Saturday, 31 January 2015

Norman's Coach & Horses - London's First Vegetarian Pub

I was thrilled when I found this place as I love hearty, comforting pub food.

Norman's Coach & Horses is bang in the centre of Soho. When we arrived we thought there wasn't anywhere to sit in the small pub, then we noticed the sign above the bar saying 'Ask about our secret tea rooms'. We did just that, and were led behind the bar and up the stairs into a cute candle-lit dining room where there were plenty of seats. It was beautifully decorated in keeping with the style of the house.

The menu was completely vegetarian with lots of vegan options. I went for the 'Tofush and chips, battered tofu and seaweed with minted peas and tartare sauce' (£11.75) as I know I will miss the veggie version using halloumi. Luke had the 'Mushroom and kidney bean burger, with lettuce, tomato, whole roasted field mushroom, onion rings and mustard relish' (£11.75). The prices were good for the centre of town.

The portions were huge and very tasty. I surprised myself by eating the whole block of tofu - which was delicious with the seaweed coating. Nice chunky chips with fresh peas - perfect with the homemade tomato ketchup. Luke said his burger was tasty but it was difficult to eat as it kept falling apart. The humongous onion rings defeated us both though - we couldn't eat the last one! We were so full but very happy.

The waiting staff were also so sweet - always happy to help with a smile. There was a nice laid back feel to the place too - not overly formal and it had its own sense of charm and character. I loved the 'secret' aspect of it too - felt peaceful and cosy despite being in the centre of Soho. 10/10 will visit again and again.


  1. I can't wait to try this place. I reckon we should definitely organise a Sunday roast there one weekend!

    1. For sure! Ah and we'll be able to drink every Sunday from now on!