Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Greenwich is famous as one of the most historic areas of London. With so much to explore, this borough offers a beautiful mix of outstanding architecture, royal heritage, world-class attractions, quaint riverside setting and even the renowned Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
But this area’s charm doesn’t just end there! Greenwich also boasts a plethora of vegan and vegetarian restaurants with dishes ranging from British classics, street-style, to internationally-inspired options.
So whether you’re on a business trip, a resident or just visiting this stunning borough, the dining scene will undoubtedly leave you impressed. So let’s get started!
Five Exceptional Vegan &Vegetarian Restaurants In Greenwich: Food Worth Waiting For!
1. Five Buns
A super upbeat and colour-filled restaurant specialising in mouth-watering burgers, bursting with flavour and colour.
As vegans and vegetarians, we know the struggle of picking up a menu and seeing just one burger option on it. But Five Buns is everything but boring when it comes to their burgers!
Located just a short walk from National Maritime Museum, Five Buns is super lively and colourful eatery specializing in Italian-inspired burgers which are vegan, including many gluten free options with a healthier twist.
You’ll find the fries and super tasty sides here are air-fried, even the burgers are juicy and some of the tastiest you can get your hands on in town. With so many creative burgers to choose from, the restaurant owners make your experience even more exciting by having some fun coloured buns – what’s not to like?
For starters, one of the most talked about sides has got to be their incredible Arancini which are air-fried arborio rice ball filled with vegan ragu sauce and coated in gluten free breadcrumbs. We also recommend the Potato Croquettes which is air-fried potato croquette filled with vegan mozzarella cheese coated in gluten free breadcrumbs.
And when it comes to their burgers, you’ll be spoiled for choice with these flavourful and colourful burgers. And one of the stand-out choices has got to be the Lava Burger which consists of a Beyond meat patty, vegan cheese, capers, lettuce, sweet and sour red peppers, tomato, basil mayo, and chilly mayo on a red beetroot bun.
Another must-try burger is their Riviera Blue Burger which is prepared with butternut squash, caramelised onions, feta and quinoa patty, Italian-styled marinated courgettes and housemade vegan mint mayo in a blue bun.
Five Buns is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, but is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Address: Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ
An exclusively vegan and vegetarian restaurant with an inviting atmosphere serving some of the best Indian street food and decadent mains in town!
Located just a few minutes walk from several captivating museums like Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum, Hullabaloo is the go-to for some authentic Indian street food and classic mains.
Get a taste of some of the most delicious street food that India’s so famous for at this unpretentious restaurant. Walk into this down-to-earth eatery and immediately smell the aromas wafting from the kitchen.
Grab a seat downstairs for an even nicer atmosphere and enjoy the wholesome Indian flavours, along with great service. The staff are super friendly and attentive. So if it’s your first time trying out Indian snacks, they’ll always be happy to provide recommendations.
Whether you’re grabbing some little snacks or tasty main courses, you’ll see that the menu here comprises of mainly vegan choices, including some options which contain dairy, yoghurt or cheese.
We recommend starting with their vegan Onion Bhajis which are prepared with finely sliced onions mixed in with gram flour and caraway seeds. And for a vegetarian option, their Paneer Shaslik is a must-try which consists of Indian cheese with bell peppers, onions, home made spices, yogurt and lemon.
For mains, one of the popular vegan dishes is the Vegetable Biryani which is prepared with mixed vegetable cooked with basmati rice and Indian aromatic spices.
But if you fancy a curry, then go for the vegetarian Kadhai Paneer which consists of cottage cheese, bell peppers and garam masala. Pair that with their mouth-watering vegan Peshawari Naan for the perfect combination.
Hullabaloo is open everyday from 12pm to 11pm.
Address: 10 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BJ
3. Vegan Garden London
A down-to-earth food stall in Greenwich Market offering an appealing selection of savoury, as well as sweet exclusively plant-based dishes.
If you’re in Greenwich Market between Saturday and Sunday, make sure to not miss out on these exclusively plant-based handmade dishes all lovingly prepared by the founder, Kaya and crew.
Vegan Garden London is an independent food stall offers a large variety of both sweet and savoury delicacies, all delicious and 100% plant-based of course!
So whether you just fancy a quick bite before your next weekend adventure or want to savour your food, sat on the grass and soaking in the rays, this pick on our list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Greenwich will be right up your street!
Kaya has brought a unique concept to this area’s dining scene, so expect creativity, deliciousness and a menu that varies as the seasons change! One thing for sure is that you’ll never get bored with the food here since these handmade dishes are always made fresh using ingredients which are in season.
You’ll get to choose dishes ranging from lasagna, stuffed peppers, savoury tartlets, soups, quiche, raw and cooked salads, as well as delicious sweet treats like cakes, biscuits and tarts.
Since Vegan Garden is a small individually-owned stall, we recommend keeping an eye on their social media to see if they’re in Greenwich Market on the day.
Vegan Garden London is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Address: Greenwich Market, College Approach, London SE10 9HZ
4. Bill’s Greenwich Restaurant
Conveniently located close to some of the best attractions in the area, Bill’s is an inviting and chilled restaurant offering an array of vegan and vegetarian dishes that will definitely please all!
Located within a few minutes walk from National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and The Fan Museum, Bill’s Greenwich Restaurant is contemporary European chain with some of the most enticing separate breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner menus.
This very aesthetically pleasing restaurant has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, comfy chairs, great service, as well as excellent value for money, given its ideal location right in the heart of London.
Although not solely vegan and vegetarian, Bill’s has a large selection of both plant-based and vegetarian options ranging from breakfast, brunch, small plates, mains, salads, sides, to desserts.
When it comes to breakfast, one of the popular mouth-watering vegan options is The Plant Plate which consists of vegan scrambled ‘eggs’, vegan bacon and sausage, roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms, fried potatoes, baked beans and toast.
And for an excellent vegan pick, we recommend the Halloumi, Eggs & Roast Tomatoes which is prepared with two poached eggs on sourdough with baby spinach and topped with chilli oil.
As for mains, one of the vegetarian favorites is their super fresh and succulent Santorini Salad which is packed with watermelon, feta, mint, olives, cucumber, red onion, tomato, pumpkin seeds and date molasses.
Another vegetarian delight is the Halloumi Shawarma which is marinated in turmeric, lemon and red chilli. As for those who enjoy a bit of spice, then we recommend going for the Paneer, Spinach and Lentil Curry which consists of a south Indian curry with paneer, green lentils and baby spinach, served with toasted flatbread, coconut rice and mint yoghurt.
Vegans will also have loads of plant-based option to choose from and one of the popular picks is their Plant Based Curry which is prepared with soya ‘chicken’ chunks, green lentils and baby spinach, served with toasted flatbread, coconut rice and mint yoghurt. Another delicious pick is the Dirty Vegan Burger which consists of vegan cheese, a vegan patty, truffle hot sauce, vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion and rosemary salted fries.
Bill’s Greenwich Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 11pm and on Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
Address: 13 Nelson Rd., London SE10 9JB
5. Sefa Restaurant
This warm and welcoming eatery specialises in charcoal-grilled Turkish cuisine, including many plant-based and vegetarian options full of flavour and aromas!
Who does not love a nice assortment of Turkіѕh аnd Mеdіtеrrаnеаn fооd whilst catching up with friends and family? Well, Sefa Restaurant offers you just that and so much more!
Walk into this modern eatery and immediately feel the warmth and welcoming vibe thanks to the friendly and accommodating staff and relaxed atmosphere. Don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations from the staff as they are always happy to help with your dietary requirements.
This contemporary restaurant specialises in charcoal-grilled Turkish cuisine, with a tempting selection of vegetarian options, as well as some plant-based choices ranging from cold and hot starters, soups, salads, sides and vegetarian dishes, perfect for sharing with your family and friends.
Vegans can get their hands on their delicious hot starters like the fragrant Middle Eastern street food – the Falafels. And for a vegan main, go for the falafel main which is prepared with broad beans, chickpeas, onions, peppers, parsley, coriander garlic and sesame seeds.
Vegetarians will have a larger selection since any of the dishes at Sefa contain ingredients like cheese or milk. For starters, we recommend the Mucver which is a dish consisting of courgette, egg, feta cheese, flour, dill, parsley and mint. Another popular choice is the Borek Filo Pastry which is filled with feta cheese and parsley.
For mains, locals rave about the mouth-watering Vegetarian Moussaka which is prepared with sliced aubergine, potatoes, green peppers, tomatoes, courgette, topped with béchamel sauce and then oven baked. Another great pick is the Vegetarian Casserole which consists of baby potatoes, mix peppers, onion, mushroom, courgette, garlic and tomato sauce.
Sefa is open on weekdays from 10am to 10pm and on weekends from 9.30am to 10pm.
Address: 129-131 Trafalgar Rd, London SE10 9TX
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