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Vanilla Black

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#1,675 of 18,974 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Your mother's mantra of "eat your vegetables" probably never brought to mind dishes quite like this. Vanilla Black restaurant, originally from York but now located in the City of London near Chancery Lane, smashes the stereotype of bland, lentil-laden hippie dishes. Instead, Vanilla Black takes a modern, imaginative and ambitious approach to vegetarian cuisine. Result? It is the only vegetarian restaurant in London that's recommended in the Michelin Guide. At Vanilla Black, it's not "vegetarian cooking", it's "vegetable cuisine". The dining areas are spacious and done with art deco-esque flair, Vanilla Black's cool and comfortable dining room sets the stage for its innovative cuisine. Dishes
US$38 - US$154
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked a table for a first valentines dinner for my partner and I. We are both vegetarians hence this was an ideal choice for us. The booking was made on the 20th of January . Unfortunately to family commitments I had to cancel the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pdidi21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last week my mum and I went on a #veganfoodcrawl of London! It has had some mixed reviews, mainly saying the portions are small (true, but they are filling). This is a very swanky restaurant, it’s somewhere to take a veggie to impress! They have...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 398charleyh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for my wife's birthday treat. had the 5-course vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was generally excellent, a couple of items perhaps over-salted. The front of house lady was very friendly and attentive. Most disappointing were the waiting staff. When...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ChrisJ9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very creative menu and great tasting food. Attentive staff and lovely ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed visit

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank alison a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really liked this restaurant. Good service and tasty, interesting food. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank sadiexxx
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

This is a really nice restaurant. The food was good, although the portion sizes were not very generous for the price. Service was attentive but it took a long time to get the drinks. Dessert was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NicRoseP
Reviewed 3 February 2019

We'd heard a lot about Vanilla Black; that it was charming and slightly quirky, perfect for veggies like us. We booked for one of the coldest nights of the year without checking on how to find our way there but managed in the end. So,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank richardpace53
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Loved this restaurant! Central location, down a quiet side street in London. Simplistic decoration and delicious vegetarian food. Wait staff are lovely.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank nicolecostello
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Our third visit to Vanilla Black but the first time with guests. Saturday evening booking, very busy but great service all the way through the visit. Food was amazing as always, especially the Cauliflower main and brownie pudding. Restaurant is fairly off the beaten track,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank KerryJ458
Reviewed 13 January 2019

well varied, great quality and interesting food. Worth a visit for vegans and non vegans alike. Friendly service.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank neil t
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City of London
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its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Yes there is a separate vegan menu and wine list the money spider wine was amazing
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