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Vegetarian Restaraunts in Greater London With the range and choice of vegetarian and vegan restaurants on offer there’s no excuse for being fobbed off with a one-option menu. In fact, the range of exotic cuisine is enough to tempt even the most ardent meat eater through the doors.

In North West London gourmet vegetarian cuisine can be found at Manna [map] every evening of the week. As the oldest vegetarian dinner restaurant in the UK this eatery has built its reputation on the fine food it serves so you can expect meals here to satisfy. Main course highlights include whiskey barbecue marinated grilled tofu and Majorcan baked aubergine.

Over in North London the Blue Legume [map] on Stoke Newington Church Street is a small café style eatery with a unique but relaxed atmosphere. Whether you want the satisfaction of a full meal or just a passing nibble from their great range of cakes and pastries just feel free to stop by. The menu includes touches of Italian, Moroccan and Turkish flavours and also offers a good range of juices and herbal teas.

Organic 13 is a vegetarian café and juice bar where you can sit and enjoy a meal or simply pop in to buy organic vegetarian goods. The menu includes sunflower pate and cabbage and seaweed salad all served in a community atmosphere.

Probably your best option for veggie food in East London is the Thai Garden [map] on Globe Road (E2). This restaurant may not have the style of a posh nosh eatery, but it does offer a decent vegetarian meal. The majority of the menu offers vegetarian Thai flavours but there are some seafood dishes as well.

For pure vegetarian flavours, you could try a meal at the Wild Cherry Restaurant [map], also on Globe Road. This restaurant is run by a group of Buddhist women, who aim to provide you with a tasty meal while spreading the vegetarian philosophy. The food is certainly affordable and the menu features dishes like Polenta Pie.

Over in South West London The Milan Vegetarian Restaurant [map], Upper Tooting Road, SW17, offers a wide selection of Gujarati and South Indian cuisine and there’s a separate menu for vegans too.

If you’re dining with meat-eating friends but don’t want to compromise your own needs book a table at The City Café [map] , John Islip Street, SW1. This award-winning restaurant overlooks Side Street which is a work of art linking John Islip Street to Millbank.

The Shahee Bhelpoori Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant [map] is located at London Road, SW16, and is just across the road from the Norbury Rail Station. Offering a range of veggie and vegan cuisine each dish on the menu is listed clearly to indicate which has diary products in it. Dishes are spiced to your own taste and children are offered a separate menu to avoid very hot dishes.

If you’re looking for a truly wondrous selection of cuisine in Central London head to the World Food Cafe [map], Neal’s Yard Dining Room, Neal’s Yard, WC2. This is one of London’s top vegetarian restaurants that leaves the café culture yapping at its heels. Try African platters or Mexican chilli from World Food Café’s extensive menu. It’s a real treat to find a veggie venue that has so many varied and unusual dishes and this place is definitely creeping up the list of top 10 restaurants in London for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

For a unique dining experience try The Place Below [map] , St Mary-le Bow, Cheapside, EC2. This light and fresh café and restaurant serves a range of healthy eating options including roast red pepper, grilled aubergine, Halloumi and fresh coriander, and grilled field mushroom, soy-roasted tofu and rocket leaves. Chef and author Bill Sewell, who has put his own stamp on the dishes, oversees the restaurant.

One of London’s best kept secrets can be discovered on Dean Street, W1, which is home to The Red Veg Café [map] . This little treasure has a menu of cuisine gathered from across the world and promises a strict “no lentil” policy. Increasing in popularity due to its commitment to offer real veggie fast food, this is the perfect venue for a quick lunch.

Enjoy some of the best vegan desserts around with a visit to Mildreds [map], Lexington Street, W1. Those with a sweet tooth will find a menu of mouth-watering desserts, while those who prefer savoury are still well catered for with a selection of burgers and stir-fries.

Your first port of call in West London should be the delectable offerings of Blah! Blah! Blah! [map] located at Goldhawk Road, W12. Attracting veggies, vegans and out and out carnivores with a fusion of quality ingredients, Blah! Blah! Blah! is renowned throughout London. Reasonably priced dishes and a warm and friendly atmosphere make for a comfortable dining experience. The tempting menu consists of an extensive range of starters and mains, and some tempting puddings and ice cream for those with a sweet tooth.

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