One of Rasoi’s delicate desserts
As you may already know, London is flourishing as a culinary scene and, fortunately enough for the vegetarians among us, no one gets left behind. In terms of who will serve you what, however, there are some establishments who provide better vegetarian menus than others. We think these restaurants are more than worth pointing out, so here you are: a selection of the very best vegetarian Michelin star restaurants in London.
In the constantly evolving culinary scene in Fitzrovia, we have Marcus Eaves’ Pied à Terre – a sincere and professional restaurant that serves food that some consider perhaps a little too over-elaborate. Given that it’s a Michelin starred establishment, and rightly so, you’d hardly expect anything less, but from time to time it’s nice to see a little humanness introduced into the fray. That said, if you’re after a vegetarian restaurant just because you want to try good food, then you’re looking in the right place.
In Chelsea you’ll find Rasoi, a familiar name to the area that has held its Michelin star for 8 years. Traditional Indian cuisine it is not, for food that’s fastidiously prepared and carefully arranged will be put before you, so delicate in fact that you’d be forgiven for thinking some sort of ‘look don’t touch’ rule was in place. From a vegetarian point of view, expect the likes of coconut, curry leaf and asparagus samosas and wild mushroom khishdi.
Then, on the outskirts of Mayfair and just a few doors down from Sketch, there’s Alyn Williams’ culinary contribution to The Westbury hotel. The restaurant does beer particularly well, and is one of the few joints in town that pairs its beers with its food, but the vegetarian options are just as good. Veggies can pick and choose from their own tasting menus as well as the beers, should they like, and are just as well catered for as their meat-eating guests.
A mere plate’s throw from Alyn Williams is the culinary theatre experience known as Hibiscus. One of three two star restaurants on the list, Claude Bosi’s joint has a knack of bringing people back. The food here is weird and wonderful, but if you haven’t been before, then we’re not about to spoil the surprise by saying any more than that.
Smart and simple restaurant The Square is the second two star on the list, and boy does it deliver. Vegetarians are treated to their own separate menu, which is almost a shame, as meat-eaters have little idea for what they’re missing out on. For over seventeen years The Square has been among the best restaurants London has ever seen, and a restaurant with such a legacy is a very rare thing.
The Square’s Phil Howard also helped open Brett Graham’s restaurant The Ledbury, a little further afield in Notting Hill. A truly British restaurant, one of the few things against its favour is that it’s not cheap, but rather owns a price tag reflecting its two Michelin star status. That, however, hasn’t stopped it becoming one of London’s best rated restaurants.
If you’d like a better overview of the vegetarian dining options in the capital, take a look at our restaurant gift vouchers. Many of these experiences can be tailored for veggie diners – just get in touch to let us know.