Wild Food Café, Islington
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: May 21, 2019
Ends: June 28, 2019
Availability: Tue-Fri 11:30AM-5:00PM
Always my favourite go-to place for outings with friends. Great quality food with artful presentation, friendly and impeccable service and cosy ambiance. Love the kale chips, kale crackers and rainbow cake. And on top of all these, everything is gluten free and refined sugar free so I can enjoy eating out again.
Really nice ambience, good location and decor was very nice. Staff were friendly (who were attentive but not over bearing). Tables were quite close together but fortunately couple next to us weren’t too loud (and I hope we weren’t either) but that could be an issue for some people. However the Food was good - my main from the specials (buckwheat cake) was quite small and could have been a bit hotter but there was plenty of room for pudding (chocolate orange torte) which was yummy. Would go here again but personally slightly more pricey than I would normally pay (£30 without drinks) so good for an occasion.
Service was good. Food and drinks overpriced. A 33 can of beer was £6. Wouldn’t recommend it
Lovely venue to bring a friend who was visiting from France for her 40th birthday. The Set menu had only 1 starter available as the second option was off. No alternative was offered and I find that quite poor for a 12:30pm seating. Maybe reprinting the menu would have been better. The place was very quiet on a Tuesday lunch nonetheless we waited 40 minutes for our starters. Not a great start! The staff (waitress and manager) didn’t actually know what was on the plate or the name of the sauces. Our waitress had no idea how to poor wine but her charm and gentle approach covered it. They paid special attention to us after our long wait and the rest of the meal was ok. At £45 person for a set menu with wine and service it’s a little too expensive for what we got.
The pizza was okay but the cashew cheese sauce ruined it. Kimchi pancake was a good attempt. We waited about 5-7 minutes before we were even given a menu.
Beautiful fit out and staff were friendly and helpful. The food was disappointing and lacked flavour. Overall it was overpriced but would recommend to go for a drink.
Awful food, overpriced & waiting a long time. Awful service.
I always enjoy eating at Wildfood cafe. You can see & taste that the food is fresh and prepared with care.
It's a lovely place to go informally with friends or if you want something a little more date-like. It covers both easily.
I would like to see some rotating specials as after a couple visits we've eaten most of the menu (we tend to share dishes). But that's more so have excuses to go more regularly!
I am a NOT a vegetarian and didn’t enjoy my last vegetarian dinner but found the restaurant on Opentable when I was looking for a vegetarian restaurant to dine with a friend of mine visiting from Singapore.
The ambience is great, food is really really tasty with friendly staff. And I can’t believe I say this, ‘ I will find time to visit the place again’.
Everything was nice, but it took them a while to bring the food. Overall though, I really liked it!
Hi Claudia, Thank you for your visit, review and feedback - I am sorry to hear that there was a delay with your your food arriving. Kind regards, Marcus
We loved it! Great service, beautiful food in both taste, size and presentation, and stunning interiors. Will definitely be back!
Hi Felicity, Thank you for your fantastic review and for recommending us to future guests, we're looking forward to your next visit already - be it in Wild Food Cafe, Covent Garden or Islington! Kind regards, Marcus
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!
Hi Andrew, Thank you for your glowing review!! To address the value aspect of your visit, as I'm sure you are already aware we use as much organic produce as we can get a hold of, in addition to foraged items in Wales. This is an expensive way of operating but it is part of what we believe leaves our guests leaving the most nourished. Again, thank you for your review and support - see you again soon! Kind regards, Marcus
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?
Hi Marina, Thank you for your review and I do apologise that your daughter's birthday wasn't acknowledged, that is indeed why we ask if you are celebrating an occasion. I have mentioned to the team that we need to keep an extra special eye on these types of things as we want everyone to leave having had the best possible experience. Again, I am sorry that this one slipped through the net. Kind regards, Marcus
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!
Hi Chris, Thank you for your lovely review, I will be sure to pass your comments on to the team, do pop by again soon. Kind regards, Marcus
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
Hi Paolo, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your visit wasn't up to the usual 5* experience you have come to expect. I'll follow up with my team to ensure that we are responding appropriately - to give a little context as to the absence of the polenta dish, it's also on the brunch menu, as such, following a very busy afternoon we were not able to prep more, at the same time. We then transition to the dinner menu & stop brunch items to ensure we have a full menu. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
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 !!!
Excellent food and ambiance! Would love to come again!
Both main dishes were sloppy and a bit tasteless. Desert was lovely. Very expensive. Poor service
Hi Sophie, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave us your feedback - I am sorry that we didn't deliver on this occasion, if you wouldn't mind sending me an email with the details of your visitI would like to look into your experience to ensure that we are always delivering at the highest level. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
Hi Nasia, I am sorry to hear that the pizzas weren't to your taste; thank you for your feedback on both this and the team. Do come back for our desserts - our Rainbow Cheesecake could have a social media account of it's own it's so popular! Kind regards, Marcus
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.
Hi Gustav, Thank you for feedback, I am sorry about the wait on both your menu's and desserts - this is unusual for us and I can't apologise enough. Hope to see you again soon when I am sure you will receive our usual high level of service and hospitality. Kind regards, Marcus
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!
Hi Amber, Thank you for your visit and comments! So great to hear of our happy guests especially when you would recoemmend us to others - the greatest compliment you can pay us. Thank you very much! Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Marcus
Finally London has decent well priced non food truck restaurant.
Hi Ben, Thank you for your visit and comments! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, either in Covent Garden or Islington. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
Hi, Thank you for your feedback and for your measured review of your experience versus your previous visit. I can only say that it isn't indicative of the team on a Sunday night nor what we aim to deliver at any point in the week; this was a one-off and I am extremely sorry that it happened. Do please come back and I am sure you will recieve hospitality and service for which we are known for. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback - I've not had the table spacing mentioned nor the lighting previously, perhaps there was a bit of a problem with the lighting that evening, I'll follow this up to ensure the atmosphere is just right every evening, thank you for letting us know. Do come back and try our summer menu, due for launch in July! Kind regards, Marcus
The food and wine were OK but too expensive for what they were.
Hi Brendan, Thank you for your visit and feedback; we do our best to keep costs down but our food is made from as much organic produce as we can source - this is an expesnive way of operating but it is also how we believe we can leave our gusts feeling the most nourished. If there was something in specific you think we could have done better then do please send me an email as your feedback is important. Kind regards, Marcus
Beautifully presented food, wonderful colourful desserts, food flavouring average. Friendly staff, one a bit dozy. Lovely cocktails.
Hi Lottie, Thank you for your visit, review, feedback and for recommending us to future guests. We'll take it all on board and will continue pushing to be better everyday. Kind regards, Marcus
The food was pretentious and not really satisfying. The menu is limited and and 4 of the options are pizzas. Dessert was good.
Hi Johannes, Thank you for your feedback, it's important to know what our guests think as this is how we will improve; whilst I can assure you that our aim is to produce delicious food in the most environmentally friendly & nourishing way possible - no pretence intended. Simply as much organic produce as we can source, prepared to let the ingredients themselves sing. Our summer menu is launching soon, we will endeavour to highlight this with your feedback in mind. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
Hi, What a lovely review - thank you so much! Great to hear that you had such a great time with your mum, looking forward to seeing you again soon for some more healthy and organic, plant-based food! Kind regards, Marcus
Delicious food and excellent service. We loved our visit and wish to come back soon
Hi Maysa, Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending us to future guests, can't wait to see you again soon. Our summer menu will be launching in July! Knid regards, Marcus
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.
Hi, Thank you for your visit, review and feedback - I am sorry to hear that you didn't experience our usual high standard of service. I will look into this for you and ensure that we are able to give you as much joy through the experience with our team as you did with our tasty food! Kind regards, Marcus
Great service and staff but only go if you’re vegan.
Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback. It's really important to hear what our guests think so I would really appreciate it if you got in touch, for the attention of myself, with some more detail on your visit as we do have a large amuont of guests who don't follow a plant-based diet who absolutely love the food and how they feel afterwards; we use as much organic and wild produce as we can as we believe this is what leaves our guests feeling the most nourished. Kind regards, Marcus
Wondef setting; great staff and the food was filling and lovingly prepared. Pizza was a little salty.
Hi Fiona, Thank you for your review, recommending us to future guests and your feedback; I will keep an eye on the seasoning and pass your feedback on to our head chef. I belive this was a one off and as such just needs a bit of tweaking. Do come back, try another pizza and ask for me as it would be great to ensure you have experienced our pizzas at their greatest! Kind regards, Marcus
Pre Gig food, excellent service and food, drink and dessert was amazing. Highly recommend for vegans and non vegans alike
Hi Adrian, Thank you for your visit, review and feedback - fantastic to see that you had such a great time, I hope you enjoyed the gig! Cheers, Marcus
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.
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
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 :)
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
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!
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
Delicious as always! Love the place, the food, the ethics and overall approach!
Hi Kathrin, Thank you very much - for your visit and wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Marcus
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.
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
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