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August 30: From Twitter – "Hello everyone... as a direct effect of Covid-19 we are deeply saddened to announce that we are unable to see a fnancially viable way to re open Vanilla Black on it's [sic] current site."

survey result

Summary

£77
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who needs meat when you can eat like this?” – You don’t have to “be in touch with your green tea side” to be “seriously seduced by the grown-up vibe” and “exciting cooking” at this “sophisticated” and ambitious meat-free operation, “tucked away in a corner just outside the City”. “I’m a meat-eater and always thought vegetarian meals were about lentils and beans, but the food here is delicious, creative and elegant without being pretentious or fussy”.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautifully presented meat-free food” – arguably “the most adventurous vegetarian cuisine in London” (and at “incredible prices given it’s so central”) – inspired numerous rave reviews and much more consistently upbeat feedback this year for this ambitious operation near Chancery Lane.

Summary

£63
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ambitious and upmarket veggie operation near Chancery Lane has divided opinion this year, with its food scores falling dramatically. For fans, it still serves “vegetarian food lifted to the level of fine dining”“imaginative, bursting with taste and barely a lentil in sight”. But there was much unaccustomed bitter disappointment too: “fell really short…” “landfill…”, “they must hate veggies to treat us like this!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code
46

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £31.00 £41.50
Lunch £23.00 £28.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 55.00 Always available 5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.50
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Service 12.50%
17-18 Tooks Ct, London, EC4A 1LB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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