Sample menus


Starters

Seaweed Broth, Fermented Turnip and Nori
Cured Quail Egg and Noodles

Baby Fennel, Creamed Lemon and Toast
Fennel Puree and Ice, Basil and Lime Salt
vegan option available, wheat-free

Iced and Charred Avocado with Olive Crumb
Olive Juice, Yoghurt and Sumac

Jerusalem Artichoke Cake, Brazil Nut Milk and Cabbage
Spiced Artichoke, Turmeric and Curry Leaf
vegan option available

Homemade Lemon Ricotta and Salted Mandarin
Leek and Buckwheat
wheat-free

Cucumber, Sticky Rice and Ginger Purée
Pickled Cucumber Ketchup and Seaweed
vegan option available, wheat-free

Mains

Baked High Cross and Charred Spring Onions
Roasted Onion Purée, Sherry Vinegar and Button Onions

Fried Shiitake, Pine Nut Purée and Crispy Cous Cous
Marsala, Lemongrass Pickled Enoki and Pine Salt
vegan option available

Vanilla Roasted Salsify, Raspberry and Hazelnut
Vegetable Juice and Truffled Salsify
wheat-free

Malted Barley, Potato Cake and Greens
Parsley and Vinegar
vegan option available

Tomato Shortbread, Sheep’s Milk and Broccoli
Gem Lettuce and Egg Yolk

Smoked Egg, Black Sesame and Fried Gram Flour
Peppercorn Crisp and Radish
vegan option available, wheat-free

Desserts

Poached Pear, Marzipan Sorbet and Blackcurrant
Spiced Bread, Pear Cheese and Elderflower

Coconut Sorbet, Toasted Rice Mousse and Coffee
Coconut Crumble and Coffee Sponge
vegan option available

Liquorice Panna Cotta, Bergamot Curd and Coriander
Liquorice Stick and Fennel Pollen
vegan option available

Gianduja Chocolate Brownie and Roasted Hazelnut Ice Cream
Tiger Nut Milk, Salted Chocolate and Nutella Powder

Sweetcorn Parfait, Miso Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Cookie
Peanuts and Sweetcorn Polenta
wheat-free

Cep Mushroom Fudge, Roasted Cocoa and Brioche
Mushroom Crips, Lavender Honeycomb and Honey Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cracked Cocoa Bean
Caramelised Banana Purèe
vegan option available, wheat-free


Available for Lunch and Dinner:
Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 2:30pm & 6:00 to 10:00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Two courses £31.00 per person
Three courses £41.50 per person

An optional service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill and is received by waiting staff.
Food allergies and intolerances – please inform us when making your reservation.

5 Course Menu

Vegetarian 5 course menu

To be taken by the entire table

Cucumber, Sticky Rice and Ginger Purée
Pickled Cucumber Ketchup and Seaweed

Iced and Charred Avocado with Olive Crumb
Olive Juice, Yoghurt and Sumac

Tomato Shortbread, Sheep’s Milk and Broccoli
Gem Lettuce and Egg Yolk

Baked High Cross and Charred Spring Onions
Roasted Onion Purée, Sherry Vinegar and Button Onions

Cep Mushroom Fudge, Roasted Cocoa and Honey Ice Cream
Salted Lavender, Honeycomb and Brioche


Vegan 5 course menu

To be taken by the entire table

Cucumber, Sticky Rice and Ginger Purée
Pickled Cucumber Ketchup and Seaweed

Baby Fennel, Creamed Lemon and Toast
Fennel Purée and Ice, Basil and Lime

Smoked Soft ‘Cheese’, Black Sesame and Fried Gram Flour
Peppercorn Crisp and Radish

Fried Shiitake, Pine Nut Purée and Crispy Cous Cous
Marsala, Lemongrass Pickled Enoki and Pine Salt

Coconut Sorbet, Toasted Rice Mousse and Coffee
Coconut Crumble and Coffee Sponge


Available for Lunch and Dinner:
Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 2:30pm & 6:00 to 10:00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Both menus £55.00 per person
Wine pairing £39.00 per person

An optional service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill and is received by waiting staff.
Food allergies and intolerances – please inform us when making your reservation.

Vegetarian set lunch

This is a sample menu only and is subject to change.

Starters

Seaweed Broth, Fermented Turnip and Nori
Cured Quail Egg and Noodles

Jerusalem Artichoke Cake, Brazil Nut Milk and Cabbage
Spiced Artichoke, Turmeric and Curry Leaf

Main courses

Baked High Cross and Charred Spring Onions
Roasted Onion Puree, Sherry Vinegar and Button Onions

Fried Shiitake, Pine Nut Purée and Crispy Cous Cous
Marsala, Lemongrass Pickled Enoki and Pine Salt

Desserts

Poached Pear, Marzipan Sorbet and Blackcurrant
Spiced Bread, Pear Cheese and Elderflower

Coconut Sorbet, Toasted Rice Mousse and Coffee
Coconut Crumble and Coffee Sponge


Vegan set lunch

This is a sample menu only and is subject to change.

Starters

Jerusalem Artichoke Cake, Brazil Nut Milk and Cabbage
Spiced Artichoke, Turmeric and Curry Leaf

Cucumber, Sticky Rice and Ginger Purée
Pickled Cucumber Ketchup and Seaweed

Main courses

Fried Shiitake, Pine Nut Purée and Crispy Cous Cous
Marsala, Lemongrass Pickled Enoki and Pine Salt

Smoked ‘Cheese’, Black Sesame and Fried Gram Flour
Peppercorn Crisp and Radish

Desserts

Coconut Sorbet, Toasted Rice Mousse and Coffee
Coconut Crumble and Coffee Sponge

Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cracked Cocoa Bean
Caramelised Banana Purèe


Wheat-free set lunch

This is a sample menu only and is subject to change.

Starters

Baby Fennel, Creamed Lemon and Toast
Fennel Puree and Ice, Basil and Lime Salt

Cucumber, Sticky Rice and Ginger Purée
Pickled Cucumber Ketchup and Seaweed

Main courses

Smoked Egg, Black Sesame and Fried Gram Flour
Peppercorn Crisp and Radish

Vanilla Roasted Salsify, Raspberry and Hazelnut
Vegetable Juice and Truffled Salsify

Desserts

Sweetcorn Parfait, Miso Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Cookie
Peanuts and Sweetcorn Polenta

Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cracked Cocoa Bean
Caramelised Banana Purèe


Available for Lunch:
Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 2:30pm (excluding bank holidays)

Two courses £21.50 per person
Three courses £26.50 per person

An optional service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill and is received by waiting staff.
Food allergies and intolerances – please inform us when making your reservation.


Contact


Opening hours
Monday – Saturday
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm (last orders)
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)
CLOSED SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAYS

Phone
020 7242 2622

Email
vanillablack@btconnect.com

Address
17-18 Took’s Court, London, EC4A 1LB

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Reservations


For reservations you can either contact our team on 02072422622 or reserve online for up to 6 guests. To reserve a table for 7 or more guests, please contact our team directly.
Food allergies and intolerances – please inform us when making your reservation

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Please be aware that from Monday to Wednesday tables sitting at 6:00pm and 6:30pm are required to be returned after 2 hours.
From Thursday to Saturday tables sitting at 6:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:00pm are required to be returned after 2 hours.
Please advise us in advance if you would like more time and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
If your preferred time slot is not available, please contact our team directly and they will do their best to accommodate your request.

Cancellation policy
Please note that to complete a reservation you may be asked for credit/debit card details. For cancellations we require 24 hours notice. Failure to give 24 hours notice may result in a £20 charge per person. We regret that this cancellation policy is in place, however this has become necessary.