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[London] Top restaurants with good selections of veg dishes?

membla Dec 4, 2010 04:29 PM

I'm planning a trip to London and as I'm be bringing my girlfriend who is a vegetarian I would love to get some tips on some great places that have a healthy selection of vegetarian food as well. I have so far found the Greenhouse which looks like a perfect option for us! - Any others you could recommend? Thank you!

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    brokentelephone Dec 10, 2010 02:44 AM


    I haven't ever been but I bet you girlfriend would go mental for Saf (2 locations: 1 in Shoreditch, and the other in Whole Foods Kensington).

    It's almost a raw restaurant, but apparently very inventive http://www.safrestaurant.co.uk/

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    1. re: brokentelephone
      t_g Dec 10, 2010 07:35 AM

      i have been... it's ok. obv places like the ledbury are way way way way better

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      lacemaker Dec 8, 2010 08:05 AM

      I believe Pied a' Terre and Tom Aiken both have vegetarian tasting menus, though we were pretty disappointed with the carnivorous version at Tom Aiken.

      I've likewise had the meat-eating version of Morgan M's tasting menu and found it excellent...

      London as a whole is very vegetarian-friendly - it's extremely rare to find a top or even mid-level restaurant that doesn't have at least one worthwhile vegetarian option for each course.

      1. abby d Dec 6, 2010 05:09 AM

        a friend recommended morgan m to me when i was looking for a veggie tasting menu. it looks nice but i've not been yet (we ended up at texture - very good)


        i don't know the greenhouse so can't comment, sorry. they have some good deals and decent feedback here: http://www.london-eating.co.uk/460.htm

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          membla Dec 6, 2010 02:24 AM

          Thank you all for this help! Do you consider The Greenhouse worth a visit as well?

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          1. re: membla
            Al Toon Dec 6, 2010 08:59 AM

            The Greenhouse is co-owned by Nigel Platts-Martin who is also behind The Ledbury, The Square, Chez Bruce and La Trompette. I very much doubt you would be disappointed at any of them.

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            Al Toon Dec 5, 2010 10:16 AM

            Roussillon in Pimlico has always been renowned for its vegetarian options and even has an eight course veg tasting menu. Although the head chef changed a good few months ago, recent reviews in the press have remained excellent.

            1. limster Dec 5, 2010 03:46 AM

              Indian Zing for excellent Maharastrian, Quilon for Keralan.

              1. zuriga1 Dec 5, 2010 03:30 AM

                If you want an Indian meal, I think all good restaurants will have lots of vegetarian choices, but of course check ahead.

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                  Steve_K Dec 5, 2010 12:27 AM

                  Both The Ledbury(**) and Texture Restaurant(*) spring to mind.

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                  1. re: Steve_K
                    Nancy S. Dec 5, 2010 04:46 AM

                    The Ledbury and Texture are two of my favorite restaurants in London and both have fabulous menus for vegetarians.

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                    t_g Dec 5, 2010 12:16 AM

                    the ledbury has a vege tasting menu iirc?

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