The Diner - Strand

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397 Strand, London, England, WC2R 0LX

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small chain of American diners with vegan options for hot dogs, chilli dogs, vegan burger and fries, mac n cheese, bean tacos, pancakes, ice cream and shakes. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-11:00pm, Fri 8:00am-12:00am, Sat 9:00am-12:00am, Sun 9:00am-10:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

18 Reviews

First Review by Benjaflea

Huuuuuge servings. - Edit

Lovely welcome. Clear menu and massive portion of pretty good diner food! The waffles and seitan was strong in flavour which I liked and had a good crunch. The slaw is tangy from apple cider vinegar I think and good. Onion rings great. The Mac and Cheese is also tasty and even as a side dish, huge! The staff all very friendly and said I can take what ever I don’t eat home all wrapped up! Also for London it’s very reasonably priced. Two could easily share this meal and therefore damn cheap!

Pros: Clear and separate vegan and vegetarian menu, Large portions , Price

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Lower your expectations... - Edit

I was really excited to visit this branch of The Diner after looking at the vegetarian and vegan menu online. There is lots of choice for vegans, including pancakes, burgers, salads and Mexican food.

Unfortunately, the restaurant itself didn't quite live up to the menu. We had the fried seitan with waffles and slaw, the waffles were amazing and came with a decent serving of maple syrup but the seitan was disappointing, the flavour was way too strong. The service wasn't particularly great either, the staff came across quite rude and disinterested.

Pros: Lots of choices for vegans, Big portions

Cons: The food itself needs work, Poor service

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the diner - Edit

Nice salads and mac

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Separate Veggie Menu - Edit

Separate veggie menu with lots of vegan options. I had the spicy bean burger which was good but nothing special. The service was fairly slow but the fries were yummy.

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Slow service

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Good Option - Edit

The vegan eggs benedict is really good (it does have mushroom). The portions look small but the food is really filling. The pancakes were good though I got cacoa which was overpowered by other flavors. The server seemed a little rude but that may just be a culture thing coming from America.

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Really awesome restaurant - Edit

Food was amazing, so much to choose from. The place itself was really cute and I loved the music, but the waiting staff were really rude and not very friendly

Pros: Food, Music, Atmosphere

Cons: Staff

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Bad service - Edit

The service was particularly bad, I didn’t see a server smile once. To top it off there was a service charge already added. I had the seitan burger which was mediocre at best, the jackfruit was watery and tasteless and the piece of seitan was tiny. Kids had the pancakes which were dry. Husband had the seitan strips with franks hot sauce which he enjoyed. We made a special trip to eat here before leaving London and it was nothing but an utter disappointment. 50 pounds for a brunch was NOT worth it.

Pros: separate vegan menu handed out automatically

Cons: terrible service, expensive , mediocre food

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amazing vegan food - Edit

So many vegan choices on the vegan menu.
We had sieiten burger and vegan cheesy fries.
Good atmosphere. Great staff.
A fab find!

Pros: so many choices!

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Vegan Menu Available - Edit

Dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu available with vegan all day breakfast, pancakes, vegan burritos, burgers (jackfruit, seitan) and desserts, coconut milkshake

Pros: dedicated vegan menu

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LOVED IT - Edit

A lot of options and the service & overall mood were really nice

Pros: clear vegan markins, good vegan food, not pricey

Cons: not a lot of dessert options

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American Diner with extra Vegan Menu! - Edit

American Diner style Vegan Food: Fried Seiten, Waffles, All Day Breakfast, Burgers, Salads, etc

Pros: Extra Vegan Menu, Coconut Milk Shake, Mac N Cheez

Cons: Non-Vegan Menu, Eggz Benedikt didn’t sound good

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We tried to be healthy... - Edit

We really liked the vibe of this place. It was very laidback & relaxed. Although the place is not fully vegan, it has a separate vegan and vegetarian menu where the options are clearly marked & this was brought to the table with the main menu without any prompting. We really like this as automatically we felt included. You can choose from a variety of healthy salads, or you can go turbo with the vegan junk food & sides. We tried a mixture of salads & then had the chilli cheese fries & mac & cheese sides. They were definitely not needed. The portions were humongous & really good value for money. Everything we tried was delicious, but particularly the taco salad & super wholefood salad with seitan. There is a vegan dessert, coconut ripple milkshake, which was really sweet, but perfect if you like coconut. We would definitely go back & it's a great option when eating with non-vegan friends.

Pros: Separate vegan menu which was brought over without, Humongous portions, The right balance of naughty & nice foods

Cons: Only one vegan dessert, but that's me being picky

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excellent dirty vegan food - Edit

Proper American diner style food for vegans; vegetarian and good range of vegan options such as burgers, slaw, milkshakes. I had a seitan and jackfruit burger which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.

Pros: good vegan options

Cons: slow service

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Good range of vegan options - Edit

Burgers, mac and cheese, salads and various breakfast options including vegan pancakes.
Central location and efficient service so a handy spot for a quick meal.

Pros: Vegan options clearly labelled, Central location

Cons: Not all veg*an

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transported to an American diner in the heart of London - Edit

the new menu is full of amazing vegan options. pity that the desserts are mostly vegetarian. i liked the food (burger), the music and the service was fab. very very thoughtful and kind waiters.

Pros: location, novelty, kind waiters, great music, many

Cons: every vegetarian option could be turned into vegan

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Ehh ... - Edit

Had the vegan breakfast for dinner. Really nothing special and not worth the money. Staff wasn't particulary nice either.

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Great vegan burger - Edit

Surprisingly for a US style diner, a good selection of vegan options. I had the burger, with gluten free bun. Very tasty.

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beautiful vegan breakfast - Edit

Cool, diner style atmosphere. Really friendly staff.

The breakfast is a vegan benedict and looks awesome.

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