Updated on March 23rd, 2022
AD – Sponsored | With spring just around the corner, I wanted to share my top 5 restaurants I want to visit in London including for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Also, since I am a vegetarian, all the restaurants offer vegetarian options and they can be booked through SquareMeal.
1. Breakfast at Riding House Café
The Riding House Café has a delicious breakfast menu with pancakes, hollandaise, sides, and more. Several of the vegetarian options I would love to try are the avocado and chard florentine and the deep dish pancakes with berries and cream. The cafe also serves brunch on the weekends including a vegetarian Sunday roast with truffled portobello and sweet potato wellington. The cafe has a lunch and dinner menu as well, but I would love to visit for breakfast.
2. Lunch at Avobar
Avobar is located in Covent Garden, and at Avobar, every dish features avocados from starters including vegan tacos with roasted sweet potato and avocado to a smashed chili avocado toast. They also have an avocado bun burger with a sweet potato and red lentil patty and various avocado desserts from avocado brownies to matcha pancakes with caramelized banana and avocado butter. Also, all their avocados are ethically and sustainably sourced where the farmers are paid fair wages and are Rainforest Alliance certified. I love avocados, so Avobar is definitely on my list of restaurants I want to visit.
3. Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace
Of course, I had to include a restaurant for afternoon tea. The Rubens hotel is located opposite Buckingham Palace and they serve tea in the Palace Lounge, which overlooks the Royal Mews. They offer both a vegetarian and a vegan afternoon tea menu with sandwiches like a BLT with plant-based bacon as well as scones and pastries including a chai latte cheesecake and a raspberry and pistachio tart. They also have a prince and princess afternoon tea menu with kid-friendly sandwiches and pastries, which would be perfect for my daughter too.
4. Dinner at Sticks ‘N’ Sushi
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi is a Danish-based chain that has since expanded to England with various locations in London including Covent Garden, Soho, and Victoria. They offer sushi a la carte as well as menus including the Greenkeeper menu that comes with edamame, grilled broccoli, seaweed salad, garden roll maki, portobello mushroom, avocado, and inari nigiri, and oyster mushroom and sweet potato sticks. Sushi is one of my favorite meals and my daughter loves sushi too, and they have a kid’s menu that is perfect for her with salmon nigiri, cucumber hosomaki, chicken meatballs, and rice, so I definitely want to visit Sticks ‘N’ Sushi.
5. Vegan Meal at Tendril
Since I am vegetarian, I thought it would be nice to visit a restaurant where I could potentially eat everything on the menu and I do not have to search for the vegetarian meals. Tendril, is a mostly vegan restaurant in that most of the meals are plant-based, but there are a few with cheese. They have an a la carte menu and a sample discovery menu for lunch and dinner, which I would love to try. I would also love to try some of the a la carte options including the corn tostada with broad beans and pico de gallo, the purple sweet potatoes, and the ratatouille.