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Nov 20, 2012 12:51 PM

Michelin Starred (or just great food), and Vegetarian Friendly, in London?

I'm going to be in London next week, mid-week (maybe Tuesday to Friday) and would like to check out some world-class restaurants. There are places in New York, like Per Se or Eleven Madison Park, that are quite vegetarian-friendly, even without advance notice, but are world-class in their own right. I'm also think of places like Arpege in Paris.

Are there comparable places in London? I don't want to go to a "vegetarian restaurant", but a world-class, Michelin-starred (preferable, but not required) restaurant, that ALSO does vegetarian food well.

What would be my best bets?

Bonus points if it's convenient to Canary Wharf, but not required.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. One addition: it would be helpful if this is a place that has good vegetarian options already, so that I don't need to call in advance. But if it's a place that can make adjustments with advance notice, that's OK too. (It's just that, with work, my schedule is a little up in the air.)

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    1. re: crimson212

      I'd consider Roganic.
      I had the standard 10 course tasting menu but I enjoyed the vegetable dishes the most.
      I'd happily have the vegetarian tasting menu if I went again.
      The food was superb and I'd go back in a heartbeat, finances permitting.

      1. re: Paprikaboy

        Roganic is fully booked for a long time in advance, but it's always worth a try.

    2. The world-class restaurants in London are often booked weeks, if not months, in advance. There are many in this category, and perhaps you can get a last minute booking. Lunch may be a more likely chance to eat at these starred places, so I hope that fits into your schedule. I'll let others give you some names to try.

      1. a lot of the michelin starred places do vegetarian tasting menus - in addition to roganic, the ledbury, marcus wareing and alyn williams spring to mind. the square, l'autre pied and pied a terre have also been mentionned on here as having good veggie menus, plus morgan m is usually name-checked.

        as zuriga says, you need to see who has availability as i think that may dictate where you end up.

        1. I've never been but I think Gauthier could fit the bill.