About Us

Location, location, location

We’re quietly situated on Kingston High Street overlooking the River Thames, an idyllic location at any time of year. And when the English weather permits, glass doors are opened out onto the riverbank for you to enjoy the irresistible appeal of al fresco dining.

Something for everyone

It may surprise you to know that 82% of our customers are not vegetarian, but as I always say “You don’t miss the meat when you come to my restaurant!” All our food is homemade from fresh, mainly organic ingredients. You won’t find additives, colouring or harmful fats – everything is natural and we only use olive oil – in fact 90% of our menu is completely fat free. We have an extensive, mainly organic menu suitable for vegan, gluten free and wheat free diets. Even non-vegetarian’s love our food so why not come along and give us a try?

How it all started

In 1988 an unexpected visit to India provided me with an opportunity to meet a spiritual leader, Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This proved to be a turning point in my life; I became a vegetarian and soon after spotted a gap in the market for a good vegetarian restaurant and, in 1989, The Riverside Vegetaria opened its doors based around my guru’s teachings of Love All, Serve All.

Love All, Serve All

As an ethical consumer, we prioritise the healthiness and the organic nature of our food.  We strongly support the local community and practice “Buy Local and Be Local”. We buy organic and Fair Trade products wherever possible and use only natural ingredients in our food. Our ultimate aim is to educate future generations in healthy eating and well being.

We also believe in putting the customer first, providing a samples to tempt customers into trying something new and adapting our menu to suit specific tastes or dietary requirements. ‘You’ll find that nothing is too much trouble at Riverside Vegetaria.

So if you’ve never tried vegetarian, but are looking for good, healthy food we’re here to tempt your tastebuds – so book your table and join us today!

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Ritchie Sakthivel MBA

 

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