Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian

My Mum and I were going to see a matinee show this weekend so we decided to go for lunch beforehand. I’ve walked past Govinda’s so many times but never been in so I thought I’d suggest it to Mum, who gladly agreed.

The restaurant is part of the Krishna temple and is a cafeteria style where you queue up choose your food and then pay at the till.

We both went for the Unlimited Thali which came with two curries, rice, lentil soup, salad and I added a Punjabi samosa on the side.

This meal was an absolute delight. I especially liked the kidney bean curry and Mum was a big fan of the lentil soup. Nothing was overly spicy which was good for a spice wimp like me! This huge plate was £9.95 with £1 for the samosa, they also do a smaller plate for £6.95. I think this was great value and had a lovely casual vibe. I would definitely recommend if you are in the Soho area.

After our lunch we still had a bit of time so we went to Tap Coffee on Wardour Street, part of a small chain of coffee shops with a stripped back aesthetic. We both had an oat milk latte and Mum went for a vegan rose and pistachio cake which tasted lovely!

As we were on Wardour Street we had to pay a visit to Yorica! I went for vanilla and matcha frozen yogurt with raspberry sauce which was lush!

Where are your favourite vegan places to visit in Soho? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

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Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian

Vegan Lunch for One

During the Canada Goose protest I had to take a break to get some food, refuel and rest my voice! I headed over to Wardour Street as I know they had lots of vegan options.

I had my main course at Banana Tree, I love that they automatically hand you a vegetarian menu with the main one to make things easier. I went for the tamarind aubergine combo which comes with rice, corn cakes, salad and a sesame cracker. The curry was the right level of spicy for me and I mixed in the rice to balance it out for me. The dressing on the salad was also really nice and I do love a good corn cake!

I headed over to Yorica (pronounced Eureka) for dessert and had waffles with mint choc chip and salted caramel topped with passionfruit and caramel sauce. I thought it was a little pricey but but it’s such a rare treat I didn’t mind so much. The flavours were fab and mint was a definite fave of mine pre-vegan and it’s so hard to get hold of a vegan version!

I know when I’m in the West End there’s always plenty of options for me down Wardour Street so I’ll return time and time again. 

Have you been? What would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan Lunch for One