The government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme offers diners a discount of up to £10 per person, excluding booze, when they eat out from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
Here are five excellent options if you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just enjoy eating good food.
_We’ve got more guides if you want to ‘Eat Out To Help Out’, from the five best pasta restaurants taking part in the scheme and where you can get a full meal for a tenner, to the best places for outdoor dining.-
Although it’s not a totally vegetarian menu Rovi, like all Ottolenghi restaurants, leans heavily on vegetables. The smaller plates are best: a hefty celeriac shawarma, crisp and zesty tempura herbs, and a bowl of hot tomatoes in yoghurt that you’ll want to get all American Beauty with. It’s not cheap, so now’s the time to treat yourself.
The Ital-influenced Caribbean spot in Brixton is entirely vegan and entirely delicious. The £17 Eden platter is a hefty portion for one, ideal for two, that fives you a choice of seven dishes that range from macaroni pie, to chickpea curry, to callaloo.
Speak to the right north Londoner about Gökyüzü and you’ll be met with deep breaths and moist eyes. It’s a legendary Turkish restaurant that while not technically the best, is also still the best. The enormous menu covers mezze, pide, and mussaka. As well as menemen up to 4pm.
Is that a Wotsit you see before you? Yes, yes it is. And it’s just one of the joys you can get at Persepolis, the Persian-inspired BYOB spot in Peckham. A mezze platter or the tasting menu is the way to go here. It’s affordable, delicious, and there’s a saffron banana split on the menu too.
Mildreds is probably the most go-to vegetarian mini-chain in London. It’s been around since 1988 for good reason. The freshly-made food is consistently tasty - there are curries, dumplings, burgers - and the atmosphere is just always pleasant, you know? It’s a nice place to be and a nice place to eat.