The American west and east coast trend that London cannot appear to get enough of — vegan, especially vegan fast-casual restaurants — continues apace. Yesterday, it was another By Chloe; today, it’s Wulf & Lamb, which will open on Sloane Square, in November. Interestingly, though, it has the backing and operational support of a veteran vegetarian operator — Franco Casolin, formerly of Vanilla Black — who’s been around, and won plaudits, since long before London’s current obsession.
The 70-cover all-day restaurant will open at 243 Pavilion Road, to the edge of Sloane Square. They promise “fiercely kind” and “indulgent plant-based comfort food.” One might yawn at the thought, but it appears that this, in London in 2017, is eminently possible; cynicism has given way to the acceptance that vegan need not mean raw, and need not mean tasteless.
The 100% plant-based menu — replete with ‘substitutes’ — will include:
- Chili 'non' Carne with cashew sour cream.
- New York-style “Reuben” on rye bread which uses seitan instead of pastrami.
- Ackee Burrito.
- A signature spicy bean burger called the Wulf Burger.
- Salad bowls, of course.
- Granolas, and a vegan full English breakfast.
- Crumbly “buttery” butter-free biscuits and other sweets from ‘vegan artisan patisserie, Ruby’s in Greenwich. Expect cupcakes and doughnuts.
The restaurant will be open on weekdays from 7.30am — 10pm; 8am — 10pm on Saturdays; and 9am — 9pm on Sundays.