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Mildreds Restaurant is a well established restaurant in Soho. They serve a range of vegetarian favourites on their menu and vegan food is a speciality. All their food is freshly prepared on the premises.

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By L.

You can't book a table. You can't put your name in the list and coming back after 30 minutes. You have to wait, likely standing, for 40-50 minutes. So I asked him why can't you reserve part of the tables for booking. The answer was: "because we don't need it". You don't but we (customers) do. The staff seems to be composed mainly by arrogant kids, food is overpriced, ambient noisy. Your call.

By Ralph P.

Went their by mistake, would never go vegetarian, but actually the food was very good. The green tea has obviously been prepared with tap water or something else was wrong with it.

By C C.

Really bad experience, very rude waitress, no Gluten free meals really, only 1 salad and 1 curry - the whole point of going there.

By Jade S.

Mildreds was busy as usual, but by chance our party of three got seated very quickly. Mildreds layout is very narrow but deep - always expect to be squeezed in next to other diners. The feel is that of a very trendy cafe. I have been to Mildreds a few times over the years and I have to say service has vastly improved. Our food came in record time and I was mightily impressed as they are usually rather too busy to smile. The menu has changed but still offers the lentil burger (with mozarella) and chips which sounds pretty basic but is absoloute comfort food. Mildreds do indeed serve the best chips in the world (with garlic mayo). The portion was large and I couldn't finish my meal, but it went over to my friend who'd only had a starter salad as her main. The house red was lovely (very soft) if a bit pricey, but hey, this is organic wine! For desert I opted for the crumble and realised I'd made a huge mistake - this crumble though a generous serving is way too healthy to be what I was looking for - oatey and more crumble than fruit. Had the topping been more traditional (flour, margerine, sugar) it would have been fine but even with custard was too dry. I looked at my friends plate and wished I'd got hers. In general service was great and although they were busy we were not rushed out the door! For mains, deserts and a bottle of house red we paid £55.00 which is a bargain considering the quality of the food (and the fact that we were stuffed!)

By Ray S.

1st nice day of the year, my wife and I wandered to Mildreds to find a queue, was told about a 40 min wait. Sat outside with a bottle of Rose, 25 mins later, table available.

Decor is basic, service is efficient rather than friendly. However, food and value for money is excellent.

Starters, Pan fried tomatoes, with wilted spinach and Houlami & Polenta stack with veggies, both excellent

Mains, Veggie Mexican Wrap & Fennel Cous Cous with fruity tangine, both good but not great

Desserts, Fruit Crumble with vegan custard & White Choc & Pistachio cheescake (TO DIE FOR!!)

Under £70.

Would highly reccommend!!

By Abbey S.

Offering hearty vegetarian food in the heart of Soho, this enduring establishment never fails to pull the punters who flock here for its quality cuisine, cosy character and outstanding value for money.

The Venue
A consistent crowd-pleaser Mildreds has overlooked Soho’s cobbled Lexington Street for roughly two decades. If you’re accustomed to the area’s swarms and you aren’t precious about your privacy then you won’t have a problem with the venue’s challenging space. With its diner-style furniture, ceiling skylight and backdrop of curious prints the narrow interior is cool, comfortable, bright and unfussy.

An elegant upstairs dining room is perfect for private bookings of up to 24 people, where if the conversation diminishes the adorning Victorian porn will surely keep your party amused.

The Atmosphere
Modern, eclectic, effervescent and informal, this habitually popular haunt is rarely quiet, but don’t be deterred by the queues, Mildreds is well worth the wait. The predominately female clientele includes Soho’s prerequisite media denizens, resident bohemians and yummy mummies, and the compact table space may mean you end up rubbing shoulders with regular Keira Knightly while you’re tucking into your tofu. The service is generally pleasant given how busy it is, although certain staff can be a little curt under pressure.

The Food
With the exception of the daily specials list, Mildreds’ exclusively vegetarian and vegan menu is modified seasonally. Devout regulars return time again for familiar doses of its winning formula of fresh and organic international fodder. This is the perfect pit stop for a nutrition injection, whether you seek sustenance before a night out, or a detox thereafter. The multicultural menu includes many gluten-free and vegan friendly options, with takeaways available from midday, while the restaurant operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

To begin the Japanese gyoza dumplings are a delight, especially when dipped in the tangy mirin and soy dipping sauce. Entirely animal-free but deceptively meaty, they could satisfy the staunchest carnivore. Starters average at around £5.00 each with other highlights including the pan fried cherry tomato, halloumi and wilted spinach salad and the chargrilled artichoke crostini.

The substantially sized mains will challenge even insatiable appetites. The burrito, generously stuffed with refried beans, corn and red pepper, is smothered in perfect quantities of sour cream, salsa, guacamole and smoked cheddar without ever being too rich or soggy. The stir fried Asian vegetable dish provides your five-a-day, with tofu and cashew nut options. Served with brown rice or oriental wheat noodles the vegetables are cooked in sesame oil and teriyaki sauce with garlic and ginger for extra juiciness.

Mains are a steal at around £8.00, with desserts rarely topping £5.00. One pudding of note is the white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake: an incredibly sweet, purely indulgent treat that’s best tackled between two if you’re calorie counting.

The Drink
For a rejuvenating kick Mildreds’ refreshing juices come in combinations of carrot, beetroot, apple, parsley, celery or ginger. Smoothie blends include: banana, honey and soya milk, strawberry, banana and apple or raspberry, yoghurt and honey. Most of the wine is organic, including the citrus-based Domaine St Paul Sauvignon sur lie, a fresh and light white with revitalising fruit flavours. There is also a range of beers and organic teas and coffees.

The Last Word
Mildreds’ revered reputation is not without reason, and although the crowds seem a little close for comfort at times, the food and atmosphere more than makes up for it. Undoubtedly one of the best vegetarian restaurants in London.

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