Vegetarian London (6th edition) Updates

Vegetarian London

Updates as at 2 June 2016.
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NEW Vegan Hippo cafe reopened May 2016 at 52 Rupert Street, W1D 6DS. (off Brewer Street, just south of where Beatroot used to be. Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Open: M-F 06.30-21.30, Sa 12.00-21.30, Su 12.00-18.00.

NEW Farmacy vegan + eggs restaurant opened April 2016 at 74 Westbourne Grove W2 5SH. 020 7221 0705. Open: M-F 08.00-15.00, 18.00-23.00; Sa 09.00-23.00, Su 09.00-19.00. and

NEW Proper Food vegan cafe opening 1 April 2016 at 378 Kingsland Road, Hackney E8 4AA. Tel 020 7254 0405. Open: M-F 07.00-18.00, Sa 08.00-17.00, Su 9.00-16.00.

NEW The Canary vegetarian cafe and hair salon 61-63 Old Bethnal Green Road E2 6QA. Tel 020 8257 8170. Open W-F 08.30-20.00, Sa 09.30-20.00, Su 9.30-18.00. and

NEW Yorica vegan ice-cream parlour 130 Wardour St, Soho W1F 8ZN. Tel 020 7434 4370. Open M-W 12.00-22.00, Th-Sa 12.00-24.00, Su 11.00-23.00.

NEW Cafe SoVegan in the Royal Sovereign pub, 64 Northwold Road E5 8RL. (Hackney/Stoke Newington border) Tel: 07885 912056. Open: W-F 07.30-16.00, Sa 10.00-16.00, Su 10.00-14.00. Facebook Cafe SoVegan

NEW Mildreds Kings Cross vegetarian restaurant 200 Pentonville Road N1 9JP. Tube: Kings Cross. Open Mon-Fri 08.00-23.00, Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun 11.00-22.00.

NEW Mildreds Camden vegetarian restaurant 9-11 Jamestown Rd NW1 7BW. Tel 020 7482 2114. Open M-Sa 12.00-23.00, Su 12.00-22.00.

NEW Planet Organic 23-24 Tottenham Court Road W1T 1BJ (south end). Tel: 020 7436 1929. Open: M-Sa 07.30-21.00, Su 12.00-18.00.

NEW Redemption Shoreditch vegan raw restaurant and tea room 320 Old Street EC1V 9DR. Tel: 020 7613 0720. Open: M-F 12.00-23.00, Sa 10.00-23.00, Su closed. (near where Saf used to be)0

NEW Just Fab vegan restaurant & take-away in a big red bus 455 Hackney Rd E2 9DY. (Hackney/Bethnal Green) Open Tu-Su 11.00-22.00.

NEW NaturFresh vegan raw cafe 4504 Roman Rd, Bow E3 5LU. Tel: 07588 321 712. Open M-F 9.00-18.00, Sa-Sun 10.00-17.00.

NEW Oat Milk vegetarian cafe 126 Camden Road, NW1 9EE. Open: M-F 08.00-17.00, Sa-Su 9.00-17.00. and

NEW Feel Good vegetarian cafe THe Village Arcade, 49-51 Station Rd, Chingford E4 7DA Tel: 07799 965611. Open M-Sa 08.00-17.00. Cold pressed juices, smoothies, breakfasts, salads, soups, sandwiches. Facebook The Feel Good Café

NEW Van Gogh vegetarian cafe 88 Brixton Rd SW9 6BE. Tel 07894 968188. Tube Oval. Open: Tu-F 9.00-16.00, Sa 10.00-15.00, Su-M closed.

NEW Love Gift Vegan restaurant 108 Brockley Rise, Honor Oak Park SE23 1NH. Tel: 07958 308397. Open: M-Sa 12.00-22.00, Su 12.00-19.00. and

NEW Planet Organic Wandsworth 52 Garratt Lane SW18 4TF. Tel: 020 8877 8330. Open: M-Sa 07.30-21.00, Su 9.00-21.00.

NEW Buttercream Dreams vegan cafe at Project b, 3 Middle Street, Croydon. M-Sa 10.30-16.30. 07497 754864 FB (HC and articles 07908251323)

NEW Redemption vegan raw restaurant and alcohol-free bar 6 Chepstow Rd W2 5BH. Tel: 020 7313 9041. Open: Tu-F 12.00-23.00, Sa 10.00-23.00, Sun 10.00-17.00, M closed.

NEW Old School vegetarian Indian restaurant 248 Hanworth Road, Hounslow TW3 3TY. Tel: 020 7018 7830. Open: M-F 18.00-23.00, Sa-Su 12.00-23.00. and Facebook Old School Vegetarian Restaurant

NEW Super Singh's vegetarian pizza Monrepos, Faggs Road, Feltham TW14 0NB. 020 8384 3132. Open: M-F 12.00-15.00, 17.00-23.00; Sa-Su 14.00-22.00. and Facebook Super Singh's
Our review in Vegetarian Living magazine

NEW Trew Era vegetarian café, 30 Whitmore Road Hoxton N1 5QA (top of Pitfield Street). Open: M-Sa 9.00-18.00, Su 10.00-17.00. Not for profit, locally sourced, organic café opened by Russell Brand.

NEW The Hive of Vyner Street vegetarian café-restaurant, 286-290 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green E2 9DA (by the canal). Tel: 07956355156. Open: Mon-Fri 08.00-22.00, Sat 09.00-22.00, Sun 10.00-22.00.

Lush and B in Carnaby Street and Regent Street, Soho (pages 69-70), Covent Garden (page 84) and Mayfair (page 127) closed. There is a new enormous flagship Lush at 175 Oxford St W1D 1JS (junction with Poland Street) on three floors.

Beatroot in Soho has closed.

NEW Cook Daily vegan cafe in Shoreditch 1st Floor of Boxpark shopping mall unit 55, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd E1 6GY. Next to Shoreditch High St overground station. Tel: 02076131513. Open: Mon-Wed 12.00-21.30, Thu-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-20.00. Asian-influenced eatery with some raw and some Ital dishes. Mainly stir-fried bowls and smoothies. A few low tables and a side bar. They have opened a second unit opposite called Home, with south-east Asian vegan curries and stir-fries for £8.

NEW Veg Bar vegan restaurant, Brixton 45 Tulse Hill SW2 2TJ. Tel: 020 8678 0697. Tube/train: Brixton. Open: Tue-Wed 17.00-23.00, Thu-Fri 17.00-late (whatever that means), Sat 10.00-late, Sun 12.00-18.00, Mon closed. Dishes £6.50 per small plate such as vegan hot dogs, jackfruit and mushroom tacos, chilli and maple black bean slider with pickled red cabbage. Also vegan cocktails. and

NEW Lighthouse Living vegetarian cafe, Catford at 7 Catford Broadway SE6 4SP. Tel: 020 8690 6616. Train: Catford Bridge. Open Mon-Sat 07.30am-17.30. Lunchtime buffet 12.00-15.00 all you can eat in £7.50, take-away £5.50. Plenty for vegans. and

NEW Juicebaby smoothie, juice and raw food café, 398 Kings Rd, Chelsea SW10 0LJ (near Milman’s St). Tel 020-7351 2230. Open: M-Sa 08.00-19.00, Su 9.00-19.00. Cold pressed juices, nut milks, smoothies, breakfast bowls, quinoa salads, a dozen raw desserts, coffee and tea.

NEW Blend and Press juice bar 16a Neals Yard Covent Garden WC2H 9DP. Tel: 020-3119 5966. Open Mon-Wed 9.00-17.30, Thu-Fri 9.00-19.30, Sat 10.00-17.30, Sun 12.00-17.00. In the premises of Wild Juicery, but now with cold pressed juices.

NEW Ethos vegetarian restaurant at Oxford Circus 48 Eastcastle Street W1W 8PX. (behind Top Shop, next to Crussh). Tel 020-3581 1538. Open Mon-Fri approx 07.00-22 or 23.00, Sat 08 or 09.00-22.00, Sun 10.00-18.00. . Opened end Sept 2014. Big, gorgeous inside, with an all day buffet. £2.30 per 100 grams breakfast, £2.50 lunch, £2.70 dinner. Vegan wine! If you like Tibits you'll probably love this place. Strangely no vegan desserts yet on weekdays, so if you want one you are better off going to nearby Vitao or Tibits, but we believe they are working on that.

NEW Kin vegetarian café 22 Foley Street, Fitzrovia W1W 6DF. (north side of Goodge Street, near Tottenham Court Road) Tel: 020-7998 4720. Open: Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00, Sat-Sun closed. Tube: Goodge Street. Lovely new veggie café with savouries served with salads. Fresh juices, coffees. Cakes including vegan.

NEW Kabaret at Karamel vegan restaurant, bar and night club 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green N22 6UJ. Tel: 020-8829 8989. Open: Mon-Thu 09.30-23.00, Fri 09.30-02.00, Sat 10.00-23.00, Sun private events. Tube: Wood Green. Fabulous big new place, great prices and all the alcohol is vegan including lots of craft beers, well worth a trip. Lots of free music events. London Vegan Drinks is meeting here the first Saturday night of the month.

NEW Whole Foods Market 1 George Street, Richmond TW9 1AB.

NEW Tanyas in myhotel, 35 Ixworth Place, Chelsea SW3 3QX. Open: Mon 07.00-15.30, Tue-Fri 07.00-23.00, Sat 08.00-23.00, Sun 08.00-15.30, food served till 3pm, Almost all vegan (apart from bee products), raw, upmarket restaurant and bar. If you miss Saf, come here. Cold pressed juices, raw chocolates and organic vegan wines all day.

Neals Yard Salad Bar in Covent Garden has closed.

NEW NAMA raw vegan restaurant opened April 2014 at 110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill W11 1JR. Tel 020-7313 4638. Open: Mon-Thu 08.30-19.00, Fri 08.30-22.00, Sat 10.00-22.00, Sun 10.00-18.00. and

NEW LabOrganic raw vegan juice bar and café 58 Neal Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9PA. Open: Mon-Fri 08.00-19.30, Sat 10.00-19.00, Sun 10.00-18.00. Tel 020-7836 3099. Bright, brand new, raw and gluten-free café and juice bar in Covent Garden. Everything is vegan apart from a few bee products. Cold-pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices made fresh each morning. Salads, breakfasts and desserts like coconut yogurt, chocolate mousse, chia pudding, or cashew creamy nut mix which is like a healthy cheesecake. Organic teas and gluten-free cakes. Children welcome and they love the cocoa hazelnut milk and green lemonade. and Facebook LabOrganic

NEW Whole Foods Market Fulham, 2-6 Fulham Broadway SW5 1AA.

Spirited Palace in Crystal Palace has closed. The chef has gone to NEW Honey Hive West Indian vegan and raw café in Calabash of Culture shop at 21 Sydenham Road SE26 5EX. Tel 020 8778 6326, 07415 792 300. Open: Mon-Sat 11.00-19.30, Sun 12.00-17.00.

NEW RAW gourmet vegan and raw restaurant, Bayswater at La Suite West boutique hotel, 41-51 Inverness Terrance W2 3JN. Tel: 020 733 8425. Open: Mon-Sun 12.00-22.30 (last order 22.15). On the north side of Hyde Park. Gorgeous upmarket restaurant. Starters £6-9, mains £10-13, desserts £6-8. Afternoon tea £19 till 6pm, comes with coffee or teas, warm scones with strawberries and whipped coconut cream, sesame halva, chocolate and coconut raw cake, and a selection of finger sandwiches. No alcohol. Lots of juices, smoothies, shakes and mocktails. Children welcome; high chairs, and they love the afternoon teas. Outside seating in summer; dogs welcome there. Free wifi. 12.5% discretionary service charge.

VitaOrganic vegan restaurant in Wardour Street, Soho, has moved to bigger premises at 25 Oxford Street (Tottenham Court Road end) and is now called Vantra. Open Mon-Sat 11.30-22.45, Sun 11.30-21.00. Buffet £1.80 per 100grams. Best value is box of food for £6 or £7 eat in till 17.30, or £5.50, £6.50 take-away any time. and

NEW Black Cat vegan cafe-restaurant in Hackney at 76 Clarence Road E5 8HB, where Pogo Cafe used to be right at the top of Mare Street. Tel: 8985 7091. Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 12.00-20.00, Tue closed, Sat-Sun 11.00-19.00. Overground: Hackney Central.

The five Chinese buffet restaurants in Soho have closed (pages 63-4) For a bargain try Maoz falafel and salad bar at 43 Old Compton Street, or Vantra at 25 Oxford Street which has a buffet till 5pm.

NEW Amico Bio Holborn Italian vegetarian organic restaurant at 43 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH. Tel: 020-7836 7509. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Open: Mon-Sat 11.00-23.00. Similar to the original Farringdon branch but this one also does pizzas including vegan. Vegan organic wines.

NEW Courtyard Cafe, Kennington vegetarian cafe, in Jamyang Budhist Centre, 43 Renfrew Road SE11 4NA. Tel: 020 7820 8787. Open: Mon-Fri 10.00-15.00, later when courses on, Sat-Sun closed. Our write up of them in Vegetarian Living magazine and see also

NEW The Waiting Room vegetarian cafe, 142 Deptford High Street SE8 3PQ. Open: Mon-Fri 08.00-19.00, Sat 09.00-19.00. Cash only. Facebook The Waiting Room

NEW Oracles Organic, Brixton vegan juice bar and cafe, Shop 60, 6th Avenue, Brixton Village Arcade SW2 8PS. Tel: 07584 240909. Open: Mon-Fri 10.00-20.00, Sat 10.00-22.00. Our writeup in Vegetarian Living magazine and their Facebook page.

NEW The Gate vegetarian restaurant, Islington 370 St John Street EC1V 4NN. Tel: 020-7278 5483. Tube: Angel. Opposite Saddlers Wells theatre. Turn left out of Angel tube, walk south across the big junction towards Rosebery Ave. Open: Mon-Sun 12.00-23.00 mezze bar menu (except during weekend brunch), a la carte 12.00-14.30, 18.00-22.30, weekend brunch 10.00-15.00. New branch of the top gourmet vegetarian restaurant.

NEW The Third Estate vegan shoe shop 27 Brecknock Rd, N7 0BT (near Bumblee wholefood shops). Tel: 020-3620.2361. Tube/train: Camden Road overground, Kentish Town, Gospel Oak, bus 253, 29, 390. Open: Tue-Wed 10.00-17.30, Thu 11.00-19.00, Fri-Sat 10.00-17.30. Moved from Leeds, all the shoes are vegan/vegetarian. Brands include Vegetarian Shoes, Macbeth (vegan range), Ethletic (organic and FSC certified) and Novacas. Also a range of independent clothing made from organic or reclaimed materials and clothing which is fairly/ethically traded. Facebook: The Third Estate

Saf in Shoreditch has closed (page 134), but Redemption (see above) has opened nearby at 324 Old St. Also good for your top raw restaurants are the new NAMA in Notting Hill, RAW in Bayswater and Tanya's in Chelsea (see above).

Buffet V (page 94). In Islington the Chinese buffet opposite Angel tube that keeps changing its name has started serving meat, so you may prefer to go to Indian Veg on Chapel Market.

NEW The Larder vegetarian cafe replaces Wild Cherry (page 176, Globe Town) at 241 Globe Road, Bethnal Green E2 0JD, next to the London Buddhist Centre. Tel: 020-3490 1404. Open: Mon-Fri 8.00-19.00, hot food till 17.00; Sat-Sun 9.00-17.00. Soup £3.85, specials £5.95-6.95. Lots of cakes £1.60-2.20 including vegan carrot cake, mango cheesecake, chocolate cake. Take-away cheaper. Coffees £1.60-2.50.

Friends Organic wholefood shop (page 175) in Globe Town / Bethnal Green has closed. But the nearby Gallery vegetarian cafe in Old Ford Road (page 177) is now open longer hours and has lots of free events: Mon, Tue, Thu 9.00-19.30; Wed 9.00-22.00; Fri 9.00-23.00; Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11.00-18.00. Every Wed open mic night for poets and musicians from 19.00. Every Fri free live acoustic or electronic music from 19.00. Time Out's First Thursdays has art, culture and events.

Zen Garden, Leather Lane EC1 closed (page 137, City). Try instead the nearby new Italian vegetarian restaurant Amico Bio, see below.

World Food Cafe is now Wild Food Cafe, upstairs in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. Open: Mon 12.00-17.00, Tue-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-19.00. Gourmet vegan and raw food and amazing juices.

As Nature Intended, Stratford, wholefood store, new branch of the popular organic wholefood shops near the Olympic park at Westfield Stratford shopping centre, Great Eastern Market (near Waitrose and Stratford International exit), Lower Ground Floor, Stratford, London E20 1EH. Tel: 020-8534 8807.

CLOSED: new central openings Vegan Hippo, Mrs Marengo's, October Cafe, Otarian, Tata, Zilli Green. Also Veggie Inn and Karma Free Pizza in Harrow and Happy Kitchen in Hackney.

NEW Planet Organic near Liverpool Street station at 10 Devonshire Square EC2M 4AE. Tel: 020-7220 9060. Open: Mon-Fri 07.30-21.00, Sat-Sun closed.

NEW Ms Cupcake, Brixton, vegan cake shop at 408 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF. Open: Mon-Wed & Sat 11.00-18.00, Thu-Fri 11.00-19.00, Sun 11.00-17.00. London's first vegan cake shop has cupcakes galore, brownies, cookies, tray-bakes, loaf and layer cakes. Also at Greenwich Market Fridays 10.00-17.00 and Tea Rooms Brick Lane on Sundays., (lots of hot cake pictures to get you in the mood),, review with photos

Rajens (page 222) has closed on West Hendon Broadway.

Joi on Percy Street and Wai on Goodge Street have closed (off Tottenham Court Road).

Rootmaster (Brick Lane) has closed.

NEW Blue Brick vegetarian cafe, Dulwich at 14 Fellbrigg Road, off Northcross Road, off Lordship Lane SE22 9HH. Tel: 079035 22282. Open: Wed-Mon 9.00-19.00, closed Tue. Great new café with a chef who used to be at Carnevale. All day breakfasts £3.50-£7 from muesli with yogurt and fruit, through to full cooked with spinach and sourdough toast. Starters around £3. Mains £6-50-7.50 such as curry, sausages with mash and red wine gravy. Proper desserts £3.50 such as chocolate pudding with rubarb and ginger, cakes £2.50. Hot drinks from £1.50, pot of tea for two £2.90. Smoothies £2.80.

NEW Bio Organix health food shop, 141-153 Drummond Street, Euston NW1 2PB. Tel: 020-7383 3993, 020-3174 0520. Tube: Euston, Euston Square. The street with 3 Indian vegetarian restaurants now has a health food shop.

Greens & Beans has closed in Drummond Street, Euston.

NEW Falafel stalls in Portobello Road
Happy Vegetarian in Portobello Market W11, just south of the Westway flyover. Tel: 07984 721 115.Open: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00 or later.
Falafel Stall 94 Golborne Road W10 5PS, north of the flyover. Tel: 07956 813119. Open: Mon-Wed, Fri 11.00-16.00. Falafels, hummus, lentil soup, salad box. On Thursdays they are at Hammersmith Market.

CLOSED: Chinese Veg, 177 Upper Street N1 (oppposite Islington Town Hall);
Provender Wholefoods, SE London (page 314) .

NEW Cafe Pura vegetarian cafe, Greenwich 48 Newton Lodge, Oval Square (Greenwich Millennium Village), West Parkside, London SE10 0BA. Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee), bus 108, 129. Open: Mon-Wed 08.00-19.00, Thu-Fri 08.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-18.00, Sun 10.00-17.00. New cafe in the same building as the Ayurveda Pura health spa and beauty centre. Breakfast £1.95-2.95 such as rolls or toast with jam or peanut butter, fruit salad, muesli. Light meals and snacks £1.95-4.00 such as samosas, veggie burger, idli lentil and rice cakes with chutney, soup, salads, sandwiches to order. Thu-Fri from 6pm curries, though they use a lot of cheese there is a vegan one. Cakes and cookies from £1.20. Hot and cold drinks £1.40-3.60 including latte, cappuccino, juices, smoothies.

Veg at 4-6 Theobalds Rd (corner Grays Inn Rd) has closed (p.94).

Vegan Routes in Brewer Street has closed. Try Mildred's round the corner.

NEW Amico Bio Italian vegetarian restaurant, the City at 44 Cloth Fair, Farringdon EC1 5JQ. Tel: 020-7600 7778. Open: Mon–Fri 12.00–22.30, Sat 17.30-22.30, Sun and bank holidays closed. Tube: Barbican, Farringdon. Plenty of vegan food including a dessert. Sample menu (pdf 127KB) Map at

NEW Vx vegan shop, Kings Cross. Previously the Secret Society of Vegans shop, now at a new bigger location and a new name at 73 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9BT, near Tony's vegan cafe (see map page 229, now closed). Tube: Kings Cross (5 mins walk). Tel: 020-020 7833 2315. Open: Mon 11.00-19.30, Tue-Sun 10.00-18.30. Shoes (Bourgeois Boheme, Veganline, Macbeth), grocery (vegan Oreos, biscuits, vegan pet food etc), frozen ready meals (+ burgers and nuggets), refrigerated French vegan cheese spread, cakes (cupcakes, whoopies), books including Vegetarian Guides, clothing (T-shirts, hoodies, fake leather jackets, bags, belts). or

Eat and 2 Veg has closed in Marylebone. Try Woodlands Marylebone instead, Tibits (below), or head to the Euston section.

NEW Itadaki-zen organic vegan Japanese restaurant, 139 King's Cross Rd, WC1X 9BJ. Tel: 020-7278 3573. Open: Mon-Thu 11.00-22.30, Fri-Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun closed. Lunch sushi set £7.50. Multi-dish dinner with dessert £19-21 + 10 per cent service.

Inspiral Lounge in Camden now has an alcohol and dance licence and is open till past midnight. And the food is all vegan. And they have lots of vegan ice-cream. It’s brilliant for meeting friends.

NEW Sagar Covent Garden Indian vegetarian restaurant 31 Catherine Street WC2B 5JS (near Aldwych). Tel 020-7836 6377. Open: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 13.00-22.00. Like the branch at Tottenham Court Road, page 101.

NEW Lo Fu Buffet Shepherds Bush (north side of the Green), 86 Uxbridge Road W12. Tel 077950 80418. Open every day 12.00-22.00. Yet another new Chinese all-you-can-eat vegan buffet restaurant. £5.50 lunch, £6.50 evening and Sunday, +10% optional service charge. Hot and cold drinks £1.50. No alcohol. Cash only. Take-away box £3.50.

NEW Vasanta Bhavan Indian vegetarian restaurant, East Ham 206 High Street North E6 2JA (junction Sibley Grove, by East Ham tube). Tel: 020-8475 8986. Open every day 10.00-22.30. Fantastic value south Indian restaurant with young staff from Chennai. Over 100 items on the menu. Starters, dosas, utthappam, curries and Chinese dishes £1.40-3.40. Fri-Sun lunch buffet 12.30-16.30 £4.75. Mini meal set lunch 12.30-16.30 every day £3.50. Butter ghee used in some dishes but can substitute oil for vegans, but there is no vegan dessert. Tea 60p, coffee £1, no soya milk. All prices plus VAT. No alcohol.

NEW Falafel King, Portobello Market 274 Portobello Road, W10 5TE (by the Westway near Portobello Wholefoods). Open every day 11.00-19.00. Omnivorous cafe and take-away with what they call "the best falafels in the Western world." Falafel £5 with hummous, salad, tahini, chili sauce and a fresh lemonade. Half portion £3. Kids falafel with drink £3. Freshly squeezed orange juice £3. Some seating outside.

NEW Tibits vegetarian restaurant, 12-14 Heddon Street, W1B 4DA (off Regent Street). Tel: 020-7758 4110. Open: Mon-Wed 09.00-22.30, Thu-Sat 09.30-24.00, Sun 11.30-21.00. Big and beautiful gourmet vegetarian buffet restaurant close to where the much loved Country Life used to be, operated by the owners of a chain of vegetarian restaurants in Switzerland. Country Life fans will enjoy the big buffet with over 50 items. Buffet price for breakfast £1.50 per 100 grammes, lunch £1.90, dinner £2.10, and £1.40 take-away. They now have more vegan hot dishes and hooray vegan desserts on the buffet. Unlike Country Life, Tibits is open Friday night and Saturday too, and they have an extensive wine list, from £3.50 glass, £12.50 bottle. Organic lager £2.10 (25cl), £3.90 (pint, 568ml). Cocktails £7. Freshly squeezed juice £3.70-4.10. While Soho has a vegetarian restaurant or cafe every 100 metres, Tibits is the only vegetarian restaurant on the west side of Regent Street and therefore very welcome. Coffee and cappuccino are good value for the area at £1.60-2.40. They have soya milk. Kids area downstairs. Some outside tables. Big area downstairs is good for parties, groups and events. No reservations (except for the party area).

NEW Jai Shri Krishna, Turnpike Lane 10 Turnpike Lane. N8 0PT. Tel: 020-8888 7200. Open: Tue-Sun 12.00-14.00, 17.30-23.00, closed Mon. New branch of the popular Finsbury Park Indian vegetarian restaurant.

NEW Vanilla Black, off Chancery Lane 17- 18 Tooks Court, The City, EC4A 1LB. Tel: 020-7242 2622. Open: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, 18.00-22.00, closed Sat-Sun and public holidays. York's posh vegetarian restaurant has relocated to the City. 2 courses £24, 3 for £30. Set lunch menu 2 courses £18, 3 for £23. Optional 12.5% service charge. Wine from £4.50 glass, £14.50 bottle.

NEW Planet Organic, Islington 64 Essex Road, N1 8LR. Tel: 020-7288 9460. Open: Mon-Fri 08.30-21.00, Sat 9.00-21.00, Sun 10.00-20.00. New branch of the organic supermarket opened September 2008. See map on page 229 of Vegetarian London 2008.

NEW Planet Organic, Muswell Hill 111/117 Muswell Hill Road, N10 3HS. Tel: 020-8442 2910. Open: Mon-Fri 08.30-21.00, Sat 9.00-21.00, Sun 10.00-20.00. New branch of the organic supermarket opened August 2008.

Total Organics, Marylebone (page 125) has closed.