Mildreds is a casual, vegetarian restaurant in Soho, with an intimate air and popular following. 1950s diner-style Formica furniture and vibrant wall paintings rustle up a relaxed atmosphere. Healthy and wholesome, the inspired variety of international veggie and vegan dishes, in hearty portions, will keep you coming back. The energizing detox salad with chick peas, bean sprouts, organic carrot and raisins is deliciously filling. Veggie burgers are garnished with black olives or white beans. The menu also features rejuvenating juices such as watermelon, pineapple and pear. As lunch hour looms, the restaurant becomes squashed with Soho suits, so takeaway is an advisable option. Two tables are placed on the pavement, where you can catch a little sun.
This good quality, budget Japanese eatery, on the fringes of Chinatown, is typically simple and traditional in terms of decor, reminiscent of an era when Japanese cuisine was first introduced to the West. The look is minimalist, with clean lines and homely wooden furniture. Gorge on big bowls of noodles, Japanese curries, bento boxes or sushi and sashimi platters. The sushi is super fresh, and the teriyaki is saucy, although it can be slightly overdone on occasion. All seafood is sourced from sustainable sources. There are a number of special deals available throughout the day, so this is definitely a good bet for a cheap and hearty feed.
Tucked away in the plush Fetter Garden Square, Natural Kitchen is an industrially stylish yet rustically furnished cafe and restaurant serving organic food stuffs. Part modern cafe and gift shop, its unusual appearance is set off with large wooden tables covered in thin silver foil. The open space is crammed with tables surrounded by a wicker fence, the kind that you might expect to find in an allotment. Aside from the hot food dishes, salads, sandwiches and paninis, you can savor tasty toffee, miniature packets of biscuits and small pots of homemade jam.
Churros Garcia is a Spanish stall serving churros for a long time now. Churros is a Spanish breakfast food, comprising of deep fried dough pastry also called a Spanish doughnut. It is to be eaten with sugar, chocolate or cinnamon. Churros Garcia serves this crunchy snack along with traditional Spanish valor chocolate. However, this should not deter the calorie-conscious or the diabetics as it can provide the no-sugar variety too. It also supplies frozen churros along with the chocolate to be eaten at leisure. Highly acclaimed by many, it can be found in most places in London, depending on its schedule which can be checked on its website. However, it regularly opens shop in The Real Food Market in South Bank.
This local pizzeria has been feeding South Kensington families for decades, and can name the late Princess Diana and her sons as past customers. The guests aren't the restaurants only royal connection - the gorgeous Venetian building in which you'll find Da Mario was commissioned by Queen Victoria. The ground floor is cramped but friendly and the basement, where you'll find a dance floor, doesn't get going until the disco music is cranked up. If you're a regular, don't be surprised to see your photo on the wall. Although the menu offers pasta and meats, no one seems to skip the pizzas. The selection is pretty good, but if you like your pizzas thin-crusted and crisp, you might not be too impressed. Last orders are at 11:30p but the restaurant doesn't close until 1a, so it's a great place for a late night chat with friends.
Brawn is a corner restaurant specializing in pork dishes and organic wines. Its plain white interiors are in stark contrast with its exteriors made of red brick. On Sundays, the restaurant hosts a prix fixe menu for GBP 28 per person. A back room can be rented for private parties.
The two floors of this Covent Garden brasserie are usually full to the brim. Boulevard seems to have a universal appeal, if you can stand the crush that is. Tourists, local residents and business people all flock here for good value fresh cooking with a strong French influence. The menu is split into sections of salads, large sandwiches, snacks, pastas, meats, vegetarian and fish. They present both before and after theater dinner menus, and there's also a prix fixe lunch menu.
Its white storefront façade is inviting and doesn't give a hint of its compact size. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack - Soho does not look like a shack in anyway, but stays true to its seafood roots. You will only find sustainable local and regional fish and seafood in their menu. Their fare may change depending upon the catch of the day, but you can be assured of great quality and taste. Enjoy happy hours over a glass of wine or cocktail within the cozy, quaint interiors, ideal for a peaceful evening.
This eatery aims to provide more than just food; it attempts to teach its patrons the 'art of well-being'. They believe that they have found a better alternative to traditional organic produce in the form of making use of wild plants in their creations. Where they manage to go a step further is the way they have incorporated this idea into the biodynamic wines they offer. Their menu is clearly segregated on the basis of the types of foods they offer- plant foods only, containing dairy & the like. What's interesting is that this concept extends to the dessert section as well.