Where To Eat: Veganuary

Are you trying Veganuary this month? Ditch the washing up and dine out instead – here’s where to find the best vegan menus and mouthfuls in London for the meat-free initiative.

1 Comptoir Libanais


Comptoir Libanais are launching a special sharing menu to celebrate all things Veganuary. Priced at £19.95 for two to share, guests will be able to tuck into four starters, two mains and a dessert for less than £10 each.

Dishes include Beetroot Hommos – Smooth chickpea puree with tahina and beetroot, virgin olive oil, served with pita bread, Falafel – Chickpea & broad bean pate, coriander, parsley, garlic & peppers, served with tahina sauce, Freekeh – Smoked green wheat, wild rocket, vine tomato, spring onion, apple vinegar & mint dressing and Baba Ghanuj – Smoked aubergine, tahina & lemon juice with pomegranate seeds, served with pita bread for starters.

The sharing continues with the main courses with guests being able to enjoy the delicious Quinoa and Pumpkin Salad – Quinoa, chickpeas, vine tomato, fresh mint, topped roasted pumpkin, apple vinaigrette & pomegranate dressing and Aubergine Tagine – Baked baby aubergine in a rich tomato & chickpea sauce garnished with mint yoghurt.

For dessert guests will share Rose Coconut Mouhalabia Milk Pudding – A traditional Lebanese milk pudding flavoured with rose syrup and coconut and topped with toasted pistachios.

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2 Pollen Street Social


Jason Atherton’s original Michelin-starred restaurant, Pollen Street Social, doesn’t shy away from vegan food, and its vegan tasting menu was the first Michelin-starred vegan menu ever to be launched in London.

Using British grown, seasonal produce, the vegan tasting menu comes in at £75 for 8 courses, and includes the likes of Salted baked beetroot tartare, apple, sourdough croutons and herb salad and Braised broccoli stem, lemon purée, toasted almonds & seaweed (subject to change and seasonality). An accompanying organic wine flight is also available.

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3 Tootoomoo


Pan-Asian restaurant group, Tootoomoo, have a few things up their sleeve when it comes to their plant-based offering this January. Their exclusive ‘Veggie menu’ includes a high proportion of vegan dishes, such as Kappa maki (Futo maki rolls of cucumber and roasted mixed sesame seed, served with gari pickled ginger, soy and wasabi) and a Lemongrass tofu stir-fry.

The menu is available to eat-in or take away from Tootoomoo’s Whetstone, Crouch End, and Islington branches, and to take away from the Highgate branch.

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4 The Redemption Bar


Based in Shoreditch and in Notting Hill, Redemption Bar serves up all vegan, sugar-free and wheat-free food in a gorgeous setting – perfect for those Instagram moments. Voted one of the best vegan restaurants in London, the ethos of the Redemption Bar is firmly rooted in caring for the planet.

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5 Theo Randall at the InterContinental


Award-winning Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental is now offering a flavourful and varied vegan menu for guests following a plant-based diet. A la carte and set menus of two or three courses celebrate the simple yet robust flavours of Italian cooking, with seasonality at heart.

Each course offerings include one or more gluten-free options, often a rare find for vegans and vegetarians. Though situated at one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses, the menu is made up of the same simple rustic dishes Chef Theo Randall enjoys when he goes to Italy – unfussy yet utterly delicious, a million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat on Park Lane.

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6 The Vurger Co


The Vurger Co offers a mouth-watering 100% plant-based menu packed full of vegetable goodness without cutting out any of the indulgence. Serving up delights such as vurgers, chips and shakes including The Vurger Co’s Auburger, made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese, The Vurger Co is definitely a must visit for those wanting to get on the veganuary wagon without cutting out any of the hearty classic burger fulfilment.

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 7 Gillray’s


A first for the restaurant, Gillray’s has launched a three-course vegan set menu, available throughout January for only £29, including a refreshing mocktail. From Cauliflower Fritters and Butternut Squash and Chilli Salad, there’s plenty to devour. Indulge with Baked Red Onions, Pearl Barley and Kale Stew, before finishing the feast with treats such as Dark Chocolate Mousse and Seasonal Berries.

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