Genesis Vegan Restaurant

4.2
61 reviews
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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.
What 61 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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A
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and atmosphere, great and fast service. This is vegan heaven!

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PD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Real good food, best burger we have had in a long time! Value for money as well. I love how the menu is so vast, meat lovers will also love this place! Nice quirky interior as well!

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a
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan restaurant. Very considerate of people with dietary requirements such as allergies.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, no cheesy valentines business, just great food and friendly staff!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute funky place with upbeat atmosphere and really lovely staff. Great choice of food (hoisin taco was especially good!). However, portions are quite small for the price and mostly don’t come with a side, so make sure to order plenty.

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H
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A unique dining experience! Enjoyed it very much. Was expecting table service but didn’t bother us too much as the restaurant was pretty dead. Can imagine it being a pain if we had to go upstairs and queue for ages. Great food! Will definitely be going back to try more from the interesting menu. The duck taco was our stand out winner this time 👌🏻

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VK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We went for my daughter's birthday. The theme was 'Would you like some food with your sauce?' Food was literally dripping with sauce - just too much - which ruined it and made the food that was supposed to be crispy soggy. At no point were we asked how everything was. We ordered desserts but not so much as a candle on our brownie. Really disappointed and won't be returning.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent new vegan place
Food is amazing but portions are not big for the price
Service is great but would prefer ordering at the table rather than at the counter
Beautiful restaurant and well decorated

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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AH
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genesis is incredible, a small but powerful vegan haven for those starving whilst marching past BK and MC! I came here once and returned a day after - their tacos are beautiful on the tongue and the staff are genuinely happy to be there!!! I will be a regular for sure!!

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend Genesis Vegan to anyone, great ambiance and good food! Our meat eaters were convinced!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend to anyone, all the food was amazing and only wish I’d been hungrier!

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not such a good value for money...
portions are really small and prices quite expensive for dishes that are not particularly original or tasty
(£5 for 3 micro cheese sticks LOL...)

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KW
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, super yummy! However they must be more strict with food allergies. The allergy list says one thing and the chef and staff say another, so I wasn’t confident that the food I was eating didn’t contain the nuts I am allergic to. Allergies should be taken very seriously!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful comfort food and lots of gluten free options. The ice cream sundae is immense!

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GL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was really good even if a bit pricey for the portions, the service wasn't that great (had to ask 3 times for tap water before getting any, my friend's food took twice the time to arrive compared to the other things ordered) and we were 3 people squashed in a 2 people's table, despite I had booked a few days in advance. In general the ordering and serving system is a bit messy, could be improved with ordinary table ordering.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is lovely, a tad on the pricey side but no more than any other cool Shoreditch food joint. That being said, I have been here a few times and every time I’ve been there’s always been an issue - wether it be my friend not receiving their food, our chips coming out so late that everything else has been eaten or cold. I hope the organised side of the place irons out. Everything else 5 stars.

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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bright and fun place with lots of vegan junk food options!

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All the food was really tasty from their creative menu. The cheese sticks were so delicious and....cheesy!
Upstairs feels quite casual and more like a cafe, we were downstairs which is a lot cosier and atmospheric.
Didn't like the fact you have to order at the counter, especially as there was quite a long queue when we went, but otherwise service was friendly, if a little slow.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food for vegans. Some really delicious stuff that you can't believe has been made that tasty without any animal products. We had a really juicy burger and the jackfruit 'duck' taco which tasted just like the real thing. Inevitably when eating something as specialised as vegan food the prices are steep and the portions are a bit small, but the service is super friendly and the atmosphere is very fun and funky with punky decor. It's more a fast-food/fast-casual vibe than a restaurant. Only quibbles with the food was the kimchi fries, which were a bit brittle and overdone. Other than that everything was delicious and definitely somewhere special to take a vegan friend for a treat.

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TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NOT JUST FOR VEGANS!!!!

Amazing food and service, super friendly staff. Advised me on dish's and sides to match. Taco's and Genisis burger are a must have at Genesis. Would definitely come to try other options on the menu.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Yummiest vegan food I’ve ever had. Some of the food was ordered to wrong table, perhaps some work needs to be done on that...

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JS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some very tasty Vegan food! The ride avocado taco and the kale Cesar salad were particularly great. We weren’t sure about the fries.....

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Did no specify that they did take opentable cheques even when this was stated on booking. “Manager” pretended not to know of this and was no use

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was super tasty but a bit expensive and service was not great but food made up for it. Super cool place - would defo go back!

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I made a reservation for Genesis because they seemed to have a lot of fun vegan dishes, and i loved the fun, pink interior. The food was very nice and not too expensive. The booze is a bit pricy, but pretty good. Our table was in the basement, which looked pretty good, but we had to go upstairs to order our food.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a meat eater I have decided to try proper vegan food to see what options there are and I was really nicely surprised. Food was amazing and filled me up so no further cravings ;)

Staff is really nice and goes through menu with you so you have a clear picture of what you eat.

I'm comimg back next week for the hot dog recommended by staff :)

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and cocktails are delicious - so nice to have such creative and tasty vegan options.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch vegan comfort food!! Definitely worth a visit. Can’t say anything negative about it. Definitely some of the best junk food around!

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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Nice food, but quite expensive for what it is and self service. This is more a casual quick meal than a nice dinner out.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and lovely people

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OW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

A comfort-food heaven. Everything was extremely tasty, the portion size was decent and the interior design was beautiful. The staff was not very friendly unfortunately, but we had a good experience overall. I will visit again!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great vibes, great staff, 100% recommend.

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creatively cooked vegan 'junk' fook debunking the myth vegan food has to be healthy and tasteless. 10/10.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at Genesis and loved it. Excellent menu options, food and very cute decor.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Vibrant environment with lovely staff. The menu was very creative and varied for those with a palate for adventures, the amount of food and ingredients involved was not worth what you pay for. Just overpriced.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at Genesis for the first time on Sunday and it was an amazing discovery! From to cocktails to the coffee, and from the small bites to main courses, everything was delicious! I strongly recommend this place if you want to enjoy a vegan, healthy, tasty meal.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was decent but the service was not good. The food took ages to come and came at completely different times from my friend's who I was eating with. This was happening to everyone in the restaurant.

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TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Genesis Burger is the best vegan burger I have eaten in London . All the dishes are tasty only issue is with the cocktails overpriced as they were full of ice very little drink .

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R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food ok for Vegan but could be a lot better. Service to be desired!

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