greenz vegetarian / vegan restaurant

Greenz is a completely vegetarian restaurant, as we use no animal products. We are situated right by Tulse Hill station, close to Streatham and Brixton in south London.

Our restaurant serves delicious fare, inspired by our travels around the world and our Caribbean heritage, ranging from rotis, bean burgers and a delicious cashew nut and mushroom wellington.

We have a small range of gluten-free dishes on our menu and all our meals are suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Our dairy-free desserts and gluten-free cakes are especially popular! We even have sugar-free cakes which are suitable for diabetics. 

A bespoke service is available for those on special diets, but please inform us of your dietary needs when booking your table so that we can make the necessary preparation in advance of your visit. 

Our healthy take-away options are popular with  those who are too busy to cook supper.

Our cookery classes and life-style workshops run on Sunday mornings.

For further information, please call the restaurant on (020) 8678 0569.

Gift Vouchers

Our greenz gift vouchers make fabulous Christmas presents. They’re available in £10 and £20 denominations and can be redeemed against a meal at greenz or one of our cooking classes. You may purchase them either by coming into the restaurant or ordering them by phone or email. If you would like them to be posted to you, there will be a £2.00 P&P charge.

Opening Hours for Christmas and New Year

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve): normal opening, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day): Closed
Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day): Closed
Friday 27th December: Closed
Saturday 28th December: normal opening, 7pm – 11pm
Sunday 29th December: normal opening 12:30pm – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Monday 30th December: Closed
Tuesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve): 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 1st January (New Year’s Day):Closed

greenz book club

The book for this month is “Black Dogs” by Ian McEwan

Black Dogs is a 1992 novel by the British author Ian McEwan. It concerns the aftermath of the Nazi era in Europe, and how the fall of the Berlin Wall in the late 1980s affected those who once saw Communism as a way forward for society

We will be meeting to discuss the book on Tuesday 29th April at 7:30pm. Do come along, ready to enjoy a relaxed discussion while munching on our vegetarian cakes – the bakewell tart and carrot cake are particularly popular – and sipping on one of our mocktails or hot drinks. We look forward to seeing you then!

Vegetarian/Vegan Cookery Classes at greenz

Our vegetarian/vegan cookery classes are themed, e.g. one pot easy suppers; soups; salads, etc.. and focus on dishes which are nutritionally balanced, using ingredients which are easily obtainable and affordable. Each class lasts for one and a half hours, during which time, participants will prepare three dishes and discuss the nutritional value of the main ingredients. Advice will be given on where to purchase the ingredients. At the end of the cookery class, participants will take away samples of the three dishes which have been prepared and recipes for the vegetarian/vegan dishes prepared will be emailed to the participants after the classes.

Each class costs £35.00

Quotes from people who have attended previous classes:

“The cooking sessions were relaxed but informative and have given me the confidence I need to follow the recipes provided. And even experiment!! Lessons for life that are definitely recommended”. Patricia

“I have really enjoyed the cookery skills classes with Ermine. She is patient, skilful and knowledegable – my family has definatley benefitted.” Michael

Tips for vegetarians and vegans for losing weight

With it being the new year, I’m sure that many of you are making new years resolutions to lose weight in 2013. I thought I’d share with you, my own personal experience of losing weight, but, more importantly, how I have maintained a healthy weight for the last 20 years or so, since becoming a vegetarian.

In addition to eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and taking plenty of exercise, I try to stay away from processed foods and have as many wholefoods as possible. This governs my philosophy for what I cook at greenz. I use brown rice in the Trini-India Fusion, wholemeal pasta in the Lasagne and greenz own homemade wholemeal pastry for the Pumpkin and Black eye bean pie. This is because wholemeal foods keep you full for longer and so you’re less likely to crave unhealthy snacks. Vegetarian and vegan foods are also extremely tasty and so you don’t feel as if I’m missing out on anything at all by opting for this sort of diet.

Do you have any tips?

Tips for cooking christmas dinner for vegetarians/vegans

I know that most of you are already sorted when it comes to cooking Christmas dinner, but I suspect that others prefer to leave things till the last minute or are so busy that Christmas Eve is the only time that you have time to prep for your festive dinner.  Anyway, below are a few ideas that may help you, should you need to prepare for a vegetarian/vegan friend or relative. Continue reading