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June 2021: A message from a reader "Manna  closed quite some time before Covid hit and as of 21st June is still not open."  It is also marked as "Permanently closed" on Google and the phone is not working. Our assumption, therefore, is that it's closed.

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Summary

£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Now fully vegan, this 1968-vintage Primrose Hill outfit can claim to be Europe’s oldest veggie restaurant, and is still co-owned by musician Roger Swallow of the Albion Band, long-time resident in LA. The food has had its ups and downs over the decades and is nowadays mostly (if not uniformly) rated “enjoyable and tasty”, even by reporters “neither vegetarian nor vegan”. It closed for major refurbishments in summer 2019.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Now fully vegan, this 1968-vintage Primrose Hill outfit can claim to be Europe’s oldest veggie restaurant, and is still co-owned by musician Roger Swallow of the Albion Band, long-time resident in LA. The food has had its ups and downs over the decades and is nowadays mostly (if not uniformly) rated “enjoyable and tasty”, even by reporters “neither vegetarian nor vegan”. It closed for major refurbishments in summer 2019.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “vegetarian and vegan place of pilgrimage” on Primrose Hill, which has logged 50 years to make it Britain’s longest-serving veggie, is now “so old it’s fashionable again”. “The menu is enticing and quantities are vast”, but when it comes to realisation, it’s perennially a case of hit and miss here.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

From “exceptional” to “slightly off the boil” – the UK’s oldest veggie (Primrose Hill, 1968) perennially attracts inconsistent and fairly middling feedback. If you like meat-free food and are in north London give it a try, but it’s not a certain bet.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
16
No dress code
50

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £16.00 £4.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
4 Erskine Road, London, NW3 3AJ
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 3 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 7.30 pm

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