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10 London Michelin-Starred Vegan Restaurants You Must Visit

London is one of my favorite cities to visit, there’s so much to see and do, it’s truly magical! A short break is never enough; when you come to the end of the trip, you’ll have serious FOMO and want to book your next trip immediately!

It’s also one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world!

If you choose carefully where you dine, you can experience some of the best plant-based fine dining. For a city that caters so well to vegans, and perhaps a little surprisingly – they don’t have very many exclusively vegan Michelin-starred restaurants in London!

It’s a bit of a shock, right!?

Fortunately, there are also many other Michelin-Starred restaurants that realized they need to cater to vegans — yay! No matter where you choose, you’re bound to have an exceptional dining experience.

Michelin-Starred Vegan Restaurants in London

From delicious Chinese to French and even a vegan afternoon tea – there will be something to please everyone in this fabulous English capital!

Please note that most of these Michelin-starred vegan restaurants have a seasonal menu, so if you plan to visit at another time of the year, you’ll likely be presented with a different menu.

I recommend you save these to your Google Maps so you can find them later – just a little tip from me to you!

#1 Gauthier Soho

21 Romilly Street, London W1D 5AF, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

This incredible restaurant is headed by MasterChef’s Alexis Gauthier in Soho, London. It is one of the best Michelin-Starred vegan restaurants in London with a tantalizing plant-based seasonal menu to delight vegans and non-vegans alike!

The eight-course “Grand Diner” menu features dishes such as Braised carrot with truffle balsam broth, with chive and roasted hazelnut; or Butternut curry poulet with mango and pineapple; and for dessert, clementine, pineapple, coriander sorbet; and pear choco mirror.

Gauthier Soho is redefining fine dining without the use of animal products! With such an extensive menu, there will be something to please even the most skeptical guests!

beautiful white bowl being filled with a green sauce from a gravy boat overhead at the michelin starred restaurant gauthier soho in london
Credit: Gauthier Soho

#2  Naïfs

56 Goldsmith Road, Peckham, London, SE15 5TN, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Naïfs offers a seasonal set menu with the abundance and beauty found in plants and in a warm, homely environment, brought to you by a family team in Southeast London! They’re only open Thursday – Saturday, 6 – 11 PM, and last dinner orders are at 9:30 PM. Make sure you plan ahead so you’re not disappointed.

On the set menu, there’s smokey celeriac with onion and pepper sauce, Radicchio and lentil salad with sunchoke crisps and garlic tofu sauce, plus Braised white carrots and potatoes, mushroom preserve, leek and horseradish cream — doesn’t this all sound incredible!?

a large spread of six different vegan middle eastern dishes on a light colored table with dim lighting at the michelin starred restaurant naifs in london
Credit: Naïfs

#3 Bubula

65 Commercial Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 6BD(Spitalfields)
15 Poland Street, London, W1F 8QE (Soho)
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Bubala is a vegetarian restaurant with two locations in London, Spitalfields and Soho. The name Bubala means “darling” in Yiddish, and they serve the most vibrant Middle Eastern food in an upscale setting. Choose from a set menu or an a la carte menu, or you can even order for delivery!

Although not solely a vegan restaurant, the vegan menu features dishes such as pickle plate,  Laffa bread (NGF), hummus with harissa, apricot, and jalapeño oil; Baba ghanoush with curry leaf oil and pine nuts; Oyster mushroom skewer with tamari, and coriander seed; Leek skewer with amba, smacked cucumbers, tahini, and chili crunch; Falafel with tahini, amba, and sumac onions.

It also states on the menu when the food is not gluten-free (NGF), contains peanuts, or can be made nut-free on request.

The next restaurants on this list are not exclusively vegan/vegetarian restaurants. However, they have fabulous options on their menus and are worth your consideration!

a large piece of golden roasted squash in a pool of yellow cream sauce with kale at the vegan restaurant bubula in london
Credit: Bubala

Vegan-Friendly Michelin-Starred Restaurants in London

#4 Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 6DY, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Galvin La Chapelle is a truly up-market French restaurant in Spitalfields. Their focus in the kitchen is a seasonal and sustainable menu. The head chef, Arturo Granato, works closely with chefs Patron’s Chris & Jeff Galvin to produce a fantastic menu with bold flavors and a balance of different textures – while also maintaining the restaurant’s core values.

They have separate vegan and vegetarian menus, which is fantastic for your next veggie trip! Their vegan menu features dishes such as Puy lentil veloute with miso, rainbow chard, and late-season radicchio and Roasted Delica pumpkin with black garlic, cavolo nero, and winter truffle – I’m drooling just thinking about it; what about you!?

Please note when visiting, they share a building with their sister restaurant, Galvin Bistro & Bar, so the entrance to this restaurant is on Spital Square.

#5 Ritz Restaurant

150 Piccadilly, St James’s, London, W1J 9BR, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

If you want to be treated like royalty during your London break, you have to visit the Ritz! The dress code is strict; gentlemen are to wear a jacket and tie, and absolutely no jeans or sportswear is allowed for anyone in the restaurant.

It might sound a little excessive, but if you want the royal treatment, then that’s what you’ll get in jolly ole’ England!

For up to six guests, they have a 3-course vegan/vegetarian menu. This menu features mouth-watering dishes like potato boulangère with watercress and lovage, and for dessert, dark chocolate ganache with banana and coconut – my mouth is watering thinking about the dessert!

Lunch and Dinner timings are as follows: Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm If you’d prefer a classic vegan British afternoon tea, they have specific afternoon tea sittings – 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM, or 7:30 PM. Whatever you decide, make sure you book in advance and request vegan menus!

#6 Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1NQ, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Pollen Street is a modern and informal restaurant that was opened by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. The restaurant opened in 2011 and within six months was awarded a Michelin Star – very impressive, don’t you think!?

The vegan and vegetarian menu has 2 or 3 courses, although they do have a vegan-tasting menu too!

The 2-3 course menu features delicious dishes such as braised Lincolnshire broccoli stem with toasted nori, preserved lemon & hazelnut, and aged acquerello rice with baked onion squash, black garlic, and chanterelles. Not forgetting a delectable dessert of 70% dark chocolate tofu ganache with raspberry and mango sorbet – yum!

#7 Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 2NH, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Pied à Terre is one of the longest-standing independent Michelin-starred restaurants in London! It was founded by David Moore in 1991, and they’re particularly proud of their recent award of the number one vegan tasting experience in the UK.

Their plant-based menu has tantalizing dishes such as tagliatelle carbonara with kala namak, turmeric, macadamia nuts, and lemon balm; and Smoked Italian artichoke with vegetable ragu, monk’s beard, mushroom jus, and black truffle; and for dessert, ethically sourced 70% Mayan red Honduras cocoa chocolate mousse, chestnuts, Delica pumpkin, and nutmeg.

Doesn’t it all sound amazing!?

What I also like about Pied à Terre is that they plant trees for every bill – it’s always good to see restaurants doing that bit extra for sustainability!

#8 The Ivy

1-5 West Street, Strand and Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NQ, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

The Ivy was founded in 1917 in Covent Garden. The chef Patrizio Petrucci brings some Ivy classics from throughout the years and also pairs them with globally-inspired dishes. They’re open 12 pm – 11 am every day except for bank holidays.

The vegetarian and vegan menu has plant-based options like globe artichoke bang bang salad with peanut, chili sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and coriander and miso aubergine with red pepper tapenade, rose harissa couscous, and coconut yogurt.

You can also order additional sides if you’re really hungry!

#9 Hakkasan

8 Hanway Place, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 1HD, United Kingdom
17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QB, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Hakkasan was born in London in 2001 with modern Chinese cuisine, and their restaurants have the most romantic vibe. The perfect to take your special someone for a date!

Hakkasan has 14 different locations worldwide, including two locations in London. The other locations are spread over Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Asia. The Hanway Place restaurant has held its Michelin Star since 2003 and Mayfair since 2011. Are you impressed, because I was!?

Both restaurants have a vegan menu called Chrysanthemum; it’s exquisite and features their famous dishes: vegan dim sum, which is golden squash and lily bulb; black pepper shui mai, sugar snap and edamame, wild mushroom with black truffle, and bean curd wrap; as well as tofu, aubergine, and Japanese mushroom clay pot, with chili and black bean sauce.

#10 Social Eating House

58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR, United Kingdom
Michelin Stars: One Star (As of 2024)

Social Eating House is another fabulous restaurant by Jason Atherton (Pollen Street Social). As with his other restaurants, the vibe is informal and relaxed.

The food is contemporary a la carte style, and a vegan menu is available upon request. You’ll find dishes such as celeriac & chickpea veloute with celeriac fondant, pickled pear, green apple, and celery and miso aubergine with fine bean & coconut, tamarind & burnt aubergine puree, and olive.

It’s definitely one to visit if you’re near Soho; I’ll book us a table and meet you there!

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