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Food For Thought

#551 of 18,502 Restaurants 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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12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • 95
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely little place to eat!

I was really upset to hear that it's going to close down in June . I've been going there for many years because the staff is always so friendly the food so healthy and filling . I'm really gonna miss it!...Hope it will open again somewhere else in London.I will be back there soon for lunch :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
isabelle2911
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london
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was really upset to hear that it's going to close down in June . I've been going there for many years because the staff is always so friendly the food so healthy and filling . I'm really gonna miss it!...Hope it will open again somewhere else in London.I will be back there soon for lunch :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have been coming here on and off since I moved to London 30 years ago. I have seen this place declining in cleaning standards for several years and yesterday I decide I shall not return. It's just too dirty and I don't trust the health and safety standards any longer. Also it is not good value for money any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Felt like I was back at Glastonbury festival, eating veggie food at Greenfields. The food is delicious, varied and not expensive. Canteen style sitting which we embraced and met a couple of nice guys who sat at our table. They had been a customer of this place for 35 years!! Brought our own wine, which was another nice money saving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Place with great vegetarian/vegan food. Been twice in London and the third time I am going to have a dinner there. Kind staff, not enough space for all interested, but worth of waiting. We just love the food there - next time we'll take some photos prior eating ;).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been visiting this place recently for take away lunches as I work around the area. It is on the small side and you do have to squeeze yourself should you want to have a sit down meal. I prefer the take away options. They have daily salads which you can choose from and hot meals as well. Its... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It is a real shame to write a bad review of a veggie place that seems to have a good ethos and I don't like doing it but as someone who works in hospitality this has got be said. It was a few months ago that I visited but have only jus got Tripadvisor, however I can assure you this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was shopping in Central London and feeling a but peckish but as I am observing Lent and gone vegetarian, the options for getting tasty food on the go can be limited. As an out-and-out carnivore, I found the food to be delicious and really filling. I had the Iranian Stew and it was so good that I tried to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It was a busy Monday lunchtime, but we were served quite quickly and found some seats in the old fireplace, which involved sitting on cushions on the floor at a very low table. Once we were in place, it was very comfortable and atmospheric. Not everybody could sit here, but we are still flexible enough....at the moment. The food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I used to believe that vegetarian food was quite boring and not very tasty. However, after having visited this place several times I ended up completely changing my mind. 'Delicious' is all I have to say.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food here is good and the lines are often long winding upstairs from the basement. The vegetarian options are hearty with very large serving sizes. The restaurant is located in a basement with limited seating options.

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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 0 - 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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