If the December landslide of turkey, family fry-ups and pigs in blankets has left you considering ditching meat for a while, you're not alone. Vegetarianism and the alluringly named flexitarianism – the practice of cutting out meat for a few days each week – is already on the rise for 2017. And it's easy to see why: vegetarian diets are generally lower in fat and cholesterol, and kinder to the planet. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier or more environmentally friendly, why not turn to the meat-free side of the menu?
Recent years have seen a monumental shift in vegetarian dining; gone are the days of tasteless risotto and flabby, stuffed mushrooms. London's foodie set is embracing seasonal menus, world cuisine and fresh ingredients for 2017 – preparing locally sourced vegetables only when they are at their peak is a world away from the bland, imported, cooked-to-a-crisp vegetables of old. So if you're thinking of giving the plant-based lifestyle a go, or fancy curbing your meat consumption a little, we've found the finest places in the capital to get your five a day.