As a food lover in search of the best vegan meals, there’s nothing more exciting than finding an unexpected gem right in the centre of London. Since I first discovered Tredwells, I’ve had so many wonderful meals there and keep going back for more. It’s located right in the heart of Theatreland, a hop-skip-jump away from Leicester Square on St Martin’s Lane. It’s one of my go-to restaurants when I am meeting friends in Central London.
Whilst I spend most of my time exploring the healthy cafes and vegan eateries, there are occasions where I’m looking for more of a fine dining restaurant, luxury setting or a menu that suits omni’s too. Tredwells is Marcus Wareing’s ‘Casual Dining’ restaurant, and it ticks all the boxes. In my experience it’s rare to find a ‘meat serving’ restaurant the does such delicious vegan food!
What keeps me coming back…
Let’s start with the food…
To start, I’d recommend the fresh green olives and rosemary & potato bread to nibble on whilst you decide what to order – absolutely moreish! Honestly, these are the nicest olives I’ve ever had – they are so fresh.
My go-to starter is the harissa glazed aubergine with peanuts, coriander, coconut cream and chilli. I’ve tried this dish a few times now, and it is always just as delicious as the first time.
The bar menu has something to please everyone, with beautiful cocktails – so good that you’ll savour every sip!
If you’re visiting in the Winter, be sure to try the Mulled Wine Bellini. Absolutely divine! I had a bit of an addiction to these over Christmas. I persuaded the bar manager to share the recipe and ordered some of the liquor to make these Christmassy drinks at home for family and friends to create little bit of Tredwells at home!
The vegan mains on the menu are changed regularly and are always ‘lick-the-plate-clean’ impressive.
I would always encourage everyone to try the vegan options, however for those more stubborn diners the Menu does cater for meat eaters too. That said, it means it’s a great place for an occasion meal such as a family Birthday. It’s rare to find an omni-restaurant that has amazing Vegan options, although recently for Veganuary many restaurants have upped their game which is F A B !
TREDWELLS: THE LOW DOWN
The overall atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. In the mornings, the breakfast vibe is sophisticated – think newspaper reading and eau de latte! At Lunchtime there is more of a hustle and bustle, with a mixture of classy tourists and city slickers floating in. At dinner, the space feels suave and cosy. Trendy, without the usual stuffiness you sometimes get at such well awarded restaurants.
Service? Impeccable. The staff are friendly, helpful and more than happy to share their ‘secret’ cocktail ingredient.
Dinner will set you back at around £90 for two with drinks.
Tredwells is well worth a visit, so contact that friend you’re overdue a catch-up with and book in a mate date. I promise you it’s a great way to beat the January blues.