Time Out

Award.  Best Vegetarian

This year marks manna's fortieth anniversary, and yet its menu remains one of the most modern and imaginative you can find...


the choice changes frequently and draws its influences from around the world. At the moment the elaborate creations include chestnut mushroom knish (an eastern European pie) drizzled with beetroot yoghurt sauce, green vegetable korma served with mini poppadums and lychee-tamarind salsa and Creole sweet potato galette accompanied with fried okra and Monterey Jack cheese. Desserts are equally impressive — the restaurant staple of warm chocolate fondant is rendered irresistible with roast hazelnut ice-cream and a slick of whisky and butterscotch sauce. An overhaul of the decor has kept the understated wooden chairs and floors of old, and added trendy black-and-beige wallpaper. In addition to the main dining room, there's a small conservatory area facing the street, ideal for more intimate meetings.

Manna has matured into one of the most sophisticated vegetarian restaurants this city has to offer