Hello Veganuary 2020

Veganuary conquered restaurant menus with a bang this year – hello 2020! They’ve met the rising demand for more plant based options by creating lots of delicious, new dishes. I honestly never thought I’d see this much choice for vegans – what a time to be alive! I’ve rounded up some of the hottest new…

Kalifornia Kitchen

Instagram chic Kalifornia Kitchen resembles what you can imagine a hipster, vegan cafe in California to look like with aesthetics being a priority here. The popping pink, wall quotes and flower walls are a dream for diners looking for photo opps for the gram.   From the get go, I had a good gut feeling…

Vegan friendly restaurants for group meals

Are you trying Veganuary or reducing meat foods this year? With the rise in the number of people reducing meat in their diets, restaurants have become more creative and adapted their menus. Here’s a round up of some restaurants in London that surprisingly offer delicious vegan friendly dishes. It’s important to me to find restaurants…

Top Veggie Restaurants

With the rise of social media bombarding us with images of perfect bodies and superfoods, it’s no wonder #newyearnewme and #cleaneating are viciously trending. Clean eating seems to be here to stay, on Instagram and in real life and I’m glad! Another thing that’s on the up is the number of people becoming vegetarian, vegan…

Asia de Cuba

I went to Asia de Cuba recently for my sisters’ birthday lunch and we had a fantastic time! The chic restaurant, located in the lavish St Martins Hotel, is well know for its memorable, retro decor and flavourful food. Being a book worm, I especially loved the colourful book case in the centre of the restaurant….

The Gilbert Scott

Lavish decor, a grand dining hall and sophisticated, vibrant food are just a few of the many great qualities The Gilbert Scott can boast of. I enjoyed a lovely evening here recently, including a kitchen tour and a contemporary English meal, at the restaurant in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.   It was great to…

Farmacy

Detoxifying, immune boosting, alkalising, liver cleansing – you know you’re in for some sort of healthy spin just from a quick skim of Farmacy’s extensive menu! The trendy, plant based restaurant in Notting Hill serves up a great range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, free from refined sugars, dairy, additives and chemicals. And annoyingly reservations….

The Gate

Vegetarian food is not typically associated with fine dining, however the number of vegetarian or vegan eateries serving up high quality food paired with the popularity of health conscious lifestyles is trending. The Gate is one of the most well known veggie restaurants in London featuring a menu of varied flavours inspired by French and Italian cuisines. Overall good food and it’s always fun to dine at a restaurant where you can eat everything on the menu. Great service overall but a few dishes were mediocre and overpriced.

Rating: 7/10
Reservations: Online via the website
Location: Islington. Closest station – Angel
Perfect for: a catch up with family/friends, date night, special occasion

Foley’s

This is one spice trail you need to follow! Mitz Vora, former sous chef at The Palomar, has created an exciting menu of street food inspired dishes from all over the world. Foley’s in Fitzrovia is a party of flavours with artistically presented food and pops of colour. Great vegetarian selection. My highlights were the peanut crackers, sweet potato fritters, aubergine and baklava cheesecake. The service was excellent throughout the meal – our waiter was super friendly and helpful. Foley’s officially opens 1st July.

Rating: 8/10
Reservations: Can book online via the website
Location: Fitzrovia

Balls & Company

A unique restaurant which has successfully made the casual meatball an elegant and playful dish. Delicious rich flavours and fantastic service. Although there is only one type of veggie meatball, all the sauce options are vegetarian and the vast selection of veggie sides/specials will not leave you going hungry. The dishes do look small but everything was surprisingly filling. I would recommend everything I had. I’m already planning my next visit to try the rest of the menu!

Reservations: No reservations unless it is in the evening for 8 or more people. Email info@ballsandcompany.london
Location: Greek Street, Soho. Closest tube stations: Tottenham Court Road or Oxford Circus.
Perfect for: Dinner with friends, date night.
Rating: 8/10