We taste tested Mildreds’ new all-vegan spring menu: Here’s what we thought

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  13th April 2022

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Following the launch of its 6th venue, we visited London's iconic vegan restaurant Mildreds to try its new spring menu


Since 1988, Mildreds has been serving innovative meat-free food to its London diners on the streets of Soho.

Mildreds’ mission was to serve good value food that was fresh and colourful.

Fast forward to 2022 and the once small cafe now has 6 sites across London, including its first concept restaurant in Borrow Market, Mallow.

This 100% plant-based restaurant brand specialises in local, seasonally produce and aims to reduce waste whenever possible.

Mildred’s iconic menu includes breakfast, brunch, and dinner, as well as a drool-worthy vegan dessert menu – just wait until you hear about the crème brûlèe!

To celebrate the launch of its new spring menu, our Digital Assistant, Molly, visited Mildreds’ new Covent Garden site to have a taste.

Image source: Vegan Food & Living

Image source: Vegan Food & Living


Mildreds all-vegan spring menu – reviewed

Before my visit, Mildreds had been on my radar for some time.

The bright and colourful plates would appear on my social media timeline and every time my urge to try their food grew.

As I am based in the South-West, I seldom visit London, however, following the launch of Mildreds’ new spring menu I knew that now was the time to go.

I dined at the chain’s latest site at Covent Garden, the shop front flooded St Martin’s Lane with warm peachy tones.

The cosy venue was filled with customers and delicious aromas.

Mildreds’ extensive menu showcases cuisines from around the globe, from Korea to Morocco.

Dishes include small plates, big plates, burgers, and sides. Believe me when I say we were spoilt for choice!

To start, we ordered Spinach gyoza with daikon pickle served with an orange & lime ponzu, as well as pea spinach & potato fritters and a mango pickle yoghurt.

Both dishes were so tasty and bursting with authentic flavours. My favourite was the spinach gyoza, they were so fresh and light, I could have easily eaten 2 plates more.

Next was our main, we ordered Turkish-inspired mercimek kofte, pea & pomegranate freekeh, dill tahini, and Korean kimchi fried rice, aka bokkeumbap, topped with crispy salt & pepper tofu and nori.

Again, both dishes were simply divine! The kofte had a crispy, but not oily, coating and was filled with delicious grains and pulses.

Although it was a hard choice, the kimchi fried rice was my favourite dish – the tofu was one of the best tofu I have ever eaten!

Mildreds vegan Créme Brûlée and Caramel Popcorn CheesecakeImage source: Vegan Food & Living

To finish, we ordered Mildreds’ vegan crème brûlèe, as well as a caramel cheesecake, blackberry coulis, and caramel popcorn.

The cheesecake was super sweet but the blackberry coulis was sharp and fresh which balanced the dish.

Moreover, the star of the show had to be the crème brûlèe!

The soft custard had flavours of vanilla running through and was topped with crunchy caramelised sugar and served with sharp wild blueberry and shortbread.

We really were fighting over who could get the biggest spoonful, it really was too good!

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Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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