When it comes to finding the ultimate vegan roast dinners, London has seriously upped its game. Nothing beats indulging in a traditional Sunday roast, especially when in the English capital, and nowadays the plant-based options comprise of way more than a few roast veggies on a plate. Think hearty nut roasts and mushroom Wellingtons served with crisp and fluffy roast potatoes, veggie stuffing, seasonal veg and lashings of gravy. Whoever said vegans were missing out has never tried a vegan Sunday roast at any of these local London spots so book a table and prepare to roll out the door afterwards!
Here we have it herbivores! The best vegan Sunday roasts in London…
Regularly up there as one of the best vegan spots in London, Manna’s Sunday roast is one to rave about. It’s the UK’s oldest fully vegetarian restaurant but since opening has become 100% vegan with a delicious plant-based menu. For around £14, the vegan roast dinner consists of a perfectly blended nut roast, roast potatoes, kale, mangetout, carrots and a tangy mustard gravy. Once you’ve finished indulging in Manna’s hearty vegan roast, head out and around the corner for a walk up London’s famous Primrose Hill. Is there any better way to spend a Sunday?
THE OLD QUEENS HEAD
Looking for the best vegan roast dinner in east London? The Old Queens Head in the northeast serves up a mushroom Wellington that’ll definitely hit the spot. For £13.95, you might be surprised that the gourmet burger bar does a seriously delicious vegan Sunday roast. This comes in the form of a mushroom Wellington along with seasonal veg, parsnips, carrots and a good glug of veggie gravy. The quirky interior and buzzing atmosphere makes this Islington gastropub a local favourite for both meat eaters and vegans. There’s even a karaoke room AND it’s free on Sundays!
NORMAN’S COACH AND HORSES
This central, Soho traditional British pub proudly presents itself as London’s first fully veggie pub, so you can imagine it doesn’t disappoint on the roast dinner front. Norman’s Coach and Horses is a family run pub which has been greeting its regulars for over 150 years with real cask ales and proper British food turned veggie. Get there on a Sunday to indulge in their vegan roast which costs £14.95 - roasted butternut squash with a veggie stuffing and delicious roast vegetables on the side. The vegan parmesan and pine nut topping gives it that dreamy flavour that local vegans (and non-vegans) love it for. Or try their famous ‘tofush and chips’ for £11.95!
CAFE VAN GOGH
Possibly the most famous vegan hangout south of the river, it comes as no surprise that Brixton’s Cafe Van Gogh has made it onto this list. Inside the cosy, cafe interior, Cafe Van Gogh does a mean butternut squash and nut Wellington complete with pesto and all the trimmings for £14. Cafe Van Gogh is a bucket list spot for vegans in London, as aside from their top notch roast dinner, the rest of the menu is also delicious, homemade goodness. Trust us, with portion sizes and flavours as decent as they are here, it definitely lives up to the hype.
Tucked away in west London’s Maida Vale, The Elgin is a trendy little spot that rustles up a seriously tasty vegan roast dinner. Think wild mushroom and spinach Wellington with asparagus and wild garlic drizzled with a porcini sauce all for only £13.50 - the ideal meal for any mushroom lover. The Elgin is all about fresh, quality ingredients, meaning the roast dinner trimmings are always changing with the season. Order a new or old world wine to go with your food or a local beer to wash it all down, then roll yourself out the restaurant and back on the tube right across the road.
If you find yourself in north London on a Sunday, make sure you stop for the roast at Karamel, an award-winning, no-frills, 100% plant-based restaurant with a roast dinner to die for. For £13, they serve up an almond Wellington with a massive pile of flavour-packed veg. Think red cabbage, veggie stuffing, roast potato medley, parsnips, swede, carrots and more, all of course drenched in a delicious gravy. If Wellington doesn’t really float your boat, swap it for vegan sausages instead. Enjoy a local craft beer with your food, and stay to hear some live music or check out an exhibition that might be going on at this vegan restaurant/arts space.
THE OVAL TAVERN
Tucked away near East Croydon station, The Oval Tavern is a real gem. It’s the hangout of choice amongst Croydon locals, serving up some of the best ale in the city with a friendly, local atmosphere and some great live music. While the menu caters for all diets with macaroni cheese, beef burgers and way more on there, it does have a soft spot for the veggies amongst us. On a Sunday, try their vegan roast consisting of a Mediterranean mixed nut, pepper and aubergine loaf served with garlicky roast potatoes, swede mash, stuffing, seasonal veg and lashings of gravy all for £13. No one ever regrets a roast dinner at the Oval Tavern!