Mildreds is an intimate vegetarian restaurant based on Lexington St in SOHO, where they make their food daily, on their premises. They are certainly not new to ever growing veggie clientele in London, having been in business since ’88. I can definitely see why they have thrived for so long. This was my first experience eating out in a solely vegetarian restaurant and I was well impressed.
For my starter, I went with the Gyoza dumplings with mirin and soy dipping sauce. These dumplings are a thing of absolute beauty. Finishing my first one, I thought to myself, I could get used to this no meat free thing, if the food I ate tasted this good! Seriously, if you ever find yourself in Mildreds, order this first thing and thank me later.
My mains was the Aubergine and chickpea tagine with apricot and almond cous cous and harissa rose petal yoghurt. Woah what a mouthful, and not just the title of the dish! This really got me more intrigued about vegetarian cuisine as it just tasted so flavorsome and filing. In fact I was getting pretty full half way through. Who says vegetarians only eat rabbit food?!
Mildreds. There is a reason why this place is always packed. Don’t just go here if you don’t eat meat, go even if you do! Nom.