Genesis Vegan Restaurant

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Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
Genesis is a 100% plant based alchemy restaurant concept specialising in fast casual dining and organic comfort food.
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AS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is only 10 mins walking distance from Liverpool Street tube station and very easy to find it.
Food is delicious, for those who are sceptical about vegan food I recommend it.

EC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the portions were very small for the money we paid. The vibes of the resteraunt were brilliant, and we had a pleasant evening, but considering how much we paid we expected more for our money. Much better value vegan spots on the market I would recommend over here.

JA
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way!!!!!!
Great staff, great music, great venue, AMAZING FOOD & MENU & PRESENTATION
A must visit for a vegan in London

JR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Having been here three times this year and everyone I've taken have said how surprised they are with how good the food is and they'd all go again. Although I can't find it anywhere on their website, the menu does seem to change quite regularly as dishes one month were no longer there the next. The food I can't complain about. Some music that suits the restaurant would be nice rather than shouting over the din when busy so people can hear you. There is a large service charge already attached when the service one some occasions hasn't been exceptional. Having to ask for more water numerous times only for it to be warm, and there being an issue with our bill which management knew about but instead of telling us beforehand, waited for us to find them and speak about it. All of that would be fine, if a 12.5% service charge weren't already attached. This isn't America, and service above and beyond wasn't received to warrant it. Would still go again as the food is outstanding and love the industrial diner decor.

GJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great balance of healthy and not so healthy dishes. Cute decor and chill vibe, fun staff, will definitely go back.

CD
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quirky vegan restaurant not far from
Liverpool Street station. Great vegan food and drink. Wide selection. Burgers were huge. Highly recommended.

GG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Genesis is a diner style place. There were plenty of available tables but we were shown to one immediately next to a very noisy couple which wasn't ideal. It wasn't made clear whether it was table service or order at the counter. It turned out to be table service but call the waiter over. They were always hovering nearby but would never just come over to ask if we needed anything. Once we'd worked it out, it was fairly pleasant service. It was a little frustrating that they didn't even offer us a dessert menu or the bill when they cleared the table. You really have to ask for everything.

The food was excellent but a little overpriced. The tacos are very small but delicious. The portions of fries are generous and tasty but a bit pricey at £5 each. All in we paid £35 for for two tacos, two portions of fries and two 330ml beers plus a discretionary 12.5% service charge which is automatically added to your bill and not pointed out.

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious vegan food with lots of gluten free options too. The food came quickly and service was friendly and professional. I will definitely go back again!

HK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fryer was broken so half of menu was off limits. They brought wrong food then took 40 minutes to bring out the right burger.

HB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is the second time I have visited Genesis, and I must say there was a vast improvement with the food. It was absolutely delicious! There were still some minor issues with our orders, but the team were great at making sure we were taken care of, and quickly sorted everything out. Recommend the "chicken" sandwich, and the gigantic sundae! :)

EV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool setting with an extensive vegan menu that offered healthy and less healthy options for all tastes. They had run out of a few options when we visited, but there was still plenty of choice and the food was excellent. Be warned - looking at the dessert menu is dangerous!

g
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were very unlucky, as the frier was out of order on the day of our booking, therefore half of the menu was not available (I'm afraid it was the better half...). We waited a really long time for some of our food (45 minutes for a taco when there are only 4 tables in the whole restaurant seemed a bit long). Food itself was very nice, I would definitely recommend it and would love to come back to taste some more! Good size portions and spot-on flavours. Staff wise: one of the waitresses was extremely nice, very professional and accommodating. Other staff members seemed to have lacked training, as they were not as accommodating - they were rushing us to place orders and 3 different waiters came by to ask if they can take away the menus (we wanted to keep one for a friend we were expecting to arrive any minute). In the end someone just rushed by and snatched it before we had a chance to protest. Well, print more menus if you're running low! Generally speaking though, service was correct, but staff could definitely use some retraining. Hope to see more personalised and attentive service next time I visit, especially if they automatically add service charge on top of the bill.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best vegan food I’ve ever had!
This was the best vegan food I’ve ever had!

T
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing as always. such good food, extremely tasty and outstanding quality

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vegan food and the service was amazing, Genesis is ideally situated just a stones throw from Spitalfields Market.

LB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with my husband and two children, using a voucher from timeout. Quick service, with enough staff on. Really nice food and impressive menu. A burger on its own would not be enough though, order a side too!

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Creative, delicious vegan food. Every dish was a treat.

LW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was shambolic and the food took about 40 minutes to arrive despite not being that busy. They seemed to have new staff working who didn't know the menu or the dietary requirements or allergens on each dish which could have resulted in a nasty gluten reaction had one of the other servers not spotted the mistake. We asked for extra 'chorizo' on a Yucatan bowl but had to ask one of the staff to point it to us, only for them to admit it wasn't in there. Fast food, it ain't. Whole experience took nearly 1.5hrs for just two mains and a side.

KN
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I had a birthday dinner at Genesis, overall it was good! The menu is great and so big it’s hard to choose something, but that’s not a negative! The decor is lovely and comfortable, the food came out in good timing, however we did all notice that the staff that served us were quite cold, and seemed quite miserable or just unenthusiastic. As someone who works in hospitality in very similar roles I totally understand when the job gets tiring and hard sometimes! But it didn’t seem much of a busy evening and we were all a happy smiley bunch, communicating well with the staff, yet they just seemed very cold and bored of serving! This won’t put me off coming back as I do enjoy the food, and maybe it was just a harder day than normal for the servers!

KN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. I will be back sometime very soon.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, amazing food, amazing staff!!! Probably my favorite vegan place in London! Thank you!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just awesome! The food is unbelievably good! I went there with a non vegan/vegetarian friend and he loved it too! There should be more restaurants like this! Can’t wait to go back!!!

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I ordered the mac and cheese and Middle Eastern salad; friend ordered Shawarma, fries and peanut butter shake. Everything looked super colourful and cute, like the decor. I felt there was a lot going on in my salad, plus a bit too much mayo generally and oil in the kale base; both dishes were also garlic intense. However, the meal was extremely filling, my friend raved about her shake and the service was warm and welcoming. I would perhaps return if I was in the area and try some of the other dishes.

SB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, amazing decor and gorgeous food! Can’t wait to come back!

SN
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vegan food I’ve had in a while , the atmosphere was nice .

L
London
67 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very lively, music too loud downstairs. Hard to talk to each other, starter took 40 minutes to arrive. Good vegan choices

F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Found this on happy cow and loved it!! Brought a non-vegan friend who also agreed.

Really big menu totally vegan. Started with the nachos which had cashew cream and cheese really tasty. The tandoori broccoli also a really tasty hit!

We both had seiten shwarma wich was very delicious salads sauces etc.

Flavours massive selection massive from burgers to salads. Funky pink dinner style decor. New favourite!

h
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is sensational. We had the Mexican and wings sharing dishes, a chicken burger and sweet potato fries. I had a brownie for dessert. The flavours were great especially the sauces. I will be going back.

GU
London
36 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

After observing some initial friction between a lady who seemed like the manager and some other customers (the manager came across officious and passive aggressive) we settled in for a very tasty meal. The moroccan salad is surprisingly filling and very tasty and the korean BBQ 'chicken' impressed my carnivorous friend. He also enjoyed the Genesis burger but was a little wanting after deciding not to opt for the £5 fries. I couldn't try the water kefir as they had run out but at £6.50 a pop it was purely out of curiosity (we grow our own for a few spoonfuls of sugar per litre so I wondered what delights justified the exorbitant price). I was also dissappointed for desert as they had run out of ice cream and because our attempts at getting some attention went unnoticed / forgotten we missed out on the cheesecake too. Perhaps it was for the best as it saved me £9!!

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

massive menu, not used to so many options as a vegan. The interiors, branding and overall aesthetic of the place is really cool. They play good music too.

FL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The have changed their self service to a table service which now has a service charge so on top of their extorniate prices you have to now pay extra. The food was very dry and salty as usual, I used to like this place but now I think it is very expensive for the quality of the food.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and really friendly staff would definitely recommend

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with a huge variety of options food and drink wise.
My only complaint is the prices. Everything is overpriced by an average of about £2 (expect to pay £7 for a milkshake for eg.)

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed by the experience and the food of the restaurant. Everything is in the amazing decoration, great logo and trendy menu, but no explanations at all of the "meat-free" hot-dog served. Not even impressed by the savors.
Overall, £20 for a veggie hot-dog and sweet potatoes fries is def overpriced.

JA
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! The Genesis burger was delicious! Staff were really patient and friendly when taking our order. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely staff and great service. Would definitely go back.

H
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive and friendly.

v
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the coolest vegan restaurants out there, Genesis, is an absolute treat! The food is great and the atmosphere quite chill. The only downside would be the prices - slightly on the higher side but the team makes up for it in taste, portion sizes and great service!

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The place looked nice. My food order was really late and got mixed up twice. Portions were small. Not really worth the price.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service was great, as well as the food. Whole concept of the place stands out from other restaurants, would highly recommend.

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