Wild Food Café, Islington

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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

Any Starter, Main & Arrival Wellness Shot for £22.50

Early Week Nourishment: Any Starter, Main & Arrival Wellness Shot for £22.50. Excludes sharing boards.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 4 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Wed 18:00-22:00

Pre-Theatre Special Two Courses £20

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

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 7 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 16:00-18:00

Any Pizza & Any Dessert for £20

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 6 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00

What 172 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bit crammed in the corner, flickering light above giving me a headache. The service was amazing, food was lovely .. bit pricey

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for the 4 star review! Really happy that you enjoyed the food and service! I hope you will come and see us again soon! Have a lovely evening, Beki

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JT
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always excellent and usually the service is too and it's a beautiful place. The service was slightly slow and it was slightly noisier than usual, hence the non 5* review for everything. There was a deal which we took advantage of so that brought the usually steep prices down. All in all a wonderful evening with good friends and food.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback, I will follow up about this with the team and make sure we get things back to the usual great standards! Hope to see you back soon! Have a lovely evening, Beki

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DW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They had no gluten free flour and a well being vegan place on a saturday found this ridiculous, my friend then never got his drink and food was taking ages. They did apologise and I was told they would email me offering me a free pizza on them next time, which I never received. Did use to like this place but not sure I'd go back.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great plant based food. Great service and a spacious clean restaurant.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Levent, Thank you for the 4* review and recommendation! Hope to see you back again soon! Have a great evening, Beki

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sorry to say we had a very average lunch. The food took almost an hour to arrive without any communication from the waiting staff and no apology for the wait upon delivery of our food. The meatball pizza was very good but the other dishes were very average and overpriced. A hot chocolate was £6! There was also no running water in the toilets when we were there. The atmosphere in the restaurant however was nice and the interior design very stylish.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great looking plant based menu. Friendly and helpful staff and an enjoyable meal. Meatball pizza was fantastic, wasn’t a huge fan of the other one though, but could just be me

HH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, extensive menu, delicious food, tasty cocktails. Smashing!

WS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic venue for healthy food. This is my second visit to the cafe. Both times I took a friend who needs to eat gluten and dairy free and who also has allergies to some foods. The staff are fantastic and looked after my friend, very well. We had a lovely meal. We choose the vegetarian tagliatelle and had a glass of orange wine each. We also had a portion of sweet potato to share with alio sauce. We will come back again to try the breakfast next time

On our first visit we had the salad which was superb. Do go

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really lovely brunch on a Sunday morning - avocado on toast and banana bread with raw nutella, all gluten free! The service was great and the food delicious.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks are fantastic and waitresses are lovely however the service is very slow. I would recommend but only when you want a very leisurely lunch, it took 2 hours for mains and deserts overall

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi Lorna, Thank you for your review and thank you for pointing out where we didn't deliver - this will be a high priority moving forward, to ensure that you have a 5* visit next time we welcome you into Wild Food Cafe. Kind regards, Marcus

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi Sunny, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal on your visit to Islington. If you would like to provide further feedback then do please email me as it's greatly important that our food is perfect each and every time we send it out. We look forward to seeing you again soon - we update our menu seasonally so do come and try something new. Kind regards, Marcus

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OG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi Olga, Thank you for your review - the Scallops of King Oyster are my favourite also! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Marcus

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi Lee, What a lovely review! It's always amazing to hear from a satisfied guest! Do come back again soon. Kind regards, Marcus

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review and constructive criticism - we will continue to work on our speed of service, do come back again soon. Kind regards, Marcus

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OT
Cheshire
16 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

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

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 31 October 2019

Hi, Thank you for your 5* review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! We strive to offer the best dishes possible to all diets so thank you for highlighting that :) Kind regards, Marcus

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback - great that you found the restaurant so aesthetically pleasing, we worked really hard on making it as welcoming as possible. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal with us and would love to hear more about it - it is so unusual to receive this sort of feedback as the burger is one of our most popular dishes and receives glowing reviews regularly. Kind regards, Marcus

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Jony, Thank you for your lovely review and most of all thank you for coming to visit - we look forward to welcoming you back to Wild Food Cafe, Islington again soon! We've just added a few new cocktails to the menu as well :) Kind regards, Marcus

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IK
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi Ivo, Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending us to future guests - looking forward to seeing you again soon. We have further upgraded our burgers with the option for a double burger available... do let us know what you think! Kind regards, Marcus

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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!

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback; if you could email me the specifics (time, date of your visit and your meals) of your visit I would love to look into it further for you and future guests. It is unusual to receive this sort of feedback so I am sure it was an isolated incident. Great that you loved your dessert and juice - do join us again soon and thanks again for your feedback. Kind regards, Marcus

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi Emily, Thank you for your feedback; we will most definitely be looking into the service times for your food - I am really sorry that we were not quick enough and that something was missing from your dish. Do let us know next time though as the team will be more than happy to fix this for you. Thank you for recommending us to future guests, we look forward to seeing you again soon when service times will be quicker. Kind regards, Marcus

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

Wild Food Café, Islington
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for your amazing review! We've just made a few winter changes so do some back again soon. Kind regards, Marcus

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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

A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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

L
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

YB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.