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Stem + Glory

Restaurants, Vegan Farringdon and Smithfield
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A Cambridge-based vegan restaurant, now in London.

After causing a very positive plant-based stir in Cambridge, vegan restaurant Stem + Glory has found its way to London, settling into a tucked-away backstreet by the Barbican. Interiors are chic and modern, just like the menu, which caters to every conceivable meal you can think of with a combination of classic vegan dishes and creative nods to current trends.

Off the all-day menu, the Spanish-style ‘meatballs’ in tomato sauce were peppery and moreish, while the tacos with pulled jackfruit were well thought-out and hit the spot. But the highlight of the night was the roasted aubergine with chermoula (a rich, herby sauce). Full-flavoured and perfectly cooked, it had citrus notes of pomegranate and lime that beautifully cut through the natural creaminess of the veg.

The only real low-point was the slight lack of atmosphere, even on our Friday evening visit. Presumably this had something to do with the hidden-away location, because the food, though slightly upmarket, was worth the price. If you’re bored of vegan cooking that’s just burgers and faux cheese, seek out S+G.There’s definitely room in London’s vegan scene for a creative spot like this.

Details

Address: Barts Square
60 Bartholomew Close
London
EC1A 7BF
Transport: Tube: Chancery Lane
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £85.
Contact:
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Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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1h45 to serve 2 of us with a shared starter and two simple mains. Brought the wrong wine to begin with and wrong mains. Food was disappointing, trying to be inventive but flavours clashed. Smoked red cabbage was like chewing tobacco. One good waiter and one very clumsy one banging into tables and all sorts. Gave us our mains free at least. Shame


Dear Time Out. This is a review that was written in May, and back then it was given a 4*. It's just been re dated to July 04 and you've knocked a star off! Is this lazy journalism?

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