London is a flourishing culinary scene and, fortunately enough for the vegetarians among us, no one gets left behind. Thankfully, the world’s best chefs are turning their attention to the veggie and vegan dining scenes, which means there’s never been a better time to go green in the capital until now. So, with ‘a-plum’, we present to you our favourite (and the very best of) vegetarian Michelin star restaurants in London!
Work up an appetite walking through Hyde Park, and end your journey at The Greenhouse. The entrance to the tranquil two Michelin star French restaurant is lined with trees and foliage and the décor is reserved to create a welcoming atmosphere.
The head chef’s goal is to create balance and harmony within each dish, so there are plenty of options that don’t need meat to be amazing. If the occasion calls for seriously impressing your favourite veggie friends or relatives, only The Greenhouse will do.
On the outskirts of Mayfair, lies Alyn Williams’ culinary contribution to The Westbury hotel. The restaurant does beer particularly well and is one of only a handful of restaurants in town that pairs its food with beer! And the vegetarian options are just as good, with a dedicated vegetarian tasting menu consisting of dishes like “Roasted cauliflower, hazelnuts, Muscat grapes and black garlic.” Yuuuuuum! 😋
If you’re in the mood for French cuisine, then visit Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle. The City locale of the popular Galvin brother’s restaurants has introduced both a vegetarian tasting menu and vegan tasting menu.
Housed in the grand St. Botolph’s Hall in Spital Square, the restaurant’s classic dining room elevates the food further, with highlights including the “Quinoa & freekeh filled courgette flower, tomato jam, basil & pine nuts”. Recently, the Michelin-star duo shunned plastic straws too, in favour of biodegradable alternatives, in an increased effort to go greener in their restaurants.
Smart, simple and with a Michelin star, The Square has been serving sumptuous, classical cooking in London since 1991 – and boy, does it still pack a punch! Phil Howard’s departure, coming 25 years after its opening, saw the introduction of MARC Restaurant Group who’ve elevated The Square with contemporary appeal, while keeping its much-loved neighbourhood restaurant charm.
Here, again, vegetarians are treated to their own separate menu, which is almost a shame, as meat-eaters have no idea for what they’re missing out on. “Heritage courgette, smoked sabayon” and “st john’s wood honey, grapefruit and sweet potato” make up a tasting menu that champions small, artisanal suppliers. A restaurant with such a legacy is a very rare thing and The Square is still very much a tour de force on the London dining scene.
Naturally, Indian food is amazing for vegetarians and in London, we’re blessed with having one of the world’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurants, Tamarind. This is the place to go for vibrant flavour; innovative, seasonal dishes are authentically brought to life by Head Chef Peter Joseph and his team who cook wonderfully authentic North West Indian food in a traditional tandoor oven.
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