London’s Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants

We endured “romantic” walks in -3 degree temperatures, we attempted Facetime dates but I think I speak for all of us when I say, THANK GOD we can get back to restaurants again.

So, whether you’re scoping out the best place to impress on your first date or you’ve forgotten your partner’s birthday and you’re now panicking, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite venues for couples to get cute and cosy in. Or you could just take yourself on a date to be honest, more food for you.

Please note, I’ll be updating this list constantly so check back for updates!

Without further ado, I present to you, a restaurant for any date you can dream of. Oh and scroll down to the bottom for a handy little map!

 

The “Drink At The Pub?” Venue

  • The Spread Eagle
    It doesn’t get more British than a date at the pub, does it? Well, what better place to go than London’s first ever fully vegan pub! If you’d rather flirt over a few pints in the pub than work your way through an eight course tasting menu, The Spread Eagle is the spot for you! This is London’s first 100% vegan pub so everything from the beers to the furniture is animal free, apart from dogs who are, of course welcome. They have mocktails for those of you who prefer a more sober evening and there’s a cute little courtyard for those who want a little more privacy. There’s always a good buzz here and the Prince shrine will give you something to chat about if the conversation gets dry at any point.

🍴 Cuisine: Pub grub
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The Buffalo Burger
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 242 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6AS

 

  • Filthy Buns
    If you’re not afraid to get a little bit dirty on a date (cheeky), then this spot in Dalston should be at the top of your list. Serving up some of the most epic burgers in the city in what I like to call “an old man’s pub”, this is a super chilled venue where the drinks are strong and the burgers stacked high. If you’re feeling extra fun, you could always head over for their Drag Bingo night. Please note: this is a kitchen residency within The Three Compasses pub if you’re trying to find it on Citymapper!

🍴 Cuisine: Burgers
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: “Chicken” Gam Biscoff Burger
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 99 Dalston Ln, London E8 1NH

 

  • The Birds
    If you’re looking to just “wing” a date (God, that’s awful, sorry), this is another great venue with casual vibes, lashes of beer and a menu packed with vegan comfort food, perfect to soak up the alcohol. From loaded fries to buffalo wings, they’ve got it all. They also have a sister pub in Holloway called The Owl & Hitchiker (review here) who offer a very similar menu.

🍴 Cuisine: Vegan Comfort Food
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Salt & pepper tempura cauliflower
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 692 High Rd Leytonstone, Bushwood, London E11 3AA

 

  • The Narrowboat
    If you’re looking for a pub you can sit in all day, people (or boat) watching, this is the spot for you. The balconies here play host to stunning view of the lovely stretch of canal in Angel. It’s classic pub grub and not the best food you’ll ever eat but they have a decent range of vegan options and all of the drinks your heart could desire.🍴 Cuisine: Pub grub
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 The menu changes often but their burgers aren’t too bad
    📍 Address: 119 St Peter’s St, London N1 8PZ

 

 

The “Buzzy Atmosphere” Venues

  • Bayou Bar
    Boy po’ boy are you going to want to check this place out. Serving up Louisiana inspired street food, the team have made a really strong effort to add some decent vegan options to their normally very meat-heavy menu. It’s also just such a fun venue. The frozen margaritas are on tap and deadly. The decor is also Louisiana themed and if you visit on a Friday night, there’s a man playing piano just outside and it gets quite rowdy and very fun!

🍴 Cuisine: USA – Louisiana inspired street food
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The cajun fried “chicken” po’boy
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Unit 6-10 Broadway Market, London SW17 0RL

 

  • Club Mexicana
    If it’s atmosphere you want, look no further than Kingly Court in Soho. They’ve got a few really good spots there but for me, Club Mex is my fave. It’s on the ground floor and has a small indoor section as well as an outdoor part so that you’re right in the mix with diners from all of the other venues. Not to mention, it’s bright pink. The food is unreal and I personally can’t visit without ordering a frozen margarita.

🍴 Cuisine: Mexican
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The baja tofish and BBQ short rib tacos
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW

 

  • Mildred’s Soho
    There are a few Mildred’s branches dotted around the city but I think the original Soho branch is the most suitable for a date. Dim lighting, a good selection of wines and of course, a top notch menu which boasts something for everyone. It’s nice and buzzy although perhaps a little loud at times so I recommend this more for people who have been together for a while. No one wants to spend their first date saying “pardon” the whole time.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied cuisines
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes, some branches (please check with them before visiting)
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes, some branches (please check with them before visiting)
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes, some branches (please check with them before visiting)
👍 I recommend: Kiri Hodi coconut curry
👀 Check out my review here. Please note: I’ve been here many times but only posted about it once or twice
📍 Address: Soho: 45 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 9AN
Camden: 9 Jamestown Road, London, NW1 7BW
King’s Cross: 200 Pentonville Road, London, N19JP
Dalston: 1 Dalston Square, London, E8 3GU

 

  • VE Kitchen
    A relatively new addition to the vegan scene, VE Kitchen flung open its doors at the end of lockdown in 2021. They serve a range of food with a focus on health, from rice bowls to dahl and some burgers in-between. Whilst it is a pretty casual venue, they host jazz nights every now and again where the atmosphere gets a bit more lively.🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes, outside
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: The katsu curry, dahl or Asian rice bowl
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 39 Northcote Rd, London SW11 1NJ

 

THE “Dinner and Drinks” Venue

  • Unity Diner
    Unity is one of the most popular spots to tuck into vegan comfort food but did you know that they also have their own vegan-themed cocktail bar serving up all of the classics from ‘Piers Morgan’s Tears’ (lol) to ‘Forks Over Knives’. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you might fancy feeding each other one of the highly regarded desserts such as the biscoff cheesecake or ice cream nachos (yes, you read that right). It’s also located right near Spitalfields where there are tonnes of bars and late night spots to venture to if you’re not in a food coma when you leave.

🍴 Cuisine: Comfort food
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The Caesar salad or the vegan tofish (I haven’t had it but everyone raves about it)
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 60 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL

 

  • Kolamba
    Located within the hustle and bustle of Carnaby Street, this stylish eatery is chic, stylish and often quite busy which creates a great buzz. The menu boasts a range of boldly flavoured traditional dishes which the Sri Lankan owners grew up eating and they’ve got a good selection of vegan dishes.🍴 Cuisine: Sri Lankan
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No – toilets are downstairs
    👍 I recommend: Young Jackfruit (Polos) Curry
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 21 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5QA

 

  • Plant Hub
    I visited Plant Hub a few years ago and was really impressed but their menu has changes slightly since I visited. Since then, they’ve moved more towards an Italian menu, offering pizza and pasta as well as some beautiful looking desserts. They also have a selection of natural wines if you fancy a little tipple. The most important thing to note about Plant Hub, though is that it’s completely gluten free and organic and serves local and seasonal ingredients. At the back of the restaurant, they also have a space where they research plant based food. The decor is cute, cosy and filled with plants (of course)
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Italian
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: It’s been so long since I’ve been but I loved the “lobster” risotto
    📍 Address: 217 Mare St, London E8 3QE

 

  • Farmacy
    One of London’s more long-standing vegan institutions, Farmacy has been all about health-focused sustainable, organic food since 2016. The restaurant itself is light and airy and they’ve got a big bar too. They serve a range of comfort food from nachos to lasagne, with a healthy twist. I’ve tried a few dishes from here – some I loved and some I didn’t so the menu is a bit hit and miss for me but the venue is stunning.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Healthy comfort food
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes but call ahead to give them warning
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: It’s been so long since I’ve been there but I’m a big fan of a lasagne so would be keen to check that out next time
    📍 Address: 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH

 

  • Wulf & Lamb
    In a similar vein to Farmacy, Wulf & Lamb is another fully vegan venue serving up vegan versions of your favourite classics from burgers to mac and cheese, all within a chic, fresh setting. They have a big drinks menu with a variety of wines, cocktails and beers.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: It’s been so long since I’ve been there but the bao buns look great!
    📍 Address: Marylebone: Chiltern Place, 66 Chiltern St, London W1U 4EJ
    Chelsea: 243 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0BP
  • Redemption

 

The “Cosy By Candlelight” Venues

  • Black Pig with White Pearls
    This little hidden gem is one of my favourite spots in the city. It’s quite small and unassuming but it’s one of the only places in London that serves a vegan Spanish Tapas menu and they do it all in a candle-lit, romantic little setting. Think rustic furniture, quirky decor, traditional Spanish music playing on the speakers and an endless supply of tapas from their vegan menu. Now, if that’s not romantic, I don’t know what is. It just feels really cosy – the kind of place I could spend (and have spent) the whole evening dining and drinking sangria. Perfect for a relaxed but intimate date night.

🍴 Cuisine: Spanish
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No (toilet is downstairs)
👍 I recommend: The Spanish Tortilla
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 61 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 8EL

 

  • Tendril Kitchen
    Right in the heart of Soho, located within renowned pub ‘The Sun & 13 Cantons’, this self-proclaimed (mostly) vegan kitchen is an absolute winner. The décor is swanky, the food is delicious and the team are so friendly and passionate that they make you feel right at home. This is the perfect opportunity for sharing, but if you’re feeling hungry, I recommend getting the tasting menu.

🍴 Cuisine: British small plates
🌱 Vegetarian with vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The chargrilled (sweetheart) cabbage with shallots and soy
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 21 Great Pulteney St, London W1F 9NG

 

  • La Fauxmagerie
    Ready to get cheesey by candelight in more ways than one? This is your spot. If you’ve always been a bit wary about vegan cheese, forget everything you’ve tasted and check out this venue because this is where you’ll find the best of the best products in the vegan cheese world. On the top floor is a shop boasting cheeses, wines and various vegan snacks and downstairs, there’s a beautiful, tiny, dimly-lit (and super romantic) dining room. They offer a tasting menu where you can choose from several wine and cheese pairings (or just cheese if you’re not a big drinker). I personally don’t think it should be legal for people to visit and not order the camembert but no official law has been put in place regarding this yet.

🍴 Cuisine: Cheese & wine
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The baked camembert
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 20 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH

 

  • Spicebox
    Light and colourful during the day and dimly-lit and romantic by night, this venue is tucked away behind an unassuming shop front which looks like the entrance to a takeaway. However, venture further in and you’ll be drawn in by the charms of this small, atmospheric restaurant. They serve vegan versions of Indian dishes and they do it really well. I’ve heard many a meat-eater gush about the food here!

🍴 Cuisine: Indian
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The chana masala (hot) or korma (mild)
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Walthamstow: 58 Hoe St, London E17 4PG
Lleytonstone: 686 High Road, Lleytonstone, E11 3AA

 

  • Pachamama
    The Shoreditch branch is one of the prettiest restaurants I’ve eaten in – such a perfect spot for a date. Twinkling fairy lights and rustic decor make this Peruvian inspired bar and restaurant stand out from the crowd. I’ve only been for brunch (and loved the food) but I really want to go back for the vegan tasting menu boasting dishes such as mushroom mapo tofu and sweet potato ceviche.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Peruvian inspired
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes I think so but double check before visiting
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: The tasting menu (I’ve not had it but it looks incredible)
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: East: 73 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HR
    18 Thayer St, London W1U 3JY

 

  • Pastan
    Pastan first graced the streets of Covent Garden as a pop-up only a few months ago and due to its popularity, they’ve now opened a restaurant in Notting Hill. I’ve only been to the pop-up but the restaurant looks homely, cosy and relaxed. So,  get ready to channel your inner Lady and the Tramp and eat all of the pasta your heart could desire.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Italian (pasta only)
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
    👍 I recommend: The green velvet pea and shallot ravioli
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 109 Westbourne Park Rd, London W2 5QL
  • The Good Egg
    With two awesome but slightly different sites (and menus) across London, The Good Egg serves up some really great food from aubergine shawarma to spiced potato kibbeh. The Kingly Court branch is a lot livelier with a couple of vegan mains and some small starters whereas the Stokey branch is more of a small plates sharing venue and definitely the more romantic of the two, with dim lighting and candles.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Middle Eastern inspired
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes (Soho not Stoke Newington)
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes for both locations
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes (not for Stoke Newington location)
    👍 I recommend: The fluffy pitta with dips – heavenly
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: Stoke Newington: 93 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0AS
    Kingly Court: Unit G9 Kingly Court, Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW

 

The “Food Is My Love Language” Venues

If you’re looking for the kind of venue that’s not necessarily candle-lit, boasting fancy decor or playing Barry White in the background but ALL about delicious food you can lose yourself in, you’ve come to the right section. There’s no pretence and no dress code for these venues but I recommend stretchy trousers.

  • Tofu Vegan
    It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows my Instagram that this is easily one of my favourite spots in London. I was honoured to be the first to review it and it’s held a firm place in my heart ever since. The food is incredible – all vegan versions of classic Chinese dishes, the team are wonderful and the venue itself has a good atmosphere because it’s always busy these days! The portions are a little small for the price but they’re absolutely delicious. This is often where I go with my boyfriend for a casual mid-week date night.

🍴 Cuisine: Chinese
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Mapo tofu, chilli wontons, gungbao “chicken”, sweet and sour “chicken”, the sweet potato noodles… just get it all to be honest!
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 105 Upper St, London N1 1QN

 

  • Eat of Eden
    If you and your date both have big appetites and a love for flavour, you can’t go past Eat of Eden in Brixton Village for a chilled date. They have quite a few locations now and offer a range of Caribbean / Ital inspired dishes such as patties, stews and curries but let’s be honest, you’re going for the platter.

🍴 Cuisine: Caribbean / Ital inspired
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Unsure
👍 I recommend: The platter so you can try a bit of everything
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Brixton: Unit 4, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR
Clapham: 6 Ascot Parade Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7EY
Shepherd’s Bush: 76 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6 7PH
Lewisham: 1 Goldcrest House 32-64, Lee High Road SE13 5PW
Walthamstow: 375B Hoe Street, Walthamstow London E17 9AP
Croydon: 36 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TA

 

  • Mali Vegan
    Very new to the scene, this is London’s very first (and only) sit-down, vegan Thai restaurant. You’ll find it tucked away in a cute side alley, with a small, outdoor lamp-lit area at the front followed by a huge indoor space covered in beautiful, traditional Thai décor. The food speaks for itself – there is so much flavour in every bite. The staff are lovely too! Can’t recommend this spot enough.

🍴 Cuisine: Thai
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No (toilet is upstairs)
👍 I recommend: The Kua Kling Taohoo is a hidden gem on the menu
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 5a Hogarth Pl, London SW5 0QT

 

  • Comptoir V
    I remember the first time I visited this spot, I was blown away and while it’s better known now, I still don’t think it receives the credit it deserves. The food is Middle-Eastern inspired and just bursting with flavour injected from an array of spices. The Morrocan-style lamps within the venue give it a cosy, homely feel but they also have a cute little patio at the front if you’re keen to dine al fresco.

🍴 Cuisine: Moroccan inspired
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes – at manager’s discretion – please call ahead to confirm
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Dynamite shrimp and southern style mushroom ribs
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Kensal Rise: 1 Keslake Mansions, Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, NW10 5RU
Portobello: 82 Portobello Road, W11 2QD

 

  • Nem Nem / Nom Nom
    Possibly the most adorably named restaurants in London, these sister restaurants serve up practically the same menu but are located in different areas. Nom Nom’s atmosphere is probably slightly better as it’s a bigger venue and can host more people. They offer a huge menu and for every non-vegan dish, they have a vegan version which I think is so sweet and such a nice way to ensure that vegans don’t feel like they’re missing out.🍴 Cuisine: Vietnamese
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
    👍 I recommend: The mushroom scallops
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: Nem Nem: 279 Upper St, London N1 2TZ
    Nom Nom: 134 G-F Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY

 

  • Sen Viet
    Kingsland Road is well known for it’s amazing Vietnamese eateries but this one has a special place in my heart. Not only because it’s the only meat-free one but also because the team are just the sweetest people. They serve up more vegan dishes than you could even imagine in your wildest dreams and they are packed with flavour.

🍴 Cuisine: Vietnamese
🌱 Vegetarian with vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The sweet & sour spare “ribs”⁣
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 120 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DP

 

  • Itadaki Zen
    Did you know that there’s a 100% vegan Japanese joint in our city? Serving up a range of dishes from sushi to tofu steak, this is well worth a visit. It’s located in the centre of King’s Cross so perfect for those who are commuting and need a place nearby to meet up!
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Japanese
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? No
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
    👍 I recommend: The sushi platter
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 139 King’s Cross Rd, London WC1X 9BJ

 

Korean BBQ & Vegan

A Korean spot with a full page’s worth of vegan options? Yes, please. The restaurant is clean and modern but it’s quite big and normally isn’t very full so it doesn’t always have the most award-winning atmosphere but the food is really tasty and hopefully the longer it’s open, the busier and buzzier it will become.

  • 🍴 Cuisine: Korean
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? No
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No – entrance is raised from the floor
    👍 I recommend: The crispy tofu teriyaki with stir fried veg
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 107 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JD

 

 

The “Fancy But Affordable” Venues

  • Angelina
    This is a venue that feels fancy but doesn’t require you to take out a loan. It’s definitely one of the better vegan tasting menus I’ve had and the wine pairing was pretty special too. Back when I visited, they were hosting ‘Vegan Mondays’. I’m not sure they’re doing that anymore but with 72 hours notice, they’re about to create a vegan menu for you so just make sure you book in advance. Really nice venue and probably one of the only places in the city where you can tuck into an Italian-Japanese fusion menu.

🍴 Cuisine: Italian fused with Japanese flavours
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The beet salad, gomo & macadamia feta
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 56 Dalston Ln, London E8 3AH

 

  • Holy Carrot
    I visited these guys back when they were nameless and located in the stunning Mercato Mayfair but now they’ve spread their wings and they have they very own venue. I’ve not been to the new spot myself but have seen pictures and it’s beautiful and definitely appropriate. The food is just delightful – with so many ingredients and love put into each dish – it really feels like fine dining but without the hefty price tag.

🍴 Cuisine: Japanese inspired
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The menu has changed a lot since I ate with them but their maki is delicious
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 2-4 Hans Cres, London SW1X 0LH

 

  • The Gate
    The Gate is one of the OGs in meat-free dining in London. With four different venues around the capital, this restaurant, founded in 1989, is one of the most well known veggie spots in London. They’ve kept up with the times by modernising their menu as the veggie and vegan scene has developed. It’s sleek and more formal than other vegetarian restaurants around the city, but you’ll still feel relaxed and comfortable dining here. It’s a sophisticated spot for a sip of wine over a romantic, sit-down vegan meal.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied
🌱 Vegetarian with vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes but depends on branch so please check before booking
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes but depends on branch so please check before booking
👍 I recommend: The aubergine schnitzel (if it’s still on the menu)
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Angel: 370 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NN (reopening in 2022)
Marylebone: 22-24, Seymour Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7NL
St John’s Wood: 87 Allitsen Rd, St John’s Wood, London NW8 7AS
Hammersmith: 51 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9QL

 

  • 123V
    Renowned vegan chef Alexis Gauthier opened up his second venue earlier this year (the other being Gauthier which also features in this list). Situated in the middle of Mayfair and inside Fenwick Department store, you’d expect the prices to be extortionate but actually they’re quite reasonable. Alexis serves up a variety of cuisines but the standout is his vegan sushi! I’d recommend perching at the sushi bar or in one of the booths and filling yourself to the brim with maki and nigiri,🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes in the dining room and on the terrace
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: The grand sushi set or jerk burger
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: Terrace & Lower Ground Floor at Fenwick, 63 New Bond St, London W1S 1RQ

 

  • Linnaean
    A cafe, hair salon, restaurant and spa all in one, this venue feels more expensive than it really is! The dining room is likely to take your breath away as it’s decked out in stunning decor and flowers covering the entire ceiling. It’s more of a cafe than a restaurant but they also have a huge drinks menu including cocktails and mocktails.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes – they have cushions and treats for dogs
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: The signature matcha pancakes with fresh fruits, homemade granola and matcha yoghurt
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address:

 

The “Sharing is Caring” Venues

  • Morito
    Nothing says ‘caring’, like sharing, and there aren’t many menus which cater to this better than Morito which is why it’s one of my regular haunts. With cool tones, stone walls and super trendy staff, this place is everything you’d expect from a Hackney restaurant. The menu draws influences from Southern Spain, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean and is delivered in small plate portions, so you can try a bit of everything. For me, the atmosphere is unbeatable and this would be my absolute favourite place for a date if they had juuuust a couple more vegan options. When I visited initially, they had a whole vegan menu which was AMAZING but since I’ve been back, it is more limited. However, they do offer a few tasty dishes (mainly veggie options with the non-vegan ingredients removed) and honestly if you go for them and a few cocktails alone, you’ll have a great night. But here’s hoping the vegan menu expands soon!

🍴 Cuisine: Small plates
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The seared oyster mushrooms with romesco aioli (if they’re still on the menu)
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Hackney: 195 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL
Exmouth Market: 32 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

 

  • Alter
    One of my favourite restaurants in all of London! The food here is just fantastic and the venue is super romantic. Dimly lit, right in the hustle and bustle of the city yet somehow a bit detached from it, I love it here. The focus is on flavoursome food which steers veganism away from nostalgia and into a more culturally curious place and boy, do they do it well. Meat eaters are sure to love it here too… unless they hate flavour.

🍴 Cuisine: Mainly Asian inspired
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes, they have a lift
👍 I recommend: The laksa, chengdu street tofu, charred Jordan cabbage and “pizza” bites
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 22-26 Brunel Rd, London W3 7XR

 

  • Bubala
    Another cracker of a venue. Lovely, cosy, buzzy vibes and really great food. Small plates, natural ingredients and some really punchy, bold flavours help to make this place stand out from the crowd. When I visited, we sat at the bar and discussed the food and drinks with the barman which was fun and made for a unique experience but if you fancy a more private experience, they have tables scattered throughout the relatively small venue.

🍴 Cuisine: Small plates
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The shiitake and oyster mushroom skewers
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 65 Commercial St, London E1 6BD

 

  • Kojo
    If fresh, modern décor and a healthy but hearty menu is your kinda thang, I’ve got just the place for you. Kojo in West Hampstead is vegan as well as refined-sugar free and gluten free but it still manages to produce some really delicious food.

🍴 Cuisine: Healthy, Asian inspired
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes, 100% GF
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The padron peppers and the miso brownie for dessert
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Hampstead: 32-34 Rosslyn Hill, London, NW3 1NN
Liverpool Street: 10 Devonshire Square, Unit 1, EC2M 4YP

 

  • Pastaio
    Pasta to share – what’s not to love? Okay so this isn’t technically a small plates venue but the portions aren’t huge so whenever I go, I share 3 plates between two. I love the food here. Simple flavours executed well and just expertly crafted fresh pasta. The only downside is that the pasta plates are quite expensive for their size. I normally go for three to share between two but it does make it slightly pricier. I also love that it’s smack bang in the middle of Carnaby because it’s the perfect place for people-watching while you romantically slurp on either end of a pasta noodle.

🍴 Cuisine: Pasta
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The spinach agretti with crusco chilli & breadcrumbs
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 19 Ganton St, Carnaby, London W1F 9BN

 

  • The Swing
    I only discovered this spot recently and I’m so glad I did. It’s a veggie restaurant but it might as well be vegan with the amount of options on the menu! The décor is super pretty and while I visited during the day, I can imagine how cute it would be at night. You won’t find any meat-subs here – it’s all about harnessing the power of plants.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied
🌱 Vegetarian
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu but my favourite dish was the sticky black corn ribs
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 77 Mill Ln, London NW6 1NB

 

  • Fatt Pundit
    This is still some of my favourite food I’ve eaten in London and I’m surprised I don’t see more people talking about it! They serve up a range of vegan Indo-Chinese dishes from sticky sesame vegetables to Bombay chilli mock chicken and also some absolutely delicious cocktails. It’s right in the heart of central too so could easily be followed by a nice bar or two (or three).

🍴 Cuisine: Indo-Chinese (Hakka)
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes (mainly sides)
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The cocktails and also the sticky sesame vegetables
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 77 Berwick St, London W1F 8TH

 

  • Stem & Glory
    Whilst not as intimate in terms of décor as other venues, Stem and Glory does have a nice light, airy feel to it and they know just how to serve up hearty dishes with a healthy twist. It’s been a while since I visited but from what I remember, it’s a good place for a casual dinner date with a variety of small-ish plates.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The luxury lasagne
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 60 Bartholomew Cl, Barbican, London EC1A 7BF

 

  • Imad’s
    Located on the top floor of Kingly Court, Imad’s is a beautiful Syrian restaurant with a wealth of vegan small sharing plates. If you don’t fall in love with Imad’s story before you go, you’ll certainly fall in love with him when you arrive. The food is tasty and fresh and you feel like you’ve been transported out of London for a small moment in time.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Syrian
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Np
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes (they have a lift)
    👍 I recommend:The muhammara
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 2.14 Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby St, London W1B 5PW

 

  • Mao Chow
    Almost definitely the smallest restaurant in London, this makes for a rather intimate venue. It would be perfect for a casual date for two food lovers who aren’t shy of a bit of spice. The food here is stunning and perfect for sharing. The menu is quite small so you’ll have the chance to try the whole menu (and trust me, you’ll want to). They also have a branch at Box Park now!
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Chinese
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? No
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No (restaurant is too small) but you’d be fine at Box Park
    👍 I recommend: The dan dan noodles or dumplings
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 159A Mare St, London E8 3RD

 

  • Site x Supernature
    One of the newer additions to the vegan scene, Site x Supernature is definitely leading the field in terms of sustainable restaurants. Their genuine passion for sustainability is so great to see. They forage, they grow their own food, they focus on hyperseasonal dishes – they’re just absolutely smashing it. They also know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to food – the menu is both creative and flavoursome and what’s even better is that they’ve just started running small plates evenings from Thursdays onwards which would be perfect for a cute little date. They have a lovely al fresco garden (for when it gets a bit warmer). They also do a bottomless brunch if you’re planning to make the date last the whole day.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: British, seasonal
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes but not the toilet
    👍 I recommend: The sweet pancake stack
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 198 Hackney Rd, London E2 7QL

 

  • Babsang
    I stumbled upon this place a few months ago and am so glad I did. This Korean spot in Dalston is light, airy and modern, and the menu boasts a tonne of vegan options including bibimbap, Korean fried tofu and Japchae. The staff are also super sweet and accommodating when it comes to choosing vegan options from the menu,
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Korean
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Little step at the entrance but the rest is accessible
    👍 I recommend: The kimchi pancake
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 103B Dalston Ln, London E8 1NH

 

 

The “Shall We Spice Things Up?” Venues

Looking to get a little bit spicy? Is your date all about finding the food with the boldest flavours? Then this is the category for you. London is home to some amazing Indian restaurants and so I felt the date-night appropriate ones deserved their own category. I’ve visited all of these venues and loved every single one of them. All of them boast beautiful, powerful flavours and at least one dish that is sure to leave your mouth tingling (well, if your spice tolerance is as average as mine, that is). So, if you’re feeling brave, give one of these a go!

 

  • Kutir
    The place to be if you’re after elegant, fancy dining that isn’t style over substance. It’s no surprise that the head chef is Michelin starred, the way he refines traditional Indian food and injects flavour into elegant, beautiful dishes is outstanding.

🔥 Spiciest dish I tried: Aloo Tikki

🍴 Cuisine: Indian fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The aloo tiki
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 10 Lincoln St, London SW3 2TS

 

  • Kanishka
    Looking for a posh curry? With stylish décor and fancy food fro the North East ‘sister states of India’, this is one of my favourite spots for Indian food. It’s a little expensive but the food is excellent.

🔥 Spiciest dish I tried: Samosa Chaat

🍴 Cuisine: Indian
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes, outside
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The grilled aubergine with smoked aubergine, tamarind and coconut sauce
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 17-19 Maddox St, London W1S 2QH

 

  • Baluchi
    Set in one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the city, pan-Indian restaurant is breath-taking in more ways than one.  When I visited, they were offering a 7 course vegan tasting menu for £55 as well as vegan wines but it was a while ago now so please do check if they’re still offering the vegan menu before visiting.

🔥 Spiciest dish I tried: Aubergine steak

🍴 Cuisine: Pan Indian
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu, every dish is bursting with flavour
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 181 Tooley St, London SE1 2JR

 

  • Kahani
    Yet another elegant, modern and kinda fancy-feeling Indian restaurant. This is Indian fine-dining at its best. Even though the restaurant isn’t fully vegan, the waiters told me that their favourite dishes were the vegan ones, and I can see why! I thought the prices were quite reasonable for the quality of food too.

🔥 Spiciest dish I tried: Chickpea masala

🍴 Cuisine: Indian fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
👍 I recommend: The marinated tandoori broccoli jaggery
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 1 Wilbraham Pl, London SW1X 9AE

  • Dishoom
    One of London’s best-known restaurants for a reason. They have several branches across the city and a decent vegan brunch and lunch / dinner menu. It’s always expanding too. I’ve heard a rumour that they have a new festive vegan menu coming out. Watch this space! My favourite branch is Shoreditch because I like the cosy outdoor area.

🔥 Spiciest dish I tried: Chole-Chawal

🍴 Cuisine: Indian
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes, depends on branch
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes, depends on branch
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes, depends on branch
👍 I recommend: The gunpowder potatoes and chole-chawal
👀 Check out my review here but please note I’ve only posted about the brunch
📍 Address: Shoreditch: 7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE
King’s Cross: 5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Covent Garden: 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB
Carnaby: 22 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5QP
Kensington: 4 Derry St, London W8 5SE

 

 

The “Treat Yo Self” Venues

These venues all boast a lovely atmosphere, top notch grub and quality service. So, of course they don’t come cheap. Definitely restaurants to consider for a date night where you fancy something a bit more special.

  • Lyle’s
    Fine dining in the heart of Shoreditch – this is a venue where the plates are small but the prices are big. I’ve only visited once and it was about 4 years ago now so I’d be intrigued to return and see how the vegan menu has developed but they were putting together some pretty creative, unusual dishes when I visited.

🍴 Cuisine: British fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu
📍 Address: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ

 

  • Yauatcha
    Turns out dim lighting and dim sum make for a winning combination! For me, dim sum is the perfect date night cuisine – sharable and delicious, and Yauatcha does it really well. I’ve been to both the Soho and City venues but the City branch probably seals the win because it offers a beautiful al fresco balcony area where you can grab a cocktail. It also felt slightly less pretentious when I visited. If you’re in Soho and looking for ultimate romance, you’ll want to head to the lower ground floor to be surrounded by swanky decor and twinkling lights. I absolutely love the food here and they’ve got a really good range of vegan options but you’ll want to pick carefully because they don’t come cheap.

🍴 Cuisine: Chinese
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes, depending on branch
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes, depending on branch
👍 I recommend: Various veggie dumplings and the stir fried soybean with cloud ear mushroom|
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Soho: 15-17 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DL
City: Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS

 

  • Sticks & Sushi
    This vegan menu isn’t going to be the most extensive one you’ve ever come across but the options they do offer are done quite well. The main draw is the vegan version of the Greenkeeper which offers maki, nigiri and some sides. My preference is the Covent Garden venue as it feels a little bit more romantic than the others.

🍴 Cuisine: Japanese
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The Green Keeper vegan menu
📍 Address: Covent Garden: 11 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PY
Soho: 40 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RQ
Canary Wharf: 1 Crossrail Place, London E14 5AR
Victoria: Unit 3-5, 3 Sir Milton Square, London SW1E 5EB
Greenwich: 1 Nelson Road, London SE10 9JB
Chelsea: 113-115 King’s Road, London, SW3 4NT
Wimbledon: 58 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7PA

 

  • Arros
    This is genuinely one of the most stunning restaurants in town. Bringing Valencian food to the heart of Fitzrovia, you can expect wood-fired paella, exquisite interiors and side dishes you’ll dream about days. It isn’t cheap but the experience is delightful. They also have a sommelier on hand to help you with your wine choices.
  • 🍴 Cuisine: Spanish
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
    🐶 Dog Friendly? No
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes but toilets are upstairs
    👍 I recommend: The broccoli with satay sauce, kale citrus salad and vegetable paella with traditional aioli (of course)
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 64 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8NQ

 

The “Views Over London” Venues

  • Bokan
    Set over three levels on the 37th floor of the Novotel building in Canary Wharf, I’m always surprised that more people don’t know about this restaurant. It definitely boasts some of the best views of the city – especially when there’s a cracking sunset on display. They offer a vegan version of all of the menus they offer and they also have a great selection of wines! I recommend heading to the rooftop for a tipple before you settle down for dinner. Oh and if you’re thinking about proposing, you could do a lot worse than this!

🍴 Cuisine: Fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu – favourite dishes were the tomato & peach salad and beetroot tartare
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP

 

  • Sushi Samba
    High-end dining… literally. You can’t have a date-night list with Sushi Samba on it Take your relationship to new heights with a date at one of the best sushi bars in town! Situated on the 38th and 39th floors to the Heron Tower, this restaurant boasts 360 degrees views over the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Make sure you position yourself at the front of the lift on your way up, to enjoy incredible views as you ascend, and ensure you visit the orange tree on the balcony for a tipple. This is the ideal spot for looking out over the city from a height with a cocktail in one hand and a maki roll in the other. They offer a separate vegan menu with dishes such as sweet soy aubergine and mushroom tobanyaki, but, with every good location comes a big ol’ price tag too. So, save your pennies if this is on your ‘to visit’ list.

🍴 Cuisine: Japanese
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: I haven’t eaten here in a while but the mushroom tobanyaki caught my eye on the menu
📍 Address: City: 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Covent Garden: 35 The Market Building, London, WC2E 8RF

 

  • Oxo Tower
    Nestled on the south bank overlooking the Thames, this restaurant / bar / brasserie is an ideal spot for a romantic date. They offer a vegan menu with really unique and interesting flavour and texture combinations on it and like the others, it’s a little bit more expensive than your regular venue but it’s nice for a more special occasion.

🍴 Cuisine: Fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Haven’t been for a while but I the aubergine steak on the new menu sounds good
📍 Address: Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

 

  • Barge East
    Okay, so ‘views over London’ is a bit of a stretch but this beautiful boat restaurant does have a spectacular view of the canal in Hackney Wick and nothing says romance better than drinks overlooking the water. They’ve got a good amount of vegan options on their menu and you can choose between their beautiful outdoor garden or cosy boat.🍴 Cuisine: British
    🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Not inside but outside
    👍 I recommend: Haven’t been for a while but the flatbreads sound amazing
    📍 Address: Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

 

The “I Don’t Drink” Venues

  • We Are Vegan Everything
    If your idea of a perfect date is brunch followed by a swing in netted chairs, come right this way. I know lots of people are more into coffee dates now so I thought I’d throw this option your way. We Are Vegan Everything (or WAVE as it’s known by many people) is one of the most chilled out spots you’ll find and is perfect for people who want to tuck themselves away in a cosy corner and get lost in conversation. Of course, there are also lots of other great brunch venues including The Good Egg, Ruby’s in Soho, Black Cat in Hackney to name but a few. Take a look at the ‘ brunch’ section under ‘London Restaurants’ for more recommendations.

🍴 Cuisine: Café style food
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The banana caramel pancakes
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 11 Dispensary Ln, London E8 1FT

 

  • Café Van Gogh
    This non-profit restaurant in Brixton is easily one of the cutest, cosiest spots you’ll possibly find in London. Their hearty food is just as good as their morals! They work in conjunction with three charities to run a programme of on-the-job training for people with additional challenges in life  to provide them with the support and confidence to seek paid employment. They also provide paid employment opportunities to these delegates if the opportunity arises. They’re also zero waste and 100% vegan. For the most romantic experience, sit in the dimly upstairs balcony underneath the starry ceiling. I recommend visiting on a Sunday for one of the best vegan roasts in London and some of their delicious hot apple drink

🍴 Cuisine: Café style food
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: It’s actually illegal to visit without ordering the mac & cheese which is one of the regulars on their ever-changing menu
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 88 Brixton Rd, Vassal, London SW9 6BE

 

  • Om Nom
    Just because you don’t drink, doesn’t mean you can’t date! Want all of the fun but none of the alcohol? Om-Nom is your spot. They serve a huge range of mocktails with not a drop of wine in sight. They’ve got a whole section of the restaurant which is covered by glass so you can look up at the stars while you tuck into the sharing platter for two and sip on your amaretto elixir.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The menu is different since when I visited but the spicy peanut laksa caught my eye
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: Islington Square, 116N Upper St, London N1 1QP

 

  • The Muddy Puddle
    Oh, you want cosy? Well Muddy Puddle will GIVE you cosy. This is just the most adorable spot for a little coffee date in the beautiful garden or in the little conservatory style room at the back. They also host evenings with live music sometimes which I think would be adorable.🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 Used to be vegetarian but I believe it’s now vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No, toilet is downstairs
    👍 I recommend: The menu is very different from when I visited but the breakfast is always good and if they bring back the ramen, make sure you get that!
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 142 Albion Rd, London N16 9PA
  • Palm Greens
    Normally I wouldn’t suggest a salad restaurant for a date but Palm Greens is a little bit special. The inside of the venue is stunning and they also have the most beautiful terrace outside. As for the salads, they’re easily the best I’ve had in London and I think this would be a great spot for a little healthy, day time, kombucha fuelled date.🍴 Cuisine: Salads
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No
    👍 I recommend: The green goddess noodles
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: NT’s bar, Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL

 

Mother

One to remember for a day date, Mother is located right on the river in Hackney Wick. It’s cosy, relaxed and comfortable, and the perfect place for you to enjoy some good food and juices next to the canal.

  • 🍴 Cuisine: Varied
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
    👍 I recommend: The menu is constantly changing and I haven’t been in a few months but the green shakshuka looks amazing!
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 1, Canalside Here East Estate, London E20 3BS

 

  • The Fields Beneath
    The ideal spot for a coffee date, Fields Beneath is such an adorable venue. It’s quite small so be prepared to sit nice and close to your date! If you decide to get food, you simply must try the savoury stuffed croissants. They are *chefs kiss*. 🍴 Cuisine: Cafe food
    🌱  100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? No – too small inside I think but please double check as I could be wrong
    👍 I recommend: Welsh rarebit style croissant
    👀 Check out my review here
    📍 Address: 52a Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town West, London, NW5 3LN

 

The ”Let’s Keep it Casual” Venues

  • The Colour Factory
    If you want to play it cool on your first date or you’re just looking for a more relaxed evening, this is the perfect spot. There’s a bar and various food vendors offering vegan and non-vegan options so there’s something for everyone. Plus, that way you get to eat without having to commit to a spenny restaurant. They also host events including DJ nights if you’re into something a bit more lively. It’s also right next to the canal so if it’s going well, you can take a little stroll along after. You could even pop into Barge East’s fairy light lit garden after if you want to keep the drinks flowing. Also, slightly less romantic but also important – it’s right next to the train station.

🍴 Venues: Chickenish, Hogless Roast, Veganushi
🌱 Not a fully vegan venue but the brands listed above are all vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Chickenish’s popcorn bites, Hogless roast bap hash browns
👀 Check out my review of Chickenish here and Hogless Roast here
📍 Address:

 

  • Pop Brixton / Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle)
    Looking for easy-going venues where you can relax for a few hours and enjoy some decent food and drinks? Ta-da! Either of these venues would work for you. They both have a range of vendors to choose from as well as indoor and outdoor areas. Ideal for relaxed vibes or even a double date.

🍴 Venues: Both venues have a tonne of vendors with vegan options
🌱 Omni – Both venues have vendors who serve meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes at both
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Halo Burger at Pop Brixton, not been to many of the current vendors at MM but Tandoori Tadkaa or Rice On both look like a bitta me
📍 Address: Pop Brixton: 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ
Mercato: 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

 

  • Love Shack
    Just the dreamiest little venue and such a haven for vegans. Packed with little nooks and crannies for you to nestle into, playing host to lots of different evenings including comedy and music nights and boasting an impressive menu, this really is one of the ultimate date nights for vegans in London.

🍴 Cuisine: Varied
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: Not been in a while but the laksa and teriyaki tofu both sound amazing
📍 Address: Arch 298, 299 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9HA

 

  • Purezza
    Don’t try to tell me that pizza isn’t the language of love. I won’t have it. If you’re looking for a super relaxed date with a fun atmosphere and some absolutely epic pizza, look no further. They once won a competition against non-vegan restauranteurs for the best pizza. Enough said.🍴 Cuisine: Pizza
    🌱 100% Vegan
    🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
    ☀️ Outdoor Dining? Yes
    🐶 Dog Friendly? Yes
    ♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes, they have a ramp they can put in place
    👍 I recommend: Not been in a while but honestly, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with any of the pizzas
    📍 Address: 45-47 Parkway, London NW1 7PN

 

The “Night To Remember” Venues

  • Gauthier
    Cheaper than a trip to Paris but still giving off those Parisian vibes, I recommend you head to this Soho spot for ultra romance. French food is one of the most difficult cuisines to veganise, so when Alexis Gauthier (who had already been vegan for five years) decided to turn his restaurant fully vegan last year, I was super impressed. I’d been once before to try the vegan tasting menu and thought it was pretty great but it feels so much more special now that it’s totally vegan. We dined on the lower floor which feels a little like a posh living room. The atmosphere isn’t the buzziest but it’s a great place to focus on the food while you wine and dine your love interest! I can’t wait to get back there and try it again now that it’s fully vegan.

🍴 Cuisine: French fine dining
🌱 100% Vegan
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu
📍 Address: 21 Romilly St, London W1D 5AF

 

  • Pollen Street Social
    About as sophisticated as they come, Jason Atherton’s Michelin starred restaurant in Mayfair boasts one of the best vegan tasting menus I’ve ever eaten. This isn’t a veggie or vegan restaurant but the chefs certainly know how to cater to a plant-based customer. This is the best vegan tasting menu I’ve had in London to date. This is the perfect spot to pop on your finest attire and celebrate a special occasion whilst (elegantly) stuffing yourself full of fancy food. When a specific dish from a restaurant stays in your memory for years, you know it’s good. You’d expect nothing less from a Michelin starred restaurant and it’s well worth the hefty price tag. This is one of those “once in a lifetime” restaurants for those very special occasions.

🍴 Cuisine: Fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu – the stand out is the mushroom broth
📍 Address: 8-10 Pollen St, London W1S 1NQ

 

  • Galvin La Chapelle
    Oozing charm and elegance, Galvin La Chapelle is regularly voted ‘most romantic restaurant in London’. Set in an old school hall, the venue boats high ceilings and large arched windows. From the moment you set foot in the restaurant to the second you leave, the waiters will ensure you’re given an experience you’ll never forget. Serving traditional French cuisine, they offer a separate vegan tasting menu with a range of beautifully crafted dishes. This is a spot for a super special occasion! When I visited, the meal was £55pp or £120pp with a wine pairing.

🍴 Cuisine: Fine dining
🌱 Omni – Serves meat as well as vegan options
🌾 Gluten Free Options? Yes
☀️ Outdoor Dining? No
🐶 Dog Friendly? No
♿ Wheelchair Friendly? Yes
👍 I recommend: The tasting menu. The risotto was the standout for me
👀 Check out my review here
📍 Address: 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY

 

 


Here’s a map with all of the above restaurants on:

 


 

So, if you’re as passionate about food as you are about your partner, I hope you get the chance to check out one (or all) of these venues at some point! Let me know if you make it there and what you think. If anyone gets proposed in any of them, I’d love an invite to the wedding 😉

TLLV x

 

PS Please note that I am only one person and though I try my best to keep this accurate and up to date, things change and mistakes happen. So, if you find any, please do feel free to leave a comment so that I can update accordingly. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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