Wild Food Café, Islington

4.4
112 reviews
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  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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, an oasis in the centre of the city, Wild Food Cafe offers a unique experience. Featuring a spacious open plan kitchen with bar 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 will serve an innovative plant-based pizza menu, lunches and dinners during weekdays and brunches and dinners on weekends. 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.

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Lunch menu: 2/3 courses with arrival Shot £26/£31

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 21 May 2019

Ends: 28 June 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 11:30-17:00

What 112 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was nice, but it took them a while to bring the food. Overall though, I really liked it!

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

We loved it! Great service, beautiful food in both taste, size and presentation, and stunning interiors. Will definitely be back!

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AK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance - all outstanding. Absolutely wonderful experience. Food was healthy, nourishing and filling. Beautifully placed upon the plates as well! Service was the best I’ve had in London! The atmosphere was also absolutely delightful. Beautifully relaxing decor with subtle natural colours, surrounded by live plants and beautiful lighting. Overall I love the wildfood café! Just wish it was a little less expensive. Though maybe that’s just me!

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

Food was ok but I felt a bit overpriced; when I booked I was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I indicated it was my daughter's birthday so I had an expectation this would have been acknowledged somehow - it wasn't so o wondered why they wanted to know?

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

Talk to the staff to see how much care and attention goes into your meal and you will appreciate it even more, plus they are nice people!

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p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Today we’ve been disappointed...we arrived at 3:30 and we couldn’t have brunch menu and even if all day menu was just start they run out of polenta...how’s is possible? There are 10 things in the menu and already end after 30 min? We asked as regular customers to have something from the brunch menu and the waitress respond a bit rudely not!
I had than the sesame ice cream and was small and not so special...just overpriced!
Anyway we are going there almost twice a week since they open and it’s first time we’ve been disappointed

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RW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious light vegan dishes, fresh and well presented. However, the bill was a bit of a shock having had a starter, main, dessert and 2 cocktails so watch what you’re spending. Quite pricey for what it is.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food. I feel they forgot to put our order through for desert and we were waiting for 10min. We had to leave and at the end they removed service charge from our bill as well as take 20% off the total bill. So that was good!! They do value their costumers and want to keep they good reputation :-)
So I will definitely come backand will recommend to friends !!!
Ps Amazing cocktails !!!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and ambiance! Would love to come again!

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Both main dishes were sloppy and a bit tasteless. Desert was lovely. Very expensive. Poor service

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NM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I excepted a bigger variety on options. Anyway I had the Italian pizza and I think flavors just wasn’t right! Too much tomato sauce, I couldn’t distinguish any other flavor on the dish.... I tried my friends classic pizza and it was a little better. At least it had a crunchy element on it and it wasn’t completely bald. Atmosphere and ambience is amazing. Stuff very kind, I will come back to try the desserts as well.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I'm afraid I have to say that the service was a bit disappointing. After our meal we asked to see the menu again for some pudding, and the waiter didn't bring us the menu. We had to ask a second person for the menus, from whom we ordered something to share. We had to wait nearly 20 minutes for a slice of cake.
The table near us received theirs (the same dish) after a few seconds of ordering.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with a great menu. We didn't have to wait long for our food, witch was tasty btw! The staff was very nice. Would definitely go again!

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BN
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally London has decent well priced non food truck restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

They didn't have what we wanted from the menu. They forgot to put our order through so we had to wait for 1 hour and 20 minutes for 2 pizzas and 1 portion of kale chips. They didn't notice we were not served food even though there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant. We asked where our order was after waiting for 50 minutes. After 1 hour they told us it would be 6 minutes longer, it was 20. The gentleman serving our table blamed other staff for not putting through our order when he went on his break, even though it was him who took our order. He also said "sorry, you know how it is, lazy Sundays". We were offered a free drink for the wait however we declined as we weren't drinking. All they took off bill was the portion of kale chips. This was my second time at the wild food café in Islington and the first time was impeccable so I do think it is indicative of the staff on Sunday night and not the rest of the team.

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TL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but was not as good as it might be- new menu as the reason maybe?? The decor was a bit odd - patchy too-bright lighting and some weird spacing of tables in the room. I like it more for a solo quick meal than an evening out.

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BC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The food and wine were OK but too expensive for what they were.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautifully presented food, wonderful colourful desserts, food flavouring average. Friendly staff, one a bit dozy. Lovely cocktails.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was pretentious and not really satisfying. The menu is limited and and 4 of the options are pizzas. Dessert was good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mum for birthday lunch. Excellent selection of plant based food which was not only healthy but also extremely delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. We loved our visit and wish to come back soon

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was tasty enough, though on the pricey side. Menu was surprising narrow in scope. Service not great. Order taken and food brought to table with way too much attitude.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Great service and staff but only go if you’re vegan.

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Wondef setting; great staff and the food was filling and lovingly prepared. Pizza was a little salty.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Gig food, excellent service and food, drink and dessert was amazing. Highly recommend for vegans and non vegans alike

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly and helpful staff. A really nice experience, we sat at the counter, the place was busy but not too loud. The sun was shining it felt very welcoming.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi Tave, Thank you for your 5* review! Lovely to hear such great feedback - do come again, as the sun starts to shine more frequently we will get some tables outside as well. Kind regards, Marcus

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food made an excellent standards. Lovely atmosphere and great customer service. I was also really impressed with the baby changing area in the disabled toilet, probably the nicest I’ve seen since having a baby :)

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Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi Rachus, Thank you for your kind comments - great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that our facilities left a last impression. We will keep it up! Kind regards, Marcus

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food! From the taste to the presentation, WildFoodCafe’ Islington never disappoint. I love coming here. The restaurant is very cute too, clean and cozy. The staff super friendly and kind. Can’t wait to go back next time I am in London!

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Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi Silvia, Thank you for your lovely review - we look forward to your next Islington, London visit. Don't wait too long! Kind regards, Marcus

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Love the place, the food, the ethics and overall approach!

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Responded on 30 March 2019

Hi Kathrin, Thank you very much - for your visit and wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Marcus

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LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Perhaps I was expecting a bit too much from Wild Food Cafe, which I guess should explain this review. This was my first visit to this restaurant and what most appealed to me was the selection healthy food options without preservatives and pretty much in their pure form. What I actually experienced was a combination of good and bad things. Let's start with the good: The decoration, bright and open space, are definitely pluses. Also, as the menu states, all the food items on the menu are 'wild', gluten-free and and have zero preservatives. This is all great, but there could definitely be more options on the lunch menu. The not so great experience for me comes fro the lack of knowledge and the overall arrogance of the servers. With the exception of the friendly host who greeted me, it seems that asking to spend a few more minutes to review the (mind you, limited) menu and asking questions on some of the food items that are still foreign to those of us not too familiar with this type of cuisine, seemed like a bit too much to ask from the waitress. My decision to give Wild Food Cafe a bad review comes down to the bad attitude and eye-rolling attitude that I received from the waitress. Another big shock for me was the lack of knowledge or should I say indifferent attitude that the waitress had when I asked about the items on the menu. The waitress didn't seem to be knowledgeable or have a real opinion on what was good to try. If you asked me, she even seemed to not care if she'd even had the opportunity to try the menu herself in order to give genuine food recommendations to guests. In will end my review with this advice to the staff at Wild Food Cafe: If you don't like your job, don't care to be nice to guests, and you cant's give positive input on your restaurant's menu, perhaps you shouldn't be working at Wild Food Cafe.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a casual dinner - food was great, service was quick & pleasant. Perhaps the menu could provide a bit more choice for even better experience

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 30 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review and feedback - we are releasing our Spring Menu very soon and having taken on some feedback similar to yours you can expect to see a larger variety of dishes. Whilst we do already serve a Tuesday to Friday Menu in addition to a Brunch menu and some additional Weekend Dishes we have strived to provide even more - we look forward to hearing what you think! Kind regards, Marcus

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OL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My other half and I have tried Wild Green burger, wabi-sabi kale salad as well as the creamy wild mushroom pizza. The matcha moss cheesecake was delicious. I've tried kombucha drink(ginger flavour) and it was nice and fresh. My partner had Chai Spice (hot drink) and really enjoyed it. The service was outstanding (better than some posh restaurants): the staff is smiley, professional and honest. The manager Katia made us feel like home: very professional, passionate about she does and a good person. We were very happy about our choice of restaurant! We'll definitely come back and rebook monthly a table there. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your amazing review. Coming back monthly - there's no better accolade than that! We look forward to seeing you again soon. I've shared your review amongst Katia and the team as well - everyone is so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves as much as you did. Kind regards, Marcus

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p
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food, great service.

The only negative point is; I have a severe allergy to some nuts and while the staff did confirm that my choices were free from these nuts, they did say that 'nuts are all over the kitchen'. From that moment I felt nervous about eating the food which made the experience less comfortable for me. Also when I received my food, I like the server to confirm that they are aware of my allergy (so I know the staff have shared the info with the kitchen) and this didn't happen. While I didn't experience any bad food reaction and I don't feel that I was put in an unsafe position BUT I feel like the staff could have done more to reassure me of this, I could die if I eat the nuts I am allergic to which makes me nervous when it's not taken seriously. I think the staff could have understood this more.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 30 March 2019

Hi Philippa, Thank you for your 5* review and feedback. I appreciate your concern, allergens are an extremely important aspect of eating out and we take them very seriously; rest assured, your server informed the manager on duty as well as the kitchen - your allergy should have been mentioned as your dish was brought to you though, I will follow that up. I am really sorry that you felt nervous - this was not our intention in any way whatsoever. Kind regards, Marcus

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PO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food in a nice space with friendly service - what more does one need😊

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Patrick, Love your review! Thank you for sharing and for recommending us to future guests. Kind regards, Marcus

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, good and nutritious food. Great tasting and well thought dishes and ingredients. Pricey menu but great value if you consider the quality of the ingredients.
Very pleasant and bubbly service in a light a well designed space

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for your comments and review - new dishes coming with the new season, we look forward to your feedback on them :) Kind regards, Marcus

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v
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious. Cant wait to go back. If you want to try vegan food do try this place.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Vicky, Thank you for your lovely review!! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Marcus

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SF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful, light airy, clean space. Delicious food and friendly waitress. It’s just a bit more on the pricey side to be a placed I’d be a regular at.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback! Really lovely to hear that you enjoyed the food so much and that our friendly team made an impression on you :) We have a new menu coming out soon, so do pop by. Kind regards, Marcus

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NN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab gluten free vegan food that's delicious too! Love the shots and the desserts too

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Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi Nicola, Thank you for your review and for recommending us to future guests, looking forward to your next visit - new menu with new dishes coming soon! Kind regards, Marcus

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CG
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The drinks are not very good but the food is indeed worth it! The decor is great too, quiet, bright and spacious with lots of indoor plants that makes it very agreeable.

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JS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous vegan food and drinks. A lovely airy restaurant with plenty of spaces between tables. Water comes as standard. The restaurant wasn't too busy and service was quick. The staff were knowledgeable. Main courses were good, the burger was great, but the desserts were stand out - we had rainbow cheesecake and raw chocolate tarts which were decadent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi Jill, I can't tell you how much it means to us here at Wild Food Cafe, Islington to receive such glowing feedback - we are overjoyed at how many of the points you hit on in your review. We work hard towards keeping this place in the best condition it can be and that the team are knowledgable to go alongside what we believe to be the best, most nourishing food ever! Can't wait for your next visit. Kind regards, Marcus

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