Vegan restaurant ‘En Root at The Ritzy’ opens in Brixton as the first plant-based eatery in a UK cinema

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  17th November 2022

The opening of En Root at The Ritzy means the eatery's owners now have three restaurants across London, with the latest outlet joining its existing sites in Clapham and Peckham

An  100% vegan restaurant has opened at the Ritzy in Brixton, making the cinema the first in the UK to host an animal-free eatery.

En Root at The Ritzy serves ‘healthy, hearty, home-cooked Indian meals’, which its founders say are ‘designed to energise, uplift and nourish’ diners.

The restaurant marks the third of the owners’ sites, joining existing siblings in Clapham and Peckham.

Diners will be able to enjoy classic En Root dishes including the ‘Don Dada Platter’, a tasting platter featuring a range of the eatery’s culinary creations served in a traditional ‘thali’ style.

Other plant-based meal options include its exclusive cinema-style small bites including its ‘Poppanachos’, a poppadom base snack topped with Dhal, Pickled Cabbage, Avocado, Raita and Spice Krispies.

Meanwhile the sweets menu boasts a range of desserts including ‘Mango Lassi Cheesecake’ or the decadent gluten-free ‘Beetroot Blueberry Cacao Brownie’.

And for the rest of November, diners can enjoy the ‘Lunchtime Special’ – a £5 meal (£6 with avocado) consisting of Coconut Curry, Golden Rice, Daily Dhal and Rainbow Salad.

Cinema goers can tuck into tasty plant-based dishes like this sharing Thali at the new En Root restaurant at The Ritzy cinema. Image credit: En Root at The Ritzy

Cinema goers can tuck into tasty plant-based dishes like this sharing Thali at the new En Root restaurant at The Ritzy cinema. Image credit: En Root at The Ritzy

En Root at The Ritzy

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Nish Modasia, Co-Founder of En Root, said: “We are so excited to bring our Plant Power to the iconic Ritzy in Brixton. Born and raised locally, we grew up going to the cinema, meeting friends outside and dancing to music upstairs. 

“We have catered events in Windrush Square, the heart of our Brixton community and thus we feel a perfect fit to this space, place and time. It is a truly magical moment to nourish such a venue and we are grateful for the opportunity. The journey never stops… Forwards Ever!”

Wayne Hall, General Manager at The Ritzy Picturehouse, added: “We are so excited and proud to welcome En root to the Ritzy family. 

“This collaboration will blend the best of plant-based food with the most loved cinema in London, to a community that deserves such a perfect partnership. 

“Brixton get ready for an explosion of good food & drink, married with our usual blend of good films and events. This will be a great experience for all.”

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Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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