Stem + Glory
Time Out says
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.
Stem + Glory believe that vegan food can be healthy AND delicious. Chefs draw inspiration from global menus and focus on creating a unique depth of flavour solely from plant based ingredients. The menu is contemporary, but still accessible, and aims to draw a wide audience from those who are seeking simple and delicious vegan food, alongside those seeking a more gastronomic vegan dining experience.
Stem + Glory London is the brands' second site, and the blueprint for future sites.
Stem + Glory has completed two successful Crowdfund raises, the most recent one was for the London site, smashing their target in record time.
Says Stem + Glory founder Louise:
"The backdrop to our success has been the rapid and exponential shift in attitudes towards plant based cuisine. We now see animal welfare and veganism regularly in the media, and corporations, supermarkets and ordinary folk are becoming more and more willing to make a stand for healthier and more ethical lifestyles.
Our hope and aim is that we can make a contribution towards this shift in consciousness, in order that we can all live in a more peaceful and harmonious world"
60 Bartholomew Close
|Transport:||Tube: Chancery Lane|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £85.|
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