Wild Food Cafe

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1st floor, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, England, WC2H 9DP

Raw-centric café. Reported became all vegan in early-2016. Last orders are 45 mins before closing. Open Tue-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 11:30am-7:00pm. Seasonal hours.

Categories: Vegan, Raw, Western, Take-out

92 Reviews

First Review by LJackson

don’t go if you’re hungry - Edit

Nice to have the option of raw food, but portion sizes were a joke

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One of my absolute favorites - Edit

These guys have the best Kale Cheesy Chips in the whole London city, and I am courageous enough to proclaim myself a kale crisps guru :) There was hardly a dish I didn’t like at Wild Food Cafe

Pros: Non-Cliche Flavor Combos, Fully Vegan, Have courses and retreats, and recipes on their we

Cons: Not too spacious

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Delicious raw cakes and special drinks - Edit

I had the raw chocolate cake with caramel sauce recently and it was heavenly. Along with it, I tried the Medicinal Mushroom latte. They were both delicious and I left feeling good, not all sick from sugar overdose (all the sugars they use are unprocessed and natural).

I the past, my husband and I also had some outstanding salad there. I haven't tried anything else recently but I believe all the food there is really great quality. We also had these incredible smoothy/superfood drinks. They stand out in my memory.

Having said all that, it's not somewhere I would take my non-vegan, corporate-minded friends. It's a little hippyish. Has a great vibe but a bit too alternative for my personal taste. No complaints at all regarding the food though.

Pros: Delicious and uplifting, Healthy and natural , Superfoods and a lot of raw or wild ingredients

Cons: A little bit expensive but not for what it is, Busy

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Well worth a visit! - Edit

Went for an early dinner with my dad the other weekend, we both had the falafel curry and it was DELICIOUS! My dad (however much he wanted to) could find no faults and absolutely loved it too. The whole vibe and energy of the place was so lovely too, will definitely return!

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Amazinggggg - Edit

Wonderful people and place. In addition, the food is so tasty and vega

Pros: Everything is vegan

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So good! - Edit

I only tried dessert and a drink here, but absolutely loved it. Presentation is beautiful, tastes even better.

Pros: delicious , good presents

Cons: pricey, busy, expensive

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Relaxing - Edit

The staff is always great from the four times I've been there.
Unfortunately the portions sizes decreased so much on last time i was there, very disappointed from my orevious experiences in this café. Paid so much and was still hungry.

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Expensive, Small portions

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Lively place all day long - Edit

This place is located in a lively district and relatively full almost the whole day. I enjoyed a raw chocolate mousse and a grape drink for 13£ in the last warming sun shines falling through the big window. Although I find it quite expensive for the small portions you get, it was really tasty.

Pros: Friendly staff, Serve tap water

Cons: Expensive

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over expensive health - Edit

I have looked at the menu and visited the restaurant several times but only ever visited once. It is always SO busy that it is difficult to get a seat although they do have a unique, useful reservation process using text messages. The only thing that I have tried is the chocolate cake which was really tasty but very rich and I'm glad that I shared it with my friend as it possibly could have become TOO rich. It was still really expensive too. Everything is so expensive.

Pros: yummy, healthy, organised

Cons: expensive, expensive, expensive

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Gone Downhill - Edit

Over priced tiny portions of average food. You would have to spend about £30 per head just to be full up. We went out for sushi afterwards because we felt like we had only eaten a starter!

Staff came across as being a bit douchey and up themselves.

It never used to be like this. It’s a shame because we used to love going there. Will not be going back.

Pros: none

Cons: over priced , tiny portions , staff up themselves

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Great atmosphere and delicious food - Edit

Had the crackers, mushrooms on toast and pad thai bites and impressed with all of them. The staff were lovely, atmosphere was great and location perfect.

The only downer was one of the managers or someone who has something to do with the restaurant working at our table on a laptop. Kind of changes the atmosphere a bit, but it wouldn't stop me going back.

Pros: All super healthy and delicious

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Not impressed. - Edit

Visited for lunch.
We had the pad thai canapes, the scallops and the mushroom toast.
They were all yummy; however not excellent.
Portions were also rather small for what you pay.

We also had the banana bread and the cheesecake.
They were good.

While they explicitly recommend sharing by taking a couple of dishes per person, it would help so much if they would divide their menu into appetizers and mains. This would help knowing what size of portions we would get.

The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Pros: location

Cons: small portions

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Average - Edit

The Goddess bowl was fine, nothing particularly special about it, but a bit pricey. Beautiful location, but there are better vegan options in town elsewhere.

Pros: Location

Cons: Too Pricey

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As pricey as it is trendy but great food - Edit

Very friendly! Very pricey too but the food was pretty good.

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Vegetable food, not vegan - Edit

100% vegetarian, organic and gluten free food. But there was a drum made with leather (still with hair) hanging near us as an ornament. The lunch was not as nice as it should be. This is a vegetarian restaurant, for ethical reasons is not vegan.

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Great Little Place - Edit

We found this place through happy cow and, whilst it's not easy to find, is well worth a visit. The food is great and based on the concept of sharing plates as a group. We had 3 mains and 2 sides between 2 of us and were too full up for desert. It's a quirky place with communal dining and no booking process so it can be hard to get a seat when they're busy but it is worth the wait.

Pros: Everything is now vegan., Really great ingredients cooked very well., Friendly and attentive staff.

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Fabulous food - Edit

A very cosy place on the 1st floor, I went on my own, as it's a very popular place I had to wait for a table. I got seated with another lady, the staff was friendly and very helpful. The pizette was absolutely delicious, as was the caramel slice. I would definitely go back.

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So inspiring - Edit

I love going out for vegan meals in London - and we are getting increasingly spoilt for choice, but the Wild Food Cafe is an absolute treat - they make food I can only dream of being able to recreate in my own kitchen. Don't get me wrong, I'm creative in the kitchen, but they take it to whole new extremes - introducing me to whole new flavours and textures on stunning plates of colourful food. I've been a few times now and taken friends, and each time, I've been wowed by a meal that is unlike any other, and in a restaurant that the employees are clearly proud and excited to be a part of - and so they should be! I can't wait to go back.

Pros: Healthy, delicious, creative vegan raw food, Friendly, caring, enthusiastic waiting staff, Can sit at the kitchen bar and watch them cook

Cons: Dingy toilets and need code to access, Not cheap - save for a special occasion, Shared tables

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a wonderful experience - Edit

Had such a lovely time at the Wild Food Cafe last night. The food was absolutely sublime, the service was superb and the whole experience was faultless. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone and look forward to the next time I visit already!

Pros: wonderful food, superb service , excellent location

Cons: none

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Neals yard's spirit food - Edit

As we walked into the neals yard we felt very welcomed by the hippie like community. The wild food cafe is set upstairs with wide open windows to the courtyard and a peaceful atmosphere. The food is prepared in a open kitchen where you can watch your food develop. We had both a raw and a cooked dish with the highly recommended wild rocket fuel drink. The food was delicious and made us feel really good. Menu changes with the seasons so you definitely need to come back to try more. Alongside your order you get to share a bottle of free filtered water at your table.

Pros: location , allergen free , peaceful

Cons: addicting

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Delicious if you can afford it! - Edit

As other reviews have noted, this isn't a cheap place to eat.

That said, all the food is beyond delicious. They also have some really innovative stuff like tofu made out of chickpeas (yum). The ambience is good too as you are looking out over the courtyard at Neal's Yard.

Pros: Delicious, innovative food, Nice location, Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive

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Best Chocolate Smoothie - Edit

Not gonna lie, it is very expensive to eat there. When I first went and glanced at the menu, I was a bit shocked. But every once in a while you've gotta treat yourself, right? Therefore, I ordered a chocolate-mint smoothie, and I have to say that this was probably the best beverage I've ever had. Creamy, delicious, flavourful, fantastic! It looked pretty too, definitely instagram-worthy. (They recently changed their menu and unfortunately it's not one there anymore. What a shame...)
The location looking over Neal's Yard is great, especially in the summer when the weather is nice and the windows are open. It can get quite busy though, so better avoid it if you're looking for a more relaxed place to chill out.

Pros: high-quality food that looks pretty

Cons: quite expensive

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Simply Delicious - Edit

A varied menu with lots of choice. All food is freshly prepared. Water is filtered using a helix system - and is very delicious.

Where to start . . . we had a main and a dessert. The mains were delcious, nutritious and instensely satisfying. Leading a feeling of being thoroughly nourished. We both went for a dessert - the banoffee tart and the brownie. Incredibly delcious . . . beautifully presented.

If in London - I would definitely head to this place, and I recommend it for meals, snacks and sweet treats!

Pros: Delicious vegan raw food, Lovely, friendly atmosphere, Amazing desserts

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Delicious but overpriced. - Edit

100% vegan, so you're safe in ordering anything on the menu. However, the servings are quite small, so don't come starving unless you want to spend a ton of money. I had the raw pizza, super flavorful and worth it. The blueberry cheese cake was not though, it was so acidic it burned the inside of my mouth. Service wasn't good either. One waitress told me they didn't have dessert when they clearly did. I had to get a different waiter to get me what I ordered.

Pros: Fresh ingredients , Good selection of dishes , pictures on menu

Cons: Expensive , Limited Seating, Hot in the summer

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healthy raw food - Edit

This cafe is located in the most adorable colourful side street. The staff was very friendly despite it being quite busy.
It's a theme within the vegan hippy food cafes, but if you have a bad back or a chronic pain condition like me, the seating is terrible. It looks lovely, but it's not very nice for people like me. It made it impossible for me to spend a lot of time there.
The food is very well made. It probably isn't for everyone considering it's fully raw. We joked that our vegan power level went up after this place.
It's tasty, healthy, but also very pricy. Especially because they recommend 2-3 dishes per person: one dish is about 9 to 15 pounds.

Pros: very nice atmosphere, well made food, healthy

Cons: expensive

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Raw and delicious! - Edit

I visited the Wild Food Cafe on a glorious sunny and warm day, which made it all that more amazing. The large windows were open and we sat inside with the sun on us, yet still felt as if we were outside. The location is beautiful. I had a dessert and one of their smoothies and they were both so delicious! So much so, that later on in the day I returned to have another smoothie.

Pros: Great location, Friendly staff

Cons: The toilets were very small

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nice surprise - Edit

We stumbled on this place and were very surprised to find it is all vegan with a raw food slant. We both enjoyed the food and it was the highlight of the day. I had the oyster in a shell and my Partner had the wabi-sabi kale salad. It was pleasing to see the place so busy too. Definitely recommended for lunch.

Pros: vegan and raw, central London

Cons: upstairs

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