Westminster – a bustling borough boasting a plethora of landmarks, including the world famous Buckingham Palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Big Ben. With so much to explore, one thing for sure is that you’ll work up an appetite while roaming this history-packed area!
And that’s why we’ve cherry-picked the very best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in and around Westminster. Places that can boast an inviting and fun atmosphere, incredible food, excellent service and diverse price ranges that will accommodate all budgets.
From restaurants offering classic comfort food, wholesome and nutritious dishes, to a Michelin rated gastronomic restaurant, Westminster has got a very appealing selection to choose from.
So let’s get started!
Five Exceptional Vegan &Vegetarian Restaurants In Westminster: Food Worth Waiting For!
1. MAAD – Plant-Based
A fully vegan restaurant with a lively atmosphere and funky decor serving comfort food inspired from different parts of the world.
Located within walking distance to both Emmanuel Centre and The Royal Horticultural Halls, MAAD Plant-Based is a trendy restaurant serving 100% vegan classics in a fun atmosphere and funky decor.
You’ll find a tempting selection ranging from burgers, boa buns, kebabs and delicious loaded fries that are all at a very affordable price and huge portions too. Way to enjoy some comforting food without breaking the bank!
We all know that usually vegans are quite limited when it comes to burgers on the menu. But with over six different burgers to choose from, MAAD makes sure that you get to choose among some tempting ones inspired from different parts of the world, including America and Jamaica.
One of the burgers everyone raves about is their MAAD Super Stack which consists of a plant-based burger patty, vegan cheese, vegan bacon, grilled pineapple ring, MAAD sauce, chilli mayo, tomato, lettuce, gherkins and jalapeños.
And for those who are a fan of cheesesteaks, how does Philadelphia’s most iconic food sound to you? Dig into the MAAD Philly Cheesesteak right in the heart of London. This popular dish is prepared with vegan steak, caramelised onion and their signature vegan cheese sauce.
For a taste of Chinese cuisine, we recommend the Duck Bao Buns which are filled with hoisin shredded vegan duck, cabbage and spicy mayo.
You can pair any of the kebabs, burgers or hot dogs with their Fully Loaded MAAD Fries for the ultimate treat! This pick is topped with their signature vegan cheese sauce, vegan bacon rashers, jalapeños, MAAD sauce and BBQ jerk sauce.
MAAD is open Monday from 11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 9pm, Saturday from 4pm to 9pm, but is closed on Sunday.
Address: 36 Strutton Ground, London SW1P 2HY
2. The Vegan Brasserie
A very stylish brasserie with a tempting internationally-inspired menu and stunning interior which incorporates touches of French style.
Situated just a 10 minute walk from The Royal Mews, two performing arts theatres and Tate Britain Museum, The Vegan Brasserie is the ideal stop for some globally inspired dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.
This chic brasserie beautifully incorporates the French style and decor with tasteful picture frames and plenty of gorgeous plants that pop against the white background.
Grab a seat in one of their comfortable booths and enjoy the nice selection of plant based dishes inspired from all around the world.
For starters, we recommend their Sweet Potato Chickpea Cakes which are served with avocado salsa, as well as the Meatballs are incredibly tasty. This starter is prepared with baked vegan meatballs in a passata sauce and topped with melted vegan mozzarella cheese.
As for mains, one of the popular dishes is the Bacon Melt which consists of a plant-based burger patty, vegan bacon, vegan cheese, onions, gherkins, tomatoes, lettuce and their special BBQ sauce. Another great pick is their Vegan Chick’n Pizza which is topped with vegan shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn, red onion, vegan cheese and fresh basil.
For a taste of Mexican cuisine, we recommend the Crispy Avocado Tacos which are prepared with baked avocado fries, lettuce, beans, pico de gallo and cilantro sauce.
But if you want something to keep you full for long and offers loads of variety, we think you’ll love the Thali which is a traditional Indian platter that comes with basmati rice and homemade chapati bread.
The Vegan Brasserie is open everyday from 12pm to 9:30pm.
Address: Vane St, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PA
3. Neat Burger
This small, yet very inviting burger joint has a menu that’s big on flavour and variety, and has beautiful pastel colours indoors, as well as on their outdoor patio. Enjoy their happy hour everyday from 3pm to 5pm.
Neat Burger is a lively and inviting burger joint conveniently located close to St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, The Royal Mews, as well as the heritage preservation known as Historic Houses.
This eatery screams fun, colourful and inviting thanks to the pastel colours in the walls and chairs, stunning wallpaper and a small outdoor patio for those who love to get in some rays while enjoying their lunch.
This restaurant is very passionate about offering no animal byproducts, no junk in their recipes and being sustainable, without compromising on flavour.
Neat Burger is one of the most loved vegan restaurants in Westminster for the excellent selection of mouth-watering burgers, bowls and delicious sides.
One of the must-try burgers here is their Smoke Stack which consists of a double neat meat patty smashed with onions, lettuce, jalapenos, pickles, mayo, two crispy onion rings and BBQ sauce. Another excellent pick is the signature Neat Burger which consists of vegan cheese, grilled onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato, white onions, neat sauce, stack sauce and a Neat Meat patty.
For those who want to enjoy their food without the bun, then we recommend going for the Mexican Chick’n Bowls which is packed with lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions, crispy onions, bacon bits, mayo and Mexican chick’n pieces.
Get more bang for your buck during their happy hour which is available everyday from 3pm to 5pm on the latest addition to Neat Burger’s eatery.
Neat Burger is open on weekdays from 11:30am to 10pm and on weekends from 11am to 10pm.
Address: 36 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0RE
4. The Ivy Victoria
This very spacious restaurant over 2 floors is the perfect spot for a gourmet lunch, brunch, dinner or even cocktails with your friends and family.
Since we’ve already recommended some of the more affordable and casual eats above, we’ll now introduce you to Westminster’s finer selection of vegan and vegetarian restaurants that are well worth a visit with your colleagues, family and friends.
And that’s why The Ivy Victoria made the cut for the separate vegan and vegetarian menu on offer, as well as the super spacious interior and ambient atmosphere.
So whether you’re visiting The Ivy Victoria for a business lunch, weekend brunch, cocktails or dinner for two, you’ll enjoy the array of modern British classics, Asian-inspired cuisine and excellent vegan and vegetarian dishes on offer.
Since this restaurant has 2 floors where you can either book for a pleasant lunch, brunch or dinner in their main dining area or come for a drink or celebrate a special occasion in their bar area and private dining room.
For a few nibbles with your cocktails, we recommend going for the tasty vegetarian Truffle Arancini which is a dish comprising of fried arborio rice balls with truffle cheese. For some vegan nibbles, go for the Spiced Green Olives which are gordal olives with chilli, coriander and lemon.
For starters, we think vegans will enjoy their Jackfruit & Peanut Bang Bang Salad which consists of chayote, Chinese leaf, mooli, sesame, peanuts and coriander. For a vegetarian option, The Ivy Cheese Souffle With Basil is a mouth-watering pick which is a souffle twice-baked and gratinated with a light cheese sauce and topped with pesto, basil and toasted pine nuts.
As for mains, you’ll find all dishes that are fully vegan, but we guarantee that you won’t feel like you’re missing out on taste and flavour.
The Plant-Based Malaysian Curry which consists of sweet potato, toasted coconut, red chilli, coriander and jasmine rice is a very wholesome and comforting dish. Another great pick is the Ginger & Soy Glazed Aubergine which is prepared with cracked durum wheat, cauliflower, raisins, flaked almonds, coconut yoghurt, red pepper purée and rocket.
The Ivy Victoria is open on weekdays from 8am to 10:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 10:30pm and on Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
Address: 66 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ
5. Gauthier Soho
The place to be for a unique and intimate fine dining experience around some of the finest and most creative 100% plant-based French cuisine.
Located just 10 minutes outside Westminster, Gauthier Soho had to be included on our list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Westminster for the unique fine dining experience.
Whether you’re celebrating something special with your family or want to have a romantic dinner with your loved one, this restaurant’s intimate setting will be ideal thanks to the private setup over 3 floors of Regency townhouse.
This sustainable gastronomic restaurant reopened as a 100% vegan restaurant in 2021, and what followed was only good feedback and even a mention in the renowned Michelin guide!
With the creativity of Alexis Gauthier’s new French gastronomy, he beautifully showcases this cuisine with a modern twist, through the classical techniques.
No one will ever get tired of eating here since the menu is a constantly developing result of Chef Alexis Gauthier’s creative vision. So expect only luxury, deliciousness and refinement in every bite you take.
Gauthier Soho offers two types of menu, one that is a shorter 5 course ‘Petit Dîner’ tasting menu is available Tuesday to Saturday at 5pm. The second option is their indulgent 8 course ‘Grand Dîner’ tasting menu which is available Tuesday to Saturday from 7.30pm, and also on Saturday at 12-1pm.
This fine dining restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 9:30pm, but is closed on Monday and Sunday.
Address: 21 Romilly St, London W1D 5AF