Mildred's

45 Lexington Street, Soho, London

Mildred's
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6/10 from 4 user reviews

Delightful, highly inspiring vegetarian menu

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Address:45 Lexington Street
Soho
London
W1F 9AN
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Vegetarian
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Piccadilly Circus
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:12:00 - 23:00
Tue:12:00 - 23:00
Wed:12:00 - 23:00
Thu:12:00 - 23:00
Fri:12:00 - 23:00
Sat:12:00 - 23:00
About: Mildreds serve a variety of Vegetarian dishes at their licensed restaurant. Catering for vegans is also provided.

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Great restaurants for Vegetarians
Mildred’s does vegetarian and vegan dishes, influenced by both Asian and European cuisine. With dishes like sweet potato and cashew nut curry, and amaretto baked peach and nectarine it’s little wonder it’s always packed to the rafters.

Eateries serving London's best gluten-free food
Mildreds does hearty vegetarian dishes, influenced by both Asian and European cuisine. Vegan and gluten-free options are helpfully marked on the menu, and with things like sweet potato and cashew nut curry, and amaretto baked peach and nectarine it’s little wonder it’s always packed to the rafters.



"Delightful, highly inspiring vegetarian menu"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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My vegetarian friends have clearly influenced my eating habits. Years of tailoring my cooking for them and dining out together have meant that I will frequently choose the veggie option, if only because I have learnt that wonderful concoctions can be created with vegetables alone, and I don’t mean attempting to re-create the taste or look of meat.

Mildreds is a fine example of the endless options available to vegetarians and vegans, and I would recommend a quick peruse of the menu for ideas to anyone stuck in a veggie-mince rut.

This cute little restaurant sits comfortably on Lexington Street where it manages to draw in the crowds of an evening. The décor is grown up and elegant and the waiters are helpful and chatty. Despite how busy they were on this particularly balmy Friday night, within five minutes we were avidly reading the menu which helpfully points out the vegan, wheat free and gluten free dishes.

We shared three starters (all £5.50 each) between the four of us: moreish gyoza dumplings with mirin sauce, hummus and babaganoush with chilli oil and chargrilled flatbread, and unusually large chargrilled marinated artichoke hearts with a delicious lemon aioli. The latter in particular was divine, the lemon aioli a treat for the palate.

The mains were equally interesting. The burger of the day (£7.90) was made with carrots and beans, accompanied by fruit relish and basil mayo, and served with rocket salad and the option of regular or sweet potato fries, which I would highly recommend if you’re a fan of this variety. The mixed mushroom, porcini and ale pie (£9.25) was extremely rich, perhaps a little less mushroom would have been better as the focus seemed to be on trying to get the taste as similar to a regular pie as possible rather than highlighting the delicate flavours of the porcini mushrooms within the pastry.

The triumphant dish however consisted of sausages made with sundried tomato, tarragon and kidney beans, with a side of celeriac mash, red cabbage and a red wine gravy (£9.25). These are possibly the best vegetarian sausages I have ever tried. Rather than emulate standard meat sausages they’ve given them a flavour of their own which fuses perfectly with the mash, cabbage and gravy. It was also a very filling – albeit healthy – meal, as heart-warming as traditional sausages and mash, but brought bang up to date.

The pudding menu was so appealing we made the mistake of ordering a dessert each despite already feeling abundantly fed, something I deeply regretted on my way home when I thought I would burst out of my skirt. What’s a girl to do however when you’re presented with delights such as orange panacotta with prunes, Armagnac and madeleines (£4.95). I find that quite often panacotta is served with a taste akin to milk curd or yoghurt, but Mildreds was rich without being overbearing, with just a little sweetness so as to blend in well with the accompanying fruit.

The fruit crumble with rhubarb (£4.95) was pleasant enough but average in comparison to the panacotta; however the tofu coconut cheesecake (£4.95) fared better. Tasting as good if not better than the real thing, the caramelised banana added a delicious touch to this adventurous dessert. The vegan chocolate and raspberry truffle torte (£4.95) was also very tasty; those sceptical of veganism would leave their prejudice behind after the first mouthful.

Delightful, so much in fact that the exquisiteness of certain dishes made others (despite also being very good) pale in comparison. Mildreds also has a takeaway operation and eat-in café a few doors down called Mrs Marengo’s which is next on my list of things to do.




Leila reviewed Mildred's on Tue 02 Jun 2009


The Latest User Reviews of Mildred's


User Rating: 9 / 10
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Colarris
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As you cannot book you have to wait for tables which can be a pain but it's worth the wait. The food and selection of dishes is amazing enough to turn even the more harden carnivores into veg loving foodies!

User Rating: 8 / 10
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I have often stopped in at Mildreds knowing that you cannot book, as they have a pretty good flow of trade and sometimes I've only wanted to stop for coffee. But their food is very good and as a vegetarian I can vouch for their originality to keep us veggies interested.

Sometimes the music is a touch too loud but the staff are so energetic and happy to be there and always seem to be in a good mood I can forgive them for needing their music at that volume, and it is afterall, pretty good music. The atmosphere is generally upbeat and friendly.

Once when I was being an annoying customer (asking to move tables and then changing my mind again) I wasn't made to feel like I was being difficult like I would have been in so many other soho establishments. I'd have been tutted and they'd have rolled their eyes at me and made jokes about my sexual preferences behind my back in so many other restaurants.

Plenty of natural light at the back of the restaurant too. If you're hungover then it'll be too bright and you'll need to sit near the front by the bar and order hair of the dog.

They're a really nice bunch in there and I enjoy using it as a meeting place for general soho activities whether it be pleasure or business. The food as I say is excellent and very good value and they know how to make decent coffee. Proper strong coffee not some cup of warm milk with a dash of coffee that needs a bedtime story as accompaniment.

User Rating: 2 / 10
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Robin2
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The food is fine even if not very imaginative but the problem with this restaurant is the staff, they are all very miserable and very very unfriendly! They ask for 12% for the service wich is not very fair considering how bad it is.

User Rating: 6 / 10
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Sue Plank
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The decor and atmosphere are pleasant. The menu choice is good and the food is great value, but the waiting staff are unfriendly, unsmiling, unhelpful and on one occasion Rude!

kerstin.kuhn
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Mildred's is a vegetarian restaurant that's suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. Their veggie burgers are without doubt the best in town! But the menu is restricted to the usual pasta, stir fry and falaffel options, so Mildred's is more of a lunch than dinner place. There is an impressive drinks list though including organic wines, spirits and beers.
The staff unfortunately isn't the friendliest at the best of times.

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