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Vanilla Black

17-18 Took's Court, London EC4A 1LB, England
+44 20 7242 2622
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17-18 Took's Court, London EC4A 1LB, England
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

I was looking forward to fine dining vegetarian/vegan cuisine but this just really disappointed me. The starter I choose ended up being a large bowl of cheesy mash potato which would have been ok as a side dish but this was just huge and completely...More

2  Thank selectavicky
Reviewed 10 November 2015

my best friend and i had dinner here for celebrating my upcoming wedding, she already knew this place and wanted to bring me there as i am vegetarian. I really really loved everything about this place: the atmosphere, the food, the presentation, the service. two...More

4  Thank ___migu3lita__
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I went in for a vegetarian lunch. Their mission statement on the menu was witty and I was looking forward to trying their food. ... Thank you for perpetuating the stereotype that vegetarian food is bland, boring, tasteless and unappetising. I didn't even want dessert...More

7  Thank Daz d
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Wow, talk about exceeding all your expectations, what amazing food. Neither my partner or I are vegetarians, but there was certainly nothing missing from our plates. Incredible combinations of colour texture and taste. Far far better than Michelin star resturants I have been to. Can't...More

6  Thank d b
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Fist time to a veggie restaurant only because my partner is veggie wanted it to be special as we. Came from Northern Ireland for 2 days only now the restaurant was nice the service was a bit slow but good but the food was very...More

2  Thank keiranj82
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Was a beautiful meal at this stunning vegetarian restaurant. Food was a little different to what I am used to but cooked to perfection and amazing service! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a special dinner.

6  Thank Diana T
Reviewed 26 October 2015

An interesting experience for a carnivore. Not my choice but my daughters, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the vegetarian food, and the service was excellent.,as was the choice of wines. My pocket would not stretch to £135 for a...More

6  Thank oggiedan732
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Our daughter bought us a voucher to encourage us to try a proper vegetarian restaurant. Everything was perfect. Wonderful service and friendly staff who never rushed us. The food was delicious and it took us ages to decide as we could eat everything on the...More

6  Thank Upict
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I decided to take my girl friend to Vanilla Black as a birthday treat, tucked away in the heart of London the place is truly a gem! We had a three course meal, the starters were lovely, as where both the mains and desert. We...More

6  Thank Mitesh L
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. On every level, this place is wonderful. 10 out of 10. The service is excellent and the menu is, well, sublime.

8  Thank Janet M
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
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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are there vegan options?:)
11 September 2015|
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Response from Fluften | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a separate vegan menu and wine list the money spider wine was amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$154
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-18 Took's Court, London EC4A 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 2622
  • E-mail
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 such as hickory smoked duck egg and Ducketts Caerphilly pudding and sweet potato vindaloo with saffron risotto are sure to make an impression on even the most diehard carnivore. Vanilla Black's desserts like carrot cake and orange sorbet with crystallised coriander delight the palate.
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