Vegetarian dining at its best: Carnivale offers great Mediterranean food from Tabouleh to salads and sandwiches. Trust us: This is some very inspired cooking taking place on Whitecross Street. No surprise that Carnivale were able to quickly gain a loyal following among the many that are looking for light and healthy food in London. Come by and try some of the best Mediterranean food you’ve had in a long time. Or, even better, have it delivered to your desk: There’s a delivery service during lunchtime.
- Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 17:00 - 23:00
- Sunday Closed
Easily one of our favourites: Carnevale on Whitecross Street is a charming and quiet vegetarian
restaurant, quite a rarity in a City full of flashy chains, distinguished by some of the best cooking,
whether it be vegetarian or carnivorous, in the area. The use and combination of ingredients is
imaginative and brings out the most delicate of flavours. Lemon gives a tang to goat's cheese tart,
passion fruit adds a sweet freshness to a sensuous chocolate mousse.
At Carnevale you may well encounter the most delicious artichokes you’ve ever tasted, in another of their savoury tarts. Excellent organic wine complements the food. The smallness of the interior space is off set by the tiny glass-roofed courtyard. Unspoilt by taped music, Carnevale on Whitecross Street is a natural meeting-place for talking to friends while savouring the food.
I started with pumpkin gnocchi in roasted garlic cream, which was the most delicious sauce of its type that I have ever tasted. My main course was a chickpea, lentil and spinach curry which was exactly the right intensity, Washed down with an organic red wine and followed by Americano coffee with soya milk. A perfect meal, reasonably priced and attentively served, in delightful premises.
Really lovely food. Wasn't too hungry so shared the artichoke starter and the goats cheese ravioli for a main. Would recommend to vegetarians and non-veggies too, but the best thing was having more than one veggie option for once! The waiter was also really friendly :)
Very cute and personal atmosphere. These guys know how to cook. The food was very delicious. They have a lot of vegan dishes on their menu anyway and offer to turn a couple of the vegetarian dishes into vegan ones for you. Can't wait to come back.
Nice atmosphere and the food was very tasty! The waitress was very helpful when trying to sort out Vegan/GF option despite there not being anything officially on the menu. Cheers guys!
Another wonderful experience at Carnevale. The staff were friendly, humorous and charming. The food, as ever, was absolutely delicious - this time it was a Valentine's menu that was both affordable and varied. I can't recommend this place highly enough, and we make a point of visiting regularly!
Carnevale is one of those restaurants where you realise (usually) only when the food arrives what a great decision you made to eat there. It's a place where substance trumps style: the focus on flavours is what makes it so good.
This is a really lovely little veggie restaurant, great food, friendly and attentive service, with several GF options which really suited my friend who is both veggie and needs GF. Only disappointment was that there was no separate GF bread, ie needed to be separate from the other bread as if it touches ordinary bread it is no good for my friend. A small point but only thing to be improved.
Cosy little restaurant with a great selection of meals. The food reminded me of almost a home cooked style. Plenty of vegan options as well as gluten free. The meals were good sizes and served quite quickly. The desserts were the highlight of the evening. The staff were friendly and free bread is offered with olive oil and balsamic. The meals are reasonably priced.
We had the most enjoyable evening at Carnevale. The food was excellent (and appreciate the vegan options) and the staff were friendly and engaging. Highly recommend.
Great tasting, good quality food. The menu was full of interesting dishes and combinations. The service was attentive, friendly and welcoming. I would certainly recommend Carnevale.
The dishes served at this understated little restaurant are excellent. If you haven't experienced really good vegetarian restaurant food, try this place. It was my first visit but my partner and I are keen to make a return visit pretty soon - I am longing to try the homemade sausages.... Terry
Charming, friendly and very helpful service for our first visit here. The food was delicious; we had 2 starters each and a couple of sides as these looked lighter than the mains. We felt that the portions were slightly too large but we enjoyed everything. The wine was good but needed to be slightly colder. We will return!
Very friendly service. Pleasant, quiet atmosphere. I had the ravioli as a main course and it was delicious. My dining partner had the falafel and he said it was very good. Food arrived promptly, which was good because this was a pre-cinema dinner. Free bread was nice.
The venue is a little on the small side but the variety and choice of vegi food on the menu is pretty good. There is a nice selection of starters and mains all served promptly in good sized portions. It's definately worth a visit
Great service and very nice environment. Everything is perfect in this restaurant. The little and quite rooms are great if you want to have a chat with your guests. The food is excellent and the lady who welcomes you is extremely kind
The food was fantastic and the choices on offer was varied. We were sat in the 'conservatory' which was a little cramped but had a nice character to it. Luckily it was fairly quiet on the day we went so it didn't feel like too much of a squeeze.
Delicious food with a good range of options, and a generous portion size for the price. The outdoor conservatory area has a quaint, relaxed atmosphere - it feels like a real escape from the city! Service was great as well.
Great menu. Multiple vegan options. Attentive service. My only complaint is that the dessert was a little on the small side for the price. Other than that, we had a lovely meal here and wouldn't hesitate to come back next time we are in the area.
Lovely little restaurant, with a limited menu (which I liked!) and everything tasted great. Friendly staff, attentive service, good menu selection. It's a vegetarian place with gf and organic options. Would definitely go there again!
The food, as usual, was excellent, well chosen ingredients, cooked with a light touch, leaving intact the natural flavours, and served by friendly staff, it could not have been better. We will surely come again.