Serving the veggie massive for more than a quarter of a century, Mildreds has earned the right to call itself a Soho institution. There’s a no-bookings policy, so expect a lively queue hovering around the front bar area (where you can be seated reasonably quickly) and an even longer wait for a (shared) table in the cosy restaurant beyond. The welcome is warm, the vibes good and the menu inventive, drawing on Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to impressive effect: gyoza dumplings with a mirin and soy sauce were well textured and tasty, and the substantial burrito special was equally satisfying, though our ‘burger’ (daily changing) was disappointingly squishy. Creative desserts are worth making room for and, like the mains, include vegan and gluten-free options, such as the delicious-sounding persian lemon, almond and pistachio polenta cake with rose petal syrup. Being virtuous has never been so much fun; even the wine, coffee, tea and milk are organic. Service is perky yet relaxed, ensuring that this place will surely remain on the hot list of every vegetarian (and their equally happy non-vegetarian friends) for another 25 years.
45 LEXINGTON STREET
0207 494 1634
MEALS SERVED NOON-11PM MON-SAT
Vegetarian Heaven! Honestly the best vegetarian restaurant in London! There are so many tasty options to choose from, ranging from a burrito to a burger! This is perfect if you are going with a large group as there is something for everyone and they also cater for people who are vegan and gluten free which is an added bonus! The decor is quirky and comfortable all at once! The only downside is that you may have to wait a while for a table, but to be honest it just shows how delicious this place is as its alway busy! I say go and check this place out whether you are vegetarian or not as the food speaks for itself, I guarantee it will leave you wanting to go back!
Extremely busy and difficult to get a table but they catered for our group of 6 really well. We were sat in what would normally be a private dining area upstairs with another group of 4. Service was fast and the food was absolutely delicious even for the sceptical meat eater in the group! The starters and mains were all difficult to choose from and no one was disappointed. I had the kimchi soup which was enormous and full of flavour! We will be back but may well try another branch in the hope that it’s a little less busy!