Protecting the environment, animal welfare and personal health – by now, most of us are familiar with the positive impact veganism can have on both our bodies and the planet. With over 700,000 people joining in for Veganuary in 2023, the plant-based diet has never been more popular, and London’s diverse and exceptional culinary scene has played a large role in this plant-powered movement.
Bond Street, known for its delicious dining scene, is no exception. Prepped to showcase an array of vegan offerings throughout the month and beyond, both seasoned vegans and plant-based novices are promised a top-notch Veganuary 2024 no matter your taste or budget.
Bar des Prés
Bar des Prés is the first international venture of renowned French chef Cyril Lignac. The menu here introduces a culinary fusion that marries the elegance of French cuisine with the vibrant flavours of East Asia.
Settle into one of its velvet booths and revel in vegan dishes like the miso caramelised portobello mushroom with hazelnut, and the aubergine with karashi, miso and furikake.
Bar des Prés, 16 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HW
In the centre of London’s Mayfair is one of the city’s best-known luxury hotels, Claridge’s. This Veganuary, savour the plant-based offerings from The Foyer & Reading Room while taking in the splendour of your surroundings.
Enjoy salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as main dishes such as vegan risotto with wild mushrooms and chestnut or penne arrabiata with grilled vegetables and spiced tomato sauce. Now that’s a pretty good way to kick off January!
Claridge’s, Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
Boasting a Michelin star since 2011, Hakkasan draws inspiration from authentic Cantonese recipes and seamlessly blends them with contemporary influences, resulting in an exceptional dining experience.
The à la carte menu has a great vegan offering, with everything from dim sum to veggie salads. However, it’s the signature Chrysanthemum menu that really takes the cake when it comes to vegan dining. Priced at £78 per person, the all-vegan menu symbolises longevity, good health and vitality and features ingredients that make each item on the menu burst with flavour.
Hakkasan, 17 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QB
The Biltmore Mayfair’s Tea Lounge
The ritual of afternoon tea never goes out of style on Bond Street, and the Tea Lounge at The Biltmore Mayfair takes the cake for its vegan afternoon tea menu.
Highlighting fresh and heritage produce from across the UK, The Biltmore’s dedicated Tea Lounge offers you the chance to enjoy a plethora of vegan sandwiches, such as tofu with sundried tomatoes and vegan pesto, along with savoury tarts and wedges. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a wide choice of desserts and, of course, warm scones.
The Biltmore Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
The ambiance and charm of The Connaught makes it a favourite among hotel guests and Mayfair locals alike, and world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has added to the offering with a specially curated vegan menu that reflects his culinary mastery.
Infused with his love for the city and inspired by his adventures in Southeast Asia, the vegan options stand alongside beloved Connaught classics to make for some truly inspired dishes.
The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL