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The Best Vegan Roast Dinners in London

What's a vegan to do for Sunday lunch in London?


Karamel, Wood Green

Karamel is a relative newcomer on the Wood Green scene; a not-for-profit vegan space, gallery and venue which plays host to great plant-based cuisine, a selection of local beers and a varied roster of cultural events from spoken word to jazz. Being plant-based, they of course have several options for hungry herbivores. Choose from an almond wellington or veggie sausages – and there’s a gluten-free option.


Café Van Gogh, Brixton

This arty South London café serves up a fabulous Sunday roast. They aspire to be zero-waste, eschew single-use plastics and run a programme of on-the-job training for people with additional challenges in life – this is definitely somewhere you want to spend your money. And they serve up a delicious nut and butternut squash wellington with kale and pumpkin seed pesto, plus all the trimmings. Sign us up!


The Duke of Cambridge, Islington

If you like rustic sophistication, you’ll like the Duke of Cambridge. As London’s first organic pub it has garnered a reputation for great food with an inclination towards the natural and seasonal. Their roast options (which are a part of their regular menu, if you can’t wait until Sunday) are representative of this and include a fantastic roast squash with polenta, truffle and of course, lashings of vegan gravy. Add some braised red cabbage or sautéed sprouts for that extra Christmas feel.


Manna, Primrose Hill

Where else to go for a sophisticated, healthy(ish) vegan Sunday lunch than Primrose Hill? Have a wander around the farmers’ market to work up your appetite and then head to Manna, a West London institution specialising in all things vegan. Their vegan Sunday lunch is the stuff of legend and always threatens to run out, so get there in good time.


Manna is currently closed for refurbishment but will re-open soon.


The Old Queen’s Head, Islington

The Old Queen’s Head is well-known for its hit club nights and comedy, but that’s not all there is to this spacious and friendly boozer. Their vegan Sunday roast is something of a North London legend, a mushroom wellington to make even carnivores drool. Pair your roast with a cheeky round of their excellent cocktails – we recommend the sloe gin fizz.

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