Vegan restaurants and Camden go together like meat and cheese (coincidentally, two things you can’t eat while following a plant-based diet). Powerplant, a restaurant and boutique hotel, has now added to Camden’s ever-expanding food scene, aiming to prove that vegan restaurants can be just as fun and exciting as their carnivorous counterparts.
The dining room here is a bold and colourful space which reflects the frenetic energy of Camden itself; that means you can expect olive green walls, scarlet red banquette seating and hanging pendant lights, as well as plentiful greenery dotted around the space. The kitchen at Powerplant is headed up by chef Harj Ram, who has previously worked in the kitchens at Hackney favourite Dalston Superstore and Fulham’s Eat My Grass, as well as acting as head chef at Cardiff’s first all-vegan restaurant Anna Loka.
Powerplants menu kicks off with breakfast, featuring novel twists on classic morning dishes - think a falafel waffle topped with fresh tomato, fermented turnip aubergine, cucumbers, mango curry dressing, onions, tahini, and micro herbs or a ‘bacon’ bap made with vegan bacon, tomato, lettuce, rosti and a secret brunch sauce.
Come lunch and dinner, the menu expands to include a selection of dishes which are inspired by countries around the globe. Tuck into the likes of a plant-based Bibimbap or grilled watermelon served with vegan feta, oregano and pickled onions. Elsewhere on the menu, you will find the signature Powerplant burger, as well as aubergine tartare made with grilled aubergine, tahini, pistachio, rose petals, vegan feta, micro herbs, olive oil, lemon, and sea salt served with naan.
Powerplant is also handily located directly opposite The Roundhouse, which makes it perfect for a pre-gig dinner, while you can always return to the hotel after the show’s done and retire to one of its quirkily decorated bedrooms.