Mildred's

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45 Lexington St (at Soho), London, England, W1F 9AN

Small veggie food restaurant with a changing menu. Gets crowded, expect a wait. Accept cash or debit card. Sits between Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus & Tottenham Court Road underground stations. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, British

168 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

Omg! I LOVE this place! - Edit

Quirky American girl behind the bar was lovely. cute cosy place! Really intimate. Waited around 45 mins for a table but boy it was worth it! Some of the staff were a little grumpy but most were friendly and welcoming. The food was beyond delicious, I salivate even now thinking about it! 🙊

Cons: Sitting almost elbow to elbow with strangers (if t

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great food, too many tables - Edit

Great food but they shove way too many people in the space that they have

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Tasty but busy! - Edit

Great atmosphere due to so many people - they don't accept bookings so you have to wait for a table, which was fine for us as we enjoyed one of their amazing cocktails! (I had the salted caramel espresso martini which was gorgeous). We nearly didn't stay initially as there was no space to even stand and drink, so be prepared for that!
We had a lovely meal - we both had homemade sausages (tofu, fennel, white bean, dill), with cider jus, mash and cabbage, which was lovely, and then for dessert I had a great brownie with ice cream and salted caramel sauce, and my partner had plum, apple and blackberry polenta crumble. staff very friendly and attentive! Very fair prices.

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Crowd pleaser! - Edit

Good food and good value. Been at all branches multiple times with many different friends. Always pleased.

Pros: Big menu, Good value

Cons: No bookings

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Good food, quite crowded, slow service - Edit

I've been to Mildreds several times - one time on each of several visits to London, and I'm surprised that I never wrote a review before! The food is good, but not the best in London, and the restaurant is very busy with tables too close together. The service is on the slow side - it seems they are overwhelmed by the crowd, and we did not go at a time that one would think is so busy. We went for a quite early dinner. The menu tends to be too heavy on the carbohydrates (lots of dishes come with potatoes, for example), so that I had fewer selections and ended up getting two starters and no main. My spouse can eat it all, and he was therefore much easier to please.

Pros: good food, vegan options, pretty good location

Cons: crowded and too close together tables, slow service

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Better Atmosphere than Other Branches - Edit

Having been to Mildred's in Camden several times and always enjoyed the food, I went here with a friend when I was in the area. The food tasted great, as always, but came out warm rather than hot, and the restaurant was so busy that no-one came over to ask if everything was okay, and again because it was so busy, there was no-one we could get ahold of to ask as all the staff members were immensely rushed already.

To illustrate how busy it was there was a queue out the door by the time we left, which was early lunchtime on a Monday! Even so there was a great atmosphere, much better than the Camden branch, which I have found a little generic and soulless whenever it hasn't been packed full.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Tasty food , Convenient

Cons: Food not hot, Overworked staff, Long queue

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Good food, overpriced - Edit

The meals we got were tasty and generous, but I don't need to pay that much for a simple lunch. I would recommend it for a meal where you'd like everyone present to be satisfied though!

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Drenched in oil not flavour - Edit

I went here for a meal on my trip to London. I know England is known for their oily food, but I didn't expect it to be THIS bad. My boyfriend and I both ordered a vegan burger. I am very sorry to say but there was nothing redeemable for it.

The fries were drenched in oil with very little potato. There was only white bread available. Which is alright but the fact that the oil in the bun soaked my fingers was even worse. Both our buns were so oily. The burger itself was nothing special either.

If you are not used to eating fatty foods then avoid this place or at least the burgers.

Pros: Fair pricing for the area

Cons: Extremely oily, Small seats

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Soho staff too rude these days - Edit

My husband and I have been visiting Mildred's in Soho and King's Cross for years, but after the last two unpleasant visits in Soho, we decided that given the amount of good restaurants in Soho, we won't return to this location again. (If we return to Mildred's in future, it will only be to King's Cross, which is more beautiful and spacious anyway.) The staff in the Soho restaurant, especially the woman who I believe was the manager, were so rude and unfriendly on the last two occasions that we were actually left embarrassed as we had taken my foreign in-laws there as a treat, and instead were met with unfriendly staff and an insanely long wait for food. The appetizers arrived 35 minutes after we ordered. The mains arrived 30 minutes after the appetizers were cleared. We felt that maybe they were just having a bad day, but on a second visit six weeks later, we had a near identical experience. We've since enjoyed Pho and a few other vegan-friendly places nearby instead.

Pros: decent food, great lunch bar

Cons: rude staff in Soho, cramped setting (Soho), long waits for food

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very crowded, very rushed, food okish - Edit

We were a bit underwhelmed by the food (it was okish, and all in all fair value for money, but not spectacular).
The meringue in the dessert was chewy.

The atmosphere totally killed it though. Tables are so close to each other you can practically eat from your neighbour's plate.
Very busy, very loud. Could hardly understand each other speak.
Service was very rushed, not so friendly (they seemed stressed) jumping around. Seeemed like they wanted us to leave as quickly as possible.
No booking policy, which I find very annoying.

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Updated from previous review on 2017-11-16

Pros: food is fair value for money

Cons: too crowded, cramped, busy, LOUD!, no booking policy, not so friendly

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Amazing especially the lunch salad bar - Edit

Mildreds is tiny, busy, and a bit pricey. But you keep going back! And that's because the food is just so good. While it's crazy busy, the staff are efficient and friendly, and service is good. The a la carte menu is fantastic, with tonnes of vegan options and a large variety from burgers to curries to salads. The dessert section is great, as are the drinks. A personal favourite is the lunch salad bar though, which they will make vegan upon request.

It does get very busy, so if you're in a big group either expect to wait a long time to get seated, in a cramped area, or maybe go to one of their other and larger branches.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Location, Very busy, Price

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Always a winner - Edit

I think I have frequented this restaurant the most out of any vegan restaurant in London. Consistent quality, great buzzy atmosphere, nice and attentive staff. I do love this place.
If I had a complaint it's that the seating is a bit close together but that is no major issue at all.

Pros: Dependable , Delicious, Efficient

Cons: A little overcrowded sometimes

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Delicious! - Edit

Great menu options. Has labelled what is vegetarian, vegan or can be made vegan. Decent size restaurant. I had stir fried vegetables and really enjoyed it!

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just wow - Edit

Would say this is one of the best vegan restaurants I've been to. Would highly recommend the tofu burger and the chocolate brownie.

Pros: everything

Cons: so popular can be difficult to get a table and can

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The curry is amazing - Edit

Mushroom pie is delicious and the curry is out of this world :D

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty food that non-vegans will enjoy!, Close to Veggie Pret :D

Cons: Busy, sometimes have to wait for a table, Not cheap (£12 for a main)

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Great restaurant - Edit

Mildreds has really good vegan food, we tried the quinoa salad with avocado, and the vegan burger with sweet potato fries, then we tried the vegan brownie with salted caramel sauce which was really lovely!

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yum - Edit

My favourite place in the whole of London, massive portions, incredibly tasty and fab ambience with super friendly staff.

Pros: amazing food

Cons: sometimes difficult to get a table

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Amazing food! - Edit

Since I was in the UK, I really wanted a pie. Mildred's did not disappoint. I ordered the wood roasted mushroom and ale pie with minted mushy peas and fries and it was delicious.

My non-veggie mate ordered one of the vegan burgers and was also impressed.

We both ordered the chocolate brownies and it was divine.

I highly recommend this place but be prepared for a wait.

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good indigenous food - Edit

It's not easygoing get a table. I visited the restaurant in Soho and in Camden. It's a little bit to busy in Soho. But the food in both restaurants is great. Fresh and well cooked. In Soho I had a meal with sausages and mashed potatoes, very satiably. In Camden I had a burger. Very good one. There ISO many more to try, I will come back soon. I hope,some day we will Restaurants like this in Cologne!

Pros: friendly crew

Cons: a little bit loud and busy, you have a time for a

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Good but... - Edit

Busy, overpriced and a little bit overrated. I tried the Polish burger and was completely disappointed about the taste... cause there was any. But it was quite big and the potatoes were good. I'll have to give it a try next time I'm in London!

Pros: Nice place, Huge portions

Cons: Expensive, Busy

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Tasty but busy - Edit

On our second try we managed to get a table (they do not take reservations). Food was nice and service fast. Downside: Chocolate brownie more of regular chocolate cake though but still tasty.

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My favourite restaurant! - Edit

Mildreds now has 3 branches in London and all are on par with each other. The menu changes regularly with plenty to choose from each time. Mildreds gets very busy so you normally have to wait for a table but that just proves how great it is. Half the charm is the family seating so you are sat next to other people so I've met some really interesting people here as well.

Pros: Great food, regulary changing menu

Cons: Can get very busy so can be quite loud

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Awesome! - Edit

I was in London for a few days and I had lunch here twice. I loved the place! It's though crowded and a bit noisy. The vegan hamburger with sweet potatoes fries and vegan mayo was absolutely amazing! I had desserts both times. The vegan pavlova was delicious. I highly recommend it!!

Pros: Awesome food!!

Cons: A bit crowed and noisy

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Thumbs-up - Edit

Extensive vegan options and interesting atmosphere. Enjoyed the food, but what I ordered (veggie burger) wasn't anything special. Our server wasn't pleasant at all, and I thought not much of it until reading many of the reviews on here. Overall a decent restaurant for a veggie lunch, but not a fantastic place due to subpar service.

Pros: lots of vegan options , unique atmosphere

Cons: Noticeably bad service

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amazing vegan food!! - Edit

This place is awesome. Great quality vegan food and tonnes of choice. I've been to the other branches before but this one is more traditional design and more cosy but very busy. I had mushroom and ale pie with chips and mushy peas and it was delicious. Highly recommend!!

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Long wait for good food - Edit

If you come here during dinner hours, expect to wait, as you cannot book. The food is wonderful and vegan options are clearly marked. I've been to the Soho and Kings Cross branch and both were good. Only downside is that it's not vegan.

Pros: Tasty Food

Cons: Long wait, Not vegan

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Awesome Dishes - Edit

This restaurant is always busy so expect to have to wait for a table since you cannot book. However, the wait is oh-so-worth-it. The classic burger is literally the best I have ever tasted in my life and the sweet potatoes fries are so soft and cooked to such perfection. You will probably be very full after a meal here but if you can manage it - try one of their amazing desserts too!
Just be aware that it is always busy.
Portions are huge and reasonably priced.
Vegan food is clearly marked and most dishes are vegan.

Pros: Best tasting food ever, Huge portions, Sell nice drinks and cocktails

Cons: Very busy and crowded, Not entirely vegan

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