London's oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant since 1979

Our delicious food is pure vegetarian, karma-free, made with love and offered to Lord Govinda. We call it prasadam. It’s good for the body and the soul. We LOVE it and we think you’ll love it too!

Hours and Location

We are open every day!

Monday – Sunday: 12pm9pm

Testimonials

We always love to hear what our customers think about their visit to our restaurant. Why not review Govinda’s on TripAdvisor? Your first-hand experiences will really help other foodies and travellers alike. Thanks!

Offers

We are sure you’ll enjoy the Govinda’s experience enough to make repeat visits and we’d love to have you back. We offer a loyalty card and student discount too!

THALI MENU

Traditional Indian platter with bowls of succulent items

THE
VEGGIE

5 items for £7.95

Great for Vegans

1) Rice V
2) Bean Pot V or Lentil Soup V
3) Veg Curry V
4) Bread Roll V or Popadom V
5) Green Salad V

 

THE
PANEER

5 items for £8.95

For Cheese Lovers

1) Rice V
2) Bean Pot V or Lentil Soup V
3) Creamy Paneer with Peas
or Chilli Paneer
4) Bread Roll V or Popadom V
5) Green Salad V

 

THE
LARGE

8 items for £10.95

For Thali Explorers

1) Rice V
2) Bean Pot V
3) Lentil Soup V
4-5) 2x Veg Curries *
6) Bread Roll V
7) Popadom V
8) Green Salad V

* Excludes Paneer curries

THE
GOVINDA’S

12 items for £15.95

For Thali Feast Lovers

1) Rice V
2) Bean Pot V
3) Lentil Soup V
4-5) 2x Veg Curries
6) Creamy Paneer with Peas
7) Bread Roll V
8) Popadom V
9) Green Salad V
10) Pakora V
11) Chapati/Puri V
12) Sweet of the Day

À LA CARTE MENU

Mix and Match

Thali Items

Govinda's Thali Items
Item Regular Large
Rice V 2.25 3.50
Lentil Soup V 2.25 3.50
Bean Pot V 2.95 3.95
Veg Curry V 3.50 4.50
Creamy Paneer w/ Peas 3.95 4.95
Chilli Paneer 3.95 5.50
Chapati V 1.25
Puri V 0.80
Bread Roll V 0.80
Poppadom V 0.80

 

Mini Meals

The Govinda's Bean Burger
Item Regular
Lasagne 5.95
Spinach Pie 5.50
Vegetable Pie 5.50
Veggie Burger V 4.95
Paneer Tikka Burger 4.95

Snacks

Govinda's - Spinach Pie
Item Regular
Spinach Roll 3.95
Pizza Slice 3.95
Veg Spring Roll V 1.25
Samosa V 1.25
Punjabi Samosa V 1.95
Aloo Tikki 0.95
Mixed Plate V 3.95
(2 Pakoras, 1 Samosa, 1 Spring Roll)
Green Salad 1.50

DESSERT & DRINKS MENU

Desserts

Govinda's Strawberry Cheescake
Cheesecake 3.75
Cakes V 3.50
Vegan Cake V 3.25
Shrikhand 2.95
Gulab Jamun 2.95
Kheer 2.95
Laddu  1.95

 

Cold Drinks

Govinda's Homemade Mint Lemonade Cold Drink
Mango Lassi 2.95
Berry Lassi 2.95
Sweet Lassi 2.95
Salted Lassi 2.95
Mango Juice V 2.50
Mint Lemonade V 2.50
Rose Milk Shake 2.50
Bottled Drinks 2.95
Water 1.75

Hot Drinks

Govinda's Masala Chai
Barley Cup Coffee V 2.75
Masala Chai 2.75
Herbal Tea V 2.25

About

Our ethos and values

Our story starts in 1979, when the Hare Krishna Temple in London opened Govinda’s Restaurant; one of London’s first vegetarian restaurants. Back then, vegetarian restaurants were not so common. Our aim was to open a restaurant serving good value, plant-based food, served with love. If there is one thing the Hare Krishna movement is known for (apart from singing and dancing on Oxford Street!), it’s our delicious vegetarian food.

Our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle that excludes the exploitation of and cruelty to animals. We believe a nourishing diet is not only life-enhancing, but can also protect us against a host of illnesses. Whether you’re a long-term vegetarian or vegan, or just looking to cut down on meat, you’ll feel right at home with us. We have something for everyone and what better place to satisfy your taste than Govinda’s.

We are all about nutritious vegetarian and vegan meals made daily, ensuring they are always delicious. Our food is ethically-sourced and karma-free, it’s also offered to Lord Govinda before it reaches your plate. We call our sanctified food ‘prasadam’. So as well as appealing to your taste-buds and being beneficial to your body, our cuisine is also nourishing for your soul.

Our menu caters to the size of your appetite. If you’re really hungry, try the appealing array of wholesome treats in our tantalising thalis. Choose from: The Govinda’s, The Unlimited, The Paneer or The Veggie.

Mini meals include old favourites like lasagne and burgers, who knows, you may come to prefer them in their karma-free guise!

Our snacks range from pizzas to pakoras. Our cakes and desserts need no introduction, they can speak for themselves.

One thing is assured, our meals are temptingly tailored to your varying tastes.

We Care

We work with Food For Life London, ISKCON-London’s food distribution programme, to serve hot vegetarian meals to the homeless. Our staff help prepare the meals which are distributed by the volunteers from Monday to Saturday at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

Food For Life London is part of the Food For Life Global charity that combats hunger and crisis relief by serving two million free meals a day, internationally. Find out more at www.ffl.org.

Offers

Affordable pampering

We reward loyalty

Enjoy 7 meals and have the 8th one on us!
Minimum spend £7 per meal to qualify.
Where your 8th meal will be free up to £7 value.

Student Discount

Students, take a break from your books and join us for up to 10% off food and drink with a valid NUS extra student card or ISIC card!

Just flash your NUS extra or ISIC card when paying at the till.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun

12pm – 9pm

Address and Direction

Govinda’s London

10 Soho Street, London, W1D 3DL

Get Directions

If you’d prefer to speak to us in person,
call us on 020 3687 0617

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Govinda's General Enquiries

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FAQs

Where are you located?

Govinda’s London can be found at 10 Soho Street, London, W1D 3DL.

What are your opening hours?

We open at 12pm and close at 9pm every day.

Do you accept bookings?

Bookings are only required for groups of 8 or more. For everyone else, please turn up and we will provide the first available table.

What if I have allergies?

If you have any of the 14 allergens, please do speak with a member of staff first.

Do you have gluten-free options?

Yes, we offer gluten-free options. Please let the staff know when you are being served. Our kitchen mainly produces products containing gluten, therefore, there is always a risk of cross-contamination.

Do your products contain soy or nuts?

Most of our products do contain some amount of soy, and a few of our products contain nuts. Please check with staff before ordering.

 

Do you accept cards?

Yes we accept all cards & contactless payment, except for American Express.

Do you deliver?

Order from us at Uber Eats and Just Eat.

When are your quietest times?

While it’s impossible to predict customer levels, the quietest times are generally on weekdays between 3pm and 5.30pm.

For all other questions

Please use the above “General Enquiries” form.