Southwark is probably overlooked by many as a foodie destination (apart from Borough Market). This part of London - between cultural hotspot SouthBank and Tate Modern to London Bridge - now hosts a number of eating and drinking options many of which are well-known chains that we have covered in our reviews. We frequently find ourselves in this area either for an exhibition, to catch a gig or just to meet friends... Friends who always ask us to pick the restaurant, knowing how difficult it is to find decent vegetarian options. Coming up with the below list was not an easy task. Southwark clearly still needs more plant powered creativity.
Start the day fresh at Tibits: From Swiss legends, a delicious and fresh vegetarian buffet, that is an all-day affair. Start the day fresh with their delicious homemade bircher muesli, cereals, croissants and fresh fruit. The perfect spot for a breakfast meeting or to catch up with friends.
Lunch at Padella for the love of pasta: A stylishly small pasta bar serving fresh, hand rolled pasta with delicious sauces and fillings.
Grab & Go The Athenian at Southbank Food Market: Mini-chain pleasing the busy Londoners with their simple, fresh and authentically Greek street food. Menu features 4 non-meat options including a signature Vegan Gyros souvlaki.
Try a very botanical take on an Afternoon Tea at Dandelyan!: Our favorite mixologist, Mr Lyan offering a boozy afternoon tea that is far from being traditional. Vegan menu available.
Have your pre-theatre dinner at Skylon: Named after the futuristic-looking vertical feature that was a symbol of the Festival of Britain in 1951, Skylon is a perfectly housed fine-dining experience in London’s Southbank.