Quietly situated on Kingston High Street, overlooking the Thames is one of Britain’s finest fifty vegetarian restaurants, as voted by national newspaper, ‘The Independent’. Otherwise known as the Riverside Vegetaria, this vegetarian heaven has been established since 1989. The cosmopolitan menu is specialised so that it consists of a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, GM-free, gluten-free and wheat-free dishes. Despite these distinctive and unique criteria, the ingenious chefs are able to prepare the dishes with minimal amounts of fat, using only extra virgin olive oil. Try the flavoursome soups such as Nutty Parsnip Soup, Cauliflower & Almond soup. Mouth-watering starters such as Stuffed Capsicum or Garlic Mushrooms, or wonderful main courses like Caribbean Casserole and Tofu Teriyaki and if you have a sweet tooth there is a selection of sensational desserts such as Vegan Chocolate Fudge cake, Mango Kulfi and many more.
‘The Riverside Vegetaria' has received many awards over the years including the 'Environmental Pride Award for the Most Inviting Restaurant’. In fine weather, glass doors are opened out onto the riverbank and al fresco dining is almost irresistible. There is room for romantic, candlelit meals over the tranquil River Thames on summer nights - a rare treat in Kingston! It is spacious enough to accommodate large parties, but at the same time reserves a cosy and homely atmosphere. Phone 0208 546 7992 or 546 0609 for more details.