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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Hmm, I'm trying to remember what I had the one time I went to 222 for lunch, but I'm afraid I can't. I know it was good though! Not an elaborate buffet like (say) Tibits, but satisfying. (I do go...
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    222 is also jolly nice, and not too far from where Saf was
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    I'm usually in London Bb, would be nice to meet you. Am useless about getting to the meetups but there's a first time for everything!
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    I sometimes eat out on my own e.g. if away on business - I quite like it, with a book. Some restaurants sit you by the loo etc if you only need a table for one but vegetarian and vegan restaurants...
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    I thought the Coach and Horses was OK the one time I went - think I have written about it further up this thread. IIRC the choice of food for vegans was a bit limited and as we discussed at the time...
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    I finally made it to Vgango and it's really nice - small but perfectly formed, as they say. The guy in there (possibly the boss) made me a wrap about the size of a house which I thought I wouldn't be...
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    Vantra has closed for refurbishment for an indeterminate period apparently :/ (I saw it on Facebook, they don't seem to have updated their website but it's confirmed here...
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    Mm, it's too bad they didn't have the sticky toffee pudding, you'll have to come back Mymblesdaughter! Although I do love summer pudding as well, maybe they were doing that instead.

    I think they...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Hi, I can't think of anywhere actually in Westminster (if you mean where the Houses of Parliament are) but if you walk (or take a bus, sorry am not too hot on buses but I know they exist :) ) to the...
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    Coach and Horses - isn't my heading showing up?
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    Coach and Horses in Greek Street

    This (i.e. the Coach and Horses in Greek Street) is a very old and famous Soho pub that has recently started doing exclusively (I think) vegetarian and vegan food.

    I know some people have been...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    A couple of places to order muffins from are listed here http://www.veganlondon.co.uk/shop.htm

    They are actually quite easy to make and I don't say that lightly as I am useless at baking :o
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Hm, it's not making me want to make a special trip, but I might call in if I'm in the neighbourhood.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they kept some of the old drinks in order to hang on to the regulars...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    This http://shipscooksstuff.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/shock-horror-the-coach-and-horses-goes-veggie/ seems to establish that it's the one on the corner of Greek Street and Romily Street - the one...
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    Mind you I think there may be at least 2 pubs called the Coach and Horses in Soho so we'll have to make sure we get the right one!
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    That's great VeganMonkey! About time London had some pubs specialising in veggie/vegan food. I suppose the drink won't all be, but perhaps they will at least know which is.
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Thanks for that Marrers. ISTR they once had another branch somewhere else before - Belsize Park? Islington's probably a better place for it.
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    Damn. How long had they been open then? I wonder whether their demise had something to do with the lack of a loo, although I have known other places get away with that for quite a while.
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Not heard of that one but it sounds interesting, though not tasting nice is a bit of a drawback. Glad your torte was good though.

    Also, raw food and no loo sounds like a lethal combination from...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Yes, it used to be an artist's studio didn't it?
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    That doesn't sound so good Troutina - I wonder why they rushed you if it wasn't busy? I remember they sometimes used to be trying to fit in two sittings in an evening, which meant it could be a bit...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Oh no, what a shame about Saf. I only went there once, a couple of years ago I think, but it was pretty busy back then. OTOH I quite often go to the Kensington one and it's not usually that busy, but...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    I haven't been there recently, but when I have the food has always been nice and quite well presented If you order a "vegan option" dish make sure you emphasise the "vegan" bit.
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    There's the Gate, but the tables are rather close together for romance, and it's not all vegan of course.
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    Even 222 gets noisy when it's crowded, in my experience - restaurants used to be quieter when they had curtains, carpets, wallpaper and stuff like that to absorb the sound (but those did have their...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    I must try Rani - there used to be a Gujerati place near here and it was realy nice, but packed up unfortunately.

    I have had some nice meals in Mildreds but it does seem to get very crowded these...
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    That's good news about the Tibits desserts rainbow - it used to be a bit of a weak spot although there was always plenty for vegans to eat otherwise.

    Victoriangirl, I made a return visit to...
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    I went to Vantra for lunch yesterday with an omnivorous friend and we quite liked it. I read that they had improved on an initially slightly confusing system of serving plates and bowls since it...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    I did eventually make it to the AA fair but not until mid-afternoon - sorry to miss rainbow (and her cakes) and any of the rest of you were there. Hope you all had a good time.

    When I eventually...
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    It's not encouraged, but you might get away with it as long as you don't take any photographs in the auditorium, which seems to be the last taboo.
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    All you need to do to enjoy the opera is turn up to one, Gwydikins!

    Seriously, anything goes these days. There was even a couple eating their dinner next to me in the concluding minutes of The...
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    I didn't forget but I've been in a nose-to-grindstone situation, sigh. ETA was it good, Gwydion?
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    Yes, that would be great, Rainbow. Am not very good at getting to things on the spur of the moment but if we fix it up a week or two ahead I could.
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    Damn, can't make it either. Hope they do it again. Please let us know how it goes, Gwydion. Thanks for the heads-up.
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    Update on Le Pain Quotidien - some current versions of their menu don't have the vegan things marked but the waitpersons seem to know what's vegan if you ask. Melanie and I asked them about this on...
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    Harpsickle? :p I used to like that other Adventist place, Country Life, that was near Piccadilly Circus a few years back, so I have high hopes of this one. You can always get tanked up afterwards -...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Does look interesting, Gwydion. Maybe 7th Day Adventists as they are shut on Saturdays and don't like booze or caffeine?

    I thought we had discussed this already but I can't find a mention of it...
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    Welcome back to civilisation, rainbow ;)

    I really like Amico Bio, and it stays open quite late so you can sometimes go after a concert at the Barbican. I invariably have the affogato for pudding -...
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Glad I didn't rush off to Brick Lane then ;)
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    Re: Vegan London, Part Three

    Has Rootmaster reopened then? Their website still says they have "no plans to reopen" :(
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