The Bonnington Cafe was originally set up as a kitchen for the use of local squatters. Over time it has become one of London's most recommended vegetarian restaurants.
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11 Vauxhall GroveVauxhallLondonSW8 1TD
- Public transport:
- Vauxhall, Underground
Bonnington Cafe has a lovely relaxed vibe, like dining in someones living room. The cafe is downstairs in a house, slap bang in the middle of a residential Vauxhall street. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the cafe came about in the 80s as a communal kitchen for local squatters without cooking facilities. Regardless, it's lovely that a taste of London's dying bohemian spirit is still...more
I have a confession: The first time I dined here, I didn't like it and had no desire to return.
Why? I left feeling disappointed and even worse - still hungry. On that particular evening it was a vegan menu. I love many a vegan dish, but not an entire menu.
So the other night, when my friend suggested meeting here, my heart sank a bit.
Happily, as it turns out, the food couldn't have...more
This place is just special. Having lived around the corner now for nearly a year, I still end up with a Bonnington's meal every 7-10 days. Their chefs rotate daily, most on a weekly rotation in the kitchen, and no two meals are ever the same.
The family living room feel is extraordinary, and you can just feel the community rippling thru the woodwork and conversation. Yes, the place can get...more
It's odd that, having been a veggie for 20 odd years, it has taken me so long to try out the Bonnington Cafe. It's on the edge of Bonnington Square - a small, very leafy, hidden enclave which feels a world apart from from the Vauxhall gyratory, just a stone's throw away.
The Cafe feels equally tucked away, and has the chic "lived in" feel you'd expect of a co-operatively run vegetarian/vegan...more
It's a Vegan restaurant tucked away in Vauxhall! How amazing is that?
Located on the ground floor of the Bonnington Centre, this place is a local haven for vegans and vegetarians. I love the cafe atmosphere and how the menu is never the same. The chef is always different as there is a waiting list for people wanting to cook for this restaurant. On top of all that? It's BYOB!
The odd thing...more