I cannot believe it has taken me so long to visit Amico Bio – The first Vegetarian, organic, Italian restaurant in London. I certainly will not wait long before revisiting this great restaurant!
I assumed that the variety for Vegans would be limited as I’d always thought of Italian cuisine to be very dairy and egg based. I was wrong! The menu was clearly labelled and there were plenty of Vegan options. I was spoilt for choice – I love it when that happens.
I had the celeriac, butternut squash and apple salad for starters. It was beautifully presented on the plate and was really palate pleasing – crunchy, fresh and sweet.
For my main meal I went for Vegetable Tempura with sweet and sour sauce with hand cooked chips as a side order. The Tempura batter was light and crispy and the Vegetable selection was super: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Courgette, Aubergine and Carrot. I loved it so much I dreamt about it a couple of nights after and had to re create the meal at home.
Unfortunatley the dessert selection wasn’t great for Vegans, the only options were home made Vegan ice cream and a Vegan cheese board. It was a cold night so I didn’t fancy ice cream and I’ve not yet come round to the idea of Vegan cheese. I’m sure it would have been lovely going by the standard of the other dishes I had, but I had my heart set on something more along the lines of Tiramisu or Panna Cotta.
The menu on their website is really only a guide as to what they offer as their menu changes daily and is seasonal too. I picked the best time to visit as Autumn is my favourite season and the menu was full of my favourite things.
The staff were very friendly and attentive, the restaurant has a lovely warm atmosphere and is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of busy London, even though it is right in the middle of it. I highly recommend Amico Bio to Vegetarians, Vegans and any one else who enjoys eating food!
Amico Bio is at 44 Cloth Fair, London, EC1A 7JQ. The restaurant is open Monday- Friday 12-10:30pm and Saturday 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.