Almost every day. That is how often I get emails or tweets asking for my London vegan dining recommendations.
Of course I don’t mind giving my opinion. The belief that my view matters is the self-centred reason I write a blog. However, I was getting a bit tired of saying that I thought London wasn’t a patch on other international cities when it came to vegan cuisine. Sure, we have some OK places to eat plant-based food but I was never overly impressed the way I have been by Gentle Gourmet in Paris or Vedge in Philadelphia.
Well, finally we have something in the UK capital that I am more than happy to recommend. Vegans and vegan-curious, say hello to the re-imagined Saf Restaurant & Bar menu.
I have eaten at Saf in the past (and have even written about it almost two years ago) but it wasn’t on my heavy rotation list of restaurants. When I received an invitation to check out their new menu, I was keen but guarded. I wanted the food to get me excited on its own terms.
I shouldn’t have worried about being disappointed. The new Saf menu is in a class of its own in London. I actually enjoyed the tasting I was offered so much, I went back the very next day with my pal Roxy for another lunch at my own expense.
Take a look at some of the new dishes that impressed me enough to agree on the spot to host a vegan New Year’s Eve supper club in the restaurant (more on that later).
I honestly would struggle to come up with another vegan restaurant in London doing food this tasty, inventive and exciting. Of course I always welcome advice to the contrary, but I think this current Saf menu is the best in the capital.
Now, about New Year’s Eve.
I was so blown away by the new food options in Saf, I agreed to host a vegan supper club on New Year’s Eve in the restaurant. For just £30, diners will enjoy a fizzy welcome cocktail before sitting down to a gorgeous three course meal with a choice of two options per course.
The entire restaurant is being closed for this event, which will run from 7pm until 10pm with the idea that most people will want to catch up with other parties/friends/family as midnight strikes.
Check out the tickets for my New Year’s Eve party here.
Visit Saf online