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“Trully dedicated chefs”

Bonnington Centre Cafe
Ranked #2,960 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Lisbon, Portugal
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94 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Trully dedicated chefs”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very rare and special place in London. A community restaurant serving amazingly healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan food, with diferent chefs rotating each day.

Each one of the chefs brings a new vibe and menu, so you can have mediterranean inspired food one day, mexican another, italian on another and so on. There´s never boredom and the menu never sotps surprising you.

Having known the chefs for so many years now, I personally know how much love and energy they put in creating this space a very special one, where not only the food is healthy and great, but the athmosphere is also important.

The service is excellent, very friendly and attentive, the decor is also diferent from everything you might have seen in London and the price is great, allowing everyone the possibility to afford lunching or dining there.

Make first a reservation, so the chefs know how much food to make and then enjoy your meal!

  • Visited February 2012
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Herts
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure - secret London”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is off the beaten track but well worth a visit if you like an unpretentious place to chill out and eat awesome food. The cafe is run as a collective so you can check online who is cooking which day but I love the vegan chefs Tricia and Alejandro - their food is simple, healthy and delicious, not to mention incredible value! It's a BYO so that helps too and the atmosphere is laid back, shabby chic...love it!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank KezHerts
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unusual and brilliant food and setting”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is one of my favourite places in London. I've been going for years and have always had a brilliant time. I must have tried to food of all the chefs currently cooking there and the food has always been so imaginative and tasty, they also cope well with food allergies such as no wheat or no peppers. I've taken meat eaters and they've been bowled over with the flavours that come out of vegetarian and vegan cooking. And it's such good value with huge portions for almost no money. It's an unusual setting, often seated with another party on the other half of the table but I love that - it makes it feel like you've gone to a friends for dinner. In short, I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Danby29
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Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a great atmosphere”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

A friend of mine discovered this place a couple of weeks ago and we went last night for the first time. The food was absolutely delicious, very reasonable and the service was very attentive and friendly. A real find. I will definitely be visiting again when I come back to London.

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1 Thank Kerry L
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London, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Veggie Cafe thats more like a bistro”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Went here for lunch with a group of people that I was working with. I think they do themselves a disservice by calling themselves a cafe. Its more like a rustic bistro inside and it is run as a community cooperative with a different chef each day. They only do a limited menu of whatever they feel like cooking that day but then you know its fresh and will taste good. I have only been once so cant comment on the continuity of the food as I havent experienced another chef but what I had was great for a £5 lunch and by the time we had finished people were queuing outside to get in. Tucked away in a side street this place is a real gem and if you are a vegetarian you will be really impressed but even as a confirmed carnivore I enjoyed my experience. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Craig1976
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