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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published September 18th 2014
On a sunny day in London (yes actual sunshine!), 'A' and I ventured to the funky, quirky (and sometimes seedy) corner of London town called Soho.

We were on a mission to find Beatroot, which was named in Timeout as one of the top vegetarian vegan restaurants in London and we were not disappointed! Beatroot opened in 1997 and they pride themselves in sourcing the best produce and creating vegetarian and vegan dishes with flair and great taste!

Vegan healthy lunch
Vegan Lunch


Beatroot is tucked in an unassuming Berwick street with some outdoor seating and some bench style seating and tables inside. The interior is brightly coloured and warm with a long counter along one side filled with salads and steaming trays of the most amazing looking food. We arrived around 12.30pm, with the café-style restaurant being busy but moving at a quick pace.

The food is varied with many options for vegetarians and vegans alike, as well as the veggie curious and healthy eater. Hot food is served with your choice of any combination of hot food and salads with generous portions for small containers priced reasonably at £4.70, medium container £6.20 and large containers at £7.20.

On our visit we chose a medium and large container respectively. I kept to the vegan options and tried the amazing Shepherd's pie (mash covering lentils and mushrooms), which was beautifully seasoned with lovely mashed potatoes on top (pictured), the vegan sausage roll with herbed soya mince (a delicious first for me!) (pictured), tangy sesame and beetroot salad, seasonal leaves and carrot salad with the a gentle lemon dressing.

vegan healthy lunch
'A' with Vegan / Veg healthy lunch

'A' had the same as myself in the large container and also included the vegan bean hot pot (which he said rivaled the classic meat version) and the curry of the day with a coconut milk base. The portions were very generous and the staff were so friendly – piling our dishes high (even higher when we mentioned we were dining in!).

Vegan Soya Sausage roll
Vegan Soya Sausage roll


In addition to the above we couldn't help sampling one of their wheat free and vegan flapjacks and chocolate clusters, which we would definitely recommend. They tasted freshly baked with the flapjack being dense, crumbly and fruity and the cluster tasting pure and rich with dark chocolate. The flapjack was priced at £1.90 and the chocolate cluster at £1.80.

As well as the above the restaurant also offers fresh juices priced as follows: Small £3.00 Large £3.80, a variety of smoothies (£3.80) and hot drinks as follows: Organic & Fair-Trade Coffee Americano £2.10, Espresso £1.70, Cappuccino £2.30, Latte £2.30, Mocha latte £2.40, Hot chocolate £2.40, Chai £2.40, Tea – black, herbals £1.80 (with non dairy milk available).

I highly recommend this unique restaurant and I personally love the area of Soho, which is in the centre of town with lovely winding side streets filled with interesting shops, food outlets (including fresh juices & Asian grocers), Mediterranean food and many fresh fruit stands.
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Where: 92 Berwick St, London W1F 0QD, United Kingdom
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I like vegetarian/vegan versions of the original meat dish. It allows you to enjoy the same kinds of things as other people.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 1855 days ago
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