Veganuary is in full swing, and I kicked off week two with none other than Lady W herself, in the refined yet relaxed establishment that is Babylon 76-78. Already well loved amongst its SW locals, this inviting, leafy resto seemed the perfect place to hunt down some gastronomic greens.
As a committed carnivore, I am always impressed when I find vegetarian dishes that leave me captivated enough to forget the absence of my meaty main staples. The Vegetarian Full English Breakfast at Babylon 76-78 is a perfect example of this. Rather than make like-for-like substitutions on the standard sausage, bacon and black pud, they instead curate a feast of herbivorous delights that sing together and hit every note of savoury satisfaction (the salty halloumi alongside perfectly sautéed spinach were particular highlights for me).
If you’re looking for a fully vegan breakfast, you can go for their Vegan Plate (smashed avo on sourdough topped with hummus, basil and pomegranate moulasses), or customise a plethora of veggie options including the original Zucchini Feta Fritters or Wild Mushrooms on sourdough.
We love this local neighbourhood residence; it’s inviting interiors, scrumptious food, and the hands-on, above and beyond approach of Dennis the co-owner. Make sure to stop by next time you’re in the Raynes Park vicinity and say hello to him from us.
All in all, Babylon 76-78 is the perfect spot for veganuary, vegetarian-uary, or in my particular case, I-tried-but-still-got-a-side-of-bacon-uary.
Until next munch,