3 of the best London Vegan Restaurants to dine at now
Disappointed that we are coming to the end of Veganuary? Don’t worry – we’ve scouted out some of the best vegan restaurant menu’s all around London and the UK to keep you on track even longer! So whether you’re new to the vegan scene or already an experienced plant based diner these restaurants are for you…
WHERE IT IS? Comptoir Libanais have restuarants located all around London and the UK, we visited the Gloucester Road branch.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Comptoir have launched a new vegan menu especially for veganuary, however some of the dishes will still be found even after January has finished (phew!)
The menu is served as a mezze style mix with the starters arriving on small plates to share between your group. Our favourite dishes for the starter were the warm falafel (£4.75); a vegan protein dish which was filled with chickpeas, broad beans, coriander, parsley, garlic and pepper and a side of tahini sauce and the Freekeh dish (£4.50); A small plate of smoked green wheat, wild rocket, vine tomatoes and spring onion in a delicious apple vinegar and mint dressing.
The main courses of the vegan menu were delivered on much bigger plates and were difficult to finish. You certainly won’t go hungry!
The Aubergine Tagine (£9.50) was a flavoursome tomato and chickpea dish with baked aubergine and topped with pomegranate seeds and was definitely our recommendation out of the two. Accompanying the tagine was a quinoa salad made specifically for the vegan menu with chickpeas, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves which felt light yet filling.
The price of Comptoir Libanais is very affordable starting at just £2.25 for some of the mezze’s options and with a broad, fresh array of ingredients in the food the menu is sure to have something to tickle your tastebuds.
WHERE IS IT? Wagamama’s is definitely not a restaurant you’re probably unfamiliar with as they are dotted all around the Country, however they have recently launched their brand new vegan menu and I headed down to the Canary Wharf branch to try it.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
The new vegan menu has a lot of the signature favourites from Wagamama’s original menu except made plant based. Yes, so that means we can FINALLY enjoy the Katsu curry (£9.75) along with the other dishes that are now filled with the plant based protein source, tofu.
My original favourites: The edamame beans with chilli salt (£4.50) are still there along with the tenderstem broccoli and bok choi (£4.50) stir-fried in a garlic and soy sauce. Definitely my recommendation to start with!
Even the dessert has been made vegan (applauses!) We tried the pink guava and passion fruit sorbet (£4.25) and were blown away at how delicious it was. Even though we felt full and satisfied from the Katsu Curry we were told by our waiter that the this morish dessert was not one to miss… and he was right! The flavours are fresh with the pink guava and passion fruit sorbet sweetening then lemon and lime sorbet (pictured below). My advice? Order them both!
WHERE IS IT? All around the South Coast. I headed into the branch in Whitechapel to trial The Stables vegan menu.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
A large selection of vegan pizza’s baked fresh to order with gluten free options available for bases.