To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we have released a list of the top 40 vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the UK. From fine dining destinations to neighbourhood gems, these restaurants are perfect for diners craving a meat-free meal.
Last year it was revealed that 1 in 8 Brits follow a vegetarian diet, so UK restaurants have had to up their game and offer a wider selection of vegetarian dishes on their menus. The ubiquitous mushroom risotto and bland pasta dishes have been replaced by dishes like RAW’s courgetti with red pepper sauce and the veggie ‘chorizo’ Scotch egg at Grain Store.
Our list includes top London vegetarian restaurants like The Gate and Vanilla Black, as well as veggie-friendly newcomers like Lotus and Hungry Donkey. Yotam Ottolenghi’s NOPI made the cut, as did his Mediterranean deli-cafes in Spitalfields and Islington.
Looking for a restaurant that caters for vegetarians and carnivores alike? There’s plenty for both to enjoy at The Modern Pantry, Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store, and Arabica Bar & Kitchen in Borough Market.