With many high end stores, a bustling market scene, and world-class restaurants to suit every pocket, it’s no wonder Covent Garden is known as one of the UK’s best shopping and dining hub.
Thankfully Covent Garden has incredible dining choices for vegans too, with a large array of restaurants serving all types of food and plenty of globally inspired cuisine.
And if you’re looking for the best vegan restaurants in Covent Garden you’re in luck! That’s because we know this area well, so below we share our favorite eateries for plant-based food.
You’ll find purely vegan joints here, as well as restaurants that serve both meat and vegan dishes – but because their vegan menus are extensive and impressive we just had to include them.
So read on to find your ideal lunch or dinner destination!
Eight Exceptional Vegan Restaurants In Covent Garden: Food Worth Waiting For!
Sleek, elegant and vibrant decor, alongside innovative global dishes, are what makes Mildreds stand out amongst other vegan restaurants in Covent Garden.
Their exceptional selection of 100% plant-based cuisine, coupled with a contemporary and laidback ambience, makes Mildreds a favourite go-to spot for vegans and non-vegans alike!
The tasteful décor featuring neutral tones with pops of colour from eye-catching artwork always makes dining inside fun, especially as you can lounge on their comfy booths. However we love their options for outdoor seating too, which is perfect for warm sunny days.
Whether you fancy some internationally inspired cuisine, decadent desserts, or just want to get your hands on handcrafted cocktails with friends, this vegan restaurant in Covent Garden caters to all.
What would we recommend? Well, for breakfast their Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes or Gunpowder Toastie – which includes peas, spinach, potato and mango pickle yoghurt – are unique and tasty and perfect ways to start the day.
And if you have any friends that have ever said that vegan food is bland and boring then take them along to Mildreds’ for lunch and dinner! This place easily debunks that myth, and their Alma Bowl prepared with ingredients like roast sweetcorn goji quinoa, ribbon salad, beet neep pickle, almond queso fresco, avocado, omega seeds, and leche de tigre shrub shows exactly the bold flavours you can get when vegan food is done right.
We also think you’ll like their popular Korean Fried Chick’n Burger, or even the Ranch BBQ Chick’n Burger. Personally we think they’ve nailed it when it comes to the fusion of flavours in both.
Can it get better? You bet it can! Mildreds even has a weekend brunch menu and we recommend you try the Classic Brunch which is their own twist on the classic British breakfast. If you want more of an internationally inspired brunch, then their Almuerzo Brunch comprising of scrambled tofu, amarillito mole, blue corn tortillas, sweetcorn fritters, and sour cream will bring you a taste of Spain in the heart of London.
This vegan restaurant in Covent Garden is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11pm and on Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
Address: 79 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4AA
2. Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana screams fun, lively and colourful as soon as you step inside. There’s no way that you’ll walk by this spot without noticing it – the hot pink walls, big windows adorned with plants and large open kitchen make this place one of the most photogenic restaurants in the area.
While the decor does its best to be the main attraction, the Mexican cuisine they serve here is the real star. From the nachos, tacos, burritos showcasing the perfect blend of Mexican flavours, to the tasty frozen margaritas, this 100% vegan restaurant in Covent Garden packs a real punch.
While you wait for your mains, we recommend you start with Club Mexican’s Fully Loaded Nachos that are packed with queso, plant-based ground ‘beef’, guacamole, pico de gallo, pink onions and pickled jalapeños. As for those mains, we can’t recommend their Cheezeburger Taco, BBQ Short ‘Rib’ Burrito and ‘Chorizo’ & Sweet Potato Burrito enough.
That Cheezeburger Taco comprises of plant-based ground ‘beef’, queso, white onion, gherkin, burger sauce among other fillings. As for the BBQ Short ‘Rib’ Burrito, you’ll get a fusion of sticky glazed jackfruit ‘ribs’, hickory smoked BBQ sauce, pico de gallo and several other tasty ingredients all of which offer up an authentic taste of Mexico.
We already mentioned the margaritas, but that’s not the only famous Mexican drink you can get here. Check out their nice selection of Mexican beer, such as Chelada and Lagerita, or if you’re not a beer fan there’s plenty of white, red or sparkling natural wine on the drinks menu too.
We also highly recommend their variety of Mexican tequila (the ideal choice post tacos!) as well as those frozen margaritas (yes, we know we’ve mentioned them three times now!). And if you’re visiting Club Mexicana on a Monday, you’re in luck – you can enjoy their ‘Marg Monday’ from 5pm when margaritas (fourth time….) are available at a discounted price.
This solely vegan restaurant in Covent Garden is open from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and on Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.
Address: Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
If you’re looking for a relaxed spot away from the hustle and bustle of London after a long day of shopping and exploring, then Sagar will be right up your street. Tucked away on the busy streets of Leicester Square, yet still in a little world of its own, Sagar is the perfect stop to grab some incredible vegan and vegetarian grub.
This restaurant has loads of seating options, including comfortable booths, while the interior décor encompasses cream tones and tiles displaying some of India’s culture – from traditional instruments to Indian gods. You can expect a warm welcome from the friendly and attentive staff as soon as you enter this place, as well as enjoy the wafting aromas from the kitchen of spices being cooked up just a few meters away.
Sagar whips up some of the tastiest starters in the Covent Garden – and incredibly at the time of writing all but one of them are vegan. The renowned vegan starters from South India include Idli Vada, Potato Bonda and Bhajia.
When it comes to mains, we were impressed by how good their Vegan Thali was. This wholesome dish includes poppadam, channa masala, brinjal bhajee, vegetable kurma, sambar, potato palya, suki bhajee, lemon rice, paratha and dessert – a real feast!
This exclusively vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Covent Garden is open from 12pm to 11pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 10pm.
Address: 31 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS
Whether you’re on the lookout for a quick and healthy bite, or want to have a laid-back meal while catching up with friends, Avobar is well worth considering.
Why? Well, this intimate bijou vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Covent Garden has a really chilled-out vibe. That comes partly from the friendly staff, but also the decor – lovely sage green paint on the outside where there’s some outdoor seating, and warm lighting, rattan chairs and stunning wicker hanging lights on the inside – make Avobar cosy, welcoming and inviting.
As the name suggests, this spot incorporates the superfood avocado in each dish. The result is a menu full of classic dishes with creative twists. Unsurprisingly, this restaurant whips up the best Avo Toast around, but it doesn’t end there!
You can also choose tacos, burgers, salads and acai bowls. But if it’s your first visit we think you might like to try the Avo Vegan Beet prepared with beetroot hummus, tofu, beetroot pearls, as well as a side of blood orange salad.
For something more substantial, the Moroccan Plantballs Bowl gives you a taste of rich Middle Eastern flavours thanks to this dish’s blend of sweet potato, kale, baby spinach, baby gem, freekeh, mint, coconut labneh and pomegranate. Other great options include the Acai Bowl, The Peanut Smoothie Bowl and their signature dish – the Avo Bun Burger.
This vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Covent Garden is open From Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 9pm.
Address: 24 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8ND
5. The Real Greek
What better way to spend an evening with family and friends than enjoying some appetizing traditional Greek cuisine!
That’s exactly what The Real Greek has on offer. While this place isn’t solely vegan or vegetarian, they do offer a nice selection of vegan, as well as vegetarian dishes, including many tasty starters, salads, cold and hot meze, and souvlaki wraps.
There’s a relaxed and inviting atmosphere here thanks to the large windows, sleek wooden floors and warm lighting. Although the chandeliers they have also gives a touch of Greek grandeur!
Although they can’t claim to be a solely vegan or vegetarian restaurant, The Real Greek’s vegan menu is certainly not second best. Just ask for their separate vegan menu and you will see why.
Some of the favourites on that menu include their Jackfruit Gyros and Falafel Gyros. As for the hot meze, we recommend the Vegan Meatballs, Falafel and the Jackfruit Stifado, which is prepared with jackfruit, slow-cooked with button mushrooms, shallots and aniseed.
This restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 12pm to 10:30pm and from Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm. They may serve non-vegan food, but the fantastic vegan menu is why The Real Greek deserved a place on our list of the best vegan restaurants in Covent Garden.
Address: 60-62 Long Acre, London WC2E 9JE
6. Koshari Street
Since we’re on a roll in regards to introducing you to innovative, tasty, plant-based global cuisine, it’s little surprise Koshari Street is up next!
This restaurant serves up Egyptian street food that is packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients. It’s an easy grab-and-go place with attentive and polite staff, as well as reasonable prices – which is always a bonus in London.
This hole-in-the-wall has minimal seating but serves a real treat with several Egyptian style vegan bowls to choose from.
Try out the Classic Koshari if it’s your first visit. That dish comprises of a base of either lentils, rice or pasta which is then topped with tomato sauce, chickpeas, garlic dressing and fried onions. Their Falafel Koshari served with their classic koshari base, tomato sauce, falafel, chickpeas, tahini dressing and fried onion is also a winner.
Although not solely vegan or vegetarian, this restaurant has a unique concept and is well worth visiting. Koshari Street is open from Monday to Thursday from 11:30am to 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 8pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 6:30pm.
Address: 56 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4EA
Located just ten minutes walk from central Covent Garden, Vantra offers both raw and cooked internationally inspired dishes.
This purely vegan restaurant near Covent Garden is well worth the short walk thanks to the nutritious and delicious cuisine served up. They pride themselves for the immunity boosting qualities of their food thanks to the enzymes, probiotics and superfoods that are an integral part of the dishes they create.
Fancy a tasty health boost yourself? Then try their Probiotic Root Vegetable Noodle with Seaweed Coriander Seed, Herbs and Coconut Amino which is part of Vantra’s raw small dishes selection. As for the cooked small dishes, we think you’ll love their Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry, as well as the Fermented Soya Tempeh and Cauliflower with BBQ Sauce.
The warm, friendly and very knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist with any of your queries too, and if you’re still peckish after your health kick, then why not up the calories by trying their vegan desserts and milkshakes as well.
This purely vegan restaurant in Covent Garden is open from Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, Sunday from 12pm to 8pm, but is closed on Monday.
Address: 5 Wardour St, London W1D 6PB
8. Masala Zone
Walk through the old wooden temple doors of Masala Zone and experience the real feel of India as you’re met by a display of Rajasthani puppets and antique chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Simply put, this highly acclaimed contemporary Indian restaurant oozes character and charm.
Situated just one minute from the Royal Opera House, this vegan-friendly spot is the perfect dinner choice before or after enjoying some of the finest entertainment in London.
Luckily the large selection of vegan dishes on offer will please even the harshest of critics. From the Veg Samosa, Onion Bhajia, thalis and dosas to the vegetable curries – the choices are endless. Although this restaurant isn’t solely vegan or vegetarian, we’re sure you’ll find a dish perfect for you and will love the creative twist they add to many traditional Indian dishes.
We highly recommend booking in advance though as this spot is in high demand. Not only for its excellent food, but also for the outstanding service.
This vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant is open on weekdays for lunch from 12:30pm until 2:30pm, and then from dinner from 5pm. As for weekends, they’re open from 12:30pm until 10-11pm.
Address: 48 Floral St, London WC2E 9DA