Don’t be fooled by the name – everything at 222 is 100 percent vegan. It’s also deliberately low in fat and salt – so if you’re going to indulge in the likes of pumpkin and courgette ‘noodles’ with lime and ginger dressing, seitan stroganoff with brown rice, tofu cheesecake or vegan ice cream, this is the place. The lunchtime buffet’s a bargain too.
222 N END ROAD
LONDON W14 9NU
LUNCH SERVED NOON-3.30PM,
DINNER SERVED 5.30-10.30PM DAILY
This is an all vegan restaurant not far from West Kensington / West Brompton stations. From the outside it looks like a cafe but it’s not quite so basic on the inside although seating is pretty informal. Our table of 5 we’re sat on a long table sharing with other small groups. Other tables in the restaurant were predominantly for 2. The menu is pretty extensive and on entering the restaurant the smell of the food hits you – it is soooo good, I didn’t expect to get hungry just on entry alone! We were a party of 1 vegan, 1 veggie, 1 pescatarian and 2 meat eaters and we all loved it. We shared the garlic bread (gorgeous), artichokes, plantain, pitta and dips to start. The avocado dip is mixed with a basil pesto and is such a great combination – the pimento dip is equally moorish! We were all really happy with our mains, the seitan stroganoff was a popular choice and disappeared very quickly! The service wasn’t fantastic, a little slow and frantic and we didn’t get our jug of tap water until we asked for a fourth time. However, the food was really interesting and genuinely very tasty, we all tried a bit of each other’s and have sworn to come back to try more. Oh, and the desserts are delicious and feel almost guilt free!! The chocolate gateaux with ‘vanilla dessert’ is beautiful – it needs to be shared though due to sheer richness! ‘Vanilla dessert’ is vegan custard and it’s not far off the real thing, very satisfying!