The Year in London

London through the eyes of an MA student new to the city

Orchard Vegetarian Kitchen, London WC1

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After a full day of hunting for accommodation in London, it seemed appropriate to try out a quirky vegetarian cafe as both a treat and emergency energy booster. At 11 Sicilian Avenue, sandwiched in-between two very busy roads on a quiet cobbled (and pedestrian street) the Orchard Vegetarian Kitchen lay in wait.

My companion and I were keen to try out Orchard after seeing a spectacular review of the place in The Guardian last year. We would have come across it otherwise as it was in a slightly bizarre location.

Orchard creates innovative vegetarian dishes for breakfast, lunch and tea. They use local produce and seasonal ingredients to provide a refreshing take on vegetarian food and to show how exciting – and beautiful – it can be.

We shared horse-raddish mash with spinach and warm baked beetroot, and also a kohl rabi and walnut salad.

We then shared a sage and cheddar scone (with apricot jam and melting butter baton), and a lemon curd pecan pie. They both came on plates that I also have at home!


It was all SO delicious, I would definitely recommend Orchard for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!

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