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.
First rate food, wine and service. I had quite forgotten how good Carnivale is and any number of other tables clearly thought the same. I will be back.
I haven't been to this place for a couple of years and now I'm wondering why that is. Excellent food and really great ambience. I won' leave it so long next time.
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 food, v quiet with no music so we could hear each other talk, great service. Highly recommend. Thank you to all the staff for making it a great evening out.
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.
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 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.
Absolutely delicious homemade food! I had the vegan sausages and they were the best I've ever had. The waitress was so friendly as well and the restaurant itself was very peaceful. Definitely a hidden gem!
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.
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!
Great atmosphere, lovely staff and great service. The food was very enjoyable and came very quickly. The outdoor area was a nice quieter location to the main area in case you wanted more discreet location.
Great little place. Friendly service and generous portions of vegetarian comfort food. Atmosphere fees more like a neighbourhood restaurant than a restaurant in the heart of the city. Perfect after an exhibition at the nearby Barbican Centre. Will definitely be back.
Amazing food, amazing service. I spent a really good time. The food was very tasty and the waitress was really nice. For people how love quite places and who love to take their time.
Great food, no music was great as you could enjoy the buzz of people. A little on the pricey side but worth it. Chocolate Roulade was to die for, no chocolate for a week or so after that hit!
The food was amazing as well as the service. We had a little confusion paying and the staff were very understanding. I am recommending it to lots of people now! Thank you!
Friendly service, freshly cooked food that was imaginative and delicious. And a super clever name (veggie restaurant whose Italian moniker translates as "farewell, meat"). Simple but very appealing décor. Reasonable prices.
The food was great and the service lovely. It makes you realise just how much variety you can eat without meat. It was very quiet on a Friday night but they made us feel at home.
Delicious food, very tasty and well-presented. Excellent fast and friendly service. Good wine selection and fresh mint tea to finish. Highly recommended - my favourite restaurant in the area.
Nice little place - great for a quick meal and close to the Barbican Centre. I had the chickpea curry which was good and my other half had the veggie sausages and colcanon which she loved. Verdict - give it a try !
Although quite hard to find due to weird numbering on the streets the food was really good. The chick pea curry was spot on and the Elderflower custard on the crumble was absolutely fantastic.
Quiet vegetarian bistro off Whitecross street. Great value for the location and quality of the food. If it is sunny try and get a table in the courtyard.
Food was great... shame about the service. They should lose at least 2 tables (the table of 2 and table of 4.) It is uncomfortable cramped. Especially if you are going to overcrowd diners at least do it with a smile. Otherwise your creating the wrong type of atmosphere. I preferred the first time I came with a friend. I enjoyed the menu so much I brought a table of 4 this time. Though this one time will be last time though.
Excellent, welcoming service. The food and wine were well presented and delicious - great choice. We will definitely be visiting again. Our vegetarian friend was impressed too!
Excellent food in a lovely setting. Ate on a Tuesday night and was fairly busy. Menu on the website doesn't show beers and wine, but there is also a decent selection.
Lovely food and friendly staff. Was an interesting array of options compared to a lot of other vegetarian options. Would sure go back here again.
Excellent food, excellent service, delightful atmosphere and convenient location for Barbican etc. The salads are large and tasty; main courses are diverse and beautifully presented.
The food was great with good service in and a lovely environment. All round great experience. I would highly recommend to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
Food and service excellent as ever. Our mains were delicious, and the bread and butter pudding with apricots and white chocolate went down a storm.
Wonderful food and a good selection of drinks. I recommend the sausages and mash. The toilet is a bit lacking as didn't have much space for someone at 6' 4".
Slightly over priced for what it was, but very nice thought out veggie food, service was welcoming, place was a little shabby but overall pleasant. As its no longer on tastecard probably would not go back again.
Food delicious and beautifully presented, house wine very good and service excellent - very attentive, without being rushed. If I was being picky, it could be a bit warmer!
This is a nice restaurant, good service, lovely wine and reasonable food. For the price, I think the food is a little unexciting. I had the sausage and mash which was ok but a little bland.m
Lovely food and service. I will come back again. It was fairly quiet for a Friday night which we enjoyed but I can see there was little atmosphere
Really good food. Great that it had vegan options - artichokes to start and falafel for main were both delicious. Waitress was very friendly and on the ball.
Really delicious food and excellent service! We had a wonderful evening, and even the non- vegetarians in our party loved the food!
Very nice food, decent prizes. Ligthing and atmosphere not as cosy as could be. Staff was sweet. Overall good experience, would go again but maybe for more casual lunch as opose to dinner
Fabulous food! Great for a vegan to actually have a choice! Also meat eaters will go away feeling like they have actually eaten a meal!
Nice cosy little restaurant feels like a little hide away which is a nice break from the city, great menu, friendly service and good price
Lovely vegetarian restaurant. Does vegan too. Very small and charming. Good sized portions and a good selection of options. Would recommend. I would go back.
Great little restaurant with a good variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. If you find yourself in the Barbican area, do visit this hidden gem.
Moderate food - good starter but watery, rather tasteless curry main course. Unhurried, relaxed and pleasant enough ambiance. Reasonable value but I'm not going to rush back - its been overtaken by more interesting vegetarian restaurants
Lovely main course, disappointing starter. Friendly service but the decor is all looking a bit tired. Am not sure I would go again based on this visit.
Good food and service. Had a selection of starters rather than a main course and they were all good. The wine was ok but overall not cheap.