A second branch for the plant-based chain.
Harden's survey result
Despite the ironically red-blooded name, this pair of ‘plant-based’ cafés in smart Chelsea and Marylebone are “favourites for vegetarian food so well prepared you hardly notice the lack of meat”. Their “tasty food covers all bases”, including vegan versions of such comfort-food classics as burgers and mac’n’cheese, with borrowings from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Oriental cuisines.
“Never thought vegan food could be so guilt-inducing!”: this self-consciously decadent plant-based two-year-old – under ex-Vanilla Black chef Franco Casoli in a “lovely” mews off Sloane Square – is “just a damn good restaurant in many ways… unlike many other vegans that seem to equate vegan food with a depressing ambience!”. “The only grumble is the need to go downstairs to order”.
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