With a rising trend in all thing health and wellbeing; restaurants and cafes across the city have been getting creative with full and flavoursome Vegetarian and Vegan dishes. From spicy tagines, to fragrant pastas and extravagant salads, there’s something for everyone.
So whether you’re looking for a new meat-free Monday spot or just fancy trying something beyond your usual favourite, discover a host of mouth-watering vegetarian dishes from London’s culinary hotspot, Regent Street.
15 New Burlington Place, W1S 2HX
A restaurant renowned for its authentic and elegant Italian cuisine, Frescobaldi’s homemade pasta dishes are unrivalled. Yet, the Risotto served with asparagus, parsley and fragrant truffle (£28) steals the crown as our favourite vegetarian dish on Frescobaldi’s menu; sophisticated and packed with flavour, it’s simply delicious.
The burrata, served with asparagus, peas, mint and crispy radishes (£17) is also a hero dish for vegetarians. The peas and mint add an extra zing, whilst the crispy radishes harmonise perfectly against the melt-in-the-mouth texture of the burrata. Heavenly.
Heddon Street Kitchen
3-9 Heddon Street, W1B 4BE
A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen serve a choice of two gorgeous flatbreads; one with butternut squash, mushrooms, caper berries and Taleggio cheese and the other, aubergine puree, red pepper, goat cheese and mint pesto (both £9.50). Served on wooden boards and smothered with flavoursome, fresh toppings, they’re a great go-to for lunch or a quick bite to share.
15 Maddox Street, W1S 2QQ
This Greek deli-cafe is a haven for vegetarians. Its menu features an array of delicious ‘toasts’ that mix toppings from olive tapenade to halloumi and sun dried tomatoes, as well as classic Greek delicacies including spinach & feta cheese pie (£4.90). We recommend indulging in a Greek artisanal cheeseboard from £8 (100g) to £15 (200g) and a selection of their indulgent homemade dips including tzatsiki, hummus and smoked aubergine; perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones.
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar
173 Regent Street, W1B 4JQ
For those with a sweet tooth, Ralph’s Coffee & Bar tops the list with its simply named ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ (£8). But don’t be fooled, expect layers of rich vanilla ice cream, sticky caramel corn, lashings of warm chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream and crunchy peanuts.
Its open vegetable sandwich (£10) is also a worth a mention, combining burrata, heirloom tomatoes, arugula and pomegranate molasses on toasted sourdough. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
Thomas’s Café at Burberry
5 Vigo Street, W1S 3HA
Thomas’s Cafe offers, classic, simple British dishes that have lashings of flavours. Which is why for us, there’s something very special about its humble hot buttered crumpets (£5). Homemade and served fresh with jam and butter, it’s the ultimate comfort food that stirs tastebuds as well as fond memories.
12-14 Heddon Street, W1B 4DA
Renowned for its incredible range of flavoursome vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, tibits is a must-visit for any veggie enthusiasts.
Its most popular dish though is its homemade vegetarian lasagne; layers of soft, Mediterranean vegetables and a tangy tomato sauce, topped with a generous helping of crispy golden cheese. The perfect alternative to traditional lasagne on meat free Mondays.
Liberty London, 208 - 2022 Regent Street, W1B 5AH
Next time you're browsing the rails of Liberty, stop by its cool, but quintessentially British café to discover a roasted Mediterranean vegetable tart (£14.95) that's worth talking about.
A crispy, thick pastry base is smothered in rich English goat's cheese, roasted peppers, caramelised onion, plum tomatoes, beetroot and a homemade rocket and walnut pesto. Served with seasonal leaves, it's a summer-time favourite that works all year round.
Other great cafes, bars and restaurants to try on Regent Street:
Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED
Ten Room at Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
The Café at Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
Piccolino, 21 Heddon Street, W1B 4BG
Department of Coffee & Social Affairs, 15 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED
Momo’s, 25 Heddon Street, W1B 4BH
Neat Café at lululemon, 187-191 Regent Street, W1B 4JP
Sakagura, 8 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BS
Roux at The Landau, The Langham London, 1C Portland Place, W1B 1JA
aqua nueva / aqua spirit, 240 Regent Street, W1B 3BR
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Banner Image Credit: tibits UK