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harpy
May 23rd, 2008, 03:01 PM
I think VitaOrganic do both raw food and cooked-but-not-raised-above-a-certain-temperature food. It's certainly possible to have a completely raw meal (i.e. salady stuff) there if you want to.

alisont
May 25th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Yay Travelodge have got rooms for 29 at Farrington one on the Sat - for the London vegan festival on the Sun:D

If anyone needs to book its a good deal!

I think il start a thread for the London festival, unless there is one started?

Marrers
Jun 20th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Vanilla Black in York has closed. They are relocating to London. . . .
http://www.vanillablack.co.uk/

Vanilla Black
17- 18 Tooks Court
London
EC4A 1LB

Has anyone been here yet? How vegan friendly is it? (The online menu does not have the vegan dishes marked.)

Has anyone been to Saf yet?

flying plum
Jun 22nd, 2008, 09:06 AM
marrers - i've been to saf, i wrote something about it somewhere. went for mty birthday - was very impressed. really nice to have soemwhere 'upmarket' in london for special occasions, without it being stuffy. and make sure you have the chocolate ganache cake thing, it was AWESOME.

amanda

Marrers
Jun 23rd, 2008, 11:49 PM
Thanks amanda, I'll definitely try the ganache! I'm going in about 4 weeks time.

I went to Vanilla Black this evening. The food was very nice but there wasn't much choice for vegans - they say they like a few days notice so they can make sure there is a choice of 2 vegan starters and 2 vegan mains (and they print out a vegan menu page).

The main course (Sweet Potato ‘Vindaloo’ and Saffron Risotto, Vegetable & Herb Pakora, and Coconut) was quite a small portion actually but at least it left room for dessert which was normal sized (not on the online menu but it was apple rings with caramel sauce and a crumble biscuit with orange or blackcurrant sorbet).

The vegan options were just one starter and one main on the menu but a second starter could be made vegan by leaving out the egg but that would not have left much of a dish. The dessert I had was vegan if substituting ice cream for sorbet and they also offered me the Chilled Melon Soup, Passion Fruit Sorbet and Crispy Raspberries) from the lunch menu. There were 2 options for vegan red wine, I didn't ask about the white or any beers.
It isn't cheap - a main course was 15 - but I would go again.

It wasn't very busy but they say business is steadily increasing.

veganlinda
Jun 27th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Hi

I am at a two day convention in London next week near Old Street. Anyone know of any vegan freindly/nice places to stay near there. Work is paying so budget is flexible.

pedestrian
Jun 27th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Hi :)

I'm a vegan from in Italy, now in London. From days I try to meet some vegan people but it's very difficult. Where are you? :)

I'd like to meet some vegan people to try restaurant o to come to some demo.

bye bye

bryzee86
Jun 27th, 2008, 03:40 PM
I know that the hoxton (http://www.hoxtonhotels.com/) has a vegan pasta dish on the menu. Then again, you might want to be eating dinner out and wanting a vegan breakfast next day...

This place (http://www.lincoln-house-hotel.co.uk/helpbreakfast.html) has a vegan breakfast option and, whilst not near Old Street, is only a shortish tube ride away.

Slightly closer, there is one listed here (http://www.veganlondon.co.uk/stay.htm) (Liz Heavenstone), which is located in Chalk Farm, which is on the Northern Line (the same line as Old Street).

veganlinda
Jun 27th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Bryzee you are a star. I haven't a clue about the different districts in London so woudl have taken me ages to find somewhere and woudl be nice to have a vegan breakfast.

I think there are parties on both days after the conferences :D although work would pay for evening meals so it woudl be a good excuse to eat out on the wednesday evening ...

bryzee86
Jun 27th, 2008, 09:24 PM
well if you want somewhere to eat, vegan london and happycow pretty much have them all covered.

Once you've booked the hotel and need suggestions closer to where you're staying, drop me a line and i'll be glad to suggest something.

matt35mm
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:37 AM
I'll be in London from the 23rd-28th of September. I'll be occupied from the 25th to the 28th, but I'll be free on the 23rd and especially the 24th. Those first two days I'll just be wandering around the city on my own.

So what should I spend those two days doing? Does anyone have suggestions on where I should stay (I was originally just thinking hostel)? Does anyone was to meet up with me?

This will be my first time to England.

bryzee86
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Yeah we'll deffo have a mini-meet! I'll bring you cake!

Where you stay depends on your budget (and expectations for your room). Sometimes Travelodge do sales, but don't appear to have cheap rooms for your dates. Perhaps a hostel would be good then. Piccadilly Backpackers (http://www.piccadillybackpackers.com/) are centrally located.

matt35mm
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Thanks for the quick reply (and the promise of cake)! I'm sure I'll be nervous visiting London for the first time by myself, so the friendliness definitely helps very much.

All I need is a bed in a warm room, so I aim to spend around 10-15 a night. I'll look more into Piccadilly Backpackers. Thanks for the suggestion and I can't wait to meet you!

flying plum
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:55 AM
I would suggest that you need to think more along the lines of 20/night. even hostels go for that kind of price, alas. I'm not even sure it's possible to find anywhere, at least, not anywhere that doesn't require some extra payment in salacious pratices, for 10/night in london. i might be wrong, particularly, I suppose, in september, so sorry to be such a negative nancy. london prices just are bonkers!

amanda

BlackCats
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:49 AM
I'll be in London from the 23rd-28th of September. I'll be occupied from the 25th to the 28th, but I'll be free on the 23rd and especially the 24th. Those first two days I'll just be wandering around the city on my own.
Does anyone was to meet up with me?

This will be my first time to England.

I agree with Bryzee, we should have a meet-up to welcome you.:)

bryzee86
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:58 PM
deffo what flying plum said. Don't hedge your bets, book soon, and look at 20 per night for a hostel.

harpy
Aug 28th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Can anybody think of a restaurant near S. Kensington tube where you can get vegan food, please? We were planning to go to Pizza Organic which used to do cheeseless pizzas on request but it seems to have closed down in the past week or so :(

Stu
Aug 28th, 2008, 05:50 PM
222?

harpy
Aug 28th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Yes, 222 would be nice, Stu, but it's a bit far because we need somewhere to dash into late evening after a concert. It ideally needs to be within about 500 yards of the station really.

I've been reading about a Lebanese caff in Old Brompton Rd called Beirut Express II but the reviews are rather mixed - don't suppose anyone's been there?

matt35mm
Aug 30th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Yeah we'll deffo have a mini-meet! I'll bring you cake!

Where you stay depends on your budget (and expectations for your room). Sometimes Travelodge do sales, but don't appear to have cheap rooms for your dates. Perhaps a hostel would be good then. Piccadilly Backpackers (http://www.piccadillybackpackers.com/) are centrally located.

I've ended up booking for 2 nights at Piccadilly Backpackers (thanks for the suggestion, Bryzee!).

It was only 13 a night, and looks pretty nice. It's also only a mile away from where I need to meet for my official orientation. Thanks Amanda for your input--I thought about it and did some research, and decided that Piccadilly Backpackers at that price looked good and not salacious. Thanks for looking out for my well-being!

SO LET'S PLAN A MEET-UP!! I arrive in the evening on 23 September, I'm free all day on the 24th, and I'm open for lunch on the 25th. I'd like to meet anyone who could find the time on those days. Of course it needn't be anything expensive.

I'm so looking forward to this!

scarlett
Sep 8th, 2008, 10:51 PM
SO LET'S PLAN A MEET-UP!! I arrive in the evening on 23 September, I'm free all day on the 24th, and I'm open for lunch on the 25th. I'd like to meet anyone who could find the time on those days. Of course it needn't be anything expensive.

I'm so looking forward to this!

D'you have anything planned yet ?? There should definitely be a welcome you to the UK meet-up ! I can definitely find the time on one of those days :)

matt35mm
Sep 9th, 2008, 02:03 AM
No solid plans yet. Bryzee and BlackCats have said above that they'd like to, and Mariana and her mother will be fresh into London at the same time as I will be.

Since it's only about two weeks away, I guess now's the time to be making those plans. I'll be in the Piccadilly area for those days... but I've never been to London and don't know what a good place to meet is, so I don't really feel capable of organizing the meeting. Would someone like to organize a meeting around the Piccadilly area and I'll just show up?? :) Or if people can find the Piccadilly Backpackers hostel, we could meet there and go elsewhere.

I don't have a UK phone number yet, but should within the first day, so perhaps if someone PMed me a phone number, I could call them. I should also have access to the internet so we could just plan it out here.

Marrers
Sep 9th, 2008, 02:10 AM
I also have the date earmarked in my diary matt!

matt35mm
Sep 9th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Great! I'll be coming to Brighton soon after. If you want to come to London, that would be wonderful, but of course I can meet you anytime in Brighton.

Meeting all of you is what I'm most excited about right now! The whole school part of this trip has barely entered my mind yet!

Marrers
Sep 9th, 2008, 02:32 AM
I generally spend more time in Croydon (South East London) than in Brighton and will be in London that week anyway so I'll be there, but I'll see you in Brighton too! (I'm omnipresent! ;))

ETA You're gonna have to stop calling it school - another cultural difference! Here we leave school at 16 or 18 years of age. Further education is at college or university. :)