We would create menus of unusual combinations and flavours which challenged the norms.
At the restaurant we serve a twist on traditional English and French classical dishes, reinvented as vegetarian food.
The fact that it is vegetarian is not the point; in fact it's neither here nor there. The dishes we create here are forward thinking, our food is challenging. It's different. Smashing stereotypes.
You don't even have to be vegetarian.
'Apologies in advance, no pasta bake or vegetable curry.'
We didn't think we would have to put that warning on our website, but we did.
Thank you for visiting Vanilla Black and we hope you enjoy dining with us.
Andrew, Donna and the team
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Lovely evening, great food, down to earth staff, great atmosphere.
*Such* delicious food and a really wonderful atmosphere - considering we had 5 'tasting' courses, all of which were also very decently sized, the value is great as well. Will definitely be back, thank you so so much !
Fabulous. A must-visit for anyone who appreciates superb food.
A hugely disappointing meal - much of it bordering, literally, on inedibel. Mad combinations of seemingly disperate and utterly mismatched elements. I got the feeling they were trying to go for a 'Heston Blumenthal' style inventiveness, but this resulted in unhinged dishes of tasteless strangeness! The wine flight was very average too.
A nice restaurant. The staff are very friendly and the food was nice.
Excellent food from start to finish.
It was a birthday celebration and was worth it
Great vegetarian food done differently, really impressed
Great food, good service, was a bit quiet over the lunchtime. But not complaints really.
Some of the food was delicious tomato and basil mayo and a baby fennel dish. All on the ‘adventurous’ side and some downright weird eg cep mushroom fudge and a claggy egg yolk. Staff were friendly but hard to hear what they were saying because of the noise level.
Amazing food. Really different to anything I had tried before. Great service. A really lovely evening. Thank you.
A lovely evening out - really good how they refresh the dishes so often here. It was a while since we have been and I reckon the entire menu had been updated so it was a like a brand new experience. Very tasty food and a good ambience. Just a little hard to find the place but that's not the venue's fault.
Another excellent meal... the menu was innovative, the flavours and presentation first class and the service superb.
Best around for a delicious vegetarian meal. Every dish I have tasted has been excellent
Great vegan and vegetarian options in a nice setting. Very helpful staff
Lovely inventive vegetarian and vegan dishes, and with a separate Gluten-Free menu. Among the best vegetarian food anywhere, ever. Informed and friendly staff. Unlike so many London restaurants the room sizes are small and cosy and the noise levels low.
Delicious, inventive food. Would definitely recommend
Totally different food from normal restaurants, and waitress was very knowledgeable.
My daughter is vegan and this is why we chose this place. I was amazed. We chose the 5 course menu and every single course was a beyond our expectation.
Pleasant place which we really wanted to like. The venue itself is nicely decorated with a good atmosphere. The food is underwhelming, in particular the starters.
Disappointed with the food
Exceptional vegetarian food with some quirky, innovative dishes. Beautifully presented and excellent service. Staff were knowledgable about the menu and shared their experience of tasting the food. Higher budget restaurant but well worth the effort
The food was so good we barely talked to each other during the entire meal. We were swept by the sensorial journey. We will definitely go back!