Aug 27, 2018

Best Restaurants with Private Rooms in London for Vegan Cuisine

Talk about a trend sweeping the planet – it seems like veganism has not just caught on, it’s caught fire! The whole world is hot for vegan food right now, and London’s no exception. If you want to hold a party or event and know you’ve got top vegan food, then check these venues out – from fine dining to pub grub, it’s all possible.

Gauthier Soho

We love this classic Soho Regency townhouse that’s under the direction of Michelin starred chef Alexis Gauthier. With a focus on vegetables since its opening, in 2015, Gauthier changed his vegetable menu to be fully vegan and in 2016 became vegan himself. The ‘Les Plantes’ menu has won several awards including ‘Best Vegan Menu’ (PETA Food Awards 2016). With a variety of private rooms available from one or both of the main dining rooms (Le Grand/Le Petit Salon) or the Games Room, Hidden Room or Chef’s Room, Gauthier can accommodate parties from 4 to 40 including wedding receptions. Menus cost around £60 per person.

Apres Food Co

Run by a fully trained nutritional therapist, this multi-award winning small independent café has already received accolades from the likes of Tatler, Forbes, Time Out and London Lifestyle and Free From Awards despite only opening 18 months ago. With more of a bistro feel in the evenings it is available for exclusive hire for up to 28 guests. With seasonally changing menus and everything cooked on site, it’s organic where possible (including organic and biodynamic wines), gluten free, with nothing fried or cling-filmed and dishes are refined sugar free. Parties can choose a bespoke menu, a reduced a la carte or a self-serve buffet of salads and other dishes on the central display. Spend per head is around £25 – £30, although breakfasts start at just £8.95 with a full Apres breakfast a very competitive £13.95. There’s a minimum spend dependent on time and date of event and a 50% deposit on food is also required.

222 Veggie Vegan

With space for up to 42 guests, Veggie Vegan can be hired exclusively for private events.

For lunch events, there’s a buffet at £11.50 per person, or from 5.30pm onwards an a la carte is offered. For events they request the starter and main are pre-ordered to ensure smooth service or can arrange a set menu if required. With discretionary room hire charges dependent on the time and date of events, there’s also a variable deposit required for food. Average spend is around £25 per person for three courses. 222 is often recognised for its great food in a casual setting – with awards from Time Out, Square Meal and the Happy Cow.

The Spread Eagle

London’s first 100% vegan pub – with all its food, drinks, fixtures and fittings being plant-based and sourced sustainably, The Spread Eagle in Hackney has a semi-private snug for around 20 – 30 or can section off areas of the pub for seated dinners for between 40 to 100 guests. They offer their regular menu for parties of all sizes or can tailor make party menus on request. Spend per head is around £15-20 per head and there’s no room hire or minimum spend required, just a deposit for larger parties.

ROKA

Roka restaurants offer an all Vegan Tasting Menu (£60 per person) which is also gluten free featuring dishes such as grilled tofu with shiitake mushrooms, lemon and chilli; rice toban with Japanese mushrooms, mountain vegetables and shaved truffle; peanut, vanilla and chocolate sundae with poki sticks and banana tempura. The menu can be enjoyed in the restaurant group’s two private rooms: ROKA Mayfair offers the Adzuki Private Dining Room, for up to 24 guests, while ROKA Canary Wharf has a Private Dining Terrace, for up to 40 guests for dinner, or 100 standing.

Sakonis

This family-run Indian vegetarian restaurant in Wembley offers a multitude of vegan dishes such as chilli tofu and haka noodles. There’s a private room for up to 50 guests at the back of the restaurant which is often used for family events, 50th and 60th birthdays, engagements and christenings. They offer a buffet style meal (which is shared with the main restaurant): lunch is £12.99/ dinner £15.50 per person and includes starters, mains and dessert options and guests can go up as many times as they like! A bespoke set menu can be arranged for special events for under 10 guests. A variable deposit is required for more than 20 guests dependent on the size of the event.

Tredwells

With three exclusive private dining options this Marcus Wareing-group restaurant and winner of AA’s London Restaurant of the Year is a great place to enjoy vegan cuisine with its Vegwells menu – a five course tasting menu using plant-based food for £35 per person. The Mezzanine can seat up to 30 (50 standing), the Lower ground floor up to 60 (or 150 standing) and the lower ground floor bar for up to 30 standing. The whole venue can host up to 250 for an exclusive event..

Farm Girl

Farm Girl has a simple Australian cafe culture that feels like what Farrow & Ball would do if they did Farms. There’s a semi-private area at their new Chelsea restaurant for up to 30 guests and they also offer exclusive hire of all their sites: Chelsea (80 seated/120 standing), Notting Hill (80 seated/100 standing) and Soho (40 seated/120 standing). They offer a 2 course lunch set menu for £20 (with alcohol £25) or dinner £35 (with alcohol £45) or a three 3 course meal for £45 (with alcohol £55) and require a minimum spend of £1200. They also offer canapés at £5 each.

Andina

In the heart of Shoreditch, a stone’s throw from the uber-cool High Street, Andina offers three great options for meetings and parties. The Music Room can seat up to 22 guests (30 standing), while the ground floor restaurant can host parties for up to 30 people seated (70 standing) or 40 people seated (60 standing) in the downstairs restaurant and bar. Available from 8am to midnight, for meetings or feasting celebrations, there are also three set menu options to choose from £30, £38 and £50 with vegan options including artichoke ceviche and dulce de papaya.

Ceviche

The original venue to kick-start London’s Peruvian-food trend, this branch in the heart of Soho offers space for 14 seated or 30 standing in the bar area or up to 60 seated in the restaurant (100 standing). There are three set menu options with a range of vegan and vegetarian dishes offered priced at £30, £38 and £50.. And don’t’ forget the pisco cocktails!

And for most unlikely candidate…Dirty Bones

Billed as an “NYC Comfort Food” destination, Dirty Bones may not seem like the immediate choice for vegans but the meat-inspired restaurant group have launched their ‘Vegan MacDaddy’ with Moving Mountains’ plant-based meat B12 Burger topped with vegan mac & cashew ‘cheese’, smoky mushroom ‘short rib’ and espresso-spiked BBQ sauce on a soft bun (£12). With a multitude of private and semi-private dining options at their Kensington site for up to 100 and Shoreditch site for up to 70, it ensures everyone at the part will be happy with their patty.