Our reviews


Michelin Guide

A vegetarian restaurant where real thought has gone into the creation of dishes, which deliver an array of interesting texture and flavour contrasts. Modern techniques are subtly incorporated and while there are some original combinations, they are well-judged.

The AA Guide, 2 Rosettes

Interesting, innovative dishes that combine high-quality ingredients, up-to-the-minute technique and a sound approach to texture and flavour contrasts.

Zagat

Surprising and delighting even the most devout carnivores.

Lisa Markwell, The Independent on Sunday

The parcels of fresh greens are tender, with a punchy sauce that wows but doesn’t overwhelm. Now this, I imagine, is what vegetarians come off the beaten track to eat. After my visit, a friend asked me if I’d recommend it as a good place to take his vegetarian teenage daughter for a special occasion. I certainly would: it has a gravitas and elegance missing from the rest of the “brown rice brigade”.

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

Vanilla Black is without doubt the best vegetarian restaurant I’ve been to in this country. It’s certainly the poshest. The cooking is refined, adventurous and presented with an artists eye for shape and colour. It’s certainly somewhere I’ll be recommending in the future and not just to vegetarians.

Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian

The food is creative, beautifully presented and exciting. Staff are informative and attentive. Vanilla Black is not likely to become your local; it’s an upmarket treat.

Marina O'Loughlin, Metro

My veggie pal, resigned to too many mushroom risottos and roast veg and goat’s cheese towers, is impressed. But it’s the syrupy, custardy sponge pudding that wins the day: gorgeous.

Jay Rayner, The Observer

The part of this meal which really indicated a strong hand in the kitchen was the smallest: a tiny pot of home-made brown sauce. I hope to return soon to give the menu a proper shakedown.

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.