National Vegetarian Week 2010 – where to go meat-free in May

Now in its 18th year, National Vegetarian Week is encouraging foodies  across the UK to eat differently for seven days. Try it, you might like it! A meat-free diet can be cheaper, greener and healthier, and restaurants are finally catching up and offering more interesting veggie options. Here are five of the best places to go veggie in London.

Restaurant Michael Nadra – The Garden Menu at this smart Chiswick eatery is a steal at £35 for 7 courses including a truffled cauliflower velouté, twice-baked goats cheese soufflé and butternut squash ravioli.

Vanilla Black – City veggies praise this laid-back eatery for going beyond bland salads to offer creative meat-free dishes. Prices are reasonable and desserts like the deconstructed carrot cake are a must.

Saki – This Smithfield favourite is serving a 7-course vegetarian Japanese kaiseki menu this week. Stop by and try some sesame tofu or veg sashimi, washed down with some sake or vegan cocktails.

Zilli Green – Aldo’s new eatery has won over Soho’s foodies with a diverse menu inspired by vegetarian dishes from all over the world. During the day, the 2-course menu for £14 is a West End bargain.

Itadaki Zen – Just moments from King’s Cross, this cosy café specialises in crisp veg tempura, fish-free sushi and slurp-tastic noodle bowls. It's new to toptable – be the first to rate and review!