Enjoy plant-based festivities at London’s top restaurants throughout November for World Vegan Month
Mildreds, across London
A vegetarian institution: Mildreds opened back in 1988 and paved the way for a now thriving panoply of plant-based restaurants in London. The trusted Soho stalwart is accompanied by outposts in Camden, King’s Cross and Dalston, all of which encompass Mildreds' warm spirit and colourful cuisine. This World Vegan Month, enjoy an autumnal menu spanning Sri Lankan curry with sweet potato and roasted lime cashews; gyoza dumplings and a warming wood roasted mushroom and ale pie. You can also take a slice of Mildreds home with you by purchasing its inspiring Vegan Cookbook.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
For chic interiors: Since opening in 2016, Farmacy has become one of Notting Hill’s greatest hits. The all-day destination restaurant serves globetrotting vegan and vegetarian dishes amid sleek, flower-filled interiors. The menu reels off chickpea pancakes, hearty earth bowls and spelt pizza with macadamia ‘cheese’, while you can perk up with a zingy superfood ‘syringe shot’ or unwind with an impressive list of sulphur-free biodynamic wines. It is the brainchild of heiress Camilla Fayed, who is proving herself as a businesswoman in her own right.
74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, farmacylondon.com
Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair
For fine dining: Ormer opulently stands in the basement of the historic five-star Flemings hotel in Mayfair and is the second outpost from Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin. In celebration of World Vegan Month, the British chef has created a fine dining feast of exquisite vegetable-centric dishes. Guests can also enjoy pairing wines, selected especially by Andreas Rosendal, or flag down the restaurant’s renowned champagne trolley.
From £65 per person for three courses; Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, London W1J 7BH
Wulf & Lamb, Chelsea
For vegan comfort food: Wulf & Lamb sits on Pavilion Road, one of our favourite mews streets in London. The casual all-day restaurant operates a 100% vegan menu, from fully-loaded burgers and burritos to a pulled jackfruit ‘Wulf Pie’.
Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP
For the Nordic touch: Michelin-starred Texture in Marylebone is helmed by Agnar Sverrisson. For World Vegan Day, the Icelandic chef places a signature Nordic spin on vegan cuisine, with a menu of red cabbage and barley cake; pickled and baked celeriac with trompette mushrooms and a warming rice pudding with clementine, cinnamon and chestnuts.
Indulge in a decadent 7-course tasting menu for £87 per person or go à la carte for £55 per person; 34 Portman Street, W1H 7BY
Essence Cuisine, Shoreditch
The trendy pitstop: Essence Cuisine is a sleek, pocket-sized eatery in Shoreditch, with a meat, dairy and gluten-free menu. During the day, it is a bustling take-out joint and in the evening, a laidback destination for razor-sharp vegan dishes and organic wines. To mark World Vegan Month, it has launched an oyster mushroom ceviche toastada, loaded with avocado and cashew nuts. Further highlights include a raw pad Thai and a generous nut cheese board.
94 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
The Town House, Kensington
For hunkering down: The Town House, the sumptuous and cosy restaurant within The Kensington hotel, has launched a new plant-based menu for World Vegan Month. Made using locally-sourced ingredients, menu highlights include chickpea Panisse (essentially a crispy chickpea chip) with raisins, tomatoes and plum wine tomatoes and a warming cardamom rice pudding with spiced poached pear.
The Kensington Hotel, 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5LP