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“Mildreds, Soho, London. England.”
Review of Mildreds

Mildreds
Ranked #274 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Mildreds, established in 1988, serves internationally inspired vegetarian food, all of which is made daily on the premises. Catering for vegetarians, yet popular with omnivores, Mildreds offers friendly informal service in a lively atmosphere coupled with excellent value for money. We use organic ingredients where possible and endeavor to source small businesses for our supplies. Our beautiful wood paneled dining room is available for party bookings Monday to Saturday, with a maximum capacity for 14 people.We do not take bookings in the restaurant but you may enjoy a drink or cocktail at the bar whilst waiting for your table. If you want to avoid waiting please come after 9.30.
London, United Kingdom
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“Mildreds, Soho, London. England.”
Reviewed January 22, 2011

On Thursday I took a colleague for lunch at Mildreds on Lexington Street. Mildreds is a vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Soho that has been running for years.

I've always liked Mildreds. I'm not a vegetarian but it has the most exciting vegetarian menu around. Plus it caters for people who are gluten and diary intolerant which is just brilliant. My parents are both coeliacs so I know how hard it is to find menus that work.

We hadn't booked a table, in fact I'm not sure you can book a table, so strolled in at just before 1pm. It's always busy and packed to the rafters. It's a quirky place. I guess you'd call it shabby chic. Luckily there were a few tables spare so we went through to the back dining room.

There are a few high tables and stools at the front of the restaurant but really all the action takes place towards the back.

As well as the substantial menu there is a specials board which changes daily. The menu is solid and strong with lots of great dishes that sound amazing. To whet your appetite, here are some of the highlights:

Tomato, aubergine, chickpea and green olive tagine served with flaked almond cous cous, flat bread and harissa.

Sundried tomato and buffalo mozzarella risotto cake served with wilted spinach, green beans and grape mustard cream sauce.

Linguini with courgette and pistachio pesto, served with cherry tomatoes and rocket.

Borlotti bean and sunblushed tomato sausages served with pumpkin and sweet potato mash, broccoli and apple cider jus.

Mixed mushroom, porcini and ale pie served with fries and mushy peas.

As you can see, inventive and delicious even for a meat eater!

There is a special burger of the day. On Thursday is was courgette and sweet red pepper. We ordered two burgers with cheese and sweet potato fries and settled in.

The food arrived in good time and looked amazing. Two delicious burgers that looked as good as they tasted. Rich and meaty (even though they were meat free) they oozed taste and texture. The cheese complimented the burger well. The bread was perhaps a little lacking. The sweet potato fries OK.

Two burgers and two soft drinks came to £34 including service.

Service can be a little hit and miss. It's good but the staff can be down right rude at times. Attitude rules supreme. However if you can get past this then it's worth a visit.

www.mildreds.co.uk

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“A refreshing break from London's heavy food”
Reviewed January 11, 2011

I love London's restaurants, but they are quite heavy on meat and starches. Mildred's food is so light, healthy and delicious. Especially love the detox salad. Service is a bit spotty, but it is a very casual spot.
Love the blue exterior.

  • Visited October 2010
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“truly delicious food & drinks”
Reviewed January 6, 2011

four of us went to mildred's for the first time and we all loved it. i got the veggie stir fry, my husband got the tomato/aubergine/chickpea tagine dish, his sister got the veggie burger, and her husband got the sri lankan sweet potato and cashew nut curry dish. we also really enjoyed two(!) bottles of their pinot bianco, which was a fantastic wine. and my husband and his sister both got the daas blonde belgium beer, which they raved about.

  • Visited December 2010
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“A little gem!”
Reviewed November 28, 2010

Great food, with lots of delicious flavours going on. So nice to see such a succesful vegetarian restaurant. Just one criticism which was my my mum asked for a white wine spritzer. They didn't have lemonade on tap, so they opened a small bottle (which I'm guessing you could buy seperate), they obviously didn't use all the bottle and the rest of the bottle wasn't offered to us - then when the bill came we'd been charged an additional £3 for the dash of lemonade, which was shocking!

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“Brilliant Veggie/vegan heaven !”
Reviewed October 20, 2010

Great ambiance, lovely food from a simple menu.
A good selection of drinks.
No booking.
Highly recommended !!!

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