Wild Food Café, Islington

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Vegan

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Wild Food Cafe Islington is a bright and spacious plant-based restaurant and well-being hub. Designed as a communal gathering place for the local neighbourhood and those travelling from afar, Wild Food Cafe offers a unique experience. Featuring a spacious open plan kitchen with counter seating; airy and bright interiors; comfortable booths, communal and private tables; restorative biophilic environment; private dining area and day time and evening events.

An all-day dining restaurant - featuring a wood-fired pizza oven and juice bar/apothecary, we're open seven days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner. Expect to find plant-based, raw-centric, organic cuisine with a focus on freshly foraged wild and artisanal ingredients, slow raw food processes, and a commitment to organic, heirloom produce that has preserved its medicinal benefits, and is full of vitality and nutrients.

*Please note that times specified are sitting times and we are open later for guests already dining with us.

Special Offers

Pre-Theatre Special Two Courses £20

Two Courses £20, Starter & Main or Main & Dessert. Excludes the Sharing Board and Pizzas.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 9 October 2019

Ends: 23 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 16:30-18:30

Burger & Dessert for £22.50

Burger + Dessert for £22.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 16:15-22:00

Burger & Drink for £20

Lunch Special Burger + Drink for £20.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-16:00

What 162 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was bland and not worth the money. Was very dissatisfied and disappointed as I had been to the Covent Garden branch before and had really enjoyed it.

OG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. The vegan scallops starter was a hit!

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food so very healthy and extremely tasty. The staff are so very very friendly and helpful. Wild Food Cafe is awesome!!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Interesting vegan and vegetarian dishes. Pleasant surrounding. Only downside was the slow service which was fine for a Sunday brunch but may not be suitable for a weekday lunch.

OT
Cheshire
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Amazing options for people with specific dietary requirements. Thank you so much for existing!

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it as much (almost) as my party at the end of May! Great to be back. Sorry to miss Marcus. Thank you

P
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Although it is an aesthetically pleasing environment, the food is very expensive and the taste does not respond to the price at all, unfortunately. There is noise from other people chatting and I guess I wouldn't go back necessarily. We had the burger with my friend and we didn't really enjoy it (salty, and a lack of flavour, while the bun was crumbling). The banoffee was good, but I would not pay such high prices for this. I'd love to see staff being a bit more casual as well.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the atmosphere! Love that it is very modern and they serve great cocktails too.

IK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, especially the tacos for starters and the burger as a main. Really delicious. The service was friendly, attentive and prompt. Would wholeheartedly recommend and come back for great vegan food.

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

The food was nice but could have had a bit more flavour and seasoning. Also quite expensive considering I was pretty peckish when I left.

My advice would be to skip the dinner and instead visit this place for a juice and a dessert in the afternoon cos the dessert was 100% the best thing! Get the banoffee pie!

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice environment, peaceful decor. I had a delicious vegan revisit of a full English breakfast. I ordered a smoothie that had something in it that neither myself or my friend liked at all. I rarely do that but I asked if I could change by something else. They did but I think the waiter could have been nicer at doing it and not mentioning that "they never had any complaints before".

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

The service was friendly, but unfortunately there seemed to be a problem with the kitchen and our food was extremely slow to arrive. In addition, one of the plates was missing something that had been written on the menu, however with all the delay in service we didn't really want to mention it. My meal was excellent, and my parents who accompanied me enjoyed theirs as well, so hopefully they can speed up their kitchen times for a more positive future experience.

SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tantalising food and wonderful presentation, as always. Heaven for people who avoid gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Their menu changes seasonally, so there are always new things to look forward to.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great pancakes and lovely service but the banana bread was stale and we couldn’t eat it.

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is really nice
The waitress very friendly and helpfull in suggesting the best food
The pizza is amazing and the desserts wonderful!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Disappointed in the food. Found it to be quite bland.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t believe it but the food is even better than last time we came! Delicious, healthy, nourishing, energising, beautiful. Can’t recommend enough - my favourite place in town to go for a meal!

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointed because one of the starters and one of the main courses were not available out of an already limited menu.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food wasn't as nice as o remembered it to be. Came earlier in the year for lunch, and really enjoyed everything we ordered.
Think there may be a summer menu in place now. Didn't enjoy very much. We were a table of 7 so had an array of dishes.
Also feel that the starters are rather over priced.
Still a lovely feel to the place with lovely staff, but don't think I will be back any time soon.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed Wild Food Café, the food is good, the place is beautiful, the staff very nice. I just found it a bit too price for ex. my juice was way too expensive for what it was as well as for the matcha latte, not that great for the price. However I had a lovely time there.

EJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Small overpriced portions. The new quinoa salad bowl was TINY. Pizzas are however very filling.

L
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome healthy food as always - service a little slow for a quiet time. The quality here is better than the Wild Food Cafe in Covent Garden.

s
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I just found my new fave hangout!
Food - awesome!
Service - on point!
Staff - faultless!
Music - made us randomly make moves while eating at the table!
10/10

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our experience st the bright and cheerful Wild Food Cafe and the food was beautifully presented and served but the space is very noisy which made sociable conversation challenging at times. Service was excellent but some of the dishes, we felt, were lacking in flavour. Our dessert was tiny for the price and wine was very unusual - not in a good way, so we would not order any next visit.

K
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out, food was amazing! Go and enjoy their summer menu

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Music was far too loud, especially considering there weren't many diners! For plant based food it was good however it's unfortunate that just because it's vegan it's overpriced.

ZS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and excellent service. Also the ambience is perfect.

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

Tasty, fresh, fun and beautiful backdrop. a plant lovers dream.

EC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it will go back to try more of the menu! - maybe more attentive staff and the music was too loud

l
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Good décor and ambience - I had wanted to try out the restaurant for a while. I am not vegetarian/vegan but enjoy vegetarian cuisine. The experience here however was very disappointing with poor flavours and very basic food dressed up to be more than it was. I really wanted to like it but am sad to say that I don't think I would go back again.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Place is great but service can be pretty slow (constructive feedback)

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

Delicious healthy food, attentive staff, beautiful space, exceptional cocktails. My go-to restaurant for any celebration.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a beautiful space, the staff are very attentive, and the food is impressively presented. But I found it over-fussy, with too many ingredients in most of the dishes, and the portions are REALLY tiny! £123 for four people who were still hungry afterwards is really pushing it, even for Upper St. The courgette papardelle (essentially, courgettes sliced papardelle-style in a tomato sauce) tasted of tinned tomatoes and very little else. The pine-nut parmesan which crops up in several different dishes is an example of the OTT style: both these ingredients are delicious on their own (especially if you get 3-year-old Reggiano parmesan) - mix them together and what do you get? Not much!

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

So disappointed! The service was terrible and took agea to get our food. Meesed up our order twice then the next waitor just walked off before taking everyones deasert order. Its so sad as the food has always been outatanding at the covent garden branch so we took some friends and tried the islington one and were really disappointed. So gutted as we love Wild Food Cafe!

HC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the interior - very light and pretty. The pizza was generously sized and presented very attractively. Good coffee too.

MA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with lots of yummy nice dishes. If you have many food allergies (such as the case of my bro in law) this place might not have loads of Brunch options for you - but this is if you have like 10 different food allergies. Despite, this, the staff and waiters were amazing at helping us find a dish from the menu that would be right for my bro in law. Thanks!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and lovely setting. Staff went above and beyond to cater to my complex dietary requirements.

MG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in a vegan restaurant and I loved it
Loved the food and staff so polite and friendly
Clean and food delicious
Would definitely recommend

L
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Most ridiculously priced restaurant I have ever been to. Basically I paid £40 to go hungry!
The service charge is also absolutely unjustified (ours came to £8.50 for a non-existent service).
We were kept 15-20 min waiting before somebody came to take our order (which then took another 10 min to arrive).
Our waitress also overcharged us as we had to split the bill, so she had to go around refunding £4 each.
It makes sense that the restaurant was half empty because it was truly an awful experience.
Will definitely never visit again.

FC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and attentive. It was surprisingly noisy, maybe because the decor is very sparse with nothing to absorb the noise. All in all a great experience :-)

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