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Calling all vegans! Are you struggling to find vegan Michelin star restaurants? We have compiled a collection of some of the best vegan offerings from Michelin star restaurants UK.

Due to the growing popularity of veganism, vegan items can now be found more easily in supermarkets, as well as high-street chains.

However, those who appreciate the finer things have had a more difficult time persuading top chefs to get on board with vegan dishes. So, we’ve put together a list of the six best restaurants that can serve up cruelty-free food with the finest ingredients.

Read on to discover where you can enjoy the best Michelin star vegan restaurants in the UK…


1. Pollen Street Social, London

1 Michelin star, 5 AA Rosettes

dark chocolate cocoa

First on our list of vegan Michelin star restaurants is Pollen Street Social. Recognised as one of the best vegan restaurants in London, this restaurant gained its Michelin star within just six months of opening, stating on their website that they are “only as good as their ingredients”.

They pride themselves on creating excellent relationships with their suppliers to get the best produce possible. Enjoy vegan fine dining in the form of a vegan tasting menu, alongside regular and vegetarian menus. Delight in dishes such as ‘braised broccoli stem, lemon puree, toasted almonds and seaweed’, concluding with a ‘70% chocolate, cherry sorbet and tofu ganache’ to finish.

Vegan tasting menu from £85.00 per person with matched wines package available. 

More info: pollenstreetsocial.com


2. Simpsons, Birmingham

1 Michelin star, 3 AA Rosettes

celeriac

It can be hard finding vegan Michelin star chefs in the UK. So, when an informal restaurant with seasonal ingredients offers a vegan sample menu, you have to jump at the chance.

Simpsons has held one Michelin star since 2000 and rests in Edgbaston near Birmingham city centre. Interesting combinations appear on their sample vegan tasting menus, including ‘barbecued celeriac, black garlic, hen of the woods and oxalis’.

Sample vegan dinner tasting menu from £95.00 per person with a vegan lunch menu available.

More info: simpsonsrestaurant.co.uk


3. The Star Inn, Harome, Yorkshire

1 Michelin star

wild mushrooms foraged

In the quaint village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors, you can find a traditional thatched inn, with a history dating back to the 14th century. It’s now home to one of the best vegan Michelin star restaurants in the UK, among many other industry accolades.

Enjoy an evening of fine dining after a tiring walk in Yorkshire, offering a separate vegan menu, as well as a vegan tasting menu they specialise in ‘modern Yorkshire food’. Find earthy dishes such as ‘Forager’s Broth of Wild Mushrooms, Hedgerow Roots, and Pickled Beets, Celeriac and Garden Herb Taco’. Enjoy a twist on a classic of ‘Lasagne of Blackened Aubergine, Roasted Heritage Tomato and Capers, Pimento Spiced Crust’.

Once you’ve finished your vegan fine dining, visit a traditional Yorkshire tea room to clear your palette.

Tasting menu from £85.00 per guest with optional supplements and matched wines package where selected.

More info: thestaratharome.co.uk


4. HRiSHi, Windermere

1 Michelin star, 3 AA Rosettes

gnocchi pasta potato

Combining fantastic local Lake District produce with classic methods and innovation, this restaurant provides modern British cuisine from Hrishikesh Desai. He is the executive chef who earned HRiSHi at The Gilpin Hotel their Michelin star within a year.

Treat yourself to the plant-based tasting menu after a day of walks and the outdoors in beautiful Windermere, which features mains such as ‘King Edward potato and lemon gnocchi, glazed salsify, baby carrots, and pollichatthu sauce’, proving that top vegan cuisine can be found all over the UK.

Plant-based tasting menu (not ‘vegan’, contact before a visit to specify your requirements) £90.00 per person, or £150.00 per person including wine pairings.

More info: thegilpin.co.uk


5. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford

2 Michelin stars

aubergine

Retaining two Michelin stars since opening 35 years ago, this restaurant is under the wings of world-famous chef Raymond Blanc. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons is one of the best vegan restaurants in the UK and a must-visit for foodies.

Set in the Oxfordshire countryside, complete with its own kitchen gardens, the restaurant can provide you with separate vegetarian and vegan dinner tasting menus, as well as lunch menus, never to shy away from a chance to experiment with a variety of flavours. Featured on the current vegan tasting menu, and one of seven courses, is ‘Spiced aubergine, chickpeas, cumin, & baba ganoush’.

Vegan sample lunch menu from £105 per person. Vegan sample dinner menu (designed for the whole table only) from £190 per person.

More info: belmond.com


6. Gidleigh Park, Chagford

1 Michelin star

carrots

Last on our list of vegan Michelin star restaurants is Gidleigh Park. Here, you can enjoy vegan tasting menus outside of London, led by executive head chef Chris Eden.

Enjoying a wonderful reputation as one of the finest country house hotels in Britain in the idyllic setting of Chagford in Devon, it has menus dedicated to the finest seasonal ingredients. Benefiting from an internationally renowned wine cellar, you can expect excellence from this establishment.

The website shows a vegetarian menu, however, the restaurant will cater for a vegan diet with prior notice. One of their vegan menu dishes comprises ‘Heritage carrots, pickled endive, ironbark pumpkin, and toasted pistachio’, packing a flavourful punch.

Vegan à la carte menu £125 per guest on request, inclusive of teas, coffee and petit fours.

More info: gidleigh.co.uk



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