Vegan Friendly Guide to Indian Restaurants in London

Looking for Indian restaurants with veggie options? London may be able to host some of the best Indian restaurants in the world. Some restaurants have traditional recipes, while old favourites are more spicy than ever. Here is our guide to the best Indian restaurants in London.

 

Dishoom

Provenance is big here in Dishoom, and they are very veggie conscious. Lots of choice, all excellent examples of the national cuisine. House black daal, bowl of greens, mattar paneer are our personal favourites. Veggie dishes have their own menu section but can also be found in the main meals bit for meat-eaters to consider.

Dishoom

 

Darjeeling Express

There are many things we admire about Asma Khan, chef and owner of all-female kitchen at Darjeeling Express. Not only is her food the stuff of legends, but she is also smart, challenges stereotypes, injustice and discrimination. Asma and her food are not only trailblazing here in the UK, but also internationally, as she was the first British chef to be featured on the popular Netflix series, Chef’s Table.

Darjeeling Express

 

Gymkhana

Gymkhana is inspired by Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society socialise, dine, drink and play sport. Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Michelin starred Indian cuisine, with a strong focus on chatpatta and boldly spiced sharing dishes.

Gymkhana

 

Rola Wala

Rola Wala is quite convenient for busy days at work. Our pick of the day was kala chana (black chickpea) roll inside a sourdough naan. It's tasty, makes us wonder about their new Rebel Spice Bowl, made with gluten-free black bean noodle, roasted broccoli.

Rola Wala

 

Gunpowder

For a young, modern alternative to Brick Lane, we tried this tiny Aldgate East South Indian offering. Half of the menu in Gunpowder is vegetarian but lacking in choices for vegans. The dining approach is small plates, thoughtfully assembled.

Gunpowder

 

Rasa Restaurants

This is food from Kerela where vegetarian comes naturally. The small and cosy N16 spot is one of the best known plant-based restaurants in London, but also has an W1 location. For creations of veggies, pulses, and explosions of flavour, Rasa is the place to go.

Rasa

 

Cinnamon Bazaar

A modern Indian dining experience from one of London's most famous chefs Vivek Singh. Similar to its more high-end sister, Cinnamon Club, the concept here at Cinnamon Bazaar is a clever mix of Indian heritage and urban London, this time inspired by the marketplaces--cultural and culinary melting pots.

Cinnamon Bazaar