Having spent two years living in London, it seems high time I share with you my favourite vegetarian and vegan eats from the city that does internationally inspired dining best. Whether you’re looking for elegance or something less expensive, London has it all. Plus these flavour filled menus are sure to impress even the most skeptical of family and friends.
From the streets of Osaka to the heart of Brixton village comes this all time favourite Japanese restaurant. Okan’s signature dish is Okonomi-yaki – the savoury pancake made with a base of cabbage and egg, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll add your favourite toppings such as kimchi, cheese and tofu then top it all off with Japans famous mayo and okonomi-yaki sauce. Best washed down with sake or an Asahi.
Whoever said “If you’re a vegetarian – go! If you’re a vegan – go! If you like food – go! Mildreds is like a home from home” said it best! For a wide variety of dishes full of flavour and low on attitude, Mildred’s is the place to eat. They have British classics and international mains for a very reasonable £12 each.
Classic British cuisine is at its cheapest in this widespread chain pub. Don’t let the prices fool you though, Wetherspoon’s has some seriously good value meals. For around £10 – 15 you can enjoy a hearty dish such as a vegetarian curry or burger including a drink.
For something a little more special make a reservation at The Gate – London’s gourmet vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Established in 1989, they now have three locations around town and despite definitely being on the fine dining end of the scale, their prices are surprisingly down to earth.
Sometimes you just need a burger and at times like these, Honest Burger has you covered. At last visit there was only one vegetarian option on the menu, but the tangy coriander and yogurt drenched fritter burger is delicious – not to mention the must-eat rosemary salted thick cut chips.