that places food at the centre of the experience.

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Mon:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

222 Veggie Vegan, North End Road

Restaurant, Vegan, British, $$$
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222 Veggie Vegan, North End Road
222 Veggie Vegan, North End Road | © 222 Veggie Vegan​

A centre for vegan cuisine in London, 222 Veggie Vegan is nevertheless most definitely worth the visit. The restaurant seeks to be as sustainable as possible in every area, with a menu of fresh dishes made to order containing a majority of low-fat and organic ingredients. If you seek a restaurant that dedicates itself completely to its menu, both in the preparation and the philosophy, then this is the place for you.

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Sun:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm