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Food For Thought

#543 of 17,154 Restaurants in London
#588 of 18,034 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Covent Garden
Vegetarian, Vegan
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31 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PR, England
(020)-7836-9072
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Today
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 217
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's closing - pop in for lunch to try their wonderful food before 21st June.

I've been working locally for over 20 years and have been frequenting it for most of that time. Quite simply it offers a unique style of food - healthy, vegetarian, fresh. They have a different main dish each day for £5.50 along with the daily regular quiche and salad or stir fry veg and brown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I've been working locally for over 20 years and have been frequenting it for most of that time. Quite simply it offers a unique style of food - healthy, vegetarian, fresh. They have a different main dish each day for £5.50 along with the daily regular quiche and salad or stir fry veg and brown rice. It gets very busy,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

we have eaten here and had takeouts on numerous occasions and the mass produced veggy dishes of the day always hit the mark at decent, but not cheap, prices. their stews are always a sure winner & make sure you make room for their wonderful dessert of mixed berry scrunch. a great way to refuel in between hitting the shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I wanted to try this place for ages and finally did. The staff was very friendly and the food excellent + good value , unfortunately I heard that they are closing soon , such a pity , there are no places like that in London.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Of all the vegetarian/vegan restaurants I've been to this is my favourite. I'm devastated that they're closing! Don't be put off at all by it being veggie/vegan, they do real food and I've met many a carnivore who adores their dishes. I've yet to find another place with such yummy, wholesome, comforting food. There's always a queue out the door... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First time little bit confusing the service is so fast and Macdonald style no warm aproch beside this the food is a genuine confort food .Large portion and reasonable price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been coming here for years for tasty, fresh, varied, well priced vegetarian food. Portions huge. It always seems to be busy but inevitably end up chatting to others. We are going to miss it so much. Anyone any ideas for alternatives? Can't bear the thought of yet another shoe shop in its place. There'll be no reason to go that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were just wandering around the area and fell upon the sign for Food For Thought. You certainly need to really want to eat here since it is rather chaotic at lunch time and many folks are in a rush. The server downstairs explained all of our options and how the process worked - share a table with anyone you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been eating here for over 20 years and I've never had a bad meal once. It's consistently good, fresh and wholesome. Seating is tight but cosy. Takeaways are available. Good to take and eat in Phoenix gardens around the corner in Summer time. The water on the tables is always mixed with fragrant fruit. Always busy and humming. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had to pay this place a visit before they close down in June. It's everything we'd heard it would be - small, quirky, fun, with some excellent veggie food. Fortunately we got there early before the crowds arrived. By the time we left, they were queued up the stairs and outside. If you're looking for some good, wholesome veggie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place was packed when we went there and with good reason. They serve fresh and flavor packed food. Looking for reasonably priced (for London standards) healthy bite this is a great spot. I got seasoned veggies with quinoa and it was flavor packed and left my hunger totally satiated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: (020)-7836-9072

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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