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A fourth branch for London's veggie pioneers, in a spacious St John's Wood location. We are told to expect a vegan weekend brunch, kids' meals and a set lunch menu.

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Summary

Bravos abound for the “superb” dishes (“imaginative and ambitious conceptions whose flavours make non-vegetarians desist from any pity about a lack of meat!”) at these accomplished veggies, which in recent years have added outlets in Seymour Village and Sadler’s Wells to the “legendary”, long-standing original (just south of Hammersmith Broadway). “However, quality of service and staff response can be variable” at all branches, and this is most particularly the case at W1, which needs to “up its game” generally, not least its cooking, as a number of regulars discern “a big drop in standards since it opened”.

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“I’m not a veggie but this was one of the best meals I’ve had in the last year” – typical praise for these “ingenious” veggies, which offer “an unmatched range of such accomplished dishes, beautifully sourced and expertly presented”. From the “lovely hidden-gem original in Hammersmith” (behind the Hammy-O), they added a similarly “top notch” branch in trendy Seymour Place this year. Islington is probably the weakest performer of the three – “it’s let down by a noisy environment” – but even so it’s “decent and very handy for Sadlers Wells”.

£52
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4
Very Good
3
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Still producing exceptional veggie dishes after 25 years”“the best in town” – this popular duo are “a good advertisement for meat-free food, proving it can be interesting and full of flavour”. The original – an intriguing “converted artists’ loft” that’s “hidden away” behind Hammersmith Odeon – is “splendid in an area devoid of decent restaurants”, while its younger sibling is “really convenient for Sadler’s Wells”.

£48
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4
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Who needs meat?” – some of London’s best vegetarian cooking is to be found at this quite “stylish” duo; the Hammersmith original occupies a “bright” and “airy” hall near the Broadway (recently refurbished), while its “noisy” newer EC1 sibling is “handy for Sadler’s Wells”.

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Neill A
Brunch was a disaster of keystone cops prop...
Reviewed 3 months, 5 days ago

"Brunch was a disaster of keystone cops proportions. 5 covers, delivered 30 minutes apart. 4 of the food orders wrong. Chaos in the kitchen. Genuinely could have done better at home. "

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Hilary B
Anew addition to the area and one that is v...
Reviewed 4 months,

"Anew addition to the area and one that is very welcome."

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Adele B
Although only £15 for a two course lunch w...
Reviewed 4 months, 4 days ago

"Although only £15 for a two course lunch with a glass of Prosecco it was very disappointing. Service was very slow, some of the food was OK but look and taste of much of it had a lot in common with cardboard."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
SundayLunch £19.50 £22.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£8.50 £14.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-9:30 pm

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