Cafes and restuarants
Carnevale is tiny but chic, so smart that a good number of diners never realise it is a vegetarian restaurant. Cooking capable of excellence, such as heart celeriac and horseradish soup or a spicy risotto with dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
Coming here is a rare opportunity to buy plants without having to listen to non-stop muzak. After enjoying a piece of beetroot and seed cake, stock up on burnt orange sneezeweed or Echicacea with deep pink daisy petals.
Its a treat to be surrounded by a vast array of growing things.
Using only the freshest ingredients Coffee Cake offers an innovative blend of French continental and North African cuisine, from hand crafted artisan pastries, cakes and breads to delicious and beautifully prepared salads.
Como Lario is a favourite with Chelsea and Belgravia residents. The restaurant, managed by Toni Mega, is well known for its warm and friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and comfortable surroundings.
This restaurant is ideal for both romantic evenings and fun dinners. Lunch is a speciality where there is usually a jolly crowd of people.
Established in 2010, Cookies and Scream is multi-award winning, fully vegan and gluten free bakery in Camden Town, London. Their range of cookies, cakes, brownies, pies and donuts are made from the finest ingredients available.
The Courtauld Gallery Café is an oasis of calm set within the elegant surroundings of Somerset House.
The Café has indoor and outdoor seating and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Delicious seasonal food is made on site all year round. You can enjoy freshly baked cakes, salads, soups and light meals.
The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has been created on the old Eastern Curve railway line which once linked Dalston Junction Station to the goods yard and the North London Line.
Wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs, including hazel, hawthorn and birch have been planted alongside butterfly bushes, bracken and other plants that were already growing on the derelict site. The Garden also includes large raised beds for growing food, which are already filling up fast with tomatoes, peppers and scented herbs, all grown by Dalston residents.
Croydon’s Dosa Lounge is located on St James Road, just outside of central Croydon and within easy reach of Addiscombe and South Norwood. It’s an unusual take on the Indian restaurant, giving diners an opportunity to sample street food straight from the subcontinent in relaxed, café style surroundings. Dosa Lounge’s cosy size makes it feel intimate and welcoming, its fresh, bright décor and entirely glass frontage making the space light and airy.
The dining concept here is deceptively simple, much of the menu taken up with the kitchen’s many and varied dosa – India’s answer to the crepe. These are made in different thicknesses and filled with delicious typically Indian ingredients with extra large family dosas and especially created children’s dosas making dining with kids a breeze. Interestingly, Dosa Lounge balances vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes perfectly, giving equal menu space to non-meat dishes, a nod to India’s many vegetarian regions.
With its cool veined marble table-tops, black felted seating and pale stone floor, this is a very stylish café to enjoy a mid-morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Professional chefs bake delicious cakes in-house, and their lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake and raspberry and white chocolate muffins are much admired.
Over a century since it first opened its doors, Elena’s L’Etoile is a legend among London restaurants. A buzzy, glamorous French style bistro founded on high quality food and warm hospitality, this Charlotte Street eaterie is a favourite haunt of business travellers and bohemians alike.
From its beginnings in 1896 to present day, their London French restaurant has evolved over many decades to become the venue of choice for generations of actors and celebrities from stage, screen and the worlds of art and literature.