We just took the kids to London for a couple of days: their first ever visit. The whole trip was thrown together at the last minute, so it’s an amazing coincidence that directly across the street from our hotel was a lovely all-vegan restaurant, 222 Veggie Vegan. (Honest, of the two good deals that my partner found online, one was opposite one of London’s favourite vegan restaurants… and we didn’t really look at the other one!). It’s just over a 5 minute walk from West Kensington tube station.
My partner ordered the vegan roast (above), which he greatly enjoyed. The mash is potato and parsnip, the “roast” strips must be seitan I think (the menu does not specify), with an onion gravy.
Child #1 tucked into this stirfry, made with marinated tofu, seasonal vegetables and wheat-free noodles. Apart from donating the leafy greens on the top to me, she ate the whole thing. Very tasty.
I couldn’t resist the seitan strogonoff, with a delicious creamy sauce.
Child #2 ordered the 222 Burger, but mostly just ate the fries, with the delicious sour cream and home-made ketchup. That meant I got to sample the burger too, and it was very tasty. It’s made from tofu and veggie mince, with lots of interesting nuggets of flavour.
The food was so good that we came back the next night! But I think these four photos give you the idea. If you get the chance, I highly recommend visiting 222 Veggie Vegan: it’s a good idea to call them to reserve a table before you go, as they were very busy both nights we were there. The chef, Ben Asamani, really does produce “food that makes people happy”.