Genesis Vegan Restaurant

4.3
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£25 and under
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Vegan

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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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4.4
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4.0
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4.2
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LT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing vegan food!! It was so so lovely and the staff were really nice.

We’ve been twice now & definitely my favourite vegan food in London!

Thanks to the member of staff who complimented my boyfriends shoes

l
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the restaurant called approximately 15 minutes before my booking start time, to advise they had no gas so would be unable to serve any food.
as it takes minimum 30 minutes to get to anywhere in London, i was already walking to the venue when i received the message. So diverted to pizza express!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was the second time we go to the restaurant, but It was kind of disappointing. The waiter sold me a Rosé wine as white wine, even when I told him that it wasn't rose wine. He should accept his mistake instead of selling me something I didn't want. I felt worried when we order the food thinking he would do another mistake. I had to ask two times for the wine glasses and at the end, they bring me the incorrect bill. I know this could happen to anyone, maybe he was new but my recommendation is that they should be more careful and pay more attention to those details. If you made a mistake with the wine, say I'm sorry I will bring you the one you order, no tell me that white is a rose ) with a different name from the menu, lol).

F
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

they forgot to bring our drinks and it was really hard to get the attention of servers to order and get the bill or our missing drinks but the food was excellent when it finally came! Don’t bother with desert however, definitely double what we should’ve paid.
I’d go again but stick with main only.
I don’t know if it was loads of soy or sugar or just huge portion sizes but me and my friend felt pretty rough after stomach-wise, would definitely leave it for a hungry day where you’ve got nowhere to be after!

L
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Patacones Bowl was AMAZING! Great value and would definitely return.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat even for us omnivores. Well done to the staff who have created a great atmosphere and excellent food.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing visit to Genesis. The staff were incredible and absolutely made our time here. The food was also so delicious. We can’t wait to come back to London already for another visit!!!

NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is epic! The wings, oh my goodness the wings. Don’t skip them.

We have a minor issue where our mains came out at the same time as our starters so we were a little overwhelmed with food but that’s no biggie and they gave us a complimentary cocktail by way of apology.

Jackfruit tacos were great as was the chicken seitan burger but standout was the wings.

Will defo be going back to Genesis to work my way through the rest of the menu :)

Did I mention the wings?

M
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The shawarma is outrageous.

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really friendly and helpful staff, great food and drink selection. It's quite noisy and tables are very close together so not one for a chilled out meal. Food arrives very quickly and of a very good quality.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good!!! we had the genesis burger, YUCATÁN STREET BOWL , rib burger and the kombucha!
I loved it !!

HK
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service really slow. Took a very long time to order food and then to pay. The staff seemed unhappy and moody and one of them snapped at one of their colleagues in front of me and my friend. Food was ok.

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a booking for 1930 on a Friday night. It was really busy, and I think they had a couple of members of staff down. It was packed, and they took a long time to take our order, but the food was amazing and the waiting staff (by the time they got to us) were really nice.

I repeat. The food was amazing!

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great vegan comfort food, done impeccably. The decor of the place is also really cool, and the service was attentive without being overbearing

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent, varied vegan food. The hoisin jackfruit tacos were a highlight, along with incredibly realistic Mac & cheese. Service was a little slow at times but it was very busy!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I’m allergic to garlic and find it very hard eating began food out but the waiter and chef were very helpful and my meal was very tasty. The other 4 guest all had something different and all enjoyed their meals. Would definitely return.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Took my non vegan friends there and they loved it, especially the jackfruit tacos!

Will be going back soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Have to wait few minutes to be seated, during the meal I was asked to change table, the waiter smelled bit cigarettes.

Food was good, got burger and hot dog. Excellent chips. Milkshakes amazing. Chocolate fudge is not a fudge but rather brownie, but was pretty good.

Because of the service I don’t know if I will try again. Maybe for milkshake.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took my daughter and group of 6 for her birthday and had a great experience. The food was delicious, we are still talking about the Vegan ribs!!

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great little place with great food. Only minor gripe was the service was a bit slow. However when conversing with staff they were nothing but friendly and helpful.

We will return!

KL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great place. Great food. I called the restaurant twice in the week leading up to my booking and altered the amount of people in my booking (it had increased from 4 to 8). When I arrived at the restaurant, they had no record of this so we had to wait for a long time for a table. Service was also extremely slow and I felt as if our table was neglected. Food was great though!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great menu and the food is fantastic but the service was slow and inattentive.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great vibe and intersting food! Little pricey

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Can’t wait to go back. Would recommend to recently turned vegans, many meat alternatives which are like the real deal 🤪

E
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe both Juan and Finny were our servers when we went and we can honestly say they were the two nicest people. Finny helped us with recommendations for places to go after and gave us a laugh. Juan also made our experience really good too. Everyone seemed very friendly over all and the food. My god the food. Was. Amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food in a nice restaurant. Quite busy but understandable as it’s a popular fun place! Lovely service but on the expensive side - especially for plant based foods and not meat!

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really lovely and the service was great, my only slight complaint was it was quite noisy but I'm sure they would have turned the music down if we had asked. I would definitely go back and will recommend it to friends.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The menu has some many options and what we ordered tasted great. However the service was a bit all over the place it took a while to get the staff’s attention, I don’t think was because they where overly busy, more poor allocation of staff. I overheard that only one member of staff was taking orders from all the tables. There was also a table on the corner where the dirty plates went.
I think I would be will to try the different branches as the food was good.

GN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Vegan food I’ve had at a restaurant, wish there was one up north.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Was great food but when we entered the restaurant we were greeted by a staff member (who I think was the manager) who did a small burp!! Of course he apologised it just was abit off putting. He then kept circling our table and even sneezed basically on top of our food.
Would love to return but abit off by the hygiene

MC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Really tasty. Did not miss meat one bit! One tiny thing - a few more chips please. Other than that, great service, top quality beers and music.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The vegan chocolate fudge with ice Cream was out of this world !

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and very filling! Staff very lovely.

LJ
London
173 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice venue. Good ambience.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This place is really nice to look at & the food is great. The only thing letting it down is the AWFUL service. I say this constructively because I will be going back & I think it's just that they are new & probably need a decent restaurant manager. The owners seem to get very involved but with the best will, they are probably not the right managers day to day. Staff seem keen & polite, but it seemed like a headless chaos. Plenty of staff, but no idea what to do & not system in place to manage tables properly. We waited 10 minutes for a table that was booked, we then waited another 10 minutes only to be given a bottle of water with no glasses. We ended up finding our own glasses as no one came back! 30 minutes after entering the restaurant still no one had taken our order. I had to practically grab a waiter as he flew past me to insist we be served.

In summary, great food, great vibe, really poor management that I hope they can sort out.

MF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I love this restaurant and visit quite frequently. However, on this occasion, the service was abysmal. My friend arrived before me and was told to stand in a corner until I arrived, then they seated us at a table for 3 when the booking was for 4 people, and brought several wrong items. The waits were quite long on all our orders, and the servers we had weren't very friendly and were visibly being rude to the other, younger servers.

GB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was really good but a bit expensive. Willing to pay that because the restaurant was cute and I like good vegan food, but we were squished into a corner where I had to stand up and lean across another table for the waiter to take our order. We asked for to go containers and the check and it took him twenty minutes to bring us the containers and we waited another ten for the check and then I had to go to the front and ask for it so I could pay. service charge was included and I wasn’t about to ask for them to take it off but the service was pretty bad and slow. Not sure if it was his fault or the manager’s for not staffing enough.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of vegan diner style food. Really tasty; lovely friendly staff. Busy for a Tuesday evening, booking ahead recommended.

E
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was lovely, the korean bbq ribs were amazing! The atmosphere and design of the restaurant was lovely and the food was presented in a really pretty way. Unfortunately it took 40 minutes for anyone to take even our drinks order but after that the service was very friendly and the food came very quickly! Maybe there was just a mix up somewhere along the line! Regardless, it was an enjoyable night and i would be back for the food and atmosphere

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing but service very bad. Waitress was lazy, uninformative and moody. It’s a pity because food was so good but we won’t be going back there.