Essence Cuisine

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 12 reviews )
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94 Leonard St, East London, England, EC2A 4RH

Gourmet raw food restaurant opened Jul 2017 serving raw meals and salads, cold pressed juice, smoothies, and raw desserts. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Raw, Western

12 Reviews

First Review by Bea_lc

Best takeaway ever - Edit

Haven’t eaten in yet but had their carrot sushi and ALT sandwich from their Express menu. Very yummy. I will be back soon.

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PURE BEAUTY - Edit

Felt in love! No words needed , one of the best place I ve ever been 👌🏻

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essence_cuisine 19 Dec 2017 - That's super great to hear, thank you Markia  


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Great raw cheeseboard - Edit

Three different nut cheeses, raw crackers, pickles radishes, apple chutney - all tasty. Not the cheapest place to eat but inventive raw food.
(Visited in August)

Pros: Inventive raw food

Cons: Pricey

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essence_cuisine 25 Oct 2017 - Thanks Anna!  


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Wonderful food in a cafe environment - Edit

The food is absolutely amazing. We had the 3 course tasting menu, a little bit pricey, but well worth it once we tasted the dishes, the flavours were punchy and fresh. The wine was great! I will definitely go back, but probably for take out. Unfortunately I couldn't give it 5 stars as I found the seating very uncomfortable. The interior looks extremely clean, modern, and contemporary, but the tables are so small we didn't have enough room for our food, wine and water. The staff were cheerful and welcoming.

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essence_cuisine 25 Oct 2017 - Thanks for the feedback!  


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Beautiful looking and tasty food - Edit

Friendly staff and beautifully prepared food. It is a bit pricey (it is Shoreditch), my salad was beautiful and tasty, but not a huge amount of food for the cost. Raw lime cheesecake was really nice though.

Pros: Friendly staff , Beautiful food , Great cheesecake

Cons: Pricey , Small portions

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essence_cuisine 25 Oct 2017 - Thanks for the feedback Rosie!  


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Great raw food - Edit

It was a coincidence, that I found the Essence Cuisine, because it wasn´t on my list. And I am so glad. I got a raw lasagne and chocolate brownie and both were so delicious. The staff was also nice and friendly.

Pros: Great healthy food, Nice staff

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essence_cuisine 13 Sep 2017 - Thank you Marketa for the lovely review - happy to hear that you stumbled by and enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!  


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Delicious! - Edit

My wife and I are visiting London for the first time and had our list of vegan spots all picked out. Essence was not on this list, because they had not yet opened when we were planning.
Last night We decided to check out Happy Cow one more time for the area we are staying in and I am so glad we found this spot. It is absolutely delicious. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and it has a great atmosphere.
I got the avocado toast and loved it. We are from Southern California where they put avocado on everything and everywhere has a version of avocado toast. This is one of the best I've had. Light, but filling. I don't need a nap after eating this, but found it to be the perfect portion.
My wife got the coconut parfait and loved that as well. I stole a couple of bites and can confirm it was awesome.
I was also super excited that they have a vegan version of bulletproof coffee. Definitely feeling energized to start our day of exploring.
I cannot recommend this place enough. Just wish we had it back home.
Don't miss this spot whether you are lucky enough to live nearby or just visiting. It is a must do.

Pros: delicious, friendly, delicious

Cons: none at all

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Incredible food - Edit

This may be the best gourmet raw food I've ever had. Incredible food, great service and not too expensive either. I will be back!

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Incredible - Edit

A modern and trendy interior, friendly staff and AMAZING food. I had the avocado on toast breakfast option and a zesty green smoothie. It was artfully presented and delicious. Highly recommended.

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wow wow wow wow - Edit

Raw Vegan Heaven -

Just had Pad Thai and Cheesecake ... amazing!!

Pros: vegan , amazing flavour , lovely front of house ... Hannah

Cons: N/A

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Delicious food - Edit

I had the Green Curry and, for dessert, Lime Green Cheesecake. Both were delicious and well presented. The staff were welcoming and helpful and it is great to be in a completely vegan restaurant. The restaurant is long and narrow and seating is side by side, apart from one large table.

Pros: Good choice of vegan food, Imaginative, flavoursome, dishes, Friendly atmosphere

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Delicious and classy healthy food - Edit

Essence Cuisine opened its doors last Friday. This is the first restaurant that internationally renowned raw chef Matthew Kenny is opening in London. I could not wait more than 2 days to try it!
The food did not disappoint. I had a refreshing dragonfruit smoothie and their Heirloom tomato and macadamia ricotta cheese lasagna, so delicious!
I was also recommended the raw pancakes so I will need to return soon for that. This is for sure my favourite restaurant in East London.
Everything is raw, the breakfast menu is served all day, They have 3 açai bowl options, 4 mains options, house mylks and juices, delicious coffee, take away fridge and desserts!

Pros: healthy and delicious, great location, creative menu (short but diverse)

Cons: not the most comfortable seating system

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